Saturday, Jan. 20
Learn the proper pruning technique
Colleen Dieter, founder of Red Wheelbarrow Plant Care, will teach proper tree-pruning techniques to guests in attendance. Pruning helps keep trees healthy. $30.
9-11 a.m. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin. 512-232-0100. www.wildflower.org
Play movie trivia at The Hive
Form a team and test your movie knowledge with trivia night at The Hive. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. $13.50 per team.
6-9 p.m. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-366-8120. www.hiveaustin.com
Mama Fu’s Asian House turns up the heat with chili-eating contest
Mama Fu's Asian House will host "Chilis for Charity" at The Grove in Southpark Meadows. Representatives from five local nonprofits—Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Pets Alive!, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin area and Austin Fire Foundation— will attempt to eat their way through increasingly spicy chili peppers to collect their share of a $25,000 prize. Free.
1-3 p.m. The Grove, 9500 S. I-35, Austin. 512-637-6772. www.chilisforcharity.com
Sunday, Jan. 21
Area nonprofit celebrates 5-year anniversary
This anniversary celebration is a time for friends and family to come together and experience the community that has been formed as a result of Power for Parkinson’s. The event is open to the public and includes dance performances by the PfP dance troupe, exercise demonstrations, dinner and live music. Free.
4-7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Austin, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin. 512-464-1277. www.powerforparkinsons.org
Preview cooking and gardening classes
Preview upcoming cooking and gardening classes to be held at the Sustainable Food Center. Information tables will be open and class instructors will be on site to answer questions and conduct demonstrations. Guests can enjoy a 15 percent discount on class registration during the event. Free.
1-4 p.m. Sustainable Food Center, 2921 E. 17th St., Bldg. C, Austin. 512-236-0074. www.sustainablefoodcenter.org