Puppies, plants and a podcast event: South Austin weekend events, Aug. 18-19

Enjoy Austin's annual Bollywood Day, take the children to a live podcast recording or bring the dog to an event with tasty treats for canines and their humans. Here is a look at local events and activities happening this weekend.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Austin Bollywood Day
The city of Austin, Agni The Dance Company and Agni Entertainment host Austin Bollywood Day—a festival that showcases South Asian culture, food, clothing, music and vendors. The festival will culminate in a record-breaking Bollywood dance attempt, where dancers and non-dancers alike participate in one massive dance number. 5-8:30 p.m. Free. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin. 512-344-2045. www.facebook.com/events/172091516739111/

Saturday, Aug. 18
Science podcast for children

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids offers a live podcast event for children, “The Surprising Story of Sea Stars’ Sticky Feet.” With help from a leading sea star scientist, interactive games and original music the hosts explain how simple questions and experiments can challenge what we think we know to be true. An opportunity to record a question for the podcast is available after the show. Event is 11 a.m.-noon. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event is free with admission—under 3 free; ages 3-18 $8.50, adults $10, seniors (65+) and military $8. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. 844-263-6405. www.sciencemill.org

Saturday, Aug. 18
Plant propagation class 

Stacie Primeaux teaches how to propagate—or multiply—plants with methods including growing seeds, root division and stem cuttings. Dividing plants and taking cuttings allows gardeners to greatly increase the number of plants to share, sell or plant in the landscape. 10 a.m. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-288-6113. www.naturalgardeneraustin.com

Sunday, Aug. 19
Bark to school event

Dr. O from Manchaca Village Veterinary Care talks to dog owners at Lofty Dog. The event includes treats for pets, clinic discounts and free servings of Amy's Ice Cream. Lofty Dog will open two hours early to host the event and will offer a 15 percent discount on all products in-store. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Lofty Dog, 1807 West Slaughter Lane, Ste. 325, Austin. 512-291-9232. https://manchacavet.com/about-us/news.html

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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