Happy hour, guided meditation and more: South Austin weekend events, Sept. 7-9

A happy hour at Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. is one of several South Austin events this weekend, Sept. 7-9.

A happy hour at Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. is one of several South Austin events this weekend, Sept. 7-9.

It's almost the weekend. Here are a few events to check out in the South Austin area.

Sept. 7
Happy hour to support clean water projects
Enjoy brews from Thirsty Planet and browse pop-up shops from local companies while learning about local nonprofit Well Aware's clean water projects in East Africa. 6-9 p.m. Free. Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, 8201 South Congress Ave., Austin. 512-200-7312. www.facebook.com/thirstyplanetbrewing

Sept. 8
Fall gardening class
Master Gardener Patty Leander shares recommended fall vegetable varieties—broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas and more—planting dates and organic pest control tips. 10 a.m.-noon. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-477-8672. www.zilkergarden.org

Sept. 8
Meditation to address chronic illness
Dr. Zuniga, a licensed psychologist, certified in mindfulness and wellness, provides a mindfulness-based stress reduction seminar. The session is designed for patients, caregivers, family and friends affected by neuropathy. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-553-9130. www.neuropathyalliancetx.org

Sept. 8
Sibling tour at St. David’s
A sibling class for children aged 3-10 years is available to expectant families. This class includes a tour of the postpartum unit, discussion of new babies, video on sibling rivalry, and demonstration and practice of diapering and holding a baby. Pre-registration is required. 9-10 a.m. $15 for one child, $20 for two or more children. St. David's South Austin Medical Center - Main Lobby, 901 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin. 512-544-4226. www.stdavids.com/calendar

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.