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Here are just a few of the events taking place in South Austin this weekend:

Bug Night Out

Oct. 7

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers a one-night-only bug-sightseeing tour in the gardens on Friday. The center’s mercury light stations turn on to attract nighttime insects. Flashlights are recommended for the family-friendly event.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free (members and children age 4 and younger), $4 (children ages 5-17), $8 (seniors 65 years or older, students with student ID), $10 (adults). Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0100.

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 7-8

The zoo becomes illuminated and decorated for the Halloween occasion on Friday and Saturday. Attendees can wear a costume, bring a picnic to enjoy in the picnic grove, ride a haunted train, explore a haunted house and see zoo animals. Adult attendees wearing a costume may not wear a mask.

The event takes place Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. 6:30-9 p.m. $15 (includes a haunted train pass and unlimited haunted house visits). Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin. 512-288-1490.

Brodie Park CrossFit Visitors to Brodie Park CrossFit work out at the location on Brodie Lane.[/caption]

Sweat Out The Vote

Oct. 8

Brodie Park CrossFit hosts the voter registration drive and a free community workout on Saturday. Attendees can arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get ready to Sweat Out The Vote! The gym features CrossFit and other programs Monday through Friday.

9-11 a.m. Free. Brodie Park CrossFit, 9001 Brodie Lane, Ste. C-9, Austin.

Sheng Zhen Gong Sunday Practice

Oct. 9

This local class gives attendees the opportunity to practice the forms they have learned or are learning so that they can master them more quickly. Drop-ins are welcome, but all students must have studied at least one Sheng Zhen Gong form before attending this class.

6:15-7:15 p.m. $15. AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin.


NLand Surf Park opening

Oct. 7

Austin’s first inland surf park opens this Friday. The water-themed park, located east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on a 160-acre lot at 4836 E. Hwy. 71, Austin, was created by surfer Doug Coors, descendant of brewing company founder Adolph Coors.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 2-7 p.m. Mon. Costs vary. NLand Surf Park, 4836 E. Hwy. 71, Austin. 512-806-1900