Hurricane Harvey relief fundraisers, Free Day of Yoga and more for Southwest Austinites to do over Labor Day Weekend

Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue throughout the weekend at businesses and restaurants across Southwest Austin. Locals can also enjoy other events in the area, such as the Sunset Valley Farmers’ Market or a free day of yoga.

Fri.-Mon., Sept.1-Sept. 4

Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts

A number of Austin restaurants and businesses including Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling and Veracruz All Natural are donating funds to area nonprofits assisting in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Monterey Oaks Branch of the First State Bank Central Texas will serve as a collection point for donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Items in immediate need include toiletries, water, blankets, pillows, baby food, pet food and supplies.

Fri., Sept. 1

Waves Chiropractic Waves Chiropractic will host an open house Sept. 1[/caption]

Waves Chiropractic open house

The new chiropractic business will host an open house celebration with complimentary chair massages, a spine exercise demonstration, food and beverages, door prizes and self-care items. Free.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Waves Chiropractic, 8116 Thomas Springs Road, Austin. www.waveschiropractic.com

Sat., Sept. 2.

Living Springs is debuting its newest documentary at a screening Sept. 2.[/caption]

Living Springs Documentary Series

Living Springs, in collaboration with Splash!, The Austin Parks Foundation and the Save Barton Creek Association, will debut its newest documentary titled “Wildlands," a film showcasing Austin’s water quality protection lands. Patrons are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Before or after the screening, guests can swim in Barton Springs. Free.

7:30 p.m. Barton Springs South Gate, 1076 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin. www.livingspringsaustin.org

Farmers Markets and Farm Stands The Sunset Valley Farmers' Market will be held Sat., Sept. 2.[/caption]

Sustainable Center Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley

The Sustainable Food Center's Sunset Valley Farmers' Market is returning after a brief hiatus last week. This week's offerings will include fresh organic fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Party Fowl Farm will have limited quantities of wildcrafted Mustang Grape Jelly and Beautyberry Jelly, in addition to duck eggs, eggplant, okra and amaranth. Knight Owls, the market's newest vendor, will offer made-from-scratch breads, croissants, jams and nut butters. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, Sunset Valley. http://sustainablefoodcenter.org/

Mon., Sept. 4

Local yoga studios and instructors will gather Sept. 4 to host a series of free yoga classes.[/caption]

Free Day of Yoga

Austin yoga teachers and studios will unite for the 19th year to bring local communities free yoga classes on Labor Day. Participants will have the opportunity to try yoga, meet instructors, and experience different styles of the practice for free at yoga and dance studios, hospitals, parks, churches, and fitness centers across the city. Free.

Various times. Various locations. www.freedayofyoga.com


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