LuluFest, Family Splash Bash and more Southwest Austinites should know about this weekend June 2-4

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Fri., June 2

Family Splash Bash

The Manchaca United Methodist Church is kicking off summer with a Splash Bash as part of its Superhero Summer program. The event will feature two giant water slides, a slip ‘n slide, a kiddie pool, water balloons and Kona Ice. Food trucks will also be on site. The event is free and open to the public.

5:30- 8 p.m. Manchaca United Methodist Church, 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca. 512-282-7274. www.manchacaumc.org

Sat., June 3

LuluFest will feature a lineup of female-led bands and musicians. (via Courtesy LuluFest)

LuluFest Austin 2017

The focus of LuluFest, a women-led band festival featuring a broad spectrum of music, workshops and concerts, will be women bandleaders, both seasoned and up-and-coming, who have committed their lives to music. All-day festival passes are $50. Workshop and concert passes can be purchased separately at $30 for adults and $15 for students.

Noon-10 p.m. The Carriage House and Jones Auditorium in the Ragsdale Center at St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Ave., Austin. www.lulu-fest.com

District 8 Budget Town Hall

District 8 Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair will host a Budget Town Hall for anyone interested in learning about the city’s proposed budget. Troxclair is hoping to hear about District 8 resident priorities that she can then relay to her fellow council members. Lunch is provided. RSVP at alice.claiborne@austintexas.gov. The event is free and open to the public.

11 a.m. Austin Pizza Garden, 6266 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. https://www.facebook.com/EllenTroxclair/

Sat., June 3- Sun., June 4

2017 The Garden Club of Austin Annual Plant Show and Sale

In honor of the club’s 60th anniversary, how-to and teaching sessions will be offered on Saturday and Sunday every hour beginning at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Admission cost is $2 per person.

Plant sale: Sat.,10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Plant and flower show: Sat. noon-5 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-468- 9991. www.thegardenclubofaustin.org/

2017 Pond & Garden Tour

Tour water gardens throughout North Austin, Leander and Georgetown on Saturday and South Austin ponds on Sunday. A night pond in Cedar Park called “Aladdin and the Arabian Nights” is available for viewing Saturday night. The tour is self-guided. $20-$25. A map of the ponds are available on the Austin Pond Society website.

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 8-11 p.m, Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 512-288-5133. www.austinpondsociety.org

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