14 events happening in September in the Northwest Austin area

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Sept. 7
Stargaze in a park with a professional astronomer

A professional astronomer from Stars and Science Austin helps stargazers spot planets and stars through a telescope at Bull Creek District Park. 8-10 p.m. Free (with suggested donation of $10 per person and $25 per family). 6701 Lakewood Drive. 512-333-4724. www.bullcreekfoundation.com

Sept. 8-Nov.17
Learn English and the citizenship process

Hope Presbyterian Church offers English as a Second Language classes and a course on the U.S. citizen application process. Child care is available, and registration is Sept. 5. Times vary. $10 (ESL class), $40 (citizenship class). 11512 Olson Drive. 512-258-9117. www.hopeaustin.org

Sept. 8
Assemble meal packages for families in need

National nonprofit Dream Dinners Foundation hosts a meal-packing event at Hill Country Bible Church with the goal of packaging 50,000 meals and raising over $16,000 for local families in need. Noon-
2 p.m. Free. 12124 N. RM 620. 512-401-2800. www.dreamdinnersfoundation.org

Sept. 8
Roller skate for a cause at Domain Northside

Shoppers can skate at a roller rink set up on the Domain Northside lawn. The event seeks to raise awareness for Austin Angels, a organization that provides support for children and caretakers in the Texas foster care system. 6-10 p.m. Free. 11700
Domain Blvd. www.domainnorthside.com

HAAM helps provide access to affordable healthcare for low-income musicians in Austin. (via Courtesy Andrew Bennet Photography)

Sept. 11
Celebrate local musicians on HAAM Day

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which provides affordable health care for working musicians, hosts live performances throughout town. Venues include Whole Foods Market at The Domain. Times vary. Free. Locations vary. 512-541-4226. www.myhaam.org/haam-day

Sept. 12-Nov. 14
Learn how a sheriff’s department works

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office hosts a three-month course for residents to learn about the criminal justice system. Participants must be 18 years or older and apply by Aug. 31. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 508 S. Rock St., Georgetown. 512-943-1300. www.wilco.org

Sept. 16
Support children’s charity at CASA Superhero Run

Don a costume and run a 5K or 1K at the IBM Broadmoor campus. Proceeds go to Court Appointed Special Advocates for children who have been abused. 7-10 a.m. $20-$40. 11501 Burnet Road. 512-459-2272. www.casasuperherorun.com

Sept. 22
Have a family-friendly movie night outdoors

Anderson Mill Limited District hosts a screening of Disney ‘s “Up” at Harper Park. The film begins at sunset, and moviegoers can snack on food from local food trucks and other vendors on-site. 7:45 p.m. Free. 11008-11098 Lake Creek Parkway. 512-258-4104. www.amld.org

Sept. 27-29
Hear from local, national politicians and authors

The Texas Tribune hosts the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival that features more than 60 sessions and 300 speakers, including John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi. Times vary. $50-$2,500. Throughout downtown
Austin. www.texastribune.org/festival

Sept. 29
Check out craft brews from North Austin

North Austin brewers, including Austin Beerworks, Adelbert’s Brewery and Circle Brewing Co., join other Texas craft brewers at Fiesta Gardens to showcase classic brews and new seasonal selections. 2-6:30 p.m. $15-$120. 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.
www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org

Library Events

September 11
Dual Language Spanish-English Storytime: All-ages storytime. 11 a.m. North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave.

September 13
Board Game Night: Adult-only game night. 7 p.m. Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Drive

September 18
Talk Time Hablemos Inglés: Practice conversational English. 1:30 p.m. Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane

September 27
Pajama Storytime: Hear stories and play games. 6 p.m. Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road

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Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Northwest Austin reporter. She is also responsible for citywide health care and entertainment coverage. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism in May 2017.
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