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





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