Sept. 27 through Oct. 31
Pick your own perfect pumpkin at Anderson Terrace
Wedding and special event venue Anderson Terrace returns with its pumpkin patch for the fall. Families are invited to take photos throughout the patch, and supplies are available to paint your pumpkin. Dogs are allowed.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $5 (admission). Anderson Terrace, 11505 Anderson Mill Road, Austin. 512-247-8978. www.bestpumpkinpatch.com
Buy organic veggies and herbs at fall plant sale
The Adelphi Acre Community Garden hosts its annual event selling certified organic vegetables and herbs for $3 from the Gabriel Valley Farms Nursery. Proceeds from the sale benefit the garden, which donates food to the Covenant United Methodist Church Food Bank.
9 a.m.-noon. Cash only. Southeast corner of Adelphi Lane and Amherst Drive. www.adelphiacre.org
Texas Stars take the ice
The Texas Stars, the minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, resume play at the H-E-B Center. After missing the playoffs last year, the Stars will look to return to the Calder Cup Playoffs in April. 7 p.m.
$28-$61. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-467-8277. www.texasstars.com
Prepare for college with free planning workshop
Spicewood Springs Branch Public Library hosts Dale Price for a free college-planning workshop. Families will learn to write essays, navigate financial aid and more.
6:30 p.m. Free. Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin. 512-974-3800. www.library.austintexas.gov
Explore Austin benefit
Austin Beerworks hosts a night to raise money for Explore Austin, a nonprofit mentor and leadership program. For every beer sold from 4-10 p.m., the brewery will donate $1 to Explore Austin. 4 p.m.
Free. Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin. 512-821-2494. www.austinbeerworks.com
Paw through a library book with therapy dogs
Certified Austin Dog Alliance is bringing dogs to the Milwood Branch Public Library for a special day of reading. Children are invited to come and read books to a team of trained therapy dogs.
4-5 p.m. Free. Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Drive, Austin. 512-974-9880. www.library.austintexas.gov
Oct. 11 through 13
Pair imported cheese with expertly curated wine options
Wine shop Utopian Shift hosts three days to taste wine pairings. Visitors can sample more than 10 wines and sample imported Gouda, syrah-soaked cheese and more.
4-7 p.m. (Oct. 11), 1-5 p.m. (Oct. 12-13). Free. Utopian Shift, 2521 Rutland Drive, Unit 600, Austin. www.utopianshift.com
Oct. 13 and Nov. 10
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church hosts speaker series
The church hosts two TED-style talks concerning immigration and border policy. Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch of the American Immigration Lawyers Association speaks Oct. 13, and Austin City Council Member Greg Casar speaks Nov. 10.
2-3 p.m. (both dates). Free. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin. 512-251-0698. www.staopen.org
Pet-Toberfest returns to The Domain for 2019. Bring your pets and enter in costume contests while you shop at pet-focused vendors. Rescue organizations will be on-site, and demonstrations from the Austin K9 Unit and Flyball are scheduled.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. 512-956-9000. www.pandfpet.shop
Oct. 25 through 26
Shop an open air market to support local scholarships
Nonprofit Balcones Country Club Women’s Association hosts Shop Market Days to benefit its scholarship fund for high school seniors in Round Rock ISD. Visitors can shop at more than 35 vendors selling jewelry, pottery, holiday gifts and more. The event features a pantry of homemade items, and shoppers may participate in auctions and raffles.
6-9:30 p.m. (Oct. 25), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 26). Free. Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Drive, Austin. http://www.bccwa.weebly.com
AREA HALLOWEEN EVENTS
SEPT. 27-NOV. 9 | House of Torment
SEPT. 28-OCT. 31 | Blue Starlite Haunted Drive-in
OCT. 18-31 | Fatal Fear Haunted House
OCT. 26 | Howl-O-Ween
OCT. 31 | Halloween Party
OCT. 31 | HorrorWeb’s Halloween Party