16 events to do in the Northwest Austin area through October



September


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





Sept. 28


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






October


Oct. 4


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





Oct. 10


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






Oct. 10


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





Oct. 11


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






Oct. 19


Pet-toberfest


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


www.houseoftorment.com





SEPT. 28-OCT. 31 | Blue Starlite Haunted Drive-in


www.bluestarlite





OCT. 18-31 | Fatal Fear Haunted House


www.fatalfearhauntedhouse.com





OCT. 26 | Howl-O-Ween


www.byodcities.com





OCT. 31 | Halloween Party


http://www.library.austintexas.gov





OCT. 31 | HorrorWeb’s Halloween Party


http://www.4thtap.coop


By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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