4 upcoming events this weekend, Oct. 21-23

Two upcoming events in Cedar Park and Leander are the Cedar Bark Festival in Cedar Park and Drug Take Back Day in both cities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of Cedar Bark Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of Cedar Bark Park.[/caption]

Oct. 22—Cedar Bark Festival

Guests may bring their dogs to the park. Donations for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter are encouraged and may include canned or grain-free pet food, bedding and blankets. Used toys, collars or leashes are not accepted. Proceeds benefit Friends of Cedar Bark Park. The event also features food concessions, vendors and entertainment. Noon-3 p.m. Free (to attend). Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarpark.gov/parks


Oct. 22—Drug Take Back Day

The Cedar Park and Leander Police Departments take part in the national prescription drug take-back day. The event allows citizens to get rid of expired, unused or unwanted medications, and the purpose of the program is to safety destroy medications. No syringes or epi-pens are accepted, but the departments can accept drugs such as prescription medications, over the counter medications and pet medications. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cedar Park Police Department, 911 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive, Leander. 512-260-4600 (Cedar Park). 512-528-2800 (Leander). www.cedarparktexas.gov, www.leandertx.gov/police


Here are some upcoming activities happening in the region:

Oct. 21-22 & 28-29 - Ghosts on the Square Tours

Join the Williamson Museum for a downtown Georgetown ghost tour as guides tell the stories of ghosts who have haunted local places for more than 100 years. Call ahead to reserve tickets as tours often sell out.
Times: 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Cost: $12 (members and students), $15 (general admission per person)
Location: Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown
Contact: 512-943-1670, www.williamsonmuseum.org


Oct. 22 - AustOberfest

The event celebrates Central Texas’ German heritage with German-style sausage, beer, a contest stage, bowling and live music. Admission includes unlimited German-style sausage and sides from some of the region’s most notable barbecue figures.
Times: 5-10 p.m. (sausage tastings), 5-11 p.m. (beer tastings)
Cost: $50
Location: Austin Saengerrunde, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin
Contact: 512-666-7464, www.austoberfest.com