EAST AUSTIN

Givens Park meeting

set for Tuesday night

The city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on the master plan for Givens District Park.

The meeting will be at the Givens District Park Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th St., and will include preliminary visual concepts that have been developed through technical studies and community input.

The Parks and Recreation Department hosted two community meetings in July where representatives shared background information on the project, presented an overview of park amenities and infrastructure and collected input from attendees on their needs and priorities for the park.

For more information: austintexas.gov/GivensParkMP.

 

SOUTH AUSTIN

Fundraiser on Tuesday

for Interfaith Action

Interfaith Action of Central Texas will host its fall fundraiser, A Night Under One Sky, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road.

The event will include a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a program and a dinner. Community leaders Rabbi Neil Blumofe and the Rev. Daryl Horton will reflect on the impact of their recent visits to the Holocaust Museum and Civil Rights monuments.

The event will raise funds for the organization’s community service programs, including Hands on Housing, which repairs the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and the Red Bench dialogue program, which encourages important conversations among people from diverse backgrounds.

 

SAN MARCOS

Arts Commission

hosts award ceremony

The San Marcos Arts Commission will host the annual SMarts Advocacy Awards ceremony from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St. Light refreshments will be served, and remarks and awards will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The four recipients this year represent the performing, cultural and visual arts. The San Marcos Performing Arts Association, Carlos Molina, The Price Center and Kevin Huffaker will be honored at the ceremony.

 

ROUND ROCK

Hospice Austin hosts

informational event

Hospice Austin will host an informational seminar titled “Giving Instructions for Tomorrow” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.

Hospice Austin will discuss decisions that should be made about the end of an individual’s life, such as identifying preferences if unable to speak or make decisions, medical power of attorney, discussing wishes with loved ones and medical providers and completing advance directives.

To register, visit roundrocktexas.gov.

 

SAN MARCOS

Main Street program

seeking public votes

The San Marcos Main Street program is seeking votes from residents to win a $150,000 Partners in Preservation grant to help preserve the First Baptist Church, 219 Martin Luther King Drive.

The Landmark of Hope project is one of 20 finalists selected from across the country to participate in the campaign, and is the only project chosen in Texas.

Voting is open through Oct. 26 at voteyourmainstreet.org/sanmarcos, and each user is allocated five votes per day. The 10 projects with the greatest number of votes at the end of the voting period will receive $150,000 in grant funding.

If selected for the grant, work at the First Baptist Church will begin by July 1, 2019, and be completed by June 30, 2020. The project would provide infrastructure to straighten the structure and to provide protection from weather damage. Costs and labor would cover structural shoring, framing and materials.

 

GEORGETOWN

Republican Women

host luncheon Oct. 17

The Georgetown Area Republican Women will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Berry Creek Country Club, 30500 Berry Creek Drive.

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, will give a congressional update, and Republican National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell will speak on the midterm elections.

The cost is $18 per person, and reservations are required by Thursday by emailing garwpac@yahoo.com.

 

TAYLOR

Crops Conference

takes place Oct. 16

Registration is open for the Williamson County Crops Conference that will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2201 Fourth St.

Conference topics will include weed control in cotton, drift management, timing of practices, rotation issues, nitrogen and protein in wheat and integrated pest management.

The cost is $15 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register: 512-943-3300; williamson.agrilife.org.

 

American-Statesman staff