EAST AUSTIN

Meeting set for Wednesday

on Walter E. Long Park plan

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the third community meeting for the Walter E. Long Park Master Plan from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Decker Middle School, 8104 Decker Lane.

All are encouraged to participate in the third family-friendly event to provide feedback on the future of Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. Additional concepts were created based on community feedback from the previous meetings, and community members are encouraged to comment on the concepts.

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park is west of Texas 130 and is accessed via Blue Bluff Road. Some of the facilities in the park include hike and bike trails, picnic areas, volleyball courts, boat ramps and fishing piers. A skeet shooting range and model airplane area are also operated by organizations within the park.

For information: bit.ly/2G7PxMH.

 

AUSTIN

Lenders group wins

Green Cup Challenge

The city of Austin recently hosted the annual Green Cup Challenge to celebrate October’s recognition as Climate Change Awareness Month.

Business and Community Lenders of Texas won the challenge this year for its first time.

The challenge encourages members of the city’s Green Business Leaders program to compete and track the impact of their sustainability actions. Austin Green Business Leaders participating in the challenge were able to avoid 8,400 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions; save almost 35,000 gallons of water; and divert nearly 1,000 pounds of waste from landfills this year.

 

GEORGETOWN SCHOOLS

50 Fellas Foodfest

supports district students

The Georgetown school district's Education Foundation will host its third annual 50 Fellas Foodfest at 6 p.m. Saturday at the ACS Avionics Hangar at the Georgetown Municipal Airport, 600 S. Hangar Drive, to support students in the district.

Nearly 50 teams will showcase their culinary talent with appetizers, entrees and desserts. Entries will be sampled and judged by guests with awards given by popular vote.

Tickets are $50 each and include tastings from each team, plus complimentary beer, wine, tea and water. Funds support innovative teaching grants and the district’s SeaPerch underwater robotics program.

For more: gisdedfound.org/50-fellas-food-fest.

 

SAN MARCOS

Open house Wednesday

for Small Area Plan Program

The city of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department will host an open house introducing the city’s Small Area Plan Program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St.

The open house will give residents an opportunity to review the draft program and provide input. The presentation will be given at 6 and 7 p.m., and planning staff and consultants will be available to answer questions and discuss the program.

The Small Area Plan Program is designed to empower and assist residents and community groups in planning for growth in the community. Residents may also share their input by taking a survey available at sanmarcostx.gov/smallareaplan. The survey is open until Oct. 31.

For information: agillfillan@sanmarcostx.gov.

 

CEDAR PARK

Wear costume to library's

'Fable Fest' on Saturday

The Cedar Park Public Library will host Fable Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.

Attendees can celebrate storytelling and imagination with treats, games, inflatables, food trailers, demonstrations, a petting zoo, blacksmith and jousting. Proceeds benefit the library.

For information: cedarparkbooks.org/fable-fest. Costumes encouraged.

 

VETERANS' BIRTHDAYS

World War II and Korean war veteran Howard Dugas of Lockhart turned 93 on Thursday.

World War II veteran John E. Price of Georgetown turned 95 on Thursday.

World War II veteran George C. Carruthers of San Marcos turned 95 on Friday.

We print birthdays for World War II veterans from Central Texas on Sundays as space allows. Email the name, birth date and current hometown to communitynews@statesman.com.