Friday in Rundberg area
The Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on Rundberg Lane between Cameron Road and the North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Lane.
Families are encouraged to trick or treat and enjoy activities and games on Rundberg Lane where business owners, schools and recreation centers will have their doors open to the community.
The Rundberg Education Advancement District puts this event on each year. READ’s goal is to empower parents, educators and schools to support the educational advancement of the youths in the Rundberg area and to create a vibrant, healthy corridor that will improve the quality of life.
festival for children
St. David’s Children’s Hospital will host its third annual Kids Fest and Safety Fair with the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the St. David’s North Austin Medical Center campus at 12221 N. MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1).
The free family event will include bike helmet giveaways and fittings, a bicycle safety course, safety information and demonstrations, games, prizes and food.
Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume and bring their bikes for a free safety check. Bikes will be available for children to borrow.
Fire prevention event
Saturday at library
Firewise Communities will host the “Wildfire in Central Texas: What You Can Do to Reduce the Risk to Your Home” presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road.
Presentations will be by Kelsey Davis, wildland urban interface specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service; and Chief Buddy Crain of the Ce-Bar Fire Department.
Information will be presented on wildfire causes and history in Central Texas, local response to a wildfire, a description of the Firewise program and information about landscaping and home construction.
fall rain barrel program
The city of Round Rock announced it is working with Round Rock Public Utilities on a fall rain barrel program.
Rain barrel pickup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Dell Diamond’s northeast parking lot, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The deadline to order a rain barrel is 11 p.m. Nov. 11. There is no limit on the number of barrels one can purchase.
Buyers do not have to be a city of Round Rock water customer to purchase the $72.50 barrels; however, direct city of Round Rock water customers may qualify for a rebate on the purchase of barrels from the water conservation program.
For information: rainwatersolutions.com/products/roundrock.
Open house Monday
on survey results
The city of Georgetown will host an open house meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, 101 E. Seventh St., to discuss the results from the city's historic resources survey and in the historic overlay districts.
The results of the city’s outreach efforts will be used to make decisions regarding what is working and any improvements that are needed for the development process related to historic properties.
For information: historic.georgetown.org.
Texas State group
hosts Story Festival
The Texas State University Student Reading Council will host its Fall Story Festival from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St.
The celebration is recommended for preschool-age children, and older children will enjoy crafts and face painting. Costumes are encouraged. Activities are free of charge.
This year’s festival will feature a musical performance of a classic Halloween story accompanied by live violin music at 11 a.m.
For information: 512-393-8200.
screened for free Sunday
Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will sponsor a free screening of “The Mark of War” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Austin Film Society, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road.
“The Mark of War” is a documentary feature film that combines archival footage with personal interviews from seven Vietnam veterans who discuss their lives from childhood through boot camp, combat, the culture wars at home and the return to civilian life.
A Q&A session with director Ricardo Ainslie will take place after the screening.
For information: 512-440-1991.