Group to give away
trees on Saturday
TreeFolks, an urban forestry nonprofit, is conducting a free tree giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Sustainable Food Centers Farmers’ Market on Sunset Valley, at 3200 Jones Road, as a part of its NeighborWoods program.
TreeFolks will give away 1,000 5-gallon free trees to Austin-area residents and Austin Energy recipients. Fruit, ornamental and large shade tree species will be available. There also will be live music, coffee, tacos and family-friendly activities.
NeighborWoods also offers free trees to community members through a registration form at treefolks.org/nw. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-443-5323.
takes place Saturday
The 16th annual Boo-Da Halloween will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Buda.
Festivities will include a pumpkin decorating contest, costume contests and a haunted maze.
For information: 512-523-1081; ci.buda.tx.us.
ACC hosts screening
of PBS documentary
Austin Community College is hosting the crew from the new PBS documentary “Roadtrip Nation: One Step Closer” for a free special screening during its fall national tour.
The event is from 1-3 p.m. Friday at ACC Highland Campus, ACCelerator, 6101 Highland Campus Drive.
The documentary follows three community college students who spent a year traveling cross-country exploring college and career paths. Participants will watch a screening of “One Step Closer,” hear roadies’ stories and interview Virginia Fraire, ACC vice president of student services, to learn about her journey to community college and her advice for success.
The event, sponsored by ACC, “Roadtrip Nation” and the ECMC Foundation, also includes interactive activities to encourage students to explore career pathways.
Space is limited. To register: bit.ly/2D2CJcI.
Dance on Friday night
for adults with disabilities
The city of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a dance for adults age 18 and older with disabilities from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.
The theme is “Haunted Mansion,” and costumes are encouraged.
Admission is $5 for participants and includes a meal. Advanced registration is recommended. Only cash or check will be taken at the door. There is no charge for family members or caregivers, and they must remain present at all times.
For information and to register: (512) 930-3596; parks.georgetown.org.
Group gives headsets
to 911 call-takers
Leadership San Marcos donated 25 headsets for telecommunications officers at the San Marcos Police Department.
The donation to San Marcos 911 provided 25 new headsets that telecommunication officers use to answer 911 for emergencies and administrative phone lines for non-emergency calls for the city, including emergency medical services and the San Marcos fire and police departments.
The Leadership San Marcos Class of 2019 hosted fundraisers to purchase the devices.
New program adopted
for residents' requests
The city of Taylor announced it is using a new citizen request management program that will allow residents to make requests for services using both desktop computers and mobile devices.
The program is more user-friendly and offers enhanced reporting features that were not available on the older system. The program enables efficient transfer of requests to the proper departments and automates status reporting and completion records, thus ensuring residents can get real-time status updates.
An easier way to use the program is to download the city of Taylor mobile app on iOS and Android devices. The mobile app has the Accela system built into it, so residents can report concerns on their own time, have a record of their request and help the city streamline the notification system.
Residents can also use the Accela program by going to the city's homepage at taylortx.gov.
offered for caretakers
Belmont Village Lakeway, at 107 Bella Montagna Circle, hosts a free support group for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Mondays of the month.
“This support group provides an opportunity for residents in our community to share their experiences and ways of coping with their loved ones current and future needs,” said group facilitator Michalyn Reibly.