Community news: Expect delays with bulk collection, street sweeping


The Court Appointed Special Advocates will host a superhero-themed run to raise funds at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Free seasonal flu vaccine will be offered around Williamson County in September and October.

The statues of the Mermaid March will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday at San Marcos Plaza Park.



Expect delays with bulk collection

Austin has sent 17 workers to help with the massive job of helping Houston scoop up and dispose of the tons of debris left by Hurricane Harvey.

The workers from Austin Resource Recovery, which runs the city’s garbage and recycling operations, left for Houston on Sunday and plan to stay there through the end of the month, if not longer. The convoy included cranes, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, front-end and rear loaders.

The temporary reassignment of those workers means that Austin will postpone its October bulk collection service. The city has also scaled back its street sweeping operations until the workers return.

“We are eager to help our neighbors clean up after the storm and help them get back to normal,” said Austin Resource Recovery interim director Sam Angoori. “We appreciate customers’ patience and understanding with temporary service delays.”

— American-Statesman staff


CASA hosts fundraising run

The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County, Williamson County and Central Texas will host a superhero-themed run to raise funds at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The race will be at Domain Central Park, 11100 Alterra Parkway, and will include a 5K, a kid’s 1K and a dance party. The kid’s 1K will include villains for the costumed runners to chase and an awards ceremony.

The cost is $40 for the 5K and $25 for the kid’s 1K.

For more information or to register:

— American-Statesman staff


Bowl for Dell Children’s

The Goodnight restaurant and entertainment center, at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, will hold a “Goodnight for Good” fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The event will include unlimited access to bowling, games, food and drinks with a donation at the door. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children.

— American-Statesman staff


Hospital NICU reunion Saturday

St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, on the campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, will host its eighth annual neonatal intensive care unit reunion for babies born and cared for in the facility’s NICU.

The reunion will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center, 12221 N. MoPac Boulevard, and will offer entertainment for families, including a trackless train, pony rides and a petting zoo.

The reunion allows nursing staff and doctors to reunite with the babies they cared for in the NICU.

— American-Statesman staff


Free flu shots offered

The Williamson County and Cities Health District will offer the seasonal flu vaccine for free at clinics and festivals around the county in September and October.

The flu shot will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail in Taylor; and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at St. Williams Catholic Church, 620 Round Rock West Drive in Round Rock.

Seven opportunities will be available in October. For a full list of times and dates, call 512-248-3252.

— American-Statesman staff


‘Force Awakens’ shown at park

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department and the Georgetown Public Library will screen “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at dusk Saturday.

The event will take place in San Gabriel Park on the soccer fields behind the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

Pre-show crafts and activities will start at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will start at sunset, around 7:45 p.m. Moviegoers may bring blankets, chairs and picnics.

For more information:

— American-Statesman staff



Church hosts annual bazaar

Grace Lutheran Church will host a community bazaar at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dr. George M. Jones Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1309, 557 Loop 230 North.

The bazaar will begin with a worship service on the grounds and include a barbecue lunch, a raffle, cake wheel, bounce house, silent auction, kids’ games and live auction. The cost for lunch is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information: 512-237-2108.

— American-Statesman staff



Mermaid statues unveiled

The statues of the Mermaid March will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday during the Mermaid Aqua Faire at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. C.M. Allen Parkway.

The San Marcos Arts Commission selected 10 artists this year to paint the first in a series of mermaid statues to be placed throughout San Marcos as part of the Mermaid March. The artists will be recognized at the event.

— American-Statesman staff

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