SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Community Pet Blessing – 10am-noon. In Honor of St. Francis Day join for a community pet blessing. Bring your leashed and/or caged pet, or a picture of your pet. Unity of Austin, Meditation Garden (off Monterey Oaks Blvd, near Small Middle School), 5501 W US Hwy 290. 512-892-3000. UnityChurchAustin.org.
Austin Metaphysical and Holistic Life Expo – Oct 6-7. 10am-6:30pm, Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. Their events are dedicated to education and community in a comfortable setting. Attendees will find a wonderful assortment of books, products and services, meet amazing teachers and make new friends! Free lectures with $8 admission. Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, 6000 Middlefiskville Rd. SpiritualLifeProductions.org.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Organic Veggie Gardening 101 – 10-11am. Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own food, but didn’t know where to start? Linda Wall will walk attendees through all the basics from soil prep, to raised beds, to planting in the right season. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd, Austin. 512-288-6113. NaturalGardenerAustin.com.
Calling in “The One” Group – 3-5pm. Group for women who are ready to release toxic relational dynamics and become truly available to give and receive love. Guided by a certified Calling in “The One” coach and includes eight in-person classes. $497. Brave New Love Coaching, Brave Becoming Wellness Center, 5514 W Beach Cir, Austin. Info: Noelle Davis 512-766-5329. TransformYourLoveLife.Eventbrite.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Organic Weed Control – 10am. Weed control is tough enough; learn the best organic techniques so you can be the most effective. Neil Schmidt will go over the types of weeds common in Central Texas landscapes and the organic strategies used to control them. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd, Austin. 512-288-6113. NaturalGardenerAustin.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
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Healing the Healers Retreat – Oct 10-12. A rejuvenating retreat for heart-centered health professionals in need of TLC. Put yourself first and join for a nourishing three-day, two-night journey of reconnection to yourself at a beautiful retreat space near Lake Travis. Eventbrite.com/e/healing-the-healers-retreat-tickets-47404714778
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An Evening of Emotional Harmony – 6:30-8pm. Heather Rider, The Energy Synergist, and Marsha Kaye, LAc, present an evening of acupuncture combined with energy work for the purpose of regaining emotional harmony. $72. 4210 Spicewood Springs Rd, Ste 201, Austin. Register: MailChi.mp/21f6cc270140/emotionalharmony.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
Annual Denver Trunk Show – 10am-7pm. Oct 12-15. We brought back minerals and gems from around the world. Shop your crystal wish list! Free. Nature’s Treasures, 4103 N Interstate 35. 512-472-5015. NTRocks.com.
Fertility Support Group – 7-8pm. A brief centering meditation followed by an open discussion about fertility in a supportive and confidential environment. $15. Sage Acupuncture, 8108 Mesa Dr, Austin. Preregistration required: 512-968-2605. SageAcupunctureAustin.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Native Texas Wildflowers, Lawns and Ornamental Grasses – 10-11am. George Cates will tell us just how to successfully prepare, plant and maintain our beautiful native wildflowers and grasses – and why it is important. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd, Austin. 512-288-6113. NaturalGardenerAustin.com.
Spiritual Journey Writers’ Workshop – 1-5pm. Explore your inner voice through spiritually centered personal writing focused on discovery, inner expansion and fun in a welcoming environment. $10 love offering. Unity of Austin, 5501 W US Hwy 290. 512-892-3000. UnityChurchAustin.org.
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Women Only Mindfulness Retreat– 10am-4pm. Join us for a day of mindfulness and empowerment at our hidden oasis and rediscover personal power. We will integrate meditation throughout the day, music, walk the labyrinth, walk in nature and we will work with horses in a deeply energetic way. South Wind Equestrian Center, 15214 Faubion Trail, Leander. 512-689-7793. www.southwindequestrian.com. Bit.ly/SWEC-WomensRetreat
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Living a Purposeful and Values-Driven Life – 2-5pm. Explore your purpose, reconnect with your values and create a plan to infuse truth into your life. $195. 5514 W Beach Cir, Austin. Jenna Opperman: 512-350-7019. Bit.ly/SWBCPurposeful.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Organic Insect Control – 10-11am. With Linda Wall. Learn to identify common garden pests and how to treat for them. The best approach to organic pest control is healthy happy plants through sound cultural practices and early detection and ID. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd, Austin. 512-288-6113. NaturalGardenerAustin.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Be Well Book Talk – 6:45-8pm. Join in community as we discuss this month’s book, The Three Questions: How to Discover & Master the Power Within You, by Don Miguel Ruiz. $12. Be Well Yoga House, 1906 W Koenig Ln, Austin. Info: Facebook: Be Well Book Talk or MeetUp. Be-Well-Austin.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Qi Revolution – Oct 20-22. This three-day event is designed to help unlock your healing power and create your best life. Teachings give you energy using the most effective breathing techniques, qigong and food-healing wisdom. $149. Denton Civic Center, 321 E McKinney St. QiRevolution.com.
Harvest Festival – 9am-4pm. Vendors, concessions, free games and Halloween fun house, pumpkin patch, silent auction, live music. Free. Cross Tracks Church, United Methodist Community, 101 Church St, Liberty Hill. Deanne Vance: 512-923-1754. CrossTracksChurchUMC.org.
Eternal Waters at Pet-toberfest – 10am-4pm. Eternal Waters Aquamation will be at Pet-toberfest Fest in The Domain (between Dillard’s and Dicks Sporting Goods). Come by to meet us and learn more about eco-friendly pet cremation. Eternal Waters Aquamation, 512-369-2913. EternalWatersAquamation.com.
Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival – 10am-5pm. More than 100 vendors, exhibitors and sellers of all things green and beautiful. Live music, rainwater tanks, green building and speakers throughout the day. Dripping Springs Ranch Park. RainwaterRevival.com.
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Monthly Spiritual Life Fair – 10am-5:30pm. This monthly Saturday fair is focused on presenting very special talents and products in a community dedicated to healing Body, Mind and Spirit as One. Nature’s Treasures, 4102 N Interstate 35, Austin. More info at Facebook.com/SpiritualLifeProductions.
Self-Care Saturday – 2-4pm. Young women are invited to explore self-love. Name and claim your unique gifts and receive energy healing from a professional energy healer. $47. Courtney Harris Coaching, 505-507-2552. More info/tickets here: https://mailchi.mp/0393496b35df/selfcaresaturday.
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Pet-toberfest – 8am-4pm. Beginning at 8am with a 1k dogtrot around the block, all 2-legged & 4-legged companions are invited to join in. Other events include a doggie costume contest, photo booths, multiple Yappy Hours, silent auction, and much, much more! Join us as we kick off another year of helping local dog rescue organizations. Phase 2 of the Domain (between Dillards and Dick’s Sporting Goods). More info: Phydeaux & Friends, 512-956-9000. Phydeauxandfriends.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
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Pure Action Yoga Research Conference – Oct 27-28. Expand your horizon and dive deep into the science of yoga. Scientists present cutting-edge research at the third annual PURE Action Yoga Research Conference. University of Texas at Austin, Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. PureAction.org/yrc2018.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Annual Aum Nation Expo – 10am-5:30pm. Fun, uplifting, magical day. Performers, shop artisan crafted items, wellness products and services. Free. Nature’s Treasures, 4103 N Interstate 35, Austin. 512-472-5015. NTRocks.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
World Stroke Health Fair – 4-6pm. Health screeners, live entertainment, guest speakers, healthy living vendors and stroke recovery. Free. Austin Speech Labs, The Exchange Park Bldg, 7800 Shoal Creek, Ste 136S. Info: Elle Kemp: 512-992-0575. AustinSpeechLabs.org.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Fall It’s My Park Day – 9am-1pm. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Volunteer registration and project registration: AustinParks.org/IMPD.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Movies in the Park: Selena – 6-10pm. Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation (APF) in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you free movies in parks all over Austin. AustinParks.org/movies.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
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Source & Synchronicities Course – Nov 10-11. Participants may access the Power of Source and the Power of Consciousness in 3 important life zones: healing, love and wealth. Preethaji, an enlightened sage and founder of O&O Academy, along with her faculty, will be teaching via webcast from India. Free Nov 9 Introductory Evening and Oneness Meditation, 7-9pm at Casa de Luz Auditorium, 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas, 1900 University Ave, Austin. More info, Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org. Register: ooacademyusa.org/course/source-synchronicities.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Discovering Your Inner Leader – 2-5pm. Explore your superstars and everyday warriors inside who embolden you toward joyful, decisive action. $195. Such Wild Becoming Coaching, 5514 W Beach Cir, Austin. Info: Jenna Opperman: 512-350-7019. Bit.ly/SWBC-InnerLeader.
Daily Practitioners – 11am-6pm. Daily in-store practitioners. For full practitioner and event calendar, visit website. Prices vary. Nature’s Treasures, 4103 N IH-35. Info: Folade Speaks: 472-5015. NTRocks.com/calendar.
Aura Video and Photography Readings – Noon-6pm. With their updated Aura Machine, see your chakra system and the colors of your aura. $15-$55. Nature’s Treasures, 4103 N IH-35, Austin. RSVP: 472-5015. NTRocks.com.
Donation-Based Yoga – 12:15-1:15pm & 1:30-2:30pm. Lunch break donation-based classes designed to help you finish your day feeling calm and focused. Increase mental clarity, meet new friends and elevate your mood! Support the youth programs of Amala Foundation. Sanctuary Yoga, 1006 S 8th St, Austin. 512-476-8884. SanctuaryYogaAustin.com.
Slow Flow Yoga – 4-5:15pm. A mindful, gentle flow linking breath and movement. Classes incorporate creative sequencing while utilizing sun salutations between poses. Intended for those who are looking for graceful movement and a breakdown of various postures. All levels are welcome. Sanctuary Yoga, 1006 S 8th St, Austin. 512-476-8884. SanctuaryYogaAustin.com.
Candlelit Restorative Yoga – 9:15-10:15pm. A gentle form of yoga that slowly eases the body into relaxation. Attendees use props to hold postures for extended periods of time, deepening into relaxation and allowing the physical and energetic bodies to heal, open, and reduce stress. Sanctuary Yoga, 1006 S 8th St, Austin. 512-476-8884. SanctuaryYogaAustin.com.
Mueller Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. A slice of farm-fresh heaven in East Austin, in a dreamy setting of Austin’s first airplane hangar in a charming waterfront park. Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport Blvd. TexasFarmersMarket.org/Mueller.
Unity Church Austin – 11am-12:15pm. Positive, practical, uplifting approach to living universal spiritual principles grounded in the inclusive teachings of Jesus Christ. Inspiring message, welcoming congregation, joyful youth ministry and soul-moving music. Free. Unity of Austin, 5501 W Hwy 290. Info: Rev Anna Shouse, PhD. 512-892-3000 ext 303. UnityChurchAustin.org.
Hope Farmers’ Market – 11am-3pm. Perfect if you missed out on the Saturday markets. Unique vendors include art, music and pet products. 412 Comal St, Austin. HopeFarmersMarket.org.
Real Love Meeting – 12:15-2:15pm. Learn how to take the simple and powerfully effective steps that lead to real love and happiness. Donation. Unity in the Heart of Austin, 2801 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Ste 110. Info: 415-9075.
Vegetarian Potluck Dinner – 6-7pm. 3rd Sun. Vegetarian (vegan friendly). Kids welcome. Meditation afterwards. Free. Yoga Meditation Group, 13740 Research Blvd, Bldg T, Ste 3, Austin. RSVP: Lisa: 774-4964. YogaMeditationGroup.org.
Insight Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8pm. At this Burmese monastery, instruction is given in vipassana insight meditation leading to nibbana (nirvana). Sitagu Buddha Vihara, 9001 Honeycomb Dr, Austin. 750-9963.
Community/Family Yoga – 7-8pm. A kid-friendly class that’s more than just yoga, with Carrie Ann Paulo. Donation. MORE Yoga, Oils and Mindful Living, 188 HWY-21 Bastrop. 512-766-4033. MoreYogaTexas.com.
Austin Organic Gardeners Club – 2nd Mon. 6:30pm (mingle); 7-9pm (meeting). Speakers vary each month. Free. Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. AustinOrganicGardeners.org.
Real Love Meeting – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the principles that lead to happiness and loving relationships; identify behaviors that don’t. Donation. Unity in the Heart of Austin, 2801 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Ste 110. Info: 415-9075.
The Heart of Recovery – 7-8pm. A weekly meditation and support group bringing together Buddhist practice and the 12-Steps. Open to all those interested in addiction recovery. Free. Austin Shambhala Center, 1702 S 5th St. Shambhala.org.
Austin Herb Society – 9:30am-noon. 1st Tues. Learn about propagation, culinary and medicinal uses of herbs. $5. Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd. AustinHerbSociety.org.
Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society – 7pm. 1st Tue. Get to know the orchids that thrive in our climate. Refreshments. Free. Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. Hotos.org.
Gentle Hatha Yoga – 7-8pm. With Carrie Ann Paulo, $10. MORE Yoga, Oils and Mindful Living, 188 HWY-21 Bastrop. 512-766-4033. MoreYogaTexas.com.
Thinkery Community Night – 4-8pm. Families welcome to discover new ideas and learn together; enjoy the exhibits and educational programs. Donation. 1830 Simond Ave, Austin. 469-6200.
Mueller Farmers’ Market – 5-8pm. A slice of farm-fresh heaven in East Austin, in a dreamy setting of Austin’s first airplane hangar in a charming waterfront park. Browning Hangar, 4209 Airport Blvd. TexasFarmersMarket.org/mueller
Ecstatic Soul Sessions – 7:30-9:30pm. Sacred space, family-friendly, community building – through play, prayer and body/mind/soul practice. $12. Rattletree School of Marimba, 2401 Thornton Rd, Austin. Info: Facebook.com/EcstaticSoulSessions.
Community Wellness Hour – 12:45-1:45pm. Free NADA acupuncture, group support, mindfulness exercises and more. AOMA, 4701 Westgate Blvd, Rm E4, Austin. Info: Stephanee Owenby: 492-3076. AOMA.edu.
Environmental Talk Radio – 1-2pm. Shades of Green is a weekly talk radio program featuring personal profiles, information and events. KOOP 91.7FM. ShadesOfGreenMedia.com.
Yin-Inspired Yoga – 7-8pm. Yin-inspired end-of-the-week decompression session with Carrie Ann Paulo, $10. MORE Yoga, Oils and Mindful Living, 188 HWY-21 Bastrop. 512-766-4033. MoreYogaTexas.com.
Deep Peace Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Experience the deeply peaceful effects of yoga meditation. No mat needed. Free. Yoga Meditation Group, 13740 Research Blvd, Bldg T, Ste 3, Austin. RSVP: Lisa: 774-4964. YogaMeditationGroup.org.
Meditation and Oneness Blessing – 7:30-9pm. The Oneness Blessing is sacred energy that leads to higher states of consciousness. Donation. Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin. AustinOneness.com.
Self-Care Group – 12-12:45pm. We will explore mindfulness, creative movement, guided meditation, and other directives to end your week on a peaceful, joyful note. Austin Dance Therapy, 501 Studios, 501 North IH35, Suite 112, Austin. More info: Laurel Crawford, 512-790-3771.
Complimentary Community Qigong – 8-9am. Weekly class hosted by Stonegate Wellness Schedule changes monthly; call for schedule. 3534 Bee Caves Rd, Ste 101, Austin. Info: 673-0617.
Barton Creek Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Lots of vendors, easy parking and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and different meats from local farms and ranches. Barton Creek Square Mall, 1000 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin. BartonCreekFarmersMarket.org.
Lakeline Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Rain or shine, they’re always celebrating their weekly, open-air market with fresh foods, live music, kids’ entertainment, specialty events, festivals, a café for breakfast or lunch and a great community vibe. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Austin. Facebook.com/CedarParkFM.
SFC Farmers’ Market: Downtown – 9am-1pm. Centrally located, a great selection of vendors and lots of options for breakfast as you shop. 422 Guadalupe St, Austin. SFCFarmersMarket.org.
SFC Farmers’ Market: Sunset Valley – 9am-1pm. Hundreds of loyal customers come to this south Austin market every week, where some farmers have been stationed for more than 12 years. Toney Burger Activity Center and Stadium, 3200 Jones Rd. SFCFarmersMarket.org.
Market Days – Thru Nov. 9am-4pm. 2nd Sat. Visit booths that showcase arts and crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, wood crafts, iron works, festive foods, collectibles and stained glass, while enjoying live music throughout the day from local musicians. Corner of 8th & Main, Georgetown. DowntownGeorgetownAssociationTX.org
3-Set Saturday – 3rd Sat. 12:15-2:15pm. Spice up your practice with this fun and challenging class. Bring mat towel and water. PURE Yoga, 507 Pressler St, Ste 100. PureYogaTexas.com.