Check out these Veterans Day events in Central Texas

Veterans Band members play music duirng the Veterans Day ceremony at Sherrill Park on Sunday morning. from left: Dan Carranza; Frank De Los Santos; Alex Muro. 6/22/2015
Veterans Band members play music duirng the Veterans Day ceremony at Sherrill Park on Sunday morning. from left: Dan Carranza; Frank De Los Santos; Alex Muro. 6/22/2015

Austin Veterans Day Parade, Congress Avenue to the Texas State Capitol. Free. 9:30 a.m., Nov. 11.

Georgetown Veterans Day CeremonyGeorgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza. Free. 11 a.m., Nov. 11.

Pflugerville Veterans DayPfluger Park. Free. 11 a.m., Nov. 11.

Round Rock Veterans Day CeremonyVeterans Park. 11 a.m., Nov. 11.

American flag exhibit at the Bullock Museum. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Free for members, admission is $9 for children, $11 for military and $13 for adults. On view at the museum through Jan. 16, 2017. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Veterans bowl freeMain Event. Free. From open to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Close Assault 1944 film screening. Texas Military Forces Museum. Free. Showings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 12-13.

Veterans Day benefit with Kevin WelchThe Saxon Pub. $10. 9 p.m., Nov. 11.

The Traveling Wall exhibit. Pfennig Park, Pflugerville. On view from Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. 

Veterans Day happy hour benefiting Merivis FoundationBlackfinn Ameripub. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 11.

Veterans Day celebrationSerranos Southpark Meadows. Free meal up to $12 starting at 11 a.m., Nov. 11.

 

Austin weather finally, maybe, feels like fall: Get outside and enjoy it

It finally feels a little like fall out there — or close! No temps past 80 in the current forecast — and  we have ideas for getting out there and enjoying this less sweaty weather:

With multiple corn mazes, a lifeguard sits high above the corn to make sure attendees are safe. FRAN HUNTER/ FOR BASTROP ADVERTISER OCT. 23, 2016
With multiple corn mazes, a lifeguard sits high above the corn to make sure attendees are safe.
FRAN HUNTER/ FOR BASTROP ADVERTISER
OCT. 23, 2016

Two of the year’s last big festivals are this weekend: Sound on Sound Fest commences at 1 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade. Read our Renaissance-themed preview and check out our band picks. We’ll have live reports all weekend in the Austin Music Source blog.

The Texas Book Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds. We have previews and picks.

More ways to get outside this weekend:

Sweet Berry Farm fall fun. The Texas-shaped hay maze and smaller candy corn hay maze are open through Nov. 6. You can also find hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a train and more. Priced per event. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com.

Austin Nature & Science Center. Fall Festival. Meet Texas wildlife, see a planetarium, learn how to leave no trace and more. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov Watch our video guide to the center. 

Barton Hill Farms fall festival. Find a lot to do including the maze in the shape of Lonesome Dove, live music, pumpkin painting, train rides and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 13. $11 adults, $8 3-10 years old, free for children 2 and younger. $1 off online. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Nicole Villalpando has more family weekend events in her Raising Austin blog.

Park yourself at one of Austin’s many parks: Check out this guide to some of the area’s best.  (It was written for the spring, but all but the swimming should still apply.)

Commune with nature: Here’s a 2014 roundup of some of the lesser-known places to camp around the area. You might be able to get day-of reservations, or start planning now for future great-weather weekends.

Get moving outdoors: Swim at Big Stacy Pool, bird watch at Reimers Ranch, or walk your dog on the Turkey Creek Trail? Pam LeBlanc has those and other ideas on a list she put together for last year’s holiday season.