Latino group hosts vaccine event
El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue Drive, will host a COVID-19 vaccination event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
According to the nonprofit, public health data shows that while 34% of Austin’s population is Latino, COVID-19 hospitalizations among Latinos rose to 70% of the overall population in June.
The event will have 100 Pfizer vaccines available on a first-come, first-served basis. People are asked to text “Vaccine” to 737-234-3970 to indicate they plan to attend. People who get vaccinated will receive a $50 cash incentive per dose ($50 first dose and $50 when receiving the second dose).
For more information: 512-439-8900.
Courtesy of El Buen Samaritano
‘Learn to Fish’ on Saturday
Williamson County will host its annual Learn to Fish Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 County Road 175.
Children of all ages will be able to spend time learning fishing tips and techniques from local experts. All activities are in preparation for the day’s objective: to catch and release a fish. Angler hopefuls will be guided through learning stations that emphasize the use of basic tackle, appropriate bait selection, knot-tying, boat-casting, conservation ethics and general outdoor/water safety. Activities including backyard bass will also help participants hone their fishing skills.
Early arrivals are recommended. Fishing poles and tackle will be provided, so people are asked to leave personal gear at home. Loose, comfortable clothing, a hat or visor and shoes other than flip flops are recommended. Insect repellent and sunblock are also recommended.
The event is free. No registration is necessary, but people are asked to stop at the registration table to pick up materials.
For more information: 512-943-1920; wilco.org.
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Bee program offered Oct. 16
The Lost Pines Master Naturalists will present a program on native bees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Bastrop Botanical Gardens, 316 Old 71, Cedar Creek.
The group will create bee houses and discuss local native bees, their habitat and needs and reasons to care for them. Supplies will be provided on a limited basis. Masks are encouraged.
For more information: facebook.com/events/411703823628513.
Courtesy of Lost Pines Master Naturalists
Portrait event for adoption group
Jana Gross Photography will host an autumn portrait event benefiting Adoption Knowledge Affiliates on Saturday and Sunday and on Oct. 23 at Richard Moya Park, 10001 Burleson Road.
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates’ mission is to connect individuals, families and professionals in their adoption journey through lifelong education and support. With a donation of $99, people will receive a portrait session and an heirloom ornament. Print collections will be available.
To schedule a session: 512-537-0609.
For more information on Adoption Knowledge Affiliates: adoptionknowledge.org.
Courtesy of Jana Gross Photography