The pumpkins have arrived in Buda, hundreds and hundreds that were unloaded by a big crowd of volunteers. Visit the patch located at the corner of Main Street and Sequoyah and pick out the very best for your home. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Buda United Methodist Church.
The Buda Public Library is having another session to help people with their mobile devices, like phones, tablets, e-readers and such. The program, called Device Advice, will be Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. It’s a come and go event, so just drop in anytime with the two hours.
We recently received word that Judee Tuttle passed away last week in California. Tuttle lived in the Buda area for many years and also was employed by the Hays School District. Her son, Bobby Tuttle, who graduated from Hays in 1986, survives her.
Birthday wishes go out to Eden Jones, Leanna Holloway Johnson and Sylvia Rodriquez on Oct. 3; Bobby Shelton on Oct. 4.
The Onion Creek Senior Center and New Haven Assisted Living & Memory Care will sponsor a Health Fair on Friday, Oct. 10 at the senior center in Buda. The Health Fair will offer flu shots (remember to bring your Medicare card), vision and glaucoma screening, hearing exams and blood pressure checks along with other health related information. The Health Fair will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the senior center located at 420 Barton’s Crossing. The public is invited to attend.
Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center is also hosting Life Line Screening, the nations leading provider of preventive health screenings, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The screenings provided include an ultrasound of the heel, which is a first-rung osteoporosis risk test. This is an important test to take during October, a month dedicated to recognizing bone and joint disorders such as osteoporosis.
Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke, check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, Oct. 4, is Buda’s Clean Up day for city of Buda residents from 9 a.m. until noon. Items can be dropped off at the site located off Garison Road behind Buda City Park. No tires, batteries, oil, paint, toxins or Freon appliances will be accepted. Remember to bring your city utility bill or Texas driver’s license showing your Buda address.
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, many areas will participate in National Night Out; check your neighborhood to learn more about this event.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the shops on Main (Hays Free Press, Old Main Street Station, Little Bluebird and Red Door) suggest that you wear pink for “first Thursday” in downtown Buda on Oct. 2. Folks wearing pink will receive 20 percent off one item in the shops. See you in downtown Buda Thursday evening.