With the holidays just around the corner, it’s not all that surprising people already are in the giving spirit. Here are just a few ways to become involved in our neighborhood, help others or simply just enjoy your weekend.

Starting this Friday, the Salvation Army Angel Tree will be stationed at NorthPark Center. Choose an angel from one of the tree’s branches, purchase gifts requested on their wish lists and drop off the presents by Dec. 8 for the Salvation Army to deliver them in time for Christmas. Learn more about this longtime tradition here.

NorthPark Center also has teamed up with The Family Place for the Partners Card event that ends on Sunday. Proceeds from the Partners Card, which costs $70 and gives a 20-percent discount at select retailers, benefit the Preston Hollow organization known for providing safe housing and counseling to victims of family violence. Get all the details here.

On Saturday, Kramer Elementary’s Fall Carnival offers games, concessions and prizes from 2-6 p.m. Proceeds from the PTA’s largest annual fundraiser contribute to resources and trips for students.

The stage at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse: Photo by Kim Leeson

The stage at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse: Photo by Kim Leeson

Spend your Friday evening at Uncle Calvin’s, where winners of the 2016 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition will serenade attendees. Songwriters Addie Brownlee, Rachel Laven, Ben de la Cour, Emily Scott Robinson, Joe Shields and Justin Farren all are part of the evening’s lineup. Learn more about the event here.

If you’re ready to brave the heat and spend some time outdoors, you also can traverse trails surrounding the George W. Bush Presidential Center this Saturday during the Fall Native Texas Park Tours. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available here.


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