Ride your bike for peace

The Austin peace ride will take place Sept. 19. Meet at the BUILD Chicago office at 5100 W. Harrison St. at 9 a.m.; the ride begins at 10 a.m. Water and light snacks will be provided. Bring your bike; a limited number of Divvy bikes will be available.

Complete the census today

With just one month left to participate in the 2020 Census, local officials are urging every West Side resident to get counted. You can respond online at my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020. Billions of dollars in federal and state aid is distributed based on the once-every-decade census.

Arts in Austin: Stop by Saturday

Feed your soul Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Austin Arts Council’s “mini art explosion” event. There will be free art kits. Children and adults welcome. It will be held at 316 N. Mayfield (near Mayfield and Fulton).

Food giveaway on Thursday

Austin residents can get free produce, dried goods and meat from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at the corner of Leamington and Kinzie. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The event is being organized by Austin Coming Together and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.