One and all invited to tree lightings on Friday

West Side residents are invited to two Christmas tree lightings on Dec. 1. The first will take place after the Austin parade, which starts at 5 p.m. at the 15th Police District. The other tree lighting – sponsored by Austin Coming Together and the 600 block of Lorel Block Club, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween in Austin

West Side residents are invited to a Halloween party in the 800 block of North Massasoit that starts at 4 p.m. Oct. 31. The free party – which will include hot dogs and candy – is sponsored by the Good Neighbors Campaign.