Paint Austin pink on Oct. 1

Austin has one of the highest rates of breast cancer mortality in the city. The Loretto Hosptial and its foundation are working to reduce the number of women who die from this disease. Join others on the West Side from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 for the annual kick-off reception.

Austin farmers markets wrapping up for the year

Stop at any one of the four Austin locations before they close for the year. The final date for Columbus Park is Sept. 11; for LaFollette Park its Sept. 12; and for the Austin City Market its Sept. 13. The PCC Austin Farm Stand continues until Oct. 16.

PCC Austin Farm holds open house today

In celebration of National Health Center week, Austin residents are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at 330 N. Lotus Ave. There will be fresh produce for sale and hands-on gardening activities, and 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts will be honored.

Loretto board names new president and CEO

George N. Miller Jr. is the first African American to lead the West Side hospital. He is the former CEO and president of CommUnityCare Health Centers in Texas. Miller replaces Dr. Sonia Mehta, who had run the Austin hospital since 2012.