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Frank Lloyd Wright Races – Registration is now open for the 40th annual Frank Lloyd Wright Races set for Oct. 23. This year’s event will feature a 5 kilometer run and walk, 10 kilometer run and walk and a youth mile. Visit for more information.

Campfire cooking workshop – Learn the basics of cooking over a campfire, discover new recipes and sample a fireside feast from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat., July 23, at the new Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center, by Forest Avenue, just north of Lake Street. Pre-registration at is required for this free program.

Park-to-park bike ride – Explore the community’s parks by bicycle, beginning at 9:45 a.m., Sun., July 24 in Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave. Finish the ride about noon back at Austin Gardens for a tour of the new Environmental Education Center. Pre-registration is available at, but drop-ins are welcome.

Summer concerts – Music in Scoville Park, Lake Street at Oak Park Avenue, continues on Sunday evenings, beginning at 5:30 p.m. through August 7. Here’s the schedule:

  • July 3 – Wood Street Bloodhounds (bluegrass)
  • July 10 – One Family Band (acoustic)
  • July 17 – Deja Blue (blues)
  • July 24 – The Replays (classic rock)
  • July 31 – Saturday June Band (rock
  • August 7 – Teen Battle of the Bands winner

Movies in the Park – Enjoy free movies in Scoville Park, Lake Street at Oak Park Avenue. Movies begin at dusk. Here’s the schedule:

  • July 14: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • Aug. 18: The Good Dinosaur
  • Sept. 17: Zootopia