September kicks off with a celebration at Four Bullets Brewery in honor of the first day of legal beer-to-go sales in Texas. Here is what else is happening over the next few weeks.
Motorcycle ride gives back to special Olympics
This event is part of the city of Richardson’s Corporate Challenge, which raises money for the Special Olympics of Texas. This year’s motorcycle ride starts and ends at CityLine. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee, doughnuts and live music. The ride begins at 9:30 a.m. with festivities to follow at 11:30 a.m. Each paid participant receives a voucher for lunch at Good Union BBQ, Char’d or Tricky Fish. $25 (per rider), $10 (per passenger). CityLine Plaza, 1251 State St., Richardson. www.cor.net/greatride
Brewery celebrates new beer-to-go law
A new law that allows craft breweries to sell beer to-go goes into effect Sept. 1. In honor of the law, Four Bullets Brewery is opening on Sunday to offer discounted $3 pints, to-go growlers and six packs. Discounts on swag are also offered. Local musician Zech Lumpkin performs from 2-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m. Free to attend. Four Bullets Brewery, 640 N. Interurban St., Richardson. 214-232-7709. www.fourbulletsbrewery.com
Paint happy little trees
Participants discover their inner artist at this landscape painting workshop. Instruction is led by a Bob Ross video. This event is in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the library. All materials and light snacks will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library, Basement Program Room, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net/departments/public-library
Visualize the lunar landing with the symphony
The Richardson Symphony Orchestra is collaborating with The University of Texas at Dallas on a multimedia performance and installation inspired by the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The orchestra will perform Josef Strauss’ “Music of the Spheres,” Claude DeBussy’s “Claire de Lune,” and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” which will feature a female chorus from the Richardson Community Chorale. Students from the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas will present nine videos visualizing astrophysical phenomena to accompany the performance. 8 p.m. $15-$70. The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com
Nonprofits package meals for those in need
The Richardson Interfaith Alliance, the city of Richardson, the chamber of commerce and Compassionate DFW are teaming up to hand-package 100,000 healthy meals for hungry children and families. Noon-4:30 p.m. Free to volunteer. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 972-744-4090. Register for the event at www.eventbrite.com.
City holds public safety exposition at Civic Center
This family-friendly event allows attendees to learn about police and fire operations as well as how to make their homes and neighborhoods safer. An up-close look at first-responder vehicles, a SWAT display, a helicopter visit, K-9 demonstrations and more are offered. Face painting, a bounce house, and food and refreshments for purchase are also included. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. 972-744-4090. www.cor.net