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Wanted: Children's Drawings and Letters

Drawings Nursing Homes
As we all know, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living communities have been hit extra hard by our current health crisis. As per the CDC, “Given their congregate nature and resident population served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19.” However, not only are they particularly vulnerable when it comes to their health, they’re also hit extra hard with isolation.

Many residents haven’t received in-person visits from family and friends since March, as most facilities limit community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations) and don’t allow in-house social visits, public events or outings.

In addition – and that is an ongoing situation and not specific to COVID-19 – some residents may not have family and friends close by or may not have visitors at all. 

We therefore invite families in and around Austin to join us in bringing a smile to many sad faces, and this is how.

By Birgit Sund on June 13, 2020

Bike Night at the Circuit of The Americas

COTA Bike Night
We did something super cool on Tuesday. Of course, we picked the hottest day of the week, but it was a blast and probably a once in a lifetime experience — although, we could do it again every Tuesday in June, September, and October (minus October 27).

So, what did we do? We rode our bikes on the only Formula 1 and MotoGP racetrack in the country — Austin's Circuit of The Americas!

By Birgit Sund on June 12, 2020

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue! At H-E-B Center Cedar Park [Event + Giveaway]

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue! At H-E-B Center Cedar Park
No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue!, an action-packed, music-filled production. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit H-E-B Center, March 31 & April 1! 

We're giving away a family four pack of tickets to one lucky reader. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on March 11, 2020

West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair

West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair 2020
Looking for summer camps? Look no further and join the West Austin Chamber of Commerce for its second annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, April 1st, 2019.  

This free, fun, family friendly event will feature over 50 booths with information from local summer camps and programs for children preschool age through high school.
By Birgit Sund on March 6, 2020

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day

I Live Here I Give Here Invites Austin Families to Give Back on Amplify Austin Day
Volunteering fosters many desirable traits that all parents want their children to possess. However, many children wonder what’s going to be in it for them. How will it directly affect them and their well-being? Many organizations in and around Austin are at the forefront of answering this question and are giving children an incentive to participate in creating a culture of generosity in their community while also encouraging their entire family to join in. 
By Birgit Sund on February 20, 2020

Austin Trail of Lights - One of Austin’s Favorite Holiday Traditions [Event + Giveaway]

Austin Trail of Lights - One of Austin’s Favorite Holiday Traditions
The 55th Annual Austin Trail of Lights, Austin’s largest holiday tradition, and the second biggest event in the city, will return to downtown Austin’s iconic Zilker Park December 10 – 23, 2019. The trail features 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees and more than 70 other holiday displays, lighted tunnels, and the 155-foot Zilker Tree.

Read on for details about the event, how to get there, where to buy tickets, and to enter for a chance to win 4 ZIP passes to the Austin Trail of Lights.
By Birgit Sund on November 21, 2019

Give Thanks Fundraiser to Help Fight Abuse and Domestic Violence

Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands, a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat abuse and domestic violence is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.

Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, fun kids favorites such as Austin Aquarium, Austin Steam Train, Round Rock Express, Pump It Up, and others. Read on for details and to get your raffle tickets.
By Birgit Sund on November 14, 2019

Trolls! At H-E-B Center Cedar Park [Event + Giveaway]

Trolls! At H-E-B Center Cedar Park
Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, January 31-February 2 for six Trolls-tastic performances. 

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the Trolls Live!
By Birgit Sund on November 11, 2019

What To Do With Too Much Halloween Candy



Too much candy? Here’s what you can do.
By Birgit Sund on October 31, 2019

Fun Fall Events at ArtBarnATX


It's fall, y'all and ArtBarnATX has some fun artsy events coming up! Choose from painting on a canvas, printmaking, mixed media (paper art/Gelli Art) or ceramics class. 

Check out ArtBarn ATX's upcoming events in October and November.
By Birgit Sund on September 29, 2019