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Free Movies In The Park In and Around Austin

It’s that time again! Movies in the park all over the 512!

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair, pack some snacks and drinks, check our list and head out to your favorite theater under the stars.

By Birgit Sund on March 19, 2018

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

Summer is coming...soon...well, in a few months. But, it's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open and when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

By Birgit Sund on March 6, 2018

Free Classes for Children to Explore Entrepreneurship

Last year we wrote an article about ‘Kid Entrepreneurs From Austin And How To Become A Kidpreneur’ where we highlighted some of Austin's very own young entrepreneurs who turned their passion into business. We also listed some organizations and businesses that will help your little one get started. Today we’d like to introduce you to $tart-Up! Kid's Club, a non-profit that provides students with free access to entrepreneurial education. Learn more about $tart-Up! Kid's Club.  
By Birgit Sund on February 6, 2018

When I Grow Up Festival hosted by Partners in Parenting

“When I grow up I want to be an artist” has been our oldest daughter’s answer for the past 3 years. Her younger sister wants to be a “singing ballerina” and a teacher, at the moment. What do your kids want to be when they grow up? 

Help them get an idea by visiting the Partners in Parenting When I Grow Up Festival on Sunday, January 14, 2018, where local professionals will interact with children to share the tools of their trade.
By Birgit Sund on January 5, 2018

Free Baby Boxes For Expecting Parents in Austin

Have you read BBC's famous article Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes? If not, here's a brief summary: 
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the government. The maternity package contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, baby bathing products, as well as diapers, bedding, and a small mattress. The cardboard box itself serves as baby's first bed and doubles as a crib. 

Did you know that all expectant and new parents with infants 3 months of age or younger in Texas are eligible to receive a free Baby Box? Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 6, 2017

Austin Bakes for Puerto Rico, Mexico, Virgin Islands, and California

If you have a sweet tooth or two, or if you love to bake, or both, Austin Bakes needs you!

Austin Bakes is a group of bloggers, foodies, and local businesses, who are raising money for relief efforts and humanitarian aid following disasters both local and worldwide. 

This Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2pm, Austin Bakes is hosting a citywide bake sale to provide funds to aid disaster relief for those affected by hurricanes and earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, and the wildfires in California. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 2, 2017

Free Self-Defense Classes for Women and Teenagers at UT Austin

Sadly, Austin police are currently investigating several recent attacks on women who were running on or near popular Austin hike-and-bike trails close to downtown. Unfortunately, those types of attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is offering a free 12-hour basic physical defense class to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on October 2, 2017

2017 Austin School Expo

Free Family-Friendly Event to Help You Find The Right School for Your Child

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably browsed through the 697 childcare providers in the Child Care category and/or the 385 schools in our Schools category of our kid- and family-friendly business directory before (if not, you can do so here). 

Now, if you want to get some face time with some of those schools, get your questions answered, or get a feel how the schools operate on a daily basis, the upcoming Austin School Expo is a great opportunity to interact one-on-one with school administrators from public and private schools. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on September 27, 2017

20th Annual Austin Museum Day

Love museums? Love free?

Then you’ll love Austin Museum Day. On Sunday, September 17, 2017, more than 35 history, science, culture, and art museums open their doors to visitors at no charge. Enjoy special programming, guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more. 

Read on for participating museums and details.

By Birgit Sund on September 13, 2017

2017 Back-To-School and School Supply Drives In And Around Austin

The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.

In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide  these supplies.

Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.
By Birgit Sund on July 6, 2017