AISD Back-to-School Bash CANCELLED

Due to the rise in COVID stages and the size of the event, we have decided to cancel the 2021 AISD Back-to-School BASH scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Palmer Events Center. However, we will still be hosting a Back-to-School Shot clinic for families to get their students...

Students Team Up for Carbon Capture

  Austin-based biotech company Reactive Surfaces Ltd., LLP (RSL) will collaborate with high school students from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School to compete in the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition. The competition is funded by SpaceX, the Musk Foundation and Elon...

We Are Looking For A Few Good Kids … to Brag On!

If you know a young person deserving of recognition or a youth group working to positively impact our community, let us hear about it. They just might end up in next month’s “Around Austin” section of Austin Family magazine! Send details and a photo to...
LBJ Presidential Library and Museum Free Admission

LBJ Presidential Library Reopens July 14

LBJ Presidential Library will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, July 14. The new exhibit, Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers, celebrates the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson. The former first lady is often associated with promoting environmental...

Free Books

Buford the Book Bus is Austin ISD’s mobile library providing free books to kids throughout the city. This summer, Buford is partnering with the Austin Public Library's Bookmobile to distribute books at campuses where AISD Food Service will be distributing free weekly...

Pease Park Renovations

The newly-renovated, southern seven acres of Pease Park is now open! It features several new amenities you can play in, on, and around this summer, focusing on nature play.   RELAX IN THE TREEHOUSE Wind your way through Pease Park’s forested hillside to find the...

Win Tickets To THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS

Tell us who your favorite character from THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is for your chance to win 2 Fandango gift cards (4 seats) to see it in theaters! Entries must be received by Thursday, July 1 to be eligible. A limited number of entries will be selected via...
2021 Camp Guide

Checkout the calendar to see what's coming up

Cover Kid Contest
Dance Discovery
Camp Doublecreek
Synergy Dance
Stepping Stone
Nitro Swim
Tride and True For Transition to Middle School

Tride and True For Transition to Middle School

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents and tweens did not have a normal transition into middle school during 2020 and 2021. So, this fall maybe your child’s first real, in-person middle school experience, and that can feel overwhelming for both of you. As your...

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Awesome Austin: A to Z Ideas for Summertime Fun

Awesome Austin: A to Z Ideas for Summertime Fun

Austin, as we all know and love, has an energy and spirit different from anywhere else in the world. Here are some one-of-a-kind ways to get out and celebrate awesome Austin – from A to Z – in the summer days ahead!   Arcades Bring your Pac-Man and Skee-ball...

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6 Things Kids Learn From Collections

6 Things Kids Learn From Collections

My children love to collect everything from rocks to stickers. They bring my kids joy and entertainment, but they also seem to take up space and collect dust. I must admit that I have wondered: are there benefits to encouraging kids to collect items? While these...

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Look Up!

Look Up!

Yesterday, as I sat on Mopac, fuming, as one does in Mopac traffic, I spied the Frost Bank Tower....

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Dad Makeovers

Dad Makeovers

I used to stroll around Target with two babies born thirteen months apart. What mom doesn’t kill a...

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