Park & Watch Family-Friendly Drive-in Movies!

Do512 and CapMetro have partnered to host a drive-in movie at a different location around Austin on Fridays in October. These are intended to be a safe, fun way to get out to enjoy the fall evenings and watch a classic film favorite. Catch Disney’s “Coco” at 507...

BamFam Foundation Connects Police and Youth With the Help of Athletes

Former Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes and former running back Fozzy Whittaker met with students at Leander High School while Superbowl Champion Tony Hills joined Buda youth last month through BamFam Foundation’s First Down Ride-Along Program. The organization seeks...

Unity Day for National Bullying Prevention Month

Wednesday, October 21, is UNITY DAY, the signature event for National Bullying Prevention Month. This is the day when people around the world come together to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to create a world without bullying! The call to action is...

Pick Up a Free Sugar Skull Kit!

The ESB Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to present their traditional Día de Los Muertos 2020 celebration digitally this year. Local artists and the community can participate, making this a collective digital event. Join in by picking up a free sugar skull...

BookSpring Delivers to Young Readers

ring Delivers to Young Readers BookSpring has launched a new program to have packages of gently used books and materials designed to enhance the motivation to read mailed directly to family’s homes. Families who live in Central Texas and have children 12 and under are...

Hologram Technology To Launch Classroom of the Future

  The challenge of creating safe classrooms during the current pandemic has led to a creative solution: beaming a professor into the classroom as a hologram.   The University of Texas at Austin is testing a new 3D immersive video solution where the faculty...

Texas Teen Book Festival + We Need Diverse Books Short Story Contest

  The 2020 Virtual Texas Teen Book Festival will take place online on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Festival is free and open to the public! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a teen to attend – readers of all ages are welcome. The festival will feature writer...
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Hike, Bike and Trike Austin: Best Trails for All Ages

Hike, Bike and Trike Austin: Best Trails for All Ages

If you’re looking to safely venture beyond your backyard and soak up the cooler weather, try these places. These nature walks and hike and bike trails pack in a healthy dose of art, adventure and exercise – good for the whole family!   Laguna Gloria 3809 W. 35th St....

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents

Expert Caregiving Tips for Busy Parents Have you heard of the “sandwich generation”? If you’re an adult with young children who also provides care for an aging parent, you have found yourself smack dab in the middle of two warm, doughy slices of caring, generationally...

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Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

The term “unprecedented” has been used so often in the COVID-19 pandemic that it seems almost meaningless now, but we really are living through an event that the world has never seen before. In a time of prolonged uncertainty, mental health struggles seem to be...

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Dressed To Kill

Dressed To Kill

My mother hated Halloween. We never understood why. It started in July when the costume catalogues...

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Speed Aging

Speed Aging

All I want to do is be a grandmother. I’ve got my name picked out: Nana. It’s not original but...

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The Breakup

The Breakup

Summer is winding down, so this past week I sat down with myself for a good long chat. It wasn’t...

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