National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept 19-25

September marks Baby Safety Month and serves as a reminder for parents to brush up on their car seat knowledge. And according to new Chicco research,* 60% of parents plan to take more family road trips in the coming year, making it critical that the baby is safe in...

Free COVID-19 Testing Site

Round Rock ISD’s COVID-19 testing site will open on September 13. The District, in partnership with Curative, will offer free COVID-19 testing for all community members in the parking lot at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center, located at 5800 McNeil...

Little Hummingbird Society Tree Mulching

Join Austin Parks Foundation’s Little Hummingbird Society in giving back at the South Austin Senior Activity Center. Little Hummingbird Society offers kids a great way to learn about giving back to their community and the importance of Austin’s parks, trails and green...

Backpacks Donated

Through large donations and small drives, the leadership and staff at the local credit union TruWest donated backpacks filled with school supplies to Williams Elementary School in Southeast Austin. Additionally, 20 laptops and eight desktop computers were donated from...

Book Club

Join Austin Allies for their monthly Book Club. The group meets every third Saturday at 12:30 p.m. This month, the club will meet up virtually on Saturday, September 18, to talk about Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed’s middle-grade graphic novel, When Stars Are...

Talking Book Program

The Texas Talking Book Program is a free, statewide library service for people of all ages with qualifying physical, visual or reading disabilities. Books and magazines are available in large print, braille and digital audio. A digital talking book machine is provided...

New Children’s Garden Opens

  The Austin Parks and Recreation Department recently announced that the Alliance Children’s Garden, a new 2-acre recreational space within Butler Park, is officially open! The new space features nature-play elements, musical-play equipment, and...
Cover Kid Contest

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2021 Young Writers Contest
Stepping Stone
Dance Discovery
Nitro Swim
Synergy Dance
Magic Basketball Club
Tried and True Tips for the Transition to Middle School

Tried and True Tips for the 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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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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