Theatre for the Very Young

Theatre for the Very Young

Zach Theatre is bringing a big hit for young children to its main campus. After a successful run with sold out performances at ZACH North, the play Wake Up, Brother Bear! will move to ZACH’s Whisenhunt stage, running March 24 through May 26, 2019. The production,...
Lunch Balances Paid

Lunch Balances Paid

A+ Federal Credit Union has donated more than $2,000 to Austin ISD schools to pay off overdue lunch balances as part of its yearlong A+ Gives program. The program is in celebration of its 70-year anniversary and is designed to give back to the communities that have...
Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin was named to the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll on March 13, 2019. The district is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored. To be included on the honor roll, Catholic Schools in the...
Mall Overhaul

Mall Overhaul

Barton Creek Square will get a significant renovation, both inside and out, beginning now and extending through the winter. Simon, the mall’s owner, says the end result will be a brighter, more inviting atmosphere for shoppers. Retailers will remain open during...
Period Supplies

Period Supplies

The Austin Diaper Bank recently unveiled Bright Spot, a new program to supply period products to students who don’t have them. The program will take place at AISD’s Lanier High School and Burnet Middle School. “Shockingly, one in five students miss school each month...
Building Community

Building Community

Compassionate Austin will hold its New Story Festival on March 29-31 at Huston-Tillotson University. The gathering will host transformational experiences of art, music, spirituality, social action and connection, with headliners including Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rev. Angel...
Community Service

Community Service

Local teen Ian McKenna Goncalo was named one of Texas’ top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Goncalo will receive $1,000, a silver medallion...
Young Volunteers

Young Volunteers

The Little Hummingbird Society (LHS), one of the Austin Parks Foundation’s newest programs, kicked off 2019 with a volunteer project at Metz Neighborhood Park in February. Participants spread mulch around trees in the park, and LHS provided snacks, sunscreen, gloves...
Free Art Exploration

Free Art Exploration

The Blanton Museum of Art will host a free day-to-night community festival on March 30. The Blanton Block Party will fuse live music with world-class art and provide outdoor family art activities, access to local food trucks and tours throughout the day. Many of the...
Education Awards

Education Awards

H-E-B has tapped local honorees among the school districts, school boards and early childhood facilities that have been selected as finalists for its 18th annual Excellence in Education Awards program. Austin ISD has been named a finalist among eight districts in the...
Kite Festival

Kite Festival

Celebrating its 90th year, the ABC Kite Fest will return to Zilker Park on March 31. This year’s festival will include a new pet area, corporate hospitality section and event app so festival-goers can stay in the know and up-to-date on event happenings. Returning to...
Pre-K Program

Pre-K Program

St. Theresa’s Catholic School is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for its full-time pre-kindergarten program, the Little Flower Catholic Academy. The play-based program will accept children who are age 3 or 4 by September 1, 2019 into its...
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