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    Whether you’re getting ready for a fitness class, a personal workout, or after a long day of sitting- this workshop is for you! The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to properly activate and mobilize the most commonly underactive muscles. Expect to learn proper foam rolling technique and bodyweight movements to fire up your kinetic chain and increase athletic performance. Come prepared to oil those hips and shoulders!

    All levels welcome. Designed for athletes and avid lifters.

    Foam Rollers will be provided during the workshop and can be purchased for $20 – $10 OFF the regular price!

    Saturday, October 5
    in the Studio

    $25 for all
    10% discount for VIP

    min 6, max 24

    About Chad
    This native Austinite has competed in sporting events at a national level and accomplished a personal goal of losing 100 pounds. But his biggest achievements in life thus far has been obtaining the NASM Personal Trainer Certification and helping people achieve their fitness goals.

      Need an escape from the mundane routine?!? Cast away your worries and sail over to Delysia Chocolatier for a nautical inspired chocolate tasting.

      Our Sea salt cranberry hazelnut chocolate truffle showcases a unique twist to a classic with sweet cranberries and crunchy hazelnuts complimenting the pink himalayan sea salt. As you nibble on our Spiced seaweed chocolate truffle, feel the monotony of your daily routine fade away as you experience the crunch of the seaweed surrounded by the tanginess of the soy sauce dark chocolate infused center. Lastly, enjoy the blend of caribbean rum, Patron tequila, lime zest and mint in our Malibu lime mojito chocolate truffle as it whisks you away to breath-taking sunsets.

      Treat yourself to a luxurious indulgence at Delysia Chocolatier with our nautical inspired chocolate tasting.

        Network with Austin business professionals and listen to Vinay Bhagat, one of Austin’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, share how he built two successful technology companies in Austin. Hors d’oeuvres and Dulce Vida cocktails provided.

          Learn to swim in a real mermaid tail with AquaMermaid, the world’s largest mermaid swimming school!

          Mermaiding is the trendiest new activity for mermaids and mermen that is the perfect combination of fantasy and fitness! Learn to swim while wearing a real mermaid tail! Stay active and fulfil your mermaid dreams!

          Book your mermaid birthday or bachelorette party with AquaMermaid!
          Join our mermaid pod membership for progressive weekly lessons to stay fit and learn advanced mermaid moves!
          If you’re just looking to dip your toes into the mermaid world, our one time trial classes are for you!


            Bat Conservation International (BCI) would like to invite all bat-friendly young professionals to a premier event featuring food, drinks and an introduction to the tequila interchange project, as well as how BCI is working to plant 1,000,000 agaves in crucial bat habitat necessary for their survival.

            We’ll have a photo backdrop and temporary bat tattoos designed by a famous Brooklyn tattoo artist for the ultimate selfies, and then we’ll have the perfect vantage point for a bat emergence from Congress Avenue Bridge. Space is limited! All proceeds go towards our mission of conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

            Celebrate all things Star Wars with the family at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, January 7, 2017! This free event will feature:

            • Lightsaber demonstrations
            • Hands-on activities with intergalactic arts and crafts
            • Snap your picture with your favorite Star Wars characters from Austin’s The 501st Legion
            • Make a Lego Star Wars masterpiece with Play Well TEKnologies
            • Commence your Jedi training in a Star Wars virtual reality experience with Austin Virtual Reality
            • Star Wars prize giveaways
            • Sign the Princess Leia memorial banner and check out her iconic memorabilia courtesy of Dragon’s Lair Comics

            Make it a movie day and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in IMAX® 3D on the biggest screen in Texas! Tickets are still available and can be purchased online or at the Museum’s ticketing counter. Screenings on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1:00 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 10:20 p.m.

            Come dressed for the Rebellion! Please note: large props are not allowed into the theater and must be stored in a visitors service locker or vehicle prior to showtime.

            Where: Bullock Museum
            1800 Congress Avenue, Austin
            When: Saturday, January 7, 2017
            Time: 2-4 p.m.
            Cost: FREE! Note: Tickets are required to see Rogue One or for Museum exhibition admission.
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            Welcome to the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas for Austin Families! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for your chance to win some awesome Austin prizes. Good luck!

            WHAT TO DO
            Spin around the roller rink at Playland Skate Center! With a state of art sound system pumping out tunes in the 27,500 square foot rink, the entire family will have a blast skating and burning off some energy. Worried about how to entertain the kids when they are out of school for Winter Break? Playland will be open daily (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas day) starting Monday, December 19 through January 2, 2017.


            Cost: $8.00 per person includes roller skates

            Where: Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive, Austin

            WHAT TO BUY
            Tickets to a show at ZACH Theatre! Perfect for husbands, wives, sons and daughters, coworkers, grandparents and more, tickets to see A Christmas Carol – A Rockin’ Family Musical would make a great gift for anyone on your list.


            Running from November 23 – December 31, 2016 in ZACH Theatre’s Topfer Theatre, A Christmas Carol – A Rockin’ Family Musical by Charles Dickens is Austin’s newest and most rockin’ holiday tradition! Each year, ZACH’s A Christmas Carol features new hit songs and reimagined carols that create an infectious spirit that will have everyone dancing in the aisles. ZACH’s fresh and inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic juxtaposes the traditional Victorian setting and costumes with a modern musical score that spans all genres. Come celebrate the season with three soulful ghosts, the Cratchit family’s boundless love, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous and joyous transformation. Recommendation: Six and up. Tickets start at $25.


            WHERE TO GIVE
            The Saint Louise House provides housing and essential services in Austin to women with children who are experiencing homelessness. While their Christmas wish list is taken care of this year, they do need gift cards to various stores to help the families with their needs throughout the year. Some suggestions for which stores they need gift cards to: HEB, Target, Walmart. With 100 families on their wait list, making a cash donation (via mail or credit card online) is also a great way to help. Find more information here.

            A family four-pack of tickets to the December 17 matinee performance of A Christmas Carol: A Rockin’ Family Musical, valued at $260 and admission for a family of four to Playland Skate Center.

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            The home page also is running a 12 Days of Austin Christmas with more items to win! Make sure you’re following us on the following channels to be sure you catch the announcements each day.


            Catch Air’s 1 Year Anniversary Party

            When: Friday, November 4, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

            Where: Catch Air, 13450 US 183, Austin

            The entire family can play and celebrate Catch Air’s 1 Year Anniversary at this all-day event. Activities include: Kiwi the Clown, Matt Tardy Stunt Juggler, Pup Patrol and Baby Pony, face painting, and more. Normal admission applies with $2 from every paid entry being donated to Any Baby Can.

            Fall Festival at the Austin Nature & Science Center

            When: Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. to noon

            Where: Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive, Austin

            Celebrate nature at this Fall Festival featuring activities that include checking out the Planetarium, seeing Texas wildlife up close, learning how to leave no trace and more. FREE!

            Texas Book Festival

            When: Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

            Where: Texas State Capitol Grounds

            One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers. FREE!

            Sunday Funday: Using the Telegraph and the Radio

            When: Sunday, November 6, 1-4 p.m.

            Where: Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin
            Find out more about how people first started communicating over long distances in real time (the telegraph) and communicating wirelessly (the radio) at this FREE hands-on event.

            First Sunday at Bullock Museum

            When: Sunday, November 6, noon – 5 p.m.

            Where: Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin

            Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.


            What better way to start your Thursday morning off than some tequila and breakfast tacos?

            Formula One driver, Esteban Gutierrez will be at Twin Liquors in the Hancock Center this morning signing bottles of Cuevro and taking questions.  Join the fun for your chance to meet one of the drivers and get excited about the weekend festivities!

            When: today, November 15th

            Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

            Twin Liquors Hancock
            1000 E. 41st Street #810
            Austin, Texas 78751