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Events for Families

    Join Hill Country Conservancy on National Trails Day to celebrate the grand opening of the Slaughter section of the Violet Crown Trail!

    The inaugural 5K run and 1K walk-and-talk will begin on the VCT at Slaughter at 7:30 am and end at Sendera Park for food, fun and festivities. Runners and walkers will be treated to tacos, coffee, water and goody-bags generously provided by REI.


    7:30 – 8:00 am: Runner check-in and group stretch led by REI
    8:00 am: VCT Grand Opening Ceremony
    8:20 am: Runners and walkers break the ribbon and 5K run begins
    8:30 am: 1K walk-and-talk begins
    8:45 – 10:00 am: All gather at Sendera Mesa Neighborhood Park to celebrate the Violet Crown Trai!

    Be a part of history and help us break the ribbon to celebrate this milestone. See you on the trail!

    Make plans to head to BookPeople on Saturday, August 13, 2016, for the 186th Annual 2nd Time Ever Carnival of Books! This FREE event will kick off with a parade through the store after the 11:30 a.m. storytime.

    Activities Include:

    • Cake and champagne toast
    • Literary trivia
    • Giveaways
    • Test your literary strength
    • Bookish fortune telling
    • Book Pong
    • Beanbag toss and photo op
    • Crafts with the Austin Public Library
    • Scavenger Hunt
    When: Saturday, August 13, 2016
    Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
    Cost: FREE
    REAL Carnival of Books Sign