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    Join singer, yogi, author, and performer, Kira Willey for a super special Rockin’ Yoga Concert for the whole family!

    When: Sunday, April 14th, 10 am – 11 am

    Where: The Yoga Peace School, 5806 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78756

    About Kira

    Kira Willey is an award-winning children’s music artist, kids’ yoga & mindfulness expert, speaker, and creator of Rockin’ Yoga school programs. Kira’s four releases of yoga albums for kids have all won numerous industry awards and earned national acclaim; her hit songs include “Colors,” which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. Her most recent release is Every Voice, winner of Parents’ Choice Gold, that Foundation’s highest award.

    Kira’s TEDx talk, “Bite-Sized Mindfulness,” can be viewed online, and her children’s mindfulness book, “Breathe Like a Bear,” was published in December; it’s been translated into eight foreign languages so far. PBS TV affiliates nationwide air several different yoga-for-kids programs Kira created and hosts, and her “Music You Can Move To” series with kids’ music superstar Laurie Berkner can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio.

    Kira leads Professional Development days for teachers, conducts music and yoga workshops, speaks at education conferences, and performs Rockin’ Yoga School Assemblies and Concerts with her band nationwide. She also leads the River Valley Choir, plays fiddle in the bluegrass band Moonshine & Millet, and is a founder of the area’s new singing-is-for-everyone experience, Pop-Up Choir!

      The Inflatable Run & Festival Comes to Austin’s Travis County Expo Center on September 22, 2018

      1 Mile / 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course Includes Full Day of Entertainment with Costume Contest, Live Shows, Food Trucks, Carnival Games and a Gigantic Water Balloon Battle

      The most unique 5K run ever designed will be held at Austin’s Travis County Expo Center. The Inflatable Run is a family-friendly event featuring a mile-long course built entirely of kid-friendly, colorful, inflatable obstacles to duck under, bounce off, climb through, and slide down, which racers can run three times, for a total of 5K. The area will be packed with live music, food carts, carnival games, face painting, magic shows, inflatable Zorb balls to ride, a massive water balloon battle and a costume contest. Kids can also meet The Inflatable Run mascot, “Mr. Wacky”, who is, himself, an inflatable tube man. Ideal for families or even company gatherings, the Inflatable Run is suitable for all ages.

      DATE: September 22, 2018
      TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
      LOCATION: Travis County Expo Center, TX 7311 Decker Lane, Austin TX 78724
      PRICES: Ticket prices start at $10 for adults and Free for youth under 12, depending on the ticket type

      The event benefits Just Care More, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, foster and special needs youth. Parents and kids will race through the inflatable obstacle course, dance to live music, or indulge in a tasty treat, all while knowing profits from the run will be donated to a charity helping at-risk youth learn life lessons thru the discovery of hobbies and passions.

      ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE (Subject to Local Availability):
      · 1 Mile / 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course
      · Face Painting & temporary tattoo booth
      · Magic Shows
      · Live Music
      · Inflatable Zorb Balls
      · Water Balloon Battle
      · Pedal Cart Races
      · Carnival Games like skee ball, high striker, basketball, and more
      · Meet & Greet with Mr. Wacky
      · Costume Contest with Great Prizes

        Touch-A-Truck is a fun-filled event for families to bond as their children explore the vehicles they’ve seen in movies, books, and just driving around town. From fire trucks and ambulances to backhoes and bulldozers, Touch-A-Truck has them all!

        SAFE events like this directly support the hundreds of children in our care who receive housing, healing, and support. Touch-A-Truck represents what SAFE is all about: happy, healthy families in our community!

        Over 6,000 kids and parents will head to Camp Mabry on Saturday, May 12. In addition to Vehicle Zones, this year’s event will feature a Kid Zone with petting zoo, face-painting, barrel train rides, and much, much more.

        General Admission is $5 per person. VIP Admission is $25 per person – VIP includes early entrance so you can skip the lines and be the first to honk all the horns! Limited quantity available!

          Austin Scottish Rite Theater presents
          Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

          Austin, Texas – March 8, 2018

          Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s production of Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, adapted for the stage by Susan Gayle Todd, from the original book by Duncan Tonatiuh.

          A Migrant’s Tale: Pancho Rabbit meets danger at every stage of his journey to find his missing Papa, but the greatest danger of all is his untrustworthy guide. Kids and grown-ups alike will be inspired by this resonant and powerful story. Original live music by Chris Ledesma and stunning renditions of Tonatiuh’s award-winning illustrations fill the Austin Scottish Rite stage.

          From the original book by Duncan Tonatiuh, adapted for the stage exclusively for Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote is the winner of several awards including Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Honor, Kirkus Best Books of 2013, Best Multicultural Children’s Books 2013, Notable Children’s Books from ALSC 2014 and others.


          Apr 7, 8, 14, 15 at 11:00 AM
          Apr 21, 22, 28, 29 at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM
          Austin Scottish Rite Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to share and preserve the historic Masonic facility, serving the greater community through high quality performing arts, educational programs, and events.

          Enjoy the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871 with its newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling! Kids get the best seats in the house—on carpets close to the action. Open seating for all.

          Free show parking as available. Metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.

          Austin Scottish Rite Theater
          207 W 18th St.
          Austin, TX 78701

          Available online at until one hour before show time, and then sold at the door. $12 general 12 and up; $8 children under 12; under 2 years free

          Contact: or 512-472-5436



            Come have fun at our annual fundraiser Spring Carnival. We’ll have lots of games and prizes, petting zoo, rocking climbing wall, bungee trampoline, bounce house, face painting, virtual reality, cake walk, music, fire truck, dunk tank, and more! A Silent Auction with lots of great items too!

            Wristbands are $20 purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Individual tickets can be purchased in advance or day of.

            Music Under the Star: Midnight Stroll with Walker Lukens

            When: Friday, July 8, 6-9 pm

            Where: Bullock Texas State Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

            Enjoy a free concert in the Bullock Museum’s Lone Star Plaza with Walker Lukens opening for Midnight Stroll. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, and blankets to enjoy an incredible lineup of Texas artists.

            Shrek the Musical

            When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8-10, 2016, 8:15 pm

            Where: Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Rd.

            Shrek: The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated film to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. FREE! Read tips on attending the Zilker Summer Musical here.

            Trouble on the Double

            When: Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 and 4:00 p; Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 pm

            Where: Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.

            Best suited for kids ages 4-10 years old, Trouble on the Double follows the story of young twins who may look alike but have very different personalities. While one is brave and not afraid to try anything, the other is timid and does not like to take any risks. Can these siblings learn to balance each other out? How much adventure is fun and how much is dangerous? Hepp-Galvan’s newest play for Pollyanna will have audiences both thinking and laughing as the action unfolds. Cost: $12.50-$16.50.

            Deep Eddy Pool Splash Party Movie Night: Raiders of the Lost Ark

            When: Saturday, July 9, dusk

            Where: Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave.

            Come see some of the latest releases and your old favorites, while you cool off in the 72-degree water or picnic on the hill. All movies begin at dusk. The regular pool entrance fee covers the movies and pool entrance.

            Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

            When: Sunday, July 10, 2 pm

            Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

            Holy cow, it’s the Scholastic Summer Reading RV Road Trip! Join us today for a jam-packed afternoon of authors, characters, and activities! Join Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton for some awesome photo opportunities, and come check out local authors Varian Johnson, Paige Britt, and Jennifer Ziegler with their fantastic books. It’s a Sunday afternoon extravaganza! FREE.

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