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    The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society will host its Spring Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday April 6th and 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden in Zilker Park (2220 Barton Springs Road).

    Admission to the show is free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children and seniors).

    The show offers visitors a chance to see rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the world. Several vendors from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico will sell native and exotic cacti and succulents, and hand-made pottery at reasonable prices. There will be a daily silent auction and hourly plant raffle of rare and collectible cacti and succulents. Educational information, literature, and expert advice will be available. Come and bring a friend!

    We would greatly appreciate you sharing this event for us! Please feel free to contact Bob Barth at 512-327–1173, or myself with any questions.

    Keep Austin Prickly!!

    Come explore one of Austin’s most beautiful treasures with your best friend! It’s Dog Day at Zilker Botanical Garden! The Garden is actually dog friendly every day, but this is an extra special day where the Garden is all about pups! Well-socialized, well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome, but they must remain on leash at all times. And, of course, dog owners are responsible for their dogs’ behavior… and for scooping up after them.

    Here’s what you can expect:
    • An adorable photo op with your dog,
    • Learn about dog-friendly opportunities in Austin Parks and responsible pet etiquette that helps keep our Parks safe for all!
    • Doggedly good amenities and things to dig into!

    Dog bowls and cooling off stations will be available around the Garden and anyone with a dog will receive a doggie bag with a dog treat, pooper scooper bag, and a stylish bandana for your favorite canine!

    When: Today, July 7th

    Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Location:
    Zilker Botanical Garden
    Austin, Texas 78746

    Happy first weekend of fall! With rain in the forecast this weekend, be sure to check on any outdoor events for cancellations before heading out.

    Girls Rock Austin 3rd Annual Rock-A-Thon

    When: Friday, September 23, 2016, 5-9 p.m.

    Where: Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, 2906 & 2908 Fruh Street, Austin

    Bring the family out to listen to music by Outskirts, Queue Queue and the Girls Rock Austin bands for their largest fundraiser of the year. There will also be activities for kids of all ages. Cost: $10.

    Public Safety Day (Round Rock)

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Where: Texas Baptist Children’s Home

    Come out to view The Round Rock Police, Fire, and EMS personnel and their equipment with displays from the Round Rock SWAT team, Traffic Unit, Crime Scene, Round Rock Fire engines, Hazmat, Water Rescue Team, and a special helicopter landing by Star flight. There will be games, face painting, a rock wall, a photo booth and more attractions for all to enjoy. FREE!

    Special Local Author Storytime: Elizabeth the Dreamer by Beth Guillot

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

    Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin

    Head to BookPeople for a very special guest storytime with local author Beth Guillot. Elizabeth the Dreamer is about a young girl whose allergies and asthma keep her indoors on even the most beautiful of days. She spends her time dreaming about the world outside…and all the wonders it might hold! Storytime will be read in English and Spanish. FREE!

    Family Fun Fest & Diaper Drive

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, Noon – 3 p.m.

    Where: Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin

    Bring a donation of diapers for the Austin Diaper Bank to this fun event and enjoy family-friendly entertainment for all ages.

    Children in History: Back to School

    When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1-4 p.m.

    Where: Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin

    Bring the kids to the Botanical Garden to see what it was like for kids in school in the 1800’s. Activities include: Learn old time weather saying that pioneers used to help forecast the weather and see which signs of changing weather you can find throughout the Botanical Garden,tour the Swedish cabin and see the Esperanza Schoolhouse to learn some new pioneer skills and practice calligraphy, and fashion a feather quill pen and write a letter to a loved one on antiqued paper, complimented with natural inks derived from local plants and resources and then seal it with a traditional wax seal stamp as the icing on the cake! Cost: $2 adults, $1 kids and seniors.

    Go back to school in the mid-1800’s at Zilker Botanical Garden this weekend. It’s September and the beginning of a brand new school year! Bring the kids to the Botanical Garden to see what it was like for kids in school in the 1800’s.

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    Activities include:

    • Learn old time weather saying that pioneers used to help forecast the weather and see which signs of changing weather you can find throughout the Botanical Garden.
    • Tour the Swedish cabin and see the Esperanza Schoolhouse to learn some new pioneer skills and practice calligraphy.
    • Fashion a feather quill pen and write a letter to a loved one on antiqued paper, complimented with natural inks derived from local plants and resources and then seal it with a traditional wax seal stamp as the icing on the cake!

    What: Children in History: Back to School

    When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin

    Cost: Free with Garden entry, $2 adults/$1 children/seniors

    For more information contact: 512-477-8672 Ext 13.