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Deals of the Week (7/24 to 7/31)

Deals of the Week (7/24 to 7/31)

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on July 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 4:20 PM

This week you’ll find lots of family fun deals, music, movies and more. Enjoy!

Family Fun

Remember the Austin Symphony holds concerts in the park all summer long. This coming Sunday, July 14th you can hear a woodwind concert. These free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and start at 7:30pm.

Texas Parks & Wildlife is hosting free fishing classes to help encourage kids to spend more time outdoors. The program called “Go Fish” teaches the basics through fun, hands-on activities. All the equipment is provided. The kids also have a chance to win some prizes. Learn more about the program here. To see a list of the upcoming locations go here.

Children’s Day Art Park-  This week the ever popular Children’s Day Art Park includes the music of the Biscuit Brothers. These family friendly events take place most Wednesdays at 9:30am. For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults experience the arts at Symphony Square, 1101 Red River Street. The programs feature local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and crafts. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent.

Nature Nights: Snakes- This one is just for Tyler Sieswerda (he hates snakes) Thursday, July 25 from 6-9pm the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is hosting its latest Nature Nights free summer events. Families can learn about Central Texas nature topics through engaging activities and guest experts. The events are FREE thanks to H-E-B.  Admission is also free the day of Nature Nights

Looking for more low cost or no cost fun for the family this summer? Be sure to check out the list created by our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com.

And Livemom.com has even more suggestions broken down by week. 

Music and Movies

Austin Sound & Cinema is featuring six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by the film screening on The Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen. This will take place on the lawn at The Long Center. The events are free, all-ages, open to the public, and will fall on alternating Wednesdays through August 21. This Wed. July 31: "School of Rock" 

This Wednesday July 24th you can enjoy an Austin summer tradition out at Zilker Park. The free KGSR’s Blues on the Green concert this week includes the music of The Gourds with Shakey Graves. And if you miss this week, remember the concerts take place every other Wednesday. You can get more information too by texting "BLUES" to 29217 to get access to exclusive contests and information sent to your mobile device regarding KGSR's Blues on the Green. 

This is the 20th Anniversary for 93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove concert series. This week, Thursday, July 25th you can enjoy the music of Max Frost.


Remember every Thursday through September 19th you can visit Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road. The live music begins at 8 p.m. For more information and schedule updates, visit the KGSR website or the Unplugged at the Grove Facebook page. You can also text "grove" to 43981 to join the Unplugged at the Grove Alerts Club.

The new H-E-B opens in the Mueller development this Friday, July 26 at 6am. The first 1,000 shoppers will get free reusable bags. There will be 24 hours of live music Friday through Sunday and food and drink specials.

Free car seat safety checks

Texans in Motion at Scott & White are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the summer. You’ll find the dates and locations below. With some of them you will need to call to schedule an appointment.


·         07/25/13 - St. David’s Georgetown Hospital; 9am – 12pm ; 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown - 78626; (512) 943-1264


·          08/13/13- Central Texas Medical Center; 9am – 12pm ; 1301 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos – 78666 ; 512-336-3423

·         08/14/13 - Baby Earth; 9am – 12pm ; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664 ; (512) 600-7050

·         08/20/13 - Plug & Play; 9am – 12pm ; 13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin – 78750

·         (512) 336-3423

·         08/21/13 - Marble Falls EMS Station ; 9am – 12pm ; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654 ; (830) 693-7277

·         08/22/13 - Luling EMS Station; 10am – 1pm ; 685 S. Hackberry St., Luling – 78648 ; (830) 875-7038

·         08/22/13 - St. David’s Georgetown Hospital; 9am – 12pm ; 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown - 78626; (512) 943-1264


Shopping Savings

Check out the best shopping deals found by Austin based RetailmeNot.com. 

Back to school savings

Our good friends from Austin based BeFrugal.com shared these terrific back to school deals. Thanks Jen!