This week you’ll find lots of last minute summer fun for the whole family, some food deals and a chance to dance free. Enjoy!
The Austin Chronicle’s 23rd Annual Hot Sauce Festival takes place Sunday, August 25th from 11am to 5:30pm. It’s FREE to the public (with a donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items or a cash donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas)
The City of San Marcos will host an afternoon of festivities welcoming Texas State University students downtown at the interactive event “Passport to San Marcos” from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, on the square in downtown San Marcos. The block-party style event will feature a live DJ, inflatable games and interactive activities to give students a chance to relax before the semester begins. Free samples from downtown eateries also will be provided, giving students a “Taste of Downtown” in a food court on the square.
Ballet Austin presents the 6th Annual Come Dance! On Sunday, August 25, 2013, children age 8 and up, and adults, are invited to celebrate lifelong health and well being with a free day of dance and fitness classes. This is a chance to try free classes like Ballet, Broadway Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in drawings for prizes, such as free Butler Community School dance and fitness classes, tickets to Ballet Austin performances, and more. This is always a popular event with about 1,500 participants each year. An up-to-date schedule of classes, FREE parking information and pre-registration can all be found here.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the LBJ Library and Museum will offer birthday cake and refreshments to commemorate the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson. He would have been 105 years old. Cake will be served at the Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cupcakes will be served on the West Mall of the UT campus beginning at 10 a.m., until the cupcakes are gone. Admission to the Library will be free. For more information go here or call (512) 721-0216.
Remember every Thursday through September 19th you can visit Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road. The live music begins at 8 p.m. This week, Thursday, August 22nd you can hear the music of Band of Heathens. 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.
Whole Foods is selling whole roasted chicken for $5 each Friday, August 23rd only.
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.
- 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
- 09/10/13 - Buda Fire Station #2; 10am – 1pm; 151 FM 2001, Buda – 78610; (512) 295-2232
- 09/11/13 - Baby Earth; 10am – 1pm; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664; (512) 600-7050
- 09/18/13 - Marble Falls Area EMS Station; 10am – 1pm; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654;
- (830) 693-7277
- 09/19/13 - Lockhart Head Start; 10am – 1pm; 1808 W. San Antonio, Lockhart – 78644; (512) 398-7141
- 09/20/13 - Fredericksburg Head Start; 2pm – 5pm; 711 Eagle St., Fredericksburg – 78624; (830) 997-0048
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.
Our friends at Offers.com sent us this great list of savings. Be sure to check out their Labor Day Savings Center for all kinds of terrific Labor Day sales. Thanks Amber!
BeFrugal.com also sent us these great deals to take advantage of this week. Thanks Jen!
· Omaha Steaks 50% off site wide Labor Day Sale, Ends 9/8
· Aveda free shampoo, conditioner & hair revitalizer with coupon. Expires June 2014
· Canon 4 Free Gifts with $50+ Ink/Paper/ComboPack order, Excludes Clearance, Bundle, and Bulk. Expires: 8/24
· Columbia Sportswear Free $30 Gift Card with $150+ Order, Gift card must be redeemed at Columbia.com between 9/16-10/31. Expires: 9/15
· Lacrosse.com Free Sack Pack with $50+ Order, Restrictions apply. Expires: 9/30
· Quick Chek Free 20oz Fountain Drink with the purchase of any Premium Sub. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/13
· Olive Garden coupon: $5 Off Two Adult Dinner Entrees, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 8/29
· Bob Evans Restaurants coupon: 20% Off Online Carry Out Order, Use online promo code: SAVE25. Participating locations only. Expires: 8/21
· Outback Steakhouse coupon: $8 Off The Purchase Of 2 Entrees, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/5
· Bob Evans Restaurants coupon: Buy 1, Get 1 - Breakfast Entree, With the purchase of 2 drinks. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 8/30
· Denny's coupon: 20% Off Your Next Meal, Valid with entree purchase at participating locations. See offer for details. Expires: 8/26