This week you'll find lots of family fun and some serious deals and steals. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 12th at 7:30pm the Alamo Drafthouse and the Austin Parks Foundation are teaming up again for Movies in the Park. This week you can see Rocky at Republic Square Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. The movie starts at 7:30 and it’s free. More info here.
Wooldridge Grand Opening -- After a year of work by the Parks and Recreation Department to improve the lawn, trees, and historic bandstand, Wooldridge Square is ready for its grand re-opening. Join the fun on September 13 and 14, as the Downtown Austin Alliance and partners present the reopening celebration of Wooldridge Square with a weekend of fun including family activities, live music, food vendors, and a special performance by Dale Watson on Friday and the Austin Symphony Big Band on Saturday. You can see a full list of activities here.
The Driskill and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, HAAM, are taking Live @ The Driskill to the next level supporting live music and healthcare for local musicians, Live @ the Driskill – The HAAM Sessions. In addition to over four hours of live music, on the second Thursday of each month (9/12) , you’ll enjoy a customized tavern and mixology menu featuring a unique perspective on HAAM-burgers, HAAM & Cheese, HAAM-strings and of course, The Cure. 35% of proceeds from this menu will be donated to HAAM. There will also be opportunities to donate directly to HAAM, live social media feeds and, of course, a legendary atmosphere. There are no admittance fees. More info at Austin Free Events.
Yoga Yoga teachers offer free classes appropriate for ages and skill levels for the next three Wednesdays in September (11,18, 25) from noon to 1pm at Republic Square Park. Bring a water bottle and mat and wear clothing you can move in. If a class is cancelled due to rain, it will be announced by 11am on the Austin Parks page.
Free car seat safety checks
Texans in Motion at Scott & White are hosting more free car seat safety checks in October. Remember 3 of 4 car seats are not being used properly. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
- CALDWELL COUNTY: Thursday 10/17/13, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Luling EMS Station, 685 S. Hackberry St., Luling – 78648, (830) 875-7038
- HAYS COUNTY: Tuesday 10/08/13, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Seton Medical Center Hays, 6001 Kyle Parkway; Kyle – 78640, (512) 336-3423
- TRAVIS COUNTY: Tuesday, 10/15/13, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Manor Fire Station, 405 W. Parsons, Manor – 78653, (512) 336-3423
- WILLIAMSON COUNTY: Wednesday, 10/09/13, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., (IH-35 Exit 254), Round Rock – 78664, (512) 600-7050
- WILLIAMSON COUNTY: Thursday, 10/24/13, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Scott & White Specialty Clinic, 425 University Blvd., Round Rock – 78665, (512) 943-1264
Southwest Airlines is having a fall sale. You’ll find airfare for as little as $99 one way to places like Denver. The deals are good for travel September 24th through February 12th with some holiday blackout dates. You need to book by Thursday, September 12th. Find more info here.
Free car seat safety checks
Texans in Motion at Scott & White are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the month of September. You’ll find the dates and locations below. With some of them you will need to call to schedule an appointment.
- 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 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.
Steals and deals
Below are the newest freebies and deals that coupon site BeFrugal.com is seeing this week. Thanks Jen!
· Krispy Kreme Free Donut On Sept. 19, Talk Like A Pirate Day. Talk like a pirate on Sept. 19 to receive a free glazed donut. Dress like a pirate for a full dozen. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/19
· Arby's Free 20oz Salted Caramel Shake, With the purchase of any regular-priced combo. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/10
· Bob Evans Restaurants Free Kids Meal w/ Adult Entree Purchase, From 4pm-close for dine-in. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/30
· Bravo Cucina Italiana Free Primi Appetizer w/ Purchase Of 2 Entrees, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/27
· Brio Tuscan Grille Free Primi Appetizer w/ Purchase Of 2 Entrees, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/27
· Papa John's Free Wings w/ Purchase Of Large Specialty Pizza, Use online promo code: TMT8LGSP. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/30
· Papa Murphys Free Cookie Dough w/ Regular Price Pizza Purchase, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/30
· Sonic Drive-In Free Med. Cherry Limeade w/ Food Purchase, Google offer. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/31
· Souper Salad Free Kid's Meal w/ Adult Buffet Purchase, Participating locations only. See offer for details., Starts: 9/9/2013, Expires: 9/15
· Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes Kids Eat Free Every Monday In September, One free kid's meal with each full-price adult entree purchase. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/30
· BedandBreakfast.com Free $25 Gift Card With Every $100 Spent, Expires: 9/16
· Best Buy Free T-Shirt with Call of Duty: Ghosts Pre-Order, Expires: 9/14
· Best Buy Free $10 Gift Card w/ 3 $14.99+ TV Titles, Expires: 9/14
· Booksamillion Free NOOK HD With Level 1-5 Rosetta Stone Item, Expires: 9/17
· Lumens Free Table Lamp With $300+ Kartell Order, Expires: 9/30
· Microsoft Store Free 1600 Xbox Live Points When you Pre-order Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox. Expires: 9/20
· Vonage Free $25 Visa Prepaid Card with Calling Plan Sign Up, Expires: 9/30
· Zuma Office Supply Free $10 Chili's Gift Card With $125+ Order, Expires: 9/30