This week you'll find lots of family fun activities, some free music and shopping savings. Enjoy!

Family Fun

93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove kicked-off its 20th Anniversary season last Thursday. This week, Thursday, April 18th you can enjoy the music of SUZANNA CHOFFEL. Remember every Thursday for the next 23 weeks you can visit Shady Groveon 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 skies over Horseshoe Bay Resort be filled with colorful hot air balloons for Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay, the resort s first ever balloon festival. The festival will take place Friday, Apr. 19 - Sunday, Apr. 21. Each day will feature morning and evening glows and live music, including the Grammy- nominated Sixpence None the Richer. The event will also feature wine tasting from five of the Hill Country s most popular wineries, authentic Texas barbeque and a Kids Festival featuring a Transportation Throughout Time exhibit. More info here.

The seventh annual Austin Family Music Festival at Pioneer Farmstakes place Saturday, April 20. This year, a Guinness Book world-record Hula Hoop contest will be held at the festival I ll be out there for this. It was so fun last year, hope you ll join us. There will also be music on five presentation stages, more than 20 musical acts, horse rides, magicians and more. Food, childrens activities and fun for all ages will also be featured in the event that will run from 10 a.m. to Dusk.

Tickets are $12 in advance at, or $14 at the gate. As an added bonus,admission to the festival will cover entrance to Pioneer Farms, Central Texas premier living historypark. The festival is presented by Pioneer Farms and Sterling Affairs Hospitality, along with TheSmile Never Fades, an Austin breast-cancer charity, and Hoops for Hope. A portion of eachticket sold will be donated to The Smile Never Fades.

Ballet Austin is letting folks who live downtown come try a Sunday afternoon class free. It s part of Downtown Resident Appreciation Day on Sunday, April 21, from 1- 4 p.m. You must live in the 78701 neighborhood and have an ID card or bill with your name and address on it). The classes include Ballet Fit, Cardio Blast, Intermediate Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz. You can learn more here. Thanks to the Ballet for tip!

Remember Free Fun in Austin always posts terrific lists of free events you and the kids can enjoy here.

Free car seat safety checks

Texans in Motion and Scott & White are holding free car seat safety checks across the area. Please call ahead to make a reservation.

  • April 18th Luling EMS Station, 3 p.m. 6 p.m. ; 685 S. Hackberry St., Luling 78648 - (830) 875-7038
  • April 24th Travis County Fitting Station, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.; Austin (Location to be determined) (512) 336-3423
  • April 25th Old Taylor High School; 1pm 4pm ; 3101 N. Main 76574 - Contact Taylor ISD Family Services (512) 352-3910; Ask for John

More savings

This week our friends at have rounded up online savings for everything from kitchen appliances to golf cubs! Thank you Shermayne and the team for the tips!

Newegg Deal

76% off DeLonghi Coffee Grinder

Was: $42.99 - Now Only $9.99 - HOT DEAL

Expires 4/21/13

Ebay Deal

70% off Patio Umbrella + Free Shipping

Was: $159.99 - Now Only $46.90

Expires 4/20/13

Ebay Deal

50% off 2012 Wilson Mens Golf Club Set + Free Shipping

Was: $299.95 - Now Only $149.95

Expires 4/22/13

Macy's Coupon Code

60% off Travel Select 4pc. Luggage Set + Free Shipping

Was: $160 - Now Only $63.99

Expires 4/18/13


Free $70 Gift Card with a Nook Purchase

Expires 4/17/13

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