SUMMER IN AND AROUND LANTANA
Summer Fun Around Town!
Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin Nature and Science Center, Mayfield Park, Laguna Gloria, Dick Nichols, Hatley Park, Circle C Park
-Catch tadpoles at Walnut Creek Park: http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=368
-Visit a playground: http://do512family.com/2014/10/best-playgrounds-in-austin/
-Go on a mural scavenger hunt to find some of Austin's most iconic murals: http://freefuninaustin.com/2014/03/exploring-austins-street-art-murals-mosaics/
-Visit a historic cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery, Texas State Cemetery, Austin Memorial Park Cemetery: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/cemeteries
-Feed the ducks at Mueller Lake Park or The Arboretum: http://www.muelleraustin.com/thinking-green/parks/
-Hike up Mount Bonnell: http://www.austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=287
-Go on a walk around Lady Bird Lake and check out the new boardwalk!
-Stroll down South Congress: http://freefuninaustin.com/2013/10/what-to-see-and-do-on-south-congress-avenue/
-Go miniature golfing at Peter Pan Mini Golf http://peterpanminigolf.com
-Visit the Zoo http://austinzoo.org
-Visit a local farm: Sweet Berry Farm, Sprindale Farm, Boggy Creek Farm, Pioneer Farms, Hausbar Urban Farms: http://www.pickyourown.org/TXaustin.htm
-Kayak on Lady Bird Lake: http://www.zilkerboats.com
-Bike ride on the Veloway: http://www.veloway.com
-Visit a farmer's market: http://texasfarmersmarket.org
-Go bat watching: http://austin.about.com/od/austinattractions/p/Bats_in_Austin.htm
-Go hiking at one of the local greenbelts: http://austinot.com/austin-greenbelt-guide
-Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center: http://www.wildflower.org/nature/
-Summer Saturdays at the French Legation Museum: http://frenchlegationmuseum.org/?page_id=3310
-Trailer Night Tuesdays at The Long Center: http://thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays/
-First Thursdays on South Congress: http://www.firstthursday.info
-Visit Kiddie Acres: http://www.kiddieacres.com
-Midway Food Park: http://themidwayfoodpark.com
-Visit the Cathedral of Junk: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7816
-Volunteer!- Capital Area Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Austin Pets Alive https://littlehelpinghands.org
Entertainment: Music and Movies
-Concert series at the Hill Country Galeria, Saturdays 7PM: http://www.hillcountrygalleria.com/go/mallevents.cfm
-Summer Symphony in the Park at Hartman Park in front of the Long Center, Sunday evenings at 7:30:http://www.austinsymphony.org/
-Austin Sound and Cinema: every other Wednesday on the Long Center lawn, listen to live music followed by a classic movie: http://do512.com/soundandcinema
-Deep Eddy Splash Night- sit in the pool and watch a family friendly movie: http://www.deepeddy.org
-Lakeway Movies in the Park (select Fridays): http://www.lakeway-tx.gov/index.aspx?NID=315
-Unplugged at Shady Grove, Thursdays http://theshadygrove.com/unplugged/
-Zilker’s Hillside Theater: http://austintexas.gov/zilkerhillsidetheater
-Blues on the Green (select Wednesdays): http://www.kgsr.com/promotions/blues-on-the-green
-Nutty Brown Cafe concerts: http://nuttybrown.com
ESCAPE THE HEAT!
Austin Area Pools:
Natural Pools/Swimming Holes: Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, McKinney Falls, Barton Springs, Blue Hole in Wimberly: http://austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/06-30-14-austin-swimming-holes-where-to-swiim-barton-springs-hamilton-pools/
Museums: The Thinkery, The Blanton, Bob Bullock, Texas Memorial, LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, Elisabeth Ney Museum, The Capitol, Mexic-Arte, French Legation Museum, Museum of the Weird, Austin Steam Train http://www.austinmuseums.org
*Check out the dino bones as the Texas Memorial Museum on the UT campus!
Ride the MetroRail: http://www.capmetro.org/metrorail/
Take a ride on the Austin Steam Train: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org
Eat and Play: Austin Park and Pizza, Hat Creek Burger, Phil's Icehouse, Gattitown, Chuck E. Cheese, Waterloo (Escarpment), Austin's Pizza, Nutty Brown Cafe, Doc's Backyard, Gourdoughs (South Lamar)
Go indoor rock climbing at Crux Climbing Center: http://www.cruxclimbingcenter.com/
Cool treats: Sandy's frozen custards, Amy's Ice Cream, snow cones, http://austinot.com/best-snow-cones-in-austin
Sweet treats: Visit Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop at the Domain or Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress http://bigtopcandyshop.tumblr.com
Bowling: Westgate Lanes, Highland Lanes, Dart Bowl, Main Event, UT Underground
Entertainment: Dave and Busters, Blazer Tag, Jump-oline, Locomotion, Hoppin' House, Jump Wild, Skating at Chapparal Ice or Playland Skate Center,
Visit your local library for special events: http://library.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/u20/ACYS_SRP15_Listings.pdf
Make something fun! Café Monet, Art Attack, The Art Garage
Hang out in a cave- Inner Space Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns, Longhorn Cavern http://gorvtexas.com/texascaves.htm
Young Adventurers Film Series at Harry Ransom Center- Saturdays in June watch a free children’s movie http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/
Alamo Draft House Summer Kids Camp-https://drafthouse.com/news/our-july-kids-camp-lineup-has-arrived
Regal Summer Movies- http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?
Texas Roller Derby- http://www.texasrollergirls.org/
City Wide Garage Sale- http://www.citywidegaragesale.com
Do an activity at home- Play a board game, make a craft, etc. http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/indoor-activities-for-kids
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:
Austin Pets Expo- August 20-21: http://www.austinpetexpo.com
Barton Springs Fest- August 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/693108660793476/
Austin Ice Cream Festival August 13: http://www.icecreamfestival.org/about/
Batfest- August 20: http://www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest/
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival- August 26 http://www.austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce/
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SUMMER FESTIVALS: http://specials.mystatesman.com/austin-festivals-2016/
If you know of a great Austin area summer activity that I may not have included, please let me know so that I can add it. Have a wonderful, safe summer and I hope to see you out and about!
Lantana 2nd Quarter Market Stats, April 1-June 30, 2016 (MLS Data as of July 1, 2016)
Another Rash of Car Break Ins in Lantana
-If at all possible, park your vehicles inside the garage
-Do not leave valuables inside the car
-If you park in the driveway, leave lights on outside your home or install motion sensors.
-Be sure to remove your garage door remotes if you park your car outside.
-Keep car alarms on and your car doors locked.
CONNECT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS
Also, if you are not currently receciving the periodic emails from the the HOA with community updates, you might want to consider providing them with your email address. You can contact Southwest Management Services as 512-266-671, or go to the website www.LantanaHOA.com.
NEIGHBOR BUISNESS SPOTLIGHTS
A Preschool in our Neighborhood is Coming Soon!
All Saints Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Rialto and Terravista, will be opening for it's first Sunday service on August 21st. Along with church services and Bible studies, we will have a two-day preschool as well. The preschool will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-1 beginning September 6th. If you are interested in learning more about the school, registering your child, or employment opportunities, please contact me at email@example.com. The website for the preschool is http://allsaintsaustin.org/all-saints-preschool. As a Lantana resident for 9 years, I am delighted to be able to offer a way to build an even stronger community through the preschool.