- AAAW Attends "Sanctuary" Group Art Show!
Join Austin Art Garage & Austin Pet's Alive for opening of "Sanctuary" in support of animal adoption & no-kill shelters. A portion of art sold will help support Austin Pet's Alive & adoptable pets will be onsite. Adult beverages provided while you browse. Includes animal & other art of many local artists. Come anytime after 6pm & stay as long as you like. Group dinner after 7pm?!?
- AAAW Enjoys Art of Craftsman Style: 27th Annual Homes Tour!
Join AAAW & Preservation Austin for 27th Annual Homes Tour! This year's tour celebrates Craftsman style homes citywide. It will be full day with meeting up, carpooling, socializing, lunch? More details as April date nears. What you need to do now is sign up here, save the date, & buy tickets early as outlined below! Also good time to join Preservation Austin if interested! 1. Go to Preservation Austin/Events online 2. Join if interested for discounts & more 3. Buy your Tickets: $25/members $35/non-members 4. Be aware all ticket prices increase $5 April 1, 2019
- Join AAAW at Opening of New Sculpture Garden!
Come check out the opening of Dimension Gallery's new sculpture garden location, in a tree shaded park, across the street from the East Austin gallery. Opening is from 4pm-7pm & includes artists' talk, live music & refreshments. If you're attending the Craftsman Home Tour with AAAW, this will be a nice ending spot for your day, or just come join us there. Maybe for dinner too!
- AAAW Texas Tower Tour & Campus Walk #4/FULL
This end of April Sunday Tower Tour includes prior wait-listers or those who have asked me to set up another tour in late April, due to prior work conflicts. They are signed up by me & spots remain. Please only sign up for remaining spots if you plan to attend, except for emergency, & didn't cancel out of your previous chance to go. I'll let you in manually, if meet criteria... We park in LBJ Library lot & meet in front of LBJ Library. We then walk to old Student Union by 1:30pm to pay for $6 reserved tickets, cash or charge. We then walk next door to Tower for security check in & tour which starts at 2pm & lasts an hour. There is shared locker for purses, bags, water, but you may carry your phone & put small valuables in your pockets. We'll visit the Turtle Pond & 1966 Shooting Memorial after Tour, & option to walk more or walk to eat, or head back to lot.
- AAAW Downtown Summer "Walking Club" Starts Walking!
This is a summer recurring AAAW meet up "walking club" for those with some mornings free, weekdays or weekends, & don't mind getting up & out early to walk! Summer only (May-Sept) due to that's when us ageless need to get out early, to avoid dangerous sun & heat! We'll start on Tuesday, last day of April, but days will vary & times will get earlier. For AAAW members & humans only! I'll be doing this regularly as always, as long as my feet hold out, sometimes preferring to go alone. My usual walks vary, but go to all parts of downtown, including West, & across to East Austin too! Mostly sidewalks, seeking shade! Sometimes parts of city trails, including Hike & Bike & Shoal Creek. Option to leave or eat after, or sit on a downtown patio for coffee or cold drink & chat! PARKING & MEETING SPOT for THIS WALK: We'll park at Whole Foods & meet on NW corner patio. You can first grab coffee or cold drink or use restrooms! So far, haven't had a problem with parking 2+ hours. Bring lots of water! We can do a combo Shoal Creek Trail & west downtown sidewalk walk. Then we can eat lunch at WF afterward, or stop someplace new & exciting nearby?
- AAAW Kayaking Season Begins! May Day!
May Day! Been waiting for my favorite month & Austin summer activity! AAAW gets back on water for a morning of kayaking & lunching! We'll spend an hour & half on beautiful lake, rowing to Barton Springs & back. Afterward, lunch on nearby shady patio of Shady Grove! Allow time for full free leisurely morning! Beginners welcome! If want to go out for "free lesson" pre-May 1, let me know! CHECK LIST: cash or credit & ID, water proof bag for valuables, water bottle, sun protection, sunglasses, hat, water shoes, & towel, for wet bottom in car!
- AAAW "Enjoys" the Day at Pecan Street Festival
YES, its hot & crowded & full of food vendors, but there's also some artists, musicians, & interesting people to observe. Plus we can escape a bit on foot anytime to East Austin to sit & eat like humans & get some extra exercise too! Rarely miss it & have a few favorite artists to look for! Can also share history of Pecan Street with you... now famously Dirty 6th Street! More details to come! Posted it for Saturday, but Sunday May 5 is another option, in case of rain or if another fantastic event shows up on my radar for Saturday... or can do a little of both days! We have free parking & no entry fee so come & be adventurous!
- AAAW WALKS 5K Sunshine Run For Kids' Camps!
The Sunshine Run is annual event for casual walkers (me) to serious racers. Cost for untimed 5K walk is $25 & benefits Sunshine Camps for kids. I'll be casually walking alone or with you & will meet you on my corner at 7:30am. Suggested: bus or park free at TxDOT. Please register before signing up here.
- AAAW visits Prohibition Creamery for "Book Tips & Sips"
Prohibition Creamery: Boozy & alcohol-free ice cream, milkshakes, wine, beer! Book Tips & Sips: Quarterly free reading salon, offered by Texas Book Festival, featuring authors sharing their favorite books, for long hot summer reading! With enough ice cream etc. you won't really care! So come have fun with us!
- AAAW Weekday Kayaking Season Continues!
AAAW gets back on water for another morning & summer season of weekday kayaking & lunching! We'll spend an hour & half on beautiful lake, rowing to Barton Springs & back. Afterward, lunch option on nearby "shady" patio of Shady Grove! Allow time for full free leisurely morning! Beginners welcome! CHECK LIST: cash or credit & ID, water proof bag for valuables, water bottle, sun protection, sunglasses, hat, water shoes, & towel, for wet bottom in car! FUTURE DATES: let me know if other weekday mornings work better for you... going in small groups ONLY & avoiding more expensive & crowded weekends! Price is $10/hour MON-TH & goes up on FRI SAT SUN... has RARE free parking!