The North Austin School Alliance Fall Festival planned at Dobie Middle School tonight is postponed to next week, Friday the 6th of November, from 5 to 8pm, because of the weather, informed Dobie Middle School Family Resource Center Director Jose Carrasco. "But save the candy and goodies for next Friday," he asked. Dance, music, capoeira, costume contest, etc. are on for next week.
Dobie middle school's Fall Festival is open to the community. There will be music, dance, a costume contest and treats. The event will take place in the school's cafeteria.
Members of the creative and North Austin communities discuss community revitalization, economic development, and the role public art plays in these two concepts. Rundberg Rising, Love North Austin, and other arts groups in North Austin are sponsored projects of Austin Creative Alliance.
This month's Conversation Corps topic is Arts and Creativity. We'll be at Cafe Java at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 13th, for a one-hour guided dialogue. We'd love to have you join us, or participate in any of the conversations this month around the city. Check out this month's conversation schedule at www.atxtalks.org
The City of Austin, CapMetro and AISD want to hear your thoughts on the value of the arts to you. How do they impact you as a citizen? How do you envision these agencies using their resources to help build the capacity of our creative sector, our various cultural communities and our community at large. What components are most important to you, how do you think they should be funded, and what can be done to ensure that everyone has access?
Hope to see you on Tuesday at Cafe Java!
4th Qtr Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Abel's North Conference Rm, 4001 W Parmer Ln (Adam)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:30 - 8 p.m. - Guerrero-Thompson Elementary, 102 East Rundberg Ln.
The North Austin Community and School Alliance meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 9 at 12:00am. Our meeting will be held in the Library in J. Frank Dobie Middle School.
Lunch will be provided as usual and please bring in anything you would like for us to share with our families. We wil be talking about several new programs here at Dobie for our parents and students this year, so if you are with an organization that offers any type of classes, please bring any information/literature you have to this meeting. We will also be talking about our Fall festival.
Guest Speaker : Kurt Cadena-Mitchell, MSSW Equity Specialist, Region 7 (Courageous Conversations)
There will be a free musical concert at St. John's Episcopal Church starting at 7:30 PM on Saturday evening, Oct. 9th. St. John's is at the corner of Parkfield and Braker Lane. Tai Collins who is a musician from Gracywoods is celebrating his thirtieth birthday with an evening of song calling it the Big Three Oh! Celebration. It will feature opera, folk songs, sacred songs, etc.
Donations are appreciated but not mandatory.
NORTH AUSTIN NEEDS YOU!!!
From the traffic light just below 183 (Morrow Lane) to Howard, North Lamar is a highway. SInce TxDot is responsible for North Lamar, Austin's hands are tied.
We just found this out:
"State Representative Celia Israel will also be at the meeting to discuss state-level transportation updates for the North Austin area. And Council Member Ann Kitchen, Chair of the Council’s Mobility Committee, and a representative from the office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett will also attend.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11201 Parkfield Drive."
To fix North Lamar, we need TxDot to either fix the road--
or give it to Austin.(They did this with South Lamar and Airport, so it can be done again)
So North Austin really, really need lots of people at this meeting tomorrow. Lots and lots of people
This is our chance to convince Doggett and Israel that our community is standing together, and we want to see North Lamar FIXED!
Thank you so much!
Another article focusing on Austin's unique version of New Urbanism - 'Compact and Caucasian' :
"The millennials have spoken. They have chosen this proudly odd capital city as their own, flooding it with startups and sustaining a local food-truck economy mesmerizing to behold.....
Large portions of the youngsters who’ve flooded this adult playground are well-educated, well-paid and white. With downtown firmly established as a technology hub and the city’s southern confines quickly stretching their suburban reaches, the unsparing hand of gentrification is sweeping east, broaching Interstate 35, long the marker of Austin’s deepest divide: richer, whiter Austin to the west vs. poorer, off-white Austin to the east."
FYI -We have posted this before, but any New Urbanism that does not follow America's professional society for urban planners' smart growth policies is not New Urbanism.
Drunk drivers are to blame for some of the fatalities we’ve seen in Austin this year, unfortunately the City just broke a record for traffic-related deaths.
Join up with North Austin Creatives!
Next Meeting is Nov 12th
at the Asian American Resource Center,
6:30 meet and greet,
7pm meeting starts!