Students in AISD officially return on Mon., Aug. 15, and other area districts have start dates up until Tues., Aug. 23.
Whether your child has recently started their school year or is preparing to start, we’ve rounded up seven back-to-school drives + celebrations in the Austin area that are sure to get the kids excited to learn.
Austin-area students will be jumping for joy once they attend these events. | Gif via Giphy
Back to School Supply Drive | Wed., Aug. 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Gusto Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar | Free | Guests are encouraged to donate school supplies at this networking event. 📚
Teacher’s Colorful Back to School | Thurs., Aug. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 1401 I-35 | $22+ | Teachers are welcome to join this painting event + create colorful art for their classroom — teachers get a $15 discount. 🎨
Back to School Bash | Fri., Aug. 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area | Free | Join the Boys & Girls Club for a back-to-school event with free school supplies. ✏️
Back-2-School Community Fair | Sat., Aug. 13 | 12-2 p.m. | The Colony, Amenity Center – Event Hall, 368 Stephen F. Austin Blvd. | Free | Celebrate the new school year at this community fair + register for supply giveaways for K-12 students. 🖊️
Hey, the party doesn’t stop there.
Click the button below for two more events, which include free school supplies and yoga for the family.
ZIPs were ranked by total homes which went into contract within 90 days of listing in 2022. | Photo provided by Opendoor
As summer winds down, we’re looking back on the first six months of the year to pinpoint the top 20 hottest zip codes that attracted homebuyers across the country via Opendoor’s latest report.
Clarksville, TN — 37042
Celebration, FL — 34747
Yukon, OK — 73099
New Braunfels, TX — 78130
Loganville, GA — 30052
Leander, TX — 78641
Katy, TX — 77494
Forney, TX — 75126
Katy, TX — 77493
Cypress, TX — 77433
A top feature drawing buyers this year is the weather. From Winter Garden, FL to San Diego, CA, the vast majority of the top 20 neighborhoods are located in cities that boast warm weather year-round. ☀️*
Popular Rainey Street bar Reinaannounced it will close on Sun., Sept. 11. The bar will shutter its doors to make way for a future residential development. Until then, there’s still time to grab a drink + vibe out at the establishment located at 78 Rainey St. (KXAN)
Local real estate firm Aspen Heights Partners is currently working to reach an agreement with the City of Austin about the number of affordable housing units that will be home to the redevelopedHealthSouth building downtown. Read about the updated proposals. 🏢 (Austin Business Journal)
Linde, the world’s largest industrial gas supplier, has proposed building a facility next to Samsung’s $17 billion plant in Taylor, which is ~40 minutes from Austin. The business would invest $271 million in the facility + create 10 jobs. (Austin Business Journal)
Dallas-based dog park + restaurant Mutts Canine Cantina will open an Austin location this fall at 9825 N. Lake Creek Pkwy. There are also plans for the business to expand into two other spots around the Capital City, though details have not been released at this time. 🐾 (Eater Austin)
Local health experts have released fall festival season guidelines for monkeypox. Guidelines include being fully clothed and avoiding skin-to-skin contact with strangers. Currently, there are nine confirmed + 46 presumptive cases of monkeypox in the Austin area. 🦠 (KVUE)
Escobedo Group, a homebuilder based in Buda, revealed its prefabricated luxury homes starting at $600,000. The homes range from 800 to 20,000 sqft + optional add-ons include an eco-friendly water collection system. Take a look. 🏡
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