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Healing Our Heroes Project 1st Annual "Christmas in the Barn"
The Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Rd | Pflugerville, TX
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Healing Our Heroes project (HOHP) serves our military community through recreational therapeutic retreats. The HOHP mission is to provide support through relaxation and recreational activities to active duty military, veterans, their spouses, and children while in a convivial therapeutic atmosphere. It’s time we fight to serve the men, women, and families that have unconditionally fought for us.
Through our recreational services, HOHP utilizes various activities as a form of the re-integration process. We strive to promote the independent physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning of family members as a result of combat trauma. By enhancing current skills and facilitating the establishment of new skills, HOHP helps to better daily living and community functioning.
Healing Our Heroes project invites all military families, past and present, to join us for "Christmas in the Barn" a free evening of fun. Come and enjoy an amazing hot meal, hot cocoa/cider, gift giving, crafts and caroling. We will give away one free 3 day/2-night hotel voucher and one free 3-day Carnival Cruise voucher. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, visit: http://www.hohproject.org/christmas-in-the-barn/
Keep Austin Beautiful's Clean Lady Bird Lake Event
Saturday, December 14th
9:00 - 11:00am
Join Keep Austin Beautiful for the December Clean Lady Bird Lake event! Join Keep Austin Beautiful for the December Clean Lady Bird Lake event! Cleanups of the lake happen every other month throughout the year and offer a wide range of locations to clean. If you're looking to get out on the lake on a kayak or paddle board, sign up for one of our waterway cleanup sites! If you would like to bring your family or stay dry, sign up for a shoreline site!
Also, prepare to go on a hunt for the most unique piece of trash to enter in the Most Unusual Item contest. A prize is awarded to the contest winner, plus all Lady Bird Lake volunteers receive a gift certificate to Whole Earth Provisions.
On-the-Water volunteers should be 16 or older and be comfortable around water.
Volunteers MUST pre-register for this event.
Please register online at: http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/LBLDecember2013
2014 3M Half Marathon
Stonelake Blvd near Capital of Texas Highway
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
A perennial favorite with Austin runners‚ the 3M Half Marathon is one of the capital city’s largest distance road racing events and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Communities in Schools will receive a guaranteed $40‚000 from the 3M Foundation in conjunction with the event. Communities In Schools provides campus-based programs and special projects via a network of professional staff counselors‚ volunteers‚ social service organizations‚ businesses and community resources to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. Through campus-based programs and special projects, Communities In Schools creates a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources that work together to break down barriers and help students succeed. And the formula works: last year, 99% of the students referred to Communities In Schools stayed in school.
For more information, visit: http://www.3mhalfmarathon.com