KICS 2020 Kicks It to COVID-19

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Four years ago, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) kicked off the Kids in Cool Shoes (KICS) program. KICS provides new athletic sneakers for children at high-need Central Texas-area schools with help from corporate sponsorships and volunteer hours. Starting with just a small group of JLA volunteers visiting Guerrero-Thompson Elementary school in the Rundberg neighborhood…

Best State Parks to Visit this Spring

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Springtime in Texas is one of the best times to visit a Texas State Park. With activities like camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Below is a list of Texas state parks in different regions, to give you a few options if you are traveling to West…

Get the Whole Family Outside This Spring

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Five Things to Do With the Family this Spring in and around Austin, Texas 1. Dinosaur Park What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? (I haven’t met one yet!) The Dinosaur Park in Bastrop provides a wonderful outing for kids of all ages. The paved nature walk is easy to navigate with a stroller or wagon and…

Austin Beerworks Creates a Community

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A Junior League of Austin Business Spotlight  In her 11 years of living in Austin, Courtney DeBower went from knowing only two people in the entire city, to being at the heart of the Austin community.  Community Within The Junior League of Austin When Courtney moved here in 2010, her sole friend in town, Amanda…

Family-Friendly Easter Celebrations in Austin, Texas

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As the weather gets warmer and the days are sunnier, you might be looking for other ways to celebrate the Easter holiday or just the first signs of spring. A mix of in-person and virtual events this year means there is an option for every family! Virtual Easter Events in Austin, TX Egg Dying Live…

JLA Member Spotlight: Lauren Jerden of Lauren Allyn Interiors

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A Junior League of Austin Business Spotlight     The Junior League of Austin (JLA) gave me the opportunity not only to serve the local Austin community, but to also form close friendships along the way. In my Provisional year, I was blessed to form a friendship with several ladies in my Provisional Small Group,…

Spotlight on Vanessa Fuentes: Austin City Councilperson and JLA Member

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Sworn in just weeks ago, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) member Vanessa Fuentes, is one of the newest Austin City Council members. Vanessa was recently elected to serve District 2 in southeast Austin which represents neighborhoods near Montopolis and the airport. Vanessa decided to run for City Council due to, “…the deep inequalities we…

Support Your Business or Service and JLA with Capitalines

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  A Junior League of Austin program spotlight.   Looking for a way to promote your business or service and support The Junior League of Austin (JLA)?   Capitalines is now accepting advertisements for its May 2021 publication! Capitalines, the official JLA magazine publication, is issued twice a year, in addition to its special shopping…

Melt My Heart: Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

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Congrats! You’ve made it through Dry January and Whole 30 after sticking to your New Years’ resolutions. Now it’s time to treat yourself for all of your hard work and commitment to starting the new year on a healthy note. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is conveniently around the corner, which for me is always an opportunity…

Step Up Your Exercise Routine

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2021? Maybe you are having a dry January or trying the Whole 30 diet for the first time. Or, it could be as simple as just being more conscious of your eating and exercise routine. Personally, my goal for the year is to increase my exercise from…