FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Events and Lights Around Austin

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  Even if you’re feeling a bit “bah humbug,” it’s hard not to feel a bit of seasonal cheer when Austin and its environs get festooned with millions of twinkling bulbs. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Austin-area holiday light shows and decorations. Get a hefty dose of holiday spirit at these gorgeous… Read More

Dashing Toward the Holidays

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I have a confession to make: a holiday tree has been up and decorated in my home since before Halloween. In my house, we don’t typically start to deck the halls until at least November, but something about the feeling in the air this year has us ready for the cozy comfort of the winter… Read More

The Joy of Coats for Kids

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I joined The Junior League of Austin and stay involved year after year because I have seen firsthand the difference League volunteers can make in the lives of children here in Central Texas through programs such as Coats for Kids.  Coats for Kids was my first exposure to the power of the League. I was… Read More

Reflections on Hispanic Heritage Month

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by Tania Leskovar-Owens   On this final day of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, I wanted to share a few words about what Hispanic Heritage Month means to me and my family. I am originally from Argentina and while I have been living in the states for over 35 years, I continue to celebrate my culture… Read More

A Christmas Affair

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - Sunday, November 19, 2023

Click here to learn more about ACA 2023! The Junior League of Austin (JLA) returns to Palmer Events Center November 15 – 19 for A Christmas Affair 2023: Cosmic Holiday. Blast off into the holiday season and join in the spirit of giving with the 48th annual holiday market benefitting The Junior League of Austin’s… Read More

Spotlight on the 2021–2022 Provisional Class

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Each fall marks the beginning of a new League year for The Junior League of Austin (JLA). And with the start of each League year comes a new group of League members. First-year members, called Provisional members, bring new energy and fresh faces to the League. The Provisional class is an important part of the… Read More

Christmas in July’s Successful Debut

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By Anna Morris   The COVID-19 pandemic made for a year of firsts for the Junior League of Austin (JLA). The success of the inaugural virtual market of A Christmas Affair (ACA) in November 2020 further proved that the innovation of JLA’s members can keep our beloved traditions alive through challenging times – and create… Read More

A Good Sweet New Year

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   by Alexandra F. Taylor   At sundown on September 6th, a new year will begin. Marked not by fireworks nor television specials, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, will be toasted with apples, honey, raisin challah bread, and wine. Wine is universally celebratory. The year will be 5782, and those… Read More

Dress for Success: Empowering Women & Empowering Yourself

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“Empowering women also helps empower yourself,” says Bentley Harris, a member of The Junior League of Austin (JLA) who is wrapping up her second placement volunteering with Dress for Success Austin. The Dress for Success mission is to empower women through providing resources to build the skills they need to gain financial independence. This is… Read More