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Austin May Events and Activities

April showers bring May flowers...and events! It is time to get out and enjoy time with the family this month, and we've got you covered. Enjoy this month's events and activities blog for fun family-friendly activities. 

As always, tag us in your Facebook photos at our referred events for Cain Club points. We've got some amazing prizes with your name on it!


May 4: The Greatest Showman Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema

Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.
Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends and enjoy this special screening of the Greatest Showman.

Come as early as 7:30 pm to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!).

The event is free, however, a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Donations can be made electronically when RSVPing to this event.

May 5: Kindnesspalooza @ Hill Country Galleria

Saturday, May 5th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

KINDNESSPALOOZA, a free family-friendly event, will be held in the Central Plaza by the Splash Pad on Saturday, May 5th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. The Mrs band, an all-female pop rock band with a positive message, will be headlining the event. Teen music sensation Madison McWilliams is also performing along with other musical guests, including SaulPaul, Big Don and Courtney Santana.

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Austin Public Library Debuts new eCard

Austin Public Library now offers an eCard, which provides Austin residents 18 years and older access to the electronic resources available in the Virtual Library. The eCard is intended to help homebound adults and busy Austinites access the library’s collection of electronic books, audio, music, and magazines without having to visit a library branch in person. 

The eCard will give you 24/7 access to the Virtual Library:

  • Explore and use the Library's electronic resources, including articles and databases
  • Download and stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies to your device anytime, anywhere.

To receive an eCard number, residents need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of their current address to an APL branch. Those with APL cards have access to the Virtual Library. Click here to apply online.

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Museum Family-Fun for FREE

Austin has a variety of awesome museums where you can explore Texas history, browse amazing art collections, try hands-on science activities — and so much more. The best news is that you can visit almost all of our area museums for free! You just need to know when to go. Luckily, Do512 has compiled a list of the best times to check out the museums in Austin! Thanks, Do512!

— Blanton Museum of Art

Free Admission: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; plus extended hours ’til 9 p.m. every third Thursday of the month

— Bullock Texas State History Museum
Free Admission: The First Sunday of every month, 12 – 5 p.m.

— The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria
Free Admission: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; also free drop-in tours at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of every month.

— The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center
Free Admission: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; also free drop-in tours at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of every month.

— Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Free Admission: daily from June 1- August 31, 2017; as well as Family Days —...

Contribute to an amazing cause and earn Cain Keys!

Happy Friday, Travis Country residents! We hope you are staying warm in the craziness of this winter season. Snow days must mean that you've had extra time to log into Cain Club and earn some Cain Keys to go towards some amazing prizes! #Score

One of our favorite Cain Club activities is the ability to make a donation to Cain Cares and earn points! It rewards you for giving back to such a great cause.  Cain Cares gives us the opportunity to help when help is needed the most. Join us in our mission to give back. 

Donate to Cain Cares through our Loyalty Rewards program and receive 25 points for every $50 donated! Not a member? No problem, sign up TODAY and start earning your points towards our awesome prizes!

Give and then receive! 

With Gratitude,

Cain Realty Group


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It's a Busy Week for Travis Country

Local Travis Country Events this Week April 1 to 7 2017Bird Walks

The first bird walk of 2017 was a huge success, so make sure to join the next one on Saturday, April 8. Meeting place is at the Travis Country Office, so come equipped and comfortable before 7:30 a.m. Since the birds are nesting and active, spring is officially here, and the weather forecast is good, the second successful Travis Country Bird Walk will soon be underway!

Summer Swim Team

The registration for the Travis Country Sharks is currently ongoing. The summer swim team is a good opportunity for residents aged 5 to 18 to make friends and acquire necessary swimming skills. To learn more about the local team and register, please click here.

TC Easter Bash

We need volunteers! our TC Easter Bash has always been a success, and we want to keep it that way! Got some free time on your hands? Please help us out and sign up for a shift next Saturday, April 15, 2017, 7:30-11 a.m. We're using SignUp to organize the volunteers for the event, so all you have to do is click here to get logged into the volunteer group, choose what you'd like to do to help, and that's it! No registration required. 

TC Nest Box Program

Most of the birds have built their nests, so it's official: the bird nesting season in TC is in full swing! With 36 nest boxes for birds and 2 for bats, make sure to stay updated with their progress by checking ...

23rd Annual KW Citywide Food Drive Yields 12,600+ Meals for Central Texas

KW Food Drive 2016 Cain Realty Group

The annual KW Citywide Food Drive has, once again, proven itself a success in reaching out to the people of Central Texas. This year's event managed to produce 12,653 meals through a combined traditional and virtual food drive effort, thanks to KW constituents who have dedicated their time and energy to make the Saturday event a wonderful success.

The food drive is an effort of Keller Williams to extend its culture of giving in the communities that it serves, and this year's location is Central Texas, with throngs of local KW realtors and their teams coming over to give a helping hand. Our very own Cain Team participated in the event, with members helping with food packaging and delivery amongst other KW realtors.

To show our support for this amazing and selfless culture, please allow us to mention and thank all the amazing vendors that helped make this effort possible: Independence Title, Santa Rita Ranch, Milestone Community Builders, 2-10 Home Warranty, United Lending, American Home Shield, Stewart Title, CenTex Foundation Repair, Juany Cleaning Service, Capital Title, Old Republic Home Protection, Austin Auditors, Send Out Cards, Leslie Moeller of Farmer's Insurance, Brittney Heffernan, and First American Home Warranty.

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La Madeleine Serves Coffee and French Cuisine for Travis Country

French food in Travis CountryLa Madeleine on Brodie offers simple French-inspired fare at a reasonable price. The food inspirations originate mostly from the Loire Valley of France and have a simple appeal, much like the lifestyle of its inspirational country. Starting as a pastry chef at the Dallas location, Susan Dederen now serves as the company’s vice president of culinary and develops the menu for the stores.

On the restaurant’s site, Dederen writes that “From Paris to Provence we take the local favorites and introduce them to our guests. We call it French with a wink… taking the best foods of France and using the best ingredients from the U.S. we ensure the freshest products for our guests. Changing our products with the seasons allows us to use these ingredients when they are at their peak.”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served throughout the day and are available for order online. The restaurant atmosphere has a simple, French Country appeal with the signature large fireplace in the center of each location. Patio seating allows patrons to enjoy their meal or coffee in the great Austin climate.

The most popular items that La Madeleine offers are their bakery items. We recommend trying one of the seasonal fruit tarts, which is currently the Blueberry Creme Tart available for a limited time.

 

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Travis Country Residents & The Cain Team Participate in Food Drive

Cain Realty Group - Keller Williams

One of the core values at Cain Realty Group is to give where you live. Each year in Austin, Keller Williams Realty hosts a food drive for all their Real Estate agents to participate in and of course the Cain Realty Group team got in on the action! On October 16th, our team passed out bags to over 500 homes in Travis Country, asking each home to fill the bag with can goods that could be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Two days later, we went back out to collect the filled bags. With the help of Travis Country residents, our team contributed toward a total of 25,500lbs of food donated in the Austin area! Thanks to those of you whose participation made this happen!

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Travis Country Neighborhood Events: Annual Oak Hill Elementary School Spring Carnival and Silent Auction

Travis Country Neighborhood Events: Annual Oak Hill Elementary School Spring Carnival and Silent AuctionDon't forget the Travis Country neighborhood event of the annual Oak Hill Elementary School Spring Carnival and Silent Auction. This beloved OHE event takes place on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. 

The Carnival and Silent Auction is part of a fundraiser for the Oak Hill Parent Teacher Association. This is the biggest PTA fundraiser of the year. The event will feature a maze, confetti eggs, bounce house, mechanical bull rides, photo booth, Petting Zoo, bungee jump, as well as food, face painting, barrel train and more. 

Carnival tickets and wristbands are available through advance purchase this year. Game wristbands are available online for $26 or for a cash/check discount of $25. Wristbands purchased the day of the Carnival will be $30. Wristbands do not include purchases of food or drinks, confetti eggs, general store items and certain games/booths. After school sales will take place at the front porch of the main building from Monday Feb. 24 through Wed Feb. 26th. Wristband and ticket pick-up will be available from 2:30 -3:30 pm at the front porch on Thursday, Feb 27th, and from 7:30-8:30 am in Art Hallway as well as 2:30 -3:30 pm at the front porch on Friday, Feb 28th. All pre-purchased tickets and wristbands will also be available at the ticket booth of the Carnival starting at 5:30 pm if you are not able to pick them up prior. 

Bidding for the Silent Auction will take place from 7:45 am to 7:45 pm the day of the Carnival.  ...

Austin Valentine's Date Ideas Near Travis Country

Austin's Valentine's Date Ideas Near Travis CountryIf you are stressing about Valentine's Day, then Cain Realty Group is here to help! Our team has compiled a list of fabulous restaurants for an Austin Valentine's date near Travis Country. We have tons of great ideas to help you plan your best Valentine's Day.

February 14th may be one of the busiest nights of the year for the restaurant industry. Many eateries in the area require reservations for Valentine's Day. If you aren't so great with advance planning, the team at Cain Realty Group recommends Jack Allen's Kitchen (located in Oak Hill) which is a personal favorite of the team for brunch. 

If you and your sweetheart are more in the mood for a casual night out, there are plenty of options for a low-key night. Blue Dahlia, located in the West Lake area, is a European Bistro that offers a variety of fresh and lite salads, sandwiches, and other entrees with an assortment of hot teas and coffees, as well as several Valentine's Day specials. The Grove off Bee Caves Road is another great option. This wine bar offers Italian fare, and we are partial to their delicious specialty pizzas. Mandola's...

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