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Goodwill Austin hosts Pop Up event
Goodwill Austin hosted a Pop Up event at the Wright Bros. Brew and Brew Saturday, featuring curated outfits, home goods, and furniture from Goodwill and five local thrift vendors.
With Love from Ding, MINDSOUP by MB, Little Bits of Glee, All There August By Jessica Salazar, and The Peahen attended the event, showcasing their wares alongside Goodwill finds.Read the full article
Austin library to host first-ever block party
The Austin Central Library is inviting the community to come out for its first kids' block party Saturday, April 27.
The Library Foundation is hosting the festival which is the first celebrating children, literacy, and learning through play.
Guests will enjoy six activity blocks of fun throughout the library, including music and dance, author events, big body play, construction and creative play, technology play and a family resource fair. The event is geared toward children ages 0-12 and their families.Read the full article
JDRF gala to benefit type 1 diabetes research
There are currently some 29 million Americans living with diabetes and about 5 percent of those have type one. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is working to fund research that can find a cure for the disease.
The JDRF Austin chapter will be hosting The OneParty, a fundraiser including a golf tournament and a gala. The golf day starts at 8 a.m. at the Lions Municipal Golf Course with tee-off at 9 a.m. The day will end with an evening gala at the Austin American-Statesman with 6 p.m. cocktails, dinner at 8 p.m. and a 9:30 p.m. after-party with DJ Mel.
For more information on JDRF Austin, visit their website .Read the full article