IT’S TIME TEXAS makes healthy easier for Texans where they live, learn, work, worship and shop. Check out these five fun events for getting out and getting active with the kids this week!
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Brazilian, Latin and Tango Dance for Kids
Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. @ Esquina Tango
Esquina Tango is a non-profit organization that currently provides three FREE classes for youth! These classes integrate health & fitness in a fun way through dance & culture. Join in, and bring the whole family!
Get Fit, Get Healthy, Get Movin’! (G3)
Every Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. @ The Caring Place Annex, Georgetown
Get Fit, Get Healthy, Get Movin’! (G3) is a free program offered by the Williamson County and Cities Health District that helps families with children between the ages of 6 and 13 make healthy lifestyle changes through goal-setting, healthy eating, and physical activity. In this 10-week program, participants meet for two hours per week and receive an hour of nutrition education and an hour of physical activity.
Every Wednesday 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. @ Hancock Recreation Center
Contradancing in Austin originated when AFTM (Austin Friends of Traditional Music) started a jam session at Hancock Recreation Center over 20 years ago! To this day, the Wednesday night dance at HRC is a community dance with an average of 50-60 dancers dancing to the music of LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) – an open band of 3-10+ members with many excellent musicians, where anyone is welcome to come and play! The callers will call a variety of dances, whether it be contras, squares, circles, or whatever! This is a free dance courtesy of the City of Austin and Austin Parks and Recreation Department.
Dell Children’s Medical Center Family Fun Run and 5K
Saturday, April 18, 8:30 – 11 a.m. @ Circuit of the Americas
Come out for the Dell Children’s Medical Center 5K and Family Fun Fair and 1.5 Mile Walk! This event will benefit the patients and health & wellness programs of Dell Children’s Medical Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, and showcase local non-profit organizations like IT’S TIME TEXAS! The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 1.5 mile walk and Family Fun Fair expo begin at 9 a.m. See you there!
Free Yoga in the Park
Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m. @ Wooldridge Square Park
The Little Yoga House returns to the historic Wooldridge Square Park bandstand to offer 45-minute family yoga sessions every third Sunday of the month. Most months classes will be from 11-11:45 a.m. During June, July, and August, classes will be held from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
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