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IT’s TIME TEXAS shares plenty of fun ideas for getting active with the whole family. Check out the following five fun events for getting out with the kids this week!


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Summer Playground Program
MondayThursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 10 different sites (visit website to check for the one nearest you). Summer Playgrounds is a free drop-in program for children to participate in supervised activities throughout the day. Summer Playgrounds staff provide quality recreational experiences that promote creativity, teamwork and healthy lifestyles. Activities include organized sports, arts and crafts, games, team building and nutrition lessons. Registration required on child’s first day, at site. Ages 6-12 years old.

Free First Parent-Child Gymnastics Class
MondaySunday at any of the 8 Austin YMCA locations
Basic gymnastics for little gymnasts. Parent participation is required. Available for children ages 18 months to 2 years. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of class to ensure a spot in the class. For first time visitors your first class at the YMCA is free, and your next two classes are only $10 each! Be sure to ask about affordable membership options at the front desk. For more information, click here.

Sports Injuries 101
Thursday, August 6, 2-3 p.m. at Round Rock Public Library
Baylor Scott & White Health is hosting a FREE community seminar. Join physical therapist Andy McDonnell, PT, as he discusses common sports injuries and what parents and student athletes can do to avoid them. Learn about the fundamentals of staying healthy on and off the field. For athletes ages six and up along with their caregivers.

Movie at the Pool: Happy Feet
Friday, August 7, 8:30 p.m. at El Salido Pool
Movie will begin after dark. Pool Fees apply during regular pool hours; for FREE entry you must enter after 8 p.m.

Vida Fest Bike Hutto Kick Off Ride
Saturday, August 8, 8-8:30 a.m. at Hutto High School
Bike Hutto is excited to have been asked to help kick off VIDA FEST with a small bicycle ride from Hutto High School to Nadine Johnson. The Vida Fest event starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. so we will be gathering at 8 a.m. at the high school parking lot. After the ride, stay for the wonderful Vida Fest event. There will be opportunities to get school supplies, back packs, clothing, free haircuts plus health screenings from the WCCHD and so much more.


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Have fun!