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All the News that Fits-May 2018

2018                                                                                                           Primary Run off Elections:                                                      Early voting runs May 14-18 Elections May 22

 http://www.traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=E.2018.22.05                

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"One of the penalties for refusing to 
participate in politics is that you end
up being governed by your inferiors."
 - Plato

20th Annual Real World Music Showcase:                                                             Anthropos Arts a great organization that connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, educators, and  performance opportunities. They’re having their 20th anniversary bash – “a world tour of music from Iran, Nigeria, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and the U.S.”  this Sunday, May 20, 5-7pm at Antone’s, 305 E. Fifth.

More info at www.anthroposarts.org.                                                             (Thanks to Austin Chronicle for notice.)

Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

Dates & Times
Free and open on May 12-13 & 19-20, 2018 from 11am-6pm.

Boundaries: West of I-35, East of Mopac/Loop 1,
South of HWY 183,North of William Cannon http://west.bigmedium.org

Cap Tex Lifetime Tri – Monday May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)

Sunday May 27th – Expect heavy traffic in and around the Hyatt Hotel for packet pickup  10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Monday May 28th – Expect road closures (Riverside Drive) and heavy traffic on Barton Springs 5:00 am to Noon

No barricades for Bouldin Neighborhood for this event
Palmer Heavy Traffic-May 2018

PalmerHeavyTraffic_May2018.pdf

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                         Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:                                                                               LONG CENTER  http://thelongcenter.org/events/

PALMER AUDITORIUM                                                                                         https://www.palmereventscenter.com/calendar

CoA information:

For new residents, the City of Austin makes available information on trash, recycle and compost collection here:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/residential-curbside-collection-schedule

Also will link to June schedule for bulk trash and large brush collection and a calendar for all the above to use-a handy tool for busy folks.

Street Sweeping 6/11/18 – 6/15/18

Residential streets are swept six times a year, while major streets are swept once a month. This schedule allows for the regular sweeping of many of the City’s prized bicycle facilities, located both on residential and major streets.

Keep your trees trimmed so that there is a least 14 feet of clearance above your curb. Trim your bushes so they do not block the curb line.

Do not rake or blow leaves, grass or other trash into the streets. This is prohibited by City ordinance. Street sweeping equipment is not able to handle limbs, branches or large quantities of grass and leaves. You should dispose of these materials through your weekly yard trimmings collection.

On your scheduled street cleaning week, avoid parking on streets, remove empty trash and recycling carts, and remove other obstacles such as basketball hoops. Doing so will help avoid debris being left behind on your street.

Sweepers operate Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m..http://austintexas.gov/department/street-sweeping

http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Resource_Recovery/sweepingmap_050218-070618.pdf

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival 2018

Austin Science Festival Theme

Hello neighbors,
This past February I had the opportunity to volunteer for the first
time at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. I worked the
floor and in the process met a number  of students and was able to check out the displays. From the simple to the complex, a cool display of creativity, hard work and intelligence!
I remember two young ladies in particular, both Junior Level/middle school.
One had her project board of documentation of objectives, and results a nd a display of plants. Her project was to grow plants upside down withvarious nutrients and water. Fairly simple project but her goal was to use this as her first step to testing in zero gravity……desiring to become an astronaut!

The second was just a project board of documentation of objectives and results. Objective was to develop better algorithms for checksums.
Hmmmm, I understand the basics but definitely above my pay grade!

What a great bunch of kids and I definitely got out of the Festival as
much as they did.

You can view the 2018 video at http://www.sciencefest.org (click through the banners on the home page) and this fall, if interested, you can get information on general volunteering and judging by contacting Ingrid Weigand at ingrid.weigand@austinscience.org.
Stay posted for future information for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival  February 20-23, 2019.

Cheers, Gary Hyatt

P.S. more information below
News coverage
http://www.kxan.com/news/education/girls-rule-at-austin-energy-science-fair/1049706102

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest
regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.
The 2018 video has been posted. You can view it at www.sciencefest.org
(click through the banners on the home page)

Austin Science Education Foundation
https://austinscience.org/
Purpose
The Austin Science Education Foundation (ASEF) was established in 2013 to support the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival (AERSF).
AERSF serves 3rd – 12th grade students from 11 Central Texas counties and 23 school districts, as well as private, home and charter schools.
Mission
ASEF will promote student’s knowledge of and involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by enabling participation in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival and supporting students selected to advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.