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What to Look Forward to This Month in Austin

Kathleen’s Lake Escape Wednesday class keeping it cool waterskiing, surfing and tubing on Lady Bird Lake…not a bad way to start off the day!

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
-Dale Carnegie

So much fun, so little time! Given that we love summer, Austin and all things fun, we’ve put together a list of what we’re looking forward to this month. Get out your planners!

iGnite Summer Classes
When: Kicking off this Monday, June 4th!
Where: various indoor and outdoor locations around Austin.
Register Now!

Saturday Night Concert Series at the Hill Country Galleria
When: 7-9pm through June 30th
Where: Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave

Blues on the Green
What: Free music, food vendors and lounging in the park with friends and family
When: Every other Wednesday from May 30 – August 8, 2012
Where: Zilker Park

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Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park
What: Enjoy beautiful music with a beautiful backdrop of the Austin skyline – classical music doesn’t get more casual than this!
When: Sunday evenings June 3-August 26 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
What: An opportunity to marvel at the talents of incredible acrobats and the creativity of the imaginative Cirque de Soleil creators
When: Friday, June 15 at 8:00pm
Where: Frank Erwin Center

kaw5k3Father’s Day
Don’t forget to make your father or the father of your children feel special on this day!
When: Sunday, June 17th

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
What: Costumes, a great workout and a post-run live music festival all supporting the Austin Parks Foundation
When: June 23

We hope will get out with friends and family throughout June to enjoy the plentiful fun that our unique city offers us!

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Focus on Seasonal and Locally-Sourced Produce

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by Catherine Hearn

by Catherine Hearn

This month, make an effort to nourish your body with the many locally-produced fruits and vegetables that are coming into season.  Aim for 6-8 servings of colorful, seasonal and preferably organic fruits and veggies each day. With their high fiber, antioxidant and riboflavin content, they will do wonders for your body.  As often as possible, use these as replacements for colorless, simple carbohydrates like white bread and pasta, candy, and pastries. 

What exactly are the fruits and vegetables that are coming into season and grown in Texas? Get out your grocery lists!
In May, stock up on: 
avocado ~ cucumber ~ celery ~ carrots
~cabbage ~ peppers ~blueberries ~blackberries
~honeydew 
tomatoes ~ strawberries ~ plums
~watermelon 
cantaloupe ~ 
 

Visiting your local farmers market is a fantastic way to find these locally-sourced, seasonal and often organic produce while simultaneously getting outdoors and interacting with your community. With a number occurring around the city every week, there is bound to be one near you that you will love. Here, a couple to check out if you haven’t already:

Sustainable Food Center Farmers Markets

  • Downtown Austin: 4th & Guadalupe, Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • Sunset Valley: 3200 Jones Road/Toney Burger Center, Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • The Triangle: 46th & Lamar at the Triangle, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • East: 51st & 183 at the YMCA, Engel Farms, Tuesdays 10am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • Barton Creek Farmers Market- Located on the back side of the Barton Creek Square Mall parking lot overlooking the city at the intersection of Loop 1 and South Capital of Texas Highway. Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

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