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Community news: Colony Park the focus of March 28 meeting


TRAVIS COUNTY

NORTHEAST AUSTIN

Meeting to focus on Colony Park

The city of Austin will host a meet-and-greet on March 28 for residents to join in the conversation about new possibilities for Northeast Austin.

The discussion will be led by a panel of special guests, including District 1 Council Member Ora Houston. Residents will also have an opportunity to view the Colony Park Master Plan and district park approved by the City Council.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the multi-purpose facility at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Drive. It will include food, music and a bike rodeo. Various city departments will provide information on home, health and social services programs.

To RSVP, email colonypark@austintexas.gov. For more information, go to colonyparkatx.org.

— American-Statesman staff

CENTRAL AUSTIN

Free seminar on caregiver issues

The nonprofit AGE of Central Texas is hosting a free seminar, “Legal & Financial Issues Affecting Caregivers,” from 10 a.m. to noon April 4 in the large meeting room at AGE, 3710 Cedar St.

Space is limited, so those wishing to attend are asked to register by calling 512-600-9286 or by filling out the online form at http://tinyurl.com/AgeApril2015.

Free respite care for older family members will also be available during the seminar at AGE’s Austin Adult Day Health Center and can be requested at the time of registration.

— American-Statesman staff

AUSTIN

Austin Recovery has new name

After a 2013 merger with a Houston addiction treatment center, Austin Recovery will now share a new name with its partner, the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. The two groups will become the Council on Recovery to reflect their united mission and brand, officials said.

The Council on Recovery provides inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services as well as prevention, education and recovery resources to the Houston and Austin communities.

Last year, Austin Recovery closed its detox program and moved its residential services from Northeast Austin to the Hicks Family Ranch, 13207 Wright Road in Buda. Also last year, it opened the Center for Recovering Families in Austin at 3420 Executive Center Drive, Suite G100.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

BUDA

Fishing, fun at Bradfield Park Pond

Residents are invited to meet up for Buda Fun Fish at Bradfield Park Pond. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The park is at 140 Crescent Drive.

Rod and reels with bait and tackle will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own favorite fishing equipment. A fishing license is not required for children age 16 and younger.

For more information, contact the city of Buda’s Parks and Recreation Department at 512-295-7170.

— American-Statesman staff


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