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Free diabetes forum Saturday


TRAVIS COUNTY

EAST AUSTIN

Diabetes forum Saturday

Community Coalition for Health will be the featured agency for Diabetes Community Dialogue: Awareness, Self-Advocacy & Empowerment from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free forum will be in the Dickey-Lawless Auditorium at Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., and will feature a presentation by C2H founder and CEO Charles Moody, as well as a panel discussion.

The program and panel will cover the types of diabetes, the benefits of healthy food, the importance of emotional health, prayer and the role of faith and managing diabetes.

For information: info@c2h.us.

— American-Statesman staff

NORTHEAST AUSTIN

Special Olympics hosts celebration

Special Olympics Texas will host its holiday fundraiser, A Very Special Celebration, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the organization’s headquarters in the Christi Stanley Building, 1804 Rutherford Lane.

The event will include a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a raffle, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. It will serve both as a fundraiser for the organization’s Capital Campaign and as a celebration for the headquarters, which was completed in May 2015.

Tickets are $50 in advance at sotx.org/celebration or $60 at the door.

— American-Statesman staff

DEL VALLE

Library hosts holiday party

The Elroy Community Library, at 13512 FM 812, will host its holiday party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

The free event will include a Christmas sleigh, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a hands-on fishing exhibit for learning casting techniques, face painting and a miniature petting zoo.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

CEDAR PARK

EMS ceremony Wednesday

Williamson County will hold its annual recognition ceremony to celebrate and honor the work its paramedics perform on a daily basis.

The department will recognize paramedics involved in the care and resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients, the delivery of babies, recognition for excellent medical care and customer service.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vista Ridge High School cafeteria, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd.

— American-Statesman staff

HUTTO

Santa Crawl on Thursday

The city of Hutto Downtown and Tourism Department will host the Santa Claus Crawl at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The event is $10 and includes a commemorative Santa Claus mug to use while browsing the downtown stores and sampling drinks. Participants will vote on their favorite drink at the end of the night.

Festive attire is encouraged. An after-party and costume contest will be held at the Downtown Hall of Fame, 205 East St., and Snuffy’s Place, 209 U.S. 79. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and most original.

For tickets: bit.ly/2gC8HRB.

— American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

BASTROP

Holiday art walk Friday

The monthly First Friday Art Walk will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Bastrop.

Various galleries, artists, restaurants, shops and small businesses will participate in holiday festivities, including offering live music and refreshments.

Featured artists and events include the “$150 & Less” show opening reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St.; “A Handcrafted Christmas” reception at Donna’s by Design, 926 Main St.; and mixed-media artist Sharon Zeugin, jewelry artist Cynthia Bloom, photographer David Mortenson and metal artist Mark Harrell at Art Connections Gallery, 908 Main St. Shultz Texas Properties, at 711 Pine St., will feature Jennifer McGuire of Not Just Cakes by Jenn and Mollie Cook of Bastrop Animal Advocates.

During the art walk, child care for ages 7 and younger will be offered at the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop, 1201 Main St., for $15 for the first child, $5 for the second and free for additional siblings. Dinner is provided, and reservations are required by calling 512-321-2201.

For more information on the art walk: bastropdowntown.com.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

HAYS COUNTY

Burn ban back in effect

Hays County Judge Bert Cob on Tuesday reinstated the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hays County effective immediately.

After consultation with Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, the decision was made based on continuing high winds and low humidity through much of the county. Dry grass fuel, similar to what was involved in a 150-acre grass fire near Kyle on Monday, has been observed in other parts of the county.

Grills with lids are allowed to be used, but not burn barrels even if they have a lid. Violators can face a fine of up to $500.

— American-Statesman staff


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