Community news: Give feedback Tuesday on Congress Avenue


The WilCo Wellness Alliance has released a community health survey that is available through May 31.

Parenting classes offered in Wimberley and Bastrop.



Give feedback on Congress Avenue

The city of Austin, in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance, will host an open house for Our Congress Avenue from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to gather public thoughts and ideas.

The meetings will be at 800 Congress, 800 Congress Ave., and is intended to gather feedback and confirm the community’s vision for Congress Avenue from Riverside Drive to the Capitol.

The event will include summaries of public feedback and existing conditions, design options and a rotating presentation.

— American-Statesman staff


Take fair housing survey

A collaborative planning process with 10 local jurisdictions to conduct a regional housing and economic opportunity study is seeking public input from residents.

The study, available through May 31, hopes to shed light on residents’ housing decisions and their experiences living, working or going to school in the region. It is not associated with a ballot issue or political poll.

Residents of Travis and Williamson counties are especially encouraged to participate. Those who take the survey will be registered to win a $100 gift card.

The survey, available in multiple languages, is available at

— American-Statesman staff


$65,500 raised for nonprofits

CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, raised $65,500 at its annual Charity Golf Bash to support seven local nonprofit.

Organizations receiving funding will include Austin Habitat for Humanity, Concert for a Cause, CASA of Travis County, Explore Austin, the 100 Club of Central Texas, ROCK Ride and Austin Wildlife Rescue.

This year’s event featured a silent auction with more than 80 goods and services donated by local businesses, as well as a raffle, golf with TopGolf pros and a wine pull.

— American-Statesman staff



Take survey on health issues

The WilCo Wellness Alliance has released a community health survey, available through May 31, to help the group research and prioritize health issues in the community.

Paper surveys are available at the Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W Bagdad Ave., Round Rock; the Liberty Hill Community Resource Center, 155 Hillcrest Lane; the Cedar Park Public Health Center, Suite 102, 350 Discovery Blvd.; the Georgetown Public Health Center, 100 W. Third St.; the Round Rock Public Health Center, 355 Texas Ave.; and the Taylor Public Health Center, 115 W. Sixth St.

An online survey is available at


Summer Lego camp offered

The Liberty Hill Parks and Recreation Department will host Lego camps from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-7 and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 8-12 from June 25-29.

The classes will be at Liberty Hill Municipal Court, 2801 RR 1869.

Participants will learn engineering principles by designing and building motorized and architectural projects from the Star Wars universe using Lego materials. They will typically work on two different projects per day.

The cost is $140. To register:

— American-Statesman staff



Parenting class offered

Registration is open for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Parenting Connections class, which will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, June 18 through July 9.

The class will be at the AgriLife Extension’s office, 200 Stillwater Road, Suite 102, and will cover child and growth development, parent-child communication, positive discipline and developing children’s self-esteem.

The cost is $15 payable to account No. 218-310-60013, and registration is required by June 13.

For more information: 512-393-2120;

— American-Statesman staff



Group hosts fundraiser, walk

The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation will host a walk and fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris Memorial Park, 892 N. Avenue C.

The event will include the walk, food, music, raffles and games for kids. Funds raised will support research into Chiari malformations, syringomyelia and related disorders.

To register:

— American-Statesman staff


Parenting 101 class set

A parenting 101 class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St.

Representatives from Family Crisis Center will provide parents with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to understand and resolve issues kids and teens encounter today. Class topics are bullying, online safety and healthy relationships.

Dinner and child care for ages 3-10 will be provided.

— American-Statesman staff

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