Event: National Night Out 2014

Read about this event and then fill out the form below to let us know if you plan on attending. This will help to ensure that we order enough food!

National Night Out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Park Pavilion

 

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Join us at the Pool Pavilion, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Pizza will be served at 6:30!

Dessert Contest! Bring a dessert to enter into Waterleaf’s Dessert Contest. PIE – CAKE – CANDY- Your specialty!! Prizes will be given for 1st thru 3rd place. One serving will be shared by judges, the rest served to guests.

We will also have family games for all to play, a bounce house and weather permitting, a hot air balloon to take a ride! As always we could use volunteers to help out, if you are interested please email us at Waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch invites you and your family to attend the event, meet your neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in your community.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

4. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across Texas are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. (There is no scheduled time for visits from various departments but they will be stopping by).

 

Will you join us?!

July 2014 Newsletter

For the PDF version, click here to download or print:  WLF July 2014 Community Newsletter

 

To All of Our Neighbors:

The summer season is officially in full swing, and we now have our lifeguards working full time. We would like to ask that everyone review the pool rules listed in last month’s newsletter, or on our website waterleaffalls.com. We would like to remind everyone that the pool is CLOSED EVERY MONDAY except holidays that fall on Mondays with no other exceptions. We use this day to allow our pool company to come in and maintain the pool in order to help it recover from the heavy use on the weekends. Secondly, we want everyone to keep in mind that the lifeguards are there to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the pool. We have entrusted them with not only our lives, but the live of our friends and family who utilize the pool. Please show them respect as they are merely doing their job to keep everyone safe and preserve life. Please remember that it is still your responsibility to watch your children at all times.

We would also like to invite everyone to come out and support all of our committees in all that they do. Our committees are in need of volunteers and would love to have help from all of you. And don’t forget to enjoy all of the events, and block parties to meet your neighbors and raise awareness for the safety of our neighborhood, as each every one of us is responsible for what goes on in our community. Please check the calendar in this newsletter, or on our website for all of the events and meetings we’ll be having in the future.

Have fun, enjoy your summer, and be safe!

David Vail and Tracy Scheel

 

Community Calendar July 2014

4   ::   Independence Day – FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN WATERLEAF

6   ::   Welcome Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

7   ::   Trash and Recycle

10 ::   CORE Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm Park Pavilion

12  ::   Pool Committee Meeting – 8:00 am Pool Pavilion

14  ::   Trash and Compost

19  ::   Neighborhood Watch Block Party – 7:00 pm 191 Sheep Trail

21  ::  Trash and Recycle

28  ::  Trash and Compost

 

Kyle Police Department Vacation Watch Program

Summer is in full swing and so are plans for summer vacations and getaways. If you will be out-of-town for an extended amount of time, you can notify the Kyle Policy Department and they will check on your residence or business for up to ten consecutive days while you are away. If you will be gone longer than that, you can fill out a subsequent request. Simply fill out a Vacation Watch Form which can be found at: www.cityofkyle.com/police/vacation-watch-program

Some tips from KPD:

  • Have an alarm installed even if you choose not to have it monitored. Burglars will not stay if an alarm is going off.
  • Stop all deliveries or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers, and packages.
  • Have a neighbor place garbage cans at the curb on your normal pickup day and return them after the garbage pickup is made.
  • Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio (talk show) or television, on and off, at the appropriate times. Have several throughout the house.
  • Turn the bell or ringer on your telephone down low. If a burglar is around, he/she won’t be alerted to your absence by a ringing telephone.
  • Let your neighbors know when you will be gone. Have them call the police if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Ask a neighbor to occasionally park in your driveway.

 

New Business Coming to Center Street in Kyle

Business is certainly booming in Kyle and there are a lot of exciting options coming to us in the near future. The Hays Free Press reports some changes coming to Center St in downtown Kyle. You can expect to see a new Chinese restaurant and the owner of Center Field is reportedly looking to open a dance venue at the old Center Grocery.

Walmart construction has begun across the street from Lowe’s and is expected to be completed by January 2015.

The movie theater on Kyle Crossing is also currently under construction and should be completed by Thanksgiving. Dunkin’ Donuts and other businesses will be coming to Kyle Village shopping center on Kyle Parkway. (Source)

 

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City of Kyle

Star Spangled CelebrationIndependence Day Celebration
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, the pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and fantastic viewing. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks.  Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Walk ins welcome.

7:00 pm – Hays CISD Star Spangled Event *NEW this year! Hays CISD’s PAC will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with Kem Watts, a local singer and songwriter, performing from 7 pm – 8 pm followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra from 8 pm – 9:30 pm.

9:30 pm – When it gets dark enough, around 9:30 pm, the fireworks show will launch from the driving range. Find a spot early enough to see the tall water tower that is next to the Hays CISD PAC on Kohler’s Crossing. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks.Parking in paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. The approximately 15-20 minutes of “ooohs and ahhhs” will cap off a day of fun in Kyle.

City of Buda

Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration

9:30 am – Children’s parade in the morning with free activities at City Park following the parade. Parade line up begins at 9:00 am. in the parking lot next to Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant on Main Street. Anyone can participate, no registration required, just show up! Decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers and more will take a short parade route to City Park starting at 9:30 am. Concessions provided by Buda Chamber of Commerce. There will be various Children’s activities from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the park (bounce house, water slide, magician).

9:30 pm – Evening Fireworks at Buda City Park For more information call 512-295-7170.

City of San Marcos

Summerfest San Marcos
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at San Marcos Plaza Park San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway. Festival grounds will open at 6:00 pm with food and activity booths and Cheryl Murdock opening! Children’s parade registration begins at 6:30 pm with the parade and costume contest beginning at 7:00 pm. David Ybarra and Friends band plays at 7:30 pm Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm- Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the Public Library and Activity Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot. More information here.

City of Austin

38th Annual Austin Symphony HEB July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Austin FireworksThis year, the Austin celebration is moving out to the Circuit of the Americas while Auditorium shores is under construction. COTA will host a variety of fun holiday activities, including interactive games and contests for the whole family, starting at 4:00 pm. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 pm, followed by the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking lots open at 3:00 pm and Gates open at 4:00 pm. FREE parking is available in COTA Lot F. Up-close parking available in Lots H&A for $10. For more information, visit austinsymphony.org

 

 

REMINDER: FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN KYLE CITY LIMITS (INCLUDES WATERLEAF)

Per the City of no_fireworksKyle: Remember it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, transport, receive, keep, offer to another or to otherwise have possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or other wise set to action any fireworks of any description, except under special permit as authorized by the city or in the fire code adopted by the city. Any person in violation, in the city of Kyle, may be charged by a class C misdemeanor.

The fines for possession or use of fireworks is anywhere from $500 up to $2,000.

Please celebrate responsibly and if you want to enjoy fireworks this year, we encourage you to visit one of the nearby city celebrations.

If you hear fireworks in the neighborhood, you can call the Kyle Police at 512.268.3232

 

 

 

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Concerts for a Cause: D.C. Bloom
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Milt’s BBQ – 208 W Center St
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

First Saturdays are to raise money and awareness for a different charity that does good in Kyle. This month’s concert benefits PAWS! Entry is by donation and 100% of donations are given the the charity of the month.

 

Movie in the Park
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lake Kyle Amphitheater – 700 Lehman Rd
Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset

Join us for a special Camp N’ Catch a Movie at Lake Kyle. We will be showing this year’s favorite, “Frozen!” This is a Saturday night where you can set up your tent and camp out at Lake Kyle, or come out to watch a movie under the stars, or BOTH! Details, rules and regulations can be found under the Spring Break Camp N Catch program at cityofkyle.com

Friday, July 25, 2014
Dive-In Movie at Kyle Pool

Tickets handed out at 7:00 pm, Gates open at 8:00 pm Movie begins at sunset. Join us for a special showing of “Surf’s Up” “Dive In Movie” at Kyle Pool. On this night, the pool will close at 7pm and all patrons must leave the pool. Pool staff will begin handing out admission tickets at 7pm no earlier. on the night of the movie, until all 230 tickets are handed out. One ticket per person no exceptions (if you have children, please make sure they are in line with you at the time tickets are being handed out). The pool gates will reopen at 8pm and only admit those 230 people with admission tickets. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted. All regular pool rules apply to all attending, and maximum pool complex capacity is 230. Gates open at 8pm and pool closes 30 minutes after conclusion of the movie.

To see the summer movie schedule, visit the city website: cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-park-3

Sherlock Mystery Party
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:30 am – City of Kyle Public Library

See if you can break the case like Sherlock does at the Teen Mystery Party. Watch the show “Sherlock,” play a life size Clue Game, and make a detective kit to take home. No registration required and young adults ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend this event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 512-268-7411 or via email at circulation@cityofkyle.com. You may also drop by the library to speak with a friendly staff member.

Hill Country Kids & Family Tri
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 am – Plum Creek Community

Registration is open for the Hill Country Kids & Family Triathlon! Join us to cheer on our teams in the Plum Creek Community. Register and find more information at www.hillcountrykidstri.org

 

5th Annual CTMC BabyFest
Friday, July 27, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – CTMC Main Lobby
1301 Wonder World Dr San Marcos 78666

When your family’s growing and mom is showing,there’s lots of stuff you oughta be knowing! Bring the whole crew for a fun-filled day of learning, sharing and a little child’s play. CTMC’s yearly event that helps expecting families to become familiar with the latest in products and services for moms and babies. The afternoon will include mini-tours of the Women’s Center, goody bags for moms and moms-to-be, healthy snacks, a fitness challenge for dads, children activities, great door prizes, giveaways and more than 30 booths featuring products and services for new parents, moms-to-be and their babies. BabyFest is a great way to network with new moms and moms-to-be in the area, baby boutiques, eco-friendly products, nutritional options for moms and babies, information on vaccinations and safety, representatives from obstetrics, pediatric physicians who practice at CTMC and more. Visit ctmc.org for more information

 

Committee Updates

 

CORE Committee

Thursday, July 10, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

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Welcome Committee

Sunday, July 6, 2014
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

Check us out! We have A LOT going on. We will have a design for our T-Shirt’s up for discussion, learn about upcoming events for our committee, brainstorming for new recruits, and how to involve those neighbors who are new renters to the Waterleaf Falls Subdivision. If you are a new home owner prior to June 1st and you haven’t received a Welcome Packet, please email the committee at waterleafwelcomecommittee@gmail.com and we will send one to your house. Thank you, Jana Wybo and Tricia Swietek

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Pool Committee

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:00 am – Pool Pavilion

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Neighborhood Watch Committee

Block Party
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 pm – 191 Sheep Trail

Join us Saturday, July 19 at 7:00pm in the driveway of Jason Lolley and Cathy Frankowski, 191 Sheeptrail.

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Come meet your neighbors!! We had such a great time at the last BBQ we’ve decided to continue these every other month. Please bring your families item to grill (Barbecue pits will be provided), beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8. Also please bring your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc. We have once again invited the Kyle Police and Fire Departments to join us!

Neighborhood Watch had a great meeting this past month and we send a big thank you to Mike Leas of Breadcrumbs ID and Texas DPS. They informed us on the topic of missing children and adults, and the many ways communication is sent out for anyone missing. We learned a lot of what goes on behind the scenes and what we need to do to help law enforcement find a missing person.

There is no Police Blotter this month, as it was not received from KPD.

Happy 4th of July Waterleaf! Please celebrate safely and keep in mind that fireworks are not allowed in the City of Kyle. Let’s try and be respectful of each other. Many have babies and children sleeping and pets who are very frightened by fireworks. Let the professionals do this entertaining for us!

The following weeks from now through October we will be working on National Night Out. If anyone is interested in volunteering we need your help! Please email us and we will let you know when we get together! Thank you! waterleafneighborhoodwatch@gmail.com

Waterleaf Neighborhood Watch
Michele Hinojosa, Jason Lolley, Jeff Swietek

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Yard of the Month

Congratulations to July’s Yard of the Month!!

276 Matthews

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Pricing is $50.00 for half page, $25.00 for quarter page and $15.00 for business card size, to be run one time. You can email the ad and drop off or mail a check made payable to Goodwin Management, Inc. to 11149 Research #100 Austin, TX 78759 (Please note on the memo line of the check – “Waterleaf Newsletter Ad”.)

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Event: NW Block Party at Pasture Cove

Neighborhood Watch Block Party

Saturday, May 17, 2014
6:00 PM – Pasture Cove cul-de-sac

 

The first Neighborhood Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at 6pm, at the Pasture Cove cul-de-sac. We will be extending invitations to local law enforcement agencies and other local officials to stop by if their schedule allows. A BBQ pit will be provided, please bring your item to grill for your family, your own beverages and a dish to pass that will serve 8 along with your picnic gear, i.e. chairs, blankets, etc.

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EVENT: Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt

Waterleaf Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
3:00 PM Park Pavilion

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Neighbors and their children are invited to join us for some Easter fun! We will have an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and some fun crafts! Egg hunt begins at 3:15 pm and pictures with the Easter bunny will begin at 3:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

Social Committee is still needing volunteers for this event.  If you can help manage some activities or dress up as the “Easter Bunny” for photos, please contact the Social Committee ASAP! waterleafsocial@gmail.com Volunteers help make these events possible and without them we cannot hold this event, please contact us if you can help in any way for any length of time.

Thank you,

Social Committee

Best Lighting Contest and Christmas Caroling

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Yard of the Month is searching for the Best Christmas Light Display! Santa’s Elves will be driving the neighborhood Sunday, December 22 starting at 7pm.  Please have your lights turned on from 7pm to 10pm if you would like to participate!

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place winner gets a $75 (Visa gift card
  • 2nd Place winner gets a $50 (Visa gift card)
  • 3rd Place winner gets a $25 (Visa gift card)

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Also on Sunday, we will be spreading good cheer by Christmas Caroling throughout Waterleaf! If you would like to participate, please join us at 6:45 pm on Sunday, December 22 at Peach Tree Pass (by the pool) and we will begin at 7pm! If you can arrive earlier to help decorate the trucks and trailers, that would be much appreciated! KB Home will provide Hot Chocolate for Carolers and we will be sure to have some available throughout the night while in route.

Some important notes:

  • There will be 2 trailers for carolers.
  • It will be cold, so be sure to bundle up! Wear a jacket and/or bring a blanket!
  • Please bring a lawn/folding chair to sit on the trailer. Children will need to be seated in a lap or on the floor.  For your safety, there will be NO standing allowed as the vehicles will be in constant motion.
  • Carolers will be passing out candy, so if you cannot join us for caroling, simply sit outside your home and wait for us to pass by!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at waterleafboard@gmail.com

We hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Eric Bauer
Waterleaf
Resident Board Member

Holiday Gift Wrap Station

Holiday Gift Wrap Station

KB Home Sales Office – 284 Sunnyside Dr

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SAT 10 AM to 7 PM
SUN 11 AM to 7 PM

KB Home will have a gift wrap station set up in our models this weekend with gift wrap supplies.  We’d like to invite the homeowners to drop by over the weekend and wrap their gifts at the models.  They can use the supplies we will have or bring their own and their gifts and do their gift wrapping away from curious kiddos (or adults)!

Holiday Gift Wrap

Event: Waterleaf 2013 Holiday Event

Waterleaf 2013 Holiday Event 
December 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm 
Waterleaf Park Pavilion

Join us for some Christmas cheer as we visit with Santa. You will be sure to warm up with our chili cook-off! The person voted to have the best chili will win a prize. We will also have some cookies to decorate. Feel free to bring your own to swap with your neighbors as well.

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December Newsletter

For the PDF version of the newsletter, click here: WLF December Newsletter

Hello Neighbors,

As 2013 comes to a close, we hope this Christmas season brings you joy and peace, and that the new year brings many blessings to us all.

There are many events nearby which allow you to celebrate all of the wonderful things this season represents and we hope you and your family will find time to attend.

There will be no board meeting this month as we are working on plans for the new year and enjoying the holiday season with our families. Please visit our community website for any updates we may have this month.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Merry Christmas

Abbye Crandall and Eric Bauer
Resident Board Members

Community Calendar

 2      Trash and Compost Day

 9       Trash and Recycle Day

14      Waterleaf Holiday Event – 3:00 PM Park Pavilion

16      Trash and Compost Day

23      Trash and Recycle Day

25      Merry Christmas!

30      Trash and Compost Day

31      New Year’s Eve

Tips From Larry

Wet Window Ledges As it gets colder, our windows will sweat. Be sure to wipe up the water even though the KB paints an oil base paint and caulks. An effective way to help reduce wet windows is to open each window and place a layer of aluminum foil 3 ” wide and as long as the window, then close the window down leaving 2″ to stick out so as to act as a water drip trough.

Hanging Christmas Lights ‘Tis the season to put lights on the house. There are many great clips to change lights, but many homeowners like to use nails or metal staples into the house frame. NEVER use nails, as they will cause water to enter into wood and set up rot and rust later. A hot glue gun is an effective way to string lights onto brick and stone. When done use the gun to heat the hard glue off.

More Shelves Now that you are in your new home, you will be looking for more shelf space. Look no further than your bedroom closet. The KB homes that have high ceilings make it easy to build a look-a-like shelf above the current shelves in the closet. The shelving boards are sold in the same width, as are the same matching brackets at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Use the same studs to screw in the brackets. This added shelf is perfect for suitcase storage.

Hard To Close Gates If by now your grass is growing high and the gate seems harder to open, take a saw or skill saw and cut off 1 inch at the base and try opening it. It should be much easier.

Dirty Fan Blades Now that the ceiling fans are not running as often, clean the top of the blades. You will be surprised as to the thick layer of hardened dust that will be there even if you dusted all summer. A warm water cloth will do the trick. You may need to use a ladder.

As always I will be glad to help show any of the above tips. Call me at 512-268-9025

Thanks! Larry Simone

New Business Coming to Kyle

soonThe city of Kyle is continuing to grow rapidly and businesses are racing to open their doors. Many of the companies are setting up shop along the IH-35 corridor and near Kyle Center Parkway.

Among those businesses is the Hays ACC Campus. ACC is already enrolling for the Spring semester and classes are scheduled to begin in January.

Other businesses coming to Kyle include Walmart, Firestone, Mitchell Motor Sports, New Haven Assisted Living, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, and Kyle Entertainment Center. There are several other businesses scheduled to open later this year or early 2014. For a complete list, visit haysfreepress.com for the story.

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Waterleaf 2013 Holiday Event
December 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm
Waterleaf Park Pavilion

Join us for some Christmas cheer as we visit with Santa. You will be sure to warm up with our chili cook-off! The person voted to have the best chili will win a prize. We will also have some cookies to decorate. Feel free to bring your own to swap with your neighbors as well.

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City of Kyle Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 4, 2013 – 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
City Square Park/Historic Kyle City Hall

City of Kyle HolidayThe City of Kyle welcomes Santa to town!

Join us to kick off the Holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures (you must bring your own camera, we will not have a photographer available). School choirs from local elementary, middle and high schools will be performing holiday songs, there will be free activities for the children, and food vendors to satisfy your hunger or thirst.

Its always a great time. So come out and help us ring in the holiday season. http://www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/santas-arrival-tree-lighting-ceremony

City of Buda Trail of Lights
Opening Day December 13, 2013
6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Historic Stagecoach Park

Get in the holiday mood by strolling through the park and enjoying the lights! Free shuttle parking is available at Cabela’s. No parking is permitted in the park. Walk in visitors are welcomed and may bring leashed pets. The trail is approximately 1/2 mile long. No pets are allowed on shuttle buses. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa! Paid concessions are available for purchase. The trail is then open from December 14 – 22 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. More info here.

San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas
December 4 – 7, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
San Marcos Plaza Park

sights_and_sound_christmas_tx_logo2Fun, food, entertainment, carnival and Santa! Regular admission is $5 nightly, kids 12 & under are FREE! 4-day wristbands are available for purchase online at www.sights-n-sounds.org

Wednesday: Family Night – enjoy half price carnival rides!

Thursday: Texas State Night – Wear your Texas State T-Shirt and enjoy $1 drinks. TXST faculty, staff and students may show ID for discount

Friday: The best of the best on the main stage!

Saturday: 5K & 1K Run 7:30 am registration with the races starting at 9:00 am Parade begins at 10:00 am The San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association will partner with Sights and Sounds to host a Blue Santa Parade.

Zilker Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2013 – 6:00 pm

Tree LightingThe Austin Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites you and your family to the 47th Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2013 lighting ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 1st starting at 6pm.

Join emcee Quita Culpepper, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley as they kick off the holiday season in Austin with a program featuring local community entertainment, a holiday message and the lighting of the tree by the 2013 Zilker Holiday Tree Art contest winner.

  • Music begins at 5:30 pm
  • Ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 pm and should conclude by 7:00 pm

Austin Trail of LightsThe Austin Trail of Lights opens December 8, 2013

The Trail of Lights winds through 1.25 miles of Zilker Park, the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. For two magical weeks in December, over 50 stunning custom displays (many updated for 2013) light up the night, bringing Austinites together to celebrate the season. Come make memories with the ones you love and uniquely Austin eats, fun for the kiddos, and performers including musicians, dancers, and carolers.

Visit austintrailoflights.org for more information

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If you have not already done so, you can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from our website, simply by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of the webpage. We will send you updates to be reminded of upcoming meetings and events. This is also the official method of communication for the board, so updates regarding improvements or other issues will be posted here. You will not be flooded with e-mails or spammed from the website.

Contribute

If you have any information you would like to share with neighbors, or if you’d like to write an article, please contact us! All newsletter submissions are due no later than the 17th of each month. Submit your article to Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

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Pricing is $50.00 for half page, $25.00 for quarter page and $15.00 for business card size, to be run one time. You can email the ad and drop off or mail a check made payable to Goodwin Management, Inc. to 11149 Research #100 Austin, TX 78759 (Please note on the memo line of the check – “Waterleaf Newsletter Ad”.)

The price is for a one-time run to about 700 homes. The newsletter should reach homes the first week of eachmonth. Please submit your ad by the 10th of the month. If you have any questions or to submit an ad contact us at Waterleafnewsletter@gmail.com

Event: Waterleaf Falls Canned Food Drive

Canned Food Drive benefitting

Hays County Food Bank

November 1 – November 22

HCFB_logo hunter green (1)The HCFB accepts a wide variety of healthy, nonperishable food items including boxed, bagged, and canned food. All donated food items must be unopened and have an intact label. Canned or boxed foods that are beyond the expiration date may be accepted. Baby food, formula, and adult nutrition drinks like Ensure cannot be accepted once they are out of date. We also accept fresh produce from local farms or gardens.

In Hays County, 24,000 people (15% of the county population) are food insecure. (Source: Feeding America, 2013, “Map the Meal Gap”)

  • The average cost of a meal in Hays County is $2.40. (Source: Feeding America, 2009 – 2010, “Map the Meal Gap”)
  • “Food security” refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food insecure when its occupants live in hunger or fear of starvation

Let’s all give thanks for our families and community and help others who are in need.

 

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We will be accepting donations for the Hays County Food Bank from November 1st-22nd at the KB Sales Office in Waterleaf Falls. Canned goods will be accepted at this location. In addition, you may contact the social committee members to pick up your canned goods left on your porch if you are unable to bring them to the office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, or volunteer your time in lieu of a donation, please contact the Social Committee (waterleafsocial@gmail.com) for further information or consult the HCFB directly atwww.haysfoodbank.org.

Donations can be dropped off at:
KB Sales Office – 284 Sunnyside Dr

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs      10 am – 6:30pm
Fri                        11 am – 7 pm
Sat                       10 am – 7 pm
Sun                     11 am – 7 pm

Most Needed Items

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice and beans (preferably in 1-pound bags)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups

Event: A Waterleaf Halloween

A Waterleaf Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2013
3:00 PM Park Pavilion

Waterleaf Halloween

 

Activities planned include a bounce house, cookie decorating, face painting and many other activities for all residents to enjoy. The costume contests will be held at 3:30pm. So be on time to be judged as there will be prizes for all age groups winners. There will be some goodies provided by social committee and volunteers. Feel free to bring treats to share if you wish.

We are still in need of a few volunteers to help setup as well as monitor a few activities at this event. Please e-mail us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.