Spring is in the Air
Spring is in the air. Smell the flowers and grass waking up from the winter slumber. Cedar is leaving and it is a beautiful time here in Austin, Texas. The weather is perfect and it’s time to enjoy our not-so-quaint anymore but definitely quirky city.
Zilker Park Kite Festival March 6th
Start by going out to the Zilker Park Kite Festival! What child (or adult) doesn’t enjoy kite flying? Or at least watch the kites. I have never been very successful at piloting my own but I love to lay on a blanket and watch them dance and dive. It is the nation’s oldest kite festival and features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.
SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival March 11-20th
The Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media. We are all influenced by media, music and film. Why not go check out what is at the forefront in our own backyard?
Rodeo Austin is Where Weird Meets Western
Events start as early as the first weekend in March. The cowboy breakfast at the Long Center is March 4th and features pancakes, authentic chuck wagon biscuits, and live music. Fun for all ages and fun for free! There will also be a new event, BBQ Austin, which is scheduled for March 4th and 5th at the Fairgrounds. The BBQ teams will be competing and as usual the public is invited to sample the mouthwatering food. The Rodeo itself extends from two weeks around spring break from March 12th through the 16th. Come watch the rodeo events, concerts and livestock shows!
Capitol 10K April 10th
Run from Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores with your fellow Austinites in this classic romp through our city. It is Texas’ largest 10K race that brings not only neighbors out but runners from all over the country. Lace up those trendy minimalist shoes and come for a run!
CADF Gala April 16th
Bring out your Boots and Bling on April 16th for the Capital Area Dental Foundation’s Round Up and Gala. Not only will you be supporting the patients but also appreciating the volunteers who give of their time to help raise the oral health of our fair city. Dale Watson and his Lone Stars will be playing and who can resist a fun casino night. See y’all there!
CADS Family Fun Picnic April 23rd
April 23rd is the much anticipated date for our Family Fun Picnic at Zilker. There will be jump houses, face painting, games and food! Come out and meet some new friends or reconnect with old ones. Play with your kids and socialize at the same time. Pretty awesome multitasking for working parents! More information and updates to come so keep an eye on your CADS weekly update email.
TMOM May 20th-21st Fort Worth, TX
What is a TMOM? An amazing opportunity to serve and volunteer. TMOM, or Texas Mission of Mercy is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing basic dental care, free of charge to uninsured Texans. These events occur all throughout the year in different areas around Texas but this is the next one! New Dentists interesting in getting a group together please contact Kacie Stair.
By Elyse Cronin Barron, DDS
CADS President, 2015-2016