Family Fun Event at Milwood Library – Sat. May 26, 10am-2pm

Dia De Los Ninos Celebration at Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Dr
May 26th, Saturday from 10am – 2pm

Come join Milwood Library for a super fun event filled with everything kids love! Free and open to all!
Face painting, origami, button making and much more!!
Celebrate Día this Memorial Day weekend with Elizabeth Kahura’s African Safari, and an international storytime featuring stories in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish with a guest performance by staff from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. We will have face painting and snacks.

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Thanks to H&H Build and Design, all our Volunteers and St. Stephens for helping the BOPA Collection Event Happen!

Thank you to Karl Hanson with H&H Build and Design for making it possible!! Thank you to our volunteers: Karl H, Erik H, Ed G, John & Jean M, Carolyn S, Dale B, Lynnetter T, Bethany M, Uma J, Garry B & Meg D!! Thanks St. Stephens Baptist Church for lending their parking lot!

We had a great turnout for Saturday’s Battery, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze Collection Event and raised some needed funds for both Balcones Park and MNA! And we couldn’t have done it without our tireless volunteers, St. Stephens Baptist Church and H&H Build and Design!

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Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze Collection Event – Sat. May 19, 8-10am

Make sure you use a little time this weekend to gather those leftover paint cans, used oil and oil filters, and dead batteries plus clean/dry styrofoam and plastic film!

Then bring it by on Saturday, May 19th, from 8:00-10:00am to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church.

We must close at 10am to be able to get the materials to the City site and unloaded before they close at noon.

The Milwood Neighborhood Association will only be collecting: Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam and Plastic Film.

We will not be accepting other household hazardous wastes including: oil-based paint, paint thinner or stripper, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides.

This event is free to MNA members that are current on their $15 annual dues or donate $10 or more to Balcones Park. Not a member? It’s easy to skip the line and join online or at the event. We are also accepting non-member drop offs for a suggested donation of $10+ as a park fundraiser. 100% of the donations raised will go to our Creekside Trail Repair Project in Balcones Park. We currently have $3,400 of the $9,700 needed to cover our part of the $117,700 grant for this project.

We’re also looking for volunteers for our collection event. We need folks to corral the cars, unload vehicles, load the collection truck, and assist with separating the collected materials. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to help serve your neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and protect the environment, come join us by signing up HERE! Any questions can be sent to mnaboard@milwoodna.com.

A BIG Thanks to Our Event Sponsor & Neighbor:

Thanks Karl Hanson for helping us make this event possible!

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Our Summitt Elementary’s BIG Spring Fling Fundraiser – All Welcome, This Sat. May 5, 6:30-9:30pm *Buy your ticket now!

Join the neighborhood in Supporting our Summitt Students. All are welcome to this very fun event! Come and win yourself a steal of a good deal!!!

Summitt Elementary’s PTA will hold its annual Spring Fling fundraiser to raise the salary for our wonderful technology instructor, Mrs. Barbara Neill. Catch up with your friends and neighbors in the Red Oak Ballroom at Norris Conference Center on Saturday, May 5 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. There will be delicious food, amazing silent and live auction items, and other surprises throughout the night.

Purchase tickets online now through May 1 for $30 each. Your ticket covers your entrance to the event, unlimited heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink. You may purchase additional drinks at a cash bar.

Whether you have a student at Summitt now or before or never, come join the fun this year. Plan to attend this great community event. And keep updated on Facebook.

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Balcones Park Trail Closures and Trail Construction Update

The City project to extend the Northern Walnut Creek Trail to Amherst is underway.  Construction is expected to last approximately 6 months.  This work has closed several trails so we have put together a map to help navigate around the work area:  2018 NCWT DETOUR   Please respect the “Trail/Sidewalk Closed” signs and “Restoration in Progress” signs.  Also, please do not cut new trails – if not properly located new trails can cause soil erosion and damage vegetation.  Some of the restoration in progress signs are a result of such trails.  We will work with the City after construction is complete to reconnect existing trails where possible.

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Milwood’s Neighborhood Garage Sale – THIS Saturday, April 7th

Don’t Miss the Chance to Find some Treasures from your neighbors!!

Thank you to all who participated!!

Map and List of 20+ Participating Homes. Make sure to check back on Friday for the Final List: Map and Addresses have been deleted after event.

It’s never too late to sign-up for Milwood’s Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 7th. Make sure you sign-up to be listed on the website which received more than 760+ views last garage sale. MNA will take care of purchasing an ad in the Statesman, posting general garage sale signs, marketing, craigslist postings, website and facebook listings. You just gather your stuff and get ready to make some extra cash. Though we have heard your traffic grows if you do an individual Craigslist post and Signs for your own sale. It is free to all current dues paying MNA members, so join now if you aren’t or if it is a moving sale pay $5, simply complete the form below and we will let you know if you are current: SIGN-UP HERE

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April 7, 9am-1pm: Pool Landscape and Trail Workday – Help Needed!

We need about 20 volunteers to help finish the pool landscaping and restore the newly repaired Creekside Trail (see details below).

Here is a link to sign up: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/73493-Balcones-District-Park-Friends-of-Balcones-Work-Day%21

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