Milwood’s Garage Sale – Sat. April 23: 27+ Houses!

Don’t Miss Milwood’s Garage Sale on Saturday, April 23, 2022!

Mark your calendars so you can find some wonderful treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

Sign-up your garage sale HERE. It is easy and free to MNA Members (which is $15 annual dues, join any time online). Pay $15 online anytime here to be listed. It’s quick and secure.

The Current List & Map of the Garage Sale Homes:

List & Map was deleted after event

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Hazardous Waste Collection – Batteries, Oil, Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam, Plastic Film Collection Event – Sat, April 9

Start gathering those dead batteries, used oil and oil filters, leftover latex paint cans, and antifreeze PLUS clean/dry styrofoam and plastic film!

Because Milwood Neighborhood Association will be collecting Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam and Plastic Film on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 8:30-10am to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church.

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

Click HERE for the rest of the details.

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Milwood’s Neighborhood Garage Sale to Sat. April 23, 2022

Don’t Miss Milwood’s Garage Sale on Saturday, April 23, 2022!

Mark your calendars so you can find some wonderful treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

The Current List & Map of the Garage Sale Homes will be added here as the date approaches.

There is still time to Sign-up your garage sale HERE.

It is easy and free to MNA Members (which is $15 annual dues, join any time online). Pay $15 online anytime here to be listed. It’s quick and secure.

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New Milwood Library Hours & Programming!

Great news! After two years of reduced hours and capacity at library locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austin Public Library will expand hours and resume some in-person youth programs starting March 28.
MILWOOD LIBRARY EXPANDED HOURS

Austin Public Library will be expanding the open hours for all library locations, starting March 28, 2022.

Milwood Library new hours are:

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

MILWOOD LIBRARY APRIL IN-PERSON STORYTIMES

  • All Ages Storytimes: Every Thursday, 10:30 AM
  • Dual Language Spanish English Storytimes: 2nd Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 AM

ARTSMART –  DIA DE LOS NINOS

  • Time: Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 PM
  • Let’s celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day with the ArtSmart educator!

VIRTUAL DUAL LANGUAGE CHINESE MANDARIN ENGLISH STORYTIME

EARTH DAY SEARCH SCAVENGER HUNT 

  • Find 20 planets in the youth area, turn in the scavenger hunt sheet, and get a prize!
    ·         All month long!

Click here for Flyer for Youth Services

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Become a Lifeguard at Balcones Pool or another Austin City Pool!

Austin Aquatic is Hiring Lifeguards
Please please spread the word!

Our Pools won’t open without lifeguards!Now hiring hundreds of lifeguards with a $500 Summer Completion bonus for all temporary lifeguard staff?who are (1) fully trained and working June 1?through August 15 and (2) working 3 shifts per week (unless otherwise approved).

Welcome to the Aquatic Division, part of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The Aquatic Division operates 45 public aquatic facilities, which includes 7 Regional pools, 3 Community pools, 22 Neighborhood pools, 1 Wading pool, Barton Springs Pool and 11 splash pads. In addition to coordinating open water events and swim team competitions, we also offer instructional programs such as masters swimlifeguard and water safety training and youth and adult swim lessons.

Balcones Pool is a great option for Swim Team and Swim Lessons in the summer too:
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/swim-teams
https://www.austintexas.gov/service/swimming-lessons-and-instruction

How to become an Austin Lifeguard?

1. Apply Now!

The Aquatic Division’s hiring process is simple. All applicants need to complete an online application through the City of Austin Jobs website. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older. Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

2. Get Hired!

Training classes are available throughout the year!  Complete your paperwork and see our training schedule below to find out when you can get certified.

The Aquatic Division conducts trains and hires staff year-round. After submitting an online application, you should receive an email from the Aquatic Division within 48-72 business hours. This email will contain all additional paperwork and information necessary to get trained and get hired.  You must submit all paperwork and employment verification documents in order to register for a Lifeguard class.  Should you have questions, you can call 512-974-9330 Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM or email us at AquaticsOffice@austintexas.gov.

3. Get Trained!

The Aquatic Division takes lifeguard training and certification seriously. Classes are offered for first-time lifeguards, returning lifeguards that need re-certification, and lifeguards that are interested in becoming an instructor.  StarGuard Elite classes are available for applicants of the City of Austin only and this certification is valid only at City of Austin pools.

Scholarships are available for training classes for those who qualify.  For more information, download our Aquatic Scholarship form here: English(PDF) | Spanish(PDF) or check out the Austin Parks and Recreation Youth Program Scholarships.

2021-2022 Training Calendar is posted now.  Please see the links below for a schedule of trainings.  You must complete the application and hiring paperwork before registering for a class.  If you haven’t already, apply now!

  • Lifeguard Certification Schedule(PDF)
  • Lifeguard Renewal Classes(PDF)
  • Lifeguard Instructor Course Schedules – LGI classes are available to current employees with Lifeguarding experience.  Please talk with your supervisor for more information.
  • StarGuard Water Safety Educator – We also teach swim lessons and water safety!  Water Safety Educator classes are also available to all City of Austin Aquatics employees.

4. Get Working!

Once you have completed steps 1-3, you’re almost ready to start saving lives.  You will be contacted to sign up for scheduling and to attend your first inservice training, so find out what pool is closest to you!

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Opportunity to provide input in City sidewalk, urban trails, bicycle plans!

Important – the survey closes 3/6/2022
Helpful hint – Check the challenges/gaps, new connections and challenging crossings on the left first, then add your ideas per the instructions and/or agree/disagree with existing comments.  There is also an instruction video on the city website here: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/atx-walk-bike-roll

From the City website:
Where would you like to see new urban trails, on-street bikeways, or improved street crossings in Austin? Using the ATX Walk Bike Roll Public Input Map, you can show us where you’d like to see new or improved routes for walking, biking, or rolling. The input map is available now through March 6, 2022. All public input received through the map will be evaluated to update the City of Austin’s plans for urban trails, bikeways, and sidewalks – including improved street crossings.

Some ideas for Milwood – these are already entered, but feel free to add your own, agree, or disagree!

-connection from Dorsett to Whispering Valley Drive (this would enable safer, albeit longer access to Yett Creek Park, Riata, etc.)
-make the trail that loops from Balcones, under Duval to National Instruments, back under Duval to Dorsett an official urban trail.
-sidewalk connection from the Eton/Amherst to the pool so people don’t have to walk in the driveway.
-sidewalk connection from Adelphi into the library so people don’t have to walk in the driveway.

 

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