Best Bets: Entering into Easter weekendPublished 8:05am Friday, March 29, 2013
One of the biggest holidays of the year is upon us, so it’s time to rejoice. Plenty of others are rejoicing this weekend, with educational fun, food and more. Here goes.
Stretching limbs and dollars
Apparently yoga can do more than just good for the body and mind. It can raise money for a good cause. Yoga Mala, 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Yoga Studio of Austin, 401 N. Main St. Suite 202, is hosting a class to raise funds for Vision 2020’s effort to put a stage downtown. The stage will cost $35,000 in all, but the community can help foot the bill by stretching arms, legs and pockets. Registration is $25.
The Easter bunny is coming to Austin, and he’s going to visit Westminster Presbyterian Church, among other places. Westminster will hold its annual Easter event with puppeteering by Jim Jayes, and an Easter egg hunt to follow on Saturday morning. Will kids be looking for eggs in the snow? Westminster is located at 802 Fourth St. SW. The event runs from 9 to 10:30.
Best things are free
Good food and good company, that’s what Christ Episcopal Church is all about. The church, 301 Third Ave. NW, will hold its 14th annual community Easter meal at noon on Sunday. The traditional event is open to the public, and the best part: It’s free.
Hey, nature buffs. All of you who volunteered at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, or all of you who are friends of the nature center, it’s your turn to be recognized. The friends and volunteers appreciation night will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nature Center.
Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the austindailyherald.com homepage.