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Best Bets: Home stretch to holiday

Published 11:02am Friday, November 29, 2013

For those who are relaxing or even working on this Friday — not scrambling in the chaos to snatch up Black Friday deals — here are some other things happening:

1. Time to decorate

4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 kickoff, Sterling Main Street parking lot, Christmas trees for sale, 1305 First Ave. SW, Austin.

There is no longer a need to feel guilty to set up that Christmas tree and start decorating, folks. Thanksgiving is past. What’s more? Buy a tree at Sterling Main Street from the Boy Scouts Troop 109 and raise some funds for the Troop.

2. Proceed to Christmas

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, Christmas in the City kickoff, Main Street, Austin; and 7 p.m. Friday Jane Taylor Academy of Dance, Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE.

Don’t be late, Austin. The rest of town is already starting the celebration with Christmas in the City kickoff tonight. Check out all the fun downtown, and head over to the Paramount at 7 p.m. to check outv Jane Taylor’s dance for just a buck.

3. Have tree; need wreath

1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, wreath decorating, Berg’s Nursery, 904 First Ave. SW, Austin.

The tree is prominently displayed in the living room, but that front door looks pretty bare. Learn how to liven up your homes this Saturday at Berg Nursery’s annual wreath decorating seminar.

4. Music and mission

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, food drive and concert, Austin VFW, 300 Fourth Ave. NE, Austin.

The band Cosmic will be at the VFW starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. To get in, you’ll only need $2, but help feed the need this holiday season with a food donation, too, please.

5. He’s here, kids

6-8:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, Santa holiday family fun night, YMCA, 704 First Drive NW, Austin.

Youngsters better not have been slacking on Santa’s “being good” requirements, because he’s already here. Santa will host a holiday family fun night at the YMCA this Saturday. Tickets are free for Y members or $15 for nonmembers.

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.


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