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Superheroes crash Colony Park’s back-to-school bash
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Tai Moses
Where can you enjoy free food, listen to live music, get the kids’ faces painted, buy raffle tickets – and dress up like a superhero? Only one event fits that description, and it’s Colony Park’s second annual back-to-school bash, co-hosted by the city’s Economic Development Department, Colony Park Neighborhood Association, Colony Park Sustainable Community and others. Organizers will be handing out free backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the kids, Bella Beauty School will be offering free haircuts, and CommUnityCare and Central Health’s new mobile health unit will be on the scene to offer free vaccinations and sports physicals. (In order to get a backpack and an immunization, kids must bring their vaccination records and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Oh, get there early, because they’ll be giving away free bikes – courtesy of the Austin Yellow Bike Project – to currently enrolled AISD students ages 2-10. The bike giveaway is first come, first served. This free event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Friday, Aug. 2, 5-7 p.m., Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Drive.