Matthews Annual Fall Festival – October 27th

  • Location: Mathews elementary 906 West Lynn 78703
  • Date/ Time: Saturday, October 27th 11AM-3PM
  • Event Details: Games and booths & arts and crafts! We will have a bouncy castle, climbing wall, dunk tank and much more! All witches and wizards welcome; we will have a magical time at this years Octoberama! Tickets start at just .50¢.

July 4th Extravaganza!

July 4th Extravaganza!
9am Morning Sidewalk Parade:
Dress up your kids and your dogs and OWANA will provide the iced coffee and breakfast tacos!

6:30pm Evening Picnic and Fireworks Viewing:
Hot dogs, snow cones and Tiny Pies!

Concert in the Park – April 6

FREE & Family Friendly
Concert & Picnic in West Austin Park
Friday, April 6th

Bring a blanket and picnic to the downtown West Austin Park for a free concert and picnic, hosted by Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA). Playscape, Dog Park, Kickball Field!

Tamale Addiction will offer four types of tamales (pork, chicken mole, one vegetarian and one vegan) + drinks (sodas/water).

Music by Jeff Plankenhorn. The Melting Potluck is a co-host of the event promoting diversity through music.


Summer Kickoff Party

Join your neighbors for a Summer Kickoff Party this Thursday, June 1, 2017, starting at 3:15pm in West Austin Park!

Games! Live Music! Kona Ice! Revelry! And More!

Clarksville Christmas Caroling – December 10!


Join us Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 6-9pm starting at the Historic Haskell House (1703 Waterston) for caroling, seasonal refreshments, and a special visit from Santa for the kids.

Frances Barton will lead the carolers in a warm up at Haskell House at 6pm and then everyone will walk to a couple houses in the neighborhood. Refreshments — including hot chocolate and wine — will be provided by Zocalo Cafe and Nightcap.

OWANA National Night Out

National Night Out is Tuesday, October 4 from 6-8pm in West Austin Park (1317 W 10th St). This is a family celebration held by neighborhoods across the country to promote community and relationships with our city’s public safety personnel. I have registered our event both nationally and locally and requested a visit from the Austin Fire Department. We have been fortunate to have members of Engine 4 with us each year. Fire Station 4 is the oldest operating fire station in the Austin Fire Department and the only operations fire station that dates back to the horse drawn era of firefighting in Austin.

People are invited to bring a Pot Luck dish or, alternatively, I have emailed Whole Foods hoping that their Food Truck will sell food (and waive their fee) again this year — as folks have requested.

Also, the public is invited to the National Night Out Kick-Off Event on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 10am–1pm at the Mueller Airport Lake, (4550 Mueller Blvd).

So, everyone please put your porch lights on and stop by to say ‘Hello’ and pass this on to anyone in the ‘hood to join.