Around and About the Avenues – April 2015

Shake Hands with the Bunny: Now in its third year, the annual Hyde Park Egg Scramble takes place Saturday April 4, in Shipe Park, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Attention Gardeners: On Saturday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mayfield Park will host Trowel & Error, the spring event that annually attracts gardeners from all over Central Texas to hear experts provide tips for beautiful gardens. Sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, the event will feature three presenters: Jay White (“Fabulous Flora for Your Fauna”), Trisha Shirey (“Ten Terrific Tips for Spring Garden Success”), and Molly Ogorzaly, (“Supermarket Botany: Sagas, Secrets, and Surprises from the Grocery Shelves”). Not to be missed will be the legendary raffle of “garden goodies.” Everyone goes home a winner. All for a $5.00 donation. For more information, please contact Karen Cannatti.

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Upcoming Contact Team Meeting: The regular quarterly meeting will occur on Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The agenda so far includes (1) discussion of sidewalks, with a representative from the City of Austin, (2) a discussion of proposals for amending the Contact Team bylaws, (3) an update on the neighborhood FLUM, and (4) an update from the joint Contact Team – HPNA subcommittee on CodeNEXT. All residents, renters/tenants, property owners and business owners in Hyde Park are encouraged to become members of the Contact Team and participate in discussions.

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Hyde Park Local Historic District Sign Toppers: Are you interested in sponsoring a Hyde Park Local Historic District sign topper? The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association and the City of Austin Transportation Department are partners in the effort to install additional signs throughout the neighborhood. A $100 donation allows you to designate a sign location (within the LHD boundaries) and be recognized as a sign sponsor in the Pecan Press! Contact Mark Fishman, HPNA Parks & Public Space Committee chair to sponsor one of these signs!