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Join Arbor Day Foundation in August for free dogwood trees

NEBRASKA CITY – Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.
Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.


The Gruene Music and Wine Festival allows Texans to try more than 100 different types of Texas wines all in one place. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Wineries from all over the area will be at Gruene Music and Wine fest. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

The auction sells off an autographed guitar. (Photo by Jim Flynn)

Save the date for Gruene Music and Wine Fest 2015

Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels are excited to present the 29th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest, a four day event highlighting the best in Texas wine, food and music. The event will take place from Oct. 8-11 in the Gruene Historic District.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Comal County. Last year, the event raised more than $140,000 for the organization, the biggest donation to date.


Star Teen volunteer Martin Guillory inspects the high tech 3D printer machinery, then inspects objects being generated by a second 3D printer with the expertise of Maker Play staff Shawna Smith.

Jason and Aaralyn Julian practice low-fi 3D printing with a hot glue gun and a plastic mold.

Maker Play at SMPL

Texas State University Maker Play program brought 3D printing to the San Marcos Public Library. Next week is the last week of the Summer Reading Program; the last day to turn in reading logs is Wednesday July 29. Don’t miss the Summer Reading Finale Party on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
 

Austin Home and Garden Show starts on Aug. 28

Celebrating two decades of bringing the very best ideas in home improvement to Central Texans, the 20th annual Austin Fall Home and Garden Show opens its doors Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30. The event will be held at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street in Austin.
Just in time for getting organized for back-to-school, more than 180 exhibitors transform the Austin Convention Center into a stunning home and garden paradise with aisle after aisle of dazzling displays, interactive demos and creative exhibits.

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