- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH DECEMBER 14TH LUMINARIA!by Media Committee
This year’s Luminaria Walk will be Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at Pillow’s Track. Please add this event to your calendar and please come!
It takes volunteers to make our Luminaria a reality. We need about six volunteers to assemble and set out luminarias from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14ᵗʰ. Another six are needed for cleanup afterward (from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.). Lastly, we need 3 volunteers to serve refreshments from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
If you can help with setting up or taking down the luminarias or by serving refreshments, please email email@example.com. In your email, tell us what you can do, when you’ll arrive, and for how long you can help.
This is a family-friendly event; volunteers of all ages are welcome. Youthful energy is especially welcome assembling and placing the luminarias, so please bring along any kiddos needing to run off some energy!
Please tell your neighbors that every North Shoal Creek resident is invited to visit the display from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to enjoy a beautiful luminaria walk followed by hot cocoa and cookies with neighbors. We hope to see you there!
Happy holidays to you!
North Shoal Creek Social Committee
Ayesha Badar, Chair
- Help Needed With Holiday Bake & Gift Saleby Media Committee
Event by North Shoal Creek
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!: The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association’s Social Committee is holding a HOLIDAY BAKE & GIFT SALE this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17 & 18), and needs volunteers to supply baked goods and small gift items. The money made from the event will be used to help fund NSCNA/Pillow events like NSCNA’s December Luminaria and Pillow’s recent Halloween Trunk or Treat event.
When: Friday, 11/17 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, 11/18 10am—1pm
Where: 3016 Crosscreek Drive
For more info, please contact Kathy Rudd at (512)565-8007.
Also, please call or text Kathy at the number above if you can either donate a baked good or volunteer for an hour or two to help sell goodies.
*All donated baked goods are needed by Thursday evening!
*Examples: truffles, candy, cookie bark, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, Rice Krispie treats, muffins, tea breads, single serving cakes, gingerbread cookies, donuts, cookie bars, fudge, etc.
Thank you all so much for your help and support!!!
Hope to see you there!!!
- Historic roller disco Playland Skate Center turns 50by Josh Conrad
repost from article in the September 2023 issue of NSCNA Neighborhood News
Five years before the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever brought disco dancing into the mainstream, longtime North Shoal Creek business Playland Skate Center (8822 McCann Rd) opened their doors and offered a “modern” new experience for Austinites in 1973: two “football field size” roller rinks where you could skate to “top 40” music under strobe and black lights. By the end of the 1970s, with the 1979 films Roller Boogie and Skatetown U.S.A., the roller disco “fad” was a national sensation with multiple skating centers in Austin in addition to Playland including Hot Wheels (1606 Stassney Ln), Rollin Cross Texas (821 Brentwood St), and Skating Palace (525 Barton Springs Rd, next to Armadillo World Headquarters). Today, only Playland remains of Austin’s original roller discos, but the energetic spirit of the 1970s continues here today with DJ’ed skate nights and diverse crowds at all skill levels.
- District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool To Attend NSCNA Membership Meeting on November 7by Media Committee
IMPORTANT UPDATE: LESLIE POOL WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND. TWO OF HER STAFF WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. ONE OF THE STAFF ATTENDING WILL BE HER CHIEF OF STAFF, LOUISA BRINSMADE.
- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOV. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM AT PILLOW E.S.by Media Committee