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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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.