Happy Halloween everyone!! This is one of my favorite holidays and I love that Halloween kicks off the holiday season! I wanted to put together a short list for all of you fellow Halloween lovers out there so incase you don't have plans trick or treating around the neighborhood, you can have something fun to do!
Halloween screening of Hocus Pocus at the Paramount Theater
Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Enjoy this free screening as part of the Austin Film Festival. First come, first serve seating.
Pumpkin Parade with Staci Gray at Lake Travis Community Library
Wednesday, October 31, 4:30pm
Wear your costume and parade around the library at this event with children’s musician Staci Gray!
Center wide Trick or Treating at San Marcos Premium Outlets
Wednesday, October 31, 4pm
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Costumed children under 12 are invited to join San Marcos Premium Outlets for a Center-wide Trick-or-Treating event from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Families can enjoy collecting treats from participating retailers throughout the center for a safe and fun event*. Participating stores will be listed at Guest Services in the food court and will be denoted by a special pumpkin flyer on their front doors.
Happy Monday friends! As always, it's time for our monthly edition of our featured vendors and locals we love here in Austin! Our October event was amazing, perfect weather for a patio party, the best vendors with awesome products and services as well at over 150 of you ladies who came out to show your support! Thanks to all of you, it means so much! Below are all of our incredible vendors who were there, please reach out to them directly with any questions or interest in their businesses! They'd love to connect!
A very special thank you to our awesome photographer Eric of Forever Made Photography!
Austin HITC was so honored to spotlight the local organization The Refuge at our October 10th Girls Night Out at Yardhouse in the Domain! We collected donations for the girls at the facility and their lovely rep Loren chatted with so many of you ladies about all of the good that their organization does! Check out some of the info below about The Refuge and reach out to them directly to get involved! They are always looking for volunteers!
Our belief is that each girl in our care is created by God for a special purpose in this world. We acknowledge that part of her life story is that she is a survivor of sex trafficking. We also believe every girl has the ability to create a new life for herself as she is encircled with the support and love necessary to begin the healing process. We believe that every survivor of sex trafficking has the potential to be a change agent in this world, and to become a leader in her generation and a champion in the fight to eradicate the insidious crime of sexual exploitation of children.
The development of a place where child survivors of sex trafficking can find safety, and have access to the proper therapeutic services for healing from the trauma they’ve endured, has been a long-time passion of our Founder and CEO, Brooke Crowder. Upon moving to Austin in 2010, she discovered many others with the same passion. With strategic relationships built in her international work with survivors and others in the movement to end trafficking, along with strong community will and leadership in Austin, The Refuge for DMST™ was launched in November 2013. The primary purpose of The Refuge for DMST is to develop The Refuge Ranch, a long-term therapeutic ranch just outside the city of Austin, with on-site comprehensive services for girls, minors through age 19, who are survivors of sex trafficking.
Our Story is the story of a community reaching out to the broken-hearted, the weak and weary, and the one who feels forgotten, in order to bring HOPE for a new life free from violence and exploitation. The Story of The Refuge reflects God's story to all of us: God rescues us from darkness, restores our hearts through His healing love, and brings redemption to our lives for purpose and freedom, rather than captivity and despair.
THE REFUGE MAIN NUMBER: 512-806-0555
REFERRAL LINE: 512-806-0560
Steven "Flyer" Phenix
Hi friends and happy Wednesday! I wanted to get on here to feature our amazing vendors that we had at our September Girl's Night Out a few weeks back! This event was so much fun, awesome vendors and swag, over 120 guests came up and the atmosphere was just perfect at Manuel's! Below you will find our featured vendors for September, please reach out to them directly if they can help you in any way or answer questions about their businesses!
A special thanks to our photographer Eric with Forever Made Photography!!
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!