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B ARTON C REEK News for the Residents of Barton Creek April 2013


Volume 4, Issue 4

Barton Creek Farmers Market


It is a natural that Barton Creek Farmers Market organizes activities to celebrate Earth Day 2013 at the market! Barton Creek Farmers Market’s Earth Day celebration is Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM – 1 PM at Barton Creek Square Mall. The farmers and ranchers at Barton Creek Farmers Market use sustainable practices that respect and protect the land and animals that produce the food they bring to market. RAINWATER HARVESTING Is Harvesting Rain feasible during a drought? The market is hosting Dick Peterson Peterson brings over 30 years of expertise from his work as the Coordinator of the Xeriscape, Irrigation and Rainwater Programs with Austin Water Utility and as Environmental Program Coordinator with Austin Energy Green Building where he oversaw the approval of the first rebated rainwater systems in Austin. Retirement hasn’t slowed him down and his knowledge of rainwater harvesting for landscape and agricultural irrigation is well known. Bring your list of questions to the rainwater information booth at the farmers market. CHEF DEMO & TASTING Leena Dillingham, Chef at Leena’s Table provides a cooking demo Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

& tasting of farmers salads with spring greens, fresh fruits and early spring specialties and subtle dressings that enhance the natural flavors in recognition of Earth Day. KIDS FOR EARTH DAY Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo is bringing hedgehogs, chicks, ducklings, bunnies, turtles, a bearded dragon and other small animals for kids to learn to hold at this Earth Day Celebration. Barton Creek Farmers Market Poet for Hire, Jena Kirkpatrick will be tapping out Earth Day poetry on the spot on her antique typewriter. As always you’ll also find face painting and balloon sculpture tables set up. MUSIC FOR THE EARTH The Better Halves host our musical guest is Amanda Mora. She’s been featured on radio stations from Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angles, was a finalist in the 2009 Mountain Stage New Folk Contest, and has shared the stage with many of her musical heroes, including Alejandro Escovedo and Eliza Gilkyson. On Earth Day you’ll hear songs from her soon to be released CD, “Awaiting the Sound.” As always there’s lots of fun, good food and arts at Barton Creek Farmers Market at Barton Creek Mall. Barton Creek News - April 2013


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The Barton Creek News is a monthly newsletter mailed to all Barton Creek residents. Each newsletter is filled with valuable information about the community, local area activities, school information and more. If you are involved with a school group, play group, scouts, sports activity, social group, etc. and would like to submit an article for the newsletter you can do so online at www. or you can email it Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, special celebrations, birthday announcements and military service are also welcome. Our goal is to keep you informed!

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By USPTA/PTR Master Professional Fernando Velasco

How to Execute The One Handed Backhand Volley In previous newsletters, I offered tips on how to hit a forehand groundstroke, a two-handed backhand, one-handed backhand, forehand volley, the two handed backhand volley, the serve, and the forehand half-volley. In this issue, I will offer you instructions on how to execute the one –handed backhand volley when players are at the net and have to hit the ball on the fly. In the illustrations, the Manager and Director of Tennis at the Grey Rock Tennis Club, Fernando Velasco, demonstrates the proper form and technique. Photos by Charlie Palafox. Step 1: The Split step: When the player comes up to the net, the player will stop and take the split step by bouncing off the toes at the same time and let the body lean forward to react to the ball. Both hands are on the racket so it can react to either move to the left or to the right. Eyes are focused on the incoming ball. Notice the left hand being on the throat of the racket, not next to the right hand Step 2: The Back Swing: The left hand will guide the head of the racket at eye level and with a short back swing. The upper

body has made a turn and the weight of the body has been placed on the left leg. Eyes are focused toward the point of contact. The right hand is relaxed to allow the left hand to make the proper opening to meet the ball. Step 3: The Point of Contact: As the swing comes forward, the left hand releases the racket and the right foot leans toward the ball. The left hand stretches back to allow proper balance on the point of contact. The head of the racket is slightly tilted up to allow a slice on the ball. This assures good height above the net and will force the ball to stay low when making contact with the court, thus making it tougher for the opponent to return the ball back to the player. Step 4: The Follow Through: Once the ball leaves the racket, the follow through is extended toward the target. The weight of the player is now on the right leg and the left arm is still balancing the body as a “butterfly swing”. The shoulders are still slightly turned and are ready to come back to the split position.

Look for in the next Newsletter: The Two-Handed Backhand Volley 4

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By Concentra Urgent Care Accidental injury is the number one killer of America’s children, taking more low-medium or less than 120˚ Farenheit. Mix hot and cold water in the lives than disease, violence, and suicide. Prevention is the cure. It’s estimated bathtub, and test it on your forearm before putting children into the tub. that by taking these and other simple precautions, almost all (90%) of these Never leave the room while they are bathing. accidental injuries can be avoided. • Keep toilet lids closed and locked, and doors to bathrooms and utility rooms • Childproof your home. Look at every room as your child would. Ask yourself closed when not in use. Put razors, curling irons, and hair dryers out of reach. what looks interesting and what can be reached. Get down on your hands • Avoid exposing children to potential poisons. Lock up potential poisons and knees, and check for small things children can choke on. out of children’s reach, including cleaning supplies, pet food, medicine, • Use the back burners on stoves, and turn pot handles to the back. Keep vitamins, beer, wine, and liquor. Read labels and follow directions when children away from the stove or microwave when cooking, and don’t serve giving medicine to children. Know which houseplants are poisonous and hot food or drinks to them. Keep knives, glasses, and scissors where young keep them where children can’t reach them. kids can’t reach them. • Install carbon monoxide detectors in every sleeping area and test them • Cover electrical outlets that are not in use. every month. Make sure heating systems are vented outside and checked • Keep guns locked, unloaded, and where kids can’t reach them. every year. • Take precautions to avoid fire in the home. Install smoke alarms on every • Prevent serious falls. Keep furniture away from windows. Install guards or level of your home and in every sleeping area. Test them once a month. stops on windows that are not emergency exits. • Plan several ways to escape from each room if a fire starts. Practice the fire • Install safety gates at the top and the bottom of stairs. Never use baby walkers. escape plan with your family. Identify a safe place to meet outside. • Keep emergency numbers by every telephone. Call 911 if a child is choking, • Lock up matches, lighters, and gasoline. Keep space heaters where kids can’t collapses, can’t breathe, or is having a seizure. If you suspect a child has been reach them and away from curtains, beds, and papers. poisoned, call 1-800-222-1222. • Never put electrical cords under rugs • Keep first aid supplies on hand. • Always supervise children while they are in the bathroom, and follow For more information about preventing child injury, you can visit the Safe other important bathroom safety guidelines. Keep the hot water heater at Kids USA Web site at:

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BARTON CREEK NEWS PUZZLE Crossword CROSSWORD Puzzle DOWN ACROSS DOWN Can 1. College field of study 1. Charge 1. Nativity scene piece 4. At sea bishop 2. Open mouthed 5. Syrian 2. Competition at the Greek 10.Against Maturity 3. Rumormonger 9. games 11. Apt 4. Dogoffood 10. Landing 3. Capital the brand Ukraine 12. Leaves Winter mo. 5. Zealous 11. 4. Symbol 13. Boom Cactus box drug 6. Repose of surprise 12. 5. Expression 14. Choose (2 wds.) 7. Double-reed instrument 13. Allure 6. Emblem 16. Long time 8. Singing 15. African antelope 7. Pickle juice voice 17. Tush 9. Adolescent 16. Polite 8. A ball out of bounds (2 wds.) 18. You 15. Saute 18. Leafy green 10. Twist violently 20. Hey! 19. Move away 21. Marry 14. Ripper 22. Baby's "ball" 21. Toothbrush brand 22. Esophagus 17. Strums 26. Fortify 23. Taken __ (shocked) 26. Woken 18. Slough 29. Groove 24. Negate 28. Goad 19. Ross ___, philanthropist 31. Relating to the laity 25. Treed (2 wds.) 29. Type of tooth 20. Gods 33. Loose gown worn at mass 26. Alack's partner 30. Refer 23. Brand of sandwich cookie 34. Accounts 27. Standing 31. Posttraumatic stress 24. Seaweed 35. Central Intelligence Agency 28. Short substance disorder 25. Cabana 36. Stacking card game 30. Too 32. 27. Blue 37. Sieve Critical 32. Hat

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