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Philanthropy or Charity

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Interior Design Trends

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Estate Planning

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PGA Tournaments

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LPGA Tournaments

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Australian

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - French

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Wimbledon

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - US Open

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PHILANTHROPY OR CHARITY

According to the Dictionary, charity and philanthropy are two different things. CHARITY Charity is the voluntary giving of help, typically money, to those that are suffering or in need. It tends to address an immediate problem and is a compassionate response to a natural disaster, or a token of support for the victim of crime or violence, for example. Charity can also address immediate needs for food, shelter or medical care. It is a short term response, although one may give frequently to a particular cause.

PHILANTHROPY Philanthropy is more strategic in that it seeks to root out causes of the problem and to develop long term solutions. Striving for long term solutions to problems such as addiction, housing shortages, or hunger takes time, study, and planning. This is where charity comes in, providing direct relief for people in immediate need.

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also may offer some additional advantages. For example, a qualified charity may receive your IRA with no tax consequences since charities do not pay taxes. Appreciated assets are also beneficial as a gift to a charity, as capital gains tax can be avoided.

Both charity and philanthropy possess the same goals of addressing needs and making the world a better place but with different approaches. One deals with direct relief and the other with root causes and finding solutions. Is one better than the other? Of course not! They are just two different ways of solving problems and both are essential to the functioning of a decent society. Recently, there have been changes to the tax code regarding charitable giving. Three Acts have been passed recently - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) and the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). All have some impact on deductibility of charitable contributions. They

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Another way to contribute is through a community foundation, which is a grant making public charity that is dedicated to improving lives in a particular community. Individuals, families, businesses and non-profit groups establish funds within the foundation in which they can contribute assets for charitable purposes. The foundation manages the assets and takes suggestions from those that set up the fund on how and where to distribute the resources. There are over 700 community foundations in the United States. Whether one chooses charity or philanthropy, the ultimate goal is to help the community by using personal skills and resources to make a difference.



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INTERIOR DESIGN

2021

Due to the events of 2020, people have more interest than ever in the design of their home environment. Being at home more means lots of lifestyle adjustments and being able to use space for multiple reasons is now imperative. It also makes us more aware of our surroundings. Whether it’s more comfort for all that zoom time, a functioning home office, craft room or remote learning space, adjustments need to be made. Zoom has become an integral part of most peoples’ lives as a way to maintain businesses and family relationships which means the right space for it is needed. It might be the office, dining room or even a comfortable

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couch, but it’s recommended that the space faces a window for natural lighting. Try to avoid the bedroom. Have the camera slightly above eye level and consider the background. Bookshelves are nice as well, or a favorite painting – and the background color should complement one’s skin tone as well. If a designated office is now needed, a bedroom or extra closet can be converted with the installation of a built-in desk and shelves. The garage may be available for a craft room. In the end, it’s all about flexibility in these stay-at-home times. One simple way to make changes is thru the use of color. This year Pantone has named two colors to its yearly color of the year award - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow.

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These are certainly appropriate choices for the year as they complement each other. Gray represents neutrality and balance and yellow represents the sun and sunflowers and is a happy color full of hope and positivity which is surely needed right now. It is easy to use these colors to brighten up a room without major expense. Accessories also are an easy way to add color and change an area’s vibe. New pillows, area rugs, throw blankets, or wall art will also freshen up any space. Start small and if the change is pleasing, continue on. Another easy change is adding selfadhesive removable wallpaper. It is great for a bathroom or closet and if it gets tiresome, it is easily removed.

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Living walls are a new concept for residential use. Bring nature indoors with a wall of edible or decorative plants. They contribute to improved indoor air quality and people are happier, healthier and less stressed when surrounded by plants. If not quite ready for a living wall, just adding some plants or native orchids can make a huge difference. The most important design trends for 2021 are to make one’s home environment functional and comfortable for all the activities happening there.

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DO YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE

ESTATE PLAN?

The first thing to understand is that writing a will and having an estate plan are actually two different processes, even though an estate plan will include a will.

Wills Creating a will can be a fairly simple process. It will address who will take care of your children, who will take over your business, and who receives your assets and other personal property. A will requires the naming of an executor responsible for fulfilling the deceased’s wishes. Having one’s wishes defined in a will ensures privacy, helps avoid family disputes and saves money by avoiding probate and the expense of attorneys and public trustees to determine the distribution of assets which then becomes public information.

Estate Planning Estate planning is the process of designating who will manage and distribute assets after death or incapacitation. It is a more intensive process and includes a variety of documents including the last will and testament. While it may be overwhelming to contemplate, a well-designed estate plan will ensure that assets are distributed according to one’s wishes. In addition to the last will and testament, 14

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an estate plan might include a living will, a financial power of attorney, a living trust, and beneficiary designations. An estate plan can be particularly helpful in the case of multiple marriages, business ownership, specific charitable donations, or specific requests for health or property. It can also ensure wishes are carried out and that assets are distributed as designated.

Living Will A living will is a document that describes the type of care one would want if incapacitated and cannot speak for themself. This can assist the family with difficult decisions and avoid confusion. A financial power of attorney allows for a designated appointee to handle financial affairs in the event of incapacitation. They can make financial decisions in accordance with the instructions defined in the estate plan.

Living Trust A living trust is a document created during one’s life where a designated person, the trustee, is given responsibility for managing that individual’s assets for the benefit of the eventual beneficiary. It is designed to allow for the easy transfer of assets, thereby avoiding probate. A living revocable trust allows someone to be their own trustee and allows for changes in beneficiary at any time. An

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irrevocable living trust is restrictive, and beneficiaries may not be changed but there are certain beneficial tax consequences. Beneficiary designations explain who receives which assets such as an IRA, insurance policy, savings account, or other financial instruments. A well-executed estate plan can minimize gift, estate and generation skipping transfer taxes to ensure that the family receives as much of the deceased’s estate as possible. Everyone’s plan is different and requires the right team of professionals to implement. It is also important to update the plan regularly as personal circumstances, legislation, and tax laws change frequently.

This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult a professional.

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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

DEC 3 - 6 DEC 3 - 6 DEC 11 - 13 JAN 7 - 10 JAN 14 - 17 JAN 21 - 24 JAN 28 - 31 FEB 4 - 7 FEB 11 - 14 FEB 18 - 21 FEB 25 - 28 FEB 25 - 28 MAR 4 - 7 MAR 11 - 14 MAR 18 - 21 MAR 24 - 28 MAR 25 - 28 APR 1 - 4 APR 8 - 11 APR 15 - 18 APR 22 - 25 20

* Schedule subject to change

TOURNAMENT

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Mayakoba Golf Classic

Brendon Todd

Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson

QBE Shootout

Tiburon GC, Naples, FL

Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Tway

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas

Sony Open in Hawaii

Cameron Smith

The American Express

Andrew Landry $1,206,000

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, MEX Albany, New Providence, BAH

Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, HI Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta, CA

Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

$1,296,000 $1,000,000

$435,000

$1,340,000 $1,188,000

Marc Leishman $1,350,000

Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Webb Simpson

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor

The Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott

Puerto Rico Open

Viktor Hovland

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Tyrrell Hatton

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, PUR Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MEX Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL

$1,314,000 $1,404,000 $1,674,000 $540,000

$1,820,000 $1,674,000

THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Honda Classic

PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Sungjae Im $1,260,000

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club, Austin, TX

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, DOM

Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio, TX

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

Webb Simpson $1,278,000



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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT

APR 29 MAY 2

Valspar Championship

MAY 6 - 9 MAY 13 - 16 MAY 20 - 23 MAY 27 - 30 JUN 3 - 6 JUN 10 - 13 JUN 17 - 20 JUN 24 - 27 JUL 1 - 4 JUL 8 - 11 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 22 - 25 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 12 - 15 AUG 19 - 22 AUG 26 - 29 SEP 2 - 5 22

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DEFENDING CHAMPION

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL

Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX

PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa

Charles Schwab Challenge

Daniel Berger

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Jon Rahm

KI Golf Rsrt. - Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

$1,980,000 $1,350,000 $1,674,000

RBC Canadian Open

St. George's G&CC, Toronto, ON, CAN

U.S. Open

Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

Travelers Championship

Dustin Johnson

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI

$1,332,000

$1,350,000

John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL

Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY

The Open Championship

Royal St. George's GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG

3M Open

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

Michael Thompson $1,188,000

Olympic Men's Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN

Barracuda Championship

Richy Werenski

World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Justin Thomas

Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman

THE NORTHERN TRUST

Dustin Johnson

BMW Championship

Jon Rahm

Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, CA TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD

TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

$630,000

$1,820,000 $1,152,000

$1,710,000 $1,710,000

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions JAN 21-24 Four Seasons Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL FEB 25-28 Gainbridge Championship Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala pres. by MAR 4-7 JTBC Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club - Ocala, FL Kia Classic MAR 25-28 Aviara Golf Club - Carlsbad, CA ANA Inspiration APR 1-4 Mission Hills Country Club - Rancho Mirage, CA LOTTE Championship APR 14-17 Ko Olina Golf Club - Kapolei, HI Hugel-Air Premia LA Open APR 22-25 Wilshire Country Club - Los Angeles, CA HSBC Women's World Championship APR 29-MAY2 Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) - Singapore, Singapore Honda LPGA Thailand MAY6-9 Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course - Pattaya City, Thailand Blue Bay LPGA MAY13-16 Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course - Hainan Island, China Pure Silk Championship MAY20-23 Kingsmill Resort Golf Course - Williamsburg, VA MAY26-30 Match Play Event TBD U.S. Women's Open JUN 3-6 Olympic Club (Lake Course) - San Francisco, CA LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship JUN 10-13 Lake Merced Golf Club - San Francisco, CA Meijer LPGA Classic JUN 17-20 Blythefield Country Club - Belmont, MI KPMG Women's PGA Championship JUN 24-27 Atlanta Athletic Club, The Highlands Course - Johns Creek, GA Volunteers of America Classic JUL1-4 Old American Golf Course - The Colony, TX Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana JUL8-11 Highland Meadows GC - Sylvania, OH Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational JUL14-17 Midland CC (MI) - Midland, MI The Evian Championship JUL22-25 Evian Resort Golf Club - Évian-les-Bains, France

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PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,200,000

Gaby Lopez

$2,000,000 $1,500,000

Danielle Kang

$1,800,000 $3,100,000

Mirim Lee

$2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000

$1,600,000 $2,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,500,000 $5,500,000

A Lim Kim

$1,800,000 $2,300,000 $4,300,000

Sei Young Kim

$1,500,000

Angela Stanford

$2,000,000

Danielle Kang

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES JUL29-AUG 1 AUG 12-15 AUG 19-22 AUG 26-29 SEP 4-6 SEP 16-19 SEP 24-26 OCT1-3 OCT7-10 OCT14-17 OCT21-24 OCT28-31 NOV4-7 NOV11-14 NOV18-21

TOURNAMENT Event TBD Ladies Scottish Open AIG Women's Open Carnoustie Golf Links - Carnoustie, Scotland CP Women's Open Shaughnessy G&CC - Vancouver, BC Solheim Cup Inverness Club - Toledo, OH Cambia Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club - Portland, OR Walmart NW Arkansas Championship pres. by P&G Pinnacle Country Club - Rogers, AR ShopRite LPGA Classic pres. by Acer Seaview Hotel and Golf Club - Galloway, NJ Founders Cup Mountain Ridge C.C. - West Caldwell, NJ Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club - Shanghai, China BMW Ladies Championship LPGA International Busan - Busan, South Korea Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Miramar Golf Country Club - Taipei, Taiwan TOTO Japan Classic Seta Golf Course - Shiga, Japan Pelican Women's Championship Pelican G.C. - Belleair, FL CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon Golf Club - Naples, FL

* Schedule subject to change

PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,100,000 $1,500,000

Stacy Lewis

$4,500,000

Sophia Popov

$2,350,000

$1,400,000

Georgia Hall

$2,300,000

Austin Ernst

$1,750,000

Melissa Reid

$1,500,000 $2,100,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000

Sei Young Kim

$5,000,000

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LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

AUSTIN PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

MAY

MAY 8 - 9 | FOREST FAIRE Sherwood Forest Faire is a locally owned medieval-style village nestled in the Lost Pines section of Central Texas. We have over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres, including stages, pubs, merchant shops, wedding venues, a complete castle, and more. So travel back in time with us and enjoy a medieval day of fun and adventure! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3b8C3BV

JUNE

JUNE 5 | OLD TOWN STREET FEST The streets of Old Town Leander fill with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Texas bands and artists bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities delight both adults and children. Food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices, and local and regional wineries and breweries bring a special flair to Old Town. There really is something for everyone here! For more info visit: oldtownstreetfestival.com

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JUNE 10 - 13 | ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to television’s history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals, with cast and creator Q&As, and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery. So if you like TV like we do, this festival is for you! For more info visit: atxfestival.com

JULY

JULY 4 | INDEPENDENCE DAY Famous for its vibrant music scene, Austin holds quite a few large concerts, parades, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Festivities and music are heard on every corner, and every neighborhood displays its best star-and-stripe decorations. So come on by and celebrate America’s Birthday the right way! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3uOKiKr

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AUSTIN PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

(. . .continued from 28) JULY 24 | AUSTIN TACO & MARGARITA FESTIVAL The Austin Taco & Margarita Festival is taking place at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. We’re bringing together vendors from across the city for a taste of the town via tacos. So bring all your friends to enjoy a day full of tasting different tacos and margaritas! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3fCRUeG JULY 24 | WATERMELON FESTIVAL Let’s enjoy summer with a Watermelon Festival, celebrating the best treat for a hot summer day. We have live music, local artists, artisans, small business owners, vendors, farmers and of course juicy watermelons.. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3ij5Ps6

AUGUST

AUG 22 | OUTLAW MUSIC FEST The Outlaw Music Festival Tour heads to Austin, Texaswith Willie Nelson & Family, Chris Stapleton, Ryan Bingham, Yola & More! Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, Live Nation and the Outlaw Music Festival 30

Tour are thrilled to be back on the road again to give you a day full of amazing entertainment! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2SZ2xjj AUG 28 | BAT FEST What will you see at Bat Fest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 2 stages with live music, more than 50 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities. Enjoy this one of a kind festival with family and friends! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3wUnR88

SEPTEMBER

SEPT 18 - 19 | PECAN STREET FEST The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation. The festival will feature 300 national artisan vendors, food concessions, 50 bands on three stages, a family friendly rides section and street performers. Enjoy a family friendly weekend to start off this fall season! For more info visit: pecanstreetfestival.org (. . .continued on page 32)



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AUSTIN PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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SEPT 23 - 30 | FANTASTIC FEST Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. We are committed to supporting film in its most provocative, ground-breaking and underseen forms, and giving the audience a chance to find new favorites and future genre classics. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the shows! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3pttqIk SEPT 25 | SCREWTOBERFEST It’s time to don your lederhosen & dirndls and join us for our Oktoberfest celebration where everyone is German for the day! Mallard Fare will be serving up some delicious German grub...brats, pork shanks, German potato salad, sauerkraut to feed your inner German! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3z3eFjF

OCTOBER

OCT 2 - 3 | HARVEST FESTIVAL Families will enjoy a hayride, pump-

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kin patch, arts and craft booths, children’s games, balloons, music and food and drinks at this outdoor event. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for families using our fall displays. Make plans to come out for a day of fun with the family! For more info visit: whisperingpinesbastrop.com OCT 1 - 10 | AUSTIN CITY LIMITS It’s that time of year again! ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with 8 stages, 100+ performances – and best of all, two weekends. The ACL Eats Food Court at ACL Fest offers the most delicious festival food, drinks and sweets from Austin and the surrounding area’s favorite restaurants. There’s plenty to do in between sets, including a mini-fest for kids, photogenic spaces, sponsored giveaways and merch to bring home with you. For more info visit: aclfestival.com OCT 21 - 28 | FILM FESTIVAL This cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. For more info visit: austinfilmfestival.com


LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

AUSTIN PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

NOVEMBER

NOV 5 - 7 | FOOD & WINE FEST All weekend long you’ll explore rows of renowned Central Texas chefs from top-rated restaurants, serving up their signature bites. Along the way sample sips from an array of wine and spirits exhibitors.The Austin Food & Wine Festival is where guests can sip, savor, mix and mingle their way through an impressively vast number of the country’s top wine, spirits and culinary exhibitors. Eat & greet with top chefs from Austin and Central Texas, who will be serving up samples of the classic dishes that put them on the map. For more info visit: austinfoodandwinefestival.com NOV 5 - 7 | CELTIC FESTIVAL See Celtic dancing, hear Celtic music, and watch as strongmen compete in traditional Scottish Highland games in the heart of Texas at the Austin Celtic Festival.This unique event offers plenty of fun and activities for the whole family! For more info visit: austincelticfestival.com

DECEMBER

DEC 1 - 31 | TRAIL OF LIGHTS The 57th Annual Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. Grab your family and some hot coco and enjoy a night full of great lights! For more info visit: austintrailoflights.org DEC 7 - 11 | MUSIC VIDEO FEST Returning in 2021 for its seventh year, the Austin Music Video Festival celebrates Austin’s long standing music video heritage with screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops around town. For more info visit: amvfest.com

JANUARY

JAN 11 - 16 | HADESTOWN Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. It’s a love story for today… and always.Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — HADESTOWN is a haunting and hope33


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AUSTIN PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

ful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2Ta2MIs JAN 18 | MLK DAY FESTIVAL This year, participate in the Austin-area MLK Day celebrations with The Austin Area Heritage Council. Enjoy a rally and walk starting from the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the University of Texas campus. For more info visit: mlkcelebration.com

FEBRUARY

FEB 22 | CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. For more info visit: sambaparty.com

MARCH

MARCH 4 - 5 | BBQ AUSTIN BBQ Austin is a sanctioned BBQ Cook Off where teams from all over Texas come to compete. BBQ Austin is also excited to offer a petting zoo, 34

pony rides, shopping, a fireworks show, and Austin’s largest carnival. This event has a little something for everybody and we hope you will come and join us! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3clrWdS MARCH 12 - 26 | RODEO AUSTIN Rodeo Austin is looking forward to bringing back Gritty Fun. Rodeo Austin remains a mission with a rodeo that brings heritage and entertainment to the community. Mark your calendars for Rodeo Austin come be a part of real Texas grit! For more info visit: rodeoaustin.com

APRIL

APRIL 2 - 3 | CRAWFISH FEST Nothing is as unique to Cajuns as eating crawfish during festival weekend. You’ll enjoy tasting crawfish prepared in every imaginable way—fried, boiled, in an étouffée, pie or jambalaya, along with other Cajun favorites. While you’re in the festival you’ll be able to purchase food from non-seafood vendors as well. So come enjoy this amazing festival of food! For more info visit: austincrawfishfest.com


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2021 GRAND SLAM

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7:00pm

Thu 1/28

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

1st Men’s Semifinals

Fri 1/29

Twilight

3:00pm

4:00 pm

3:00pm

2nd Men’s Semifinals

Twilight

11:00am

7:30pm

11:15am

Twilight

2:00pm

4:00pm

no play

Sat 1/30

Sun 1/31

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* Schedule subject to change

Quarterfinals

Women’s Semifinals

Women’s Finals

Men’s Finals


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATE

PLAY START

SESSION

SUN - MAY 23

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

WED - MAY 26

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

WED - MAY 26

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SUN - MAY 30

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

SUN - MAY 30

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

* Schedule subject to change

TUE - JUNE 1

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

TUE - JUNE 1

Evening - 5:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Evening - 9:00 PM

Quarterfinals

THU - JUNE 3

Day - 2:00 PM

Semifinals

FRI - JUNE 4

Day - 3:00 PM

Semifinals

SAT - JUNE 5

Day - 3:00 PM

Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final

SUN - JUNE 6

Day - 3:00 PM

Men's Singles Final

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

* Schedule subject to change

PLEASE NOTE: The Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have decided to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships due to COVID-19 and a concern for public health. The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will take place from June 28 – July 11, 2021. DATE

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PLAY START

SESSION

Mon Jun 28

11:00 AM

First Round

Tues Jun 29

11:00 AM

First Round

Wed Jun 30

11:00 AM

Second Round

Thu Jul 1

11:00 AM

Second Round

Fri Jul 2

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sat Jul 3

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sun Jul 4

Mon Jul 5

11:00 AM

Round of 16

Tue Jul 6

11:00 AM

Womens Quarterfinals

Wed Jul 7

11:00 AM

Mens Quarterfinals

Thu Jul 8

11:00 AM

Womens Semifinals

Fri Jul 9

11:00 AM

Mens Semifinals

Sat Jul 10

11:00 AM

Womens Finals

Sun Jul 11

11:00 AM

Mens Finals

No Play


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE SESSION

DATE

SCHEDULE

PLAY START

* Schedule subject to change ** Start Times Listed in EST

MATCHES

1

Sun 30 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

2

Sun 30 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

3

Mon 31 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

4

Mon 31 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

5

Tue 1 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

6

Tue 1 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

7

Wed 2 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

8

Wed 2 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

9

Thu 3 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

10

Thu 3 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

11

Fri 4 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

12

Fri 4 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

13

Sat 5 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

14

Sat 5 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

15

Sun 6 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

16

Sun 6 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

17

Mon 7 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

18

Mon 7 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

19

Tue 8 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

20

Tue 8 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

21

Wed 9 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Women’s Semifinals

22

Thu 10 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Mixed Doubles Final / Men’s Semifinals

23

Fri 11 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Men’s Doubles Final / Women’s Final

24

Sat 12 Sep

Day

1.00pm

Women’s Doubles Final / Men’s Final

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TRENDING LOCATIONS TO VISIT THIS YEAR

TRAVEL IN 2021

2021 may be the time to “see the USA”, as international air travel will be determined by individual countries’ rules and re-openings. One can avoid airports and air travel by simply hitting the road. Vans and recreational vehicles have achieved widespread use in the last year and there is no shortage of great domestic destinations. See the Great Lakes Region in the north or explore the music cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville in the south!

NORTHERN ROAD TRIP The Great Lakes area is an excellent place to start. From east to west, these lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior) span the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Great Lakes are the five largest interconnected lakes in the US and contain the largest freshwater supply in the

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world supplying water to more than 40 million people. Unique to these lakes are rolling waves, strong currents, miles of sandy and rocky beaches and distant horizons. Attractions include great beaches, Niagara Falls, wildlife areas, charming small towns, large cities and many National parks. And for sports fans, there are magnificent stadiums and arenas for all major sports


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leagues as well as for the Big Ten universities. Lake Erie, in New York is known for its reputed Loc-Ness-like sea monster which has reportedly been seen many times over the years. The US side of Niagara Falls is not to be missed either with breathtaking waterfalls and rapids. Michigan, which touches four of the five Great Lakes and possesses the longest fresh water coastline in the world, is host to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan’s western shore. It is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world. The tallest sand dune

at Sleeping Bear stands at 450 feet above the shore. In addition to sand dunes, Lake Michigan has a “Bermuda Triangle” where many strange occurrences have been reported: unexplained ship disappearances and missing planes as well as a Stonehengelike rock formation underwater near Traverse City. With some luck, one might even see a few black bears. Chicago, which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, has it all - a big city with museums, restaurants and nightlife as well as Lake Shore Drive, a 15 mile urban parkway of green spaces and beaches along the lake. A road trip would provide a 41


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fascinating and fun packed trip for any age group. Do the entire route from one end to the other or pick a particular lake area to concentrate on. With so many historic sights and national park areas, there are opportunities to appreciate all the diversity of our great country.

SOUTHERN ROAD TRIP New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, which is the “jazz capital of the world” and nicknamed the “Big Easy”. Visit the French Quarter and walk along Bourbon Street with its colorful buildings with cast iron balconies, fine Cajun restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries. Enjoy the street performers at Jackson Square in front of the famous Saint Louis Cathedral. From there, take the trolley out to the Garden District with its well preserved collection of historic homes from the 18th century. In addition, there is the New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium and be sure to visit the World War ll Museum. There is much to see and learn in New Orleans. Memphis Tennessee, which is known as the “Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and famous for gospel, jazz, R&B, rap and soul as well. A must stop is Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion. In addition, there is the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame, and the Stax Museum of Soul Music. And for foodies, Memphis has a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene but

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is best known for its slow-cooked dry rib barbecue ribs, maple bacon doughnuts and local coffee roasters. Nashville, which is the capital of Tennessee, and home to Vanderbilt University. It is often referred to as Music City. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium. All are well known for Country Music. Besides the live music scene, there are interesting historic neighborhoods with boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. For some history, visit the home of President Andrew Jackson, considered to be the best preserved of all presidential homes, or Belle Meade Plantation which was part of the Battle for Nashville during the Civil War. There are so many choices for travel - whether looking for great views, live entertainment, or cultural and historic sites, we can find it all here in the USA.

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r o f s Trend

AC C E S

S O RY

2021

After a year of staying in the house, wearing sweats and other assorted quarantine gear, it is time for a change. Many are now finally ready to dress up, even while still wearing masks and social distancing. Break out all of those accessories that piled up from months of online shopping. Nobody will judge if you overaccessorize. The new year brings changing trends in jewelry, both traditional and avant-garde. Pearls have always been in, but we are now seeing more of the freshwater variety. They have a more contemporary look. From pearl drop earrings to layered necklaces that mix

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pearls with other materials, pearls work for all occasions. There are also personalized extra-long pendant necklaces and charm bracelets. Colorful beads are always a hit, whether worn as earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Chain link necklaces and bracelets with attached charms are also hot at the moment. And feel free to

stack rings on a couple fingers while you’re at it! A brand new trend is mismatched earrings or simply wearing one dramatic shoulder grazing earring. Of course two shoulder length earrings also work. Mixing and matching different textures is also very popular. Instead of smooth gold hoops, go for a textured pair in silver; silver has made a huge comeback. Several top designers have moved towards mini handbags recently, often on long chains. They can even be worn as a necklace. And of course, let’s not forget about diamonds. They remain at the top of the food chain. Just ask Marilyn Monroe -“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. Hair ornaments of all sizes

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can make a powerful fashion statement. There are a multitude of choices from traditional headbands to pearl hairpins or hair clips, barrettes, and even scrunchies. They come in a variety of fabrics from velvet to fur to leather. Most popular are headbands embellished with pearls, rhinestones or feathers. You’ll always look chic with a headband! Regardless of individual style, all can agree – now is the time to shine!

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