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Upcoming event 4/4: Exit Through The Gift Shop screening and discussion

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How does beauty connect to where you live?

Please join us for a covered outdoor screening of Exit Through The Gift Shop.

“The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.” – Written by Sundance Film Festival

WHEN: Friday April 4th, 8-11pm

WERE: The Walsh Homestead, 308 Oertli Lane ATX

Bring a snack or drinks to share.

Please RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Community-Living/events/169564412/

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Upcoming event 4/26: Happy film screening and discussion

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How do your circumstances effect your happiness?

Join us for an outdoor/indoor (if raining) screening and discussion of Roko Belic’s: Happy.

“Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real-life stories and scientific interviews, the film explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.” -Netflix

Bring a snack or drinks to share. Cold bean salad will be provided.

7:30pm Doors open
8:00pm Movie begins
9:30pm Movie ends, discussion begins
11:00pm Go home people!

To get more details, and RSVP go to our Meetup.com site: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Community-Living/events/111164202/

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Upcoming Event: Film screening and discussion 10/12

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How do you belong to a community and not lose your identity?

Join us for an outdoor, covered screening and discussion of Bennett Miller’s: The Cruise.

“A double-deck bus tour guide with the heart of an urban poet, Timothy “Speed” Levitch doles out a fascinating overview of New York City history that’s nearly impossible to forget — due mostly to his passionate asides about life, love and the pursuit of “the cruise.”” -Netflix

Bring a snack or drinks to share. Cold bean salad will be provided.

7:00pm Doors open
7:30pm Movie begins
9:00pm Movie ends, discussion begins
10:00pm Go home people!

To get more details, and RSVP go to our Meetup.com site: http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Community-Living/events/81357212/

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Upcoming Event: Film screening and discussion 5/11/12

Join us for an outdoor screening and discussion of Sam Wainwright’s film: Citizen Architect. Q & A with Co-producer Jack Sanders.

“Citizen Architect spotlights Samuel Mockbee, whose Rural Studio program encourages a new generation of architects to practice their trade in a socially positive way, by having students design and build homes for poor residents of Hale County, Ala. The crew building a house for spirited R&B fan Jimmy Lee Matthews is soon beguiled by their charity case. Interviews with architectural experts present endorsements and criticisms of Mockbee’s approach.” -Netflix

Bring a snack or drinks to share. Cold bean salad will be provided.

7:00pm Doors open
7:30pm Movie begins
9:00pm Movie ends, discussion begins
10:00pm Go home people!

Visit our meetup page for more information about the event.

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Playborhood

“Show me a kid who talks about how much he or she likes the inside of his house and I’ll show you a kid who has a crappy neighborhood.”

Mike Lanza is the author of “Playborhood” –a book about turning your neighborhood into a place for play. I haven’t read the book yet. But his TEDx talk rocked my socks!

Please find 30 minutes to watch this.

You can visit Playborhood at www.playborhood.com

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Upcoming Event: Film screening and discussion 2/24/12

Join us for an outdoor, covered screening and discussion of Gary Hustwit’s film: Urbanized.

“Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, explores a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, and frames a global discussion on the future of cities.” -Netflix

Bring a snack or drinks to share. Cold bean salad will be provided.

7:00pm Doors open
7:30pm Movie begins
9:00pm Movie ends, discussion begins
10:00pm Go home people!

Visit our meetup page for more information about the event.

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Boost Neighborhood Spirit


For those of you interested in where you live, here are some ways to add life to your community. I pulled these from the blog “Neighborhood Pride: Ten Ideas To Boost Block Spirit”, which I recommend reading:

1.Turn your front yard into a farm.
2. Start a neighborhood time bank.
3. Make every Sunday a block party.
4. Bring back hide and go seek.

…and much more at: “Neighborhood Pride: Ten Ideas To Boost Block Spirit”

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