Applications open through Jan. 28 for Austin Music Disaster Relief Grants


Applications open for music scholarships

Applications for Austin Music Disaster Relief Grants are open until 5 p.m. on January 28.

The fund is offering one-time, unrestricted grants of $2,000 to local professional musicians, independent promoters, music composers and music industry workers facing hardship due to the economic impacts of the COVID pandemic -19.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be working as a professional musician, independent promoter, or music industry worker; reside in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties; and be at least 18 years old at the time of application. All applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated according to a scoring grid.

For an overview of the application process, scoring matrix and eligibility requirements:

For a grant information webinar:

From reports


City announces recreation programs

San Marcos Parks and Recreation has announced its programs and activities for January.

Offers for ages 60 and up include Game Day Club, Monthly Bingo, Older Adult Group Active Play Time and SMASH Bowling Social.

Offerings also include pickleball, unlimited balance, brain training and lifelong learning courses including Abstract Realism in Landscape Painting, An Introduction to Mosaics and Beginner Gothic Cursive Calligraphy /intermediate.

For program details:

From reports


The library organizes several events

The Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Pkwy., announced the upcoming events.

Adult Bee Cave Book Club meetings will be with John Green’s “The Anthropocene Review: Essays on a Human-Centered Plane” from 7-8 p.m. Thursday and Alka Joshi’s “The Henna Artist” from 7-8 p.m. February 10 .

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating with Mindy’s Bake Shop will take place from 1-2 p.m. on February 2 for adults. Masks are encouraged.

The Grades 7-12 Teen Advisory Council will meet from 2-3 p.m. on February 5. Participants can accumulate hours of service and socialize. New members are welcome.

Bee Tweens in grades 4-6 will have a Fort Building Fun session from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday and the Olympics from 2-3 p.m. on February 19.

Story time at the park is on hiatus.

For more information:

Courtesy of Bee Cave Public Library