Sensory Friendly Hours presented by Variety
Oct
22
8:00am 8:00am

Sensory Friendly Hours presented by Variety

Visit Thinkery for Sensory Friendly Hours from 8–10 am (plus enjoy a free breakfast taco provided by Hat Creek Burger Company!)—then head over to Alamo Drafthouse Mueller for an #AlamoForAll sensory-friendly screening of Trolls at 10:30 am!

Tickets for both events are FREE and generously sponsored by Variety Texas.

Separate reservations required for both events:

Reserve tickets for Thinkery's #SensoryFriendlyHours presented by Variety (8–10 am): thinkeryaustin.org/sensory-friendly-hours.

Rerserve tickets for Alamo Drafthouse Mueller #AlamoForAll screening of "Trolls" ($5 food and beverage voucher is required to reserve your seat): drafthouse.com/austin/show/2d-trolls.

In addition to exclusive museum access, Thinkery is partnering with some amazing organizations to provide fun, hands-on activities and tailored information:

8:30 am & 9:30 am: Shining Stars – Theatre arts and improv games with Joshua's Stage.

Autism Society of Texas – Helpful resources for improving the lives of all those affected by autism.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders – Build a tower with CARD’s BCBA therapists.

Sensory Friendly Hours at Thinkery are presented by Variety – the Children’s Charity of Texas. Variety is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering children with special needs in Texas.

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Thinkers Sensory Friendly Hours
Apr
30
8:00am 8:00am

Thinkers Sensory Friendly Hours

Member Child/Adult: $3
Non-Member Child/Adult: $5

Free breakfast tacos! Generously donated by El Cruz Ranch. Supplies limited—first-come, first-served.

Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.

A typical visit to Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgement of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding. Special hands-on activities will engage children of all ages and abilities.

Please visit https://thinkeryaustin.org/special-events for additional information.

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7th Annual Schoepf's BBQ Vaquero Golf Classic
Apr
20
12:30pm12:30pm

7th Annual Schoepf's BBQ Vaquero Golf Classic

If you like playing golf you are in luck! The 7th Annual Schoepf’s #BBQ Vaquero Golf Classic is Thursday, April 20th at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, TX and you can register a team of four for only $400. That includes lunch, refreshments, prizes and even dinner! For an additional $500, you or your business can be a hole sponsor as well. The money made at this event goes to support Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children so we can continue to empower children with special needs through our programs! For more information or to register please contact Laura Nickel at LauraN@varietytexas.org or 254-554-5555. Hope to see you there!

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Oven Warming Party!
Mar
20
11:00am11:00am

Oven Warming Party!

Please join the Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom staff on Monday, March 20th from 11:00am-1:00pm or 5:00pm-7:00pm at Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Killeen for an Oven-Warming Party! A $5 donation (more is always appreciated) will get you a sandwich, chips and drink and all (yes all!) proceeds go to benefit Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children. See you at 3126 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen on March 20th!

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Austin Zoo
Mar
20
9:30am 9:30am

Austin Zoo

Variety, The Children's Charity of Texas invites children with special needs along with their family and friends to join us for a fun filled day at the Austin Zoo.

To find out more about the Austin Zoo, please visit their website here.

We ask families to arrive between 9:30 am and 9:45 am, no later, as we will be entering as a group. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket reservation confirmation as well as an ID on the morning of the event. These will be needed in order to pick up your tickets at the zoo.

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Variety's 5th Annual Kites for Kids
Mar
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Variety's 5th Annual Kites for Kids

  • VARIETY'S PEACEABLE KINGDOM RETREAT FOR CHILDREN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and join us for our 5th annual Kites for Kids FREE community event! There will be kite-flying, mini-golf, superheroes, bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, and much more! Big Dog BBQ and a candy corner will keep you from getting hungry as you explore Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom. 

This is a great event for the whole family - bring your kite and we’ll see you there!

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Trailblazers Camp 2017 (Spring Break)
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Trailblazers Camp 2017 (Spring Break)

  • Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for Trailblazers Camp this Spring Break at Variety's Peaceable Kingdom. Campers are able to join us for 2 days as day camp or overnight camp participants. Trailblazers welcomes children from ages 6-12 of all abilities! We hope that you will join us for an action-packed couple days at the retreat.

At Variety's Peaceable Kingdom, we work to ensure that every child's experience is a positive and memorable one! Make this Spring Break one your child will not forget! 

Please complete our easy online registration form for the Spring 2017 Trailblazers Camp at: http://www.varietytexas.org/trailblazers2017

Paper applications are available for download on the website as well.

We cannot wait to see your campers soon!

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Amplify Austin Day 2017
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Amplify Austin Day 2017

  • Austin, Texas United Sates (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we participate in Amplify Austin Day 2017! Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together online while helping local nonprofits. 

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