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Dawson Neighborhood

Durwood Senior Center July 2016

(click the calendar to enlarge it, or download the .pdf HERE)

The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Mondays 10:30 Activity Planning
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Special Events This Month:

  • Friday, July 1st: 4th of July Party
  • Monday, July 11th: AAA Medication Safety Screening
  • Tuesday, July 19th: So60+ Boutique!
  • Friday, July 29th: Birthday Bingo

Closures This Month:

  • Monday, July 4th: Independence Day


  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!


  • 512-972-6891

Independence Day, the 4th of July

Happy Birthday, United States of America!!

The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.

Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration in June, 1776. Jefferson and other discontented representatives from the thirteen colonies voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It currently resides in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.

Did you know? The Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August, 1776. To make it official, John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress signed it. Now, can you guess where the saying “put your John Hancock on it” came from!?! Today, we enjoy the benefits ultimately fought.

Fourth of July is not complete without parades and fireworks. Fireworks are enjoyed by almost everyone. You should have your choice of several locations in your area on the Fourth, or even the day before. Decorations including balloons, streamers and clothing are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American Flag. Overall, this is a day of patriotism and pride for the United States. It is a large birthday celebration which all Americans can enjoy. While much of the original events of the first July 4th have been lost over the years, this vitally important day is truly a day of celebration.

Let the fireworks begin!

The Statue of Liberty symbolizes America’s independence and the freedom the country offers to all that enter. It was given to the United States in 1886 by France (shipped in 214 crates and assembled on what is now known as Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty’s torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue’s official name represents her most important symbol, “Liberty Enlightening the World”.


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