FOL Financial Planning Seminar THIS Thursday!

“How to Maximize your 401k, Pensions and IRA Benefits”

March 30 • 6:30-8:00pm • WBCC • 2106 Klattenhoff

If you missed our 1st session, you can always catch up. The second session is being led by the same team (Senior Tax Advisors) with more educational information on the “best practices” to help manage any level of retirement resources. Remember, it’s what you don’t know that can lead to a missed opportunity. Here are the details:
 
Session 2 (MAR 30th): How to Maximize your 401k, Pensions and IRA Benefits
 
• How other retirement benefits and payouts work in tandem to maximize your Social Security benefits
• How to avoid making poor choices early in the game, that impact the overall pay out
• Maximize lifetime benefits through longer term strategies
• Alternate plans if you have limited resources
• All attendees will be able to sign up for a FREE 2 hour customized planning session with the team from Senior Tax & Insurance Advisors
 
Light refreshments will be provided

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Upcoming Events!

Pioneer Festival
Saturday, April 1 • Noon-5:00pm
WB Homestead• 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

One of our Wells Branch traditions, the annual Pioneer Festival celebrates Texas history by offering a window to our past.  Pioneer Fest is centered around the historic Wells Branch Gault Homestead, the 1850s-era cabin in Katherine Fleischer Park and features fun and educational activities throughout the day so each of us may experience the history of 19th Century Texas. Demonstrations include butter churning, candle dipping, weaving, and log splitting, just to name a few.  You will also find exhibits of weavers, spinners, and all sorts of 1850s era displays.  There will be fun things for the kids to make and take, pony rides and even a petting zoo.

Concessions will be available for purchase.  *All proceeds from WBSA will benefit beloved soccer coach, Freddie Jones, and his family as he battles renal cancer.

As a special treat, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, award winning storyteller, Donna Ingham will be performing from 1-3pm.  Donna brings the excitement of frontier Texas to life.  It’s magic!  Don’t miss it!

If you would like to volunteer or have a craft or activity from that period for demonstration, call the MUD office at 512-251-9814.  This event is hosted by the MUD with just about every single community service group participating – a TRUE community event!


EXTREME CLEAN SPRING (see details, separate article below)
Saturday, April 8 • 8am-5pm
WB MUD Maintenance Yard • 13905 Thermal Drive


WB MUD Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off
Saturday, April 8 • 9:00am-Noon
WB MUD Annex • 14611 Wells Port

Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

We will meet at the Annex on Wells Port and pick up litter along the creek bank.  Please wear closed toed shoes and long sleeves.


WBNA Easter Egg Hunt at the Homestead (see separate article below)
Saturday, April 15 • 10:30am
WB Homestead • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive


PfCONA PfISD School Board Candidate Forum (see separate article below)
Wednesday, April 19 • 7:00-9:00pm
Pflugerville Public Library • 1008 Pfluger St W • Pflugerville, TX 78660


Bike & Trail Connectivity Meeting (see article below for details)
Thursday, April 20 • 7pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff


Free Property Tax Seminar (see article below for details)
Sunday, April 23 • 4:00-5:30pm

WB Community Center • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive


WB MUD Spring Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 6 • 9:00am-Noon
Mills Pond

Wells Branch MUD hosts its spring youth fishing tournament for ages 17 and under from 9am to noon at Mills Pond. Enrollment into the tournament is free for all youth, with trophies and prizes being awarded at the end. A rod and reel will be provided for those anglers who would like to borrow one. All state fishing regulations apply.


WB MUD Memorial Day Casino Night
Saturday, May 27 • 6:00-9:00pm
WB Rec. Center • 3000 Shoreline Drive

We have a winner!   It’s Wells Branch!  From 6-9pm, the MUD presents an adults-only evening of gaming for our residents ages 21 and up ONLY; IDs will be checked at the door.  Join your neighbors at 3000 Shoreline Drive as the MUD transforms the Recreation Center into a casino using professional tables and dealers.  Stick around following the gaming for more fun and the opportunity to “spend” your winnings on a variety of prizes. 


WB MUD Splash Day!
Sunday, May 28 • Noon-4:00pm
KF Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Wells Branch is kicking off the summer with our third annual Splash Day at KF Pool, 2106 Klattenhoff Drive.  Come out from noon to 4 pm for swimming, pool games and water safety education.  Admission is free and the MUD will have giveaway items for children.

WBNA Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15 • 10:30am
WB Homestead • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Join your friends, neighbors and The Easter Bunny, himself, as Wells Branch welcomes Spring with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Homestead.  “Hunts” will be by age group and begin at 10:30am.  Come early and visit with the Easter Bunny or have fun at our craft table.  Bring your basket – We hope to see you there!

Want to help?  Email info@wbna.us or call 512-656-0654.

Easter Egg Hunt RULES:

Those of you who’ve attended our hunts in the past know we have very few rules, but we do ask parents to follow those rules and be courteous  and respectful of your neighbors so that all of our children may enjoy the hunt.

Age Groups:

0-3 yrs
*Only 1 parent per child in egg hunting area
*Watch out for potential choking hazards

4-6 yrs • 7-9 yrs • 10-12 yrs
* No parents allowed in egg hunting area

BE ON TIME (early is better) AS THE “HUNTS” GO QUICKLY.
Check all eggs for prizes.
Recycle your eggs with the WBNA.

Have FUN!

SAVE the DATE!  EXTREME CLEAN Spring! • Saturday, April 8

Start getting your stuff together!  It’s almost time for EXTREME CLEAN SPRING!  Each quarter, the WB MUD and WBNA collaborate to host a quarterly recycling and repurposing event.  Our next one is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, from 8am-5pm at the MUD Maintenance Yard, 13905 Thermal.  Below is the schedule.  Please note:  We cannot accept medication after NOON, or shredding after 1pm. 

Springtime is our busiest collection and the WBNA welcomes volunteers.  We’d love your help for an hour, or the entire day, whatever you can give!  To volunteer, call or email 512-656-0654 or info@wbna.us.  This is a perfect opportunity for high school students to finish up community service hours before the end of the school year.

EXTREME CLEAN  Spring!  Saturday, April 8
See below for SPECIFIC TIMES
WB MUD Maintenance Yard • 13905 Thermal Drive

Drug Take Back 8am-NOON

Shredding 8am-1pm

Habitat for Humanity 8am-1pm

Easter Seals 8am-4pm

ATXHAW 8am-4pm

Accepting donations for those experiencing homelessness.  For a list of needed items, please visit:  http://www.austinhumanistsatwork.org/donate/

 Pet Supplies for Shelter Animals 8am-4pm

Bulk Trash   Styrofoam Metal Drop Off
Electronics Recycling Household Waste Collection
Batteries Paint* Antifreeze* ONLY

*MUST be in closed containers.

8am-5pm

ATTENTION:  We cannot accept ANY TYPE of OIL (cooking or motor), car or boat batteries. Motor oil may be dropped off at McSpadden’s Automotive (NW corner of IH35/WB Pkwy) from 8am-4pm free of charge.  Batteries can be taken to CMC Metal Recycling, 1704 Howard Lane M-F from 8am-5pm.  Questions?  Call 512-656-0654.

Yard Chemical Recycling/Repurposing/Reuse
Saturday, April 8 • 8:00am-5:00pm
2606 Tracy Trail

 Fertilizers Pesticides Herbicides Fungicides

*All chemicals must be in labeled and sealed or in secure containers.  Items left will be posted on the Google Group, Craigslist, and Freecycle for repurposing.  Anything left on Monday, will be transported by private vehicle to the Travis County Hazardous Waste Facility.  If you have any questions about what can be left, please ask.  My husband is volunteering to do this while I’m at the Thermal location.  He’s got a bum knee, so if he’s not outside, please ring the doorbell before leaving anything on the driveway.  We want to help, but we need everyone to pitch in and cooperate in order to make this portion of the event work.  Thank you!

PfCONA PfISD School Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, April 19 • 7:00-9:00pm
Pflugerville Public Library • 1008 Pfluger St W • Pflugerville, TX 78660

PfCONA (Pflugerville Council of Neighborhood Associations) is hosting a Pflugerville School Board Candidate Forum for the May 6, 2017 election.

This is an important school board election for PfISD.  The new board will choose the next Superintendent and will decide if the district will become a District of Innovation, impacting both students and teachers.  Please come hear the candidates, ask questions, and make informed decisions on the future direction of our public school system.  You’ll find a helpful article from the Austin American Statesman here and links to the candidates’ individual websites below.

This is a free event, open to the public.  Early voting is from April 24 to May 2.

Place 2 – Special Election (1 year unexpired term)
1) Jacob E. Betz, jacobbetz.org
2) Tony Hanson, facebook.com/hanson4pfisd
3) Charlie Torres, facebook.com/charlie.torres.758

Place 6 – General Election (3 year term)
1) Larry D. Bradley, pfisd.net/Page/225
2) Matt Robertson, facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011727995460
3) Cliff Styles, facebook.com/cliffton.styles.7

Place 7 – General Election (3 year term)
1) Rob Reyes, facebook.com/rob.campaign

Bike & Trail Connectivity Meeting

Thursday, April 20 • 7pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff

The WBNA will be hosting a meeting coordinated by the Public Works division of the City of Austin to include the planners for COA urban trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks, as well as the corresponding Travis County departments as WB is in the COA ETJ.  There’ll be a presentation followed by a Q & A session with a basic overview of the current systems in place and what is planned (Urban Trails, Tier I & Tier II and forecast timeline for safe overall connectivity for Wells Branch and far North Austin, off road where possible.

Our neighborhood has invested heavily in our trail system, but the MUD can only affect trails within its boundaries; we’re isolated here and cannot easily and safely connect to any other trail system.  Coordination of central authorities (Travis County, COA, MUD) to develop plans to connect our neighborhood with other communities would be ideal.  As one resident put it, “I can ride my bike pretty much anywhere but the level of safety that I feel varies greatly depending on the infrastructure.  If I could ride with my boys up to train station SAFELY, we could get downtown and tool around the lake.  Same goes for getting to Walnut Creek.”

Our goal for this meeting is to find out, as residents in the ETJ, how can we impact the plan and where to start.  We look forward to learning more and hope you’ll join us!


Walk & Bike Talks – City of Austin

Although Wells Branch is outside the city limits, many of us work and play within its boundaries.  The COA Transportation Department is hosting community conversations on the following:

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Learn more about this planning effort to improve pedestrian safety and share your concerns related to walking safely on Austin streets.

Implementing the Bicycle Master Plan

Provide feed back on how the City should prioritize projects that can complete gaps in the bicycle network.

Many of you have strong opinions on this subject.  Please, attend one of the  four remaining meetings and share your thoughts.

Sat. Mar. 25 • Old Quarry Branch Library
7051 Village Center Drive • 12:30-2:00pm

Tues. Mar. 28 • Yarborough Library
200 Hancock Drive • 6:00-7:30pm

Sat. Apr. 1 • Carver Branch Library
1161 Angelina Street • 10:30am-Noon

Sat. Apr. 1 • Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove Boulevard • 2:00-3:30pm