4th Fest! Celebrate Independence Day the WB Way!

Roll out the Red, White & Blue!  If you haven’t decorated yet, you better get busy!  Let’s show our Wells Branch Spirit.  Hang your flags out NOW.  Let everybody know that you’re ready to celebrate!  Meet in front of the community center at 9:30am.  The parade takes off at 10am.  If you’ve never been to one of our parades before, then you should probably know we have decorated bikes, wagons, trailers, DOGS, KIDS, hats, motorcycles and floats.  It’s a grand event!  If you wish to include a float in this year’s parade, please contact the MUD Rec. Staff at 512- 251-9814.

Drummer2016 Parade Route:

Depart Community Center
West on Klattenhoff
Right on Alpha Collier
Left on Maple Hollow Trail
Left on Gold Fish Pond Ave.
Right on Klattenhoff Drive
Left on Merrilltown Drive
Left on Taylor Simonetti Ave.
Left on Surrender
Left on Klattenhoff Drive

When the parade returns to the Community Center, we kick off a FULL day of events. There’ll be children’s activities throughout the park from 11am-3pm and free admission to KF Pool with games there from 12-3pm.  The Kiddy Train will be all revved up and giving rides and there’ll be balloon clowns, a giant inflatable slide, and an inflatable obstacle course from 11-3pm.  Wells Branch Community Church will be in the courtyard from 11am-2pm with carnival games.  Be sure and look for the dunk tank and capture a moment in the 4thFest photo booth.  Cool off inside the CC  and get your face painted by Dianne Koehler and crew, then visit the WBNA Silent Auction.  Don’t forget to stop by the Friends of the Library table and vote for your favorite photos for their 2017 calendar.  ALL FOR FREE!!!

Live entertainment starts at 11am and goes through 5pm under the Big Tent with a magician, live music from Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers, a ventriloquist, and then MORE music!  Throughout the day, concessions will be available from local restaurants and community service groups offering a variety of items to enjoy.  For a complete list of entertainment and food, visit wbna.us or wellsbranchmud.com.

10 am       Parade, starts at theCommunity Center
11-2 pm    Craft at the Homestead
11-3 pm    Kiddy Train, Balloon Clowns, Giant Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Photo Booth, and Carnival games.
12-3 pm    Games at KF Pool

Live Entertainment Under the Big Tent
11:00-11:45 am • The Magic of Gus Davis, Magician
12:30-2:00 pm • Live Music: Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers (first set)
2:30-3:15 pm • Ian Varella, Ventriloquist
3:30-5:00 pm • Live Music: Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers (second set)

WBNA Silent Auction • The Silent Auction is back this year and benefits the WBNA.  Money raised from this event funds the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, our participation in Halloween Trunk or Treat, Friday night at Luminary Fest and all of the educational and safety seminars we put on throughout the year.  Come check out all the wonderful gift baskets and gift certificates donated by WB friends, neighbors and businesses and start placing your bids as soon as the parade returns.  Contact Debby Thompson at 512-656-0654 or SilentAuction@wbna.us if you have an item or service you’d like to donate or if you’d like to volunteer at the Silent Auction.  We can ALWAYS use a hand!

As the afternoon winds down, we hope you’ll join us as Wells Branch Celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show to remember.  The display will be launched from the soccer field adjacent to the Rec. Center on Shoreline Drive beginning at 9:30pm.  Please see the map on page 2 for parking and viewing areas.  Parking will be limited so we encourage residents to walk or bike utilizing the various bike lanes and hike and bike trail.

2016-FireworksMapCome show your spirit, and remember – YOU make Wells Branch GREAT!

*Fireworks display is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions so check our website for updates.

Upgrade Your Productivity NOW! – Pt. 2

Digging Deeper into Capturing, Clarifying, and Organizing

Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
Wells Branch Community Library • 15001 Wells Port Drive

Hosted by the Friends of the WB Community Library, the second workshop in the series will address the habits of capturing, clarifying, and organizing in more depth.
Specific topics include:
• How to capture all the inputs that enter your world without having any “leaks”
• The detailed process of making clarifying decisions about everything that enters your world
• How best to organize all the results of your decision-making into a highly effective system

Join the FOL in this exciting presentation!

Registration is required but tickets DO NOT need to be printed; we will check attendees off a list.

Click HERE to register!

Disney History: the Early Years

June 12 • 6:00-7:30pm

WB Library Large Mtg. Room • 15001 Wells Port

Before there was a mouse or a castle there was a little girl, a cat and a talented man with big dreams…

The Walt Disney Alice Comedies was a series of short cartoons made by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks during the Silent Age of Animation. It was the successor to their early Newman Laugh O Grams series, and a precursor to their “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” series.

Alice_in_the_jungle_posterThe short subject cartoons feature Alice (Virginia Davis-McGhee), a live girl, interacting within an animated world. Alice would fall asleep and then enter an animated dream world where she interacted with Julius the Cat and a host of other funny animals as the comedic adventure unfolded.   Ms. Davis’ eldest daughter lives right here in Wells Branch and she will provide us with an evening presentation of memorabilia, videos, interviews and PowerPoints detailing the contributions made by Ms. Davis to the exciting beginnings of Walt Disney Studios.  Join the FOL for this entertaining and educational presentation.  After all, who doesn’t like Disney?  Register at http://disneyhistory.eventbrite.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Dice (2)Memorial Day Casino Night

Saturday, May 28 • 6-9pm • 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. 

lifesaverSplash Day!

Sunday, May 29 • Noon-4pm • KF Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Wells Branch is kicking off the summer with our second annual Splash Day at the KF Pool. 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.

Join us for the Wells Branch Garden Guild’s 6th Annual Garden Tour!

Raspberries! (at the WB Community Garden)
Raspberries at the Community Garden

Sneak a peek behind the fences and see some of the best and most interesting gardens in Wells Branch.  Take a look at how neighbors are planting to create an oasis in the shade or a sunny paradise.  We’ll visit both vegetable and flower gardens and take away lots of great ideas.  Meet THIS Saturday, May 21, 8:45am at the Rec. Center, 3000 Shoreline Drive,  to carpool.  Departure is 9:00am.  Plan on spending approximately 20 minutes at each garden, have some discussions, then travel to the next location.  If you’re running late, jump in and join the tour at the next site.

Order of Tour:

  1. View new landscaping at the Rec. Center while gathering to carpool to gardens
  2. Tracy Simon15036 Babbling Brook“Improvement”
  3. Patsy Nelson-Farmer2302 Rick WhineryEclectic, native plants, container and veggies
  4. Elaine Betterton • 14939 DoriaEcoscape and vegetable garden
  5. Vicky Insalata14975 DoriaBird and butterfly friendly native plants
  6. Jennifer Higgins14901 BescottLarge rock patio, disappearing stream, doggie
  7. Shelley Palmer1709 GaylordUnusual natives
  8. Cheryl Gaffaney2141 CervinNative plants, open back yard with lots of pavers
  9. Don Harrell14533 Donald DriveXeriscape sun in front, Xeriscape shade in back
  10. Rachel Lebansky14904 Yellowleaf TrailBee and butterfly attracting flowers
  11. Community GardensCorner of Town Hill & Single Trace Vegetable gardens

Please join us for the Wells Branch Garden Tour!!

Click HERE for MAP and ROUTE.  *Please note: typo in map legend – correct address is 14939 Doria Drive.