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Just checking the calendar and wanted to give you all some ideas about things to do in the month of February. Even though it’s still pretty brisk outside, we’re warming up for Spring and people are starting to move around in the out of doors!

This month, we’re starting out with the ever lovable Groundhog day on the 2nd. Rent the movie, “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murry, and cuddle on the couch with your sweetie or a big bowl of popcorn…or both! Then grab your coat and head over to South Austin for First Thursday on South Congress. If you haven’t been yet, there’s no time like the present to see what all the talk is about. You can hear music, dine and shop ’til you drop, or at least until 9 p.m., whichever comes first.

The Austin Marathon is on Valentine’s Day… go figure! Maybe there’s a connection here…running is good for your HEART?? This is the largest marathon of the year, so if you’re going to do it…this is the one to do! And if you’re not into running, then volunteer or cheer. Who said running can’t be fun!?!?

Oh, and don’t forget Mardi Gras on the 16th! We all know that Mardi Gras is celebrated the whole previous weekend, so head downtown for parades and parties and beads. You know where to go! And in this vein, we also have Carnaval Brasileiro. Yep, Brazil knows how to start out the lenten month, join the fun at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, the 20th for live samba music, conga lines, and wild costumes! Again, this is something that you really need to experience at least once in your life. Don’t be inhibited, wear a costume, and get a designated driver.

Okay… if you’re still kicking around for somthing do after all this, then you’ll need to check back in another couple of weeks. This wears me out just thinking of how I’m giong to work this into my calendar.

See you on the streets, and I’ll be in touch with more February events!