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Looking for good fun, intense exercise and the opportunity to support a great cause? Consider the upcoming BP MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin this weekend. The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society. This ride is the largest event of its kind in North America.
The ride is a two day, 180-mile journey for MS from Houston to Austin. Breakpoints are positioned every 8-15 miles. The ride has been raising money for MS research since 1985. A list of milestones can be viewed here.
This year’s ride will connect an estimated 13,000 riders, in addition to thousands of volunteers and supporters, as they embark on a shared journey to drive awareness and raise $18 million for MS. In its history, the ride has raised more than $157 million for MS research, programs and services.
Your premier Austin custom homebuilder, Sterling Custom Homes, salutes all the generous riders and volunteers in this year’s event! Sterling Custom Homes has been building the highest quality Austin luxury homes since 1989. We are a full-service custom homebuilder eager to assist you with your lot analysis, home design and construction. For more information about our unique process, please contact Gary Grambley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-263-2214.
Looking for something fun and different in Austin this week? Your premier Austin home builder suggests William Shatner’s solo act “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, January 10th at 8:00 pm.
The show is billed as an anecdotal trip down memory lane as the Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, writer and philanthropist shares the stories behind the triumphs and tragedies of his interesting life. From his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, Shatner recreated himself years later as the pitch-man for the successful travel website Priceline.com and earned industry accolades for his role in the hit tv show “Boston Legal”.
Known for his unique, halting delivery, an evening with William Shatner is sure to be entertaining and thought provoking. A wonderful way to spend an evening in our great city! Read More→
At Sterling Custom Homes, we do more than just build unique Austin luxury homes, like many of our clients, we also love to read! That’s why we are so excited about the Texas Book Festival this weekend!
The Texas Book Festival is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and takes place Downtown at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds. More than 250 authors from around the world will be featured in themed tents at book signings, readings, and panels. There are hundreds of sessions that are free to the public where attendees can learn about a variety of topics and gain insight from a vast array of talented authors. Click here for session schedules. Read More→
Fall is around the corner which means it’s time again for the Old Pecan Street Festival. This has been an Austin family tradition for the past 32 years and this fall is no different. Every spring and fall, the entertainment district on 6th St. takes a step back in time to become Pecan St. again. What started as a celebration in a parking lot at 6th and Sabine, has turned into a semiannual event with a carnival like atmosphere that celebrates Austin’s unique art, live music, food and entertainment! The time is now to step away from your Austin luxury homes, enjoy this beautiful weather, and immerse yourself in the culture that is Austin.
Historical 6th Street will be closed from I-35 to Brazos St. on September 29th and 30th to make room for all the local artisans and craftspersons, food vendors, commercial vendors, and sponsors. Not to mention three different stages where live local musical talents will be featured, headlined by Shel, Scorpion Child, Oh No Oh My, and Mobley. Another artist to check out is Jonathan Fox. This Austinite is an upcoming country and southern rock artist. He’ll be playing on the Main Stage at 2pm on Sunday. As you walk Pecan St. with the other 300,000 people the festival brings in from all around Central Texas, be sure to support our local vendors! Proceeds from booth rentals during the festival have benefitted the Austin Police and Fire Departments, purchased books for local schools and Christmas lights for the street, and aided in other municipal initiatives like the I-35 Makeover Project. Read More→
It’s quite common for owners of luxury custom homes in Austin to be car collectors and gearheads—you should see the garages we build for them! If you’re a classic car collector, or even just an enthusiast, this is the perfect weekend to be in Austin. In its 37-year existence, Dan Kruse’s Hill Country Classic Car Auction has been held in historic Texas Hill Country towns such as San Marcos, Fredericksburg, and New Braunfels, but never in Austin…until now. The 38th Annual Hill Country Classic Car Auction is coming to Austin for the first time on September 15, 2012.
More than 200 custom and classic automobiles are going to be featured at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704. Some cars that have already been registered include: 1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible (yes, it drives on land and in the water), 1948 Dodge Woodie Commercial Station Wagon, 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible, 1960 Jeep DJ3 Series Surry Gala, 2010 Tesla Roadster, 1932 Chevrolet BA 4-Door, 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1946 Willies Pickup, 1963 Ford Econoline Pickup and a 1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible. Read More→