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Please join us and invite your friends for some holiday cheer and local shopping at the historic Scholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto) on Friday December 12th for the annual  SOS Holiday Party and Silent Auction.  Party is from 6pm until midnight.  This is a kid-friendly event.   There is a suggested donation to SOS of $10 for admittance but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Compliments of  Whole Earth Provision. Co., everyone who attends will receive a $10 gift certificate -- Thank you Whole Earth!


"Reggae Cumbia" by El Tule

It's Obama's Fault - Bill Oliver

It's Obama's Fault -Otter Space Band

Plenty of great local dancing music and shenanigans! We start with the outrageous Otter Space Band followed by the awesome Latin band, El Tule, playing salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggae, and afro-cuban music.

Shop Local! 
The silent auction will be in a separate room this year for ease of shopping and check-out. Plan on some cool holiday shopping with over 300 local items and services from local artists and businesses to choose from. If you want to donate to the silent auction click here for the form.


Plenty of free parking this year!  Street parking is free along with the state parking garages that surround Scholz. 

 Food & Drink 

Yvonne's delicious home made tamales are free while they last. We will also offer special meal prices and $3 beer and wine.


More details and sneak peeks coming this week!   The SOS Board and Staff look forward to celebrating with you.  



Donate to SOS  

Please make SOS a part of your year end charitable giving.  Donate HERE or you can mail a check to P.O. Box 684881, Austin, TX  78768. 

 Thank you for your consideration