Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and AISD trustee Jayme Mathias invite the community to a briefing on the status of Eastside Memorial at the Johnston Campus, and they seek input on solutions for the 2013-14 school year. 10am-noon.
Designers from East Austin Theater put together outfits that somehow tell the tale of our planet's withering ecosystems. Come in your own duds made of dried grass or grackle bones and you might just get the last guest designer spot. 9pm. $10-20.
Three new boutiques -- Olive Vintage, Sound & True, and Paper Party -- are opening up on the Eastside offering goods ranging from cards to clothes to flowers. Party with these three entrepreneurs and see what they have to offer. 5-8pm. Free.
The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. $90-$165.
Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr., 512/385-6767
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.