Huston-Tillotson invites the whole family to the culminating celebration of Black History Month. The event features vendors, a kids' zone, food, a health fair, live entertainment from Dwele, and more. Show up early (11am) for a bike ride with Austin Mayor Pro-tem Sheryl Cole. 1-5pm. Free.
If you're contemplating starting a tech business in Austin this three-day class will set you on the path to success with a helpful tips on marketing, pitching your product, or finding local resources. Registration closes on Wed., Feb. 20. noon-4pm. $100.
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 223-7542
We do this in Austin, but if you find yourself in need of a bowl and want to help a good cause, here's your chance. Soup fills each bowl and live music fills the room. 11am-1:30pm. $20 (free, kids under 12).
Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.
Austin Area Urban League, 8011-A Cameron #100, 478-7176
Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.
It's the 20th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public (and free) performance on Saturday night at 7:30pm. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 22-24. $10 ($20, three-day pass).
Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 850-6641
Choose from several 75-minute courses covering the basic information you need to know about common legal issues. Topics include family law, estate planning, criminal law, tenants' rights, identity theft, tax law, and more. 9am-2pm. Free.
St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 472-0279 x108
Need more quilts in your life. Well, you're in luck because QuiltCon brings all manner of sewn blanket to Austin with opportunities to learn from the pros and see top notch work in the medium. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 21-24, 10am-6pm. $10 ($30, four-day pass).
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000
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.