Puppies and pints for life! 5-10pm. Free.
In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357
Bring the bounty from your garden or a craft you made, or just offer your services to folks in exchange for something you want or need. It's bartering at its best to keep waste at a minimum. Untraded items can be donated to local nonprofits. Third Saturdays of the month, noon-4pm. Free.
It's all pretty bamboo until it starts taking over your yard. Learn to keep it at bay and looking good. Bring hand clippers, loppers, saws, gloves, and a beverage. Sat., July 20, 10am-1pm. Free.
Did you know it was the Capitol building's quasquicentennial (that's 125 years)? To celebrate there will be free ice cream, live music, and a general appreciation for pink granite. 1-3pm.
An independent affiliate of Call To Action, the national Catholic reform movement, meets the third Saturday of each month. 10am-noon.
Looking for a new furry friend? The Central Texas SPCA open house will have discounted adoption fees and free micro chipping in celebration on its 25th anniversary. Bring the whole family, CTSPCA adopted dogs included. noon-4pm.
Central Texas SPCA, 909 S. Bagdad, Leander, 512/260-7722
Jazz tunes, hoop dancing, free cake, and henna tattoos help to make South Lamar as weird as the rest of this town. 7-11pm. Free.
All the crawdads you can eat along with croquet, music, a bouncy house, and a lifeguarded pool. All proceeds go to the Capital Area Food Bank. 3-8pm. $25.
Commons Ford Ranch House, 614 Commons Ford Rd.
Now in its 35th year, it's time to celebrate the lowest form of groan-up humor with the pros going head to head. 11am.
Guest speakers and experts share their expertise for the water and land elements of your yard. Saturdays through May 25, 11am & 1pm. Free.
This annual conflagration of DIY goodness brings hundreds of today’s brightest indie makers from across the Lone Star State and beyond – with hands-on workshops, live music, food, booze, and more. Sat.-Sun., May 18-19, 11am-7pm. Free.
The Austin EcoSchool & Growin' Together Hands-On Afterschool Program gets the whole family into the action with live music, crafts, story times, and even an old-school maypole dance. 2-6pm. Free.
Celebrate the clean water movement in Central Texas. Event includes live music, drinks and food, and a silent auction. 6:30-9:30pm. $25.
The question is, how high can you get your platform shoes before they're unsafe to wear when you dance? Forklift Danceworks, with a little help from Rebecca Havemeyer, hosts this fundraiser with enough boogie that you might not even need the open bar to get loose. 8-11:30pm. $50.
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541
We'll admit to being a bit skeptical of this "experiential holistic dog seminar," but if they can help you communicate with your dog, then who are we to argue? 10am-5pm. $75.
Help get the high school's garden in tip-top shape and get rewarded with a lunch prepared by the Travis High Culinary Program. Email to RSVP. 10am-1pm.
Free courses show you how to make your thumb a bit greener. 10am-2pm. Free.
Unity Park Community Garden, 2746 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock
Sixteen years of community cycle awesomeness is celebrated with the help of the Ouiness, Mike & the Soda Jerks, a bike raffle, plus snacks and beer. Keep pedallin' YBP! 6-11:30pm. Free.
How should Austin spend its money? Let city leaders know. Participants will be asked to decide to increase, decrease, or maintain current funding levels for common city services. Accumulated feedback will be taken into consideration as the city develops its proposed 2014 budget this summer.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
Habitat for Humanity now offers free, once-a-month tours of recent and past home-building sites. See how much they've accomplished, and find out what's yet to be done. Call or e-mail to reserve a seat.
Tours begin and end at 310 Comal, 472-8788 x401
The city is looking for a few good lifeguards, pool managers, and swim instructors. Call to find out more.
400 Deep Eddy Ave, 512/974-9332