Here's your last chance to weigh in on potential locations for Austin bike share locations. You can even vote for the color of the bikes. We're going with red, but only because tie-dye wasn't an option.
Need a unique and handmade gift? The sellers at this event have you covered from art to jewelry to clothing to soap and other miscellaneous wonders. A photobooth and kids activities keep all ages occupied in between purchases. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18, 11am-6pm. Free.
Help Food for Black Thought celebrate the launch of its Community Food Survey and its mission of sustaining and expanding black access to food resources and knowledge in Austin. Learn about the survey, meet the survey team, and connect to others interested in food justice, farming, and cooperative resources. 5-7pm. Free.
It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar.
The festival offers plenty of family recreation with tours, live music, and casual food on the patio, plus two seatings (11:30am and 1:30pm) of chef-prepared lunches and cooking demos that require online or phone reservations. Sat., Aug. 17 & 24, 11am-6pm.
Kinda like the Hot Sauce Festival but less masochistic. All your favorite purveyors of things creamy and cold will be on hand to lower the temperature of your doubtlessly overheating body. Food and beverages for the lactose intolerant as well. Join in the ice-cream-eating contest or the popsicle-stick sculpture contest or enjoy the usual live music, games, rides, and carnival-style attractions. 10am. $10 (kids 8 and younger, free).
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318
Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale keynotes the Peaceful Streets Project's annual summit highlighting police abuse. The event will feature national activists, performers, and a "know your rights" training session. Free childcare is provided. 10am-4pm. Free.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 512/404-1900
Get a map of the many bee-havens and bee-friendly yards at the event HQ and head out on a self-guided tour of buzz-worthy properties around town. Each private home will have info on bringing bees to your yard or building a hive to cultivate your own colony. 9am-4pm. $5 donation.
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.
Believing the ChildrenIn 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution