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African American Breast Health Outreach

Children over the age of 12 and adults are invited to get educated and discuss breast cancer prevention. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for low-cost and free mammograms. 11am. Free.

Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 5900 Cameron

mguerra1@seton.org

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Bring your smart phone and go on a scavenger hunt while learning about the history of our fair town. The quest will take about three hours and teams can embark at any time. Through Sept. 30. $50.

Start location: Texas State Library, 1201 Brazos

www.urbanadventurequest.com

Animal Advocacy Conference

The Texas Humane Legislation Network gets together to discuss the state of animal welfare in the area. Are puppy mill regulations working? What are the latest studies on pet overpopulation telling us? All that along with a meal and keynote at the end of the evening. 8:45am-9:30pm. $140.

Marriott Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd., 214/415-2952

www.thln2013conference.thln.org

Austin Affordability Summit

As Austin grows, so does the cost of living. Join experts and community leaders in brainstorming ways to make the city affordable for all. RSVP required. 1-4pm. Free with RSVP.

St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 512/663-8865

www.liveablecity.org, info@liveablecity.org

Austin Smarter Spaces Tour

Take a tour of six houses with minimalist design aesthetics. Get some ideas and start simplifying your living space. The afterparty kicks off after 5pm at J. Clark Gallery (1500 W. Sixth). 11am-5pm. $30 ($25, advance).

www.smarterspacestour.com

Breast Cancer Screening

Call to make a reservation and increase your chances of catching breast cancer early. Saturdays through Oct. 26, 8am-3pm. Free.

Seton Medical Center, 1201 W. 38th, 512/324-3375

www.thebigpinkbus.com

Disability Employment Awards Call for Nominations

Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities.

512/974-3256

www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards., dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov

Jose Luis Salon Anniversary Party

Celebrate a quarter century of hair expertise with a coif fashion show followed by an afterparty. 7-11pm. $75.

Hartland Plaza, 1717 W. Sixth

www.joseluissalon.com

Meditation Workshop for Spiritual Awareness

Get some body/soul nourishment without depleting your wallet. First Saturdays of the month, 10:20am. Free.

Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., 512/814-7802

https://sites.google.com/site/sosaustin/events

Precinct 1 Redistricting Public Forum

Help the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission draw the maps for the 10 geographic single-member City Council districts. 10am.

Goodwill Community Center, 1015 Norwood Rd.

www.austintexas.gov/10-one

Race and Racism First Saturday Conversation

Using a Touched by an Angel episode as a springboard, participants will discuss the roots of racism and ways to move forward. 9-11:30am. Free.

St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 512/610-3500

www.stdave.org

Travis County Sheriff's Office Building Bridges Town Hall

Learn about TCSO 2012 Racial Profiling Report and Annual Report. Question and answer period to follow. 1:30-3pm.

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/854-9172

https://www.tcsheriff.org/images/building_bridges_overview.pdf

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Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

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.

587-SPAY