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Answers About the New Health Insurance Landscape

Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.

www.insurecentraltexas.org

Boat & Travel Trailer Show

All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Activities for kids (e.g., a live catfish tank) and adults (Army Bass Anglers) help keep things afloat. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 16-19. $8, ($4, kids).

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinboatshow.com

Extreme Mammals

Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Health & Wellness Fair

It's a full day of panels and discussions of physical and professional health. There will be dental and STD screenings as well as computer diagnostics, all free of charge. Bring something nonperishable to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank. 8am-4:30pm.

Learning Pad, The, 512/610-7600

www.the-learning-pad.com

The Underground Goes Overboard

Launch party for the New Journalism Project's newly improved Rag Blog with guest speakers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/436-9968

theragblog.com

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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