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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.

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

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

Hero Day Open House

Health screenings, a Q&A with health professionals, campus tours, and more events to help you see if this is the career path for you. 10am-2pm. Free.

College of Health Care Professions

John Anderson’s Occupy Austin Book Signing

Chronicle photographer debuts his two books documenting the Occupy Austin movement. 3-5pm. Free.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Cleanup

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes hosts this cleanup effort between Chicon and Springdale. Meet at J.J. Seabrook Park to get supplies and a quick snack before honoring Dr. King with your service to the community. 10am.

J.J. Seabrook Greenbelt, 2000 Pershing Dr.

No-Comply Anniversary Party

Celebrate seven years of supplying local skaters with the gear and cultural know-how they need to survive. Four bands, one DJ, a miniramp on site, and live printing, all in one place. 9pm-2am. Free.

Empire Control Room, 606 E. Seventh

School of Rock

These rockin' youngster show their newly learned chops with Funk & Reggae at 3pm and Fleetwood Mac vs. the Eagles at 5pm. On Sunday the performances switch time slots. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 18-19, 3 & 5pm. $10.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/670-8521

Swingin’ the Blitz 1940s Costume Party

Come dressed as a wartime lady or gent and get entertained by the swingin' jazz sounds of Cats and the Canary. 8pm-2am. Free.

Firehouse Lounge, 605 Brazos, 512/201-2522

Wellness Open House

Various lectures, demos, and guided meditations will help you find your happy place. 9am-3:30pm. Free.

Stonegate Wellness, 3530 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-2884


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.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check 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

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