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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

Build it Better, Gables! Campaign Launch

Launch of Workers Defense Project campaign to ensure safety and a living wage for Gables employees. 12:45pm. Free.

115 Sandra Muraida Way

www.facebook.com/events/259543737543427

Citizen Gardener 47

The Sustainable Food Center leads a class on how gardening can be more green. 9am-1pm. $45.

Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills

www.sustainablefoodcenter.org, sophie@sustainablefoodcenter.org

CodeDay Austin

Got an idea for an app or small game, but don't think you have the coding chops to pull it off? CodeDay invites high school and college students to form teams and spend 24 hours making something you might not have thought possible. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 15-16. $20.

HubAustin Coworking, 706 W. Ben White Blvd. Ste. 230-B

www.austin.codeday.org

Darwin Day Celebration

Charles Darwin, famous for tagging Jesus-fish bumper stickers all over America, celebrates another birthday with speakers, exhibits, and more. noon-3pm. Free.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/459-5835

www.meetup.com/cfiaustin

East Austin Handmade Arts Market

Local handmade goods for your shopping edification every week. Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Free.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

www.eastaustinhandmade.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

Sherwood Forest Faire

Sherwood Forest Faire

Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching. Weekends, Feb. 8-March 30, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade

www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

Texas Salsa Congress & BBoy City Present: Breaking Salsa USA

It's not really a dance battle as much as a dance collaboration as Latin rhythms and breakin' culture come together. 8:30pm. $20 ($15, advance).

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

www.thenorthdoor.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

Habitours

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

snance@ahfh.org