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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

Austin RV Expo

Time to start planning your next cross-country vacation in the deluxe, supersized RV of your dreams. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 20-23. $8 ($4, kids & seniors).

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

www.austinrvexpo.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

Fabric Shop Hop

Eight local fabric shops are hosting a shopping extravaganza with folks purchasing a "passport" getting exclusive access to online shops and extended store hours. A great deal for you sew-heads out there. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23, 10am-6pm. $5.

www.austinshophop.com

Hope Food Pantry Fund

Get in on this Mardi Gras themed dinner with live jazz and Cajun food. Don't feel guilty about the calories, it's for a good cause. 5:30-8pm. $30 ($25, advance).

Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition, 512/744-5136

www.hopefoodpantryaustin.org

Jugglefest

It's the 21st year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public (and free) performance on Saturday night at 7:30pm. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23.

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/850-6641

www.juggling.place.org/jugglefest

Lamborghini Club Esotico Italiano

Show off your luxury Italian automobile or just ogle the rides. 11am-3pm. Free.

The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, 713/234-1688

www.oasis-austin.com

League of Women Voters Health Care Forum

Discussion on the transformation of health care in Austin and Texas. 2:30pm. Free.

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

www.lwvaustin.org

Lunar New Year Open House

The Asian American Resource Center brings arts, crafts, puppets, dragon dances, and more while you get a reason to tour the organization's new digs. noon-4pm. Free.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

www.austintexas.gov/aarc

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

Tales From the Shock Hop

Put a little vintage rock into your love of the horror genre. Rockabilly acts are bookended by burlesque performances and a pin-up contest. 9pm. $5.

Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

www.halloweenman.com

USA Gap Year Fair

Not in any rush to get to college? See what options there are for graduating seniors other than the education factory. Various organizations will be on hand as well as counselors to assist those who might want to rethink college after a year off. 1-3:30pm. Free.

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 2900 Bunny Run, 970/318-0388

www.usagapyearfairs.org/events-schedule/austin-tx