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2014 Texas Land Conservation Conference

Sessions highlight water policy, endangered species, and conservation finance. $425.

Hilton Austin Airpot, 512/638-0937

www.texaslandconservationconference.org

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

Bowl for Kids

Get some sponsors and slay some pins for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lanes will be open all weekend with a cowboys and zombies theme. Come dressed to two-step or limp and shuffle for a good cause. Register online. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-March 2, 3-10pm.

Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1215

www.bowlforkidsaustin.org

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

IMAGINE 2014

All manner of arts will be celebrated. That means visual arts, music, theatre, and more. 7-9pm. Free (donations appreciated).

1555 University Blvd., Round Rock

www.roundrockarts.org

Ladies Coffee Night with Jade Chang Sheppard

Businesswoman and former House candidate discusses "The Journey of a Woman in Business." 6pm. $20.

Raindrop Turkish House, 12400 Amherst #108

Last Day of Early Voting

The Texas primary is March 4, but why wait to do your civic duty? When you vote early, you get to go to any polling location you want, and you don't have to wait in a long line when you get there. Don't delay; today's your last chance to vote the easy way.

www.austinchronicle.com/elections

Parts & Labour Anniversary Party

Beer, food, music, and more help celebrate a decade of dressing locals. Pick up a pin at the store; you'll need it to get into the party that night. 7-11pm.

Cenote, 1010 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/326-1648

www.partsandlabour.blogspot.com

Spring Home & Garden Show

Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gape at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, there will be a kids area and even a few dog classes to keep the pets in line. John Gidding of HGTV's Curb Appeal supplies the star power. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-March 2. $8.50.

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

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.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