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.

Election Day

Today's the day to vote in local and statewide primaries. Check our election page for polling locations and endorsements.

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

Free Tax Preparation

Foundation Communities lend a hand to your annual return. Service is open to individuals and families who make less than $50,000 annually. List of locations and hours available online. Free.

Various Locations

Get Social

If you have a small business and don't feel like your maximizing your social media presence, learn from the experts over drinks and appetizers. 6-10pm. Free.

Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 512/614-3272

Learn, Network, and Get Social With Other Austin Businesses

Networking event for local business owners. 6-10pm. Free.

Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 512/236-1226

Rodeo Austin

Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, the Temptations, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 1-16. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $37-175 (includes fairground).

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

Science Study Break: Doctor Who

Drs. Vernita Gordon and Martin Kevorkian explore the pseudo-science of an even more famous doctor. Could any of it happen? 6pm. Free.

Student Activity Center Auditorium, 2201 Speedway, 512/495-4644

SEEN #17: Solar Energy, SolarWings, and the Future of Transportation

See the first SolarWing carport in Texas. 4:30-7pm. Free.

Concurrent Design Office, 11500 Metric #190,

Shop for International Women's Day

A portion of your purchases goes to nonprofits serving the fairer sex. Events and speakers will be in the store to keep you motivated and informed. Through Fri., March 7.

Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 S. Congress, 512/440-0440

Voter Deputy Registrar Training

Help citizens register to vote. 12:30pm, 10:30am, 6:30pm. Free.

Travis County Tax Office, 5501 Airport, 512/854-9473

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

Yoga Ride

A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro's bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.


Host a Creek Cleanup

Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.


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