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Austin Fashion Week

means local boutiques and salons will be having mini- and megaparties all week in celebration. Enjoy each stylish venue à la carte or purchase a VIP ticket for red carpet treatment wherever chic people are found. The whole thing culminates with the Austin Fashion Awards at the Austin Music Hall on May 3. Through May 3.

www.fashionweekaustin.com

Composting Class

This class (along with downsizing your trash cart) is part of the city's offer to get you a rebate ($75 value) on a home composting system. Tue., April 29, 6pm at Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove. Wed., April 30, 6pm at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free.

SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle, 4600 Guadalupe, 512/236-0074

www.austintexas.gov/composting

Free Travel Class: Exploring Sinapore

6:30-8pm. Free.

REI, 9901 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/444-2294

www.hiusa.org/austin

Great Grownup Spelling Bee For Literacy

In this Mardi Gras themed spelling bee, costumed teams of three compete for the "Best Speller in Austin." Proceeds benefit the Literary Coalition. 6pm. $75.

Topfer Theatre at Zach, 202 S. Lamar, 512/735-2533

www.willread.org

Housing Choice Survey

Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin.

www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey

MoPac South Environmental Study Open House

Learn more about proposed improvements to MoPac between Cesar Chavez Street and Slaughter Lane. 3:30-7pm. Free.

Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040

www.mopacsouth.com

One Day Without Shoes

Slip off the old toe restraints and hoof it down South Congress letting the skin and concrete meet. Afterward there will be barefoot yoga and story hour, all in an effort to raise awareness for children's health and wellness. noon-5pm. Free.

TOMS Roasting Co., 1401 S. Congress

www.toms.com/onedaywithoutshoes

Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause

Come out and show your support for one of women's rights staunchest supporters. Drinks, appetizers, and some quality schmoozing await. 5:30-8pm. $65.

The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/276-8081

www.ppgreatertx.org/AustinCocktails

Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy

13 week class on how the Sheriff's office works. 6:45-10pm. Free.

www.tcscaaa.org, vincente.galloway@co.travis.tx.us

Tuesday Yappy Hour

Attend these weekly sessions to learn how to better acclimate your pup so he or she fully enjoys a nice paddle out on the lake. Tuesdays, noon-6pm. $10-30.

Rowing Dock, 2418 Stratford

www.rowingdock.com

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

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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)

www.facebook.com/groups/246934478735899

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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.

391-0617

www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/creekcleanup

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