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Ballot Boxing: District 4

The Chronicle has teamed up with KUT, KXAN, Univision, and the Austin Monitor to bring you a series of 10-1 City Council candidate forums. Each forum will begin at 7pm, is free and open to the public, and will include audience participation. Those interested in attending should sign up in advance. Other forums in the series are: District 3, Sept. 15; District 5, Sept. 22; District 6, Sept. 23; District 8, Sept. 29; District 7, Oct. 2; District 9, Oct. 6; District 10, Oct. 8; Mayor, Oct. 15. 7pm.

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

www.eventbrite.com/e/ballot-boxing-the-district-four-forum-tickets-12842862347?aff=es2&rank=1

Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Rose Dental Group’s dentists will be providing complimentary enhanced oral cancer screenings and providing educational information on oral cancer. Space is limited; screenings may be reserved by email. 5:30-7:30pm.

Rose Dental Group, 11615 Angus #110

www.rosedental.net, cpieczynski@rosedental.net

Geshe Thupten Phelgye

In addition to being a Geshe (the highest degree of monastic training in Tibetan Buddhism), Geshe-la founded the Universal Compassion Foundation. As a former member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, and in his other work for peace and social justice, he’s a significant figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He will be speaking at various venues around town. See website for detailed schedule. Wed.-Sat., Sept. 17-20.

Various locations

www.drdavidzuniga.com/geshe-la-in-austin.html

Hump Day Nooner Ride

Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

Peace Corps Coffee Chat

Expand your horizons by immersing yourself in another culture and helping make the world a just a little bit better. 5:30-6:30pm. Free.

Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe (UT campus), 512/232-9436

www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/11524/

Queer Ride

Queers and queer-friendly types cycle in solidarity to a different location every week. Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.facebook.com/groups/250352668401489

Russian Language and Culture Course

There's probably not a better (and more fun) place to learn Russian than at Russian House. Guest lecturers will also speak on a variety of topics, and maybe, just maybe, there will be vodka. 6pm. $20.

Russian House, 307 E. Fifth, 512/428-5442

www.russianhouseofaustin.com, russianbistro@gmail.com

Well Aware Fundraiser

Celebrate the future of water philanthropy and help raise funds for Well Aware, a nonprofit that helps solve the problem of water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Drinks and appetizers are on the bill, as is an unplugged set by Alpha Rev. 7-10pm. Free with RSVP.

The Parish, 214 E. Sixth, 512/200-7312

www.wellawareworld.org/latest/events/celebrate-the-future-of-water-philanthropy

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

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.cityofaustin.org/carver