Potential volunteers can learn how to teach young students how to become better caretakers of Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis. Fri., Aug. 26, 12pm; Tue., Aug. 30, 10:30am. Free.
LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd.
Looking for input from the community on education and wellness programs at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. 6:30pm. Free.
Local experts and business owners will share tips with entrepreneurs and small biz owners (day one) and artist types (day two). Tue.-Wed., Aug. 30-31, 11am 6pm. 0-25$.
The City’s Economic Develop-ment Dept. hosts this annual business education conference, including an entire day developed for and catering to the creative heart of Austin. Free parking. Tue.-Wed., Aug. 30-31, 11am-6pm. Free to $10 per session.
Bring copies of your résumé. Take advantage of job training programs, other community resources, health screenings, and résumé critique. Full- and part-time vacancies for entry level to professional positions will be onsite. 10am-1pm.
Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.
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)
Don’t throw your trash away; pitch it! Aug. 31 is the deadline for businesses to apply to be materials suppliers for the second annual [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, an innovative program to turn one business’ waste materials into another business’ raw material. They’re looking for local entities that are generating or collecting by-product, surplus, or other “waste” material, to match with entrepreneurs who can make creative reuse of that material. Last year’s winner, for instance, made spent brewer’s yeast into tasty granola snacks. Apply online
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
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.