Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Gathering at noon, march to the Capitol begins at 1pm, followed by a program at the Capitol steps. noon.

First United Methodist Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca, 512/478-5684

Austin Earth Day Festival

A wide variety of activities and speakers celebrate the Earth. See "Public Notice" for details. noon-6pm.

Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller, 4550 Mueller Blvd., 512/703-9292

Campout: at LBJ National Historic Park

Enjoy the great outdoors with the staff of REI. Walking tours, geocaching, and other fun activities await. See website for the gear checklist. Sat., April 18, noon. $30 (free for kids 12 and under).

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, Stonewall

Composting Class

Learn about the joys of turning your trash into fertilizer for your garden. Register on the website. 10am. Free.

Wheatsville Food Co-op, 4001 S. Lamar, 512/565-1164

Earth Day Festival

Get your green on with live music, inspirational speakers, and environmental presentations. Kids activities, food trailers, and more than 75 exhibitors ensures that the planet knows we have its back. noon-6pm. Free.

Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd

Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

This is South by Southwest for vintage rides. Cut your bangs, slick your hair back, and lace up your creepers, because the swinging music and parade of low-profile hot rods is nonstop. The proper exhibition is at the Expo Center, but the party crawls all up and down South Congress. Go online for a complete schedule. Fri.-Sat., April 17-18. $15.

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

RHAP Presents Vessel

A night of documentaries, excellent speakers, and rad local bands in support of reproductive rights. This event is completely free to the public, thanks to a grant from the Reproductive Health Access Project and Reel Reproductive Justice. 7pm-2am.

Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

Save Texas Schools Rally

With key education bills hanging fire, now's the time to make a stand. Tell state leaders to restore full school funding now, stop over-testing our kids, and stand together for strong public schools for all Texas students. South steps. 10am-noon.

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

Slave-Free City Summit

A unique gathering that focuses on the issue of human trafficking and slavery in the U.S. For more details, see "Finding Allies Against Slavery."

For the City Center, 500 E. St. Johns, 512/961-5587

Weekend Wares

Looking for handmade, vintage fashion? Seeking unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise? This be the place, Ace. Fri.-Sun., March 6-8, 10am-5pm; through May. Free.

Austin Food Park, 30 I-35 N.


Call for Platelet Donors

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.

Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

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.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.



Habitat for Humanity now offers free, once-a-month tours of recent and past home-building sites. See how much they've accomplished, and find out what's yet to be done. Call or e-mail to reserve a seat.

Tours begin and end at 310 Comal, 472-8788 x401

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