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Austin Animal Center PRIDE Week Adoption Special

The Austin Animal Center celebrates Pride week with a $20 pet adoption special which runs through the parade on Aug. 27. Bring a new furry into the family and be sure to look for the center's crew in the float procession. Through Aug. 27. $20.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

www.austintexas.gov/department/aac

Awesome Experiences Supporting Our River

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.

www.coloradoriver.org, geoff@coloradoriver.org

Community Dialogue on Bridge Building & Collaborating

The Undoing Racism Austin-White Caucus is hosting a series of events on whiteness and racism. This Friday features Rachel Manning as presenter. 9-10am.

1709 East 12th Street, 512/476-6230

Fall Home & Garden Show

Chris Lambton of Yard Crashers

Fall Home & Garden Show

Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, Chris Lambton of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers and HGTV’s Going Yard adds some star power to the proceedings. Fri., Aug. 26, 2-7pm. Sat., Aug. 27, 10am-7pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 11am-5pm. $7-9, adults and seniors; 16 & under and active military, free.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME

Features more of a focus on extreme human performances with high-wire antics, BMX tricksters, convoluted contortionists, the human cannonball, bungee skydiving, and much more. And exotic animals, of course. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 24-26, 7:30pm; Sat., Aug. 27, 11:30am, 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 1 & 5pm. $15, $30 $48 vip, $70 front row.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/477-6060

www.uterwincenter.com/events/2016/ringling

Ringmaster Wanted

Do you have what it takes to be Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's next ringmaster? It's a nationwide search so you best impress. See website for details and to secure your spot. 10am-2pm.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744

www.ringling.com/Ringmaster

Yellow Bike Project Adult Classes

Skilled staffers will be on hand to help with your two-wheeled needs. See website for schedule and to register. Saturdays-Mondays.

Austin Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd.

www.austinyellowbike.org

[Re]Verse Pitch Com­petition

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

www.reversepitch.org/pitch-a-material

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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

www.inyourhands.org

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.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

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

587-SPAY

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