A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer Education

Will help support those with prostate cancer and help them navigate all the tough decisions involved. 10am-3pm.

St. David's Medical Center, 919 E. 32nd, 877/978-7866,

Any Baby Can Classes and Services for Parents

Ongoing classes cover topics from parenting skills, to stress management, to developing family rules, and more. See website for schedule. Free or very affordable.

Any Baby Can, 1121 E. Seventh, 512/477-9205

Buffy Boot Camp: Stake Making & Vampire Dusting

Make your own hand carved and engraved stake, learn how to use it, and then compete in a high stakes game of vampire dusting. 10am. $25.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, 7000 Ardath, 512/974-6700

Computer/Tech Training Classes

Your esteemed public library system offers yet another service to the community: adult computer and tech classes covering everything from the basics to finding a job online to writing a blog. Classes are held in various languages, with some requiring registration beforehand. Call or go online for a complete schedule and additional details. Free.


DAPA/DACA Decision Day Action

The Workers Defense Project awaits the Supreme Court decision on the DAPA/DACA case this week. They will meet at the Governor's Mansion at 7pm on whichever day the ruling is handed down. 7pm.

Governor's Mansion, 1010 Colorado, 512/463-0063

District 6 Town Hall

1:30-3pm. Free.

Gateway Church, 7104 McNeil

Free Homebuyer Education Workshop

Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.

Austin Area Urban League, 8011-A Cameron #100, 478-7176

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

It’s that time of year again, weirdos, with the only festival where a twerking zombie and a hippie caveman are social norms. This is a race we can get behind, because no one cares who wins and the focus is on drinking. Bands and businesses are littered throughout the three or so miles of costumed zaniness. The festival starts at 3pm with the 5K at 6pm, if you even make it to the starting line. Free for kids (12 & under) with donation of three canned goods. 3pm. $25-125.

American Legion Hall, 2201 Veterans Dr., 512/472-3344

Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

3-10pm. $40-57.50.

Veterans Pocket Park & American Legion Grounds, 404 Atlanta


Moms deserve their own convention too! This con focuses on "creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting." Panels include “Cloth Diapering 101," “Sex and the Breastfeeding Mom,” and “Fall in Love With You." 9:30am-5:30pm. $45-100.

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

Safe Baby Academy

Call the EMS Safety Hotline at 512/972-7233 or email for an appointment. 9am. Free.

CommUnityCare, 2901 Montopolis

Tech Familia Workshop

The Latino community is invited to partake in these free tech courses and to familiarize themselves with the new tech center. Bring the whole family. 10am-noon. Free.

4926 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/900-0304

Volunteer to Clean Lady Bird Lake

Do your part to keep Austin beautiful. Visit the website to register in advance. 9-11am.

Multiple sites around Lady Bird Lake,

Young Hispanic Professional Association Anniversary Gala

6:30-11:30pm. $80 and up.

JW Marriott Austin


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.


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