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City Wide Garage Sale

It's like a hundred garage sales in one. Maybe not quite as cheap. Sat.-Sun., May 2-3. $6.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.citywidegaragesale.com

Community Art Sunday

Bring the whole family to celebrate community through dance, music, food, gardening, parades, and more. There will be workshops and interactive art experiences to get your creative juices flowing. 1-4pm. Free.

Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th, Bldg. B

www.creativeaction.org

Fiestas Patrias Cinco de Mayo

Fiestas Patrias of Austin brings some of the best conjunto artists to celebrate the defeat of the French in 1862. Food, drinks, and more keep the proceedings spicy. noon-10pm. $10.

Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

www.cincodemayoaustin.com

Hill Country Outdoors Birthday Picnic

Wish HCO a happy birthday with food, guided hikes and mountain bike rides, chair massages, and prizes. BYOB. 11am-4pm. Free.

Walnut Creek Park, 12138 N. Lamar, 512/771-5887

www.hillcountryoutdoors.com

Landmarks Docent-Led Bike Tour

Grab your water bottle, hop on your bike, and take a leisurely ride to the UT campus for a guided tour of the public art to be found there. 11am. Free ($20 to rent a bicycle and helmet).

Austin Bike Tours and Rentals, Third & Congress

www.landmarks.utexas.edu

OSHA-10 Austin With WDP

OSHA-10 training at a discounted rate. Space is limited, so call to RSVP. Leave your full name and a call back number. $20 for WDP members; $40 for new WDP members.

Workers Defense Project, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/391-2305 x8029

www.fb.com/events/787352214704978

Pay 2 Play

Documentary screening with short Q&A afterward. 5pm. Free.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr., 512/294-8937

www.staopen.com, gkopas@msn.com

Pecan Street Festival

This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of three stages with one of the many handheld food options and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. MetroRail will be running an extended schedule to make your commute to the party a little easier. Sat.-Sun., May 2-3. Free.

Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35

www.pecanstreetfestival.org

Spring Into Summer Bash Extravaganza

Thirteen bands, two stages, kids shows and activities, and food can all be found in one place with the money going to SafePlace. 2-11pm. $10 (free, kids).

Sam's Town Point, 2115 Allred, 512/552-2923

www.springintosummerbashextravaganza.com

W Hotel BubbleQ

Gourmet eats, champagne, DJed music, and quality schmoozing at the WET deck. 2-5pm. $50.

W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600

www.whotelaustin.com

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.

www.weekendwares.com

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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

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