Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show

All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Drop the young ones at the kids korner (games, crafts, and snacks) with babysitters on hand then take your time boat and RV shopping. There's even an indoor poker run to encourage attendees to see all the nautical awesomeness at their disposal (and maybe win a brand new boat). Thu.-Sun., Jan. 19-22. $10; $6 for kids 7-12, adults over 60; free for kids under 7.

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

Austin Steam Train: Hill Country Flyer

Click clack along 66 miles of gorgeous Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. Kick back in style, then get out and stretch at the two-hour layover in Burnet for shopping, lunch, and a Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Saturdays, 10am.

Austin Steam Train, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-100, Cedar Park, 512/477-8468

Beekeeping Seminar

This all-day seminar in its sixth year is devoted to sustainable bee husbandry for all skill levels. Proceeds from the event will go to the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab. 9am-5:30pm. $60.

J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet

Doug "Didjit" Evans Austin Memorial

Friends gather to celebrate the life of beloved musician Doug Evans best known for playing with Illinois based punk legends the Didjits. "No collared shirts or somber faces allowed." 2pm.

The Lost Well, 2421 Webberville Rd.

Harmony Healing Arts Festival

Health and wellness festival centered around holistic healing therapies to help bring you to a sense of overall peace. 10am-5:30pm. Free.

Nature's Treasures, 4103 N. I-35, 512/472-5015

Le Garage Sale

You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. Local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 21-22, 11am. $10 ($20, VIP).

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 512/965-5708

Meaningful Activities for Persons With Dementia

This ongoing workshop series is held to help family members care for an older loved one dealing with dementia. 10am-noon. Free.

AGE Building, 3710 Cedar St.

Medcan Foundation Seminar on Medical Marijuana Reform

Medcan hosts a seminar on helping dispel the myths of medical marijuana reform in Texas. Speakers include Brian Cuban, Heather Fazio, Marijuana Policy Project Texas Political Director; and Clif Deuvall, Founder of NORML. 10am-7pm. $300.

DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N. I-35, 512/454-3737

Meditation Classes: Stress Release

Instructor Steven Ross leads these classes for beginners and parents to help relieve stress. Saturdays in January, 10:30am. Free.

Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/974-9840

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Workshop

The fourth workshop to develop the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan that could impact 3,700 residents! Residents, business owners, landowners, and other interested community members are encouraged to participate in the planning process. 9am-noon.

Pillow Elementary School, 3025 Crosscreek

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Show

It is a time of need for Planned Parenthood. Party Van, Bluster, Telecom, Headworm, Born Again Virgins, Stupor Weapon, and Sophie Werkenthin perform to support the cause. 4pm. Donations encouraged.

Lamar Street Pedestrian Bridge

Startup Games

Join other techies as they battle it out over beer pong, flip cup, darts, shuffleboard, and more to raise money for local nonprofits. noon. $10 donation.

Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/640-9780

Summer Youth Employment Recruitment

Looking for a summer job? This conference hosted by the African American youth Harvest Foundation might do the trick. Plus: free food. 10am-2pm. Free.

William B. Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf, 512/428-4480 x202

The Swoon Event

More than 30 local entrepreneurs and artisans help you get inspired for your wedding day. Enjoy drinks and small bites while you peruse the lounges and participate in some mini-workshops. 11am-3pm. $20.

800 Congress, 800 Congress Ave

Vibrant Woman Social

Open to all self-identifying black women, currently pregnant, already a parent, or not a parent. Kids' activities, free food, raffle prizes, and more. RSVP at or 512/351-6300. 1-3pm. Free.

A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E. Third, 512/476-9193

Women's March on Austin

A sister event to D.C.'s Women's March on Washington. "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society." noon-3pm.

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


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.

We Are Blood, 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.


Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Texas Winter Games!

The 24th annual SOTX Winter Games are almost upon us and they need your help! Volunteers are needed for the bowling, volleyball, and powerlifting competitions. Assistance is also needed at Athlete Village to help with running games, arts & crafts, and snack service. Feb. 2-5.

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