African-American Family Support Conference

The majority of this conference aims to help parents and health professionals. Go online to register and for a complete list of keynotes, award ceremonies, workshops, and exhibits. Thu.-Fri., Feb. 26-27. $10.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/440-4063


Black History Program

Enjoy poetry, entertainment, gospel singing, and soul food. 6pm.

Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Blessing, 512/974-7865


Free Tax Preparation

Foundation Communities lend a hand to your annual return. Service is open to individuals and families who make less than $50,000 annually. List of locations and hours available online. Free.

Various locations


Go Red For Women Summit

Help promote awareness of women's heart disease. Hear inspiring stories, learn about risk factors, and ending with a keynote address by two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. 9am-1pm. $150.

Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 512/338-2400


Last Chance Assistance for Business Recycling Plans

Bring a copy of the documents listed on the website for help completing your Annual Diversion Plan. 10am-2pm.

Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth


Mastering SXSW Interactive

Not sure what events to attend at the Fest? Want to make sure your start-up gets the coverage it need to be successful? This luncheon answers those questions and more. noon-1pm. $45.

Green Pastures Restaurant, 811 W. Live Oak, 512/992-0715


MoPac South Environmental Study Open House

4:30pm. Free.

Hill Country Middle School cafeteria, 1300 Walsh Tarlton


Restore Rundberg Community Meeting


Jaime Padron Elementary, 2011 W. Rundberg


Skillpoint Alliance Volunteer Meet-Up

Want to help children learn about science by teaching and mentoring them on topics like robotics? Come mingle with like-minded folks and learn how you can help. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.

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


Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman


Trust. Respect. Access.

An advocacy day of reproductive justice activism. Network and get to know fellow advocates, and visit lawmakers' offices. 9am-5pm.

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


Writing and Art Workshop For Caregivers and Care-Recipients

This seven-week creative program for caregivers and their loved ones is funded by Health’s Angels, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund. Caregivers attend a writing workshop while care-recipients attend an art workshop. Thursdays through Feb. 26, 10am. Free.

Meals on Wheels and More, 3227 E. Fifth, 512/542-0076



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