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B.L. Joyce Parade

B.L. Joyce Parade

Celebrate the life of the famous African-American bandleader of the then-segregated L.C. Anderson High School with a parade from Huston-Tillotson to the Carver Museum, where there will be a community jam session as well as performances from local high school and middle school bands. 6pm.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.cityofaustin.org/carver

Farmgrass Vip Gala

Help local farmers recover financially from medical disasters with music, dinner, and drinks. 6:30pm. $100.

The Austonian, 200 Congress, 512/814-5134

www.farmgrassfest.com/vip-gala.html

Feminist Action Project Conference 2015: "Examining Intersections, Building Alliances"

Conference will include the experiences and perspectives of both students and community members, prioritize 101-level introductions to theories and movements, highlight the complexities of identity in relation to the feminist and other activist communities, and put a special emphasis on language and space. Suggested registration fee, $15; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

UT Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, 512/232-0818

www.feministactionproject.blogspot.com

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

www.communitytaxcenters.org

Low Income Consumer Advisory Task Force

10am.

Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd

www.austintexas.gov/event/low-income-consumer-advisory-task-force-regular-meeting-6

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Dwight Yoakam, Boyz II Men, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 14-28. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/477-6060

www.rodeoaustin.com

Spring Home & Garden Show

Spring Home & Garden Show

Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gape at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, there will be a special session on climate-sensitive design. John Gidding of HGTV’s Curb Appeal supplies the star power. While you're there, you can also adopt an animal to help make that house a home. Fri.-Sun., March 27-29. $8.50 (free, kids).

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 210/408-0998

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.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

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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