Garden Club Of Austin Monthly Meeting

Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month. 7-9pm. Free.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/468-9991

Keep Austin Kind - Presented by Marathon Real Estate

Good Deeds Day with Clean the Trail Initiative, followed by flower deliveries to AGE of Central Texas. All fixings provided. Cleanup 10am-noon, flower power noon-2pm. 10am-2pm.

Shoal Creek and AGE of Central Texas,

Now Accepting Submissions for Art Inspired by Barton Springs

Applications due by March 31. Show runs May 12-Sept. 4. Artists of all backgrounds and ages are encouraged to apply. Selected pieces will be displayed at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center. Dec. 22 through March 31.

Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., 512/397-1463,

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

Queer Protest Dance Freakout

Austin's queer community protests proposed trans and homophobic state legislation. 6-9pm.

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

Science Study Break: The Mating Game

Scenes from The Good Wife, The Affair, and Mad Men will be used to discuss attraction, jealousy, and infidelity. 6pm. Free.

Jackson Geological Sciences Building, JGB 2.216

Shape the Conversation

Hosted by AIA Austin's Women in Architecture, this inaugural three-week event will feature three exhibits highlighting the work of female architects with an opening party Fri., Feb. 10, with guest speaker Wendy Davis. See website for more. Runs through March 2. Suggested donation with rsvp.

249 W. Second

Sunú Screening + Q&A with filmmaker Teresa Camou

A documentary "about one of the world’s greatest treasures," rural life, and Latin America. 5pm. Free.

Harry Ransom Center's Prothro Theater, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-9122

Texas Water Symposium

City officials and residents come together for a panel discussion on how to protect critical water resources. 7-8:30pm.

LBJ Student Center, Student Center Dr., San Marcos

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


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

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