Book release and panel discussion. 7pm.
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050
This regional gathering of Mensa is open to the public. The theme this year is movies and Chronicle Editor Louis Black and Managing Editor Kimberley Jones will both be among the many speakers. Food, games, and generally brainy antics are the order of the day. Fri.-Mon.-Sept. 4-7. $100 ($50 for one-day pass).
Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000
Regular meeting of group tasked with making recommendations regarding the development, design, and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to meet the demand reduction goals of low income and low-moderate income residential customer programs. 9am.
Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd
RSVP online. 7:30-9am.
There's still ample time to pick up a feline friend during the Austin Animal Center's summer adoption special. For $25, take home a cat or kitten that is spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped. Pets over 7 years old are free. Through Sept. 7.. $25 adoption fee (all pets over 7 years, free).
Learn more about one of the most controversial Olympics courtesy of this mobile exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Exhibit is open every day. Free.
Get some insight into your love life with the help of these folks. We're a little wary of the Orgasmic Meditation segment of the evening, so attend at the risk of your sense of decorum. Wednesdays at Soma Vida (2324 E. Cesar Chavez) 7:30pm; Fridays, Mind Body Yoga (12636 Research), 8pm. $10.
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.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.