"Invisible in Austin" Launch Party

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

Low Income Consumer Advisory Task Force

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

Meet the Mayors: Adler and Taylor

RSVP online. 7:30-9am.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 512/477-9496

Summer Days: Kitten Craze at Austin Animal Shelter

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).

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

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.

HJ Lutcher Stark Center, 512/471-4890

TurnON Austin

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.



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

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.


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