Austin Craft Swap

Have art and craft supplies you aren't using? Are you a local business who makes art and craft supplies? Are you a local instructor who would like to find more students? There's something for everyone! See website for details. 10am-5pm. $5, $2 kids.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.


Austin Pet Expo

This event has booths and reps for everything your pet loves including training, pet activism and rescue, various products. There will also be a few things you animal companion might not need. The pet costume contest, for instance. Bring your pet (and immunization records) if you like, or adopt a pet there. Shorty Rossi of Pit Boss fame will also be on hand. 10am-6pm. Free.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 800/977-3609


Austin SAALT Circle – Discussion on Secure Communities

South Asian Americans Leading Together hosts a discussion of S-Comm and its impact on Austin. Ranjana Natarajan and Richard Jung will speak on the constitutional aspects of the policy. 11am-1pm. Free.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron


Austin Tinplate Trackers Open House

Austin Tinplate Trackers Open House

The miniature trains will be rolling for your enjoyment. Check out what the Tinplate Trackers have been up to and take a gander at their elaborate setup. 9am-6pm. Free.

Greyhound Bus Station, 338 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos (behind main building)


Citywide Treasure Hunt

In honor of Nature's Treasure's Rock Fest, 14 beautiful chrysocolla rocks will be hidden in Austin at iconic spots around town and city parks. No digging necessary! See website for details and instructions. Fri.-Thu., Aug. 1-7.

Around town, 512/472-5015


Marvel Day

In honor of Marvel's 75th anniversary, there's gonna be a Hulk-sized party, with activities and giveaways, including an all-ages costume contest at 3:30 pm. 9am-6pm.

Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research #158, 512/418-8985


Non-Stop Travel Deals

Stop by and sip on some discounted wine flights while travel advisors extol the benefits of non-stop traveling. Connecting flights are for suckers. 2-5pm.

The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102, 512/322-9399


Our Time For Amala Benefit

This fundraiser is an opportunity to share good times together and embody the positive evolution of yourself through meditation, yoga, and the power of holistic healing. 4-8pm. $10-15 suggested donation.

The Sanctuary, 8647 Hwy. 290 W., 512/288-2199

Premier Gun Show

A huge selection of firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies and knives are available to buy, sell, or trade. Don't shoot your eye out. Sat., Aug. 2, 9am-5pm; Sun., Aug. 3, 10am-4pm. $8 ($12 for a weekend pass).

Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000


Ready When You Are

Come learn about short- and long-term contraception, HIV tests, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, all available at a low cost or free for eligible patients ages 24 and under. Free treats! 8am-2:30pm.

Planned Parenthood, 1823 E. Seventh, 800/230-PLAN


Reshaping Education for Tomorrow’s Work Force

Get up-to-date on ACC's Highland campus and the upcoming bond election. 1:30-3pm. Free.

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/472-6932


Texas Stands With Gaza

Rally and march in solidarity with the people of Gaza. 1pm. Free.

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


Woman Arise Book Release

This celebration features live music and readings by special guests. Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30pm. Elmcroft of Austin, 7017 Manchaca Rd.



Women's Health Fair

Stop by for free screenings, including breast and cervical, and skin risk assessments. Educational classes include smoking cessation and cancer nurse navigation. No appointment needed. 8am-3pm. Free.

Seton Breast Care Center, 1201 W. 38th


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 www.emancipet.org to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training

Would you like to register people to vote? Get trained and deputized! Email Mary Patrick to RSVP. Include "VDR Training" in the subject line. 10-11:30am. Free.

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168