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Archives Clinic

Students from UT's chapter of the Society of American Archivists impart their expertise on storing and restoring your records, be they photos, video, or audio recordings, electronic records, or just plain paper documents. 1-3pm. Free.

Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480

www.ischool.utexas.edu/~archweek/2012/index.html

Austin Comic Con

If they can get the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation together, surely you can come out (preferably in costume). Fri.-Sun., Oct. 26-28.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

Austin Record Convention

Get your flipping fingers ready because there are treasures in that sea of vinyl. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 26-28. $5 ($25, early shopper admission).

North Austin Event Center, 10601 N. Lamar, 512/491-8030

www.austinrecords.com

Bill of Rights Dinner

Food, speeches, and silent auctions help celebrate liberty, property, and keeping the Man off our backs. 5:30pm. $125.

UT Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto

www.texascivilrightsproject.org

Camp Fire Nature Tikes

Toddlers and preschool age children can get started learning about nature at these monthly events. 10:30am.

Westbank Community Library, 1309 Westbank Dr., 327-3045

www.campfireusabalcones.org/clubs_and_programs/nature-tikes/

Community Connections

You know the city has oodles of programs to help its citizens, but do you know how to access them? More than 50 local social services will be on hand at this event to show you the way. Prizes, games, and face-painting keep the kids busy while you learn. 10am-1pm. Free.

Metz Recreation Center & Park, 2407 Canterbury, 972-7718

Desperate Housecats

Cats being cared for in private homes come back to the shelter for a reunion and to see if a permanent family might be found. That's where you come in. Fourth weekend of every month, 11am-7pm. Free.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

www.desperatehousecats.info

Early Voting

Early voting runs now through Friday, Nov. 2, for the Nov. 6 federal elections. Be a part of the democratic process. See our election page for polling locations and times.

www.traviscountytax.org

Free Homebuyer Education Workshop

Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.

Austin Area Urban League, 8011-A Cameron #100, 478-7176

www.aaul.org

Green Car Show

Learn about the latest in environmentally friendly locomotion. 9am-2pm.

Frost Mueller Financial Center, 1200 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Bldg. 2

HAAM Benefit Concert

Lots of bands play their hearts out so ailing musicians can pay their doctor bills. 6-9pm.

Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar, 512/444-0261

www.tacoxpress.com

HopeFest 12

Local organizations come out in droves so you can check out your housing, health, dental, employment, immigration, and education options for you and your family. 9:30am-3pm. Free.

Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman, 653-4935

www.hopefestaustin.org

TreeHouse Friends+Family Weekend

Pumpkins for the kids, live music, food, a contest for best pet and kid costume, and other surprises celebrate the first anniversary of this local startup. 10am-7pm. Free.

TreeHouse Smart Building Store, 4477 S. Lamar #600

www.treehouseonline.com

Yoga & Pet Adoption Event

Get loose and let the folks at Austin Pets Alive take advantage of your good mood by tempting you with cute animals. 1-3:15pm. $10-15 suggested donation.

Donation Yoga, 1211 W. Sixth #100

www.austindonationyoga.com

Yoga Festival

We're not sure what happens after two solid days of yoga, but you can expect Austin to be limber the following week. Lots of instructors and three stages should be more than enough to satisfy the yoga needs of experts, beginners, kids, and everyone in between. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28. $16-269 (free admission to the marketplace).

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.austinyogafestival.com

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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

Early Voting

Early voting for the Nov. 6 election continues through Friday, Nov. 2. See our endorsements or follow all our election coverage at austinchronicle.com/elections.

www.traviscountyelections.org

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