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BizAid Business Orientation

City officials help local businesses find the resources they need at these weekly meet-ups. Whether you're just thinking about starting a business or already have one, this class is for you. Go online or call to register. Tuesdays, 9am. Free.

Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 974-7800

www.austinsmallbiz.com

Breath & Meditation

De-stress and recharge with a little structured breathing and thinking. Go online or call to RSVP. Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 6:30pm.

Art of Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. C-104, 297-7950

www.keepaustinmeditating.org

Christmas at the Caswell House

This historic house is turned into a holiday shopping and all-around party place with vendors, live music, dinners, lunches, and more. Go online for a schedule of special events. Nov. 1-10.

Caswell House, 1404 West Ave., 417-1360

www.austinjuniorforum.org

GLBT Election Night Watch Party

Two dozen Central Texas LGBT organizations join forces and watch election returns on the big screen together. Open mic follows at 10pm. 5pm.

Rusty's, 405 E. Seventh, 512/482-9002

www.rustysaustin.net

Herb-centric Holiday Wreaths

It's not enough anymore for your holiday decorations to just look good; they need to smell good too. The Austin Herb Society has a few ides it's looking to share. 9:30am.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 358-4542

www.austinherbsociety.org

Santa's Ranch

Santa's Ranch

Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.

9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)

www.santasranch.net

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

Yoga Ride

A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)

www.facebook.com/groups/246934478735899

ONGOING

Blanket Drive

Share the warmth and donate new or gently used blankets, towels, and pillows to five area nonprofits – including Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace – via city newcomers Sleep Experts. Through Thanksgiving.

Sleep Experts locations or the Girl Scouts of Central Texas

www.sleepexperts.com

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

Cap Metro's Adopt-a-Stop

allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro's bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.

512/369-7720

juan.wah@capmetro.org

Host a Creek Cleanup

Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.

391-0617

www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/creekcleanup