What better place than the Museum of the Weird to bring together the world's best cryptozoologists? Seriously, they're going to discuss both the British and American Bigfoots ... err ... Bigfeet. 3-10pm. $10.
Austin Co-op Think Tank looks to connect people and co-ops while spreading the word about co-ops in Austin. Read more about the movement in "From Occupation to Co-operation."Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26. $25, general admission; $50, co-op workers.
Friday Reception at Vuka Co-op, 411 W. Monroe; Saturday Conference at CMA Building (UT campus)
Trace at the W Executive Pastry Chef Janina O'Leary presents a series of cooking classes featuring sweets paired with drinks. The first class offers dark chocolate truffles and Devil's food cake with Prosecco. The second class (Feb. 23) features cocktail-inspired cupcakes and the final (March 30) offers mini-desserts and sparkling wine. Register online or by phone. 10am-1pm. $70.
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, 525 N. Lamar, 512/542-2340
The Inn's annual winter wine dinner series continues with a presentation by the owners of Duchman Family Winery. Check the website for wineries featured throughout February. Reserve online or by phone. 7pm. $66.50 per person.
The National Association of Professional Organizers hosts this junk collection to promote its member businesses and get you organized. Bring a carload of expendable stuff to dispose of free of charge. One box of paper to be shredded will be accepted per car, and a prize goes to the person dropping off the weirdest item. Human limbs are not "weird." 10am-2pm. Free.
Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill
Need some bike parts to finish off that two-wheeler of your dreams? This swap has the parts and the know-how if you have the bargaining skills. Live music keeps you in the pedaling mood. 10am-5pm. Free.
Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572
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
You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the Frenchified "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. More than 50 local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat., Jan. 26, 11am-6pm; Sun., Jan. 27, noon-5pm. $10.
Volunteers will be counting the homeless of Downtown Austin tonight in order to assess the wellness of that population and help secure federal funding for Travis County's homeless service providers. 3am. Free.
Before this daylong event is through, you'll be planting healthy and site-appropriate trees that will flourish and perhaps invite the neighboring birds to your yard. Lucky for you, there will be various species of trees and shrubs for purchase on site. Go to www.wildflower.org/ttww for a complete schedule of workshops. 9am-5pm. Free.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 232-0100
Newcomers to our fair city can learn the basics of local schools, law enforcement, public transportation, finances, and housing so they'll look like they've lived here for years. Participants can even get a flu shot. 10am-3:30pm. Free.
Everything your teenager needs to know about employment now and for the future will be on hand. For example, guest speakers, vendors, training seminars, giveaways, free food, and more guide your path to a lucrative future. 10am-2pm. Free.
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.