The Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information is a think-tank that works on practical solutions to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Gershon Baskin, its co-director and founder, speaks about peace in the Middle East. 7:30pm. Free.
Put some merrymaking in your yoga routines. No experience necessary. 6:30pm. Free.
Like Halloween, Mardi Gras is a good excuse for undergrads and their ilk to fill Sixth Street with much flesh, few articles of clothing, and even fewer inhibitions. Attend or avoid at your own risk.
UT's Dr. Timothy Loving discusses the ups and downs, as well as the ins and outs of romance and relationship from a science standpoint. Not guaranteed to get you in the mood. 6pm. Free.
Priyanka Borpujari is an independent journalist based in Mumbai who documents the human rights abuses in this "hidden civil war" through her writing and photography. 5:30-7pm.
Liberal Arts Building (CLA 0.112), UT campus
State, local, and federal officials discuss issues important to vets. Workshops on programs and benefits will also be available. Register online. Tue.-Wed. Feb. 12-13. Free.
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.
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)
features one-on-one help with everything from typing and mousing to using Microsoft Word, e-mail, and the Internet. Work on your resume or just print up that document you need. No registration required. Mon.-Thu., 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. Free.
Austin Free-Net, 2208 Webberville
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.
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org
for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
2600 W. Stassney
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.
Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.
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.