African-American Community Heritage Festival

Huston-Tillotson invites the whole family to the culminating celebration of Black History Month. The event features vendors, a kids' zone, food, a health fair, live entertainment from Dwele, and more. Show up early (11am) for a bike ride with Austin Mayor Pro-tem Sheryl Cole. 1-5pm. Free.

Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139


Austin RV Expo

Time to start planning your next cross-country vacation in the deluxe, supersized RV of your dreams. Feb. 21-24. Thu., noon-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. $8 ($4, kids).

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


Austin Tech-Entrepreneurs Class

If you're contemplating starting a tech business in Austin this three-day class will set you on the path to success with a helpful tips on marketing, pitching your product, or finding local resources. Registration closes on Wed., Feb. 20. noon-4pm. $100.

ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 223-7542


Bastrop Food Pantry Empty Bowl Project

We do this in Austin, but if you find yourself in need of a bowl and want to help a good cause, here's your chance. Soup fills each bowl and live music fills the room. 11am-1:30pm. $20 (free, kids under 12).

Bastrop High School, 1614 Chambers, Bastrop


Citizen Gardener

This is the first of three classes to get certified as a "citizen gardener." Get informed and start spreading the good news. 9am. $30.

UT Micro-farm (UT campus), 2204 Leona


Civic Hackathon III

Help code, design, analyze, or whatever it is you do tech-wise at this day-long event that aims to create something for the civic good. 9:30am-7pm. Free.

Conjunctured, 1309 E. Seventh, 512/524-4296


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


Free Tax Preparation

Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.




It's the 20th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public (and free) performance on Saturday night at 7:30pm. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 22-24. $10 ($20, three-day pass).

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 850-6641


People's Law School

Choose from several 75-minute courses covering the basic information you need to know about common legal issues. Topics include family law, estate planning, criminal law, tenants' rights, identity theft, tax law, and more. 9am-2pm. Free.

St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 472-0279 x108




Need more quilts in your life. Well, you're in luck because QuiltCon brings all manner of sewn blanket to Austin with opportunities to learn from the pros and see top notch work in the medium. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 21-24, 10am-6pm. $10 ($30, four-day pass).

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


Save Texas Schools Rally

Public schools face continuing budget cuts, a broken testing system, and proposed private school vouchers. Speak up. New York University's Diane Ravitch will be in attendance. noon-1:30pm.

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


Traveling Psychic Supper Club

Meet with intuitive minds and get better connected with your psychic self. 5pm. $35 reservation, doesn't include food.

Mandola's Italian Market, 4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 496-4284



Community Tax Services

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

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.


Human Potential Center

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.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988


Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

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.