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Amplify Texas Happy Hour

Amplify Austin has been encouraging folks to give charitably for 24 hours now. Now it's time for the home stretch. RSVP to attend and bring a donation for The Texas Tribune. 5-7pm. Free.

The Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado, 716-8640

www.texastribune.org/events/2013/mar/05/amplify-texas-happy-hour, rsvp@texastribune.org

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.

610-7374

www.foundcom.org/get-financially-stable/get-your-taxes-done/

Mother Nature's Pedagogy

Worried you look like an amateur parent? Check out this workshop and find out about a kid's need for freedom to play. 7pm. Free.

Clearview Sudbury School, 1507 Wilshire, 524-0085

www.clearviewsudburyschool.org

Shop for International Women's Day

A portion of your purchases goes to nonprofits serving the fairer sex. Events and speakers will be in the store to keep you motivated and informed. Through Fri., March 8.

Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 S. Congress, 440-0440

www.austin.tenthousandvillages.com

Texas Medicaid Matters March & Rally

The march begins at the south end of the Congress Bridge and ends at the Capitol, but doesn't really end until the state recognizes the need to invest in the health of its citizens. 10:30am.

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

www.mmmtx.org

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

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Adult Open Computer Clinic

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

www.austinfree.net

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

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

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

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

www.humanpotentialcenter.org

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.

www.tcsheriff.org

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