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Come Play! FUNdraiser

Your ticket monies go to the Barton Hills Community Park & Playground, and in return you get food, live music from Shinyribs, and a silent auction. 6:30-9:30pm. $45.

Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 512/236-1226

www.mercuryhall.com, joannalgonz@gmail.com

First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

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/

Free Yoga

Geared to women over the age of 40, but everyone is invited. First Thursdays, 11am. Free.

Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd.

www.westbanklibrary.com

Martini Lounge & Burlesque Show

Drinks? Shimmying? You had us at drinks. 9pm-2am. $10.

Lucky Lounge, 209-A W. Fifth, 479-7700

www.theluckylounge.com

Morning Meditation

Get some mind/body/spirit time in before starting your hectic day. Thursdays through April, 8am. $15/class.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 232-0100

www.wildflower.org/gonativeu

Planned Parenthood Rally

Join guest speaker Stephanie March of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at this lobby day to ask legislators to stop playing politics with women's health. 9am. $10.

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

www.ppaction.org

Put Kids First Luncheon

Reps from Texans Care for Children share their stories of struggle and success over the years. noon-1:30pm.

The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 473-2274

www.texanscareforchildren.org/Default.asp

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, 4803 Burnet Rd., 440-0440

www.austin.tenthousandvillages.com

Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

brings together legends of cinema, television, and music for an evening of festivities to benefit AFS programs for emerging filmmakers. Don't miss this year's acclaimed honorees: Annette O'Toole, Henry Thomas, Stephen Tobolowsky, Robin Wright, Richard Linklater, Parker Posey, and more! Tickets are also available for a separate Film Hall of Fame After-Party from 9pm-midnight. See website for details. 6pm. $500.

Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 322-0145

www.austinfilm.org

Texture the City: Austin History Walking Tours

Meet behind the Buford Tower. Why? Because it's historic and you'll be walking and learning all about Austin's history for the next 90 minutes. Bring comfy shoes and a thirst for knowledge. Thursdays and Saturdays, 5pm; Sundays, 11am. $15-20.

James Buford Tower & Kitchens Chimes, 200 W. Cesar Chavez, 677-4516

www.texturethecity.com

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

ONGOING

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

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

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/

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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