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Amritam: A Rejuvenation Retreat

Looking for a more blissful way to spend your SXSW? How about yoga, meditation, and other forms of mind/body classes offered every day this weekend for kids and adults? No badge needed. Thu.-Sun., March 14-17. $20-30.

The Enchanted Forest, 1412 W. Oltorf, 415/735-0811

www.austinenchantedforest.com, amritamretreat@gmail.com

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/

Listen Global: Act Local

No badges, no wristbands, just heavy musical hitters from around the world (including a Tribe Called Red, Las Cafeteras, and others) playing in conjunction with the Sol Collective. noon-7pm. Free (donations appreciated).

Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th, 477-9438

www.diversearts.org

Pan Americana Festival

It's more than live music, it's a celebration of Latin culture in the arts. Celso Piña headlines on Friday with Kinky the next day. Fri.-Sat., March 15-16, 4-11pm. Free.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 974-3772

www.bellasartesalliance.org

Rodeo Austin

It's outlasted South by Southwest, but this is the last weekend. More cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events. Oh yeah, Kyle Park and Gary Allan take the stage this weekend. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 8-23. Fairgrounds admission: $8 ($5, children); carnival: $38 (includes fairground admission); rodeo and concert: $37-175 (includes fairground admission).

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

www.rodeoaustin.com

Spiritual Discussion

Discuss spirituality, religion, or the lack thereof at these casual, weekly meet-ups. Fridays, 6:30pm. Free.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 453-0331

www.eckankar-texas.org/site/centers/austin

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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.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

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.

587-SPAY

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

Slow Money Austin Spring Pitchfest Deadline

Slow Money Austin is looking for local food and sustainably minded business who are trying to raise money to grow. They have been soliciting short, two- to three-minute pitch videos from local entrepreneurs and the deadline is March 18. Go online for more info.

www.slowmoneyaustin.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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