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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Bring your smart phone and go on a scavenger hunt while learning about the history of our fair town. The quest will take about three hours and teams can embark at any time. Through Sept. 30. $50.

Start location: Texas State Library, 1201 Brazos

www.urbanadventurequest.com

Building a Revolutionary Anarchism

We all know about anarchy in the U.K., but how about anarchy in Austin? Activist Colin O’Malley speaks on how to bring the anarchist movement closer to home. 7pm. Free.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925

www.facebook.com/events/220350241447298/

Call for Public Input on Bike Share Stations

Here's your last chance to weigh in on potential locations for Austin bike share locations. You can even vote for the color of the bikes. We're going with red, but only because tie-dye wasn't an option.

www.votebikeshareaustin.com

Chemical Toy Fare

Remember the days when you played with toys covered in lead and asbestos and you liked it? It's time for a walk down memory lane with booths upon booths of vintage and modern toys from Star Wars figures to model trains to trading cards. 9am-5pm. $4 (kids, free).

Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W. Anderson

www.facebook.com/chemicaltoyfare

Desperate Housecats

Cats being cared for in private homes come back to the shelter for a reunion and to see if a permanent family might be found. That's where you come in. Sat.-Sun., July 27-28, 11am-7pm. Free.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, 512/978-0533

www.austinanimalcenter.org

Festival of Hearts

The Tender Heart Foundation, serving underprivileged women and children in India, would like to introduce themselves with a humanitarian educational symposium, a call to action, a world music dance party, and a mini carnival all in one. 6pm. Free.

CTC Garden, 1102 Cesar Chavez

www.festivalofhearts.com

For The Children School Supply Fundraising Campaign

It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar.

www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org

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

www.aaul.org

Heritage Society Windows Restoration Workshop

If you have some old-ass windows that need sprucing up then you might want to RSVP to this workshop with old-ass-window experts. 9am-1pm. $75.

Commodore Perry Estate, 4100 Red River, 512/628-4100

www.heritagesocietyaustin.org

Latin American Independence Day Celebration

Music, dance, and refreshments help raise funds for the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. noon-10pm. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/323-5404

www.lachaparritaaustin.com

People to People Diplomacy

International students, artists, and you are invited to help create a mural in the MACC Breezeway. With live music (starting at 2pm) by Como Las Movies, Johnny Degollado, and Conjunto Aztlan. Sat., July 27, 10am-4pm.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

www.maccaustin.org

Purple Martin Roost

Every summer thousands of these birds decide to spend their evenings roosting in three Live Oak trees in the Wells Fargo on Airport Boulevard. Bring a chair and watch from across the street with other bird lovers in the Highland Mall parking lot. Binoculars encouraged. Fridays & Saturdays through July 27, 8-9pm. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport

www.travisaudubon.org/get-outdoors/field-trips/purple-martin-roost-at-highland-mall-2

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training

Being part of the democratic process has never been easier. Learn how to register voters and get deputized on the spot by Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector Bruce Elfant. 10-11:30am. Free.

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168

www.volunteerdep.registrartraining@gmail.com

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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

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