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

Benefits of Regular Meditation

Unlock your potential by doing … nothing. It's probably a bit more complicated than that, but you'll have to come out to this talk to find out. 7pm. Free.

Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, 314/304-0462

Big PInk Bus Mammograms

Call to set up an appointment for a mobile mammogram. We assume the bus will be stationary at the time. 8am. Free.

Seton Medical Park Towers parking lot, 1301 W. 38th

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.

Chiropractic Care for Returning Veterans

Retired, disabled, reserve, and active military are invited for free chiropractic services courtesy of the Active Life Healing Center. Bring in your military ID or some other form of proof and they'll get crackin'. Through Oct. 4.

Active Life Healing Center, 4006 S. Lamar

First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

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.

Headspring Backpack Drive

Bring a backpack to donate to economically challenged schools in the area, and Headspring will match your donation. Mondays-Fridays, July 1-Aug. 16, 9am-5pm. Free.

Headspring Headquarters, Avallon Building, 10415 Morado Circle, Building 3

Immigration Reform: From the Grassroots to Capitol Hill

Esther Reyes, executive director of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, will speak about the current status of the immigration reform legislation, identifying ways people can help put pressure on legislators to create a just immigration policy as well as contribute to local organizing and community building. 7pm. Free.

5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513

Juegos Rancheros

Your local video game collective invites one and all to experience the cutting edge of game design. This month the crew hosts Eleven, a game of outer-space exploration, which will be played in an inflatable planetarium. 7-10pm. Free.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

Playland Skate Center Birthday Bash

This family skate center (and consistent "Best of Austin" winner) celebrates another year of serving local skaters. Party with them and the Texas Roller Girls, local jam skaters, and enough fun to keep them going for another 40 years. 3-10pm. $5.

Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann, 512/452-1901

The Future Of Affordable Housing In East Austin

As more and more people move to Austin, some residents are being squeezed out. Join stakeholders for a session focused on what East Austin is doing regarding affordable housing, how individuals can qualify, and how the community can get involved in the process. 6:30-8pm. Free.

Southwest Key Programs, 6002 Jain, 512-949-2678

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

Upcycle This!

Make a notepad or pen topper using only recycled paper from used books. First Thursdays, 6pm. Free.

Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/323-5123

Urban Forestry Board Request for Public Input

The Urban Forestry Board wants to hear from you on your concerns and priorities related to Austin’s urban forest. The Board is working closely with the city’s urban forester, Angela Hanson, and staff from many city departments to develop Austin’s first comprehensive urban forest plan for all trees and vegetation in public spaces. Sounds shady.

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