Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, minigolf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Check the Facebook page for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.
Enjoy a preshow of "Mitt Moments, Obama Disses and Daily Show clips," and then watch the inauguration ceremony. You'll come for the drink specials, but you'll stay for the Mitt dunk tank; $5 gets you three throws, and all proceeds (plus 10% of bar sales) benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. 7pm.
The march fittingly begins at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the UT campus (21st & Speedway, 9am), continues to the Capitol for a gospel concert, and ends at Huston-Tillotson University. All are invited to take part in the procession and donations to the Capital Area Food Bank are encouraged. At the march's end, the celebration continues with an outdoor concert featuring local Austin bands (including Les & the Funk Mob and the Nelson Saga Band), vendors, and more. 9am-4pm. Free.
Chef Bess Giannakakis' winter cooking series is ongoing with small weekly classes scheduled in January and February at her lovely bed and breakfast overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Class schedule, prices, and registration info are online.
Gateway Guesthouse, 1001 E Riverside, 512/326-2646
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.
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.
Believing the ChildrenIn 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution