THE JUNG SOCIETY OF AUSTIN is holding registration for Early Spring classes, which begin March 2. 458-1108.
THE SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, UT Chapter, is hosting a panel discussion on the alternatives to academic jobs in biology in Welch Hall, 2.246 on the UT campus. The panel includes speakers from government agencies, industry and the media who have biology degrees and use biology in their careers. A student moderator will lead the discussion and the panel will answer questions from the audience. Learn what you can do to prepare yourself for a non-academic, biology career. Mon, March 3, 7pm. 475-6164
ADULT TENNIS CLASSES are being offered at the Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. Cost is $40 for eight lessons. Begins March 3. Mondays & Wednesdays (6-7pm, beginners; 7:15-8:15, intermediate). 476-5662.
A WOMEN'S PROCESS GROUP, a nurturing and creative environment for women to explore and heal, will be led by Seja Rachael, MA LPC. Rachael specializes in work with dreams and symbols, and expressive art therapy. Begins March 4, 7:30-9pm. 477-6065 or 441-8334, #1.
A FREE EDUCATION SEMINAR, titled "Making Fidelity Work For You," will be hosted by Fidelity Investments at their offices, 10000 Research Blvd., Suite 214. Reservations required. Tue, March 4, 6pm. 800/544-7815.
TRAINING/SUPPORT PROGRAM for Direct Service Volunteers is being offered by the Jewish Family Service. Each session will consist of an educational segment and a peer support break-out session. Begins Wed, March 5, 1-2:30pm or 7-8:30pm. 250-1043.
THE ROSICRUCIAN ORDER (AMORC) introduces participants to traditional, mystical knowledge for a modern life. An open house is held the first Wednesday of every month. Wed, March 5. 371-7922.
AN EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT LECTURE SERIES, titled "For Our Kids' Sake," is being sponsored by the Austin Jewish Community Day School and other non-profit Jewish organizations, and will be held at Congregation Agudas Achim, 3100 Bull Creek Rd. Admission is free and child care is available, both by reservation. Begins March 6. 306-9026 (child-care) and 331-1144 (registration).
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOPS will be offered in a 12-hour series, sponsored by the NAACP Community Development Resource Center and NationsBank, at 2209 Rosewood Ave., Rm. 212. Cost is $100; registration deadline is March 6. March 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 5:30-8:30pm. 477-5541.
TEACHER AND THERAPIST WAYNE PERRY will present "An Introductory Workshop to Vibrational Therapy and Toning," a self healing weekend workshop session. Cost is $175 advance, $225 at the door. Fri, March 7, 7pm (optional Q&A session); Sat & Sun, March 8-9, 10am-6pm. 707-0399 or 442-6083.
"ADD: DEALING WITH THE ANGRY CHILD" is a workshop offering strategies for fostering self-esteem, motivation, and resilience to improve the behavior of young children and teens. The all-day class will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 6505 N. I-35. Pre-registration is $50. Sat, March 8, 8am-5pm. 918-9188 or 918-ADHD.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN taught by women. Develop strategies to escape with minimal harm, to fight if necessary and reduce fear of assault. No special athletic skill required. All ages and physical abilities. Fun, self-affirming, non-threatening learning environment. Sun Dragon Women's Martial Arts, 203 E Riverside Dr. Sat, March 8, noon-5pm. 416-9735.
THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN, The Shamanic Journey, Power and Healing -- The Basic Workshop will be led by Julia A. Oarnell, faculty, Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, California. Cost for the intensive weekend is $165; pre-register. March 8-9. 210/537-5235.
"A DAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE" is a workshop featuring yoga, meditation, chanting, creative visualization, and more. Cost is $50 (includes vegetarian lunch), and the course will be held at 2106 Lampick Cr. Pre-register. Sun, March 9, 10am-4:30pm. 837-0796.
TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE is offered in six-week sessions at the Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. Cost is $30 for the entire session (great deal!), beginning March 9. Mon, Wed, Sun. 476-5662.
CLAYWAYS POTTERY STUDIO offers courses in handbuilding, wheel throwing, and tilemaking. Register now. As well, a kids' spring break camp (clay and art classes) will be held March 10-14; and whistle-making workshops will be held Mar 15. 459-6445.
SPRING ART SCHOOL REGISTRATION is currently underway at the Austin Museum of Art's Laguna Gloria Art School, 3809 W. 35th. Classes for both adults and children are offered, including ceramics, photography, 3-D tile-making, painting, clay working, and much more. Call for details. 458-8191.
A COMMUNITY FOR CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE holds a weekly Zen-informed sitting group at 3014 Washington Sq. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. 445-2081.
THERAPEUTIC VOICE LESSONS are offered by Caroline Lyon. $25/hour. 479-9358.
EARLY MORNING YOGA with Daphnie Leigh is offered at Tom Gohring's School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, 6611 Airport Blvd. All levels welcome. Fridays, 7:30-9am & 9-10:30am. 462-2731.
CLAY AND POTTER'S WHEEL CLASSES are currently being offered in February and March at The Studio Next Door, 3303 E. Fourth. Courses feature individualized instruction on the premises of a working potter's studio. 247-FIRE or 218-1156; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAI CHI & KUNG FU CLASSES are offered early mornings and evenings by a master-level instructor, for both beginning and advanced students. Demonstrations held Thursdays. 452-3618.
FREE AIKIDO PRACTICES are offered at Hancock Recreation Center, 41st & Red River, in addition to a regular course of study. Aikido is a martial art that teaches one to blend with conflict in order to reach reconciliation quickly and efficiently. Saturdays, 10:35-noon. 453-7765.
YOGA CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS are led by Tamar Rivers at the Friend Meeting House, 3014 Washington Sq. Donations accepted. Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. 476-4064.
BOXEROBICS, a workout program that combines anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, is offered at the Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. The first class is free. Tue, 8-9pm; Sat, 9-10am. 476-5662.
TRANCE DANCE is held weekly at the Niaspace Center, 2810 S. First. Fridays, 7pm. 708-8888.
PERCUSSION CLASSES, featuring the rhythms of Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, and the Congo, are offered in group and private sessions. Drums can be provided for those without. Tuesdays, 8-9pm. 459-9576.
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates offers ongoing support groups. 442-8AKA.
American Cancer Society offers a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Group, a Gynecological Cancer Group, a Life After Loss Group, and Dialogue, a group for persons with cancer and their friends and family. 928-1144.
A Bisexual Women's Support Group is now forming. Free. 479-0950.
Debtors Anonymous, free, 12-step group for under-earning over-spenders; Business Owners Debtors Anonymous also offered, 912-5793
Fibromyalgia Support, first Thursday of each month, 280-9302
Gay Men's Support/Therapy Group is held Tuesdays, 6-8pm. 477-0798
Healthy Lifestyles Network meets weekly. 479-7770
Homosexuals Anonymous, for those who want out of the "homosexual lifestyle." 444-7583
Human Potential Center has 30 activities to help people transform their lives, 441-8988
Jewish Family Service offers a variety of support groups for children and adults. 250-1043.
Men/Fathers Hotline for men experiencing custody or visitation problems, 472-DADS
NAAFA, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, meets the third Saturday of the month. 479-6792
Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 480-0004 (or 753-5111, San Marcos)
Overeaters Anonymous offers a regular group, plus a new gay & lesbian-focused group, 327-2802
Parents Anonymous offers many programs, including a new Spanish-speaking group. 459-5490 (crisis hotline: 800/554-2323)
PFLAG, Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 302-FLAG.
Rational Recovery, a non-12-step alternative to AA, 451-8036 or 385-5877
RESOLVE of Central Texas offers infertility support groups. 453-2171
Thrivers, incest survivors, 459-5490
Waterloo Counseling provides a variety of services for the gay and lesbian community (including bi, trans, HIV/AIDS affected), 329-9922