THE AUSTIN COLLECTORS EXPOSITION, features over 200 vendors from across the U.S., will be held at Palmer Auditorium, S. First & Riverside Dr. A wonderful variety of collectibles will be offered. Admission is $2.50, children under 12 free. Sat & Sun, March 1 & 2. 454-9882.
THE AUSTIN STAMP SHOW '97, sponsored by the Austin-Texas Stamp Club, will be held at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple, 4300 Westbank Dr. Almost 800 pages of stamp exhibits will be featured. Admission is free. Sat & Sun, March 1 & 2. 288-4890.
A SPRING WEDDING SHOWCASE will be held at the Austin Convention Center, benefiting the Lone Star Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event features bridal exhibitors, fashion shows, live music, prize give-aways, and much more. Cost is $6. Sun, March 2, noon-5pm. 448-2823.
CENTRAL TEXAS' OWN STEAM TRAIN will make a grand entrance into downtown Austin this weekend, not far from where the Capital City first heard the whistle of a railroad engine more than 125 years ago. The Austin & Texas Central Railroad's restored steam locomotive and vintage passenger cars, that has operated in regular excursion service in the nearby Hill Country for the last five years, will now be named the "River City Flyer." The Flyer will focus first on education, with a planned program of steam-train trips for Austin-area school children. The railroad will also offer custom-designed charter trips for groups, corporations, and convention visitors, as well as a schedule of short public excursions. The opening weekend/grand entrance will be held Sun, March 2, 1:45pm. 477-6377.
THE SORORITY RUSH FORM, for high school girls planning to go to college next fall (and their mothers), will be held at Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr. The event is designed to help young women obtain information and see displays on sorority life. Sun, March 2, 2:30pm. 335-1035.
THE SOUTHWEST HIGH TECH CAREER FAIR will be held at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. More than 40 high-tech companies are expected to participate. Mon, March 3, 11:30am-2pm & 4-7pm. 972/462-8807 or www.monster.com/cfair3.htm
AUSTIN PRESCHOOL MOTHERS' CLUB, Far Northwest Chapter, will hold their next monthly meeting at the Church of the Savior, 3402 Little Elm Tr. The meeting will feature a demonstration by the Cedar Park Police Department on Self Defense for Women. Wed, March 5, 9:30am (socializing); 10am (meeting). 335-0934 or 388-0363.
A TECHNICAL WRITING CONTEST is currently underway for eligible students, sponsored by the Society of Technical Communications (STC-Austin). Deadline is March 22. Call for the details. 418-8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for a non-profit project promoting multiculturalism, the Spanish language, community-building, and self-esteem. Call Beyond Borders at 452-6047.
DUTCH NATIVES SOCIAL GROUP meets monthly for dinner, etc. They're also looking for more "kaaskoppen!" 447-8980.
SINGLE PROFESSIONALS sponsors mixers the first Thursday and third Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7pm. Members must be single and have a four-year degree. 476-3655.
WILD BASIN PRESERVE offers activities every week, including Moonlighting Walks, Birding, and Snakes Alive. 327-7622.