A Cryptomundo Night at the Museum

What better place than the Museum of the Weird to bring together the world's best cryptozoologists? Seriously, they're going to discuss both the British and American Bigfoots ... err ... Bigfeet. 3-10pm. $10.

Museum of the Weird, 412 E. Sixth, 476-5493

Austin Cooperative Summit

Austin Co-op Think Tank looks to connect people and co-ops while spreading the word about co-ops in Austin. Read more about the movement in "From Occupation to Co-operation." Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26. $25, general admission; $50, co-op workers.

Friday Reception at Vuka Co-op, 411 W. Monroe; Saturday Conference at CMA Building (UT campus),

Citizen Gardener

This is the first of three classes to get certified as a "citizen gardener." Get informed and start spreading the good news. 9am. $30.

El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue, 236-0074 x105

Clear Your Clutter Day

The National Association of Professional Organizers hosts this junk collection to promote its member businesses and get you organized. Bring a carload of expendable stuff to dispose of free of charge. One box of paper to be shredded will be accepted per car, and a prize goes to the person dropping off the weirdest item. Human limbs are not "weird." 10am-2pm. Free.

Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill

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. Fourth weekend of every month, 11am-7pm. Free.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop


Need some bike parts to finish off that two-wheeler of your dreams? This swap has the parts and the know-how if you have the bargaining skills. Live music keeps you in the pedaling mood. 10am-5pm. Free.

Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572

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

High School Step Team Competition

Local high schools put their best feet forward to benefit educational programs sponsored by the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. 4pm. $10.

Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/669-0443

Is America Governable?

Scholars and writers come together to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the United States government, as well as possible remedies. See website for complete details and registration.

UT School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton, 512/471-5151

Laura's Library Trails Clean-Up

This neighborhood library seeks volunteers to help clean up the surrounding trails. Don't pretend like you have something else to do that early on a Saturday morning. 8-10am.

Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, 512/381-1400,

Le Garage Sale

You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the Frenchified "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. More than 50 local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat., Jan. 26, 11am-6pm; Sun., Jan. 27, noon-5pm. $10.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Masquerade - Fasching Event

It's a masquerade soiree with a German bent. Beer, pretzels, music, and $100 for the best costume. 7-11pm. $10-15.

Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 666-7464


Leave the kids at home and get together with other moms to share parenting and life secrets and listen to a few professionals in the field of mothering. 9am-5pm. $129.

The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trl., 512/266-2442

Point In Time Count

Volunteers will be counting the homeless of Downtown Austin tonight in order to assess the wellness of that population and help secure federal funding for Travis County's homeless service providers. 3am. Free.


Tree Talk & Winter Walk

Before this daylong event is through, you'll be planting healthy and site-appropriate trees that will flourish and perhaps invite the neighboring birds to your yard. Lucky for you, there will be various species of trees and shrubs for purchase on site. Go to for a complete schedule of workshops. 9am-5pm. Free.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 232-0100

Welcome to Austin Orientation Session

Newcomers to our fair city can learn the basics of local schools, law enforcement, public transportation, finances, and housing so they'll look like they've lived here for years. Participants can even get a flu shot. 10am-3:30pm. Free.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-7833

Wellness Conference

Health screening, cooking demos, and other helpful info and tips keep your risk of heart problems and stroke to a minimum. 8am-1pm. Free.

Austin Crowne Plaza, 6121 N. I-35, 512/323-5466

Youth-Connect College & Career Expo

Everything your teenager needs to know about employment now and for the future will be on hand. For example, guest speakers, vendors, training seminars, giveaways, free food, and more guide your path to a lucrative future. 10am-2pm. Free.

Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman, 512/414-2523


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.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


Human Potential Center

Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988

Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

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.

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