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.
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)
This is the first of three classes to get certified as a "citizen gardener." Get informed and start spreading the good news. 9am. $30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
It's a masquerade soiree with a German bent. Beer, pretzels, music, and $100 for the best costume. 7-11pm. $10-15.
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
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.
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 www.wildflower.org/ttww
for a complete schedule of workshops. 9am-5pm. Free.
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.
Health screening, cooking demos, and other helpful info and tips keep your risk of heart problems and stroke to a minimum. 8am-1pm. Free.
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.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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.
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.