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7D Dark Ride Adventure Theater

Eight riders go on an "adrenaline-charged journey through an interactive adventure complete with real-time 3D graphics, motion, light, sound and nonstop excitement." Choose from six different themes. Only at Lake Creek. $9, $10 (skip the line pass).

Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd.

www.pinballzarcade.com

Austin Animal Center: No Fee for Felines

Busy kitten season means a full AAC – so make some place and take one home! All adopted cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped! 11am-7pm. Free.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

www.austinanimalcenter.org

Bikin' Betties Social Ride

Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.

www.facebook.com/groups/bikinbetties

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Food for Thought Lecture

This multimedia presentation titled Planet You focuses on "the fauna and flora occupying the various 'ecosystems' on and in our bodies." 7-8:30pm. Free (donations accepted).

Trinity UMC, 4001 Speedway

www.cfi-austin.org

It's My Story: Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers needed to assist students as they learn digital storytelling programs, providing one-to-one support, and other duties. Call or email for info. Mon.-Thu., June 19-22, 10am-2pm. Free.

AGE Building, room 101, 3710 Cedar St.

www.vsatx.org, lynn@vsatx.org

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. March 10 through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Summer Fan Drive

Donate a fan through August 31 to help Family Eldercare keep those in need cool this summer. See website for drop off locations and more. Free.

512/459-4326

www.summerfandrive.org

Tibet Monk Tour

The monks got the thumbs up from the 14th Dalai Lama to come to town and share their culture with the folks of Austin while raising funds to keep the Gaden Shartse Monastery up and running. Go online for a schedule or email for some personal blessings (for a fee). Through June 28. $10-15 lectures.

www.tibetmonktour.com

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

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