Nothing turns our knobs tighter than a big heart. Well, maybe a buff babe with
a big heart. While body consciousness is not nearly as appealing as social
consciousness, everyone knows a big heart functions better when it's healthy.
The Discover Fitness Program, a for-profit business which is promoting a
two-month, multiple-facility fitness pass, has pledged 5% of their sales to Big
Brothers/Big Sisters of Austin. The concept is innovative and simple: for
$19.95, you can "try-before-you-buy" two months worth of services from 30
fitness, tanning, and sports facilities -- some of which include: Clean &
Lean, A-1 Bike Smith, Future Firm, Armadillo Sport, HQ, Bicycle Sport Shop, Tan
It All, plus 23 more facilities, all offering great deals, discounts, and
memberships. Fitness passes are available through each participating center or
through Big Bro/Sis. Also, Discover Fitness is seeking other social service
groups to enjoy the other 25% of their gross sales they wish to donate. Big
or Discover Fitness:482-0497.
[[perthousand]] To get you started on that exercise program, The American Heart
Association, Texas, has released cardiovascular disease (CVD) death statistics
for 1992, '93, and '94. CVD is the leading cause of death in Texas. On the
average day, 149 Texans die from CVD. The way to avoid it? Get regular
check-ups, quit smoking, start a good diet, and exercise.
Hate Still Sucks
In last week's notice for the Memorial Service for victims of hate crimes,
First United Methodist, (tonight) Thu, Feb 1, 7:30pm, we mentioned that Out
Youth, P-FLAG, and Capital City Men's Chorus are participating. We failed to
mention that Texas Faiths United for Religious and Social Tolerance is
sponsoring the service and that Rev. Mel White, who made national headlines
protesting the anti-gay rhetoric of Pat Robertson with a 22-day prison fast,
will be the featured speaker. Formerly a ghost writer for Robertson and Jerry
Falwell, White came out as a gay man at his installation as Dean of the
Cathedral of Hope/MCC in Dallas. White recently joined the advisory board for
the appropriately named And Justice For All, which seeks to mobilize
heterosexual allies in the fight for justice. P-FLAG: 467-9578
Justice For All (DC): 202/298-9362
[[perthousand]]The first candidate forum for the upcoming election will be held
by the Austin Lesbian/Gay Political Caucus, Tue, Feb 6, 7-10pm, at MCC Austin.
Candidates will present their views and seek endorsements. 474-0750 or
A Valentine Ipkiss
Remember the "Jungle of Masks" contest? The Battered Women's Shelter's annual
Valentine's Gala, Sat, Feb 10, 8pm, 823 Congress, will show the hundreds of
donated mask creations, dance music by Beto y los Fairlanes, food, drink, and
silent auction. Don't forget the popular Women, Beer, & Cigars event at
Maggie Mae's (tonight), Thu, Feb 1, 6:30pm. 385-5181 or 728-4984.
Waiting to Inhale Breakfast
Six East Austin women called "Five," Future Investors with Visions to Empower
(FIVE), will host a Waiting to Exhale
Breakfast, Sat, Feb 10,
10-11:30am, at the George Washington Carver Library. Admission is a breakfast
dish that will serve several folks. 929-3429 or 480-8076.
The Ballad of Reading Oscar
The Teenage Parent Council (TPC), hosts An Evening of Oscar Wilde at the State
Theatre, Wed, Feb 7. Live Oak Productions will present The Importance of
This just in: A date has been set for the Benefit for Julie Weaver &
Shelley Lucksinger, Hurtbox band and Chronicle
-family members recovering
from an auto accident. Liberty Lunch has committed to Sat, Feb 17, with this
cool line-up: Ed Hall, Sixteen Deluxe, Swine King, Sincola, Moist Fist, and
Tallboy. 454-5766, v.m. ext. 126.