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The Power to Heal, to Rule Two superpowers of charity are deep into the new fall season, with major fundraisers:

* The September Serenade -- An Evening at the Paramount With Christine Albert & Friends is next Sun, Sep 15, 6:30-8:30pm and will benefit the programs of the Austin Rape Crisis Center. After the evening's performance by this generous performer and her superfriends, Toni Price, Marcia Ball, Betty Elders, Sara Hickman, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, and Kelly Willis, ARCC will host a light buffet reception for underwriters in the Mezzanine. Last year, ARCC offered free crisis counseling to over 2,000 survivors of sexual assault -- over 800, or 40%, of which were children. 445-5776.

* The Center for Battered Women celebrates 19 years of live-saving and life-affirming service to Austin, sheltering women and children from violent home environments. The organization is celebrating in a big way at Stubb's BBQ, Thu, Sep 12,
6-8pm at the CBW Anniversary Party with fine food from over 18 restaurants and music by 47 Indians. The Center will also be selling Raffle Tickets for their big fall giveaway of two airline tickets from American Airlines and a variety of other high-end prizes to be awarded at the party. Raffle tickets are available in advance for $5 each at Sacks II Thrift Store, 4631 Airport, until the evening of the shindig. 385-5181. [[exclamdown]]Felíz Quince! Speaking of anniversaries, we here at the Chron wish to invite you to celebrate with us at The Austin Chronicle 15th Anniversary Show at Laguna Gloria, Sun, Sep 15, 2-8pm. It's a full-on family throwdown with: Joe McDermott, the Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre, Peter the Adequate, and Carl Anderson (children's tent); the Jubilettes, Kelly Willis, and Guy Forsyth (acoustic stage); and Roy Heinrich, 81/2 Souvenirs, and Wayne "The Train" Hancock (electric stage). Admission is a wee $5 and the little ones under 12 get in free with a paid adult. Proceeds will benefit the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria. 454-5766. Singin' & Swingin' Two local choirs want you. One to join and one to listen! The Capital City Men's Chorus is seeking new members. Attend an Open Rehearsal, Mon, Sep 9, 16, or 23, 7pm at the University United Methodist Church. 371-1307.

The Austin City-Wide Southern Gospel Choir will host a night of Community Gospel Singing, Sat, Sep 28, 7-9pm at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. Love offerings will be joyfully accepted. 873-7510. XXX Adults Rising XXX Always wanted to break into the film industry, but didn't hang with the right crowd? Well sweetheart, Austin is quite the film town, and if you can make it here, you can make it, well... here, and this might be your chance. Local film dude and founding member of The Administration, Heyd Fontenot, has a new epic entitled Peckers Rising which promises at least as much thrusty movement and boy titillation as the sexy art film which inspired the name. Sexy Art Film, yea, that's a good term. "Porno" is so tired, after all. But a rose is a rose, and we should be up front about this: It's porno.

See, there's a screening at the Dobie, at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Sun, Sep 8, 2pm, and immediately following is a Post-Production Benefit Party to raise more than just the topic of the title. The party is at Holy 8 Ball Studio, 2206 E. Seventh, Sun, Sep 8, 5pm, with a $3 cover. Now, $3 is not going to raise a lot of pe... pennies, so the filmmaker is offering a special opportunity for wannabe producer-types: $20 will assist in the completion of an original Austin film and buy your name a slot in the credits. You will be listed as a "Fluffer."

"Fluffer" is one of those groovy movie words like "Grip," "Best Boy," and "Wild Track," that, unless you are down with the scene, man, you probably will have no occasion to use. So, we'll clue you: A "Fluffer" is the person on the set who makes sure that the "star" of the movie (remember the title of the film and that we're talking porno, here) is... (ahem) at attention... er, um... ready for the next close up, Mr. DeMille... aah, if you catch our drift. 320-0442.

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