Media Grrls, Filmic Wimmin, Video Editrixes, and similarly synergistic sisters
heed the call: Women's Access to Electronic Resources (WATER) is taking
applications for new board members. Nomination deadline is Fri, Feb 21.
The good times will indeed roll at this year's Mardi Gras Masked Ball
Gala, Sat, Feb 8, 8pm-12:30am at the Four Seasons Hotel. Last year's ball
provided enough dough to cover approximately 20% of the total operating costs
and free patient services (and we're not talkin' beads and doubloons) of the
Jack Sansing HIV Dental Clinic, Central Texas' only service of its kind
which provides dental and oral care at little or no cost to HIV infected
patients. Tickets are on sale through Thu, Feb 6 and include a New
Orleans-style buffet, open bar, silent and live auction and live music by Hot
Laissez Le No Tooth Decay
The University of Texas School of Architecture and the Texas State Energy
Conservation Office host William McDonough, award-winning architect, who will
give a keynote address, "A Declaration of Interdependence, Humanity, Nature,
and Technology," Wed, Jan 29, 9:30-11am, at the LBJ Auditorium on the UT
campus. Part of the Texas Sustainable Building Professional Training
Seminar, the free lecture which will emphasize strategies to minimize human
impact on the environment through complementary design, is free and open to the
Green Build It; We'll Come
The UT Distinguished Speakers Committee presents Dr. Abraham Verghese,
professor at Texas Tech Medical Center in El Paso and author of My Own
Country: A Doctor's Story, who will relate his experiences working on the
frontlines in the battle against HIV, helping AIDS patients in rural Tennessee.
Dr. Verghese will present the free-and-open-to-the-public speech, My Own
Country, Thu, Jan 30, 7pm in the Texas Union Ballroom. 475-6630.
Speaking of Speakers
Whoa! It's a wacky concept. We don't pretend to fully understand how it
will work, but like you (or at least we hope you are), we are curious. So, we
are going to make a point of heading down to Wheatsville to check out the new
bike-share plan being implemented by our benevolent bike buds, Bikes Not
Bombs (BNB). Here's the deal: Beginning Sat, Jan 25, BNB will release the
first two dozen of what they hope to be many free, community bikes, not unlike
successful programs in Amsterdam, Portland, Boulder, and a bunch others. The
Yellow Bike Program involves the distribution of public bikes that are free
for you to take and ride and then leave, unlocked, in a public place for the
next person. 916-3553.
In wheelated news, Bicycle Austin! Week is coming up in May and both the Bicycle Advisory Council and the City of Austin Bike Program would like community input for some upcoming projects. Turning certain streets in the downtown grid into "bike boulevards" is but one of the topics and ideas being tossed about. 453-0438 or 505-5606.
Girl Scout Cookies. Mmmmmmm. 453-7391.
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