The Vicar of Victory
According to the Friends of Seaholm, those Quixotic crusaders whose
windmills take the form of massive, poured-in-place, 95-foot-high concrete
walls, the Austin City Council is calling for proposals for the cultural reuse
of the retired municipal Seaholm Power Plant, 800 W. Cesar Chavez. The Friends
know that the best way to make more friends and to spread their contagious
enthusiasm for this monolith is to show the place off, so they invite you to a
Seaholm Tour, Thu, Feb 13, 2:30pm. 442-5282.
Whenever we think of acorns we think of squirrels and whenever we think of
squirrels we think of savings and whenever we think of savings we remember that
we don't have any and whenever we remember that we get all anxious about the
future and freak out because we'd really like to have enough dough squirreled
away to buy the house of our dreams even in this crappy market and we'd even
settle for something modest if we just knew where to start. So maybe we'll go
to this First Time Home Buyer Seminar offered by ACORN Housing at
Praise Tabernacle, 5800 MLK, Sat, Feb 8, noon, and just swallow our anxieties
about nuts, squirrels, and the American Dream. Oh! And watch this space in the
next few weeks because Acorn is hosting a Home Buying Fair, Sat, Feb 22,
as well. 444-1207.
It's just too painful to contemplate... but we must, for this grief cannot be
borne solely by the victims and their families. Linda Marie Stone was shot and
killed by her husband last November. Her memory will be honored Sat, Feb 8,
11am at the A.W.A.K.E. (Awareness that Women Are Killed Everyday) Walk,
starting at the South Steps of the State Capitol. Center for Battered Women,
Austin Police Department Victim Services, Austin Rape Crisis Center, and
Travis County Sheriff's Department unite to honor those who have died at
the cruel hand of family and relationship violence. 385-5181.
When Will It End?
Meet on the corner of S. First & Gibson, Sat, Feb 8, 9:30am to lend
your particular blend of elbow grease to the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood
Association's Creek Cleanup. Bring a mug and enjoy free coffee (no
disposable cups will be available...), and wear boots, long-sleeved shirts,
work gloves and your environmental commitment on your sleeve. Work wraps up at
1pm; breakfast tacos will be served. 443-8141.
Clean Up Your Act
No, baby, you misunderstand... It's a walk-a-thon for the Comfort
House, not a walk for your comfort. The Texwood Walk-a-Thon,
Feb 8, 10am-noon at the ACC Riverside Campus will raise funds to support Florence Ponziano and the Comfort House, a safe haven for children in need. So slap on some thick socks, broken-in sneaks, and hit the turf! 385-3323.