Artists' Legal & Accounting Assistance (ALAA) is offering a free
seminar, Tax Filing for Artists, at the Public Domain Gallery, Sat, Feb
15, 10am. The two-hour program covers filing requirements, expenses,
deductions, and more. Experts will be on hand for a Q & A. 476-4458.
One for You, 19 for Me
...but not any of those pesky little diseases he might've picked up pricking
all those lovelorn along the way. You and your lovebunny might consider a
Valentine's date at the Grand Opening party for Planned
Parenthood's newly re-located Christine H. Aubrey Center for Sexuality
Education, 3851 Airport, #110, Fri, Feb 14, 4-6pm. Or go stag and check out
other big-hearted lovers who believe in playing safe. The PPers are also
offering free "sweet nothings for your sweetheart," which turn out to be quite
something, actually. We'll drop the name Dr. Chocolate and the Three
Chocolatiers and leave it at that. 476-4610.
Spread Cupid's Love
* After gorging yourself silly on chocolate, consider whisking your date or your fine single self off to one of these two Valentine's night functions: The Capital City Men's Chorus invite you to the Sweetheart Cabaret, Fri, Feb 14, 7:30-10pm at Fiesta Gardens. Aside from stellar melodies in a love-charged atmosphere, the evening promises valet parking, door prizes, food buffet with complimentary champagne, festive desserts, and l'amour, l'amour, l'amour! 477-SING.
* Nothing burns our Bunsens quite like smarts upstairs. Yes, we must confess to having a bit of a thing for scientific, nerdy types. And, who knows, if we had been given the proper encouragement and direction at the proper age, perhaps we too would be wielding Petris and PCRs instead of word processors and correcto pens. So it is with a wistful sigh that we encourage you to check out the Benefit Concert featuring vocalist Nora York at Top of the Marc, to benefit Tomorrow's Women in Science & Technology (TWIST), Fri, Feb 14, 8pm. TWIST offers two-day seminars at UT, staffed by women volunteers with careers in math and science. Each year, seminars are held the last Saturdays in February and March to promote science and math education among girls in grades 6-9. 472-5420, benefit; 282-9781, TWIST.
Spare no pin to help local youngsters and local pets. Strike out to help at
two area bowling parties. First, the Williamson County Humane Society
hosts the Bowl for Pets Sake II, at the Showplace Lanes, in Austin, Sat,
Feb 22, 12:45pm to raise the necessary funds to renovate and expand shelter
facilities. Raise pledges or bring a donation of $25 for three games, a
T-shirt, and a chance to win many door prizes. 244-6818.
The Ball's in Your Alley
* Austin's largest bowling party is Bowl for Kids' Sake, a fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Austin. Area business are encouraged to form teams and enter a variety of contests including individual, team, and company raising the most money. Highland Lanes will host the event, Fri, Feb 21-Sun, Mar 2. Teams are asked to collect pledges of $675, the cost of matching a child with an adult for an entire year. In related news, Thundercloud Subs is sponsoring a public service campaign, and info about mentoring programs will be available at all locations. 472-5437.
Stand Up for the Cure is a guaranteed laff-riot, chucking chuckles in
the face of diabetes and raising cash to support research for the cure. The
South Central Texas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation will
benefit from this stand-up comedy jamboree featuring funny stuff from Jerry Red
Wilson, Gary Menke, and Laura House, Wed, Feb 19, 7:30pm at the Capitol City
Comedy Club. 478-0582.
Don't Laugh This Off
What is the impact of proposed legislation on family members of
incarcerated loved ones? Texas Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of
Errants (TX Cure) presents Tanya Voss of the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice and the UT School of Social Work at their monthly meeting this month
entitled Abolish the Mandatory Supervision/Early Release Program? The
presentation takes place at Huston-Tillotson College, Jackson Moody Humanities
Building, Room 200, Sun, Feb 16, 2-4pm. 476-3432.
Hot foot it down to Run-Tex, 422 W. Riverside or 9607 Research, or to the
United Way/Capital Area, 2000 E. MLK, to pick up a registration form to
enter the Human Race. Didn't know you had to sign up, did ya? Well, this
particular Human Race guarantees that everybody wins in this 10K run/5K walk to
benefit the Volunteer Center. A "One-Stop Shop" of volunteer
opportunities, this annual get-together begins at the French Legation Museum,
802 San Marcos, Sun, Feb 23,
On Your Marks
9-11:30am. As with most charity walk/runs, you may collect pledges or pay a race entry fee ($18). 323-1898 or 472-3254.