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Austin bands upchuck prechewed songs by other locals in the Austin Eats Its Own Hoot Night, Wed, Feb 19, 9pm at the Hole in the Wall. The hoot will benefit the SIMS Foundation, the group dedicated to offering low-cost mental health care services to the Austin music community. Bigfoot Chester, Texas Meat Purveyors, Sincola, Kathy McCarty, Wannabes, Violet Crown, Gomez, Resonaters, and Handful turn the pot up to hot as they cook up the remains of other locals old and new, like Standing Waves, Jitters, Glass Eye, Poison 13, Hickoids, Reivers, Doctor's Mob, Pocket FishRmen, Hundreth Monkey, Girls in the Nose, Balloonatic, Stretford, Joan of Arkansas, Meg Hentges, Hormones, and more. For one evening, the Hole in the Wall becomes a cannibal club of sorts. http://www.sims-foundation.org or 494-1007.


One for You, 19 for Me

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.


Spread Cupid's Love

...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.

* 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.


The Ball's in Your Alley

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.

* 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.


Don't Laugh This Off

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.


Pokey

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.


On Your Marks

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,
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.


Plotting Your Future

Annual garden plots are available for a limited time (total occupancy is usually reached by March) at Austin Community Sunshine Gardens. Plots are 20'x20' and rent for $40 per season or $70 annually. 458-2009.


Planning Your Future

Cornerstone presents "Family by Design: Planning for the Families of Lesbians and Gay Men," covering topics like savings plans, tax returns, legally protecting relationships, joint home ownership, and much more, this Sat, Feb 15, 9am-1pm. 708-1515.

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