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Bob Newhart

You'd think with a subject this sexy, we'd invest a little more energy and come up with a snappier headline. Well, we wanted to get your attention and geeez, how can one compete with Bob Newhart for funny? We are beside ourselves knowing that the Uhlan of Understatement himself will be here for a Benefit for Any Baby Can, Thu, Mar 20 at the Austin Music Hall, and quite frankly, find ourselves a little tongue-tied. We'll try to be more articulate next week. In the meanwhile, call for tix. 454-3743 or 469-SHOW.

Whatever Suits Ya

Goodwill is collecting suits through the month of March and instead of merely asking for the shirt off your back, are offering quite a deal in exchange for your donation. Bring an unwanted suit to the Jos. A. Bank store at the Arboretum and receive $75 off your first and $100 off any additional suit, sportscoat, or pair of trousers. Don't look at it as only an Annual Suit Trade-In, look at it as one of your last chances to get rid of that Sonny Bono number you picked up in '72. 472-6224 or 502-9180.

Respect Is Elementary,
My Dear

A Free Screening of It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School, a critically acclaimed educational-documentary film, will be shown by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Teachers Network, on Fri, Mar 7, 7pm at UT's College of Education Sanchez Building, Rm. 104. 323-2329.

Wild Buds

Spring Break! Ahhhhh. The pitter-patter of little feet, the leaving open and the slamming of the front door, the standing in front of the fridge for hours, while screaming "I'm Bored!!!" at the tops of their little lungs... Well there's that scenario, or there's ours: Take your little wild blossoms out for a fresh-air fest at the National Wildflower Research Center's Kids' Day, Sat, Mar 15, 9am-5:30pm. There will be all sorts of activities at the center's drop-in club, the Children's Little House, plus booksignings with children's authors. Kids get in free with paying adults. 292-4200.

Bankroll the Bank

It takes cash to make cash; everybody knows that. The Capital Area Food Bank is soooooo close to meeting a fundraising Challenge, but still needs your help. Last year, the Mabee Foundation threw the gauntlet, challenging our local food bank to raise $2.6 million in donations for construction of its new Distribution Center, and offer a Matching Grant of $400,000 if CAFB reaches its goal. It's time to make with the whip-out. Get those pens and check books ready and call. 448-2111.


Aye! It happens everytime this time every year. SXSW is raging on so fast and furious, that we almost forget to prepare for St. Patrick's Day. Well here's an advanced notice: Sun, Mar 16, 1:30pm, the Backyard will host a lovely tribute to the patron Saint of green beer and evacuating snakes (though it's said that Saint Pat actually used Irish whiskey, and bein' a Catholic and all, Pat prolly preferred Jameson to Bushmills... Then again, were either of those clans distilling the holy spirit in those days? Hmmmmmm...) featuring Lost Tribe, the Capitol City Highlanders Bagpipers, and Two O'Clock Courage for a day's frolic and celebration benefiting Youth Options' emergency shelter and counseling services. Additionally, there will be refreshments, activities and game. We'll hold out for the Irish. 441-TEEN.

Walk It Like You Talk It

Gripe all you want about how pedestrian-unfriendly Austin is. But if you don't participate now, you'll miss the chance to have input in determining how accessible our town is for foot traffickers. Meet up with the folks from WALK Austin, Sat, Mar 22, 12 noon at the Whole Earth Provision Co., for a three-hour walk along the 2.5 mile route from the corner of 12th & Lamar to Barton Springs Road, and back again. The info gathered will be shared with Dan Burden, founder of Walkable Communities, Inc., an organization gathering information about access, amenities, safety, and other aspects of livable, walkable communities. Burden has over 20 years of experience in bicycle and pedestrian safety, encouragement, and related planning. He also has overseen over 30 local and state pedestrian/bicycle plans. 472-3470.

MicroPower to the People!

What with the commercial clogging of the airwaves, radioheads are looking for alternatives to the slickster approach to broadcasting (see box on International Women's Day Media Festival). Micropower is the topic at the Presentation, Fri, Mar 14, 7pm at UT's Communications Bldg., Rm 3.116 CMA and at the Workshop, Sat, Mar 15, 1pm at KOOP Radio, 304 E. Fifth, near San Jacinto. or 433-4744 or [email protected] n Email: [email protected] Mail to: "Public Notice," The Austin Chronicle, P0 Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765. Deadline: Wednesday, 6pm, eight days prior to publication. Phone calls have a .001% chance of being returned.

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