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The Birds & the Bees

Mother's Day gift alert: Time alone with you is so much more appreciated and valuable than some damn doily or batch of scented hangers. What a more perfect opportunity than this weekend's Spring Garden Tour, Sat, May 10, 10am-3pm & Sun, May 11, 1-5pm, hosted as a fundraiser for Austin Community Gardens. Take mom out on the town; the tour tromps through 12 of Austin's most lovely residential, commercial, and community gardens. Tickets are available at many area nurseries for $5. 458-2009.

Refreshing Pregnant Pause

Unconventional Mothers of Austin (UMA) are throwing a huge, 100 Family Garage & Bake Sale, Sat, May 17, 9am-4pm at Parkside Community School, 1701 Toomey, next to Casa de Luz. UMA is a unique community of mothers and families which supports natural childbirth and thoughtful parenting. This benefit sale is to assist a family expecting twins. Sale items include furniture, household goods, and adult and kids' clothes. 512/847-7087 or 462-2752.

Autograph Hounds

...will love the Celebrity Garage Sale, Sat, May 10, 8am-4pm, to benefit the Sierra Youth Program's Scholarship for Success Initiate at the Sierra Ridge, 201 W. St. Elmo. 447-2026, ext. 10.

Topless Wonders

We don't want to suggest... or incite... but it's been our experience that... well, when ya put those Lesbian Avengers at the Electric Lounge together with a bunch of girl rockers... whooooosh! clothes begin to fly and everybody seems to lose their shirts! Since the show Fri, May 9 with Velvet Hammer, 10" Maria, Ursula's Curse, and Miss Xanna Don't's new lounge sidecar, the Taxi Dancers, benefits the Breast Cancer Research Center, what better tribute? 432-1213 or 476-FUSE.

Shipe Wipe Hype

Hey, Hyde Parkers and folks who just like to hang there: Park it over at our beloved neighborhood park for the Shipe Park Clean-Up, Sat, May 10, 8am-noon. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association welcomes all ages and says to bring some work gloves. 458-8096 (9am-5pm, only).

We're Seeing Dots!

Women & Their Work presents the opening of their Red Dot Sale, (tonight) Thu, May 8, 6-8pm with a party/reception. Each sale of individual artwork will benefit both artist and gallery with a 60/40% split. Items will be up through Sat, May 17, with all pieces on a first come-first "sell" basis. 477-1064.

Particular Película

Film's power to educate and edify should be the secondary theme to this cinematic series: Mexic-Arte and the Chicano/Latino Film Forum present a series of film nights called Short Films From Latin America. Each evening's screening at 7pm features a different theme: The Land, Thu, May 8; People at Work, Fri, May 9; Change & Conflict, Sat, May 10; Masculine/Feminine, Thu, May 15; Heroes & Healers, Fri, May 16 and Creativity & Expression, Sat, May 17. 708-0904 or 480-9373.

A Wealth of Health

Creekside Whole Health Center, 1209 Parkway, is throwing an Open House, Sat, May 10, 11am-4pm, to benefit HIV Wellness Center, Breast Cancer Research Center, and Planned Parenthood. For a small donation, they are offering Ear Acupuncture, 10-minute massages, blood pressure checks, and access to health care sites on the Internet. 322-9648 or 494-0515.


It's walk-a-thon season again: This weekend is the March of Dimes WalkAmerica, Sat, May 10, 9am at Auditorium Shores. 477-3221.

Volunteers are still needed to host water stops and support runners at next weekend's La Vista 10K Fajita Run & Fun Walk, Sun, May 18, 8am at the Hyatt Regency on Town Lake to benefit the Capital Area United Way. 323-1898.

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