The Kids Are All Right
Or check out AISD's Reading Buddies program: The school district will match up at-risk youth with volunteers in the VICTORY Tutorial Program. The program runs Tue, Jun 3-Thu, Jul 24 at nine branches of the Austin Public Library. 499-7317.
Work It, Boys & Girls
If the summer whining gets unbearable, you can always tell 'em to get a job. Over 40 private sector employers, with jobs for kids 16-21, will be set up at this weekend's Summer Youth Fair, Sat, May 24, 9am-2pm at Palmer Auditorium. Last year, approximately 1,500 Austin kids attended, out of which several hundred were hired, savoring their first taste of the working world. 440-9241.
Now... Which Bar Are We Talking About?
Okay, chalk it up to our naïveté regarding the finer subtleties of the vintner's craft, but what the hell is a vertical tasting? The press release for the Scholarship Fund Winetasting, Fri, May 23, 5:30-7:30pm at a private residence, presented by the Travis County Women Lawyers Association, says that in addition to the premium wines from all over the world, there will be a vertical tasting of Perrier for non-drinkers. The theme this year is wine made by women. That's enough to get us horizontal! 477-2226 or 327-8471.
Start stretching now for the Hike-a-Thon fundraiser, Sat, May 31, around Lake Georgetown for Austin Inner City Outings, a sub-group of the Sierra Club which provides outdoor adventures for disadvantaged kids. 305-6296, ext. 4444
We Know What You're Thinking: Woof! Right?
Grrrrrrrrr. Rooooooooooowwlll-rowwww-rowll. Arrrooooooooooogggghh. RRRrrrRrrfffff! Rffff! ggrrrrrrrrrrrrrRowwwwllll Rowlll... Take the two-hour Telepathic Interspecies Communication session with animal communication mediator Valarie P. Cortes, Sat, Jun 7 at the Humane Society of Austin & Travis County and it will all become sooooo clear. Private readings will also be available that same afternoon. Yipe-yipe-yipe-YIPE! 837-7985.
Ay Dios Mios
Austin's own "Paloma" and Ms. Gay Austin, Kelly Kline, will boom-chicka-boom and confound and astound with their "illusions" of Selena, Lola, and Lucha, at ALLGO's Noche Latina, Sat, May 24, 9pm-1am at the Victory Grill. ALLGO members get $2 off admission. 472-2001.
Not the Only One
The sale of Artwork by John Lennon, Fri, May 23-Mon, May 26 at the Omni-Austin Hotel will benefit two organizations. The actual art sales will benefit Yoko Ono's Spirit Foundation, which supports AIDS research, among other causes. Proceeds from sales of prize-drawing tickets will benefit our own Capital Area Food Bank. 448-2111, ext.110.
Good Nosh for Good Cause
The fine folk at Katz's Deli and ADAPT of Texas are teaming up to highlight the needs of those with disabilities. For the rest of May and through June and July, ADAPT will receive 10% of all tickets paid at the Charity Benefit Table at the 24-hour restaurant. 472-5420.
We're Goin' to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a veritable Disneyland of tolerance, so the host for the 1998 Gay Games should be quite a scene. Cornerstone Gay & Lesbian Center is hosting another Travel Party, Wed, May 28, 7pm at the Zilker Park Clubhouse. The party series presents information on popular gay travel destinations; for $10 you get the lowdown, beer, sodas, snacks, and a chance at a drawing for a free roundtrip air ticket. 451-4418 or 708-1515.
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