Here again are the numbers for the American Red Cross and Central Texas Blood Center, two groups which can both offer many other opportunities for you to render aid. American Red Cross, 928-4271 or 800/928-4271; Central Texas Regional Blood Center, 206-1266.
Join the Toadies, Ian Moore, Storyville, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Don Walser, Breedlove, Jack-o-pierce, Pushmonkey, Hal Ketchum, Slaid Cleaves, and the Geezinslaws for a Texas Tornado Jam, tonight, Thu, Jun 5, at the Austin Music Hall to benefit folks in Jarrell/Briarcliff, who suffered the brunt of last week's raging storm. All proceeds will go straight to the Direct Relief Fund in Jarrell. Tickets are $21, with balcony seats going for $31. Doors open at 4pm. 469-SHOW.
Wave Bye to the Flags
Wave ACAC's happy flag waver Jim Ellinger a fond farewell as the standard bearer of Austin's local Flag Day display. Yup, in honor of the 200th Flag Day, the flag daddy will allow his impressive collection of over 100 antique, national, political, and cultural flags to be flown one last time from Fri, Jun 13 to Sun, Jun 22 at our multi-culti treasure, Ruta Maya Coffee House. You can still catch Ellinger as promo guy for ACAC as the Austin television access cornerstone celebrates its 24th Birthday Sat, Jun 7 with a live broadcast from the main studios, 5-7pm and the 1997 Austin Video Awards. Flag Day, 454-4404; ACAC B'day, 478-8600, ext. 22.
The most affordable way for small business to get to the general public is direct mail. Goodwill Industries has a solution for those with a bulk of mass-mailing dilemmas. Mail Solutions, 300 N. Lamar, not only guarantees fast turnaround, great prices, and state-of-the-art facilities, but also serves as a local training ground for folks who usually encounter barriers in the work force. And just to insure that everyone enjoys some of the success of this venture, Goodwill encourages bulk mail competitors to call Mail Solutions for referrals for skilled workers. 472-6224.
Project Transitions wishes to correct an error in a recent ad they placed promoting the upcoming Texas Swing fundraiser. So let's review the Who, What, Where, When of the shebang: Texas Swing is indeed Fri, Jun 13, 8pm-12:30am, at Saengerrunde Hall at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. Tickets are available at Top Drawer Thrift Store and Horsefeathers Hair Salon or at the door on the night of the event. Alvin Crow is the featured performer in this yeeeeee-haw night of door prizes, auction, barbecue, dance lessons, and boot-scootin' fun. 454-8646.
The Bahá'í community has a slogan regarding the state of race relations: "Racism -- Just Undo It." Bahá'í Faith of Austin along with Austin Children's Museum present Race Unity Day, Sun, Jun 8, 1pm at Waterloo Park. It is the 40th annual festival of its sort. This year's theme of "Flowers of One Garden" will run throughout the many events, including musical and dance programs and children's carnival. Area vendors will present treats from around the world. Admission is free. 448-5444.