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Fundraising season is upon us ...

The Style Bitch

Oh, yeah. That's us. We are all over fashion in our cutoff army pants and prison hockey team jersey. Oh, yeah. Fashion question? Just ask us. We'll dispense trend tips like hautes to the feedbag, baby. We have more style in the tip of our little finger than -- well, than anybody else who has absolutely no taste or fashion sense. Errr, in all honesty, we leave the glamour to the big boys who can set you on the runway to lookin' good. That's why we have a Style Avatar (hint, hint: cheap plug for Stephen Moser's "After a Fashion" column on page 147), and why we recommend that you get your tasteless booty on down to the Fall Fashion Show '99, Wed, Oct 20, 8pm, at Club DeVille. Vintage and new chic-ery will be pranced about as revelers view the latest from area boutiques By George, Blue Velvet, Limbo, Mélange, Pink Moon, Service, Shiki, Therapy, and those naughty noirers at Blackmail, all to benefit the Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. 326-7670.

  • Talk about fashion! Check out KVRX's Garage Sale this Sat, Oct 16, 10am-5pm, also at Club DeVille. There will be all sorts of electronics and CDs and LPs and yes, even plenty of clothes to root through. 232-5434.

    Mountains

    We feel sheepish announcing that October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the middle of the month. Breast Cancer Resource Center has already had their big to-do, featuring a viewing of Climb Against the Odds, a film about a crew of breast cancer survivors and their attempt to reach the summit of Mt. McKinley. From all accounts, it was an inspiring success. Fortunately for us janey-come-latelies, KLRU will feature an Encore Airing of Climb Against the Odds this Fri, Oct 15, 10pm, right after a breast cancer-specific Austin at Issue. The month's events don't end there. In fact, they cross right over into next month. A Celebration of Life luncheon featuring guest speaker Liz Carpenter happens at the Four Seasons, Fri, Nov 5, 11am, and the annual Austin Race for the Cure one-mile walk/run and 5K race to benefit the Dallas-HQ'ed Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Sun, Nov 7, 8am. BCRC, 472-1710; Race for the Cure, 427-4833.

    Pitter-Patter

    Walking (or running) is a great way to manifest the perfect metaphor for the struggle against whatever suffering it is that your favorite cause addresses ("One step at a time" and all that --). Betcha didn't realize how poetic every single one of those kilometers or dollars you rack up actually is.

  • This Sat, Oct 16, 8am, MS Walk takes to the Hike & Bike Trail to raise dough for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, at the corner of MoPac & Town Lake (Zilker side). Minimum registration is $25 per walker. 495-9901.

  • The annual AIDS Walk to benefit AIDS Services of Austin happens next Sun, Oct 24. The 5K fundraiser starts at Waterloo Park, winds around town, and ends back up at the park for music and fun. Get those pledge sheets and donations rolling. 452-WALK.

  • The Walk to Cure Diabetes, Sat, Oct 30, 8am, meets at Fiesta Gardens and will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation as well as the Diabetes Research Foundation. 450-1965.

    It's All Good

    We apologize for the "wham-bam, thank-you-ma'am" nature of some of this week's notices, but as the lush, dusty brown of summer fades into the vibrant, dusty brown of autumn, Austin finds that fundraising season is upon us.

  • The Acappella Vocal Band In Concert will benefit the Harvest League Foundation, at the Riverbend Centre, Fri, Oct 15. Tickets are $12.50 and available at Second Blessings Marketplace, 6506 Burnet. 374-9393.

  • The Acción Texas Micro-Credit Council is celebrating the Opening of the New Microlending Office, 2501 S. Congress, today, Thu, Oct 14, 5:30-7:30pm, with food, moonwalk, clowns, and council members (absolutely no implication intended with that juxtaposition). 888/215-2373.

  • CandleLighters, El Buen Samaritano, Planned Parenthood, SafePlace, and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault are sponsoring the Entre Familia Conference, this Sat, Oct 16, 9am-4pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, to encourage healthy family relationships. The goal is to unite Latino families with cultural activities and a day of family fun. 356-1576.

  • Put your hands in the air for Hands On Housing's Raise the Roof Day this Sat, Oct 16, 9am-3pm, a nationwide effort to raise awareness about affordable housing. Hands On will repair homes owned by low-income families in the Montopolis neighborhood. 472-7627x25. end story
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