Public Notice

Public Notice straps on the skates, picks some flowers for mom, and finds out if it is eligible to donate to the Mother's Milk Bank….

Some Motherly Advice ...

Don't forget Mother's Day: Sun, May 14. That's some derned fine advice this time of year. What with the school year coming to a close and vacations looming on the horizon, it's easy to imagine letting the most holy of holidays slip through the cracks, finding yourself on Sat, May 13, head hung low, desperately trying to FTD away the guilt. This year, we've received so many mom-centric notices that we've decided to print them here early to help with your planning.

  • The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin (BCRC) is offering Mother's Day Cards for $10 each. Order directly from BCRC (orders must be placed by Mon, May 1) or buy them at Randalls, Seton giftshops, Tarrytown Pharmacy, Northwest Hills Pharmacy, and all Austin Radiological Association locations. Proceeds will benefit BCRC's many programs, including tonight's (Thu, Apr 27) Caring for Caregivers educational session at Brackenridge. 472-1776.

  • The Single Parent Resource Network is forming, and while we're not exactly sure what the scope of the group proposes to be, we do know that it involves some folks from the ol' Cricket Farm -- reason enough to have a tho'down. Anyhoo, the group is throwing its first ever Benefit Concert this Sun, Apr 30, 9:30pm, at the Mercury. The bands slated are the Laura Scarborough Trio, Future Light (featuring some Hip-Hop Humpdayers), the Hairy Apes BMX Quartet, and Mister Resistor. 476-2906.

  • The Southwest Austin Preschool Mothers' Club is hosting a Fiesta! Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit Faith Home, a private home for babies and children with AIDS. The event will feature the lyrical song stylings of Leeann Atherton, Nathan Hamilton, Marc Utter, Mike Stevenson, the Shelley King Band, and Floramay Holliday. It all happens Tue, May 16, 6:30-10pm, at Fiesta Gardens. 891-9645.

  • Take Mama for a relaxing stroll through Central Texas' blooming springtime at the Spring Garden Tour, Mother's Day weekend, Sat-Sun, May 13-14. The tour passes through 12 public and private gardens and features a Silent Auction. Proceeds will benefit Austin Community Gardens. 458-2009.

  • On Mother's Day proper, Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin will present a Free Concert called Rockin' the Cradle, Sun, May 14, 1-5pm, at Waterloo Park, 15th & Red River. While the local park will be chock-full of all those "bring the kids" type of event activities, like storytelling, face-painting, balloons, food, drink (other than milk, we think ...), etc., Shawn Colvin, Sara Hickman, Joe McDermott, and the Dawi Forte West African Dance & Drum Ensemble will perform in this celebration of the work of Austin's local bank of life. In the nine months (how appropriate!) of its existence, the bank has received 25,000 ounces of milk from 60 donor mothers. Whoa, that's a lot of love. Healthy moms donate the milk to MMBA, where it is pasteurized and tested, and then prescribed by doctors to babes in need. So bring a lawn chair and some tykes, raise those glasses (or baby bottles) high, and give a "cheers" (or an urp!) to this great idea that is helping wee ones keep healthy. 494-0800.

    Wheely Gweat!

    Holding hands with a guy named "Spider" during Ladies' Choice, we made our way 'round the rink for the umpteenth time to "Radar Love," a particularly hormone-heating little number, only to catch a glimpse of Connie -- the "Ballbreaker" -- our ex-est bestest friend making out with the guy she knew we really liked. "Spider" yanked us with his sweaty palm as he caught the craning of our neck around the far turn. Our dreams were shattered, like the teeny points of red, green, yellow, and blue reflected twinklies from the disco light above, turning in time with our race around the love-rink, only to be run over by the 12-year-old dorks in our wake. Oh, the days of adolescent skating glory. Remember a few of your own? Why not take a creep back into those salacious salad days, or just come out to support this cool benefit event that'll keep the kids entertained at the same time: Community Options presents Wheels for Wheels, this Sat, Apr 29, at the Tony Burger Center. For $10 you can skate, skateboard, or blaze away the day in your wheelchair in the Open Roll/Skate, dig the tricked out wonders of local celeb mascots (?!) and skaters -- including Fritz Blaw, the Tony Hawk of the postering set, or learn a lot from the Safety Clinics and Wheelchair Dancing Demo. More than 5,000 folks are expected and we figure that to be close to 20,000 wheels rolling all in line (groan) for a real good time and a very good cause. or 451-4450. end story

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