Public Notice

PN takes you through the final weeks of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and looks ahead to events on the public service horizon.


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Speaking of gigantic DOH!s As if last week's YM/WCA gaffe wasn't enough, this week, we must report that we fouled up by printing the wrong phone number for Breast Cancer Awareness Month's Concert for the Cure. The correct info follows:

  • The 2000 Komen Concert for the Cure, featuring an all-star reunion of Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, and Lou Ann Barton, plus special guest Donna Hightower at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple, on Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30pm, and the 2000 Komen 5K Race for the Cure, taking off from the GSD&M building at Sixth & Lamar two days later, Sunday, Nov. 5, 8am. Both events will benefit the Austin affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. www.concert4thecure.org or 292-9130 and www.austinraceforthecure.org or 427-4833.

  • Club DeVille's Fall Fashion Extravaganza, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to the inclement weather. The new date is Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8pm. Tickets are $10, VIP $30. All proceeds from the event will benefit -- guess who? -- the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Research. 474-4070.

  • The American Cancer Society encourages folks to Tell a Friend about breast cancer and the desperate need for early detection. Encourage women in the 40-plus age groups to get regular mammograms. If you don't know why these things are important, check out: www.cancer. org or 800/ACS-2345 or 919-1800.

  • Oh, and if you find yourself on the Web, go to Health.Yahoo and click on the pink ribbon and the enthusiastic e-engine will automatically donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. health.yahoo.com


    Ghost Dance

    November is Native American Heritage Month. Mohican singer-songwriter Bill Miller, the first American Indian to have been featured on locally produced PBS mainstay Austin City Limits, takes the stage to raise $$ and awareness at the Austin Powwow Benefit Concert next Thursday, Nov. 2, 7pm, at McCallum High School ($7 advance; $10 door), where Cherokee Rose and Hoop-Dancers from Utah are opening. The annual gathering has grown to become the largest single-day Powwow in the nation. About 200 folks were expected at the first event, nine years ago; about 2,000 showed up! Last year, the free event hit the 25,000 attendance mark. AISD's Native American Parents Committee invite you to come out this year (the event's ninth). The Powwow is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, 10am, at the Toney Burger Sports Center on Hwy. 290 at Brodie. 454 -TIXS or 338-9860.


    Ride the Wild Surfers

    The local Surfrider Foundation Chapter is a nonprofit bunch of guys hanging out in baggies talking about Sex Wax ... no wait, it's a group of concerned and coast-loving folks dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's waves, oceans, and beaches for all people through conservation, activism, research, and education. And Austin has its own chapter. Not bad for a town with no beach! Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm, the group will show the surf movie September Sessions and a short environmental documentary Keepers of the Coast in the Texas Union Theater in the UT Student Union at 24th & Guadalupe. In their words: "Come get in on the stoke." www.surfrider.org/centraltexas or 415-6816.


    Boo to You Too

    United Court of Austin Hosts A Night of Thrills & Chills to benefit Project Transitions and people living with AIDS, Sunday, Oct. 29, at Dick's Deja Disco. The International Court is a nonprofit organization that raises money for AIDS/HIV by hosting drag performances. this month's show features Dee Dee Davis, Kelly Kline, Goldie Hanes, newly crowned Empress Bebe Hughes, and the Austin Babtist Women. There is a free food buffet, $2 Blue Martinis, cocktail waiters, valet parking, live singing, and costume contest, as well as the drag performances. Admission is free. Money is raised through tips given to the individual performers and the sale of raffle tickets for two round-trip tickets from American Airlines. 457-8010.


    Web-sters

  • Time for some sister-to-sister bonding between mothers and daughters. Girlstart, Austin's snappy nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, and math-related skills for girls, presents their Mother/ Daughter Camp this Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Girls' Technology Center, 608 W. 22nd. The camp is open to girls ages six to 16 and their mothers. This one-time camp experience will be devoted to creating a Web page as a digital scrapbook. www.girlstart.org or 916-4775.

  • Our very own Austin Free-Net is the nonprofit sponsor for the Austin Information Technology Exposition & Conference (ITEC), Wednesday & Thursday, November 8-9, 10am-4pm at the Austin Convention Center. ITEC is a big shindig of a trade show designed to stimulate info exchange between buyers and sellers of information technology (attn.: grant writers). Free-Net has free tickets to the event which, if used, will earn $1 each for the local nonprofit. They'll mail as many as you like. E-mail your request to dale@austinfree.net. That or register online with the code on the back of the ticket, which will save you time at the door. www.goitec.com/action.lasso or 326-9084.
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