Public Notice

The winter holiday season is comin' in like a lion, train, and gangbusters, and don't you think for a minute that your pals at "Public Notice" aren't ready for the onslaught!

Wish Upon a Wish List

Hey there, public service groups and community organization types! It's nearing the end of the millennium, the end of this century, and more importantly the end of this year, and you know what that means, right? Tax time is right around the corner. What better time to hit up businesses and big-hearted individuals for year-end donations that they can write off? Or better yet, with the holidays nipping at our heels, forget the tax angle, and just nestle into that soft spot normally created by year-end holiday cheer. It's time to organize your Year 2000 Holiday Wish Lists! This is just a quick heads up to get your brain aligned. Watch this space next week for more info.

Trot, You Turkeys!

There's no way in Hades you're gonna get offa that couch come post-gorging game time on Thanksgiving Day, so you might as well plan to get your 5K in early. Lean machines and lard butts alike can participate in the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot sponsored by Thundercloud Subs (and don't they make a damn fine turkey sub at that?) and benefiting Caritas, this very Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 7:30am. The early time is actually registration time, with the run/walk starting at 9am. It all happens at the Zilker Park Soccer Fields. You can get pre-reg info at all T'cloud locations as well as at RunTex Town Lake, 422 W. Riverside. 479-8815x401.

Happy Hour Alert

We know it's short notice, but if you are reading this the day the issue comes out, today, Thursday, Nov. 16, and it's before or near 6:30pm, get your canned hams down to Scholz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto right now for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS Kick-Off Party. No, you won't need to do any pedaling yet. This is just the cleverly disguised info and question-answering session for the late-April bike ride. Oh, and there will be a video premiere at 7:30pm, but we're not sure of what. So just go and we'll all find out together.

Wishin' and A-Fishin'

Ahhhhh! The salt breeze at your neck! The "whiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzz" of the reel! The "plop-p-p!" of the sinker! Arrrgghhh, mateys! Cast your line for more than just a tasty meal. Aye, swabbies, this one's for a good cause: The ARC of the Capital Area (ARC being ye noble Association for Retarded Citizens) holds its Bass Roundup 2000 this Sunday, Nov. 19, at Emma Long City Park. And you've gotta get up pretty early to beat those baaaad-ass bass. The tourney begins at 6:30am and goes on until 3pm. Entry forms for two-person teams are available at the ARC office, 2818 San Gabriel, South Austin Marine, 5340 Hwy. 290 W., Northcutt Marine, 1209 N. I-35, Georgetown, Coopers Tackle, 1205 Hwy. 71 W. in Bastrop, and Ace Fishing Tackle, 3601 Parmer. You might reel in more than a fish dish, as there's slated to be over $5,000 in prizes, not even including the G3 boat (valued over $11,000) to be raffled at the event. Plus, there will be a Cast-Off Party the night before, Friday, Nov. 17, 5-7pm at Pok-e-Jo's, 1603 W. Fifth. Long-armed UT Longhorn Major Applewhite will be there as Basster of Ceremonies. (We made that last part up.) Tell him, "Hook 'em!" and see if he gets it. 476-7044.

Actual Art

Well, not that other events aren't actual art ... but this one really, really is. See, we get all excited anytime we can announce an event featuring the lovely and talented (and wild ... and silly ... and bawdy ... and in-your-face penetrating) Terry Galloway. Galloway returns to reprise a performance that premiered in September as part of the Actual Lives Performance Project that puts together certain types of folks (this summer it was teen girls, and this fall it was folks with disabilities) and throws 'em up on stage to work through their actual lives through performance. The results are impressive. This revival is to celebrate Disability & the Arts Month and will again feature folks with and without physical disabilities. It all happens this Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, 7pm, at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. The Monday night performance will be captioned for the hearing impaired. Other considerations include audio description, wheelchair accessibility, and Braille programs on request. The Tuesday show will be sign interpreted. Whew! And in a fit of Tipper Gore-ity, we feel you should know that the shows dish out adult themes and adult language. What? Like antidisestablishmentarianism?


Don't Wait for Tamale --

Tamale might be too late! Order up some fine Holiday Tamales, in your choice of flavors: bean, pork, chicken, or jalapeño from the fine folk at Manos de Cristo, who provide low-cost dental care to low-income folks. (Tamales are easy to chew!) Tamales will be available for the ordering through Dec. 12 and for pickup on Dec. 15. Chicken tamales are $7.50 per dozen and all the rest are $6. 477-7454.

I Sing the Package Sassy

"Public Notice" would like to clarify something from last week's episode: When we said, "As Chronicle Books Editor Clay Smith would say, 'That's a sassy package, girlfriend!'" we were not implying that he made that phrase up. That distinction would rest on the sturdy shoulders of Chronicle Managing Editor Cindy Widner. And while we're at it, we'd also just like to say, "Sarah Hepola." Thank you.

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Year 2000 Holiday Wish Lists, Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Caritas, Hill Country Ride for AIDS Kick-Off Party, ARC of the Capital Area, Bass Roundup 2000, Cast-Off Party, UT Longhorns, Major Applewhite, Terry Galloway, Actual Lives Performance Project, Disability &

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