We're gearing up for the holiday home stretch. Time to get those Wish Lists in and serve some good causes, all at the same time. Our list of public service opportunities still brims for you.
The Rude Mechanicals theatre geeks (and we use the term "geek" with the utmost of affection and admiration) have turned in a huge Tool Wish List along with their invitation to their First Anniversary Tool Party & Dance-a-Thon, happening this Friday, Dec. 15, 8pm at the Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo. The Mechs call that lovable fixer-upper the Off Center home, and anyone who's enjoyed a show or two there over the last year can tell you: That place has come a long way, baby. They've added AC, stairs, ramp, deck, heck, even a coat of paint or two. The place is threatening to become downright palatial -- but not quickly enough for the Mechs' liking. What they need are tools -- and plenty of them. So, they are asking you to come to their party this Friday with tool in hand (for admission) or $5. They do have specific needs and requests, so it might not be a bad idea to call ahead for their list. www.rudemechs.com or 476-RUDE.
The Wish List Bandwagon
The final deadline for this year's Year 2000 Holiday Wish Lists is Friday, Dec. 15, 6pm. The results will be run in the next two issues.
Last Chance Wish List Deadline
Here's the deal: Send a list of Five Items (excluding cash, computers and computer accessories, and volunteer call-ups, which are needed by everyone and will be stated in the introduction) in the body of an e-mail by 6pm, tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 15. You must include an organization name, address, and phone number, plus the name of a contact representative (and that contact's phone number for verification and questions, if different from the number to publish), and we will publish your list over the two holiday issues. People do read these things and they do give (so we've been told). So do it now! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday shopping. Holiday helping. Kill two birds with one big holiday stone as it were:
Shop, Drop, & Plop
Yo, biker hellcat types! Join Big Dave's Annual Toy Run as he, along with 200-300 screaming hogs, et al., plus at least one big jolly old elf named Nick, throw a toy party for the kids at the Austin Children's Shelter, Sunday, Dec. 17. Call for the secret where and when details! www.austinchildrenshelter.org or 266-2279 or 266-9404.
A Benefit Show for the Music Program at Sanchez Elementary featuring the sounds of Tish Hinojosa, the Austin Pro Chorus, and the Sanchez Singers happens Monday, Dec. 18, 7:30pm at Sanchez Elementary, 73 San Marcos St. 454-TIX or 302-3272.