Public Notice

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.

Public Notice


The Wish List Bandwagon

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.


Last Chance Wish List Deadline

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.

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! pnotice@auschron.com.


Shop, Drop, & Plop

Holiday shopping. Holiday helping. Kill two birds with one big holiday stone as it were:

  • What better holiday gift than a bike? It gives in so many ways! Ergonomically. Economically. Ecologically. What not. You get the picture. Get down to the Yellow Bike Project's Bike Sale this Saturday, Dec. 16, at its shop at 1182 Hargrave, near the Millennium Youth Center. 457-9880.

  • Support an Austin landmark! Barton Springs Still Needs You to Protect Her. This holiday season, the Save Barton Creek Association has great gifts for you and yours. They have note cards, videos, books, and even CDs. 328-2481.

  • Tonight, Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30-9:30pm, Save Our Springs presents Marcia Ball and the SOS Silent Auction at the Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, between Oltorf & Ben White. www.sosalliance.org or 477-2320.

  • Consider Adopting a Sea Turtle! (You don't really have to take care of it or anything. No need to dig up the back yard ...) The Sea Turtle Survival League and its parent Caribbean Conservation Corporation want to involve folks in the quest to save the seas' lumbering loggerheads. www.cccturtle.org or 800/678-7853.


    Holiday Happenates!

  • A Star-Studded Christmas, the Austin Babtist Women's annual holiday spectacular happens this Sunday, Dec. 17, at two local bars. First, there's the All-Star Comedy Happy Hour at Splash, 406 Brazos, 4-6pm, featuring Rob Nash and then the big show at the Rainbow Cattle Company, 305 W. Fifth, 8pm featuring Margaret Wright & the Kingdom Seekers, the Flaming Idiots, Joe York, Steven J. Crabtree, and of course, the ABW! Admission is free! Donations and proceeds from the fabulous Silent Auction & Raffle (Nine-Day Caribbean Cruise! Whoooo!) will benefit HIV Wellness Center. www.abw.homepage.com or 320-8678.

    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.


    The Shelf Life of Luv

    Food Bank Volunteers are still needed for the entire holiday season at AIDS Services of Austin. Commit as few or as many hours as you wish helping in their pantry. 406-6167.
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