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    Nature Conservancy Annual Luncheon

    We're going to suggest that few things are more delicious – whether they're from the good kitchens of the JW Marriott or elsewhere – when you know that the price of the meal is going to benefit an organization that maintains 38 ecologically important preserves and conservation projects statewide and has saved nearly 1 million acres of land and water in Texas. That organization is The Nature Conservancy of Texas, and they're not just convening for chit-chat and self-congrats among an array of tasty noontime noms here: This luncheon features a vivid presentation by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, as he takes the audience into his ambitious Photo Ark project that was started 11 years ago. To date, Sartore has captured more than 7,500 images of wildlife, putting him over half way to reaching his goal of documenting 12,000 unique species. Today, you can get the ultimate insider's view of that project, and eat a fine lunch, and learn more about the Nature Conservancy – while helping support, in a small but important way, the very life of what is (after all) the only planet we've got.
    Tue., March 20, 11:30am. $150.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Rodeo Austin

      Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Tracy Lawrence and Ludacris are two of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles.
      March 10-24. Fairgrounds, $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $35 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).  
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      Civic Events

      Free Therapy Services in Wake of Bombing

      YWCA is offering the Austin community free therapy services to deal with loss or shock in the wake of recent bombings. Group sessions available at times listed. For individual and/or family services call 512/326-1222. Evening and daytime appointments available, Mon.-Sat. English and Spanish services, other languages as requested.
      Wed., March 21, noon & 6pm. Free.
    • Community

      Sports

      UT Baseball

      Vs. Sam Houston State: Tue., March 20, 6:30pm. $7-25.  
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    • The Gay Place

      Community

      Austin Black Pride

      ABP returns for year three. New dates, new programming, same focus. Get it on the books!
      June 7-10
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Free Tax Prep for Low-Income Austin Families

      Foundation Communities offer tax prep and filing assistance for low- and moderate-income residents (households making up to $55,000). Available at six locations with varying day, evening, and weekend hours – see website for specifics.
      Jan. 22-April 17. Free.  
      www.foundcom.org/financial-stability/austin-tax-preparation
    • Community

      Yoga

      Full Moon Yoga

      Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
    • The Gay Place

      Community

      HavenCon 4: A Cosmic Journey

      Texas' first and only queer, geek, and gaymer convention returns for its final year. Expect four days (or one, if you choose) of epic nerdiness, cosplay, drag, and loads more. This year, celebrity guests include Tracee Cocco (Star Trek) and Daniel Newman (The Walking Dead). Fest organizers announced this will be the last year for HavenCon, so get out and get weird while you can!
      March 29-April 1. $15-200.  
    • Community

      Events

      Host a Creek Cleanup

      Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need.
      Free.

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