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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
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    HavenCon 4: A Cosmic Journey

    Texas' first and only queer, geek, and gaymer convention returns for its final year, and they're going out with a bang! 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.
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    Texas Relays

    There will be students from across the country running around in circles and jumping long and high and often. At night people come out in droves and fill up Sixth Street enough to make SXSW crowds look like a stroll in the woods. (Not really, but kinda.)
    Through March 31. $10-40.  
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    ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run

    14th annual ASH Dash is a race for mental health. Run or walk the double loop course on the Austin State Hospital grounds; an Easter egg hunt will follow. Proceeds benefit ASH patients.
    Sat., March 31, 8am. $35.
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    Community Easter Egg Hunt

    The hunt begins with an Easter story time before the kids are unleashed on the campus to find thousands of eggs. There's plenty of fun to be had, but someone will definitely have the most fun, because one of the eggs has a $500 scholarship in it. BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket).
    Sat., March 31, 10am. Free.
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    Fashion X Austin

    There's too much to see and do at the largest fashion event in Texas to list here. See website for schedule of events and parties.
    Various locations
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    Jo's Coffee Easter Pet Parade

    Costumed pets parade down SoCo starting at Annie Street with a marching band in tow and finish at Jo's parking lot to get the costume contest started ($20, register online). Proceeds go to Austin Pets Alive!
    Sat., March 31, noon. Free.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    LoveBalm: QB's Annual Fundraising Party

    Rocky Lane hosts a night of queer love and positivity while raising cash for this year's QB – yes, it's still happening, on June 2. Chulita Vinyl Club, Mom Jeans, Fat Bottom Cabaret, and a whole lot more perform. Plus spanking booths, photo booths, and massage chairs from Spavia Day Spa.
    Sat., March 31, 9pm-1am. $5 suggested donation.  
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    Texas Rollergirls

    Flat-track Roller Derby featuring the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. the Hustlers.
    Sat., March 31, 6pm. $13, advance; $15, day of; $5, kids.  
    Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward
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    Austin Black Pride

    Back for year three! ABP is an extended weekend created to celebrate the talents, culture, and interests of Austin's Black LGBTQ communities. From parties to art shows, brunch crawls and yoga, Austin Black Pride is not to be missed!
    Tue., June 5 Sun., June 10  
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    Call for Art for ArtErotica

    Art Erotica (happening Sat., May 12) is looking for artists interested in donating their work for a good cause (raising money to fight HIV/AIDS). Donations are met with free entry and good karma.
    March 26-April 1  
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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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    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.  
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    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.

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