Open Enrollment ends Dec. 15 - don't delay. There are new rates and plans, and financial assistance is available. This is the ONLY time of year most people can enroll or make changes to their health plan. Call 2-1-1 to find free, in-person enrollment assistance near you.
It's raining cats and dogs – literally, which is why Austin Animal Center is waiving large dog adoption fees. Though adoption is preferred, they're also seeking temp fosters to prevent overcrowding at the shelter. Fosters are being processed Wednesday through Friday from 11am – 6pm.
A conversation spanning #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter to consider workplace representation moderated by City Council candidate and civil engineer Danielle Skidmore, with panelists Angelica Erazo and Preston James.
International Peace Day might be Sept. 21, but here in Austin we're taking 11 days to celebrate global unity. Amy’s Ice Creams is serving their signature Peace Day flavor, while organizations host special conversations on peace (see website for full schedule).: On Friday, Sept. 21, head to City Hall where Mayor Steve Adler and Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Justin Newsom will speak, along with special performances by poets and musicians.
Join the annual Park(ing) Day celebration – where folks transform parkings space into temporary "parklets" to promotes public conversation on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Applications to make your own mini park are due Sept. 17. Email for additional information.
Boat dock owners are now required to properly address and register their dock with the city. Now through Sept. 30, owners can take advantage of the current grace period as there's no cost to register at this time.
Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
All high school students are invited to submit their original artwork for consideration. The winning student gets an internship with artist Janis Fowler, to transform their work into a full-size mural on Chicon Street in East Austin.
Listen to UT Professor Ashley Farmer complicate the assumption that sexism relegated black women to the margins of the movement. Farmer demonstrates how female activists fought for more inclusive understandings of Black Power and social justice by developing new ideas about black womanhood.
Join Austin Justice Coalition for a discussion on Ford's work at the forefront of reducing youth and community violence in New York City. Ford is a co-founder of LIFE Camp, Inc. (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education), one of the leading violence prevention and intervention organizations in America.
Mayor Adler, CMs Delia Garza and Greg Casar, and a coalition of residents and supporters will discuss Proposition E on November's ballot. If passed, Prop E will fund the design, construction, and equipping of a new 21,000 square foot multi-purpose Dove Springs neighborhood facility to include WIC offices, an immunization clinic, and a childcare center.
Sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast has officially begun. If you see a sea turtle heading for the dunes, a nest, or even the distinctive tracks, call the hotline so a trained volunteer can protect the site.
This training covers a wide range of Google tools and workflows that can help you engage your audience, research and report information around the elections, and use data visualizations in powerful new ways. Open to Online News Association attendees only.
The Austin History Center's latest exhibit spotlights local efforts to create social change over the decades, including the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements. Residents are invited to upload personal photos of recent marches and rallies for inclusion.
Celebrate 111 years of the YWCA Greater Austin by honoring "outstanding Austinites who have exemplified the YWCA mission to strengthen our communities and work together to eliminate racism and empower women." Live performance by the Jane Ellen Bryant Band.
The third annual Topgolf Tour is coming to Austin on Sept. 23. Play for a chance to win $50,000 and a ticket to the championship in Las Vegas. New this year is a military division, open to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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 multidisciplinary arts festival, spotlighting works by trans and intersex creators, returns for year three, and this time it's double the fun, double the days! For more on this year's fest, see our most recent coverage.
RuPaul's right hand Michelle Visage brings some of Drag Race's best queens to shantay all over Austin's main stage. Queens include season 10 faves Aquaria, Kameron Michael's, Eureka O'Hara, and Asia O'Hara along with all-time all stars bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, and Violet Chachki. Gentlequeers, start those engines.