Retiring Dist. 51 state Rep. Glen Maxey
will be held up to ridicule by his friends in the Central Austin Democrats at a roast on Monday, Sept. 30. Among the roasters will be gay/lesbian rights activists Rich Bailey and Dianne Hardy-Garcia, pro-choice lawyer Catherine Mauzy (daughter of the late state Sen. Oscar Mauzy, under whom Maxey cut his political teeth), Dist. 49 Rep. Elliott Naishtat, former Maxey aide Eddie Rodriguez (who will likely be elected as the new Dist. 51 representative in November), and emcee Tim Weltin, former executive director of the Travis Co. Democratic Party. The roast will run from 5:30pm "until the Honorable Glen is (well) done," at the AFL-CIO Auditorium, 1106 Lavaca. Tickets are $15 (or more, with the money going to the C.A.D.), but the invite says no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Call 926-0165 for more info. -- L.N.
You'd think since she lives (part-time) in the pricey Nokonah apartments downtown, that former Gov. Ann Richards could pay for her own damn lunch. However, she's asking you to pay for a good cause: The money will go to Communities In Schools, a nonprofit that "connects community resources with schools that need them." By going to www.missionfish.com, you have until Oct. 21 to bid for the opportunity to dine at Michael's in New York City with Ann. It's part of CIS' Lunch With a Leader Online Auction. You can also bid for meals with Andre Agassi, Deepak Chopra, Larry King, former Sen. George Mitchell, and other celebs. -- L.N.