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Nia Technique: PDF Print
Fusion of dance arts, martial arts & healing arts into an energetic & fun fitness program. Experience this exciting fitness program at one of the nation’s original studios created to highlight Nia. $15 or NiaSpace class card. Classes every day at NiaSpace, 3212 S Congress Ave. Details: 443-3013 www.NiaSpace.com/calendar.
Austin Community Gardens: PDF Print
Want to grow some of your own food but have no land? Check out the plots available at these neighborhood garden locations listed by the Sustainable Food Center. Details: Emily Neiman 236-0074 ext. 5 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.sustainablefoodcenter.org.
• Alamo Community Garden 2101 Alamo St.
• Blackland Community Garden 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, across from Kealing Middle School.
• Deep Eddy Community Garden 3001 Atlanta St.
• El Jardin Alegre Community Garden 1801 E. 2nd St.
• Good Soil Community Garden 12th & Chicon streets.
• Peter Tucker Community Garden 1705 Waterston Ave.
• Project Imagine 3421 E. Cesar Chavez St.
• Quilombo Garden Collective 5606 Harold Court.
• South Austin Community Gardens South 5th Street at Cumberland Road.
• Sunshine Community Garden 4814 Sunshine Drive at 49th Street.
• Travis County Southwest Metro Park Community Garden US Hwy 71 at Ross Road.
• Windsor Park Community Garden 5801 Westminster Drive.
Central Market Cooking School: PDF Print
Call the school for up-to-date schedules & class availability. N. Lamar at 40th St. Details: 458-3068 www.centralmarket.com/cm/cmClasses.jsp.
Community Supported Agriculture Subscription Delivery Programs. PDF Print
The following farms provide food to clients who subscribe. Contact the farms for details:
• Finca Pura Vida 944 Lakeview Rd. Fayetteville. Details: e-mail preferred < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > 979-249-3866.
• Green Gate Farms 8604 FM 969 (E. MLK at Decker Ln) 8 miles east of downtown Austin. Certified naturally grown produce. 512-926-2436, 404-625-4967 www.greengatefarms.net.
• Hairston Creek Farm Rt. 3, Box 69 Burnet. Details: 512-756-8380 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.
• Hands of the Earth Farm (formerly Oasis Gardens Farms): Offering 2 pick-up locations to get a weekly bushel basket of fresh, seasonal veggies. Details: 389-3835 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.handsoftheearth.com.
• Millberg Farms (Kyle area only) 737 Opal Lane, Kyle. Details: Tim Miller 512-268-1433.
• Tecolote Farm 16301 Decker Lake Rd., Manor Details: David Pitre & Katie Kraemer < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > e-mail preferred. 512-276-7008.
One-Pot Meals Brochure Lays Out Meal Model: PDF Print
18 recipes revamp old favorites in healthy ways in this free brochure, based on steadily mounting research on diet & cancer. Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research are urging Americans to adopt a simple but innovative meal model for better health & lower weight. The brochure can be read, downloaded or ordered at www.aicr.org/onepot. Or a single copy can be ordered at no charge by calling 1-800-843-8114, ext. 459.
Slow Food Austin: PDF Print
Recognizing that the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness, Slow Food USA is an educational organization dedicated to stewardship of the land & ecologically sound food production; to the revival of the kitchen & the table as centers of pleasure, culture & community; to the invigoration & proliferation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; to the creation of a collaborative, ecologically-oriented & virtuous globalization; & to living a slower & more harmonious rhythm of life. Want to learn more or join? Details: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.slowfoodaustin.org.
South Austin Food Co-op Forming: PDF Print
Potential members sought for this new food co-op. Details: Michael Shattah 694-4001.
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center Cooking School: PDF Print
Call the school for up-to-date schedules & class availability. 525 N. Lamar Blvd. Details: 476-1206 www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/calendars/LCC.html.
Austin Grow Green: PDF Print
The City of Austin’s Grow Green program provides Austin area homeowners with earth-wise solutions to yard care problems & offers more than 20 fact sheets on general landscaping tips, native & adapted plants & pest & disease problems. Details: www.cityofaustin.org/growgreen.
Earth-Wise Guide to Weeds: PDF Print
The Grow Green program of the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department & the Texas Cooperative Extension have produced a free guide on weeds that’s available to anyone with an interest in gardening. It’s a full-color, quick-reference publication that helps home gardeners identify & choose the least toxic options for weed control. It contains a 3-page foldout chart on annual, perennial & cool & warm season weeds. The guide is available at more than 40 locations in the Austin area, including retail nurseries & home improvement centers. See growgreen.org/nurseries for locations. Or get it on-line at www.ci.austin.tx.us/growgreen/downloads/weeds.pdf.
Garden for Wildlife! PDF Print
Help get the City of Austin certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Join National Wildlife Federation’s nationwide team of volunteers who serve our communities as Habitat Stewards. The National Wildlife Federation’s web site will teach you how to create & restore wildlife habitat in yards, schoolyards & other private & public areas. No prior experience is necessary. Details: Rebecca < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > or Jane 794-0058 www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife.
Resource Guide for Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom: PDF Print
Veterans for Common Sense, an organization formed in 2002 by war veterans & claiming 12,000 members throughout the United States, has joined forces with the Justice Project & the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation to create Veterans for America. They have published a guide for returning veterans to help them navigate the assistance & benefits available. The guide also contains ways for people to support the troops. The guide is currently available at www.veteransforamerica.org. Details: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > 202-483-9222.
American Cancer Society’s Video Community: PDF Print
SharingHope.tv will help connect cancer survivors, their friends & family members thru the sharing of user-generated videos, photos, music & artwork. It allows users to create an account & upload content to tell their cancer stories. Visitors to the site can share or find hope & inspiration in the fight against cancer. Details: 659-4687 www.SharingHope.tv.
Austin Regional Clinic PDF Print
Austin Regional Clinic Offers Resources on its web site that will help the Greater Austin community navigate thru the confusing claims of complementary & alternative therapies. In addition to the extensive information on herbs & vitamins, it also covers diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition & allergy & immunology. Details: Heidi L. Shalev 421-4811 www.austinregionalclinic.com/special/natural_standard.htm.
Be a Hero: Learn CPR: PDF Print
The American Heart Assn. CPR program teaches you to save lives. With basic CPR training, you can keep a friend alive while EMS rushes to the scene. Details: 1-877-AHA-4CPR.
Free Chiropractic Care for Veterans of Afghanistan & Iraq: PDF Print
Rick Dowell, DC, of Central Chiropractic has answered the call of the International Chiropractic Assn. & is offering to care for 1 full year for any US military veteran returning from overseas deployment to Afghanistan & Iraq as they strive to recover & restore their lives physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. 3001 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 201. Details: 477-1020 www.central-chiropractic.com.
HART Program: PDF Print
Announcing Waterloo Counseling Center’s HART Program; HIV/AIDS Responsive Therapy to provide talk therapy to individuals or families living with HIV/AIDS; fees based on sliding scale to go as low as free; home, off-site & hospice visits; bilingual counselors available. 3000 S. I-35, Ste. 315. Details: 444-9922 www.waterloocounseling.org.
Helpingpatients.org PDF Print
Helpingpatients.org is an on-line database to help patients without prescription drug coverage gain access to user-friendly information about more than 1,400 medicines offered free thru patient assistance programs sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. People who need help in obtaining medicines can go to the web site, complete an on-line form & receive a list of programs for which they may qualify. Details: Claude Gruener 479-5080.
Hope for Heroes: Free Counseling for Military Families: PDF Print
The Samaritan Center for Counseling & Pastoral Care has been awarded a $301,805 2-year grant to provide confidential, professional counseling services at no charge to military personnel &/or their family members who are struggling with a wide range of mental & behavioral health needs as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Applicants must live in Central Texas in the area bounded by Georgetown to the north & San Marcos to the south, including Cedar Park, Leander & Bastrop. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Samaritan Counseling Center. Details: 451-7337 www.sccset.org.
Lifeline Provides Free Bilingual Case Management Services for Women Experiencing Unplanned Pregnancies: PDF Print
Marywood Children & Family Services, a private social service agency, offers services to pregnant women & their families in Central Texas. Client services include education & information about prenatal care, child development, connection to community resources & developing personal resources for a better life for both mother & child. Call to schedule an initial appointment. 4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. in Brodie Oaks Plaza. Details: 472-9251.
Local Expert Named Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association: PDF Print
Barbara Wilson-Clay, co-founder of the Texas Chapter of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies & the nonprofit Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, has been named a Fellow by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The Fellow of ILCA program was instituted to recognize leaders & mentors in the field of lactation consultation. Those selected have made significant contributions to the profession of lactation consulting & to their professional organization. Wilson-Clay holds positions of leadership & serves as a volunteer & role model for others. Details: Gretchen Flatau 494-0800 www.mmbaustin.org.
Lung Health & Quit Smoking Hotline: PDF Print
The American Lung Assn. offers free access to nationwide call center that provides answers about lung health from trained healthcare professionals or referrals to local medical facilities & specialists. Topics: asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, influenza, pneumonia, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, air quality, allergies; & tobacco & smoking cessation. All calls handled by registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists & quit-smoking specialists. 7am-6pm M-F or submit questions at web site. Details: 1-800-548-8252 www.texaslung.org.
Online Organ Donor Registry: PDF Print
The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched a revised on-line organ donor registry to make it easier for Texans to register as organ, tissue & eye donors. Web site has information about organ donation & instructions for registering online. Registration on-line takes less than 5 minutes. Donor information is protected. Only authorized organ procurement organizations & tissue & eye banks can access registrant information. Details: 458-7400 www.DonateLifeTexas.org.
Seton Cove PDF Print
Daily: Seton Cove offers massage 7 days a week. Massage helps facilitate connection between body, mind & spirit. Let one of Seton Cove’s massage therapists relieve your stress thru the healing power of touch. $35 for 30 minutes, $65 for 60 minutes, $90 for 90 minutes ($5 discount for Seton Cove members). Preregistration required. 3708 Crawford. Details: 451-0272 to schedule appointment. < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.setoncove.net.
The Seton Family of Hospitals’ GoodHealth.com: PDF Print
The web site offers Central Texans a complete on-line medical encyclopedia, healthy recipes from HEB, weekly fitness tips from RunTex, up-to-date healthcare news, a healthy living event calendar & much more. For everything Central Texans need to know about mind-&-body, fitness & nutrition. Details: www.goodhealth.com.
Austin Ki Aikido Center: PDF Print
Martial Arts
1st class free. $60 for 4-week introductory course & $80 a month thereafter. Japanese martial arts training for mind, body & spirit offers 6-week introductory program that affords new students the opportunity to experience the range of teaching available & to determine how well classes meet their individual schedule. In keeping with the cooperative nature of the dojo (training hall), all instructors are volunteers. 8312 Burnet Rd. Ste. 107. Details: 459-9249 www.akac.org.
Austin Zen Center: PDF Print
Soto Zen Buddhism, in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi & San Francisco Zen Center. Daily meditation offered as well as classes, retreats & more; both beginners & experienced practitioners welcome. 3014 Washington Square. Details: 452-5777 www.austinzencenter.org.
Monthly Austin Duathletes Club Run: PDF Print
The Austin Duathletes meet monthly at RunTex Riverside for a coached track, hill, or tempo workout. Details: Panther < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.austinduathletes.com.
Austin Vocal Lab: PDF Print
Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays 3-5pm $75 The Vocal Exploration (Singing & Speaking): Shatter myths about the voice & express your fierceness. Anyone can sing & speak extremely well, barring a birth defect, complete deafness or a physical injury. Find your beautiful singing & speaking voice. Ongoing. Enroll on-line. Details: 445-6970 www.austinvocallab.com.
Music of a Grateful Nation: PDF Print
This double-CD presents 34 songs for veterans recorded by a virtual who’s who of Austin artists, including W.C. Clark, Jimmy LaFave, Gary P. Nunn, Lavelle White, Walt & Tina Wilkins, Charlie Sexton, Will Sexton, Malford Milligan & many, many more. Volume 1 focuses on Texas rock, blues & folk music, Volume 2 on Texas country & Americana. Details: www.voicesofagratefulnation.org.
Texas Music Calendars: PDF Print
More than 500 annual events showcase Texas music. You can view the calendar on-line at www.EnjoyTexasMusic.com or request the calendar in Word or pdf format by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Or request a printed copy by calling 463-6666 & providing your mailing address.
Trail of Lights Festival Talent Call: PDF Print
Seeking performers for 2 stages at the 2008 Trail of Lights Festival, Dec. 14-24. There will be a main stage for dance groups & musicians & a post office stage for singers. Details: Lisa Cortez Walden 974-4002 www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/cultural.htm.
Envision Central Texas PDF Print
Envision Central Texas maintains a web site & welcomes feedback. The mission is to address the growth of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis & Williamson Counties, focusing on transportation, land use & the environment. ECT also addresses housing, healthcare, economic development, social equity & education. Details: www.envisioncentraltexas.org.
Free Databases On-line PDF Print
The Austin Public Library makes fee-based databases available free. You need a library card (free to all residents under the age of 18 regardless of residency) & PIN number & then you can access full-text articles from home. (If you do not live in Austin, your local library may offer the same service.) Includes the full text of Austin American-Statesman articles back to 1996, the last 12 months of The New York Times & thousands more newspapers, magazines & books that cover consumer, business, health, technical & scientific topics. ReferenceUSA is a comprehensive national business directory that’s accessible. Do your own homework or help the kids with the aid of on-line dictionaries, encyclopedias & reference works. Details: Check out the Databases home page at www.cityofaustin.org/library/databases.htm. See the frequently asked questions at www.cityofaustin.org/library/d_faqs.htm. Stop by any Austin Public Library location or call 974-7400.
All Texas Dachshund Rescue PDF Print
762-8569 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.atdr.org.
American Curl Rescue Project PDF Print
< This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.americancurlrescue.com.
Animal Trustees of Austin PDF Print
512-450-0111 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.animaltrustees.org.
Animal Trustees of Austin Best Friends Campaign: PDF Print
Low-income & homeless citizens of Austin lack financial resources & many are faxed with making unbearable decisions of life or death for their beloved companions. For Animal Trustees to continue offering vital & much-needed services to animals in the greatest need, your support is needed. Help Animal Trustees, which has helped more than 175,000 animals since it opened in 1997, to reach its goal of raising $125,000. Make checks payable to Animal Trustees of Austin & mail to PO Box 14542, Austin 78761-4542. Or donate on-line by clicking on the link at www.animaltrustees.org/donate.asp. Details: 371-1965 www.animaltrustees.org.
Animal Trustees of Austin Needs More Than Your Money: PDF Print
Donations are desperately needed year round, but especially towels. Towels are used as bedding, but mostly during surgical procedures, probably hundreds a day. If you can donate clean, used towels, please drop them off at The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd. Details: Missy 450-1504 www.animaltrustees.org.
Austin Animal Advisory Commission PDF Print
512-891-9393 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.ci.austin.tx.us/boards
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