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The Herb Bar hosts Natural Talks every Saturday, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Upcoming talks: Medicinal Plants of Texas: Common Weeds & Useful Plants, March 28th. Have you always wondered how to use the wild plants and weeds growing around you? Join Nicole Telkes, Director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, for this fun and informative talk. Nicole will also bring samples to taste, and other, less common regional remedies. Nicole's passion for these native weeds has come to fruition in her new book, Medicinal Plants of Texas. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up a signed copy! Nicole Telkes, Registered Herbalist, LMT, & Director of the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. • Envision Your Potential, April 11th. Play with your intuition and channel your higher self to expand inherent inner guidance. This spiritual vibration assists in transcendence, and lifts you up to create fresh viewpoints. Make better choices by tapping into the brilliant subconscious we all have. Tara will lead a lively Q&A to assist in helping you develop your intuition and envision your potential. Tara Ventura, Master Numerologist, Psychic, Channel, Mentor & Radio Talks Show Host. • Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils, April 18th. It's that time of year to open up your windows and air out the house! Using a handful of easy-to-find items from the local grocery store and a few key essential oils, you can clean your house without putting a strain on the environment or your pocketbook. With tried and true recipes, come learn why using essential oils can be so beneficial for both home and personal health. • Love Sick, April 25th. How do we recognize individuals that will bring pain and heartache into our love relationships? Learn to understand the 21st century RED FLAGS of disordered partners. Gain insightful information that will enable you to have earlier recognition of individuals that manipulate and control your feelings and behavior. Realize and choose to follow your "gut" feelings instead of wavering in self-doubt and insecurity. Jane Foster, Survivor of Abusive Relationships.
InStep has a great Spring Special going on now. Taos shoes, fresh, colorful, and orthotic friendly. On Sale for $99.93 (Regularly $159.95). Discount on In Stock items only. (No Special Orders). Shop Early to get the best selection. • InStep carries a wide selection of Birkenstocks, as well as vegan/leather-free, orthotics, and chef/duty shoes. New styles arrive daily. Shop online or in one of their stores.
Texas Roller Derby wants to know if you've got what it takes? Join them Saturday, March 28th & Sunday, March 29th at 2:30 pm for Spring 2015 banked track roller derby tryouts! Cost is $10 per person. Tryouts start promptly at 2:30 pm, therefore recommended arrival time is between 1:45 and 2:00. Late arrivals may lose reserved spots or be ineligible to try out on desired dates. You must be age 21 by June 2015 to try out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or ask any questions!
Wheatsville Food Co-op is celebrating the fabulous fifth year of HONK!TX. This festival will bring over 20 radical marching bands and community street bands to Austin’s streets and parks for three days of free music, all of it kicking off with a special showcase of traveling bands on Thursday night. Thursday, March 26: Benefit Showcase for Traveling HONK!TX Bands: 9pm-2am (Admission is charged.); Friday, March 27:Community Outreach Shows 2-5pm, South Congress 6-10pm; Saturday, March 28: Adams Park and the surrounding area 12-7pm; Sunday, March 29: East Austin Parade and Revue in Pan Am Park 12-5pm; Film screening 6-9pm.
Things Celtic wants to help you get ready for National Tartan Day! April 6th is National Tartan Day, the National Holiday For All Scottish Americans. Things Celtic can help you with a custom-made kilt, available in your choice of over two hundred tartans. These kilts would be made for you in Scotland, according to your specific measurements. A custom made kilt is a true family heirloom! They also sell "off the rack" kilts, available in a dozen tartans. These "Budget Kilts" have the look and feel of wool, but are actually made from a machine-washable acrylic blend fabric. These quality garments feature the sharp pleats and leather buckles that you would find on a traditional handmade wool kilt, at a budget-friendly price. • Things Celtic is the exclusive retailer for The Texas Lone Star Tartan. The Texas Lone Star Tartan was created in 2012 by Lanora Davidson (the owner of Things Celtic). It is manufactured in Scotland, by House of Edgar, and is registered with the Scottish Tartan Board.
Save Our Springs Alliance invites all concerned citizens to carefully review the proposed changes to MOPAC and to join them for an Important Community Meeting, Tuesday, March 31, at 6 - 7:30 p.m., at the Austin High School cafeteria. Explore plans for paving paradise for a tolled, slow-rolling, double-decker Mopac through Zilker Park and Austin High School, on top of the Hike and Bike trail, and over Barton Springs. Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and AISD representatives will host this community meeting on the proposal to add the 4 toll lanes on Mopac, with double-decker, tolled "direct connectors" proposed through Zilker Park, across Lady Bird Lake, and wrapping around Austin High School before tying in to Cesar Chavez. The Tuesday public meeting falls within the final few days for official public comment on the Mopac expansion proposal and the larger CAMPO 2040 long range transportation plan for the Austin metro region. Go to KeepMopacLocal.org for more information - and to send one email to the official CAMPO comment process and our local elected officials. • Surf's up on Barton Creek - Meetup for a hike. The recent rains have filled Barton Creek and the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer, with Barton Springs flowing above 90 cubic feet per second. Spring has sprung and its hard to imagine better conditions for getting out on the creek or taking a plunge at the springs. Join us for hike and swim on the creek this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
L Style G Style presents a new perspective on an old story. In this week's article, The Price Of Shame, they set aside assumptions and judgement and meet the "patient zero" in the case of cyberbullying. • L Style G Style is an Austin-based lifestyle media company that has profiled gay individuals and straight allies in Austin since 2007. Their mission is to provide multiple forums which profile the significant contributions that our gay community and our allies have provided to Austin and beyond.
Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Organics invites you to join a FREE class at their South Austin location Saturday, March 28th at noon. Aquaponics Startup with Jason Avent (South Austin location). We will discuss system design, basic components and their arrangement. Making the right decisions for your space, resources and budget.
Spring has come to El Interior! This heavenly time of year reminds us why we love Austin. The flowers are popping out with the bluebonnets close behind. And, speaking of lovely florals just in a beautiful selection of peasant blouses in a delightful array of fabulous colors. These light-weight beauties will take you gorgeously into the upcoming season! • Located in the West Lynn IBIZ District, El Interior has offered Treasures of Mexico for the discerning taste since 1979. They carry a wide range of women's handmade cotton clothing (blouses, skirts, shawls, and dresses from Oaxaca and Guatemala). They also carry men's Guayaberas and shirts, colorful textiles, oilcloth, folk art, pottery, and wood carvings plus home accessories.
Love Franklin Barbecue? BookPeople may not be able to help you with the 3 hour line, but they can give you something to read while you wait! Preorder your signed copy of Aaron Franklin's Meat-Smoking Manifesto now from Book People. In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years’ worth of hard-won knowledge. Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought possible. Pre-order SIGNED copies of Franklin Barbecue by adding the book to your cart and indicating "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. There is NO LIMIT to the number of signed copies you can order. Stock up for Father's Day, birthdays, graduation - or even get a head start on holiday shopping! BookPeople ships worldwide. Please Note: Books will be signed with Franklin's signature only; they will not be personalized. Books will ship on and after April 7th, the book's national publication date. • BookPeople is Hiring! Dream about working for an iconic local business? ookPeople is currently hiring for a number of positions at their big, busy indie bookstore. They're looking for eager, hard-working, friendly book enthusiasts who understand that bookselling is fun, but it's also work. See details and apply online.
Sue Patrick welcomes Spring with a beautiful bouquet of Bluebonnet Tshirts! Come see Austin artist Regina Jiang's latest renditions featuring large screenprinted Bluebonnets outlined in gold on a subtle floral outlined background. • Sue Patrick is located in the Lo-Burn IBIZ District.
Waterloo Records has some great bands visiting this April. Upcoming Shows: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Monday, April 6th at 5 pm. When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a song-writer’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bonafide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the century. Beginning with 2001’s aptly-titled Eternal and Lowdown through to his latest and greatest release, 2015’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune, he has spent well over a decade now chasing hellhounds through muddy waters and deep into the underbelly of the blues, with a Lightnin’ Hopkins gleam in his eyes and a Rolling Stones swagger in his step • Wednesday, April 22nd is EARTH DAY! Waterloo Records will be donating 5% of sale to Austin Parks Foundation, Texas Land Conservancy, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Hill Country Conservancy, and Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund!
Stacey Vicari's Ideal Life JumpStart offers you an opportunity to pause and take inventory of your life. During the evening you'll be guided through exercises to focus on what you want most from life, identify your obstacles and evaluate your overall life balance. The evening keeps an upbeat pace. The goal is to leave you feeling motivated and inspired to make immediate, positive changes in your life. FREE class Weds, April 15th, 7 pm. Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, 1701 Lavaca Street. Free parking available in the hotel garage.
Yoga Yoga invites you to March Back To Yoga. March your way back into your yoga practice by activating any expired classes on your pass or by getting half off your first month of the Monthly Unlimited Membership today! • Yoga Yoga is proud to announce the opening the Yoga Therapy Clinic, a new, walk-in style clinic providing the highest quality yoga therapy and wellness education available. Inspired by models of supervised, hands-on training the Yoga Therapy Clinic allows their Yoga Therapy Teacher Training students to practice their skills in a professional setting. It also offers affordable, quality yoga therapy to the greater Austin area. First visits are only $45. Located at the North studio on Anderson Lane, the clinic is open Monday & Wednesday evenings from 4:00 - 9:00 pm. To book an appointment please call (512) 380-9800 or email email@example.com.
Uptown Modern is offering 20% off Credenzas, now through March 24th. With more than 18 credenzas to choose from in all sizes and price ranges, the selection is awesome. Their restoration team has worked on making them as fresh as possible and all of them are beautiful. • Uptown Modern specializes in restored vintage Danish modern, European modern and American mid century modern furniture from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.