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Join Studio Mantra at the Mesa Woods Shopping Center and get to know some amazing local businesses who have your health and wellness at heart! Info, samples, demos - and free chair massage. The event will be held Oct 20 from 9am to 1pm and is open to the public. A great opportunity to check out some great natural and healthly product and service providers.

 

TexHealth has openings in its Premium Assistance Program for small business employees that need help getting and paying for group health insurance. There is no fee to participate and TexHealth will reimburse one-third of the total premium up to $110 for eligible employees (owners may qualify too!). Eligible employees are those earning $48,560 or less and the business Is located in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Milam or Harris County. For more information please visit www.texhealthct.org or contact Jim Rodriguez at 512-524-2618 or jrodriguez@texhealthct.org.

The official 2018 Festival Weekend schedule is out and BookPeople couldn't be more excited. With two days packed full of more than 300 authors in 250+ events, including book talks and signings, live entertainment, activities and storytimes for kids, cooking demonstrations and more, there is truly something for every reader at the 2018 Texas Book Festival. Some of the favorite authors to add to your list are Jacqueline Woodson, Tommy Orange, Jose Antonio Vargas, Jamel Brinkley, & Yuyi Morales.

It's truly autumn over at the Assistance League of Austin. This week they are featuring: Halloween everything, Thanksgiving decor, suede and leather, plaid for everyone, and designer shoes.Their holiday preview party is coming! Tickets are available for this 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Nov 6 event. Please remind your cashier that you would like to purchase an early-bird ticket for $10 cash. It's a tax-free evening and all ticket proceeds help clothe Austin area children in need.

 

Fall may not seem like an ideal time to think about lawn care, considering that your grass will go dormant for the winter. However, it's the perfect time to prepare your lawn for beautiful growth next spring. Fall's cool and wetter weather helps roots develop, and taking advantage of this growing period will ensure a luscious green expanse next year. The Great Outdoors has all of the supplies and advice you could need to get set for a beautiful healthy lawn or "yarden".

 

In the Venn diagram of people who are members/owners at Wheatsville Food Coop and people who listen to KOOP Radio, we know there is a large crossover (or "intersection" for you Venn fans). ow is the time for the Intersection to make itself heard! Wheatsville Food Co-op is reminding its members to vote for the ten final Community Action Nominee organizations who will be assigned fundraising months in 2019. KOOP is one of the selections for Community Action Nominee this year! The deadline for voting is Nov 9. To vote, or for more information about membership, you may visit Wheatsville.coop.

Vinca is known for being that quirky jewelry company at toy stores and boutiques alike. They've been online since 2006, are now opening a retail space on east 5th and Chicon! To raise funds they have launched a kickstarter which ends Oct. 25. It includes tons of cool rewards like pet portrait jewelry, sparkley rings, custom name necklaces, and more!

 

What's in your attic? You probably have moth balls and old pictures, Strait Music has music gear discounted up to 75% and they are bringing it all down to the sales floor at the lowest prices all year! Quality gear being sold at or below dealer cost from your favorite brands like Gibson, Epiphone, Fender, Yamaha, Taylor, Roland,Korg, Moog, Electro-Harmonix & many more! This sale is at the Ben White Location only on Oct 20 from 10am to 5:30pm.

 

End of and Ear is hosting a special Halloween event to celebrate the soundtrack to the new 2018 "Halloween" film by John Carpenter on Oct 19 from 6 to 8 pm. They will have refreshments with special Halloween cocktails, custom trick or treat bags designed by Sacred Bones, candy, Enter-to-win contest for a free color copy of each: OST "Halloween" and the Trent Reznor 12". Lousianna Purchase will be passing out treats and will perform a number as well. Fun!

 

Pumpkin Ice Cream is back at Amy's Ice Creams! Pumpkin Ice Cream is making it's way back into all of their locations as the new seasonal standard! Starting Monday, Oct 1 through Halloween, go and try this Amy's favorite! Or have ice cream delivered straight to your door today! They've partnered with Favor to offer y'all this sweet deal- FREE DELIVERY for any first-time Favor users with the promotion code: "AMYS".  Do yourself a Favor today!

 

Waterloo Records is ready to do Austin City Limits up right! They have an amazing lineup of Artist Signings including X Ambassadors on Friday, CHVRCHES on Saturday, and  Shakey Graves on Sunday. Signings are scheduled for both weekends of ACL Oct 5, 6, 7 and Oct 12, 13, 14. Support live music AND local record stores!

 

Don't waste time on the wrong prospects. Come discuss how to identify the right ones, how to find them and how to ensure you're marketing the right message to them the right way and not attracting time wasters and worse. This is a discussion and work session, not a lecture. Prospecting ID: How to Find the Best Prospect Every Time is a Solopreneur Meetup, with speaker Jan Triplett, Ph.D., to be held on Oct. 2 from 7-8:00pm at the Busines Success Center offices in the Chase Bank Tower at 7600 Burnet Rd #13. 

Are you ready? BookPeople is! The Texas Teen Book Festival is celebrating 10 years, so they are going BIG for 2018! They have a schedule full of panels and signings with some of the best YA authors in the world. The fun starts bright and early at
9am on Saturday, Oct 6 at St. Edward's University.  Oh, and did we mention this festival is FREE and open to the public? Yup!

 

Come celebrate Jonathan and Drew Scott's book for young readers (and builders)! Hey, HGTV fans! The Property Brothers will be at BookPeople Sunday, Oct 7 at 4pm to sign copies of their new children's book, Builder Brothers: Big Plans! Buy your voucher now to get a spot in the signing line.

 

AGFA, End Of An Ear Records and VHStival present VHS Swap Thing 2018, their 4th kind-of-annual explosion of VHS-slinging mayhem! Videomaniaxx attending from all over the US and live VHS mixing on stage by The Voyager Institute! This event will be at the Highball on Sept 25 from 6 - 9pm and is open and free to all humans!

 

“Small Works” presented by Link & Pin Gallery is a juried fine art exhibit featuring a diverse collection of works in various mediums by members of the Creative Arts Society. Exhibit dates are Oct 5-28 with an opening reception on Oct 12 from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Free Admission, Open to the Public.

 

Studio Mantra has some incredible events coming up. Register to vote Sept 10 to 15 at Mantra with Volunteer Deputy Registrar  Luanne Nelson! The Fall Equinox Kundalini & Gong Celebration will be Sept 22 from 4:30-6:00pm with tickets available $35 Early Bird Pricing before 9/15, $40 at the door. Drop by their One Pose At A Time: Beginners Yoga for the Skeptical class any Saturday in September from 1:00 - 2:00pm for only $20. Squeeze every last drop out of September on the 30th with Mindfulness 101 with Lisa Feder from 1-3pm, $35 in advance & at the door.

Cornucopia Popcorn creates and shares a unique and interesting new popcorn flavor each month. This month's limited run flavor is banana bread - everyone loves banana bread! This limited run flavor will be available in a kid's bag for only $1 at either location, any day in September! We can only imagine what October's flavor will be! Limit one per customer.

 

Everything is bigger in Texas...and the cheese selection is too! Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop on Sept 14 from 6:30 to 7:30pm as they delve Deep In The Heart with a lineup of all Texas cheeses, showcasing the amazing producers within our state lines. And on Sept 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm come find the perfect cheese partners for these tasty delights for flavors like Meyer Lemon Lavender marmalade and Apple Rosemary Jam from Confituras who offers small batch, locally sourced preserves that are as unique as the season.

Movin Easy Dancewear is accepting applications for a position in retail buying and inventory control. The job will involve running and analyzing reports, working with a team to develop orders, tracking of both shipping and receiving of orders. Contact Tim Hurst at tim.m.hurst@me.com.

 

How well do you know us Eagle Office Products & Printing? They offer so many products and services to help you get your job done and take a load off. Are you using them to your advantage? In addition to office supplies, they also offer printing and engraving, cleaning, breakroom and facilities supplies, logo merchandise, office furniture, packing and shipping supplies and technology. Call them at 512-388-1188 - they work for you.

 

This Friday! Austin Uncharted is celebrating their 1st birthday with the friendly neighborhood party captains at Spider House. Sept 7 from 8pm-2am two stages will be pumping out some great music with visuals presented by Lysergic Lights. Seriously, go check out the full lineup and get there! Don't fret if you can't make it Friday, they have an amazing lineup almost every day of the week.

 

Waterloo Records presents Wild Moccasins on Sept 7 at 5pm with their new album Look Together. Don't miss HAAM Day on Sept 11 which means that Waterloo Records will donate a percentage of their profits to HAAM that day - stay after you're done shopping and catch The Harvest Thieves at 5pm. On Sept 14 at 5pm, Waterloo welcomes St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Buy the new limited color LP starting Sept 7 and receive a FREE Priority wristband for admission to the in-store performance and autograph signing!

The Assistance League of Austin runs an amazing thrift house on Burnet Road. They always have great deals but right now are featuring new clothing & shoes, hoodies for kids and NFL clothing and accessories. Their current sale is 50% off armoires, entertainment centers, stuffed animals, selected summer clothing, vacuum cleaners and photo frames. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

 

Come meet the stars of HGTV's show Home Town at BookPeople on Oct 4 at 4pm. Ben and Erin Napier will be here this afternoon to sign their new memoir, Make Something Good Today, which tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp. Buy your event voucher now to reserve a spot in the signing line so you can meet the Napiers!
 

Last call for summer tins and flavors at Cornucopia Popcorn! Have you been waiting for the perfect time to try one of trheir summer flavors? Now is your chance! All of their seasonal tins are 20% off and they are just as delicious today as they were at the beginning of summer - try them before they're gone! Get ready for your Labor Day cookout and stock up on popcorn and other fun treats! Refill ANY tin for 50% off EVERY DAY - what an amazing deal!
 

The Boss-Talks series from the Business Success Center showcases an inspiring entrepreneur each month. On Sept 6 at noon, the monthly webinar features Sandra Stenzel, creator of the Bid Resource Center in Beaumont, Texas, that became the model for federal contracting assistance programs throughout the country. Get a good education on how to find and win federal contacts using some low tech as well as high tech techniques. RSVP here.

 

Bistro Vonish all about good food and good company. This Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-9pm, they'll be serving up lots of menu specials outside, along with some hors d'oeuvres inside, as they welcome some new neighbors to the hood. Join in the  fundraiser for a new herbalist and artist cooperative. Hope to see you all there! The food trailer is located at 701 E 53rd St. and Bistro Vonish is always BYOB, as well as kid friendly and dog friendly.  
 

Registration is now open at Mariposas Spanish School for the 2018-19 school year and classes start soon- Sept 5! Enroll today so you can secure your spot -  and get a FREE tote for registering before Aug 30. If you do not see a class/location that works for you, please reach out to us so we can help find one! Mariposas Spanish School, homegrown in Austin, TX, has been teaching children Spanish since its inception in 1999. Register here.

The Fowler Law Firm PC has received the top rating in the Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card for the fourth consecutive year.  This year, 10 law firms earned “A” grades for their exceptional minority recruitment, hiring and retention. The Fowler Law Firm PC is one of the smallest of the 29 law firms participating. “Our primary criterion for employment of any attorney is very different than that of many law firms,” said managing shareholder, Laura Fowler. “We make every effort to find attorneys who are not only experienced and accomplished, but also abundantly kind.” Way to go, Fowler Law Firm!

Assistance League of Austin is ready for some boot scootin' and bargain hunting.  They have boot for women, unique photo frames, tons of little black dresses, a beautiful bride doll collection and lots of brand new clothing with original labels still on! Right now men's button down shirts, LP records, vacuum cleaners and stuffed animals are 50% off. Let's go shopping!

 

It happens. Sometimes you get the wrong client. Now, what do you do about it? This meetup from the Business Success Center on Sept 11 from 7 to 8pm will discuss why, when and how to fire these customers. You might even be able to save the relationship and take them back when it can be win-win for you both or keep them as customers but with a better understanding. Bring your experiences, questions and concerns. Presenter Jan Triplett, Ph.D. has spent over twenty years mentoring and providing growth strategy to clients. RSVP here.

Calling all aspiring language learners!! Don’t miss Freestyle's Fall Session Open House on Aug 23! A great place to learn about their adult language learning community & events and to meet their excellent team of teachers. Check out what makes their curriculum unique and our language learning model successful - all levels of French, Italian, Spanish. Plus grab a Registration Deal and free swag to boot! Can't make it? Still register using the link below to receive your Fall registration DEAL! RSVP here.

 

If an apple a day is good for you, imagine what a little apple pie can do! We bet most educators would love this fun take on "an apple for the teacher" with a Tiny Pies apple pie! Start this semester off on a sweet note with Tiny Pies! Available through Aug 22.

 

Link & Pin Gallery presents three Austin Painters, expressing their individual impressions of the ordinary to the extraordinary historically courageous womanhood. Though difficult to choose a single example, there is a remarkable history of women rising above their circumstances to excel beyond even their own expectations. These artists bring their own unique interpretations of courage in the feminine.Reception Sept 8 from 7 to 9pm. Exhibit Sept 1-30 Fri-Sat-Sun Noon- 4pm

 

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Join the Business Success Center on Aug 20 at noon to learn How Travis County Can Help You Grow Your Business.This is a program of the Austin Small Biz Success Meetup and the Business Success Center but everyone is welcome. Presenters will be David Greear, Bond Program Project Manager, and Jerome Guerrero, HUB Program Specialist. This event will start right at noon and end at 1PM - come early if you want to eat and sit with our speakers. Bring cards to share and be prepared to share a recent success! RSVP here.

Finding answers to legal questions can be difficult, but on Sept 4, obtaining simple brief legal advice will be easy-- just call LegalLine. Sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, LegalLine is a community service program staffed by attorney volunteers who answer legal questions concerning many law types-- family matters, business and consumer issues, estate planning, and criminal matters. This service is bilingual (eng/span), free, anonymous, and confidential and available every first Tuesday of the month. Call 512-472-8303 from 5:30-7:30 PM for advice from local attorneys.

Do you have a child starting school band or orchestra? Rent your instrument from Strait Music online by Aug 12 and use code EMAIL25 in the "Questions/Comments" section of your rental and get a $25 gift card for future purchase! Their site has your local school's requirements pre-loaded, just pick your school and go. Rent your instrument in-store this weekend, show this email and get your music stand for free!

 

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