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Can't Commit to full summer course? Try a Saturday Cafe Package! Saturday Cafes are a cornerstone of the Freestyle Language program and truly propel language learners to proficiency! These 1.5 hr. conversation sessions offer interactive cultural opportunities to really engage and practice the language. Students who take advantage of this part of our model experience what it’s like to go from complete beginner to intermediate and advanced speakers! Join for a FREE TRIAL on Saturdays Jun 10 through Jul 22 at 11am.

in.gredients is kicking off summer with their First Friday Block Party on Jun 2 from 6-9pm. They will be featuring Ethan Azarian, Jeff Johnston and Little Marzan playing their soulful eclectic tunes and keepin' it weird. We'll also have face painting and local vendors including Pogue Mahone Pickles, The AfroGypsy, Texana Tea and more!

 

On May 27 at 1pm, Studio Mantra hosts Daniela Guthrie, who combines the wisdom of Ayurveda with the principles of functional nutrition, NLP, yoga, Chinese Medicine and Transformational Method Coaching to create a powerful method for living well. In "The Rhythm of the Doshas" Daniela will help you discover your DOSHA, your unique constitution, and how to keep yourself balanced as seasons of life shift around us. Explore how you can incorporate Ayurvedic principles into your daily routine to optimize your health so that you can reach your highest potential in all areas of your life. $30.

Waterloo Records is a go-to spot for new, fresh live music in grand ole Austin. Coming up, they will welcome Tigers Jaw on May 30 at 5pm, North Mississippi Allstars on Jun 2 at 5pm, Kay Odyssey on Jun 4 at 5pm, the Regrettes Jun 13 at 5pm, and RG Lowe on Jun 18 at 5pm. Always a party at Waterloo!

 

Gusto is excited to host the Winemaker Luncheon presented by KMFA on Wednesday Jun 14. This special four course luncheon will feature the wines of Cosimo Maria Masini Winery with special guests winemaker Francesco de Filippis and guitarist Matthew Gillen of the Butler School of Music. The luncheon is presented by KMFA Classical 89.5 and hosted by Dianne Donovan. A portion of the proceeds will benefit KMFA. See ticket info here.

Stop by Malvern Books for one (or more!) of these glorious FREE gatherings this weekend. May 26 at 7pm they will be hosting another edition of the I Scream Social featuring young women writers from the Austin community. On May 27 at 7pm you're invited to celebrate the launch of Jessica Reisman’s new novel, Substrate Phantoms. And on May 28 at 1pm they're celebrating the launch of Naomi Buck Palagi’s first poetry collection, Stone, with readings from Naomi, Jean Sotos, and Elizabeth Mason. Book lovers unite!

Winstead presents Coffee & Compliance on Jun 7 from 830 to 930am. This discussion series with attorney Chris Schlag provide practical tools and insight on environmental, health, and safety public policies, regulatory requirements, and enforcement trends. Each month we’ll discuss relevant regulatory matters to help you keep your workplace safe, healthy, and in compliance. June's topic will be OSHA’s Regulatory Pulse under the Trump Administration. Coffee, light pastries and complimentary parking on location at the Frost Bank tower, Suite 2100.

The next in the BOSS-Talks Series, presented by the Business Success Center, will be Jun 6 at noon and will focus on "Platinum Leads Every Time". Attract platinum profile leads and focus on them if you want to be more efficient and more profitable. . Business owners, business owners who hate to handle sales, business owners who love to learn new sales processes, and independent sales people should attend this talk with presenter: Jan Triplett. RSVP here.

Join this year's annual Women's Entrepreneurial Luncheon, showcasing local successful entrepreneurial women excited to share their business savvy and offer practical and real life advice. This premiere event, from the City of Austin Small Business Program, offers valuable insights and experiences to learn from, plus an inviting opportunity for networking. Get ready to be empowered and inspired! Event will be Jun 9 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Austin. The $45 includes lunch and parking. Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Brandon Rummel is a non-verbal young man with a disability who loves the Beatles. In fact, it was hearing The Beatles at a young age that inspired and motivated him to learn and communicate better. Today, he is 24 years old, and he comes to KOOP Radio every Monday to assist in the delivery of our Beatles-related radio show, Off the Beatle Path. On Monday, May 22 from 12-1pm, with the help of his electronic communication device (with a British accent!), he will host Off the Beatle Path for the second time, and this time, he will interview three people about their love of the Beatles. Tune in to KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

Memorial Day Spanish Day Camp at Mariposas Spanish School is available to all children ages 3-8 and registration is now open. Day camps are offered by Mariposas Instructors on some AISD holidays so that you don't have to find a sitter. They also serve as fundraisers for our continuing education. The camps are theme based, fun, and of course all done in Spanish. They will include outdoor games, music, art, Montessori lessons, and more! Camp is May 29 from 9am to 2:30pm and registration closes May 26.

Join in.gredients on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for in.dependent TRIVIA. Starting on May 24, they will be offering $2 CANS (!) from Austin Beerworks and Austin Eastciders every Wednesday night from 6-10pm. The first in.dependent TRIVIA was a rousing success, and we’re excited to keep it going with the next theme, “Occult Classics.”
 

Kick off the summer season with an awesome reading celebration! BookPeople is so happy to welcome authors Varian Johnson, Jennifer Ziegler, and Jonathan Fenske as part of Scholastic’s Summer Reading Road Trip. Join BookPeople for a day full of arts and crafts, giveaways, author signings, and special appearances from your favorite characters on Sunday, May 21 at 10 am.

Free Press Media is promoting the entire First Amendment by creating books, videos, collages, pamphlets, zines, and mp3s. Because you love satire, liberty, and freedom, choose Free Press Media Press's book "Mr. Free Speech Stud Bangs Miss Anita Sarkeesian" in English and Arabic. Available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/15455722 16

 

There is always something amazing going on down at BookPeople. Like the Fierce Reads tour! It's always a blast when the Fierce Reads tour comes to town - join them Monday, May 15, at 7pm to hear from Scott Westerfeld, Erin Beaty, Taran Matharu, & Kristen Orlando. Graphic novels, spies, family legacies...these young adult authers know their stuff!

 

On May 13 at 2:30, Whole Earth Provision Co. is excited to welcome Carolyn Boyd, author of The White Shaman Mural, for a Meet the Author event at their Central North Lamar location. Dr. Boyd, an artist turned archaeologist, has spent over 20 years studying the White Shaman mural and other Lower Pecos rock art sites. Drawing upon her artist’s eye, as well as archaeological research, ethnohistory and art history, she offers her interpretation in The White Shaman Mural. Copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

At Studio Mantra, Mother's Day is MOTHER'S MAY! During the entire month of May, we'll be honoring ALL moms with a special treat: 60-Minute customized theraprutic massage and sugar foot scrub for for $69 (Reg. Price: $105!). Feel free to purchase this Mother's Day gift for each of the special Moms in your life, including yourself! Stop by the studio to purchase a gift card wrapped in a super cute Mantra gift bag, or click below to purchase an instant gift certificate you can print out or email directly to MOM. Fine Print: This offer can be purchased in May, but redeemed at any time by the recipient. This gift is for MOMS only!

On Tuesday, May 16, at 6.30pm the Boomertime Book Club will be meeting at Malvern Books to discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. This particular book club is designed for baby boomers (ages 50+) and details can be retrieved by emailing Greg Smith at greg02390239@gmail.com. Not quite in the demographic? No worries! Malvern Books has so many cool events and clubs you will certainly find your niche.

Helm Boots has teamed up with some amazing brands to put together the perfect spring giveaway package! They will help you look your best and win some killer loot from Helm, Blank Label, Richer Poorer, Grooming Lounge, Stork, and David Fin. Writing that list is a process but entering to win is easy! Sign up for their mailing list for your chance to enter.

 

Mona Lisa's Closet would like to thank all of their friends and clients who have been in and purchased beautiful items during their closing sale. It has been wonderful! For those of you who have not had the opportunity to make it in yet, don't fret! There are still many treasures left to be had. Their final day will be Saturday, May 13. You have plenty of time to come choose a special gift for you or a loved one. Remember, Mother's Day is May 14!

BookPeople is excited to welcome David Sedaris to their store on Jun 13 at 7pm. David will be speaking and signing copies of his newest book, Theft By Finding. After David Sedaris speaks, he will sign books. He will sign any backlist titles as well as copies of Theft By Finding. Those on the 2nd floor will be first in line, then ticket holders on the 1st floor, then the general public. David Sedaris - awesome!

 

Whole Earth Provision Co. is excited to welcome Pam LeBlanc to their South Austin Westgate store for her presentation “Making the Leap to Solo Camping” on May 17 at 7:00pm. LeBlanc will talk about her experience backpacking the John Muir Trail with her husband, how it inspired her Year of Adventure, and how it convinced her that she has the skill to camp solo. Pam LeBlanc writes and blogs about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman in her weekly column Fit City.

The BOSS-Talks Inspiring Entrepreneur series from Business Success Center focuses on sharing stories of entrepreneurs that you can use to organize your business for greater efficiency and profitability. This session features Sam Alexander, who knows fashion manufacturing and a whole lot more. He knows how to motivate and engage others to go in new directions. He has a truly inspiring story with its share of ups and downs. Life happens but some of us get through it better than others. Join Sam and Jan for this lively and inspiring interview on May 22 at noon.

By now, you have received your Property Value Notices, which assess the current value of real and personal property, and show an estimate of taxes you must pay based on previous tax rates set by your city, county, and school district. Did you know that if you are not satisfied with the appraised value of your property appraisal or if there are errors, you may file a Notice of Protest before May 31? Habitat Hunters offers market data for a flat fee to help you determine whether or not you should protest the property tax and the approach you should take. Contact Habitat Hunters at www.habitathunters.com.

Gusto Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is excited to offer a special Mother's Day brunch menu on Sunday, May 14 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Chef Justin Turner will be featuring a seasonal antipasti buffet for everyone in the family. Check out the menu on their website and make your reservations today by going to gustoitaliankitchen.com.

 

Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Organics is hosting a class entitiled Modular Aquaponics: Hands-on with Jason Avent at their South Austin location on May 6 at noon. Aquaponics can be daunting when talking about hundreds of gallons and square feet of space. There is a myth about how large scale will make systems sustainable and efficient. They have designed economical systems at small scale making them more manageable and mobile. Go see how to build it at this hands-on class!
 

KOOP Radio is proud to announce a partnership with the Alamo Draft House. KOOP will be sponsoring one night of free music a month at the new Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller. The first one was Apr 21 with Tony Harrison and everyone had an amazing time with first class entertainment. Be on the lookout for our next one on Saturday, May 20. The featured artist will be announced soon!

 

How do I get a business loan? Our City of Austin Economic Development Department has assembled over 20 business funding solution providers ready to answer this question. Meet The Lender, May 1 from 3-7pm at the Holiday Inn Midtown, is a business loan trade show featuring local and national small-business-friendly lenders and funding options for Austin Entrepreneurs. In an open and friendly setting, you will connect and learn more about funding related resources with face-to-face interactions. Come get your lending questions answered by a room chock-full of experts!

Mona Lisa has made the bitter-sweet decision to close the doors to her closet on Kerbey Lane. That's the bitter part...This little treasure chest is still full of artisan created beauty waiting for a future home...and it's on sale! That's the sweet part...All jewelry
25% off retail prices. All sales final, of course. This is the perfect time to choose fabulous Mother's Day and graduation gifts.

 

What are the real options to access capital for innovators, entrepreneurs, and the impact-driven? While many companies scramble for the spotlight at demo days, pitch competitions, and angel investors meet n’ greets, the rest are left looking for more accessible and sustainable avenues to fund their big idea. Join PeopleFund at their Austin headquarters on May 3 from 1230-2pm to learn about alternative fundraising options you may not have thought about. From foundation investments to equity crowdfunding to microloans, this unique panel will surely broaden your fundraising horizons.

Are you worried about rapid development in your neighborhood? Rising housing costs pushing you out? Increased flooding? Lack of nearby parks and healthy options? No neighborhood participation? Join the SOS Alliance and local community leaders to talk about equality in Austin at the next CodeNEXT meeting on Apr 30 from 2-6pm at Southwest Key Cafeteria. Childcare and translation provided. Get involved!

 

The heat of the summer will be here before we know it. Don't let your A/C struggle and run up the cost of keeping your environment comfortable. ABC and Lennox have packaged a deal worth over $4000 in rebates but it's only good through May 12. Call ABC Home & Commercial Services today for a free, no-obligation quote by one of our trained comfort specialists.

 

Helm Boots has saved the best for last with their final release of the season - the Zind. This boot features sleek design, beautiful natural chromexcel leather and fineline sole. Designed with elements of other top selling styles, you won't even want to take this boot off.

 

Join Spiderhouse Cafe for the Fourth Annual Mother's Day Crawfish Boil! They've got the perfect place to take that fantastic human being that raised you out on the town for a Mother's Day Celebration.This event will feature free tunes from Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers and Paul Nipper, drink specials from Lone Star Beer and Ketel One Vodka, and $15/ 3lb plates of crawfish including all the fixin's. Bring the whole family out for a day of food and fun. Doors at 2:30, Free to Attend, All-Ages.

 

Celebrate Small Business Festival with the Business Success Center on May 2 from 9am to noon at Amplify Credit Union. Walk away with ideas, mentoring and connections. Find out how to do more with your money, management and marketing from our key business experts, SBA business development officer Eric Spencer from San Antonio, and Amplify loan officers. Strategies presented are focused on businesses having growing pains along with their growth gains. This free event includes continental breakfast and networking activities led by Jan Triplett, author of The Networker's Guide to Success.
 

Ally Digital, a local marketing, advertising, and communication firm, is proud to be presenting about the top opportunities In eCommerce at the Small Business Festival on May 4 from 12-12:30pm. More information about this session and the rest of the Small Business Festival is available at www.smallbusinessfestival.org.

 

BookPeople is happy to be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Apr 29 all day! This 4th annual celebration will host a special sotrytime, an awesome author event, and the first ever Austin Bookstore Crawl. Don't miss out on all the fun at your favorite local independent bookstore!

 

BCL of Texas is joining in the Austin tradition of celebrating local arts and community with a new mural at our South Congress headquarters. They're publicly unveiling this mural, along with their renovated building and new brand logo, on our 27th anniversary on May 5. Artist Marlene Jorge is a local artist hailing from the Dominican Republic who brings a bold, highly visual and colorful style. Please drop-in for the open house from 10:00am to 2:00pm for food, a mural photo station, and BCL-branded goodies.

 

Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Organics is hosting a class entitled Pollinators, Predators and Beneficials with Jason Avent at their South Austin location on Saturday Apr 29 at noon. We know we need them, and when they are gone, it will be catastrophic. Learn how you can create healthy habitat for all of the beneficial critters in your garden. Learn the official organic standard and stop making mistakes that cost your garden its peak productivity.
 

Freestyle Langauage Center is offering a heck of a deal on their May Immrsion and Summer Session  with their Combo Deal! Using the discount code FUN2017, students will get the full summer course and the May immersion course for only $565. Don't delay on this one - this deal ends Sunday Apr 30. These immersion classes have absoulte rave reviews from former students - don't miss out!

 

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