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ARTS & CULTURE

AUGUST 1 | WORKS ON PAPER: ART EXHIBIT BY BETH CONSETTA RUBEL

Is racism permanently embedded in our culture, or is it a learned behavior that is exploited in media and fed to the masses?

Please join us at New East Arts Gallery for visual artist Consetta Rubels exhibit entitled, Works on Paper, a series of portraits on brown paper bags along with a number of unique drawings. Consetta works with chalk, acrylic, and found objects to create a pop-up effect that speculates the irony of subtle racism that shapes our society.

Born and raised in Texas, Consetta draws upon the consciousness of the Deep South and pop culture in her pieces, seeking to evaluate philosophical questions and contradictions. You are invited to join us for a closing reception with food and drinks.

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 3 | "LEGACY" DOLL MAKING WORKSHOP

NTUMA'PA Workroom-Studio Presents "LEGACY" Doll Making Workshop on Sunday, 3 August, 12pm - 4pm at NTUMA'PA Workroom-Studio 1000 E. 11th Street, Ste. 110.

In this four hour studio workshop taught by Indigo Heart Studio multidisciplinary artisan and designer and RWU Artistic Director Constance Jone-Perez, students will have an opportunity to learn about doll making from other cultures. You will create hand made dolls utilizing the different techniques, styles and a variety of materials Connie will discuss and demonstrate.

Students are encouraged to bring beads, buttons, shells and other found objects, fabric scraps, or whole garments that belonged to or given by a special loved one to incorporate in their dolls. Hence the "legacy" aspect...

The dolls created in this workshop will be as varied as the objects used and people making them. No two dolls will be alike in size, style, materials, shape or sentiment and "spirit". These are meant to be art dolls, not necessarily dolls that young children would play with or that you might snuggle up with (unless you want it to be).

Additional materials and supplies will be provided. Students may bring supplies/items they have and that move you to add to/in your dolls. Space is limited, so enroll early (by 7pm on 1 August) to hold your place.

Enrollment: Min. 5 — Max. 15. For ages 10 & up [Minors must have parental permission in writing and be dropped off and picked up by a parent or adult guardian.]

Cost: $35/student [family members, please inquire about a family discount]

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 9 | BASIC SEWING ELEMENTS 1:1 SEWING WORKSHOP-RETREAT

NTUMA’PA Summer -2014 Series BASIC SEWING ELEMENTS 1:1 Sewing Workshop-Retreat on Friday, 8 August from 5:30pm - 8:45pm and on Saturday, 9 August fron 9:30am-9pm. [Refreshments provided]

SPACE LIMITED: 12 students max.

This two-part (1½ day) introductory workshop is for those with little or no sewing machine experience (or no recollection). The first day of this sewing retreat will begin with a brief orientation about the course, supplies, workroom info and a Q&A.

Then followed by a 2-hour sewing machine introduction led by Maurice Ruiz of City Sewing Service, a master sewing machine repair guru who will explain basic sewing machine care and maintenance for new and older machines. Maurice will also make simple adjustments and repairs on the spot if needed.

Day Two: An all day intensive retreat taught by three expert fashion industry apparel technicians — each with 30-50 years of sewing experience will cover a thorough range of basic sewing lessons and techniques that will progress with each exercises. Students will also receive 1 on 1 help and tips and tricks used in professional apparel production and couture construction elements

The goal of this workshop is to build sewing confidence and pass on basic practical information and tools.

Yes, students are required to attend both parts/days to be successful and on the same page as other students! Missing the Friday evening session will slow down the pace of the Saturday sewing retreat session.

For ages: 15 & up. Students bring their own machines — new and older models welcome. [A few machines available for those without machines.] Two partial scholarships are available for folks with financial need.

INSTRUCTORS: Pearlie Rowland | Gertrude Ledgister | Malissa Long

$125 early enrollment thru 3 August, or $135 late enrollment 4-8 August [plus $15 course materials.]

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.650.8281

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AUGUST 14 | ART AFTER SIX AT CITY HALL

Stop by The People's Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2014 exhibition! This month we welcome VSA Texas and three of the artists featured in the VSA Texas exhibit located on the first floor.

Artist talks begin at 6:15 pm in the Boards & Commissions room. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors. Pick up a gallery guide on the first floor.

Featured artists: Katya Belinsky, Nicole Creek, and Sally Hengst. The People's Gallery is a program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7700

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AUGUST 16 | SPECTRUM 2-DAY FASHION MODEL COACHING BOOT CAMP-RETREAT

Saturday, 16 August from 10am-6pm [16 & up] and Sunday, 17 August from 11am-5pm at 1000 E. 11th Street, Ste. 110 [Plenty of free street & lot parking]

$85 Day One or $150 both — limited to 15 model-students.

The goal of RWU's SPECTRUM Program Model Coaching boot camp-retreat is to help raise the standard of Austin's fashion models. By providing Austin's potential, novice and experienced models with professional information, tips, coaching and real industry insights they either learn the hard way or never get and what most agent/agencies don't take the time to teach before sending their models out into the fashion world in wobbly stilettos and shaky knees.

Participants can be agency represented or freelance. All participants must enroll by 3pm on Friday, 14 August.

Visit the Eventbrite page for full details.

FMI: web | email

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COMMUNITY

AUGUST 2 | THRIFT-FASHION YARD & BAKE SALE

Thrift-Fashion Yard & Bake Sale Fundraiser benefiting RWUs NTUMA’PA Apparel Production Workroom & Textile Studio & Diverse Arts Culture Works

Saturday, 2 August from 9:30am to 2:30pm @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard - 1106 E. 11th Street. Free w/a raffle ticket purchase.

Shoes, Housewares, Clothing (M & W), Fabrics, Books, Jewelry, Purses, Nick Nacks, Art and more... Fresh Baked Pastries, Music, Kool Raffle Prices. Speed Styling Sessions.

For more info, how to donate, booth space & other RWU/Ntuma’Pa Summer-14 workshops & events, contact us.

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 13 | STROLLER SAFARI WEDNESDAYS (6-24 MONTHS) AT AUSTIN ZOO

Take a trip around the Zoo from country to country with your stroller babies and their friends!

Each month we will cover a different topic from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. In August, we will have "BABY TALK" ....all about our babies living at the Zoo.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.288.5031

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AUGUST 16 | BLACK ARTS DAY

Black Arts Day is a monthly gathering to celebrate and participate in the different arts that shape Black culture.

We hope it will offer a way to strengthen our community and connect new folk moving into Austin!

Saturday, August 16th from 1-7pm, various local artists will offer workshops for adults & youth. There will also be vendors and a drum circle! Please visit the Facebook Events Page for full details.

FMI: web | email | tel: 612.423.4594

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AUGUST 16 | AUSTIN COMMUNITY FEST 2014

Austin we want to celebrate you!

Yes, you - with our Annual Austin CommUnity Fest 2014! This is our Wellness and Kindness Give-away. Partnering with area physicians, churches, city and health organizations there will be free physicals and immunizations to those who provide their shot records and free school supplies for the Austin area teens and school-aged children. We are also offering HIV testing, glucose testing and free eye exams as part of the Wellness Clinic. There will also be plenty of family fun, youth activities, fellowship and fitness- including a relay race, sure to be a crowd pleaser! Come join us!

Saturday, August 16th, 9a-12p at Kealing Middle School, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.917.1233

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AUGUST 21 | CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

An envied hotbed of technological start-ups and a live music persona renowned the world over, Austin has welcomed its next chapter in the entertainment industry, the Capital City Black Film Festival.

Capital City Black Film Festival is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festivals goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry.

In 2013, CCBFF kicked off its inaugural year with a two day screening of independent films expressing the African American experience. Now, the 2014 festival is staged to be an even BIGGER event. It all takes place in August of 2014. With household names such as ACL, SXSW and Urban Music Festival in its annual calendar, Austin now includes CCBFF on the citys list of annual premiere events.

This year’s festival schedule includes three days of networking, panel discussions and dynamic film screenings and parties. The festival will culminate with CCBFFs Second Annual Red Carpet awards ceremony entitled “YOU are the Stars.”

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 23 | ACCS MUSIC BUSINESS, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE

ACCs Music Business, Performance and Technology will be holding an Open House and Orientation.

This is a great opportunity to view the facilities, meet the faculty and staff and have questions answered about the program.

Northridge Campus, Room 4136.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.223.4020

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AUGUST 24 | BLACK WOMEN GET ROOTED! AFROBEAT MEDITATION™

Move and be moved! Join the Black Women Get Rooted™ Meetup for a monthly tradition.

Community guided meditation, relaxation, and movement infused with Black Diaspora music. We sit, we be, we connect - to Afrobeat, slow downtempo, and Afro-Latin music.
No meditation or dance background necessary. Not a dance class, Afrobeat Meditation™ invites you to simply tap into your body/mind/spirit. Find your pace!

Joins us at Soma Vida Work/Life Balance Center, 1210 Rosewood Ave. $15 | $10 for students. Register on-line or exact cash/credit at door.

About Black Women Get Rooted™: BWGR is a Meetup designed for Black women on the holistic path. Join our Meetup online - membership is price-less.

Brought to you by Rootwork, root-work.com, offering down-to-earth wellness in Austin and beyond.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.761.7544

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AUGUST 24 | BLACK AREA RESOURCES MEETING

Black Area Resources Organization will be having our monthly meeting on Saturday Aug 24th @ 10 am at the Victory Grill, 1104 E.11th.

The purpose of this organization is to develop an action plan for issues affecting the Austin African American Community for the entire metropolitan area.

Topics of discussion:

1. Declining African American Population- Austin is the only fastest growing city in America losing its African American population at a fast rate.
2. Gentrification
3. Civil Rights
4. Cultural needs
5. Education

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.751.1362

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PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC

JULY 31 | GOOGLE: MAKE SURE YOUR CUSTOMERS CAN FIND YOU!

What good is an attractive website if it can't be found through search engines? Google: Make Sure Your Customers Can Find You! provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for getting your website found through high ranking on Google and other search engines.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capital of Texas Highway. The $35 fee includes light refreshments.

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 1 | ANTHONY DAVID SIMPLE SUMMER TOUR IN AUSTIN

AUSTIN JAZZ FEST #REALGROWNMUSIC SERIES presents ANTHONY DAVID
Neo-soul star Anthony David is on the road this summer for his SIMPLE MAN TOUR which features the Atlanta soul crooner in intimate acoustic performances and he will be showcasing new, unreleased material as well as his discography of timeless hits. Austins love affair with Anthony David began in 2006 and 2007 when he performed 2 years in a row at Urban Music Fest. AD made a big splash in 2008 with his Grammy-nominated hit "Words," a duo with India Arie.

And he climbed the charts again in 2011 with the hit "4Evermore" featuring Algebra Blessett and Phonte (of The Foreign Exchange). AD is back in Austin again for one intimate night on Fri, Aug 1 downtown at the Brass House Tavern for an acoustical one man show. Opening acts include Adesewa Faleti and I Am Hana Lashay. Doors open at 9p, show starts at 10p.

Tickets are $20 GA, $30 RSVD Seating and $35 VIP Seating, which includes direct stage view seating.

Sponsored by soulciti and Dr. Karla Frazier Dentistry.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.557.2767

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AUGUST 3 | RUE DAVIS AT OSCARS -YOLANDA B. BDAY BASH NO COVER

Yolanda B. Productions presents - Sunday Aug. 3rd - Yolanda B Big Birthday Bash with Live entertainment by southern soul blues artist Rue Davis & Izs Karma, the Queen of southern soul hip hop.

Doors open at 5:30 and showtime at 6:30 pm inside of Oscars 6215 Martin Luther King.FM 969 with DJ L. Rod and Sporty Jay on the 1's and 2.s. Food provided. BYOB, but no outside bee.) Set-ups available. NO COVE! Suggested colors are white, black and silver.

FMI: email | tel: 512.589.8973

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AUGUST 7 | AUSTIN MONTHLYS BACHELOR ISSUE RELEASE PARTY & AUCTION

Meet and mingle with Austin's 2014 top 10 most eligible bachelors and bid on 10 incredible Austin-centric experiences at the 9th Annual Austin Monthly Bachelor Release Party and Charity Auction presented by True-Skin Dermatology and benefiting the Shade Project.

Enjoy an entertaining night at the luxurious W Austin complete with savory light bites from sleek and sophisticated TRACE restaurant.

Ticketholders receive two complimentary cocktails featuring Captain Morgan White Rum plus access to pre- and post-auction festivities featuring DJ Johnny Bravvo, live music and dancing from Soul Track Mind, performances by members of the Tapestry Dance Company, caricatures by Kevin Middleton, photo booths by Tap Snap and an opportunity to compete in a charity bachelor social media scavenger hunt for prizes. It will be a night you won’t forget! #ATXBachelors.

FMI: web

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AUGUST 8 | ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capital of Texas Highway. The $45 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 9 | DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT ONE WORLD THEATRE

Back by popular demand and fresh off the success of their GRAMMY-nominated album, Dave Koz and Friends return with the Summer Horns Tour 2014.

Koz and Special Guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot – four of todays pre-eminent saxophone players – will deliver an evening of high-octane hits, including songs from their new album, Summer Horns, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboards Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and has been in the Top 10 ever since.

The GRAMMY-nominated Summer Horns is filled with imaginative takes on horn-era classics by such artists as Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower Of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone.

Saturday, August 09 at 7:00/9:30. Tickets on sale now! Enter the discount code SOULCITI at checkout to receive a 10% discount.

FMI: web

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AUGUST 12 | MAXWELL IN CONCERT

MAXWELL began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, Maxwells Urban Hang Suite, in April 1996. Fueled in part by the RIAA gold single, Ascension (Dont Ever Wonder), the Grammy-nominated Maxwells Urban Hang Suite achieved double platinum status.

MAXWELL followed up with his MTV Unplugged EP, released in July 1997. His second full-length album, Embrya, was released in June 1998. MAXWELLs 2009 album, the unapologetically deep (LA Times) BLACKsummers night ignited the charts and debuted at No. 1, winning him two Grammys and another platinum award. To date, MAXWELL has achieved 12 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA for his albums and singles.

Tuesday, August 12, 8p at The Long Center. Tickets on sale now.

FMI: web

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AUGUST 15 | LADIES NIGHT AT LUCKY LOUNGE

Gather your girlfriends, its time for a ladies night out! But before you get to mingling you need a happening place: Lucky Lounge is your spot.

Join us for Ladies Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., DJ DK will treat you on the 1s & 2s -- you are sure to have a good time with your girlfriends.

Drink Specials will be flowing all night and RSVP Bottle Service is available for those celebrating birthdays and special occasions. To RSVP Bottle Service please contact DK.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.934.4601

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AUGUST 16 | CHOCOLATE MOCA (MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE)

The era of #daylife in ATX continues as the Unwind invites you to sample our unique blend of Chocolate MOCA. While the flavor will definitely be smooth, yet bold and robust, we are not necessarily referring to a caffeinated beverage.

This is a celebration of Men Of a Certain Age. In addition to welcoming back Brian Williams, aka Holliwood™ for the weekend as well as celebrating the birthday of E. Waters, we honor and salute the mature, educated, culturally-refined, business savvy gentlemen here in Austin.

Fellas, we urge you to come correct for Austin’s finest ladies. Throw on your finest Polo, linens, or button-downs and leave the tall tees and jerseys for another time. No sagging shorts, use your belt. Kangols and straw fedoras work, ball caps do not. Instead of Jordans, try boat shoes, driving shoes, espadrilles, or mandals. Looking the part earns distinguished gentlemen who arrive before 2:00 pm complimentary admission. #ManUp

Ladies, we trust you will keep it summertime sexy. Sundresses and sandals are encouraged. Save the workout gear for the gym. We also know you have at least 3 - 4 gentlemen in the “friend zone” that you can invite. Let them know we will admit them for free before 2:00 pm. Making this contribution evens out the ratio and ensures that you and the rest of the ladies will have multiple flavors of Chocolate MOCA to enjoy!

Chocolate MOCA takes place at Sullys Side Bar, located at the corner of Colorado and 3rd Street in the Warehouse District. A happy hour menu of gourmet appetizers and refreshing cocktails will be available for your consumption. The incomparable DJ Kay Cali will provide a soundscape of 80s - 90s Soul, R&B and summertime classics.

Chocolate MOCA is intended for mature audiences. This means 25+, as anything less would be uncivilized. The admission for Chocolate MOCA is only $5, but you are encouraged to RSVP for complimentary entry from 12:00pm - 1:30 pm. We will be equipped to accept credit cards at the door from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Discretion and early arrival are strongly advised.

Gentlemen, if you did not make it to SOLEIL in June, check out the pics and see what you missed. The Unwind regularly brings out the most beautiful women in Austin. Ladies, whether you prefer your Chocolate MOCA light or dark, we plan on having something for every palate.

FMI: web | email

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AUGUST 21 | IPAD FOR BUSINESS

iPad For Business: Increase Sales, Lower Costs, and Improve Productivity with Cloud Computing provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for showing you how to increase the value of the iPad as a business tool and help you work more productively on the go.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capital of Texas Highway. The $35 fee includes light refreshments.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 27 | USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

Social media is more than Facebook and Twitter and is a great marketing tools when implemented well.

This workshop is designed to familiarize you with social media itself, the do's and don'ts to be successful, and best practices to make social media a key part of marketing your business.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capitol of Texas Highway. The $45 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 29 | THE LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY EXPLOSION

On Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 8 PM; you are invited to "The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Explosion" hosted by Gary Gthang Johnson. Featuring Earthquake, Damon Williams, & Tyler Craig.

The "LOL Comedy Explosion" will be held @ the Killeen Civic & Conference Center. Doors open @ 6:00 PM for VIP only & 7 PM for general admission.

VIP Tickets are $55 and it includes access to the live band and food. General Admission Tickets are $40.

FMI: web | email | tel: 469.506.3793

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PROFESSIONAL

JULY 31 | USING FREE CLOUD STORAGE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Have you ever wondered what Cloud Storage is? If you have an iTunes account you already have 5GB of free cloud storage. If you are on Outlook, you have 7GB of free cloud storage and if you have Gmail you have 15GB of free cloud storage.

How do you use this storage and have access to it across your devices? What is the advantage of cloud storage versus a thumb drive/flash drive or using your computers storage?

Learn how to leverage your free cloud storage across your many devices and learn how to use it for your business and personal life. Understand which cloud storage options that are out there for you. This is your chance to get ask a Cloud Expert and Technology Translator everything you ever wanted to know about the Cloud Storage.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 1 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTION

Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capitol of Texas Highway. Fee: $85.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 5 | THE TAX MAN COMETH: BUSINESS TAX OBLIGATIONS

Part of operating a business profitably consists of managing your tax reporting requirements correctly and managing your tax bills in the most advantageous ways. Both tax bills and penalties for non-compliance can, in some cases, completely cripple a business. Every small business owner should know how to handle tax reporting requirements and also when and when not to engage external help. This course explores most common tax situations that will affect a small to medium size business.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capitol of Texas Highway. The $45 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 5 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.

This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

Manchaca Road Branch Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. The event is free - but registration is required.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 6 | HIGH-IMPACT MARKETING: 10 LOW-COST STRATEGIES

High-Impact Marketing: 10 Low-Cost Strategies for Big Sales Returns provides practical, step-by-step instruction in how to use low-budget marketing to get your message out to your customers on a regular basis, and watch sales revenue grow.

Because your customers need to hear your message at least 7 times to influence their buying decisions, low-cost marketing helps to “stretch” your marketing dollars and repeat your core message often enough to make an impact.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capitol of Texas Highway. The $35 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 12 | 2014 PROCUREMENT CONNECTION SEMINAR & EXPO

Hosted by the Statewide HUB Program, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - The 2014 PCSE will include workshops providing vendors guidance and training on the state government purchasing process. There will also be panels of agency and university purchasing representatives providing information from their agencies perspectives. Time will be allotted for vendors to network with state purchasers to explore tools and approaches that can help them secure state business. Visit our website for registration information.

FMI: web | tel: 512.463.5894

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AUGUST 12 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

FREE, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER!

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

Join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the
Entrepreneur Center of Austin on Capitol of Texas Highway.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 20 | BIZOPEN ORIENTATION

The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austins development process.

The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy

One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 13th Floor fron 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. The event is free, but registration is required.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 22 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTION

Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.

This seminar covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the six-course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capital of Texas Highway. Fee: $85.


FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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AUGUST 26 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

FREE, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER!

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capitol of Texas Highway.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SPIRITUAL

AUGUST 1 | SPIRITUAL GET-A-WAY FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN

Calling All Mighty Women of God! Temple Restoration Ministries invite you to join them for a day of refreshing on Friday, August 1st to experience:

“Women With Swords” gathering featuring Pastor Theodora Moten-Bradford, co-Pastor of The House of Bread Ministries as the keynote speaker. She is dynamite in the Kingdom of God and you will not want to miss this anointed event. Come expecting a blessing! Join us on Friday, August 1st from 10a.m. – 5p.m. Dress Is Christian Casual. THERE IS NO COST BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.506.9121

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AUGUST 2 | WOMAN ARISE BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION

Please join us to celebrate the official release of "Woman Arise" on August 2nd. We'll have light refreshments, live music and readings by special guests. Books will be available for purchase at the event and there will be a book signing session.

Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Elmcroft of Austin, 7017 Manchaca Road

WOMAN ARISE is a book that will walk with you through every aspect of your life: overcoming your past, having an intimate relationship with God, and walking into your purpose. Women were created to transform anything; an empty room becomes a home at the touch and imagination of a woman.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.203.1995

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AUGUST 15 | LETS STAY TOGETHER & SINGLES WITH A HEART FOR MARRIAGE CONF

The Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marriage Ministry presents the 3rd Annual Let's Stay Together & Singles with a Heart for Marriage Conference.

Our featured guests are Rev. and Sis. Larry Mouton from the Pleasant Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

The theme is "Back to the Beginning-A Christ Centered Relationship." The Conference will include topics on "Love & Respect", "Marriage-A Sweet Smelling Aroma to God", I don't mind waiting...?" and the "Challenges in being Single-Divorced, Widowed or Single" to name a few.

This Conference begins with a lecture on "Back to the Beginning" by Rev. Larry Mouton" on a Dinner Boat Cruise! It will be exciting. The dinner boat cruise is for all registrants- married or single! It will be a weekend to remember!! Don't miss out! Registration is $30 per person. You can register online our website.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.293.3263

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YOUTH

AUGUST 1 | CAMP RED DRAGON THEATER ARTS SUMMER CAMP

Camp Red Dragon THEATRE ARTS SUMMER CAMP for Finishing-K Through 8th Grade Students. REGISTRATION IS GOING ON!

Austin High Preas Theater production of Disney's Mulan Jr. Registration through August 4. The fee is $200. Download the form from our website.

Students finishing Kindergarten through 8th grade attend classes in acting, music, and movement each morning and spend the afternoon rehearsing finishing with a public performance on an evening! This year our elementary focus is MULAN. The middle school students will have their own sessions and performance.

Camp Red Dragon is led by Austin High School Directors Annie & Billy Dragoo and the AHS Theatre students. Registration includes script, costumes, royalties for performance, and a snack each day. Campers bring their lunch are given time each day for a picnic lunch in the outside park next to the theater.

Registration includes snack, t-shirt, script, costume, supplies, and royalties. Students bring their lunch for an outside picnic each day.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.297.9015

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SEPTEMBER 2 | FREE BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

MUST REGISTER! BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.

This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.

FMI: web link | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 9 | FREE BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

MUST REGISTER! BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.

This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 10 | MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

To position your company for growth, it is crucial to understand how the internet contributes to your brand awareness and your businesses' bottom line. In this class, Aaron Whatley of WSI Consulting, will guide you through the different aspects of the internet, how they relate to digital marketing, and how to generate a successful Digital Marketing Program.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $25 fee includes light lunch.

FMI: web link | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 12 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTION

Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.

This seminar covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you. This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $85 registration fee.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 14 | KIM WATERS AT ONE WORLD THEATRE

“Waters is simply one of the planets best saxophonists.” - JazzTimes Magazine

With the release of his 1989 debut album, Sweet and Saxy, saxophonist-band leader-composer-arranger-producer Kim Waters was instantly established among the premier Urban Jazz hit makers.

Known for his signature in-the-pocket grooves and seductive melodies, Kim Waters soulful sound, Kim has earned 16 Top Ten and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and sales in excess of two million album units.

Consistently, through his 22 solo albums, his essential emotional subtext is always the praise of romance, with all its varied shadings, hues, depths, grandeur, yearnings and joyous fulfillments.

Sunday, September 14, 7:00 PM. Tickets on sale now.

FMI: web link |

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SEPTEMBER 16 | ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

2 Part: 9/16, 9/18. You would never start out on a long road trip with no directions, so why would you start your business with no map to take you where you want to go?

This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business. Upon completion, a business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan's components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts in developing a plan for your own business.

This 2-part class held on 9/16 and 9/18 . This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110, $45 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 17 | FREE BIZOPEN ORIENTATION

MUST REGISTER! The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process.

The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. 13th Floor.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 21 | CASA SUPERHERO RUN

Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes!

Run, walk or fly to the 2014 CASA Superhero Run where you can be a superhero for children who've been abused or neglected. Join us for this 5K and Kids 1K with a superhero costume contest, bounce house, special superhero guest appearances and lots of fun family activities!

The CASA Superhero Run supports the CASA programs of Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.459.2272

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SEPTEMBER 21 | TAMELA MANN TO PERFORM FOR TOBIN CENTER GRAND OPENING

Few entertainers today can match the unbridled energy and creative passion that Tamela Mann brings to her multi-faceted career. An acclaimed actress, NAACP Image Award and Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award and Dove Award-winning vocalist, as well as wife and mother, Manns talent has helped anchor one of the industry's most successful film, TV and theatrical franchises, while her amazing vocal gift is at the top of her impressive resume.

Tickets go on sale Friday July 18th 9am through the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts San Antonio.On-line or by phone. All Seats Reserved.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 210.223.8624

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SEPTEMBER 22 | GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY 2014

It's that time again, girlfriends! Time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. At the annual getaway, ladies make lasting friendships doing fun activities in beautiful locales.

This year, the lovely organizer Felicia was feeling a little exotic, and a "lil irie mon." Wait for it...wait for it....you got it: This year's trip is to JAMAICA and THE CAYMAN ISLANDS!

Aren't you excited? Aren't you ready to go get your groove back, Stella? At the October event organized by Felicia, more than 20 ladies from Austin and San Antoino attended. Five days of fun, the trip time is Sept. 22 to 27.

Call today to reserve your spot! (If you've attended before, call the Texas office.)

FMI: web link | email | tel: 559.964.7639

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SEPTEMBER 23 | FREE BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

MUST REGISTER! BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth.

This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at WorkForce Solutions, 6505 Airport Blvd.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 23 | FREE FRANCHISE & RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

MUST REGISTER! Bring your lunch and learn the basics of franchising and other resources for veterans from an SBA representative.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110,

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | THE 7 MOST IMPORTANT SECRETS OF SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

The Most Important 7 Secrets of Small Business Success provides a practical template for the successful creation and operation of a small business.

Whether you are a start-up still in the planning stage, or an existing business, these seven essential principles must be followed throughout your business life to achieve maximum success. They have been tried and proven over many years and will help you execute your business plan with passion and precision.

This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Success Skills Certification.

Thursday, Sep 25, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at thePalmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. The seminar is FREE, but there is a$35 no-show fee.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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OCTOBER 16 | FITNESS TRIP IN SUNNY PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO!

I'm so excited to FINALLY unveil what we've been up to! B&W Fitness in collaboration with Rockstar Fitness present the Free2BeFit Trip! Join us in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this October for 4 fun-filled days in the sun! We have pulled out ALL the stops for this fully loaded fitness adventure. 

Love traveling? Love working out? Love meeting new people? Then this is the trip for you:  Beach bootcamps, Fit Olympics, panel discussions with Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, Veronica Torres-Hazley, Ade Hazley and so much more!

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FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.814.6744

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