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ARTS & CULTURE

SEPTEMBER 18 | IMAGINE AUSTIN SPEAKER SERIES: MARK STERN

The topic of creative placemaking - in which public & private partnerships use arts, culture, and creativity activities to strategically shape the physical and social character of a place - has come to the forefront of conversation around the future of Austin.

The City of Austin invites you to a presentation by national expert Mark Stern about neighborhood revitalization, natural cultural districts, and social well-being indicators.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a reception, presentation will begin at 7 pm. Free parking is available at the Asian American Resource Center, located at 8401 Cameron Road.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7700

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SEPTEMBER 19 | DRUMTALK: BETWEEN SKIN AND FRAME

This is a drumversation about the journey of one black lesbian into the world of West African drum and dance culture in the United States. It is an exploration of women in the subculture, the dynamics of "place" and status, the heterosexism in the staging of drum and dance, and the complexity of identity and its compartmentalization.

The performance is of song, dance, spoken word, call and response, storytelling, and voicescape. Join us on Friday, Sep 19 at 7p at the Carver Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.751.5281

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SEPTEMBER 20 | WEIRD! TRUE HOLLYWOOD TALES PRESENTS MALT SHOP MEMORIES

In this episode of Weird! True Hollywood Tales, we’ll be presenting the biographies of 1950s teen idols Frankie Lymon, Ricky Nelson with our headliner biography being the ultimate 50s teen screen idol; James Dean. We will also discuss the strange deaths associated with the cast of Rebel Without A Cause and the influence of teenage tragedy songs.

Biographies Presented by;
Lashonda Lester (Nickelodeon, ACL Live)
Luke McClory (Boston Comedy Festival)
Kerri Lendo (The Encyclopedia Show)

FREE HULA HOOP FOR THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE!

FMI: web | email

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SEPTEMBER 22 | DIASPORA TALK

“The Half That Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism”

Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Join us Mon, September 22, 2014 • ISESE Gallery – The Warfield Center, Jester Center A230.

FMI: web | email

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OCTOBER 2 | UT GALLERY TALK AND RECEPTION

“Body Of Work” from Christina Coleman

Thu, October 2, 2014 • 5:00 AM • ISESE Gallery – The Warfield Center, Jester Center A230.

FMI: web | email

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OCTOBER 10 | CASEY REAS OPENING RECEPTION AND Q&A AT UT

Join Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, and the university’s Department of Computer Science for the unveiling of artist Casey Reas’ “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” on October 10th at the Gates Dell Complex.

Reas, an artist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has explored software as an artistic medium for more than a decade. He writes custom software in order to explore visual systems and emergent form, blending computer science technology and visual art traditions. He has been featured in galleries and museums internationally, in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. Reas’s installation at the Gates Dell Complex will be a large-scale, computer generated wall application featured on two walls near the main atrium. “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” will be the third work of public art associated with the GDC building, complementing the works of Sol LeWitt installed in 2013.

The opening event will feature a public Q&A session with Reas at 5:30 pm, followed by a celebratory reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm in the Gates Dell Complex. Admission is free and open to the public. To RSVP please visit the website for more information about the event.

FMI: web | tel: 512.402.6861

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COMMUNITY

SEPTEMBER 20 | BREATH EMPOWERMENT WITH REBECCA GOULD

Breath Empowerment is a combination of Pranayama and Qigong breathing that leaves your body humming with the vibration of healing energy while creating a deep sense of meditation and connectedness. This sacred practice from India routinely produces profound experiences in people. This is one of the most intense and powerful breathing practices you will ever experience. One of the few physical exercises you can do which increases your body’s alkalinity, this practice is extremely healing and your body will feel the vibrations for much longer as you achieve levels of relaxation and overall body wellness.

Breath Empowerment for beginners is a 35-minute practice in which you’re lying on a mat or pad on the floor and being guided along by a certified instructor. There will be detailed explanation and instruction regarding Qigong Breathing and the Warrior’s Breath techniques before the practice begins.

Saturday September 20, 10:30-12pm, Saturday October 11, 10:30-12pm and Sunday November 9, 2:30-4pm. $20 each or $45 for all. AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd.

FMI: web | tel: 512.492.3034

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SEPTEMBER 20 | 37TH ANNUAL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DAY GALA BANQUET

The Austin Area Urban League is delighted to extend this invitation to you to join us at the 37th Annual Equal Opportunity Awards Gala on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the AT&T Center located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

We are planning a memorable evening to honor our local champions of equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. Our honorees this year include State Farm Insurance, the recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award and Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, the recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award.

The Austin Area Urban League has been at work empowering communities and changing lives for more than 37 years in Central Texas! As an affiliate in the trenches, the services and programs that we deliver in the Austin community impact and improve the lives of thousands of people annually and are very much needed.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.478.7176

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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 | email | tel: 512.459.2272

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SEPTEMBER 21 | FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! BLACK WOMEN GET ROOTED AFROBEAT

Connect. Make it a monthly ritual. Save money. Commit to time for you! Join the Black Women Get Rooted Meetup for BWGR Afrobeat Meditation™ this fall season. Registration now open. Class starts Sunday, September 21.

About: Afrobeat Meditation™ combines sitting, guided, and gentle movement meditation to relax + energize the mind/body/spirit. Always infused with Black Diaspora music and history. Our BWGR class includes time to connect with other members, fellow Black women on the holistic path. Beginner friendly.

Class size limited! We keep it personal and communal with small classes. Registration reserves your seat for four classes, September through December. Dates on website.

Join the Black Women Get Rooted Meetup (membership is free) at meetup.com/Black-Women-Get-Rooted. Then, purchase your fall registration our website. Show up and move with us!

Brought to you by Rootwork, your proudly local, Black/Latina owned & operated holistic organization.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.992.0720

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SEPTEMBER 27 | THE MOTHERHOOD CONFERENCE

MAKING ALL THINGS NEW with women from all across Central Texas at The 2014 Womens Conference on Motherhood.

It is for moms, those who have been moms, those who are moms, those who want to be a mom, those who have had a mom and for those who may have lost a mom, but most of all for women to get together and talk about what motherhood is about.

You dont even have to be a mom but this is a time to connect with other woman about the theme of motherhood. It is an opportunity to tell your story and hear another story.

Registration is FREE, RSVP online and visit the website for info about sponsorship and guest speakers.

FMI: web | email

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OCTOBER 4 | THE COLOR OF AWARENESS - A CANCER AWARENESS BRUNCH

The Moriah Sisters presents The Color of Awareness A cancer awareness brunch for East Austin Community at Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 4907 Springdale Road. The event will include inspirational speakers talking about the various types of Cancer, early detection, food, prizes and more.

Our organizations mission is to help others have the best knowledge for a healthy life. This is a chance to give back to the community and make people aware of the various cancers.

Registration Fee is $10. Early registration is 8:30am - 9 am with a continental breakfast. Registration 9am - 9:45am. Event starts at 10am.

50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Awareness Society.

FMI: email | tel: 512.796.5228

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OCTOBER 6 | AARP AUSTIN MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Join AARP and AustinUP for an Austin mayoral candidate forum and hear the candidates talk about the future of Austin, and how they plan to make Austin a place where all ages can be healthy, independent and integrated into a vibrant community life.

Learn where the candidates stand on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to engage in the community life of our City.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling, Lunch will be provided.

FMI: web | tel: 877.926.8300

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OCTOBER 13 | MOUNT SINAI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 6th Annual MSCA GOLF Tournament will be held on Monday, October 13. Registration is from 6:45AM - 8:00AM and tournament start 8:30AM SHARP.

Take advantage of the registration Fees prior to September 14. Four Players $360; Three Players $270; Two Players $180; One Player $90.

Win a FIAT for a Hole-In-One - sponsored by Nyle Maxwell Fiat. Win a Golf Cart for a Hole-in-One - sponsored by Golf Cart Zone!

Each player will receive One Play Card - valid for a free green fee anytime Monday-Friday; Breakfast and Lunch and 12 months of Golf Digest Magazine with online registration.

There will be numerous contests. Sponsorships are still available. Please see the website for more detailed information. All proceeds will benefit the Mount Sinai Christian Academy.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.825.3163

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OCTOBER 13 | 1ST ANNUAL LYONS JR FOUNDATION COLUMBUS DAY GOLF CLASSIC

Lyons Jr. Foundation is to spread charity upon mankind. That charity consists of scholarships, food, clothing, medical assistance, and working with or providing funds to other Austin area charities that share our goals.

Enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful Avery Ranch Golf Club. The event will include green fees (4-person best ball), cart, range balls, beverages, catered lunch, and awards reception following the golf.

Tournament Fee is $100 Per Player/$375 Per Team. Registration: 7:00 AM. Tee Time: 8:00 AM.

FMI: web | tel: 512.293.8041

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OCTOBER 18 | BREAST CANCER 5K WALK

The Breast Cancer 5K Walk sponsored by the City of Killeen, Metroplex Health System, All American Chevrolet and News Channel 25 will take place on Saturday, October 18th. We will also be Celebrating Survivors on Friday, October 17th.

Those wanting to participate in the walk and register online, please visit the link.

We hope you will join us in the fight for breast cancer. All funds raised Will go towards providing free mammograms at the Greater Killeen Free Clinic. 12% will get it. 100% will be affected.

FMI: web | email | tel: 254.338.1562

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PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 20 | WE GOT NEXT COMEDY SHOW VOL 3

We Got Next Comedy Show Vol 3 will feature San Antonio native Jai9. Hosted by Comedian Q from Dallas will be setting the stage on fire with comedian Terry Grossman and Alfred the Alley Cat! Get your tickets TODAY and join us on Saturday, Sep 20 in San Antonio at the Allure Lounge 13550 O'Connor.

FMI: web | email | tel: 210.570.7096

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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 | email | tel: 559.964.7639

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OCTOBER 4 | TEAM LIBRA BIRTHDAY BASH!

#TeamLibra Birthday Bash! Men in Black | Ladies in Pink on Sat, Oct 4 from 10pm-2am. Join us downtown at @18th Over Austin Lounge - located on the 18th floor at the Hilton Garden Hotel at 500 N. I35 between 5th and 6th street.

Call or email to RSVP for tables and bottles. Dress code will be enforced.

FMI: email | tel: 512.680.2188

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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 | email | tel: 512.814.6744

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OCTOBER 17 | FASHION FUSION: THE HOLLYWOOD EDITION GLAMMING UP THE RUNWAY

Toombas Jeans & delirium Entertainment present The Season of Sophistication Fashion Series featuring TWO DAYS of Entertainment!

FRIDAY, 10/17 - the 4th Annual Fashion Fusion: The Hollywood Edition "Glamming up the Runway and Standing Up to Cancer!"

High Fashion Indoor/Outdoor Event benefitting Komen Austin Affiliate | Pre-Show "Sip & Shop" Happy Hour w/ complimentary small bites & vendor shopping | Live Music Runway Shows | Performances by R&B, NeoSoul, Rock-Fusion & Hip Hop Artists | Special ONYX Performances | VIP Swag Bags | Fashion Raffles | Breast Cancer Survivor Runway Tributes

GO GLAM in VIP! Enjoy complimentary specialty drinks, VIP swag bags including product samples, coupons & freebies, and premier VIP seating for both indoor & outdoor shows.

Join us at The Charles Johnson House, 404 Atlanta Street.

SATURDAY, 10/18 features the exclusive ONYX Viewing of Episode 5: "Turning Point"
Wind down with complimentary cocktails, small bites and a movie! Juicy entertainment at its best!

Join us at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st Street. to mix & mingle with the STARS of ONYX | Pre-Show Happy Hour w/ complimentary cocktails & appetizers | Exclusive screening the drama-filled Episode 5 of ONYX "Turning Point" .

Regular Online $30 | Regular @ Door $40 | VIP Online $50 | VIP @ Door $60. Includes entrance for both events!

This is a Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Fundraiser! PLEASE SUPPORT BY PURCHASING A TICKET, MAKING A DONATION OR BECOMING A FASHION FUSION SPONSOR!

FMI: web | email

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PROFESSIONAL

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 | 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 | 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 | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | AUSTIN EVENT READY - MAKING SENSE OF SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS

Austin is host to an increasing number of festivals and events spurring opportunities for small businesses offering their own special events and activities during these times. Live-music, outdoor parties, temporary patios, block parties and more.

This panel will help make sense of the City-required permit process and explore the role of Austin Center for Events (ACE) in assisting permit applicants for operating temporary and special events.

Panelists will be Sgt. Jeff Crawford, Austin Police Department; Lt. Tom Sweeney, Austin Police Department; Donn Pitts, Music Division; Frances Hargrove, Special Events Office; Chief David Brietzke, Austin Fire Department.

We encourage all class participants to explore additional resources downstairs in the Exhibit Hall. The Getting Connected exhibit hall is open from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Join us for an event ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. in front of the exhibit hall entry. Complimentary parking will be provided for this event.

Join us on Thursday, Sep 27 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Palmer Events Center Meeting Room 4-5, 900 Barton Springs Rd. The event is FREE with $20 no-show fee.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Learn about the no-cost programs and services offered to help local companies find, hire, train, and retain skilled workers. Our featured presenter is Leslie Puckett, Workforce Solutions

We encourage all class participants to explore additional resources downstairs in the Exhibit Hall. The Getting Connected exhibit hall is open from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Join us for an event ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. in front of the exhibit hall entry. Complimentary parking will be provided for this event.

Join us on Thursday, Sep 27 from 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM at the Palmer Events Center Meeting Room 3, 900 Barton Springs Rd. The event is FREE with $20 no-show fee.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | CREATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Finding traditional funding for your small business isn’t always easy. Learn about non-traditional funding options for your start-up or expanding business as our panel of funding experts will cover options like community lending, crowd funding, bootstrapping, and expansion loans offered by the City of Austin. Bring your funding questions; our experts are full of answers.

Panelists include Rocio Vallejo, PeopleFund; Lance McNeill, BCL of Texas; Xavier Zarate, City of Austin Family Business Loan Program; Walter Laich, UT Instructor and Financial Planner

We encourage all class participants to explore additional resources downstairs in the Exhibit Hall. The Getting Connected exhibit hall is open from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Join us for an event ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. in front of the exhibit hall entry. Complimentary parking will be provided for this event.

Join us on Thursday, Sep 27 from 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM at the Palmer Events Center Meeting Room 4-5, 900 Barton Springs Rd. The event is FREE with $20 no-show fee.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ARTS CAREER

For many artists, building a sustainable life means balancing different sources of income in both the non-profit and for-profit realms. Our expert panel will talk about growing your artistic career by taking your skills outside the studio and into new markets.

This seminar is designed to help emerging artists looking for new avenues to explore, as well as established artists who want to take their practice to the next level.

Panelists include Brent Hasty of mindPOP, Fred Schmidt of Bullseye Business Development, Chris Dahlquist, Professional Artist and Facilitator with Artist Inc.

We encourage all class participants to explore additional resources downstairs in the Exhibit Hall. The Getting Connected exhibit hall is open from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Join us for an event ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. in front of the exhibit hall entry. Complimentary parking will be provided for this event.

Join us on Thursday, Sep 27 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM at the Palmer Events Center Meeting Room 4-5, 900 Barton Springs Rd. The event is FREE with $20 no-show fee.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7800

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OCTOBER 4 | BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS LAUNCH

Black Women In Business is an organization that was founded by Rose Smith on June 2, 2014. Mrs. Smith who is also the Founder of R.O.S.E.S (Reaching Out Supporting Every Sister), an Author and Life Coach, birthed the idea in hope of providing black businesswomen a platform where we can grow and become successful in any business forum. And, in less than 3 months the group has more than 200 members!

Black Women In Business is dedicated to making a difference within their lives, businesses and communities. The group is compiled of black businesswomen throughout Austin, surrounding areas and Texas. And, our motto is "Excellence Is Everything.”

Black Women In Business is a community developed through online and in person meetings and events. The meetings are facilitated by Rose Smith, BWIB members, accomplished practitioners, successful business and organization heads, life/business coaches and positive thought leaders within the community.

On Saturday, October 4, there will be a Black Women In Business Launch held at Crowne Plaza (6121 N. IH-35) from 10am-3pm. The event will feature 60-70 Black Businesswomen Vendors, dozens of door prizes (valued at $100 or more), a Grand Prize drawing, appearances by some of the most influential people in Austin, Networking, Giveaway Bags, Souvenir Books, Refreshments, Music, fun and more!!

To purchase a ticket for the door prizes, click the link below. You do not have to be present to win the door prizes, but you do have to attend to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FQKJKG7XWE4DS

The event is FREE and open to the public.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.579.8265

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SPIRITUAL

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 | email | tel: 210.223.8624

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SEPTEMBER 25 | HEAVEN NATURE GONG WITH NATHAN PETERSON

The Sheng Zhen Gong form known as Heaven Nature Gong was inspired by Kwan Yin, the Goddess of compassion. This standing form is comprised of 11 gentle movements and contemplations that cultivate physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi in releasing the suppleness and compassion of ones original heart.

No experience necessary and beginners are most certainly welcome! September 25 - November 20 on Thursdays 7-8pm. $115 for the series; $15 drop-in. FREE QI TASTING SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:30 - no RSVP necessary.

FMI: web | tel: 512.492.3034

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SEPTEMBER 27 | CREATIVE NIGHT OF WORSHIP

The 4th Annual Creative Night of Worship, "Released," will be taking place at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church (GMZ) on September 27. An amazing worship experience with explosive comedy, spoken word, mime, dance, drill team and much more.

This is a powerful night of God creative expression moving through avenues of praise and worship that are not so "traditional." Doors open at 5:00pm. Worship Experience begins at 5:30pm. This is a FREE event. #CNOW

Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located at 1801 Pennsylvania Ave. ~ Austin, TX
Gaylon C. Clark ~ Lead Pastor

FMI: web | email

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FURTHER OUT

OCTOBER 25 | THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

The Texas Book Festival will feature more than 250 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and childrens activities.

Considered to be one of the nations premier literary events, the Festival continues to be free and open to the public in its 19th year.

Headlining authors for the 2014 Festival include Martin Amis, Lidia Bastianich, Edan Lepucki, Ziggy Marley, Hector Tobar, Valerie Plame Wilson, Lawrence Wright, and Tiphanie Yanique. The full author list and 2014 Festival schedule will be announced as the date gets closer. Check the website for updates.

FMI: web link | tel: 682.551.7172

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OCTOBER 25 | 2014 AIA AUSTIN HOMES TOUR

Each year, the AIA Austin Homes Tour showcases some of the best designed homes in the Austin area from locally renowned architecture and design firms. In its 28th year, the 2014 AIA Austin Homes Tour features eleven new and newly renovated homes, with home styles ranging from traditional to contemporary – all with innovative design elements to delight and inspire tour attendees. The diverse selection of homes on the tour is fitting for a city as colorful and diverse as Austin, and provides 5,000+ attendees with fresh concepts to appreciate and explore.

Tickets for the 2014 AIA Austin Homes Tour go on sale September 25th and are $35 in advance; $40 the weekend of the tour. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the tour, and can be purchased at Mockingbird Domestics, Zinger Hardware or directly from AIA Austin’s office. Tickets and more information are also available online or by calling.

FMI: web link | tel: 512.402.6861

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NOVEMBER 1 | FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY IN AUSTIN TEXAS

The FARE for Food Allergy is coming to Austin on November 1. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with Food allergies, including all those at risk for anaphylaxis.

With 15 million Americans affected, there are 15 million reasons to walk! FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. This family-friendly event, presented by Mylan, seeks to raise funds and awareness for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness.

The day’s schedule will be as follows:

•9:00 a.m. Registration/Kid’s Activities Begin
•10:30 a.m. Live Music
•11:00 a.m. Walk

•Family-friendly activities – a moon bounce, face painting, tattoos, games, various sponsor booths, a cool photo booth. Join in on the fun at Mueller Lake Park – 4550 Mueller Blvd. Registration is free and available online.

FMI: web link |

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NOVEMBER 5 | PHOENIX ARISING ANNUAL GALA 2014

Phoenix Arising’s Annual Fundraising Gala is on Nov. 5th from 7-10 PM! This event marks a pivotal moment in the history of Phoenix Arising and its programs. Over the last four years we have built a strong program that has impacted the Austin community.

We’re honored to have Retired Colonel of the US Air Force and Former Astronaut Tom Henricks as our guest speaker!

Phoenix Arising is a non-profit whose programs use aviation as the catalyst to stimulate interest and engagement in math, science and engineering.

The money raised through this event will immediately impact economically disadvantaged youth in Central Texas by funding immersive summer and after school learning programs.

This night will be filled with fun, food, and community outreach. Come out to support Austins youth! Click on the link to RSVP.

FMI: web link | email |

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NOVEMBER 15 | THE NEXT LYRICAL GENIUS

Come be apart of Hip Hop history on Saturday, November 15 from 8p-11p for the 1st Annual "Are You the Next Lyrical Genuis" held at the Carver Museum.

This show is a competition for the best of the best rappers, poets, writers, etc. to showcase their talent. We will have local celebrity judges: Anya, Eric White, Potent Tai & Todd "The White Brutha" Engle from KAZI 88.7 FM. There will be performances by: Eson, Lady Shacklin, Eric White, Anya, Potent Tai & More. Start studying your hip hop facts for the HIP HOP TRIVIA segment to win prizes!

Seats are limited so get your tickets now!

FMI: web link | email | tel: 832.657.9305

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DECEMBER 6 | NAACP DEWITTY/OVERTON FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

The 49th Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet will focus on the theme “African American Quality of life 10 Year Assessment and Review".

The keynote speaker for this event will be Beverly Kearney, former head coach of both the womens track and field – and the cross country teams at UT. Kearney led the UT womens track and field team to six NCAA Track Championships and has been a source of inspiration for African American Athletes all over the nation.

This year, community leader and activist, Pam Wade will be the esteemed recipient of the 49th Dewitty/Overton Award for 2014 which
is the Austin Branchs highest honor. Pam has been a leader in the Austin community for more than 25 years. She is also the principal
consultant and owner of A’JA Consulting Firm and a staunch advocate for the policies and issues related to mental illness.

The NAACP Austin Branch will also confer the Captain Louie White Award to Captain Cyril Friday of the Travis County Sheriffs Office.
Serving as captain in each of the bureaus three divisions, Captain Friday has led an esteemed career at the Travis County Sheriffs
Office for almost 30 years.

Additional community service awards will be presented throughout the evening and the program will include the Austin Branch Youth council, music and local entertainment.

The community is invited out to join us on Saturday, December 6. The event will begin at 6pm and will be held at the Hyatt Regency, located at 208 Barton Springs Drive. More information is available online.

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