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ARTS & CULTURE

SEPTEMBER 2 | BALLET AFRICAN NOW ENROLLING!

Ballet Afrique Dance Academy is now enrolling ages 2- Adult for our 2014-15 Season!

Academy classes begin September 2nd! We are offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, African and Liturgical dance. New fitness classes also available!

Classes are filling fast so register online NOW!

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.537.4104

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SEPTEMBER 6 | THE PAINTINGS OF VERONICA KUMPF

Please join us at New East Arts Gallery as we showcase the work of visual artist Veronica Kumpf, whose vibrant paintings, which have been featured in Steam and Rockstar Magazines, range from portraits to meditations on interpersonal relationships and complex social issues.

New East Arts Gallery at 1601 East 5th St. Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 6th 7:00-10:00 pm. Closing Reception: Friday, Sept. 19th 7:00-10:00 pm.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.538.5657

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SEPTEMBER 10 | CREATIVE PLACEMAKING SPEAKER SERIES: ANN MARKUSEN

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 Ann Markusen to explore what makes a successful creative placemaking project and what are the livability and economic development outcomes.

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 13 | EXHIBIT OPENING NIGHT @ MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURE CENTER

Opening Reception Saturday, September 13th from 7–9pm at ESB-Mexican American Culture Center, in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery, 600 River St.

The exhibit title is Aliento A Tequila. A Photographic chronicle of tequila and tequila makers by Joel Salcido. The evening also features music by Mariachi Relámpago y Los Alfonsinos.

The Exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through November 29th.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.3772

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SEPTEMBER 13 | MUSIC CONCERT @ THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

Trio Los Vigilantes in Concert at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center starting at 9:00 pm.

Please join us, in celebrating Mexicos Independence Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014, outside in the Zócalo area.

Free and open to the public.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.3772

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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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COMMUNITY

SEPTEMBER 6 | ALC (NORTH) LIFE PHEST

On Saturday, 9/6, come to our location on Wells Branch Parkway for the ALC (North) LIFE Phest between 10 am and 2 pm.

As always, this fun-filled, family event will feature kid games, informational tables from local community organizations, and delicious food and amazing business products from local vendors.

FMI: web | tel: 512.251.4673

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SEPTEMBER 13 | BBQ AND SOULFOOD WEEKEND

THE SPOT SMOKEHOUSE BBQ AND SOULFOOD offers a wide variety of homemade from scratch soulful specialties each and every day now. Make "THE SPOT" your spot today.

Fryday features Fried Fish, Wings, Ribs and Pork Chops; along with Smothered Pork Chops and Chicken, Beef and Pork Ribs, Sausage, Brisket, Smoked Turkey and Smoked Turkey Legs

Saturday features Fried Fish, Ribs and Pork Chops; along Smothered Pork Chops, Beef and Pork Ribs, Sausage, Brisket, Smoked Turkey and Smoked Turkey Legs

Sunday features Oxtails, Fried Fish and Pork Chops, Smothered Pork Chops and Chicken, Beef Tips, Meat loaf, Turkey & Dressing and Turkey Legs

11 am to 7pm Tuesday - Thursday
11am to 9pm Fryday
12pm to 7pm Saturday
12 pm to 5pm Sunday

All dinners include two sides and cornbread. All restaurant hours can change due to the fact that we do sell out!

THE SPOT SMOKEHOUSE BBQ AND SOULFOOD is located in Pflugerville at 100 12th St, Ste. 110.

FMI: email | tel: 512.843.7768

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SEPTEMBER 13 | ALC (EAST) LIFE) FEST

ALC is pleased to announce the official launch of ALC (East) at the Manor Middle School at 12900 Gregg Manor Road, Manor, Texas.

On Saturday, September 13, we will host the 1st ALC (East) Life Fest to start the celebrations. It is a family-fun event. There will be games, entertainment, prizes, and more.

We also cordially invite everyone to our ALC (East) Launch service on Sunday, September 14 at 10:45 am.

DeChard I.H. M. Freeman is the Lead Pastor.

FMI: web | tel: 512.251.4673

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SEPTEMBER 14 | BLACK WOMEN GET ROOTED™ MEETUP

Join the Black Women Get Rooted™ Meetup for our next Meet & Greet! Connect, join in conversation, and support a local authoress.

Writer, performance artist, and healing cuisine specialist Chandra Washington will share & host a conversation inspired by her book No Mistake: Journey to Self Acceptance. This childrens book explores journeys to self-acceptance as Black folk and invites us all to commune on the topic.

Open to Black Women Get Rooted™ Meetup members. To join: Find us online at the FMI weblink below. There is no fee to be a member.

We will be at Soma Vida, 1210 Rosewood Ave, from 5-7:30 PM . Event entry fee is $7 for ages 18+ (pay on Meetup.com or at door) 17 and below, price-less.

The book *No Mistake* will also be on sale at the vent for $13.

This Meetup and event brought to you by Rootwork. Explore our community online @ root-work.com.

FMI: web | email

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SEPTEMBER 15 | LIVING A FULFILLED LIFE HEALTH FORUM

Come out to the Carver Library and get free help with your steps to healthy living. Guest speakers will come to show and tell about nutrition, fitness, diet and more. No more excuses! Learn to take care of you. Open to all. Please visit our Facebook Page for more details.

FMI: web | tel: 512.216.0589

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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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PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 4 | REP DAWNNA DUKES PRESENTS HOWARD HEWITT IN CONCERT

Rep Dawnna Dukes invites you to join her for A Night to Remember with Grammy Winning Artist Howard Hewitt on Thursday, September 4 at El Sol Y La Luna at 600 E. 6th St.

Howard Hewitt will be performing his classic hits such as Second Time Around, A Night to Remember, Make That Move, This Love is Forever, Say Amen - and more.

Our special guests for the evening include Gubernatorial Candidate and current Senator Wendy Davis, Senator Leticia Van DePutte, Senator Rodney Ellis, Tx Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Sylvester Turner, Chairman Garnett Coleman and other dignitaries.

The VIP Reception begins at 6:30 followed by the concert at 8p. Individual tickets for this fundraiser are $50 and can be purchased online or by contacting Susan Harry.

FMI: web | email

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SEPTEMBER 6 | 1ST SATURDAY AT SPINNERS LIVE

IAMDJDK Ent. & Spinners Live presents 1st Saturdays, September 6, from 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM at Spinners Live (next door to Spinners Bar & Grill) at 14106 North IH 35.

Music by DJ DK & Special Guest Spinning Old School and New School Hip Hop & R&B.

Come and celebrate your birthday and any other social event with us! Bottle Service is available.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.934.4601

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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 | email

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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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PROFESSIONAL

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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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 | 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 | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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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 | 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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SPIRITUAL

SEPTEMBER 7 | ALC (NORTH) 6TH BIRTHDAY SERVICES

ALC North is thankful to God for its 6 years of LIFE and favor. The official 6th Birthday Celebration will take place on Sunday, September 7 at our 9 am and 12:30 pm services.

Pastor L. J. Gillespie of Greater Love Baptist Church of San Antonio will be the guest preacher. DeChard I. H. M. Freeman in the Lead Pastor.

FMI: web | tel: 512.251.4673

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SEPTEMBER 14 | ALC (EAST) LAUNCH SERVICE

ALC is pleased to announce the official launch of ALC (East) at the Manor Middle School at 12900 Gregg Manor Road, Manor, Texas.

On Saturday, September 13, we will host the 1st ALC (East) Life Fest to start the celebrations. It is a family-fun event. There will be games, entertainment, prizes, and more.

We also cordially invite everyone to our ALC (East) Launch service on Sunday, September 14 at 10:45 am.

DeChard I.H. M. Freeman is the Lead Pastor.

FMI: web | tel: 512.251.4673

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SEPTEMBER 17 | HEAVEN EARTH GONG – SHENG ZHEN GONG WITH FRANCIE SHIMAYA

This practice is for self-cultivation and Heart nourishment, to help one obtain long-lasting happiness. This form has a nourishing quality and creates a blissful state. Each movement has a corresponding meaning. It is important to grasp the meaning of the previous movement to understand the significance of the next. This form is practiced while sitting cross-legged on the floor or seated in a chair. Heaven Earth Gong elevates ones consciousness to a transcendent realm. This qigong creates a heavenly environment. The class will end with a short meditation.

September 17 - November 19th, Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm. Cost is $130 series, $15 drop-in.

FMI: web

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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 | 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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FURTHER OUT

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 link | tel: 512.402.6861

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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 link | email | tel: 512.825.3163

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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!

NOTE: Except where stated, events on soulciti.com are not sponsored or endorsed by soulciti.com.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.814.6744

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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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