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    Get Growing! Planting Your Fall Garden and Yoga

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    August 28, 2016

    Sunday, August 28, 2:00 - 4:30pm
    with Rhonda at Westgate

    Wouldn't it be awesome to grow your own food? Well you can! In this workshop you will learn the tips, tricks, opportunities and challenges of planting a fall/winter garden in Austin. Body mechanics and gentle stretching will be explored to create more ease of movement in the garden and prevent injury. Bring your questions. Let's get ...more


    Getting Connected: Capital Acumen: Essential to Your Success

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Whether you are a rookie entrepreneur or a seasoned one, the need to access funding for your business is key. Learn from a distinguished panel of funding experts eager to share their valuable...more

    Getting Connected: The Art of Social Media

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Move beyond basic creation of a business page or account towards an integrated social media strategy with artful engagement. This interactive workshop will present how to stage photos and create...more

    Getting Connected: Plan for the Unplanned

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    It’s on your shoulders. Are you prepared to respond and recover from the impacts of an interruption to your business? Whether a devastating illness, natural disaster, personnel related, or...more

    Austin y Mazatlán: Puente de Arte y Cambios: Bridging Art & Social Change

    Presented by La Peña at La Peña, Austin

    July 27 - August 31, 2016

    La Peña & Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlán present

    Austin y Mazatlán: Puente de Arte y Cambios

    Bridging Art & Social Change...more

    Getting Connected: Made in Austin: Getting Connected Keynote Session

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Austin is a major destination for creative thinkers and businesses. Hear from local creative entrepreneurs, receiving national attention, about why they were drawn to this city and how they were...more

    Getting Connected: No Shame in Your Game

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Promoting your work can and should be integrated into your everyday creative process. Learn about the necessary tools to effectively promote your work to new and targeted audiences. We will cover...more

    Getting Connected: Proposal Perfection

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Hear from the Austin Art in Public Places staff about what it takes to qualify and build a successful project proposal for public art. Learn the terms and skills required to see your project move...more

    Getting Connected: Put the FUN in FUNdraising

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    This workshop will help artists, of all disciplines, better understand fundraising opportunities such as grants and donations. Find out the steps required to make your project possible such as...more

    Getting Connected: Protecting your Assets

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    For many filmmakers, musicians and productions, partnerships are necessary to bring your idea to fruition, but how do you protect your skin in the game? Learn of legal and contract jargon that...more

    Getting Connected: Ask a COA Staffer Mentoring Round Tables

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Are you looking for a guide to help you better understand City resources and opportunities, stick around for our "ask a staffer" mentoring session!  Cultural Arts, Music and Entertainment,...more

    Getting Connected: Portfolio Careers

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Artists with multiple and diverse income streams are often the most successful. Find out how the “odd job” economy keeps creatives afloat from local artists with sustainable careers....more

    Getting Connected: Austin Export

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    What does it take to get your show on the road? Learn from local artists and musician’s personal experience about what it takes to execute a touring performance and how to build long lasting...more

    Getting Connected: Creatives Meets Business Mentoring Round Tables session 1

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Creatives Meet Business (CMB) is an event and podcast series based in Austin, TX that helps creatives reshape how they view themselves, not just as “artists” and “creatives” but also as...more

    Getting Connected: Creatives Meets Business Mentoring Round Tables session 2

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Creatives Meet Business (CMB) is an event and podcast series based in Austin, TX that helps creatives reshape how they view themselves, not just as “artists” and “creatives” but also as...more

    Chair Yoga for All Ages

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 3, 2016

    Saturday, September 3rd, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    with Everitt at Westgate
     

    Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practice sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for...more

    Class: "Twisting Facts into Stories: Reality in Fiction and Nonfiction" with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    September 3, 2016

    Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” The answer is usually some version of this: “All around me.” We draw upon current events, personal memories and family anecdotes,...more

    Master Gardener Series - Growing Culinary Herbs

    Presented by TreeHouse

    September 3, 2016

    Why grow herbs? Because they’ll add flavor to your cooking while also providing food for the local bees at the same time! Master Gardener Vicki Blachman will teach this class, covering...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 6, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 6, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    Quickbooks - Introduction

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 9, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    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...more

    Yoga for Birth and Delivery

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 10, 2016

    Saturday, Sept. 10, 1:00 - 4:00pm
    with Alice at North

    This fun and experiential three hour class will take you through yoga postures, labor and birth positions and other...more

    Class: "More Than Meets the Eye: Writing the Four Other Senses" with Marian Szczepanski

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    September 10, 2016

    A sure-fire way to captivate readers is with concrete details. However, describing the appearance of a person, place or thing is just the beginning. Characters, like readers, have four other...more

    American Clay Hands On Class

    Presented by TreeHouse

    September 10, 2016

    Come clay with us! This class covers the basics of application of American Clay — from mixing through application and compression of all three basic finishes. Everyone will get hands on...more

    Ashtanga: Led Second Series

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 11, 2016

    Sunday, Sept. 11, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    with Megan at North

    The second series of Ashtanga is an energizing practice that takes you deeper into backbends which strengthen and purify...more

    Austin Canoe and Kayak Demo Days

    Presented by Austin Kayak (ACK)

    September 10 - September 11, 2016

    Mark your calendars because ACK's annual Fall Demo Days are right around the corner! Head to the Hyde Park Quarries Saturday September 10th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm and get...more

    Contemporary Dance Workshop with Ellen Bartel and Jun Shen

    Presented by Ellen Bartel Dance Collective and Blue Lapis Light

    September 10 - September 11, 2016

    Breakdown of classes:

    Saturday, September 10th

    10:10am-11:50am Tai-Chi Contemporary

    12:00pm-1:30pm Intermediate Contemporary

    1:30-2:30 Break

    2:30pm-4:15pm...more

    Roadmap to Success: How to Write a Business Plan

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 13, 2016

    Full-Day offering!...more

    Conscious Breath for Vitality

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 17, 2016

    Saturday, September 17, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    with Gurudhan at North

    Conscious breathing creates pulsations and vibrations that open the door to the Infinite vibration and frequency....more

    Class: "Time-Traveling through Pace" with Natalia Sylvester

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    September 17, 2016

    Narrative pace is all about movement—every sentence or paragraph has the potential to transport the reader through time and space. Moving between past and present and shifting from interior...more

    Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Make Your Cash Flow Work for You

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 20, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Cash flow -- you can live and die by it. Your ability to effectively manage business cash flow is vital to your business survival and ultimately its growth....more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Austin Public Library - Carver Branch, Austin

    September 21, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session,...more

    BizOpen Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program

    September 21, 2016

    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...more

    Using Strategic Pricing to Drive Greater Profitability for Your Business

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    September 23, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!
     

    Pricing is the fastest and most effective way for companies to increase profitability. Studies show that a 1% increase in pricing has a greater positive impact...more

    Embodying Shakti - Kali

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 24, 2016

    Saturday, September 24, 10:30am - 5:00pm
    with Ana Pilar & Jamie at North

    During this one day retreat, you will encounter the Goddess Kali in a dynamic and playful blend...more

    Class: "The Novel Hatchery: Moving a Novel Idea into Its First Draft" with Stacey Swann

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    September 24, 2016

    Writers often have a great idea for a novel but aren’t sure how to dive in. Or they have already begun but hit an early wall. No matter the type of novel, this class will increase students'...more

    You Can Sing! Vocal Performance Workshop

    Presented by Women in Jazz Association, inc. at George Washington Carver Museum - Boyd Vance Theater, Austin

    September 24, 2016

    Youth from 7 to 18 will learn to sing and perform with Pamela Hart of the Women in Jazz Association, Inc.  Participants will learn to sing with a jazz band and will also have fun singing...more

    Sun Salutations: The Essence of Flow

    Presented by Yoga Yoga

    September 25, 2016

    Sunday, September 25, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    with Christine A. at North
     

    When practiced with attention and intention, the simple movements of the Surya Namaskara contain all of...more

    Introduction to Crowdfunding: Perks/Rewards-based

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Entrepreneur Center of Austin, Austin

    October 4, 2016

    MUST REGISTER!

    Crowdfunding is the grassroots financial frontier made popular by sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It creates fundraising opportunities through the collective efforts...more

    Class: "Finding and Strengthening Your Unique Writing Voice" with Katherine Catmull

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 8, 2016

    Almost every editor’s wishlist states, “I’m looking for a manuscript with a strong, distinctive voice.” And yet voice is talked about in the vaguest terms, as if it were some mystical...more

    Art & Soul Austin

    Presented by Art & Soul Austin

    January 10, 2010 - October 15, 2016

    Traveling Art Enrichment Classes for ages 3-10 years old. Group art classes,Art Birthday Parties, and private lessons available.


    Class: "The Architecture of a Scene" with Chaitali Sen

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 15, 2016

    When writers are told to show, not tell, it often means turning a statement into a dramatic scene: a set of characters doing something in a particular place at a particular time. Vivid scenes...more

    Awesmic City Expo 2016

    Presented by Awesmic City Austin Texas, LLC and B*TRU ARTS at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    October 15 - October 16, 2016

    Awesmic City Expo 2016 - 3rd Annual at Palmer Events Center - 10 - 6 pm promoting arts, science, education and Holistic Health - The Theme is "Cultivating Cosmic Cultures Through Creativity" -...more

    5th International Conference on Biometrics & Biostatistics

    Presented by conferenceseries.llc

    October 20 - October 21, 2016

    Biostatistics 2016  invites all the participants from all over the world to attend "5th International Conference on Biometrics & Biostatistics" during October 20-21, 2016...more

    Class: "Jump Start Your Novel" with Sara Kocek

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 22, 2016

    Now more than ever, a strong opening is vital for a novel’s success. A manuscript has mere seconds in an agent’s hands, and in order to stand out from the hundreds of other submissions, the...more

    FREE Improv Mixers

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Theatre, Austin

    February 28 - October 23, 2016

    Improv Mixer (Free!)

    Merlin Works hosts monthly improv mixers fourth Sundays 4pm – 6pm at The ZACH. The Mixer is  a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended...more

    Class: Eudora Welty’s essay “Place in Fiction”

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 29, 2016

    In one of her best craft essays, Eudora Welty asks the question “What place has place in fiction?” It’s a question every fiction writer should ask themselves. Exploring setting can serve as...more

    Class: "The Long Middle: What to Do Between Beginning and Ending a Novel" with Greg Garrett

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    November 19, 2016

    In any long form narrative, the biggest challenge often comes in writing Act Two, which many writers call "The Long Middle." In this class, writer and master teacher Greg Garrett will talk...more

    Free Open Warm-up Jams

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    March 13 - November 20, 2016

    Free Open Warmup Jam

    Join the cast of our Second Sunday Improv Show in fun warm up improv games. An instructor leads group and paired activities to give you a taste of the improv...more

    Curanderísmo| Indigenous Healing Workshops

    Presented by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    August 20 - December 17, 2016

    Workshops
    August 20 |September 17 | October 15 November 19 | December 17
    Saturday | Sábados  1 - 4 pm
    Ages:  17+ 

    Discover and preserve the ancient...more

    LULAC Family Workshops

    Presented by Latinitas Magazine

    June 25, 2016 - January 28, 2017

    Chicas, parents, aunts and uncles and abuelos! The whole family is invited to our series of FREE workshops that will aim to connect the Latino community to technological resources...more

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