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SunPower by Freedom Solar design center celebrates opening in Galleria, July 15

Bring your electric bill to enter raffle for a chance to win a FREE home solar project

SunPower by Freedom Solar will celebrate the opening of its new design center in the Hill Country Galleria by offering the chance to win a free home solar project at a family-friendly event with refreshments, music, kids’ activities, and more. Read more

Turkey Trot 2016

The 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is back Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin

The 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is back Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin. Read more

Howl at the Moon Glow Fest, Sept. 3- 4 to benefit Emancipet Killeen

Family- and dog-friendly celebration at Killeen Rodeo grounds features canine dock diving competition, beach party, food trucks

Emancipet Killeen’s second annual Howl at the Moon Glow Fest will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4 at the Killeen Rodeo Grounds, 3201 South W.S. Young Drive. Tickets and advance purchase wristbands are available at http://emancipet.org/events/howl-at-the-moon/. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot reveals 2016 logo and announces event registration!

ThunderCloud Subs has launched registration for the 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, and has revealed the 2016 winning artwork for the Thanksgiving Day tradition benefitting Caritas of Austin.

ThunderCloud selected Bastrop resident and mixed-media artist Rebecca Vick as the winner of the contest, and presented her with the prize: 365 vouchers for free ThunderCloud sandwiches! Read more

Emancipet’s 17th anniversary luncheon April 25

Luncheon to celebrate Houston clinic opening, merger with ATA, Philly clinic on the horizon

Emancipet will celebrate 17 years of serving pets and their people, and share the organization’s vision for the future at their annual luncheon on Monday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel. Read more

HRC Austin announces honorees for 2016 Gala 

Austin’s first transgender police officer Gregory Abbink to receive Visibility Award; Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz to be honored

Gregory AbbinkCelebrating its 21st year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin’s annual Gala has been one of the most successful in the country, raising record funding to support civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, and receiving national recognition. The black-tie event will be held at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, January 30th, at 7 p.m., with approximately 700 people expected to attend.

This year’s theme, On the Shoulders of Giants, is intended to recognize every person who helped make 2015 a banner year for LGBT equality, according to co-chairs Lyn
n Currie and Matt Smith.
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Pet lovers and foodies to support Emancipet by staying home, enjoying local treats

 

Emancipet’s popular Sit Stay Day returns; Valentine’s-inspired kits now available to order!

Animal lovers and foodies, rejoice! Emancipet’s sixth annual Sit Stay Day, a unique fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, returns for 2016.

Dozens of local businesses donate gourmet food and drink items, gift cards, and other goodies that are assembled into 250 kits and delivered to homes and offices before Valentine’s Day. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises $295K; cumulative donation to Caritas nearly $3 million

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs recently presented Caritas of Austin with a check for $295,000, the entirety of the proceeds from the 25th anniversary ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. This year’s check brings the Trot’s cumulative 25-year donation to nearly $3 million—$2,783,375, to be exact. Read more

Twice in a half-century! Petticoat Fair’s second clearance sale

Petticoat Fair’s 2015 fashion and swim items are on clearance all January

Recognized as one of the top lingerie stores in the nation, Austin original Petticoat Fair will host a rare clearance sale for its 2015 fashion and swim items during the entire month of January to make room for new inventory. This is the second time the store has held a sale of this magnitude in its 51-year history.

Located in Northcross Center, Petticoat Fair will have a large designated clearance sale area with bins and racks of trendy and high-quality bras, shapewear, swimwear, sleepwear, and undergarments in a wide range of sizes and styles, all at bargain prices. Read more

25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot celebrates its 25th anniversary this year (the same year ThunderCloud Subs turns 40)! Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving tradition has raised $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin, which helps people move out of poverty toward self-sufficiency.

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a five-mile run, one-mile walk and a Kids K, beginning and ending at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Register online at www.thundercloud.com/turkey-trotRead more