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2016 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises $330,000 for Caritas!

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit that supports Austin’s working poor and homeless people, with a check for $330,000, the proceeds raised at the 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day. Read more

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s famous pink pancakes to benefit breast cancer charity this October

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate all of the proceeds from its specialty pancakes to Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas, along with the proceeds from its limited edition “Cakes for a Cure” T-shirts. Read more

Houston Press reports: Major gift from Houston PetSet to help Emancipet open first brick-and-mortar clinic in Houston

A new $89,000 charitable gift from philanthropist Jan Duncan through Houston PetSet will help Emancipet, nonprofit provider of low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services, open its first brick-and-mortar nonprofit veterinary clinic in Houston’s East End. To read Craig Malisow’s excellent Houston Press story about the news, click hereRead 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

Kerbey Lane to celebrate 36th birthday May 5

All stores to donate net profits to United Way for Greater Austin; birthday cake pancakes on special to celebrate

In honor of Kerbey Lane Cafe’s 36th anniversary on May 5, the beloved Austin restaurant will donate 100 percent of the net profits from all seven of its locations to United Way for Greater Austin beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 5, and ending at 6 a.m. on May 6, 2016.

In addition, Kerbey Lane will be serving short stacks of its birthday cake pancakes for the discounted price of $1.95 (regularly $3.95). 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

Austin’s top chefs featured at Farm to Plate, May 11

SFC adds brand new VIP Hour experience hosted by Juniper to popular annual fundraiser; Tables on sale now!

More than 30 of Austin’s most acclaimed chefs will serve samples of their culinary creations at Sustainable Food Center’s ninth annual Farm to Plate on Wednesday, May 11 from 7- 9:30 p.m. at the historic Barr Mansion.

Farm to Plate focuses exclusively on locally grown and produced food. All of the participating chefs have shown a commitment to using food from local sources, in line with SFC’s mission. Read more

Animal Trustees of Austin now part of Emancipet

Emancipet to fully incorporate ATA’s staff, facility, and programs

Animal Trustees of Austin is now officially part of Emancipet, and the merged organization will be even greater than the sum of its parts, serving more Austin-area people and pets with safe, affordable, and compassionate veterinary services. Read more

Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival announces new literary director

6P_TexasBookFestJulieHighResFinal0201-1The Texas Book Festival has named a new literary director. Julie Wernersbach, who served as marketing director of the largest independent bookstore in Texas for the past five years, will start her new job as the Festival’s literary director later this month.

Wernersbach will be responsible for creating and implementing the TBF’s year-round literary programming including the annual Festival, which is one of the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country and is held each fall at the State Capitol in downtown Austin.

At BookPeople, Wernersbach plans more than 300 author events each year and oversees public relations, marketing, website, and social media strategies. Working closely with publishers, Wernersbach has planned events featuring Elvis Costello, Jimmy Carter, Jonathan Franzen, Isabel Allende, Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Lena Dunham, and many others. 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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