Salvation Army of Austin


School Drive for Local Children in Shelter
July, 13 - August, 14

Help Austin children succeed in school. Drop off school supplies & new kid’s clothing at any Salvation Army Austin Family Stores through August 14. Donations for new school clothes for ALL school – age children ages 5-18 are welcome, and the greatest need is for elementary school children. These children need both uniforms and regular clothing. Click here for more 411. You can also make a donation and the folks at Salvation Army Austin 

21st Annual Cattle Baron's Ball


Presented by the American Cancer Society
@ JW Marriot E. 2nd Street, ATX, 78701
Saturday, August 29th @ 7pm
Tickets on sale now

Put on your cowboy boots and hat, saddle up, and get ready to lasso up a good time – all for a good cause!  The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball of Austin at the new luxurious JW Marriott, located at 112  East 2nd Street. The evening will include live music, gourmet southern cuisine and cocktails, fabulous live and silent auction items, and uniquely Texas activities and games. In addition to midway games, activities will include a spectacular raffle from Diamonds Direct! Silent and live auctions will will include prizes like getaways, tickets to sporting events and premium gift baskets. This is definitely an event you do not want to miss.

Every dollar raised by the American Cancer Society helps to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life


Texas Museum of Science & Technology
1220 Toro Grande Dr. Cedar Park, TX 78613 directions
Now through Sunday, September 20th 
Tickets on sale now!

For the first time in the Austin area, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life gives visitors the opportunity to witness the body through time - as it changes, grows, matures and utlimately wanes. The exhibit celebrates the wonders of the body in childhood, adulthood and across the arc of aging.

The newly opened Texas Museum of Science & Technology's Grand Opening exhibition is also the Central Texa premiere of BODY WORLDS, the groundbreaking anatomical exhibition series that has been seen by 40 million people around the world. 

The Capitol Steps


Presented by the Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr, ATX, 78704
Saturday, November 14 / 8 pm
512-476-6064 / Tickets on sale now

The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over 30 years - providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation's Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old! Since then, they have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, CBS Evening News and more.  
 
Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs and humor about everything in the news. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet - this might just be the show for you!  Tickets available now.

American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR Campaign


American Heart Association Austin
10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320 ATXAustin, TX 78759
512-338-2400 / local chapter

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help.
 
When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

How to give Hands- Only CPR
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

TAKE A MINUTE TO LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Watch the short demo video. Visit heart.org/handsonlycpr to watch the Hands-Only CPR instructional video and share it with the important people in your life. You can also find a CPR class near you. 

NOTE: The AHA still recommends CPR with compressions and breaths for infants and children and victims of drowning, drug overdose, or people who collapse due to breathing problems.