Bee-autiful Art Show to Raise Funds for Bee Preservation

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The American Honey Bee Protection Agency (AHBPA) is hosting a bee-themed art show and fundraiser dedicated to saving feral honey bees in Central Texas through bee rescue, relocation and education. The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m., October 29 at the Omni Hotel, in downtown Austin. Accomplished artists are donating jewelry, textiles, ceramics, paintings, drawings and photography to the cause. Food, live music and signature cocktails will also be provided.

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A Perfect World for Vegans

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This year, Veggytopia celebrates its third anniversary cooking and delivering healthy and delicious allplant- based meals to Central Texans by offering $10 off first orders. Veggytopia offers Central Texans unique options for the health-smart crowd that crave fresh, flavorful, vegetarian and vegan meals—complete with the special touch of home or office delivery. Every Veggytopia meal is 100 percent plant-based or vegan, prepared by chefs with fresh, local organic ingredients and delivered right to the customer’s doorstep.

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Community Spotlight – Living Clay: Molding a Better Life

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By Sandra Yeyati

Approximately 43 million years ago, a volcano erupted sending out plumes of ash hundreds of miles before settling in a lake in what today is Death Valley, California. With the passage of millions of years, that ash turned into a clay ore called calcium bentonite.

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A Retreat For Your Soul

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Bestselling authors and renowned spiritual teachers Denise Linn, Colette Baron Reid and Lisa Williams are co-creating the Divine Wisdom Retreat, November 7 to 9, at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Designed to generate joy, healing and transformation into participants’ lives, these three powerful spiritual teachers will share their divinely guided gifts and talents to create a powerful, life changing experience. Taking place in the beauty and peace of Scottsdale and surrounded by Native American land, these three powerful spiritual leaders will guide participants on a sacred journey into the depths of their souls to help let go of the past, embrace the present and manifest their future.

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Rainwater Revival Returns to Dripping Springs on October 25

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Look to the sky for our water supply and learn how to capture and use it at the fifth annual Rainwater Revival, which returns to Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on October 25. The popular and free “edufest” event is put on by the Hill Country Alliance. “We began our part-educational, part-fun fest in Dripping Springs in 2010, and after two years there we took the event on the road to other parts of the Hill Country,” said Event Chair Karen Ford. “We’re happy to be coming home to share the latest information about rainwater conservation and harvesting at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. With increasing population growth and development, we know there continues to be a huge interest in rainwater harvesting to take some pressure off local aquifers and dwindling surface water supplies.”

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The Power of Compassion at Texas Book Festival

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Lillian J. Hunter writes and speaks about the power of compassion to transform our personal and professional lives. She will be appearing at the Texas Book Festival at the State Capital Grounds, from 10 a.m. to noon, on October 25, at the Texas Author’s Association booth, to sign copies of her book, What If I Had Taken the Roads Not Traveled, which was awarded first place by the Texas Authors Association in the categories of self-help and women.

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International Reuse Conference Comes to Austin

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Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit, and the city of Austin are co-hosting ReuseConex 2014, the third international reuse conference and expo, October 23 to 25, featuring industry experts sharing best practices; city agencies embracing reuse to meet zero-waste goals; and international companies incorporating reuse into their operations to save time, money and resources.

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A Shamanic Sound- Journey Healing

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Patricia White Buffalo will present and share her love of music and shamanism with its power to heal at two Shamanic Sound- Journey events both starting at 7:30 p.m.—on October 20 at the Toltec Center of Creative Intent, Austin, and October 21 at the Houston Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Cypress.

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A Healing Oasis for the Whole Family

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Casa De Luz and the Integrity Academy are proud to be offering a free series of health and wellness events to allow the community to discover all that Austin has to offer in the way of natural living and holistic healing. Held at Casa De Luz, the events will take place every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 20 to December 20.

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Spiritual Enlightenment Can Be Fun

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Rochelle Schieck, creator of Qoya, a movement practice for women that focuses on doing what feels good and reminds participants that their true essence is to be wise, wild and free, will be offering a workshop called Gratitude as a Superpower, two Qoya classes and a Gratitude Despacho Ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon, October 4 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 5, at Castle Hill Fitness at The Studio, in Austin. She will also lead an Introduction to Qoya Teacher Training, October 6, at Casa de Luz.

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