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I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

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Nonprofit Events In Austin 5/28/2013

May 30, 2013
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There’s a lot going on this week, and we're excited to show you in this weekly new post. We’ll bring you events in the Austin Nonprofit world each week. Let us know what you’re attending in the comments! More events in the full entry.

5/31 — Conspirare Songs of the Soul
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Austin (Westlake Hills), TX

Conspirare and the Victoria Bach Festival string orchestra reprise Robert Kyr’s Songs of the Soul. Also featuring the world premiere of a new Kyr work, The Cloud of Unknowing, commissioned by Conspirare and based on texts from an eponymous 14th-century spiritual guidebook.

http://conspirare.org/events/songs-of-the-soul/

5/31 — LEAP’s 4th Annual Spring Fling Mediterranean Style!
Bar Mirabeau
800 W 6th St #100

Join LEAP on the gorgeous Bar Mirabeau Patio for our 4th Annual SPRING FLING event benefitting LifeWorks- www.lifeworksaustin.org

Experience the elegance of Spain’s Costa del Sol, as we combine the sophistication of Marbella and the party atmosphere of Ibiza!

https://secure.commonground.convio.com/lifeworks/springfling/

6/1 — Growing Roots Annual Fundraising Event George Washington Carver Musuem and Cultural Center
1165 Angelica Street, Austin TX 78702

Growing Roots is hosting their Annual Fundraising Event on June 1st, 2013 from 7-10pm. They’re hosting the event at the George Washington Carver Musuem and Cultural Center at 1165 Angelica Street, Austin TX 78702. Join them for an evening of local food, drinks, live music and an incredible silent auction!

http://www.growingrootsaustin.com/index.php/component/content/article/98

6/1 — West Benefit @ Red Shed Tavern
Red Shed Tavern
8504 S. Congress Ave.
Austin,TX,78745
06/01/2013 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A $20 cash donation will get you in the door to enjoy six local bands, free food, and free beer (while supplies last). We’ll have a silent auction, raffle, and t-shirts for sale the day of.

All proceeds will go directly to the victims of the West, Texas explosion through the Waco Foundation.

Band Line-up/Schedule:
2:00PM – The Leavers
3:00PM – Nathan Hamilton
4:00PM – Shelley King
5:00PM – Penny Jo Pullus
6:00PM – Ben Baxter Band
7:00PM – Special Guest

All proceeds will go directly to the victims of the West, Texas explosion through the Waco Foundation. $20.00 Cash Donation at the Door. Food and Beer while supplies last. Silent auction.

6/1 — Gingerpalooza


Sat. 06/01 | 2:00PM – Sat. 06/01 @ Bourbon Girl

GINGERPALOOZA™ is a brand and a series of events for redheads (and anyone ginger friendly) dedicated to celebrating individuality while raising money to help the fights against bullying and skin cancer. We will create a unique experience for attendees that will not only raise money for these very worthy causes, but will also promote keeping Austin diverse, accepting, kind and pro-ginger.

http://www.gingerpalooza.com/

6/4 — KLRU Community Cinema – “Love Free Or Die”
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7 – 9pm
Windsor Park Branch Library 5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, Texas

Presented by Independent Television Service and KLRU, Community Cinema screens films monthly from September through June, and can be found in over 100 communities at a range of venues — from libraries to arts centers — in both major cities and small towns.

June’s featured film will be “Love Free Or Die” by Macky Alston. Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

http://www.klru.org/blog/category/communitycinema/

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