Welcome Center Open House

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You are cordially invited to our Christmas in the City Open House! Come meet our staff and learn how we are assisting newcomers in our community. There will be free food samples and music. We hope you can join us. More

4th Annual Taste of Nations

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You're invited to our 4th Annual Taste of Nations event. This is a FREE, family-friendly event with lots of entertainment and prizes. The primary goal for Taste of Nations is to bring people together. Knowing your neighbors and coming together to celebrate ALL diversity is key for a healthy community. What a great way to learn about people, culture and their traditions. More

3rd Annual Human Rights Film Festival

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Thursday March 7th Miss Representation (TV-14 - Parental Guidance) 7pm www.missrepresentation.org Friday March 8th Precious Knowledge (Not Rated) 7pm www.preciousknowledgefilm.com Saturday March 9 Despicable Me (PG) 2 pm Saturday March 9th Out in the Silence (Not Rated) 7 pm http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence (Followed by a panel presentation and community discussion) More

Welcome Center Open House

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Join us in celebrating our newly renovated space. There will be free food samples, music and entertainment. More information coming soon. More

Free Wireless Phones

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The Parenting Resource Center and Welcome Center have partnered up to bring FreePhone MN BACK to Austin on November 2nd. FreePhone MN offers a free wireless phone to low-income assistance clients. There is NO contract, NO activation fee, NO monthly charge and up to 250 minutes of FREE airtime each and every month. Participants need to bring: 1) A government issued picture ID showing current Minnesota residential address. 2) Proof of the low-income assistance program you are on (like an EBT Card, SSI Benefit Statement, Medicaid card, etc.) 3) If your picture ID does not show your current address, bring a document that does. For more information, please visit FreePhoneMN.org or call our offce at 434-2863. For more information, follow this link: More

Community Outerwear Drive for Kids

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The United Way of Mower County is hosting a community outerwear drive for kids. Applicants can register at the Welcome Center starting October 8, 2012. Distribution will take place on Monday October 29, 2012 from 12 - 6pm ONLY. Any questions about the coat drive or distribution of coats should be directed to United Way of Mower County at 437-2313. More

Voter Registration

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The Welcome Center will host a Voter Registration Event on Wednesday, October 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Volunteers will be present to assist individuals in completing the voter registration application for the November 6th election. October 16 is the deadline for registration prior to the election. After the deadline, individuals will be able to register on Election Day at their polling location. For more information on how to register to vote, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website by clicking on http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204

Free Wireless Phones

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The Parenting Resource Center and Welcome Center have partnered up to bring FreePhone MN to Austin on September 28th. FreePhone MN offers a free wireless phone to low-income assistance clients. There is NO contract, NO activation fee, NO monthly charge and up to 250 minutes of FREE airtime each and every month. Participants need to bring: 1) A government issued picture ID showing current Minnesota residential address. 2) Proof of the low-income assistance program you are on (like an EBT Card, SSI Benefit Statement, Medicaid card, etc.) 3) If your picture ID does not show your current address, bring a document that does. For more information, please visit FreePhoneMN.org or call our offce at 434-2863. More

Consulado Móvil de México

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El Consulado Móvil de México estara en Austin este Sábado 8 de septiembre de 2012 de 8 am a 1 pm en la Iglesia Reyna de Los Angeles. Haz tu cita con Mexitel (1-877-639-4835). Para mayor informacíon comunicarse al Consulado de México (651)771-5494 exts. 21 y 24. More

2012 Taste of Nations

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Please join us for our 3rd Annual Taste of Nations Celebration! This FREE, family-friendly event is in celebration of the diversity that exists in Austin and surrounding area. Activities will include games, entertainment, music and of course, FOOD! The event will be held at the Oak Park Mall on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11am - 2pm. All are welcomed! More

Austin Human Rights Commission  |  Film Festival

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The Human Rights Commission invites you to the 2nd Annual Film Festival. The schedule is as follows: Thursday May 10, 2012 7pm Burma VJ, Friday May 11, 2012 7pm The First Grader, Saturday May 12, 2012 2pm Babe (Spanish) and Papers 7pm.