Free AARP Movie Showing: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

You & a guest are invited to a free screening of A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, and Matthew Rhys! 

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor. 


Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language.

Tickets are FREE but registration is REQUIRED. Click “Get Tickets” to register to see A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD now!


Registration link:

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Regal Westgate
Address: 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78745, USA

Nov 20, 7 PM, Free Movie in North Austin, Sponsored by AARP

Free AARP evening screening of the movie Midway in North Austin. You must register in advance.

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Join us for a FREE Screening of
Photo credit: Reiner Bajo/Lionsgate Entertainment
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson
Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.
Watch the trailer!
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About Movies for Grownups
AARP’s Movies for Grownups advocates for the 50-plus audience by fighting ageism in the entertainment industry and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP champions movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information go to

Nov 24: 35th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service & Celebration

Hindu logoEach Thanksgiving service is hosted by a different religious congregation, and this year’s event on November 24th will be hosted by the Austin Hindu Community.

Since the Temples in Austin are not big enough to seat over 1,200 people, the service will be held at the beautiful Riverbend Church, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746.

The event is not currently visible on the Riverbend Church website, check back later there to verify date and time.

Want A Nice Hotel Cheap? Use has some great hotel rates, but you don’t know which hotel you will get until after you pay. uses some secret sauce to determine which hotel is being offered on Hotwire, in advance, and at no cost. It is super simple – just enter city and dates. No name, no subscription, no email address needed. It may take a minute or two to make a determination, so don’t cancel out too soon.

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Free Talk 615pm, Nov 12: The Internet of Things, How Connected Devices Will Change Everything

The Austin Forum is a long-running monthly series of presentations about technology, health and society. Admission is free, and events happen at the downtown Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street. The next event will be November 12, 2019.

From the official email:

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library presents

The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Everywhere will Change Everything

with Rhonda DirvinArmJason Shepherd Dell Technologies

5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments

6:00 pm – Doors open for seating

6:15 pm – Presentation

7:30 pm – Networking

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected computers and other devices to share data and work together to automate new kinds of applications and improvements to our lives, infrastructure, and more. The power of edge computing and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) will change everything, from our homes and buildings to mobility and manufacturing to healthcare and safety. When our environments are instrumented with sensors and processors, these environments can monitor themselves, adapt dynamically to our wants and needs, and become safer, more sustainable, and more resilient. IoT in medicine can connect health data across personal devices and doctors. It can create the ability to enhance traffic flow with autonomous cars and connected signals and link smart devices in cities that monitor safety, energy usage, and more. 

The coming ubiquity of little, power-efficient devices–sensors, cameras, actuators, and more–will transform the spaces around us to be better for us, and it will get increasingly more capable and more transparent. Connecting billions of devices will generate and move massive amounts of data (hello, 5G!), but it will become increasingly common, and then transparent. There are challenges to be sure–both technical and social/policy–but the future is intelligent devices everywhere, and that will be a transformation for society. In this event, Rhonda Dirvin of ARM and Jason Shepherd of Dell Technologies will discuss technologies that demonstrate IoT’s power to shape our lives, jobs, and society.

Please be sure to check out the Austin Forum website to find slides and more resources after the event.

*Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. Free street parking is available on Tuesdays!*

The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smartphones, computer and tablets at all our events to be repurposed for those in need. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.

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We hope you can make it!


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You can register here.

1000 Free Tickets for an Airline That Doesn’t Yet Exist

Play Airline LogoPlay is the name of an Icelandic airline that doesn’t yet exist. They do have a website, If you go there you can enter a drawing for one of 1000 free tickets, from somewhere to somewhere.

The entry form asks where you live, but gives only a limited number of selections. Thinking strategically, the airline (if it ever gets off the ground) is more likely to fly to New York than to Dallas…so, you may want to say that you live in New York.

From the website:

A new Icelandic low cost airline has today announced its name as PLAY.
PLAY consists of people with a wide range of experience from the aviation industry from airlines such as WOW air and Air Atlanta. The CEO of PLAY is Arnar Már Magnusson.
PLAY flies with Airbus A321 aircraft and will serve destinations across Europe. As of summer of 2020 the fleet will consist of six aircraft expanding to ten within three years.
Plans are to add destinations in North America in spring 2020.
Sales start in November and thousand tickets will be given away to mark the occasion.
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I do not find a link to their newsletter. Good luck!

Overheard Taping of Susan Rice November 20

Overheard Announcement

Overheard tapes Susan Rice 11/20

Please join Austin PBS’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Susan Rice on November 20 at 3:45 p.m. in Austin PBS Studio 6A (map). The event is free but an RSVP is required.

Susan Rice

Susan Rice began her service in the public sector in 1993. In the Clinton administration, she was a foreign policy analyst on the National Security Council and assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Under President Barack Obama, she served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and national security advisor. She is currently a distinguished visiting research fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

Rice received a master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar and her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

She recently released a memoir, Tough Love, that provides an insider’s look at the White House, foreign affairs and balancing work with motherhood.

Wednesday, November 20 at 3:45 p.m.
Austin PBS Studio 6A (map)
Doors for Austin PBS members at 2:45 p.m.
Doors for general admission 3:15 p.m.
Entrance is based upon capacity.

Entry procedures:
• Austin PBS members receive early studio access. This benefit is available only to current members with valid RSVP for up to 5 total guests in each party.
Not a member? Donate here.
• General admission begins 30 minutes after Austin PBS member entry. Priority access for members also ends at this time (no jumping the line).
• All attendees are still required to RSVP as usual. If the deadline has passed, walk-up admission may be offered on a space-available basis.
• Lobby doors will remain closed until published entry times. Lines will form outside on the plaza, rain or shine; please prepare accordingly. Austin PBS personnel will be available to assist guests with accessibility needs.
• ADA access is shown on Austin PBS’s map.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its tenth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Susan Rice. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at

New Overheard Sponsors 2017



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Unusual Way to (Maybe) Make $100 is a legitimate website, and it has a writeup on a way to make $100 from your easy chair.  The offer looks too good to be true, but I suspect that it is valid. Use at your own risk.

The idea is to purchase a particular type of coin from the U.S. Mint at exactly 11:00 AM Central on Nov. 14, then immediately ship it to PFS Buyers Club. PFS then will pay you $100 more for the coin than you spent for it.

It sounds weird, but the commenters on the Dans Deals website say it actually works.

Note that there is some preparation work to do before November 14, and you have to work online very fast and carefully at exactly 11:00:00 AM Central on that date. And, of course, PFS could go belly-up and you would be out your $86.90.

Purchase A Coin For $86.90 From The Mint And Get $200 Back!

Additional information:


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Hear Austin’s Top Food Blogger Nov 11 at Book People

Come hear Austin’s top food blogger Jane Ko (A Taste of Koko) speak on her new book, Koko’s Guide to Austin, a pocket-sized travel guidebook to eating and drinking your way through Austin. Purchase Koko’s Guide to Austin at the event to have your copy signed!

Photo of food blogger Jane Ko

Read Jane’s blog here:

Follow Jane on Instagram: @atasteofkoko

Date: November 11

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Book People, 603 North Lamar Blvd.

Cost: Free


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“The Good Liar”, Free Movie in South San Antonio Nov 7 @7 PM

AARP’s Free Pre-Release Screening of THE GOOD LIAR
Especially for Helen Mirren fans!
You are invited to a FREE screening of The Good Liar!
Career con man Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes
Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity.
Tickets are FREE but registration is REQUIRED for entry. To find tickets, search for your city below and click on the link to register.

November 07, 2019 at 7:00 PM9:00 PM CT

City Base Entertainment2623 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78223, USA