Prom dress giveaway this week in Austin

A fashion show and prom dress giveaway will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School, 5101 W. Harrison St. For more information or to donate your new or gently used gowns, visit Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s web site.

Learn where the 7th congressional candidates stand on the issues

All four candidates – incumbent Danny Davis and challengers Anthony Clark, Kina Collins and Kristine Schanbacher – have been invited to Thursday night’s forum, which is being sponsored by the South Austin Neighborhood Association. The candidates forum starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 and will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, at Jackson and Laramie.

Free seminar on kidnap awareness and avoidance

Get free tips on how to prevent assaults and which self-defense techniques to use. The event – hosted by state Rep. La Shawn Ford and feature Westside Health Authority instructor Tottiente Tolliver. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at 5437 W. Division St.