COMMUNITY: Civics 101


Afternoon in the Garden: Collecting Plants, a Pressing Activity

The folks at Zilker can help you learn how to collect and press plants in your own garden. 1-4pm. $2 adults, $1 kids.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-8672

Get Health Insurance: Help With Obamacare

Foundation Communities is still here to answer questions about and help with signing up for Obamacare during open enrollment, Nov. 1-Jan. 31, 2016. Mondays through Thursdays, 9am-7pm; Saturdays, 9am-4pm. See website for what to bring. Free.

Foundation Communities Financial Center, 5900 Airport

Global Climate March

Learn about how to fight "environmental racism" and how to promote a fossil fuel free economy. 1-3pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

Zilker Holiday Tree

First night of the Zilker holiday tree. Lighting ceremony begins at 6pm. Runs through Dec. 31. Prelude music by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble and more music by the Barton Hills Choir. Visit the website for updated parking details. 6pm.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700


Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

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