Does your business provide bags to its customers? Are you prepared for the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance to take effect on March 1? If not, you might want to learn about the rules and regulations for restaurants, convenience stores, and other retail spaces from city representatives. Thu., Feb. 7, 9:30-11:30am & 6-8pm. Free.
Get a preview of some of the cutting edge interactive art to be presented at this year's Independent Games Festival in San Francisco courtesy of your local indie game collective. No quarters needed. 7pm. Free.
The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. $90-$165.
Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr., 512/385-6767
features one-on-one help with everything from typing and mousing to using Microsoft Word, e-mail, and the Internet. Work on your resume or just print up that document you need. No registration required. Mon.-Thu., 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. Free.
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
Join Diane Ravitch, former TEA Commissioner Robert Scott, and Houston's Kashmere High marching band to stand up for kids and schools on Feb. 23. Say no to brutal budget cuts, a broken testing system, and looming school vouchers. Say yes to a quality education for all kids!
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.