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Computer Literacy Program Re-opening

Join the Empower staff for an introduction to their city-sponsored computer courses with music, awards, and more. 4-7pm. Free.

Housing Authority of Austin Georgian Manor, 110 Bolles Circle

www.skillpointalliance.org/empower

Is America Governable?

Scholars and writers come together to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the United States government, as well as possible remedies. See website for complete details and registration.

UT School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton, 512/471-5151

www.utexas.edu/law/conferences/governable

Tax Workshop for Musicians

How much must you pay the government to rock? Are condoms deductible for rock stars? All your questions will be answered. 7-9pm. Free.

Soundcheck, 1904 E. 51st, Stage 4, 512/444-0023

www.austinmusicfoundation.org, rsvp@austinmusicfoundation.org

TCTA Capitol Visit

Educators, librarians, counselors, and more from the Texas Classroom Teachers Association will converge on the capitol to discuss education-related legislation and advocate for public education. This event is part of a three-day convention at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. 11:30am-3:30pm.

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

www.tcta.org

Texas Tribune Presents: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Evan Smith moderates a discussion with the lieutenant governor. Enjoy coffee and mingling beforehand, and stick around for the Q&A after. 7:30-9am. Free.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 716-8641

www.texastribune.org/events/2013/jan/24/a-conversation-with-lieutenant-governor-david-dewhurst/, rsvp@texastribune.org

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7:30pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

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Barton Springs Audio Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Austin's favorite swimming hole. All you have to do is download the audio files and map from the Save Our Springs Alliance website, and off you go.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080

www.sosalliance.org

Central Market Cooking School

Whether you need to brush up your knife skills or throw together a romantic Thai dinner for two, these guys have you covered year round with an eclectic array of classes spanning all skill levels.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000

www.centralmarket.com/Cooking-School.aspx

Helping Hands Center

needs strong, dependable males to help load/unload groceries twice monthly.

Helping Hands Center, 1151 San Bernard St., 472-2298

Human Potential Center

Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988

www.humanpotentialcenter.org

Save the Date to Save Texas Schools

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!

www.savetxschools.org

Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

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.

www.tcsheriff.org