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Cooperation Texas Volunteer Orientation

Learn about the local nonprofit that's dedicated to the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives. Email to RSVP or get more info.

5604 Manor Rd

www.5604manor.org, info@cooperationtexas.coop

MonkeyWrench Publishing Venture Launch Party

UT prof and all-around friend to MonkeyWrench Books presents his new chapbook called We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out. All proceeds from the event goes to the radical (politically and colloquially) bookstore. 7pm. Free.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925

www.monkeywrenchbooks.org

Rep. Jim Pitts and Sen. Tommy Williams

Sip some coffee and listen to these representatives of the House Appropriations Committee the Senate Finance Committee. Hosted by the Texas Tribune. 7:30am. Free.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 716-8961

www.texastribune.org/events/2013/jan/31/a-conversation-with-rep-jim-pitts-and-sen-tommy-williams/

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, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

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Adult Open Computer Clinic

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.

Austin Free-Net, 2208 Webberville

www.austinfree.net

Community Tax Services

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.

2600 W. Stassney

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