Environmental speakers and musical acts help ring in a new era for Austin without plastic and paper bags. A coolest bag contest and facepainting keep the kids interested. 7-10pm. Free.
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
We're about to revise our land development code, so maybe we should see how different plans have worked for other US cities. Reps from four locales give us their tips and warnings. Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm, Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress; Thu., Feb. 28, 8am, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth. Free.
Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.
Join Capitol View Arts as they honor five local hip-hop acts and producers who have significantly contributed to the art form this year. 6:30-9pm. Free.
Dr. Natalie Byfield discusses the effects of repeated negative imagery of African-Americans impacts the country as a whole. 7pm. Free.
Do things like the state water plan, conservation & mitigation banking, farm bill issues, and the challenges of conservation easements interest you? This conference is tailor made for you. Feb. 27-March 1. $350.
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.
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
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
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.
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.