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Answers About the New Health Insurance Landscape

Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.

www.insurecentraltexas.org

Extreme Mammals

Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Fighting the Flu: Scenes from the Pandemic

This portion of the Neill-Cochran House Museum's Modern Times series considers the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 that was estimated to have killed about 675,000 Americans. 2pm. $10.

Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 512/478-2335

www.nchmuseum.org

Home & Garden Show

Home & Garden Show

Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, there will be a kids zone and various sources of info for remodelers and new homeowners. HGTV's Jeff Devlin supplies some star power. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 10-12. $8.50.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

Key to the Street Closing Party

Come out and learn about this new app that empowers users to suggest improvements to the streets and walkways around them using their phones and imaginations. If you're impressed or just inebriated, consider helping support their Kickstarter. 4-9pm. Free.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242

www.keytothestreet.com

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Austin Resource Recovery continues their holiday tradition at the Zilker Polo Field. 10am-2pm. Free.

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

www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park

Top Austin Model Casting

If you're taller than 5 feet 7 inches, a woman, and size 0-6, then you're eligible to schmooze with fashion types and possibly get chosen to participate in this competition. $20 for participants.

The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102

www.topaustinmodel.com