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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

Boat & Travel Trailer Show

All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Activities for kids (e.g., a live catfish tank) and adults (Army Bass Anglers) help keep things afloat. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 16-19. $8, ($4, kids).

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

www.austinboatshow.com

CodeNEXT Community Character Workshops

Share what makes your neighborhood unique as part of the city's continued efforts to revise the Land Development Code. 6:30pm. Free.

Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills, 512/414-3254

www.austintexas.gov/event/codenext-community-character-workshops

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

No-Pants Subway Ride

Well, it's not a subway, per se, but we're droppin' our drawers regardless. Join others in this flash-mob-esque takeover of the MetroRail and continue your journey through Downtown. Again, pantsless. (Underwear required to not get arrested.) 6:30pm. Free.

MLK MetroRail Station, 1719 Alexander, 512/789-8014

www.facebook.com/events/1443743195847828

Rosewood Community Market Co-op Fundraiser Party

Learn more about this community initiative and see if you want to help its Indiegogo campaign with a donation. You can also sign up for a lifetime membership. DJs and bands keep things upbeat. 7:30pm.

Longbranch Inn, 1133 E. 11th, 512/472-5477

www.facebook.com/events/713183358703010

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