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Energy Thought Summit 2015

ETS brings the world’s thought leaders together in cities around the globe to debate the state and future of energy. 7:30am.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, 512/404-1900

www.ets15.com

Free Tax Preparation

Foundation Communities lend a hand to your annual return. Service is open to individuals and families who make less than $50,000 annually. List of locations and hours available online. Free.

Various locations

www.communitytaxcenters.org

Greater Austin Crime Commission 18th Anniversary Luncheon

Featured speaker is UT Chancellor William McRaven. 11:45am. Table sponsorship (seats 10), $2,500; individual tickets $250.

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto

www.austincrime.org/blog/18th-anniversary-luncheon

Pedestrian Advisory Council

On the agenda: Sidewalk Master Plan. 6pm.

One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251

www.austintexas.gov/event/pedestrian-advisory-council-technical-subcommittee-0

Reading the Rings of Austin History

Austin has expanded in concentric circles over the years and Michael Barnes will look at the history of our our town from the center to the outer ring. 6pm. $20.

Humanities Texas, 1410 Rio Grande

www.prservationaustin.org/events

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Dwight Yoakam, Boyz II Men, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 14-28. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/477-6060

www.rodeoaustin.com

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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Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

Local Artists Invited to Submit Proposals for TEMPO 2015

Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, seeks to commission temporary public artworks for the 2015 cycle of the TEMPO program.

www.publicartist.org

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