CHILD PROTECTION DAY Join children's advocacy organizations by wearing royal blue in support of child abuse prevention. Schedule an appointment with your representative while you're at it. 9:30am-4:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. www.tspb.state.tx.us.
CHANGE THE WORLD IN JUST THREE WEEKS Get in gear for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS with this information, registration, and training event. Cap it off with a "crazy good" brunch. 8:30am-12:30pm. Texas Running Company, 1011 W. 5th, Ste 110.
RALLY FOR GUN SENSE Some people call it stronger gun laws, some people call it common sense, and some people call it an attack on the Constitution. There won't be many in that last group at the Capitol at this show of support for federal and state proposals. 1pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.tspb.state.tx.us.
THE WAR THAT STILL HAUNTS US: THE VIETNAM WAR 50 YEARS LATER Anti-war activist Howard Machtinger leads a talk about the legacy of the Vietnam war and what lessons can be learned for 21st century protest. 6pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.
OZONE SEASON KICK-OFF Breathe easier while learning about ways to reduce your emissions that contribute to smog. Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell speak. 11am. Round Rock City Hall Plaza, 221 E. Main.
HEALTHY TEXAS WEEK RALLY Come to hear Reps. Lois Kolkhorst and Diane Patrick speak about health policy. Stay for workouts from Camp Gladiator and Webb Middle School. 12:30-1:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. www.tspb.state.tx.us.
WELCOMING YOUR SOLDIER HOME Suicide survivor Andrew O’Brien Andrew O’Brien discusses the military suicide epidemic and how to save the lives of veteran PTSD-sufferers coming home from war. 7-9pm. The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 576-1643. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.themarchesa.com.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE TEXAS SENATE Have coffee with Senators Leticia Van de Putte, Sylvia Garcia and Judith Zaffirini as they discuss the ups and downs of the 83rd legislative session. 7:30am. The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 716-8641. Free with RSVP. email@example.com.
"PRICE OF CHILDHOOD" Director Kan Yan will be on hand for the first Austin screening of his documentary on the working children in Nepal. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.
FREE TAX PREPARATION 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 15 610-7374. Free.
PARKS & REC LIFEGUARD RECRUITMENT The city is looking for a few good lifeguards, pool managers, and swim instructors. Call to find out more. 400 Deep Eddy Ave.
BUDGET IN A BOX How should Austin spend its money? Let city leaders know. Participants will be asked to decide to increase, decrease, or maintain current funding levels for common city services. Accumulated feedback will be taken into consideration as the city develops its proposed 2014 budget this summer. 512/974-2324.