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Thursday 27

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

COOPERATION TEXAS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 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. 6pm. 5604 Manor Rd. info@cooperationtexas.coop, www.5604manor.org.

Friday 28

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

Saturday 29

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR TRAINING Being part of the democratic process has never been easier. Learn how to register voters and get deputized on the spot by Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector Bruce Elfant. 10-11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. www.volunteerdep.registrartraining@gmail.com.

Sunday 30

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

Monday 1

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

RALLY FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS It's time for round 2 of the continuing SB 5 battle. Get your orange garb cleaned and ready to wear, because it's gonna be hot outside as we make sure the GOP feels the heat inside. If Sen. Wendy Davis can stand for 13 hours, surely you can lace up a sensible pair of sneakers and lend your voice to the cause. noon-2pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. www.facebook.com/events/139027312967322.

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION MEETING Get your questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice answered on the first Monday of each month. 6:30pm. Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca. Free. www.tifa.org.

Tuesday 2

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

JULY VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING Travis County Voter Registrar 5501 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78751. free. tax_office@co.travis.tx.us, www.traviscountytax.org.

REFLECTIONS ON THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE Patrick Michels of The Texas Observer, Aman Batheja of The Texas Tribune, Erica Grieder of Texas Monthly, and our very own Richard Whittaker discuss the outcome of the Legislative session and what it means for the citizens of Texas (aka y'all). Email to RSVP. 6pm. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/477-0746. Free. walthall@texasobserver.org, www.texasobserver.org.

DIALOGUE AND FRIENDSHIP RECEPTION Shake hands with Mayor Lee Leffingwell and the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue as they celebrate the diversity of Austin with nibbles and drinks. Everyone will be impressed that you know the mayor! Registration is required for attendance. 6:30-7:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.cityhallaustin.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday 3

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

Thursday 4

NOMINATION CALL FOR 2013 AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite Austin business that ensures customers with disabilities feel welcome. Nominees may include private establishments such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, medical services, and art or entertainment venues. More criteria and the nomination form are available online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/austinaccessawards.

RESTORE THE FOURTH Concerned about privacy in the wake of the NSA scandal? Be part of a series of large, nonviolent protests in cities across the country. More information about the non-partisan movement is available online. 11am-5pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.restorethefourth.net.

Ongoing

PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

ZILKER PARK CLUBHOUSE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. Contact Victor Ovalle. 512/974-6745.

VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR TRAINING Would you like to register people to vote? Get trained and deputized! Email Mary Patrick to RSVP. Include "VDR Training" in the subject line. 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. maptrick@gmail.com.