Civics 101

Thursday 18

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

ROBERT LYNCH TALK ON TOURISM AND ARTS How does keeping it weird help Austin's economy? Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, talks about the benefits of cultural and heritage tourism for local artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses. 11am. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000. Free. www.themarchesa.com.

Friday 19

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

Saturday 20

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

CITIZENSHIP DRIVE UT's University Leadership Initiative is offering free application assistance for immigrants interested in United States citizenship. St. Helen Catholic Church, 2700 E. University Ave., Georgetown, 512/703-0228. Free. uli.utaustin@gmail.com.

WOMEN'S HEALTH, MOTIVATION, AND EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE The 9th annual conference encourages whole health for women and teen girls. Sessions cover health, inspiration, relationship building, and career development. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration is required to attend. 8am-3pm. Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd., 512/223-5186. Free. www.austincc.edu/support/studentsuccess/community/womensconference.php.

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.

CATHOLICS FOR JUSTICE IN THE CHURCH An independent affiliate of Call To Action, the national Catholic reform movement, meets the third Saturday of each month. 10am-Noon. Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg, 512/906-1268. tom4peace@austin.rr.com.

ANNE MCAFEE MEMORIAL SERVICE Celebrate the life of legendary activist Anne McAfee, who fought for reproductive choice until the end. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is asking for donations to Planned Parenthood's Anne McAfee Fund. 2-6pm. Green Pastures Restaurant, 811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-4747. Free. www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com.

Sunday 21

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

BENEFIT AND LAUNCH FOR 'RESISTENCIA: SANGRE' Art meets activism as Toi Scott talks about their new book Notes from an Afro-Genderqueer 2 and the research for their play-in-progress, Resistencia: Sangre. Stay for a performance from punk band Blacksploitation. 6pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free, donations encouraged. www.indiegogo.com/projects/resistencia-sangre.

Monday 22

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

AUSTIN MILITARY FREE CHIROPRACTIC CARE Active Life is saluting the troops by offering free chiropractic care for military personnel and spouses who have no applicable insurance benefits. Bring military ID or proof of service or discharge. Active Life Healing Center, 4006 S. Lamar #650, 512/474-5433. Free. www.austinactivelife.com.

ARTSPACE MARKET SURVEY PRESENTATION The city of Austin and Austin Playhouse partnered with Artspace Projects, Inc. to assess the space needs of local artists and individuals working in the arts and creative industries, as well as arts and cultural organizations, and creative and arts-friendly businesses. The results are now in. Be part of the conversation. 6pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-7860. janet.seibert@austintexas.gov, www.maccaustin.org.

Tuesday 23

CALL FOR INPUT ON AUSTIN DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN The City of Austin is seeking input for the 2014-2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan. Public comments can be emailed, dropped off at the Small and Minority Business Resources Department office, or submitted July 23 at the DBE Program Plan presentation. Small and Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein. Free. dbepubliccomments@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION Ready to start a new business or take your existing business to a new level? BizAid is entrepreneurship 101. The course provides information on where you can get help at every stage of your business – from start-up to expansion. Registration is required. 9-10:30am. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. www.austinsmallbiz.com.

Wednesday 24

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

Thursday 25

FOR THE CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN It's never to late to become the teacher's pet. Help local Pre-K through fourth grade students start the school year on a happy note by donating funds for new school supplies. For the Children buy in bulk to make the most of your dollar. www.schoolsuppliesforthechildren.org.

CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON BIKE SHARE STATIONS Here's your last chance to weigh in on potential locations for Austin bike share locations. You can even vote for the color of the bikes. We're going with red, but only because tie-dye wasn't an option. www.votebikeshareaustin.com.

BIZOPEN ORIENTATION You have a great business idea. Now what? Learn how to navigate the steps of Austin's development process with finesse. Topics include development assessment, land use and zoning, site plan review, building plans and permits, and inspections and certificate of occupancy. Registration is required; participants must complete the BizAid Start-Up Orientation Session as a prerequisite. 9-10:30am. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-7800. Free. www.austinsmallbiz.com.

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.

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. 10am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. maptrick@gmail.com.

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.

CHRONICLE WISH LIST Did you get more presents than you know what to do with? Make room by checking out our nonprofit wish list, and donating to worthy local groups. www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Guides/WishList.

CHRONICLE WISH LIST Is your New Year's resolution to be a better person? Check out our nonprofit wish list, and donate something to a worthy cause. austinchronicle.com/wishlist.

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE AT FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES NONPROFIT There is still time to sign up for affordable health insurance through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Highland Mall (6001 Airport), Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main), Cannon West Center (6800 West Gate), CommUnityCare SE Health Center (2901 Montopolis), LifeWorks (835 N. Pleasant Valley). Free. enroll@foundcom.org, www.insurecentraltexas.org.

#IAMBLACKAUSTIN The Greater Austin Black Chamber's #IAMBLACKAUSTIN campaign integrates portraits, videos, personal testimony and substantial social media to help stimulate visibility and engagement within Austin's growing community. Images from the first exhibit will remain on display from Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Tues. Feb. 3. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.iamblackaustin.org.

AUSTIN VOICES FUNDRAISER Now's the time to snag your tickets for Austin Voices for Education and Youth's annual fundraising lunch, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 17, noon-1:30pm at Dell Children's Signe Auditorium. This heralded local nonprofit combines groundbreaking programs with savvy advocacy to engage students, families and communities in building strong public schools for all kids, in Austin and beyond. www.austinvoices.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.

SUMMER DAYS KITTEN CRAZE $25 adoption summer special ends Labor Day. Through Sept. 7 Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop. www.austintexas.gov/event/summer-days-kitten-craze-austin-animal-center-adoption-special.

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