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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.

Friday 26

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.

AUSTINITES FOR GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION HAPPY HOUR Redistricting is more fun with beer. Join like-minded Austinites in discussing the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Half of everything spent will be matched by an anonymous donor. 5:30-7pm. Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237. Free. www.trustaustin.org.

Saturday 27

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.

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.

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.

FESTIVAL OF HEARTS The Tender Heart Foundation, serving underprivileged women and children in India, would like to introduce themselves with a humanitarian educational symposium, a call to action, a world music dance party, and a mini carnival all in one. 6pm. CTC Garden, 1102 Cesar Chavez. Free. www.festivalofhearts.com.

BUILDING A REVOLUTIONARY ANARCHISM We all know about anarchy in the U.K., but how about anarchy in Austin? Activist Colin O’Malley speaks on how to bring the anarchist movement closer to home. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free. www.facebook.com/events/220350241447298/.

Sunday 28

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.

Monday 29

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.

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.

Tuesday 30

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.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION Thinking of opening a vegan malt shop or expanding your online hemp jewelry business to a storefront? BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. Registration is required. 9am. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. www.austinsmallbiz.com.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING & MICROLOANS Financing session aims to educate on SBA's Guaranty Loan Programs and other resources available for the small business community. Start-ups and existing businesses can gain access to capital for their business needs such as, working capital, purchase land and building, equipment, inventory, leasehold improvements and other legitimate business purposes. Registration is required. noon. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. www.austinsmallbiz.com.

Wednesday 31

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.

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.

SMOKE-FREE MULTI-UNIT HOUSING FORUM Property owners and managers considering smoke-free policies are invited to learn about the benefits of going smoke-free and the legal ability to pass a smoke-free policy. The forum will provide legally approved lease addendums and policy notification language for residents. 10:30am. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-6464. Free. www.livetobaccofreeaustin.org/housing.php.

Thursday 1

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.

URBAN FORESTRY BOARD REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT The Urban Forestry Board wants to hear from you on your concerns and priorities related to Austin’s urban forest. The Board is working closely with the city’s urban forester, Angela Hanson, and staff from many city departments to develop Austin’s first comprehensive urban forest plan for all trees and vegetation in public spaces. Sounds shady. www.austinurbanforestry.org.

THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EAST AUSTIN As more and more people move to Austin, some residents are being squeezed out. Join stakeholders for a session focused on what East Austin is doing regarding affordable housing, how individuals can qualify, and how the community can get involved in the process. 6:30-8pm. Southwest Key Programs, 6002 Jain, 512-949-2678. Free. www.swkey.org.

IMMIGRATION REFORM: FROM THE GRASSROOTS TO CAPITOL HILL Esther Reyes, executive director of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, will speak about the current status of the immigration reform legislation, identifying ways people can help put pressure on legislators to create a just immigration policy as well as contribute to local organizing and community building. 7pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. 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.