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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.

Friday 2

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.

Saturday 3

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.

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.

BACK 2 SCHOOL SAFETY BASH Join the Sheriff’s Office for a day packed with back-to-school exhibits and various services. Youth can interact with officers to learn about bicycle safety, have hands-on learning experience with several specialized Sheriff’s Office units, and even participate in a forensic fingerprint demonstration. Think of it as CSI: Austin. 10am-1pm. Sheriff’s Office West Command Center, 3800 Hudson Bend, 512/854-4392. Free. kelly.page@co.travis.tx.us.

Sunday 4

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.

Monday 5

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.

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.

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 6

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.

VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING Tired of the same old bums running Texas? Help citizens register to vote! Promote voter registration at community events and within your own social networks. Distribute voter registration applications and confirm that all of the applications you provide are completed correctly. You'll be cooler than the Fonz. 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm. Travis County Tax Office, 5501 Airport, 512/854-9473. 512/854-9473, www.traviscountytax.org.

Wednesday 7

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.

Thursday 8

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.

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.