Civics 101

Thursday 22

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TRAINING SESSION Annual training sessions aim to educate the public about the city’s development process. Topics include current development regulations, design standards, and utilization of web-based tools to conduct zoning, permitting, and floodplain research. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP. Session topics listed online. 10-11am, 1:30-2:30pm, 3-4pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-2698. Free. lynn.tozser@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/news/public-invited-attend-training-development-process.

WATERSHED ORDINANCE MEETING The Lower Colorado River Authority is currently reviewing the Highland Lakes watershed ordinance, a set of rules that protect water quality throughout the region. Stakeholders are invited to weigh-in, either in person or via email. 6-8pm. Spicewood Elementary, 1005 Spur 191, 512/578-2091. Free. hlwo@lcra.org, www.lcra.org/water/quality/watershed/.

"THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: BEYOND CORPORATE CAPITALISM & STATE SOCIALISM” SCREENING Cooperation Texas hosts a screening of a new film featuring historian and economist Gar Alperovitz. Instead of providing further commentary about the American political system, Alperovitz focuses on ways to move forward – offering examples of co-ops and land trusts that look to a sustainable future. 7pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. www.facebook.com/events/591630580877651/.

Friday 23

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

Saturday 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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH AND SAFETY FAIR Learn more about the AISD's programs and services. Activities include booster-seat fittings, school-zone safety lessons, and free immunizations. A+ Federal Credit Union and The Neighborhood will also give away more than 2,000 backpacks at the event. Free shuttle service provided from various locations. Sites are available online. 9am-Noon. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/414-2414. Free. www.austinisd.org/bash.

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 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

Monday 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.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

Tuesday 27

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

TEXAS GROUNDWATER SUMMIT Over 50 key industry leaders and experts will present over this three-day event. Summit sessions will provide an in depth look at crucial topics currently surrounding groundwater management and statewide water planning efforts. Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center - 1001 E. McCarty Lane - San Marcos. $400 through August 18th, $450 aug. 19th - onsite. www.texasgroundwatersummit.com.

Wednesday 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE CALL FOR INPUT Between food, music, and arts festivals, special events are part of the fabric of Austin. The city is looking for ideas on how the ever-growing roster should be managed. https://austintexas.granicusideas.com/discussions/special-events-ordinance/topics/special-events-draft-ordinance.

INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION PRECINCT FOUR PUBLIC INPUT MEETING In November 2012, Austin voters approved geographic single-member City Council districts. Now's your chance to help the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission draw the maps. 6:30pm. ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney. www.austintexas.gov/10-one.

Thursday 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.

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.

CENTRAL HEALTH BUDGET PUBLIC HEARINGS Central Health invites stakeholders to take part in the 2014 fiscal year budgetary process. 6pm. Central Health Administrative Offices, 1111 East Cesar Chavez. Free. www.centralhealth.net/watch_live.html.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS: PRE-ACTION SOCIAL Immigration rights activists are planning an action in front of U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul’s district office. Help make props for the protest and learn more about the issue. 6:30pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. alejandro@austinirc.org, www.5604manor.org.

“TRAYVON MARTIN: IS JUSTICE BLIND?” Huston-Tillotson University hosts Austin community leaders in an effort to address educational, social, and economic opportunities for young minority males. Panelists include Austin Branch NAACP President Nelson Linder, Travis County Assistant District Attorney Gary Cobb, and APD Chief Art Acevedo. 7pm. Huston-Tillotson University, King-Seabrook Chapel, 900 Chicon. Free. www.htu.edu/19810/trayvon-martin-is-justice-blind-thursday-aug-29-at-7-p-m.

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.

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