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Thursday 19

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

Friday 20

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

LET’S TALK FORGIVENESS: TO FIGHT, TO FEAR, TO FORGIVE The Travis County Sheriff's Office continues its Building Bridges series with a discussion on Robert T. Kendall's book Total Forgiveness. 6-8pm. Mt. Zion Action & Resource Center, 2951 E. 14th, 512/479-9890. mike.manor@co.travis.tx.us.

Saturday 21

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

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.

REVERSING THE CRIMINALIZATION OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE PANEL Brian McGiverin of the Texas Civil Rights Project and Austin Lawyers Guild moderate a panel on the trend of criminalizing minor infractions and sending students to court. 1:30pm. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2938 E. 13th. Free. www.facebook.com/events/507882672639780/.

Sunday 22

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

“FRESH FRUIT, BROKEN BODIES: MIGRANT FARMWORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES” University of California-Berkeley professor Seth Holmes will discuss his new book on migrant farmworkers in an onstage interview with Mother Jones reporter Tom Philpott. 7pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. www.5604manor.org.

Monday 23

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.

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

CODENEXT: SHAPING THE AUSTIN WE IMAGINE The City of Austin seeks public input as it shapes land development regulations to ensure a compact and connected city. 6:15-8:30pm. Bowie High School, 4103 W. Slaughter. Free. www.imagineaustin.net.

'THE CORNER' DISCUSSION AND POTLUCK Join in a discussion about the death penalty after a screening of a short film about life in Huntsville on execution nights. Bring a sharable dish for the potluck. 7-9pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/916-1600. Free. www.texasafterviolence.org.

Tuesday 24

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

CAPITAL OF TEXAS AWARDS 2013 The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual awards recognize high-achieving small businesses and organizations in the greater Austin area. 11am-1pm. International Bank of Commerce/Crescent Real Estate, 816 Congress, first floor, 512/462-4311. Members: $50, Non-Members: $65. gahcc.org/cta.

CODENEXT: SHAPING THE AUSTIN WE IMAGINE 2 See Monday. 6:15pm. Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave., 512/414-3214. Free. www.imagineaustin.net.

Wednesday 25

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

PROJECT CONNECT PUBLIC FORUM The public is invited to weigh in on a variety of transportation decisions as part of the next step of the Project Connect: Central Corridor study. 5-8pm. ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney. Free. www.projectconnect.com.

CODENEXT: SHAPING THE AUSTIN WE IMAGINE 3 See Monday. 6:15pm. Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin, 512/414-2514. Free. www.imagineaustin.net.

Thursday 26

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominate outstanding employers for their successful recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. 512/974-3256. dolores.gonzalez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/employmentawards..

CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE: A VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE SERIES Leading experts on the EU and European topics participate via videoconference in a discussion of "The German Elections: Outcomes and Impact." 11am-12:30pm. Student Activity Center, 512/232-3470. Free (with registration). ces@austin.utexas.edu.

EMPOWER THE VOTE TEXAS FUNDRAISER Help Empower Texas continue its work educating voters about the electoral process. 5pm. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que, 1530 Barton Springs Rd., 512/476-0100. Free with suggested donation. www.empowerthevotetx.org.

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.

'GROWING UP WITH CHARLIE JR.' A short film about the first person executed by lethal injection will be followed by discussion. Bring a book to donate to the Inside Books Project. 6:30-7:30pm. Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512/323-5123. Free. www.recycledreads.org.

PEGGY KELSEY AND THE AFGHAN WOMEN'S PROJECT Join Amnesty International as photographer Peggy Kelsey discusses the plight of Afghan women today based upon her experiences in the Middle East. 7-9pm. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, 512/478-5684. Free. amnesty500@yahoogroups.com, ai500.tripod.com.

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.