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Thursday 7

PROJECT CONNECT PUBLIC HEARING Share feedback about Project Connect and the Central Corridor. noon-1:30pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 512/369-6201. Free. www.stdave.org.

UT PRIVATIZATION: 'SHARED SERVICES AND OTHER BAD IDEAS' UT alum discusses the background of the university's downsizing and privatization plan. 7pm. Sid Richardson Hall, UT Campus. Free.

PANEL ON EGYPTIAN POLITICS UT Government Professor Jason Brownlee joins Texas A&M Law Professor Sahar Aziz for a discussion on the Arab Spring. 7pm. University of Texas, Liberal Arts Building (CLA 0.126). Free.

Friday 8

CAN POLICY FORUM Community leaders discuss the future of the Austin area. 8:30am-3:30pm. UT Commons Learning Center at J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet. $20.

STREAM HEALTH AND LAND STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP Learn how to better manage land and conserve soil during the drought. Registration closes Nov. 8. 9:30am-2:30pm. Travis Co. East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff. $20.

Saturday 9

AUSTIN BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION LEGAL CLINIC Free legal consultations. 8am-noon. Capital City African-American Chamber of Commerce, 5407 I-35 N. #304, 512/459-1181. Free. abla@austinblacklawyers.org, www.capcitychamber.org.

TEXAS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC LIFE Citizens discuss the future of civic life and how we can work together toward greater civic health. 8:30am-5:30pm. UT Belo Center For New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton. $45 general admission, $15 students.

BUILDING BRIDGES WITH SOLUTIONS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BLACK COMMUNITY Discussion on the strengths of African-American families. 9am-noon. ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 512/223-7674. Free. www.austin.cc.tx.us.

NATIONAL EATING DISORDER ASSOCIATION WALK Help raise awareness of eating disorders. 10am-2pm. Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. $25 adult, $15 student, $10 child, $5 pet. www.triangleaustin.com.

REBATE AUSTIN! One-stop shop for residential rebates and freebies. 11am-1pm. North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck, 512/974-9960. Free.

'PEDALING FOR JUSTICE' RALLY AND WRAP-UP PARTY Carlos Gutierrez ends his ride to bring awareness about Mexican cartels. noon. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. www.5604manor.org.

Sunday 10

CARRY THE FALLEN RUCK MARCH Help raise money to combat PTSD and veteran suicide. 6am-6pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.tspb.state.tx.us.

Monday 11

2013 OUR COMMUNITIES – YOUR COMMUNITIES APD cadets present results of Community Immersion Program. 7am-3pm. Little Texas Auditorium, 10100 Burnet. Free.

Tuesday 12

'THE RIGHT TO STAY HOME: HOW U.S. POLICY DRIVES MEXICAN MIGRATION' Photojournalist David Bacon discusses his new book on immigration policy. noon-1pm. Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe (UT campus). Free.

GROWING AND KNOWING OUR HISTORY: AN EAST AUSTIN TOWN HALL ON LOCAL FOOD AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NEIGHBORS Join the discussion about East Austin urban farms. 6:30pm. 4926 E. Cesar Chavez. Free. leadatx@gmail.com.

MAXIMIZE YOUR LIBRARY Learn how to get the most out of your library card. 6:30-7:30pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe, 512/974-7400. Free. www.cityofaustin.org.

Wednesday 13

PRESERVATION STAKEHOLDER MEETING Listening session on strategies and tools to preserve affordable housing. Email to RSVP. 9-10:30am. Street-Jones Building, East 11th & Waller, 512/974-3196. marti.bier@austintexas.gov.

HOUSING DEVELOPER ASSISTANCE STAKEHOLDER MEETING Community discussion on the Rental Housing Developer Assistance Program and the Developer Program. Email to RSVP. 3-5pm. Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office, 1000 East 11th, Room 400A. Free. marti.bier@austintexas.gov.

MAXIMIZE YOUR LIBRARY Learn how to get the most out of your library card. 4-5pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe, 512/974-7400. Free. www.cityofaustin.org.

Thursday 14

CELEBRATION OF CHOICE NARAL Pro-Choice Texas raise funds for reproductive rights. The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/462-1661. $75, student and sliding scale tickets available. www.thenorthdoor.com.

MONTOPOLIS RECREATION CENTER DESIGN INPUT MEETING Weigh in on site planning, building planning, and programming. 6-8pm. Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis, 512/385-5931. Free.