Civics 101

Thursday 9

FINDING YOUR WORK: JOB SEARCH AND CAREER CHANGE STRATEGIES Tips on how to find new work or start a new career. 1:30-3:30pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-7400. Free.

Friday 10

THE WORKS AT PLEASANT VALLEY GRAND OPENING LifeWorks celebrates the opening of a new affordable housing complex. RSVP by Jan. 10. Event Jan. 17 The Works at Pleasant Valley, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free.

Saturday 11

WATERFRONT WALKABOUT Walking tour of Lady Bird Lake launches the South Central Waterfront Plan Initiative. 10am-Noon. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251. Free.

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE Austin Resource Recovery continues their holiday tradition at the Zilker Polo Field. 10am-2pm. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. Free.

Sunday 12

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE Austin Resource Recovery continues their holiday tradition at the Zilker Polo Field. 10am-2pm. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. Free.

Tuesday 14

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities lend a hand to your annual return. Service is open to individuals and families who make less than $50,000 annually. List of locations and hours available online. Various Locations. Free.

Thursday 16

CODENEXT COMMUNITY CHARACTER WORKSHOPS Share what makes your neighborhood unique as part of the city's continued efforts to revise the Land Development Code. 6:30pm. Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills, 512/414-3254. Free.


PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.,

#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.

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.

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.

SUMMER DAYS KITTEN CRAZE $25 adoption summer special ends Labor Day. Through Sept. 7 Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop.

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