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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. library.austintexas.gov.

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. www.lifeworksaustin.org.

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. www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.

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. www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park.

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. www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park.

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. www.communitytaxcenters.org.

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. www.austintexas.gov/event/codenext-community-character-workshops.

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.