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Friday 14

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE Join the global fight to stop violence against women and girls. 4-6pm. Austin City Hall Plaza, Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lavaca, 512/974-2000. Free.

Saturday 15

CITIZEN GARDENER 47 The Sustainable Food Center leads a class on how gardening can be more green. 9am-1pm. Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, 3501 Mills, 512/236-0074 ext. 105. $45. sophie@sustainablefoodcenter.org, www.sustainablefoodcenter.org.

BUILD IT BETTER, GABLES! CAMPAIGN LAUNCH Launch of Workers Defense Project campaign to ensure safety and a living wage for Gables employees. 12:45pm. 115 Sandra Muraida Way. Free. www.facebook.com/events/259543737543427.

Sunday 16

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Sarah Eckhardt, Andy Brown, and Mike McNamara hash out the issues. noon. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. forum@austinuu.org.

Tuesday 18

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.

SOLAR AUSTIN HAPPY HOUR Network with the Austin solar community. 5:30-8:30pm. Scholz Garten. Free. sraymer@solpowerpeople.com, www.solaraustin.org/.

Wednesday 19

MONTHLY BUSINESS BUZZ: CAMPO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION 2040 PLAN Join a mapping exercise to collect data on transportation needs and priorities for the future. 6-7pm. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/407-8240. Free, registration required. business.austinasianchamber.org/events/details/monthly-business-buzz-city-of-austin-zero-waste-overview-87.

Thursday 20

ACE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF EARLY LITERACY Help A Community for Education celebrate two decades of working with kids in low-income communities. 7-9pm. The Long Center Kodosky Donor Lounge, 701 W. Riverside. Free. www.aceaustin.org.

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. 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am, 10-11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. maptrick@gmail.com.