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Thursday 6

PEOPLETALK WITH DAN GRAHAM OF BUILDASIGN Dan Graham discusses his road to success. 11:30am. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/222-1006. $15. www.peoplefund.org/peopletalk.

BARATUNDE THURSTON TALK Cultivated Wit co-founder and bestselling author speaks as part of UT's J-school centennial celebration. 3:30pm. Belo Center for New Media, 2.106, 300 W Dean Keeton.

Saturday 8

TRIBUTE TO CESAR CHAVEZ Double feature of films celebrating the lives of activists Antonia Pantoja and Cesar Chavez. 7pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/974-3772. Free. www.maccaustin.org.

Tuesday 11

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 13

UTOPIA AND THE ANARCHIST IMAGINATION Anarchist author Margaret Killjoy presents on the role that utopian fiction can have on anarchist and radical struggle. 7-8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free, donations encouraged. contact@monkeywrenchbooks.org, www.monkeywrenchbooks.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. 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.