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Thursday 20

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

FINDING COMMON GROUND: WHAT MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS CAN AGREE ON Journalist C. Wayne Dawson speaks as part of the Dialogue Matters series. 6:30-8pm. Dialogue Institute of the Southwest. Free with RSVP.

JIM CROW, THEN AND NOW Panel on APD racial profiling. 7pm. Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley, 512/974-7372. Free. www.isoaustin.blogspot.com/2014/03/jim-crow-then-and-now.html.

GAZA IN CRISIS: AN EYEWITNESS REPORT BY EVA BARTLETT A first-person account from an activist and journalist living in Gaza since 2008. 7-9pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth, 512/472-2445. Free. bernran@aol.com, www.icpr-austin.org.

Friday 21

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

DIRTY BUSINESS: 'CLEAN COAL' AND THE BATTLE FOR OUR ENERGY FUTURE Learn the true cost of coal dependence in the age of climate change. 7pm. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover, 512/658-2599. Free. green@austinuu.org, www.austinuu.org.

Saturday 22

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE A two-day gathering for women, girls, and those who care about them. 8:30am-8pm. Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W. Anderson. $25-$150. www.weconaustin.org.

CITIZEN GARDENER 50 Learn how to make your gardening more green. 9am-1pm. Sustainable Food Center, 2921-C E. 17th, 512/236-0074 ext. 105. $45. sophie@sustainablefoodcenter.org, www.sustainablefoodcenter.org.

Sunday 23

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE A two-day gathering for women, girls, and those who care about them. 8:30am-6pm. Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W. Anderson. $25-$150. www.weconaustin.org.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Enroll America's Mimi Garcia presents a progress report on the ACA. 12:05pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.

'THE KILLING ZONE': A FILM REMEMBERING RACHEL CORRIE AND GAZA Screening reveals the daily violence committed against the population of Gaza. 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free. www.facebook.com/events/543472272435130/?ref=22.

CFI PRESENTS ROY ZIMMERMAN Satirical songwriter skewers fracking, creationism, and more. 8pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/459-5835. $15 or what you can. www.meetup.com/cfiaustin/events/168607242/.

Monday 24

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

JOHN SCHWARTZ LECTURE National legal correspondent for The New York Times delivers the 2014 Hearst Lecture. 4pm. Belo Center for New Media Auditorium, northeast corner of Dean Keeton and Guadalupe. Free. www.moody.utexas.edu/news/school-journalism-university-texas-austins-moody-college-communication-hosts-series-speakers.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT TALKABOUT Explore creative approaches to financing and implementing a community vision for the South Central Waterfront. 7pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 512/610-3500. Free. www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.

Tuesday 25

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.

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

A NEW AMERICA: HOW MILLENNIALS ARE SPARKING CHANGE Town hall event on the millennial generation hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic. 3-5pm. UT Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, 512/232-0818. www.millennialpathways.eventbrite.com.

COMMUNITY NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING Public hearing on the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office FY 2014-19 Consolidated Plan and FY 2014-15 Action Plan. 6pm. Austin Area HIV Planning Council, 1520 Rutherford, Bldg 1, Ground Floor, 512/974-2615. Free. nhcd@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/five.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON RACE, MASS INCARCERATION, AND THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY National experts discuss the prison industrial complex and local organizing efforts. 6:30-8pm. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/499-8111. Free. www.facebook.com/events/605696996175005.

SHERIFF’S CITIZENS’ ACADEMY 13 week class on how the Sheriff's office works. 6:45-10pm. Free. vincente.galloway@co.travis.tx.us, www.tcscaaa.org.

Wednesday 26

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

Thursday 27

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best. www.traviscountytax.org/pdfs/VR-LogoContestConsent.pdf.

COMMUNITY NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING on the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office FY 2014-19 Consolidated Plan and FY 2014-15 Action Plan. 4pm. Council Chambers at City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2000. Free. nhcd@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/five.

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.