Civics 101

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.

Friday 28

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.

SILENT SCREAMS PANEL Discussion about violence and abuse against women. 6pm. Raindrop Turkish House, 12400 Amherst #108, 512/873-7355. Free. tawaaustin@gmail.com, www.turkishhouse.org/austin.

Saturday 29

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.

Sunday 30

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.

Monday 31

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.

NAME DOVE SPRINGS PARK BALL FIELDS Nomination forms and guidelines online. 512/974-9458. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

CAMPO TRAVIS COUNTY OPEN HOUSE Help shape the region's long-range transportation plans. 5:30-8pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-2275. Free. campo@campotexas.org, www.campotexas.org.

COMMUNITY NEEDS PUBLIC HEARING2 See Thursday. 6:30pm. Council Chambers at City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2000. Free. nhcd@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/five.

Tuesday 1

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.

NAME DOVE SPRINGS PARK BALL FIELDS Nomination forms and guidelines online. 512/974-9458. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

VOLUNTEER DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING Help rock the vote. 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6:30pm. Travis County Tax Office, 5501 Airport, 512/854-9473. Free. www.traviscountytax.org.

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.

INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OF AUSTIN SYMPOSIUM Presentation by Austin Energy's Khalil Shalabi followed by a Q&A. 7pm. Free. www.interfaithenvironment.org.

Wednesday 2

NAME DOVE SPRINGS PARK BALL FIELDS Nomination forms and guidelines online. 512/974-9458. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

AISD FACILITY MASTER PLAN MEETING2 See Tuesday. 6:30pm. Bowie High School Cafeteria, 4103 W. Slaughter. Free. www.austinisd.org/fmp.

Thursday 3

AUSTIN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE DISTRICT LEGACY LOGO COMPETITION Help AACHD express the district's history, purpose of preservation, and values. Application form and FAQs available online. Free. www.aachd.org.

TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TOWN HALL Update on eliminating crime & violence in Travis County. 1:30pm. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/854-9172. Free. www.myec.net.

ACC BOARD CANDIDATE ELECTION TRAINING For more information, contact Community Planning Matters. 6-7:30pm. ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 512/366-5224. Free. communitytexas@gmail.com, www.austin.cc.tx.us.

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.

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. www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Guides/WishList.

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. austinchronicle.com/wishlist.

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. enroll@foundcom.org, www.insurecentraltexas.org.

#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. www.iamblackaustin.org.

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. www.austinvoices.org.

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. www.publicartist.org.

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