Civics 101

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.

Friday 4

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.

Saturday 5

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.

SOUTH CENTRAL WALKABOUT Walking tour of the South Central Waterfront focusing on potential future connections. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251. Free. www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.

AUSTIN COOPERATIVE SUMMIT Panels and workshops on moving toward shared prosperity. UT Jesse Jones Communications Bldg A, 2504 Whitis. $50, $25 student. www.acba.coop.

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOWN HALL Update from ACC President Richard Rhodes and staff. 1:30-3pm. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/472-6932. www.myec.net.

PROLETARIAT DAY & WORKERS RECEPTION A day for constructing dialogue and advancing social justice. 4-9pm. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress, 512/200-7278. Free. www.mexic-artemuseum.org.

SPRING FOR WATER 2014: PARTY WITH CLEAN WATER FUND Party celebrating creating a culture of water conservation in Texas. 6pm. Amala Foundation, 1006 S. Eighth. $25. www.cleanwateraction.org/tx.

Sunday 6

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.

Monday 7

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.

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION MEETING Get your questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice answered on the first Monday of each month. 6:30pm. Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca. Free. www.tifa.org.

Tuesday 8

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.

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.

CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES PUBLIC MEETING Review and provide feedback on proposed changes Cap Metro is considering. 5:30-7pm. St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale, 512/452-5737. Free. www.ideas.capmetro.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.

Wednesday 9

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.

CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES PUBLIC MEETING 2 See Tuesday. Noon-1pm. Capital Metro Transit Store, 209 W. Ninth. Free. www.ideas.capmetro.org.

CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES PUBLIC MEETING 3 See Tuesday. 6-7:30pm. Faith United Methodist Church, 2701 S. Lamar, 512/444-6781. Free. www.ideas.capmetro.org.

UNTIL THE RULERS OBEY - SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA Marcy Rein and Clifton Ross discuss the 21st century’s most powerful waves of change. 6-8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

AISD COMMUNITY CONVERSATION MEETING First look at AISD's preliminary budget. 6:30pm. McCallum High School cafeteria, 5600 Sunshine. Free.

Thursday 10

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.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Last chance to register before the local election May 10. Free. www.traviscountytax.org.

2014 POST-EVENT EVALUATION SURVEY Online survey to comment on post SXSW-related events. www.austintexas.gov/online-form/sxsw-feedback.

CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES PUBLIC MEETING 4 See Tuesday. Noon-1pm. Capital Metro Transit Store, 209 W. Ninth. Free. www.ideas.capmetro.org.

CAPITAL METRO SERVICE CHANGES PUBLIC MEETING 4 See Tuesday. 5:30-7pm. Capital Metro, 2910 E. Fifth, 512/474-1200. Free. www.ideas.capmetro.org.

AISD FACILITY MASTER PLAN MEETING Public meeting to gather input on future capital improvements. 6:30pm. Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman, 512/414-2523.

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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