Civics 101

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.

Friday 11

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.

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

FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE Experts weigh in on why "Fair Housing Matters." 9am-3pm. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-3262.

Saturday 12

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.

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

AUSTIN AND THE PLACE OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE IN RAPIDLY GROWING CITIES 8:30am. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd. (Room: Foothills 1, 17th Floor). $10 general public; free for registered attendees. www.sah.org/2014-seminar.

PROJECT CONNECT WORKSHOP Final public workshop prior to the unveiling of the draft of the Locally Preferred Alternative by the Project Connect: Central Corridor study team. 9am-12:30pm. Midway Field House, 2015 E. Riverside, 512/389-7418. Free. dwoolverton@hahnpublic.com.

Sunday 13

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.

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

DREAM SABBATH AND IMMIGRATION FORUM Sunday service followed by a community forum on immigration reform. 11:30am. Wildflower Unitarian-Universalist Church, 1314 E. Oltorf.

Monday 14

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.

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 HEARING Review and provide feedback on proposed changes Cap Metro is considering. Noon. Capital Metro, 2910 E. Fifth, 512/474-1200. www.capmetro.org/fall2014.

Tuesday 15

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.

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

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING Progressive groups band together to protest the military budget and offer alternatives. 4pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.warresisters.org/federalpiechart.

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 16

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

Thursday 17

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

HOUSING CHOICE SURVEY Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin. www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey.

DEBATE - INEQUALITY: SHOULD WE CARE? Dr. James Galbraith of UT's Inequality Project debates the Ayn Rand Institute's Dr. Yaron Brook. 7pm. UT Campus, Burdine Hall, BUR 106. Free. www.facebook.com/events/276758032488057.

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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