Civics 101

Thursday 24

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

ANNIE'S LIST AUSTIN LUNCHEON Help elect Democratic women to state government with Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis. Noon-1:15pm. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/481-8100. $1500 and up.. jay@annieslist.com, www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-austin-AUSCVHH/index.html.

MOPAC, SH 45 SW & BARTON SPRINGS PRESENTATION The Save Our Springs Alliance presents alternatives to proposed SH 45 and South MoPac freeway bridges. 4pm. Shudde Fath Assembly Room, Austin Energy Building, 721 Barton Springs. Free. www.sosalliance.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/564-mopac-sh-45-sw-a-barton-springs-presentation.

WORKSHOP ON DYNAMICS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE Interactive workshop fighting sexual assault. 6:30pm. Women’s Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1427409237511592.

A WORLD TO WIN Session with Paul D'Amato – co-editor of the International Socialist Review 7pm. UT Campus, Parlin Room 1. Free. austinsocialist@hotmail.com, www.austiniso.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT INITIATIVE VISION WORKSHOP Help guide public and private development over the next 20 years. 7pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/974-2716. Free. www.austintexas.gov/waterfront.

EL SALVADOR ELECTIONS REPORT Multimedia report and discussion on the history and current politics of El Salvador. 7pm. 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513. Free. matthewgossage@hotmail.com, www.5604manor.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION WORKSHOP Provide input on emerging principles and ideas. 7pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/462-5353. Free. www.austintexas.gov/event/vision-design-intensive-south-central-waterfront-vision-workshop-more.

Friday 25

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

KENT BUTLER SUMMIT Confab looks at balancing growth and sustainability in the Barton Springs Aquifer region. 9am-4pm. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100. $25. www.kentbutlersummit.com.

AAA TEXAS DWI MARCH FOR CHANGE Silent march to raise awareness of the cost of DWI. 2pm. State Capitol, South Steps. Free. thorp.kara@aaa-texas.com.

Saturday 26

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

CITYWIDE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING Support AISD by bringing in unwanted electronics. Eligible items listed online. 7am-6pm. Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/414-2505. Free. www.austinisd.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT OPEN STUDIO View in-process sketches, drawings, and illustrations based on input from a previous workshop. 2-5pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/462-5353. Free. www.austintexas.gov/event/vision-design-intensive-south-central-waterfront-vision-workshop-more.

Sunday 27

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

MILLION DOG MARCH Bring your dog to show support for a leash-free Auditorium Shores. 2pm. Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside. Free. www.facebook.com/milliondogmarchatx.

Monday 28

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

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Last chance to register before the May 27 run-offs. www.votetravis.com.

SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT REVIEW FORUM Unveiling of a conceptual plan to guide how the area redevelops. 7-9pm. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/462-5353. Free. www.austintexas.gov/event/vision-design-intensive-south-central-waterfront-vision-workshop-more.

Tuesday 29

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

MOPAC SOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OPEN HOUSE Learn more about proposed improvements to MoPac between Cesar Chavez Street and Slaughter Lane. 3:30-7pm. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. Free. www.mopacsouth.com.

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 30

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

CEMETERY MASTER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING Be part of the first master planning effort for Austin's five historic municipal cemeteries. 6pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1010. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

Thursday 1

FRIENDS OF BARTON SPRINGS POOL CLEANING Roll up your sleeves to maintain an Austin jewel. 10am-6pm. Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080. Free. www.friendsofbartonspringspool.org.

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' DAY May Day celebration with music, poetry, soapbox speeches, and more. 5:30-10pm. Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1435501726689993/.

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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