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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. austintexas.gov.

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

Friday 2

FUND DEVELOPMENT TOWN HALL Nonprofit leaders discuss the challenges facing professional fundraisers and those who work with them. 9am. The Westin, 11301 Domain Dr., 512/832-4197. $75 for members, $90 for nonmembers. www.starwoodhotels.com.

PROJECT CONNECT: CENTRAL CORRIDOR MEETING Study team makes initial transit recommendation to the Central Corridor Advisory Group. 1:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

Saturday 3

TEXAS NORML'S ANNUAL TEXAS MARIJUANA MARCH Help bring sanity to the drug war. 4pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

Monday 5

SXSW INPUT PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION MEETING Austin Center for Events seeks input from SXSW attendees on crime, emergency response, and related issues. 4pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.austintexas.gov.

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, 512/371-0900. Free.

Tuesday 6

SXSW INPUT AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING The Austin Center for Events seeks feedback from SXSW attendees on venue, sound, and related issues. noon-7pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

TOWN LAKE METROPOLITAN PARK PUBLIC VISIONING SESSION Help steer the future of Auditorium Shores and Butler Park. 6pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318. Free.

WALTER E. LONG METROPOLITAN PARK GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEETING Chime in on a proposed new golf course. 6:30pm. Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr.. Free.

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

Wednesday 7

CARY ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER BENEFIT WITH PIPER KERMAN Orange Is the New Black author speaks at Council on At-Risk Youth benefit. 6pm. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, 512/404-1900. $150. www.meetattexas.com.

TEXAS NORML'S MONTHLY OPEN MEETING, DREADNECK WEDNESDAY, AND SMOKIN' STAND-UP Monthly cannabis reform meeting with special guest Kinky Friedman. 8pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth, 512/494-9336. Free. www.flamingocantina.com.

Thursday 8

CALL FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON CEMETERY RULES Join the conversation on burial space adornment.

Ongoing

PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins.

ZILKER PARK CLUBHOUSE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. Contact Victor Ovalle. 512/974-6745.