Civics 101

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/.

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.greenlights.org.

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/department/project-connect-central-corridor-advisory-group.

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.texasnorml.org.

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. www.tifa.org.

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. www.austinparks.org/auditorium-shores.

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, www.tcscaaa.org.

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.cary4kids.org.

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.texasnorml.org.

Thursday 8

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


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.