Civics 101

Thursday 8

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

Friday 9

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

AACHD DISTRICT DAYS The Austin African American Cultural Heritage District celebrates the history of Downs Field while fundraising for needed repairs. 7:45am. Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th. Free. www.aachd.org.

CONTROL OF AUSTIN ENERGY VOTE Clean Energy for Austin invites the public to speak up on a proposed shift in Austin Energy governance. 4-11pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.cleanenergyforaustin.org.

Saturday 10

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

AACHD DISTRICT DAYS The Austin African American Cultural Heritage District celebrates the history of Downs Field while fundraising for needed repairs. Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th. Free. www.aachd.org.

TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS PRECINCT CHAIR TRAINING Workshop for precinct chairs and those interested in serving as a precinct chair. 10am. Coordinated Campaign Office, 1910 E. MLK Jr.. Free. info@traviscountydemocrats.org.

Sunday 11

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

AACHD DISTRICT DAYS The Austin African American Cultural Heritage District celebrates the history of Downs Field while fundraising for needed repairs. Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th. Free. www.aachd.org.

Monday 12

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

Tuesday 13

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

SXSW PUBLIC INPUT MEETING Chime in on traffic, road closures, and other transportation issues related to SXSW. 6pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

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 14

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

Thursday 15

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

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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