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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.