Civics 101

Thursday 15

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

Friday 16

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

Saturday 17

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

TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS CITY COUNCIL TRAINING Training for Democrats interested in running for Council and campaign workers. 8:30am-5:30pm. Coordinated Campaign Office, 1910 E. MLK. info@traviscountydemocrats.org.

Sunday 18

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

Monday 19

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

CODENEXT: CRACKING THE CODE Presentation on the top 10 major issues with Austin's Land Development Code. Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress. Free. www.austintexas.gov/codenext.

Tuesday 20

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

CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL PARTNERS DATA EXPO Share ideas on how government data can become more useful. 1:30pm. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron. Free. www.eventbrite.com/e/government-data-expo-tickets-11430524005.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON PROPERTY TAX APPRAISALS Provides information on remedies for rising property tax appraisals. 6pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. www.voteforbrigid.com.

CEMETERY RULES OPEN HOUSE Work with the city in revising regulations on burial space ornamentation. 6pm. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland, 512/458-4107. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/cemeteries.

GUS GARCIA DISTRICT PARK COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING Help Austin prioritize park amenities. 6:30pm. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/gus-garcia-improvements.

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 21

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

CEMETERY RULES OPEN HOUSE2 See Tuesday. 6-8pm. Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th, 512/928-1982. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/cemeteries.

Thursday 22

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

JOSH RUEBNER ON 'SHATTERED HOPES: OBAMA’S FAILURE TO BROKER ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE' National Advocacy Director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation discusses new book. 7pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd.. Free. www.facebook.com/events/706431619399784.

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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