Civics 101

Thursday 5

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

AUDITORIUM SHORES EAST LAWN RENAMING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Have a better name than Vic Mathias Shores? Let the city know online, by phone, or in person. Parks and Recreation Department’s Annex Office, 919 W. 28½, 512/974-9458. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

MOBILITY 35 OPEN HOUSE Learn more about proposed improvements to I-35. 5-7:30pm. Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 N. I-35. Free. www.Mobility35.org.

PEASE PARK MASTER DRAFT PLAN UNVEILING First look at the draft master plan for Pease Park. 6-8pm. Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest, 512/974-9478.

NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN LAND USE PLAN PUBLIC MEETING Discuss the proposed planning process for the North Central Austin Study Area. 6:30-8pm. Lamar Middle School Cafeteria, 6201 Wynona. Free. mark.walters@austintexas.gov.

Friday 6

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Saturday 7

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

PROJECT CONNECT OPEN HOUSE Learn more about the proposed urban rail project. 1-5pm. Parque Zaragoza, 2608 Gonzales St.. Free.

AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT TOWN HALL Question and answer session on APD topics. 1:30pm. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/854-9172. Free. www.myec.net.

Sunday 8

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Monday 9

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Tuesday 10

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Wednesday 11

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

CITY HOUSING VOUCHERS INPUT MEETING Provide input about proposed housing “source of income” protections. 6-8pm. Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office, 512/499-3100. Free. www.austintexas.gov/news/city-seeks-input-fair-housing-source-income-amendment.

EFFECTING CHANGE: A PANEL DISCUSSION Former Austin Mayor Carole Keeton and former Rep. Wilhelmina Delco discuss women in politics. 6:30pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480. Free. www.austinhistorycenter.org.

Thursday 12

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

AUDITORIUM SHORES EAST LAWN RENAMING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Have a better name than Vic Mathias Shores? Let the city know online, by phone, or in person. Parks and Recreation Department’s Annex Office, 919 W. 28½. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

PROJECT CONNECT OPEN HOUSE Learn more about the proposed urban rail project. 5-8pm. Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez, 512/447-5875. Free. www.projectconnect.com.

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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