Civics 101

Thursday 24

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.

2040 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN SURVEY Survey to help CAMPO prioritize future transportation projects. www.campotexas.org.

AQUIFER DISTRICT HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN PUBLIC REVIEW Review and comment on habitat protection plan. www.bseacd.org.

RESTORE RUNDBERG COMMUNITY MEETING Open to the public. 7-8:30pm. The Settlement Home for Children, 1600 Payton Gin, 512/836-2150. Free. www.austintexas.gov/event/restore-rundberg-community-meeting-6.

Saturday 26

NETWORK OF ASIAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS CANDIDATE FORUM NAAO will host a forum for Council candidates. 9:30am-Noon. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron. Free. www.naaotexas.org.

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRAR TRAINING Become a volunteer deputy registrar. In Howson Hall. 10-11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. www.austinuu.org.

Monday 28

TEXANS FOR ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT 7-9pm. Sherlock's Baker Street Pub, 9012 Research. Free. ed@informed.org, www.tagtexas.org.

Tuesday 29

STATE OF DENIAL: WHERE MARRIAGE EQUALITY STANDS IN TEXAS Reporter Jo Ann Santangelo and others discuss the uncertain future of marriage equality in Texas and the current difficulties Texans in same-sex marriages face. 6-8pm. JClark Gallery, 1500 W. Sixth, 512/505-8735. Free. www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

TCDP: DIVERSITY OUTREACH FORUM A presentation on the changing demographics of Austin, followed by a panel discussion on local issues, and Q&A with the audience. 6-8pm. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. Free. kristian@traviscountydemocrats.org, www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

Thursday 31

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.

Ongoing

ZILKER PARK CLUBHOUSE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. Contact Victor Ovalle. 512/974-6745.

PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

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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