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Thursday 21

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.

ARTIST INFORMATION MEETING: PEOPLE'S GALLERY 2015 The city is seeking 2- and 3-D artworks in any medium by local visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for the 2015 People's Gallery Exhibition. All interested artists are encouraged to attend an informational meeting. 6-7:30pm. Cultural Arts Division offices, 201 E. Second. www.austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.

Saturday 23

AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION PAC FORUM: DISTRICTS 5, 8, 9, & 10 District candidates will appearing in the following order: District 5, ­9-10 am; District 8, 10-11am; District 9, 1-1:45pm; District 10, 1:45-3pm. Austin Firefighters Association, 7537 Cameron, 512/441-7572. austinfirefighterpac@gmail.com, www.iafflocal975.org.

#THENEWMOVEMENT: JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND WHAT MUST COME NEXT Members of the community are invited to participate in a frank and open conversation about police brutality in America. 5pm. Givens Park, 3811 E. 12th. chas.d.moore@gmail.com, www.fb.com/events/787876004577265.

Sunday 24

CIVIC ACADEMY ON CHILDREN FLEEING CENTRAL AMERICA Learn more about the crisis and what you can do about it. 12:30-2pm. Congregational Church of Austin, 408 W. 23rd, 512/916-0100. austininterfaith.nationbuilder.com.

Tuesday 26

CERTIFICATION 101 WORKSHOP Join the Small & Minority Business Resources Department for an overview of the various types of free certifications offered to qualified small business owners seeking opportunities for government work. Workshop will focus on Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certifications. 5:30-7:30pm. SMBR Office, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd. www.austintexas.gov/department/certification.

Wednesday 27

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH CAPITAL METRO Greater Austin Black Chamber and Cap Metro host a panel discussing contracting opportunities for small businesses. 9am. Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W. Anderson. www.austinbcc.org.

AUSTIN REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOC. MAYORAL FORUM LUNCHEON 11:30am-1pm. The Westin, 11301 Domain Dr., 512/832-4197. www.arma-tx.org/events/archive/2014/08.

CIVIC SUMMIT: MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM KLRU and the Austin Urban Land Institute are excited to announce we will host one of the first mayoral debates of the election cycle, just days after filing closes, moderated by Jennifer Stayton of KUT News. During Civic Summit: Mayoral Candidate Forum we’ll hear each candidate’s plan to move Austin forward and find out how each will navigate a new council structure with 10 distinct points of view. The forum is open to the public and will be broadcast on KLRU the following evening, Thursday, August 28 at 8pm. 6:30pm. KLRU Studio 6A, Guadalupe St. & Dean Keaton, UT Campus. www.klru.org/blog/2014/07/klru-mayoral-forum-august-27-presented-with-the-austin-urban-land-institute.

Thursday 28

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.

CENTRAL HEALTH PUBLIC HEARINGS Two public hearings about the FY2015 budget, which includes a grant for Planned Parenthood's three Austin health centers to provide preventive health care and birth control to eligible patients. 6pm. Central Health Administrative Office, 1111 E. Cesar Chavez. Free. www.centralhealth.net.

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.

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.