Bag to the Future Concert

Environmental speakers and musical acts help ring in a new era for Austin without plastic and paper bags. A coolest bag contest and facepainting keep the kids interested. 7-10pm. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 512/538-1991

Cooperation Texas Volunteer Orientation

Learn about the local nonprofit that's dedicated to the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives. Email to RSVP or get more info.

5604 Manor Rd,

Four Cities. Four Land Development Codes

We're about to revise our land development code, so maybe we should see how different plans have worked for other US cities. Reps from four locales give us their tips and warnings. Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm, Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress; Thu., Feb. 28, 8am, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth. Free.


Free Tax Preparation

Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.


Growing The Tradition Ceremony

Join Capitol View Arts as they honor five local hip-hop acts and producers who have significantly contributed to the art form this year. 6:30-9pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 805/217-0556

Savage Portrayals: Images of Black Men in the Media

Dr. Natalie Byfield discusses the effects of repeated negative imagery of African-Americans impacts the country as a whole. 7pm. Free.

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 471-1990

Texas Land Conservation Conference

Do things like the state water plan, conservation & mitigation banking, farm bill issues, and the challenges of conservation easements interest you? This conference is tailor made for you. Feb. 27-March 1. $350.

Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Dr., 638-0937

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman


Adult Open Computer Clinic

features one-on-one help with everything from typing and mousing to using Microsoft Word, e-mail, and the Internet. Work on your resume or just print up that document you need. No registration required. Mon.-Thu., 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. Free.

Austin Free-Net, 2208 Webberville

Community Tax Services

Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.

2600 W. Stassney

Human Potential Center

Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988

Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.

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