Happenings

May 3-9


For more on these and other events this week, see Community Listings.


THURSDAY, MAY 3

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE CANDIDATE FORUM Meet the candidates for AISD board District 2. 7:30pm. Texpresso, 2700 W. Anderson, 467-9898.


FRIDAY, MAY 4

ALTERNATIVE RADIO features news analyst Jeff Cohen on his new memoir, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. 2pm. KOOP 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

FUN COMPANY TOASTMASTERS meet to screen and discuss The Big Guy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress. Call to reserve a spot. 6:30-8:30pm. LCRA Colorado Room, 3800 Lake Austin, 459-5462 x4. Free. www.bigbuy.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/9329.


SATURDAY, MAY 5

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING CONFERENCE: The Next 10 Years – Building Community Capacity This annual conference meets for a full day of workshops and seminars relevant to community activists and anyone interested in neighborhood involvement. See www.neighboraustin.com for topics. 8:30am-4:30pm. Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville, 223-5100. $35.


SUNDAY, MAY 6

DIFFERENT DEGREES OF CONSERVING ENERGY A presentation from the Sierra Club's Scott Swearingen on environmental, energy, and urban issues. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.

PETE EARLEY, author of Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness, lectures at the Thompson Conference Center, followed by a panel discussion (26th & Red River, 3-5pm). A booksigning and wine-and-cheese reception follow at Follett's Intellectual Property, 2402 Guadalupe, 5:30-7pm.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

METROPOLITAN BREAKFAST CLUB: DOES AUSTIN HAVE ROOM FOR KIDS? City Council Member Jennifer Kim on meeting the affordable-housing needs of Austin's families. 7-8:30am. UT Club, Royal Memorial Stadium, sixth floor, 479-9460. $15 (members, first-time guests). www.mbcaustin.org.


ONGOING

FAMILY PORTRAITS This interactive exhibit is a symbolic display of 58,000 area families who currently live in substandard housing. Take a family off the display for a $1 donation to Habitat for Humanity. Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. Highland Mall, 6001 Airport.

FOR PEACE. BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW. If you'd like your own yard sign with those words on it, send an e-mail to the Austin Movement for a Democratic Society, and they'll be more than happy to send you one. mdsaustin@nuevoanden.com.

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