Happenings

June 14-20

For more events this week, see Calendar.


THURSDAY, JUNE 14

POPULATION CONNECTION MEETING This national grassroots organization works toward stabilizing population. 7-8pm. Austin Java, 1206 Parkway, 476-1829. Free. www.populationconnection.org.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Open to any voter wanting to help elect Dems in WilCo. 7pm. McConico Building, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock, 512/671-8683. www.williamsoncountydemocrats.org.


FRIDAY, JUNE 15

ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CONGRESS AVENUE PARADE 1:30pm. From the Congress Avenue Bridge to the Capitol, 414-2096.

PRE-JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR 10am-3pm. Blackland Neighborhood Center, 2005 Salina, 972-5790. Free.

TEXAS EMANCIPATION DAY Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe and Commissioner Ron Davis host this annual party celebrating African-American culture. 11am-2pm. Wooldridge Square Park, Guadalupe between Ninth & 10th. Free.

THE ANTI-GENOCIDE STRUGGLE IN GUATEMALA Local writer Jordan Buckley speaks on the Mayan survivors of the 1982-'83 Guatamalan massacres, who have formed the Association for Justice and Reconciliation. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

WHAT'S YOUR BIG IDEA? The CreateAustin task forces are forming the community plan for preserving and promoting Austin's creative industries and need your help. Visit www.cityofaustin.org/culturalplan right away. 974-9310.


SATURDAY, JUNE 16

ALVIN PATTERSON BATTLE OF THE BANDS & DRUMLINE COMPETITION 7pm (6pm, doors). Toney Burger Athletic Center, 3200 Jones, 482-8548. $15 ($10, advance; free, kids under 5). www.austineastsidestory.com.

KFC DEMONSTRATION Join animal-rights activists in protesting poultry cruelty. E-mail for details. 11:30am-2pm. KFC, 1700 W. Parmer, 351-8032. sthomas4242@yahoo.com.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SOLAR AlternaTex's weekly solar-powered music series continues. Visit the Chronicle table, and sign up for the Kill-a-Watt Challenge. 9am-2pm. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress Ste. D-200, 707-9637. Free. www.rutamaya.net.


SUNDAY, JUNE 17

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM SERIES: THE CAMPAIGN FOR A UNIVERSAL LIVING WAGE Richard Troxell, chairman of the Universal Living Wage Campaign, speaks. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


MONDAY, JUNE 18

WILL WYNN ON THE AUSTIN CLIMATE PROTECTION PLAN The Jewish Community Association of Austin continues its Hot Talk: Summer in the City speaker series with special guest Mayor Will Wynn. 7pm. Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart, 735-8076. Free. www.shalomaustin.org/speakerseries.


TUESDAY, JUNE 19

WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY MEETING features a screening of An Inconvenient Truth, followed by internationally renowned philosopher Max More. 6-9pm. Marie Callender's, 9503 Research. $25 ($20, members). www.centexwfs.org/index_Register.htm.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION Begins with the Tour de Hood Bike Ride (9:15am), the 2K Freedom Run & Walk (9:30am), and the annual parade (10am), from MLK to Chicon to Rosewood Park, where the festivities unfold (noon-10pm). See website for more. Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood, 472-6838. Free. www.geaya.net/Juneteenth.htm.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

GAZA PHYSICIAN MONA EL-FARRA The Palestine Children's Welfare Fund and Austin's Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights present a talk by Dr. Mona Elfarra. 7pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd., 779-6115.

KNOW YOUR DONORS: NONPROFITS GATHER TO IMPROVE DONOR RELATIONS Greenlights for NonProfit Success' annual Connector Conference focuses this year on building and improving relationships with donors. 8am-noon. Jewish Community Association of Austin, 7300 Hart, 477-5955 x268. $45 ($35, members). www.greenlights.org.


ONGOING

AUSTIN ACCESS AWARDS Nominate your favorite business or public place that best accommodates people with disabilities. Deadline: July 6. 974-2292. www.cityofaustin.org/ada/access_nomform.htm.

PROJECT FRESH START is the amnesty period in which businesses that have overdue state taxes or that are operating without the required tax permits can pay their taxes in full without penalty. June 15-Aug. 15. 800/252-1390. www.freshstart.texas.gov.

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