Happenings

July 19-25

For more events this week, see Community Listings.


FRIDAY, JULY 20

CONCERT TO SAVE TOWN LAKE Show your support for Town Lake's personal space with Bob Schneider, Dale Watson, Jimmy LaFave, and others, who are dedicating the evening to the memory of Lady Bird Johnson. 7pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River, 480-8341. $35. www.savetownlake.org.

T. DON HUTTO PROTEST Protesters gather outside the Corrections Corporation of America offices today in protest of its now-infamous T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former prison in Taylor that's now used to detain families, including many young children. Noon-1pm. 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd. rebecca415@gmail.com, www.texascivilrightsreview.org/phpnuke.


SATURDAY, JULY 21

KENNETH FOSTER EXECUTION PROTEST Friends and supporters of Kenneth Foster, scheduled to be executed Aug. 30, will gather today in protest of his sentence. See www.freekenneth.com to learn more. 5pm. Texas Capitol, cedpaustin@gmail.com.

VETERANS OF AUSTIN & TRAVIS COUNTY: SERVICE & SACRIFICE The Austin History Center's newest exhibit preserves and shares the unique stories of the military veterans of Austin and Travis County. This opening reception includes a presentation of colors along with music, food, and special guests. 2:30pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 974-7480. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc.


SUNDAY, JULY 22

ETHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN Rep. Donna Howard leads this week's discussion, Ethics in the Legislature. Coffee at 10am, discussion at 10:30am. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 458-8191. Free. www.esoa.org.

FREE YOGA & THE LOW CARBON DIET PROGRAM The weekly Happy Living With Justice meeting (which combines free yoga with awareness-raising discussion) continues working on a program based on David Gershon's Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds. Reduce your eco-impact, and increase your chances of winning the Kill-a-Watt Challenge. (E-mail Elizabeth at lowcarbonaustin@yahoo.com for details on the low-carbon diet.) 3:30pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 292-8093. happylivingwithjustice@gmail.com.


TUESDAY, JULY 23

HEALTH CARE DISCUSSION Laura Casey, author of How to Get the Health Care You Want, hosts this talk about saving money, time, and sanity when dealing with the health-care industry. 6pm. Faulk Central Branch Library, 810 Guadalupe, 974-7400. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/news/nr20070629a.htm.

HELP STOP HUNGER IN TEXAS: WHY THE FARM BILL MATTERS & WHAT YOU CAN DO The Center for Public Policy Priorities hosts this discussion featuring policy analyst Celia Hagert, who will discuss how the food-stamp program is impacted by the 2007 Farm Bill. 7-8:30pm. Congregational Church of Austin, 408 W. 23rd, 472-2370. Free. www.cppp.org.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

METROPOLITAN BREAKFAST CLUB: WHAT'S REALLY UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST? This week's guest speaker is the Rev. David Jaeger of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. 7-8:30am. UT Club, Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium, sixth floor, 2108 E. Robert Dedman, 479-9460. $15 (members/first-time guests). www.mbcaustin.org.


ONGOING

FACING EAST: 48 HOURS IN THE LIFE OF EAST AUSTIN Capture a slice of East Austin life on film. The photography or movie project must be shot July 21-22, and all finalists and winning entries will be displayed at New East Gallery in August. Submission deadlines: photography, July 30; films, Aug. 10. Call for details. 477-9438. www.diversearts.org.

OPERATION CARE DROP Drop off care packages (no bigger than a quart-sized Ziploc bag) and letters to be delivered to U.S. soldiers overseas at any IBC Bank location. Through July 31. Various locations, including 816 Congress, 6001 Airport, and 9606 MoPac N., 210/826-8899. www.ibc.com.

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