Happenings

September 20-26

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THURSDAY 20

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE MEETING Discuss the feasibility of two different districting options for Austin: single-member or a combination of single-member and at-large council seats. 5-7:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. leslie.schneiweiss@ci.austin.tx.us, www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.

CONSTITUTION CELEBRATION Learn about the U.S. Constitution, and discuss the rights it dictates. 6-8pm. ACC Eastview, 3401 Webberville, 223-5173. www.austincc.edu/cppps/news.php#constitution.

KEEP AUSTIN BLUE MEET-UP Hear from a panel of experts on transportation – Capital Metro's Todd Hemingson and Matt Curtis and the Alliance for Public Transportation's Glenn Gadbois. 6:30pm. Mother Egan's, 715 W. Sixth. www.keepaustinblue.org.

SIMON SEDILLO works in Oaxaca, Mexico, teaching video documentation and other media skills to indigenous communities. He's in town to screen and discuss El Machete: La Lucha por el Poder Popular, a film shot primarily by Oaxacan women and children. Sept. 20-21, 7pm. Thursday, UT campus, GRG 102; Friday, MonkeyWrench, 110 E. North Loop. Free.

FRIDAY 21

PEACE IN YOUR BACK YARD Join CodePink in celebrating International Peace Day: Display a peace banner somewhere during rush hour. E-mail CodePink with where it will be and who you are, so they can promote it on their website. 5:30-7pm. info@codepinkaustin.com, www.codepinkaustin.com.

SATURDAY 22

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN & BOYS CONFERENCE is back for a second year with a series of nine conferences in the upcoming months. The theme for the kick-off event is Why the Community Must Focus on the Education of Our Young, featuring a keynote from Prairie View A&M Vice President Frank Jackson. Food, prizes, and breakout sessions on everything from education and employment to parent-teacher interaction and law enforcement. 10am-2pm. LBJ High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Dr. Free.

SUNDAY 23

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FALL COFFEE features Travis Co. Clerk Dana DeBouvoir, discussing recent voting-law changes. 2-4pm. Washington Car­ver Museum, 1165 Angelina. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM: THE POWER OF THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA Christy Pipkin (of Nobelity), Linda Litowsky and/or Stefan Wray (Public Access Community TV), and KOOP Radio's Tim Mahoney and David Kobierowski discuss the power we have to express ourselves through the media. 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitar­i­an Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.

MONDAY 24

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS meets to discuss budgeting for Austin area roads and bridges. 6pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 451-6710. Free. www.lwvaustin.org.

TUESDAY 25

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY The Austin Chamber of Commerce presents this forum on energy sources and availability, with Mayor Will Wynn and Rayola Dougher of the Ameri­can Petrole­um Institute. Lunch included; register at www.austinchamber.com. 11am-1pm. Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto. $40-50.

ONGOING

BARTON SPRINGS MASTER PLAN aims to restore Barton Springs to the state it enjoyed in its cleaner, more idyllic days. See www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonspringsmp.htm to see how it's progressing, and provide feedback.

INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT FALL WORK PARTY Join the IBP for a four-day party getting books ready for Texas prisoners. See www.insidebooksproject.org. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 20-23. Rhizome Collective, 300 Allen, 385-3695. Free.

WHAT'S THE BEST STREET IN YOUR NEIGHBOR­HOOD? Take a picture, and send it – along with a short paragraph about why it's your favorite – to the Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department for display at City Hall during National Community Planning Month in October. E-mail to adrienne.domas@ci.austin.tx.us; snail mail to Adrienne Domas, NPZD, PO Box 1088, Austin, 78767; or drop it off at One Texas Center, fifth floor, 505 Barton Springs Rd. Deadline: Sept. 24. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning.

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