Happenings

Nov. 22-28

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THURSDAY 22

LBJ ON TURKEY DAY Gander at an animatronic LBJ, talk to a Sen. Johnson impersonator in the new Bills, Bills, Bills exhibit, or learn all about the late, great Lady Bird at the LBJ Library and Museum. 9am-5pm. 2313 Red River. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.

THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Austin's Meals on Wheels and More needs help preparing and delivering meals to Austin's housebound elderly and disabled. Training begins 10:30am; delivery starts at 10:45am. 3227 E. Fifth, 476-6325 x105. Operation Turkey seeks volunteers to help cook, package, and deliver meals, clothing, and toiletries to Austin's homeless. For details and registration, see www.operationturkey.com or call 590-6100.

FRIDAY 23

CHANGE 4 CHANGE FUNDATION GRANT DEAD­LINE The Fundation grant, sponsored by PBS' Super Pal Universe, goes to the area nonprofit that best embodies creativity, social responsibility, and arts empowerment. See www.superpaluniverse.com for details. Deadline: Today.

SUNDAY 25

HECHO A MANO FESTIVAL & ARTISTS MARKET features a kids theatre performance (2pm; adults $5; kids $3), a panel discussion (The Undocument­ed Worker: To Educate or Deny), and a screening of the documentary short "A Tejano Son of Texas," about Civil War Texas Ranger Policarpio Rodriguez. 11am-4pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 478-6222. www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/macc_index.htm.

LAST SUNDAY this month focuses on immigration issues: speakers from the Workers Defense Project, a screening of "Hutto: America's Family Prison," plus Eliza Gilkyson and Diasporic. 6:30-8:30pm. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress, 471-1990. $8 suggested donation. www.workersdefense.org, www.thirdcoastactivist.org/lastsunday.html.

RAMON MONCIVAIS discusses and signs his book, Beneath the Shadow of the Capitol, about discrimination against Hispanics in the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties. 11am-4pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.

TUESDAY 27

HEALTH CARE FOR ALL TEXAS is Austin's first coalition working toward single-payer universal health care for all. Join in their efforts at this meeting. 7:30-8:30pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina.

HURRICANE RELIEF FOR NICARAGUAN INDIGEN­OUS COMMUNITIES features a presentation on the relief efforts in Nicaragua since it was hit on Sept. 4 with a Category 5 hurricane. All donations will help buy food and housing materials, replace livestock, and repair water systems. See "Naked City" for more. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.

WEDNESDAY 28

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE MEETING explores single-member districting options for Aus­tin. 5-7:30pm. Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Bless­ing Ave., 974-7593. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.

CITY COUNCIL MEET AND GREET Austin's League of Women Voters hosts this meet and greet with county commissioners and City Council members and presents the league's new Observer Corps, which will monitor and report on the actions of county and city officials. Call for info, and to RSVP. 5:30-7:30pm. 451-6710. $25.

THURSDAY 29

HOUSING THAT WORKS, FOR PEOPLE & THE PLANET American YouthWorks, YouthBuild, Habitat for Humanity, and AmeriCorps host this two-day conference on green building, sustainable energy policies, material selection, financing, code requirements, and more. Thu.-Fri., Nov. 29-30. Mexi­can Amer­ican Cultural Center, 600 River, 236-6155. $100-175. www.americanyouthworks.org/Conference_Details.htm.

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