Dec. 6-12

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AN EVENING IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS Singer-songwriter Kristy Kruger performs in remembrance of her brother, who was killed in Iraq. The show benefits the Fisher House, which provides care for wounded veterans. 9-11pm. Momo's, 618 W. Sixth, 479-8848. $10. www.fisherhouse.org.

RICK LOWE, Houston artist/activist, who helped transform one of Houston's poorest neighborhoods into a thriving artist community, presents at the biannual PeopleTalk Speakers Series. 11:30am-1pm. Alamo Drafthouse South, 1120 S. Lamar, 476-1320. $25 ($20, advance). www.peoplefund.org.

SAVE OUR SPRINGS HOLIDAY PARTY & SILENT AUCTION Join the SOS Alliance for food, music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the alliance. 7pm-12mid. Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal, 236-1226. $10 suggested donation.


AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER PROJ­ECTS Help repair, maintain, landscape, and garden Austin's trails. See www.austinparks.org/volunteer.php.

LIVING GREEN = SMART CHOICES + SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Learn about developing sustainable homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods in this presentation based on The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time. E-mail to RSVP. 10am-noon. Austin Center for Architecture, 801 W. 12th, 452-4332. $7. public@aiaaustin.org.

A DIRTY NUCLEAR DEAL Public Citizen, SEED Coalition, and Sierra Club host this talk about Texas' proposed nuclear plants and their likely effects. 6:30pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside, 472-9304. Free (food not included).

HUTTO: AMERICA'S FAMILY PRISON Organizers screen this new documentary short about the immigrant-detention center in Taylor and discuss upcoming protests (including a vigil on Dec. 16). 7pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port. Free. www.tdonhutto.blogspot.com, www.staopen.com.


RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK screens Black Diamonds and discusses the effects of coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains. (See Special Screenings.) 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.ran.org.


BUS RIDERS UNION ATX meets to plan the upcoming election-year agenda. Take bus route No. 2. 7pm. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 220-8227. www.busatx.org.

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE MEETING explores the feasibility of single-member districts for Austin. Feedback welcome. 5-7:30pm. South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, 974-7593. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.


NAME AUSTIN'S NEWEST PARK The city is accepting nominations of names for the new Downtown park near Lady Bird Lake (west of Palmer Events Center, between Riverside and Barton Springs Road). Submit and explain at www.cityofaustin.org/parks/namingform.htm. Deadline: Dec. 10.

EAT LOCAL WEEK begins Saturday at the Austin Farmers' Market with chef demos, a live auction, music, and more (Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 9am-1pm). Area restaurants will be serving local produce and meats all week, with proceeds benefiting Urban Roots, a new youth program teaching kids the value of growing food and giving back to their community. See www.edibleaustin.com for participating restaurants. Dec. 8-15.

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