Happenings

Dec. 20-26


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THURSDAY 20

CHARTER REVISION COMMITTEE explores options for single-member districts in Austin. 5:30pm. LCRA Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., 974-7593. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/charter.

FRIDAY 21

PEOPLE UNITED presents Sasha Abramsky, author of Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House. 1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

ALTERNATIVE RADIO presents activist Angela Davis, author of Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Pris­ons, and Torture. 2pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

SATURDAY 22

YELLERDAWG/SATURDAY SAGES DEMOCRATS WEEKLY MEETING Saturdays, 11am. Tres Amigos, 1801 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 327-1776. bmcafee@austin.rr.com.

ONGOING

AUSTIN FIREFIGHTERS 2008 WOMEN'S CALEN­DAR Benefits the Austin Firefighters' Fund. 441-7572. $15. www.austinfirefighterscalendar.com.

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS INPUT ON WEBSITE DESIGN With its sights set on "a new era of open government," the city of Austin is redesigning all of its websites and needs help. Take the Web usage survey at www.austingo.org. Deadline: Fri., Jan. 4.

FREE COUNSELING FOR VETERANS The Samari­tan Counseling Center now offers free counseling to Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their loved ones. 5425 Burnet Rd. Ste. A, 451-7337. www.samaritan-center.org.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE: CALL FOR VOLUNTEER PROJECTS Pitch in on this annual East Austin volunteer day by suggesting a project or joining someone else's. The event is Sat., Jan. 19, 9am-3pm. 225-0360. rene.carlin@unitedwaycapitalarea.org, www.handsoncentraltexas.org.

SHERIFF'S CITIZENS' ACADEMY is recruiting the next batch of students for the 13-week class kicking off Feb. 12. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Travis Co. Sheriff's Office. Call or e-mail for details. Tuesdays, 6:45-10pm. 854-4989. vincente.galloway@co.travis.tx.us.

WHO DESERVES A MADI? Nominate Austin African-Americans who advocate for the community in any area. Deadline: Dec. 31. www.austinmadis.com.

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