Happenings

Jan. 17-23

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Thursday 17

NANCY KEENAN The president of NARAL Pro-Choice America discusses Roe v. Wade on the landmark case's 35th anniversary. 6:30pm. Thompson Conference Center, Red River & Dean Keeton, 471-5680. Free. www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs.

Saturday 19

BUS RIDERS UNION-ATX MEETING Any two-digit bus route will take you within three blocks of this month's meeting to help organize public ownership of Austin's public transit system. 1pm. Little City, 916 Congress, 220-8227. Free. www.busatx.org.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE pays tribute to the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service projects in his honor. Go to www.mlkday.gov to find a volunteer project. 9am-3pm. 225-0360. Free.

Sunday 20

TEXAS OBSERVER RABBLE ROUSER ROUNDUP Jim Hightower emcees the annual event featuring a silent auction and music from the South Austin Jug Band and Jimmy LaFave. All proceeds benefit The Texas Observer. 7-10pm. La Zona Rosa, 612 W. Fourth, 477-0746. $25 ($20, advance).

YOUTH LEGACY AWARDS Part of the Austin Area Heritage Council's series of MLK Day events, this annual awards ceremony honors Austin's youngest good citizens. 4pm. Ragsdale Center at St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 448-8432. Free.

Monday 21

CITYWIDE MLK MARCH & RALLY begins on the UT campus with a short program at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue (23rd & San Jacinto, 9am), after which Rep. Dawnna Dukes leads the procession to the Capitol (10am). Then the parade heads to Huston-Tillotson University (Eighth & Chalmers), where the Cultural Festival kicks off at 3pm, featuring food, games, and music. Free shuttle service available to all three locations. Free. www.mlkcelebration.com.

Wednesday 23

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DINNER: STATE OF THE CITY WITH POLICE CHIEF ART ACEVEDO 6-9pm. UT Club, Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium, sixth floor. $55 ($45, members). www.lwvaustin.org.

Thursday 24

UNDERSTANDING HOW GOVERNMENTS BUY SERVICES The city of Austin Small Business Development Program hosts this workshop for helping small businesses procure government contracts. 8:30am-12:30pm. Clarion Inn & Suites, 2200 S. I-35, 974-7800. $50. www.cityofaustin.org/sbdp.

Ongoing

CHARTER REVISION SURVEY The Austin Charter Revision Committee seeks input regarding single-member districts. Deadline: Jan. 23. www.cityofaustin.org/charter.

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL RAFFLE Win prizes for supporting KAB's environmental stewardship. Three winners will receive a pair of mountain bikes, a Dell laptop, and a certificate for landscaping. Drawing: Feb. 6. $10 ($50, six tickets). www.keepaustinbeautiful.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 what it's like to work for the Travis Co. Sheriff's Office. Call or e-mail for details. Tuesdays, 6:45-10pm. 854-4989. vincente.galloway@co.travis.tx.us.

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