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Thursday 29

AMERICORPS BENEFIT CONCERT with the Brothers Lazaroff, the Unbearables, and more. 8:30pm-2am. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress, 707-9637. $5. www.rutamaya.net.

Friday 30

MARINE EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON Service members welcome! E-mail to RSVP. 10:30am. American Legion Post 76, 2201 Veterans Dr. Free ($10 with food). comm.marine@austinmarineea.org, www.austinmarineea.org.

Saturday 31

3-1-1 POTHOLE RIDE Grab some pals, hop on your bike, and hunt down all those potholes causing trouble for cyclists; then meet with other groups at REI (Sixth & Lamar) to collate the data and report it to the city. Call to RSVP. 3:30-5:30pm. 389-2250. www.austincycling.org.

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL FAIR 10am-2pm. Connally High School, 13212 N. Lamar, 594-0342. marilyn.stewart@pflugervilleisd.net, www.pflugervilleisd.net.

RALLY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS If you don't want to see Johnston High close its doors for good – or any school, for that matter – join Austin Independent School District board members today at this Capitol rally. Expected speakers include Rep. Dawnna Dukes and AISD trustee Cheryl Bradley. 9:30am. Texas Capitol south steps, 1100 Congress.

YELLOW BIKE PROJECT BIRTHDAY PARTY 6pm-2am. United States Art Authority and Spider House, 29th & Fruth. $5. www.austinyellowbike.org.

Sunday 1

ATHEIST COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES with special guest Rep. Donna Howard. 12:15pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe. www.atheist-community.org.

THE CASE AGAINST COMPETITION Join the discussion on the book No Contest: The Case Against Competition, by Alfie Kohn. 3pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 292-8093. Free.

Monday 2

HUNGER AWARENESS DAY Volunteer to serve breakfast and/or hand out clothing and toiletries to those in need. 10-11am. Trinity Center, 304 E. Seventh. www.trinitycenteraustin.org.

Tuesday 3

CHICAS VERDES A monthly meeting of eco-minded ladies. E-mail to RSVP. First Tuesdays, 11:45am. The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe. katie.jensen@austinenergy.com.

SIERRA CLUB MEETING features a discussion on the successes and failures in Texas' environmental movement. 7pm. Texas State Teachers Association building, 316 W. 12th. Free. www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin.

Wednesday 4

METROPOLITAN BREAKFAST CLUB features Place 4 City Council candidates Cid Galindo and Laura Morrison. 7am. Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium, UT Club, 479-9460. $15. www.mbcaustin.org.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP 9:30am-1:30pm. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 232-0100. Free. www.bmmreg.com/hps.

Thursday 5

GREATER AUSTIN HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAK­FAST 7:30-9am. Antonio's Mexican Restaurant, 7522 N. I-35, 419-7070. $20 ($10, members). www.gahcc.org.


MARK STRAMA CAMPAIGN ACADEMY Apply now for this campaign boot camp where college- and high school-aged participants will get to hear elected officials, journalists, consultants, and other experts impart their wisdom before taking part in the Strama campaign for the summer. June 23-July 25, 10am-6pm. www.markstrama.com/campaignacademy.

PRESIDENTIAL VIDEO CONTEST HCD Research is looking for original music videos and parody songs in support of a presidential candidate or party. Sign up online, and get those politically creative juices flowing, because two winners receive $5,000 each. www.mediacurves.com.

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