Happenings

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Thursday 26

CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WORKSHOP 6:30-9pm. Lower Colorado River Authority Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/
central_west_austin.htm
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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE TRADE SHOW Learn tools for keeping relations friendly between community associations and homeowners. 4:30-8:30pm. Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson. bbenley@gatesource.net, www.caionline.org.

GREEN NETWORK MEETING 4-7pm. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Rd., 330-9500. www.texasgreennetwork.org.

LIVE MUSIC TASK FORCE PUBLIC HEARING See "Naked City." 6-8pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second, Council Chambers. www.cityofaustin.org/council/livemusictaskforce.htm.

VEGGIE-OIL BUS If you've yet to see a vegetable-oil-powered bus, now's your chance. The nationally touring Big Green Bus is in town this week to show off its mobile energy-issues museum and to let you smell the sweet fumes of veggie oil "harvested from greasy spoon restaurants" all over this great land. 5-9pm. Wheatsville Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe. www.thebiggreenbus.org.

Friday 27

LAKE TRAVIS DEMOCRATS PRE-JULY 4 PICNIC with special guest Jim Hightower. 5:30pm. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Free (donations appreciated). www.laketravisdemocrats.org.

VEGGIE-OIL BUS (See Thursday.) 5-7pm. Wheatsville Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe.

Saturday 28

CHAIN OFF 2008 aims to raise awareness of the cruelty of tethering dogs. E-mail for details. Capitol grounds, 803-2069. getmethereplease@gmail.com, www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

HORNSBY BEND ECOLOGICAL LITERACY VOLUN­TEER DAY 9am-1pm. Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant, 2210 FM 973 S., 972-1960. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/water/cer2.htm.

SAVE MONEY, GROW GREENER Learn how to save energy, save water, and save money. 2-4pm. Windsor Park Library, 5833 Westminster, 928-0333. Free.

VEGGIE-OIL BUS (See Thursday.) 9:30-11:30am. Tarrytown Farmers' Market, 2815 Exposition; 4-6pm. Whole Foods Market, 525 N Lamar Blvd.

Monday 30

PUBLIC MEETING ON HUTTO LANDFILL See "Naked City," p.12. 7pm. Hutto Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 402 Church St., Hutto. www.huttocitizensgroup.org.

Tuesday 1

Happenings

TREEFOLKS' CURSED PICKUP AUCTION BEGINS The friendly arborists over at TreeFolks are kicking off an eBay auction of their Ford F250 truck today, for the starting price of $832 – not exactly a bargain for a truck they've described variously as "unreliable," "evil," "tragically funny," and "an insult to ugly trucks everywhere" (we'd add that "on fire" has also been a fitting descriptor in the past), but perhaps the $832 worth of live oak trees that come with the truck will convince you otherwise. Any bids higher than $832 will be a tax-deductible donation to a good cause. 443-5323. www.treefolks.org.

Ongoing

YOUR THOUGHTS ON LICENSE PLATE DESIGNS TxDOT has come up with 31 potential new designs for specialty license plates for Texas drivers. If you hope to get a not-ugly one next time you want a specialty plate, you gotta go online and tell TxDOT which ones are the keepers. Through July 3. www.txdot.gov/services/vehicle_titles_and_registration/e-view/design_e-view.htm.

HELP RENAME JOHNSTON HIGH The Eastside school needs a new name to match its new lease on life, and AISD is open to suggestions. Submit online at www.austinisd.org, or mail suggestions to: AISD, 1111 W. Sixth, Austin, TX 78703.

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