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Your citizen's calendar, Oct. 9-16

Thursday 09

AUSTIN WATER UTILITY COST OF SERVICE STUDY Having completed a study to decide how Austin's water rates will be determined in the future, AWU holds its last public meeting tonight to review final recommendations. 6pm. Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th. www.cityofaustin.org/water/costofservice.htm.

U.S. SENATE DEBATE NO. 1 Watch Dem candidate Rep. Rick Noriega in his first of two debates against incumbent John Cornyn. 8pm. KLRU-TV (Cable Channel 9, air Channel 18).

CLEAN CARBON SUMMIT Thu.-Fri., Oct. 9-10. Omni Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto. $850 ($425, student). www.cleancarbonsummit.com.

PROMOTING AN INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY A panel discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters. 7pm. LCRA Red Bud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. www.lwvaustin.org.

Friday 10

BUILDING BRIDGES: BRICK BY BRICK Meet with Sheriff Greg Hamil­ton in an interactive setting to work on community problem solving. 9am-noon. St. James Baptist Church, 1812 E.M. Franklin Ave. Free.

Saturday 11

EAST AUSTIN ECONOMIC SUMMIT (For more, see "Naked City.") 8:30am-2:30pm. ACC Eastview, 3401 Webberville, 472-8087. $15.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLGO! ALLGO started 23 years ago as the only queer organization for people of color – what better way to celebrate than with an Eighties flashback evening featuring a silent auction, food, and DJ Angel Rivera? 9pm-2am. Ciao Chow, 6019 N. I-35. $15, advance, at BookWoman or ALLGO. www.allgo.org.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING ROADSHOW brings a biodiesel-fueled fleet of eco-entertainers to Manor to share sustainable lifestyle tips through puppetry, music, fashion shows, workshops, and more. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 11-12. Hundred Acre Wood, 21707 Hog Eye Rd., Manor. $10; $15, camping. www.sustainablelivingroadshow.org.

TENTS OF HOPE Paint messages on the canvas tents that will travel to Washington, D.C., before continuing their journey to Darfur. 11am-3pm. Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca, 444-3326. Free. www.tentsofhope.org.

Sunday 12

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CITY HALL SCHMOOZEFEST Live music and elbow-rubbing with the likes of Council Members Laura Morrison (r) and Randi Shade. 6-10pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, 474-1958. $10 suggested donation. www.betteraustintoday.org.

NAOMI KLEIN The author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine is in town to speak at a fundraiser for the Workers Defense Project/Proyecto Defensa Laboral. (For more, see "Klein in Town to Talk 'Shock'.") Get tickets at MonkeyWrench Books (110 E. North Loop), or call 407-6925. 6pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr. $21.50.

DÍA DE LA RAZA Tejano dancing, a silent auction, and Raza Awards ... an evening to remind us that Columbus didn't discover America – he just got lost. 7-10pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 478-6222.

HOPE NOT HATE A candlelight vigil in memory of hate-crime victims James Byrd Jr. and Matthew Shepard, who died 10 years ago. 5pm. University Baptist Church, 2130 Guadalupe. www.eqfed.org/eqtx/events/hopenothate/details.tcl.

Monday 13

NEW BUS FARES BEGIN TODAY The price of a bus ride has gone up – check out www.capmetro.org/fares.asp for fare info.

ROSALIND S. CHOU The author of The Myth of the Model Minority discusses racial stereotyping of Asian-Americans. Mon., Oct. 13, 5:30pm. Follett's Intellectual Property, 2402 Guadalupe, 478-0007.

Tuesday 14

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CRUDE AWAKENING Watch After the Peak: The End of Cheap Oil, followed by Q&A with the filmmaker. 7pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010. Free. www.crudeawakening.org.

RADICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE WALL STREET MELTDOWN UT's Eliot Tretter discusses how alternative politics can capitalize on the economic downturn. 8-10pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

DIANE WILSON The environmental/human-rights activist discusses her new book, Holy Roller, a prequel to her first memoir, An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

TWITTERING TO THE BALLOT BOX Discuss the impact of technology on political campaigns. 7:30-9am. Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Dr., 454-2666. $15 ($10, members); includes breakfast. www.leadershipaustin.org/newsandevents/dmcpanel.

Wednesday 15

DEBATE WATCH PARTY The final presidential debate. 6-9:30pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto.

LUNCHEON WITH LEONARD PITTS JR. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist speaks at this fundraiser for the Council on At-Risk Youth. 11:30am-1pm. Omni Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto. $65.

HUSTON-TILLOTSON BUILDING INPUT Students, faculty, and Eastside neighbors are invited to discuss the possibility of a campus health-and-wellness facility. 7-9pm. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 505-3073.

POLICE CHIEF ART ACEVEDO presents his year in review at this Metropolitan Breakfast Club meeting. 7am. Royal-Memorial Stadium, UT Club, sixth floor, 479-9460. $15. www.mbcaustin.org.

POWER OF THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION 6pm. Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock, 974-7400. Free.

SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS OF NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN meets to discuss a city-ordinance revision to protect open space and a visioning process for Anderson Lane. 6:30-8pm. Village Christian Apts., 7925 Rockwood. www.snaustin.org.

Thursday 16

ANTI-WAR VETERAN CAMILO MEJÍA reads from his Iraq war memoir. 7pm. UT campus, Garrison Hall, Rm. 0.102. www.resistingempire.org.

U.S. SENATE DEBATE NO. 2 (See Thursday, Oct. 9.) 8pm. KLRU-TV (Cable Channel 9, air Channel 18).

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