Give thanks, and do good: Nov. 27-Dec. 4
OPERATION TURKEY aims to cook, package, and deliver food and clothing to 3,500 homeless Austinites today, and they need a lot of volunteers to make it happen. Register online at www.operationturkey.com. 9am-2pm. The Soup Peddler, 501 W. Mary; Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, 6901 N. I-35.
THANKSGIVING AT THE LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM is open for the holiday, so stop by and check out the newest exhibit, "To the Moon: The American Space Program in the 1960s." 9am-5pm. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 2313 Red River, 721-0200. Free. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.
PRAY FOR PEACE Bring a song or poem if you'd like, or just say your piece about peace. 12:15-12:45pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 304 E. Eighth, 472-1196. www.stdave.org.
CHILDREN GIVING TO CHILDREN PARADE takes a new route this year, starting at the Capitol and proceeding to Cesar Chavez. Bring a toy for Operation Blue Santa. 11am. 888/HEY-CHUY x25. www.chuysparade.com.
YELLERDAWG/SATURDAY SAGES DEMOCRATS MEETING 11am. Tres Amigos, 1801 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 327-1776.
WEEKLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM City Council Member Lee Leffingwell discusses major topics facing Austin, from energy conservation to city finances. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.
WORLD AIDS DAY A conference begins this morning at 9am (Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe; free; email@example.com), while the multifaith Service of Remembrance & Hope is at 7pm (Goodwill, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd., 459-5883; free; www.thecarecommunities.org).
ASIAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATS MEETING 6:30pm. First Chinese BBQ, 10901 N. Lamar #401, 835-8889. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPUS BOUNDARY MEETING Public input is welcome on attendance zones for the new Southwest middle school, slated to open August 2009. (See "School Boundaries: Please All, Please None" for more.) 6:30pm. Bailey Middle School, 4020 Lost Oasis Hollow, 414-4990. www.austinisd.org.
CLEAN ENERGY VENTURE SUMMIT You probably already know that Texas emits more CO2 than any other state in the U.S. Find out this week how it could also make the most money fixing the problem. Tue.-Thu., Dec. 2-4. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 695-6377. www.cleanenergyventuresummit.com
WOMEN'S HEALTH FORUM gathers representatives from 20 Texas health organizations to talk about their findings and plans concerning women's health and health-care needs. 6pm. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 462-1661. www.healthywomenhealthyfamilies.org.
RECEPTION HONORING RONNIE EARLE celebrates his 32 years as our district attorney. (See "District Eternity," April 11, to read about Earle's career.) 5-8pm. Stubb's, 801 Red River, 480-8341.
SIERRA CLUB MEETING: PROS & CONS OF WIND-GENERATED ENERGY 7pm. Texas State Teachers Association, 316 W. 12th. Free. www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin.
CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WORKSHOP 6:30pm. LCRA Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., 974-2857. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/central_west_austin.htm.
CAMPUS BOUNDARY MEETING (See Tuesday.) 6:30pm. Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd., 841-6700. www.austinisd.org.
SAVE OUR SPRINGS HOLIDAY PARTY & SILENT AUCTION 6-11pm. Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal. $10 suggested donation. www.sosalliance.org.
HISPANIC POWER NETWORKING BREAKFAST 7:30am. Antonio's Restaurant, 7522-B S. I-35. $20 ($15, members). RSVP at www.gahcc.org.
CITY COUNCIL ON DEMAND Can't get enough of that wacky City Council? Check out www.cityofaustin.org, which now features archived videos of past meetings.
OPERATION SANDY CLAUS Help emergency responders in hurricane-torn Galveston this holiday season with donations of toys, games, candy, cookies, and gift cards for the families of EMS and fire units. Drive-Through Postal, 1712 E. Riverside #267, 443-5848. www.rehabsector.org.
COATS FOR KIDS Bring new or gently used coats to any Jack Brown Cleaners location so they can be distributed to Central Texas youth in need of some warmth this season. Donations accepted through Dec. 3. Volunteer to help kids pick out the perfect coat on distribution day. To help, call 467-8982 x292. www.jlaustin.org/coats.