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Give thanks, and do good: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

For more details and events, see Community Listings.

Thursday 27

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.

Friday 28

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.

Saturday 29

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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.

Sunday 30

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.

Monday 01

WORLD AIDS DAY A conference begins this morning at 9am (Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe; free; health.human.rights@gmail.com), while the multifaith Service of Remembrance & Hope is at 7pm (Goodwill, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd., 459-5883; free; www.thecarecommunities.org).

Tuesday 02

ASIAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATS MEETING 6:30pm. First Chinese BBQ, 10901 N. Lamar #401, 835-8889. ramey.ko@gmail.com.

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.

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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.

Wednesday 03

TEXAS NORML MEETING Supporters of pot legalization unite! (See "Reefer Madness" for the latest legislation news.) 8pm. Genuine Joe Cof­feehouse, 2001 W. Anderson. www.texasnorml.org.

Thursday04

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.

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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.

Ongoing

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.

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