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Citizen's calendar, Feb. 5-12


Thursday05

AUSTIN ENERGY TOWN HALL MEETING Discuss AE's plan for meeting electricity demands through 2020. 6:30pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina. www.austinsmartenergy.com.

CONFERENCE ON LATIN AMERICA Thu.-Sat., Feb. 5-7. UT Thompson Conference Center, Red River & Dean Keeton, 577-7446. Free. www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/conferences/ilassa_09/index/.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COM­MIS­SION MEETING Help determine Austin's funding priorities for 2009. 6:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.cityofaustin.org/housing/conplan_09-14.htm.


Friday06

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WEAR RED FOR WOMEN The American Heart Association encourages everyone to wear red and challenge women to know their risks for heart disease and live heart-healthy lives. www.goredforwomen.org.


Saturday07

TEXAS ECONOMIC SUMMIT Austin Interfaith will convene top business, education, political, and faith leaders to create a strategy for dealing with the economic crisis. 9am-1pm, Catholic Diocese of Austin Pastoral Center, 6225 Hwy. 290 E. www.austininterfaith.org.

FORGOTTEN PATRIOTS WORKSHOP Black History Month events continue with a trip back to America's roots. Learn to follow your family tree back to the American Revolution with this workshop. 2-5pm. University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 929-0551. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL Celebrate Black History Month with music, art, community awards, and enough family fun to keep your heart rate up. This year's theme is promoting health and wellness in the neighborhood. 10am-4pm. Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1801 Pennsylvania, 478-7578. Free. www.ujamaa-austin.org.

LEE LEFFINGWELL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF 2-4pm. 700 N. Lamar. www.voteleffingwell.com.

NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY It's all about the testing and treatment, people. Folks of all stripes are invited to mobilize and proactivate at this health fair with all the fixin's: entertainment, food, and health info and services. 10am-4pm. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 972-5631. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/health/news_natl_black_hiv-aids_day.htm.

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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FORUM 11:45am-1:15pm. Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Dr. Free.

STREAMS AND SALAMANDERS First event in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Hike & Lec­ture Series: Aquatic ecologist Mateo Scog­gins and biologist Nathan Bendik discuss stream ecology and related issues. 10am-noon. Austin Nature & Science Center, 301 Nature Center Dr. 327-8180. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/water/wildland/onlineregistration/ecowebevents.cfm.


Sunday08

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRA­TION recognizes local students and educators of African descent for their performance and contributions to AISD. 3pm. Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr., 414-0112. Free. www.austinisd.orgnewsmediareleases/?more=1737.

BACKYARD FOOD PRODUCTION WORK­SHOP E-mail for location and to register for this workshop covering such topics as rainwater and gray-water systems, mulching, animal husbandry, calorie crops, and more. Put the supermarket in your back yard. 9am-5pm. $100. cindy@gvtc.com.

LEGISLATIVE POLICY FORUM Discuss hot issues of the 81st legislative session in a nonpartisan environment. Guest experts get the ball rolling every Sunday. 4-6pm. First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca, 478-5684.


Monday09

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DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION of a film about the great progressive activist, Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing. After the film, two of Osheroff's colleagues will discuss his life and work. 7pm. UT Thomp­son Conference Center, 26th & Red River, 471-2933. Free. www.thirdcoastactivist.org.

GLOBAL FINANCE UPDATE: EUROPE Dis­cuss how the global economic crisis is affecting Europe­an-U.S. relations. 7pm. Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 233-1678. Free. www.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky/welcome.htm.

IMMIGRATION SPEAKER SERIES A panel of experts discusses the possibilities for detention reform and ending family incarceration. 6-8pm. TICE Community Space, 1009 E. 11th.


Tuesday10

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COM­MIS­SION MEETING Help determine Austin's funding priorities (this week centers around the HIV Planning Council) for the 2009 fiscal year. 6pm. 1520 Rutherford, Bldg. 1, first floor. www.cityofaustin.org/housing/conplan_09-14.htm.


Wednesday11

SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS OF NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN meets this month for a presentation from Triangle developer Tom Terkel. 6:30-8pm. Christian Village Apartments activity room, 7925 Rockwood. www.snaustin.org.


Thursday12

CENTRAL TEXAS AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY SUPPORT CONFERENCE Thu.-Fri., Feb. 12-13, 8am-4:30pm. Omni Southpark, 4140 Governor's Row, 440-4063. Free. www.ctaafsc.org.

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