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Thursday02

ADOPT-A-PARK SEMINAR Find out how you and your friends can keep your favorite park looking shipshape. Call or e-mail to RSVP. 6:30-8pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 477-1566. apf@austinparks.org, www.austinparks.org/itsmypark.html.

AUDITORIUM SHORES RENOVATION PUB­LIC MEETING Let the Parks & Recreation Depart­ment know what you want changed or left alone at this beloved open space. 6-8pm. Town Lake Center Assembly Room, 721 Barton Springs Rd.

Friday03

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ANNIE'S LIST LUNCHEON features a keynote from Dee Dee Myers, the first woman to serve as White House press secretary. 11am. Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 481-8100. $100. www.annieslist.com.

AUSTIN IN THE FIFTIES Join Nadine Eckhardt, Don Graham, Kaye Northcott, and Texas Monthly writers Gary Cartwright and Jan Reid for an excerpt screening of The Flea Circus – a film based on Billy Lee Brammer's The Gay Place – followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with filmmakers Shel­by and Sidney Brammer. 5pm. Mainstage Theatre, Austin Community College, 12th & Rio Grande.

QUEER TEXAS CONFERENCE Activism boot camp for LGBTQ students and allies. Fri.-Sat., April 3-4. UT School of Law, 727 E. 26th, 232-1831. $15. fruffy.goodwin@gmail.com.

TEXAS LYCEUM PUBLIC CONFERENCE Find out what Obama's stimulus package has to offer Texas. 8am-4pm. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-1900. $35. www.texaslyceum.org.

Saturday04

GUADALUPE/SALDANA SUBDIVISION DESIGN MEETING Share your ideas for developing a 7.2-acre swath of land on the Eastside. 9am-12:30pm. Lyons Garden Senior Center, 2720 Lyons, 220-4254. www.acddc.org.

Sunday05

COMMUNITY GARDEN BUILD Dig in the dirt, and meet fellow gardeners as part of Alma's Sustain­able Communities Program. 10am-2pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

ECO SPEAKING SERIES Brewster McCracken and others talk about the Pecan Street Project, design, and its relationship to the world around us. 4-6pm. Pollen Architecture & Design, 1200 E. 12th. $5 donation. E-mail to RSVP: info@ecoseriesaustin.com, www.ecoseriesaustin.com.

MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES STREET RETREAT Spend a few days without food, water, or money, and find out what it's really like to be homeless. Sun.-Wed., April 5-8. For details, see www.mlfnow.org/streetretreat.

TEXANS AGAINST REAL IDs MEETING 3pm. Brave New Books, 1904-B Guadalupe (downstairs), 480-2503. Free.

Monday06

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ECOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY LECTURES Learn about local and national environmental issues and their effects on local water policy. Noon. Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/water/cer2.htm.

Tuesday07

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC FORUM The three finalists vying to create the city of Austin's new comprehensive plan have finished answering questions submitted by Austinites, and their answers are posted at www.cityofaustin.org/compplan – could be some helpful reading before you attend tonight's forum. (You can also still submit your comments for City Council consideration through April 13.) 6pm. Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile St.

ENGAGE SPEAKER SERIES Local experts discuss the housing market in Austin and beyond. 7:30-9am. Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones, 499-0435. $25 ($20, members). www.leadershipaustin.org.

HISPANIC QUALITY OF LIFE FORUM Want to help make Austin a better place for the Hispanics who call it home? Attend tonight's forum, and share your ideas. Tonight's topic: cultural arts. 6:30-8:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.austinhispanicqualityoflife.com.

SIERRA CLUB: FAIR TRADE MOVEMENT IN TEXAS & BEYOND A presentation from Ten Thousand Villages' Polly Monear and the Texas Fair Trade Coalition's Bob Cash. 7pm. TSTA building, 316 W. 12th. www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin.

UT POWER PLANT TOUR Did you know UT has its own power plant? Take a free guided tour, and learn about the school's sustainability initiatives. E-mail to RSVP: recruitment@utenvironment.org. 5pm. UT campus, 24th & Speedway. Free. www.utexas.edu/utilities/sustainability.

Wednesday08

CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN LAND-USE PLAN­NING WORKSHOP 6:30-9pm. LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd., 974-2857. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/central_west_austin.htm.

MARCH FOR STIMULUS heads to the state Capitol from Waterloo Park, demanding all the way that Rick Perry accept all the federal stimulus funds to improve state services and education. 11:30am. Waterloo Park, 403 E. 15th.

Thursday09

GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM DISCUSSION Learn how free-trade agreements unfairly centralize food production. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE If you want to vote for Austin's next mayor on May 9, then you have to be a voter. Visit www.traviscountytax.org to find out if you're registered or to print out a registration form to mail today. 854-9473.

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