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May 15, 2009, News

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EAST AUSTIN STORIES Don't miss the premiere of this new short documentary, the latest effort of the East Austin Stories project, a collaboration between UT film students and the members of the East Austin community. 6:30pm, Dolores Catholic Church Family Center, 1111 Montopolis; 9pm, Cafe Mundi, 1704 E. Fifth.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD WORKSHOP Learn to identify wild, edible plants. (Call to RSVP.) 6-7:30pm. Alamo Community Garden, 2101 Alamo, 236-0074 x105. Free.


BIKE TO WORK DAY happens to cap off Bike to Work Week, which just happens to fall in the middle of Bike Month – so the stars are triply aligned for a great ride to work.

BARTON SPRINGS TREE TOUR Concerned about the trees that may be cut down in Zilker Park? Learn more about the issue and see them for yourself on one of two tours led by urban forester Walter Passmore. 3 & 6pm. Barton Springs Pool entrance, 2201 Barton Springs Rd.

EAST AUSTIN STORIES (See Thursday, May 14.) 9pm, Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th.

OPEN GOVERNMENT ON THE INTERNET A one-day conference on "a new era of transparency," with special guest Vivek Kundra, federal chief information officer for the Obama administration. 8:30am-5pm. LBJ Library, 2313 Red River. Free.


AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN & BOYS CON­FERENCE encourages kids to keep their eyes on the prize of individual responsibility, education, and career success. 10am. LBJ High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Dr. Free.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD WORKSHOP Bring a lunch, and learn about starting a community garden. (Call to RSVP.) 10am-4pm. Windsor Park Library, 5833 Westminster, 236-0074 x105. Free.


AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL SERVICE Join in this tribute to all those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Free and confidential HIV testing will be available 6-9pm; the service begins at 8:30pm. Republic Square Park, Fourth & Guadalupe.

WEEKLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM New Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr discusses her career and the first four months on the job. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING 4pm. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 366-0782.


URBAN FORESTRY BOARD: TREE REMOV­AL PRESENTATION Provide feedback on the proposal to remove trees at Barton Springs. 6:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.


ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD: TREE REMOV­AL PRESENTATION Another chance to comment on the proposed tree removals at Barton Springs. 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

LIVEABLE CITY VISION AWARDS PARTY honors Foundation Communities' Community Tax Centers, Red Salmon Arts/Resistencia Bookstore, Shudde Fath with Save Barton Creek Association, PeopleTrust, and Theatre Action Project. 6-8pm, Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. $25.

STIMULUS FOR NONPROFITS invites local nonprofits to learn where the federal stimulus funding is going. 3pm. Rosewood Zaragosa Health Center, 2802 Webberville Rd., 404-1500. Free.


BICYCLE MASTER PLAN PUBLIC HEAR­ING City Council discusses a proposed Austin Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan amendment that would replace the current Bicycle Master Plan with a new and improved version – and it's hoping for your feedback. 6-8:30pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

ECONOMICS OF INFRASTRUCTURE A talk on what Congress' plan for improved infrastructure means for the economy and our mini-Depression. 8am. The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 477-9496. $35.

LET'S GET TO WORK FORUM invites local nonprofits and experts to discuss best practices for getting people off the streets and employed. 7:30am-2pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity, 482-8270 x5.

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