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Good times for good citizens, May 21-28


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 they're hoping for your feedback. (For more, see "Bicycle Master Plan Gets a Tune-Up.") 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

GROUP RIDE TO CITY COUNCIL starts at one of three locations (see for a list of meet-up spots) before converging on City Hall to attend the council hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan update (see above). 5:30pm.

IMAGES FROM TEXAS DEATH ROW features images from photographer John Holbrook, sponsored by Texas Friends and Allies Against the Death Penalty. Through May 22. State Capitol Rotunda, 11th & Congress.

ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS NEIGH­BOR­HOOD PLAN WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30pm. Vir­gin­ia Brown Rec. Center, Conference Rm. B, 7500 Blessing Ave.


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ROBYN O'BRIEN The author of The Unhealthy Truth talks about the chemicals in our food and how to keep your family safe. 11:30am, Lance Armstrong Foundation, 2201 E. Sixth; 6pm, BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

YOUTHWORKS SPRING ART SHOW features works of students and professionals alike, with raffle tickets on sale to benefit American YouthWorks programs educating high school dropouts and undereducated youth. 4-8pm. YouthWorks warehouse, 216 E. Fourth, 236-6100. Free (donations appreciated).


ENERGY STAR SALES-TAX HOLIDAY promises tax-free shopping all weekend for major appliances with the Energy Star stamp of approval. Sat.-Mon., May 23-25.

RAINWATER FOR GARDENING & DRINK­ING Learn how to make a rainwater purification system on the cheap. 10:30am-noon. Sunset Valley City Hall, 3205 Jones Rd., Sunset Valley, 423-1050. $20 ($15, advance).

ROBYN O'BRIEN In case you missed her yesterday, the author of The Unhealthy Truth will also be speaking today at the Downtown Farmers' Market. 9am-1pm. Fourth & Guadalupe.


PUBLIC-AFFAIRS FORUM – a talk from Texas Monthly founder Mike Levy. 11:30am. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover.



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AN EVENING WITH ROY BLOUNT JR. The award-winning writer of more than 20 books (most recently, 2008's Alphabet Juice) talks about the settlement with Google regarding the Authors Guild and its effects on publishing, among other things. 7-9pm. St. Edward's University, Maloney Room, 3001 S. Congress, 448-8400. $50.


CLEAN-ENERGY JOBS DAY An all-day tour of local green businesses, sponsored by Call or e-mail for directions to all the stops on the tour. 4pm. Meridian Solar, 4109 Todd, 750-5894. Free.


BIKE MONTH continues throughout May. For a schedule of bike maintenance and commuting workshops, group rides, festivals, and more, see

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS Know someone who deserves to be recognized for beautifying our city? Submit nominations for this year's KAB awards at Deadline: June 15. 391-0622.

UNITED WAY GIVE $5 CAMPAIGN It takes a little bit of money from a lot of people to keep an organization like United Way going. Help them help those in need.

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