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Citizens' calendar, May 28-June 4

For more details and events, see Community Listings.

Thursday28

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

Friday29

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TEXAS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS hosts a reception this evening to raise money for the Al Franken Recount Fund. 5pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside, 689-4664. $50 ($25, students). www.alfranken.com/austinyp.

SAturday30

ECOLOGICAL LITERACY DAY Volunteer for habitat restoration work with the Austin Parks Foundation today, followed by a seminar about local ecology. 9am. Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory, 2210 FM 973 S., 972-1960. www.travisaudubon.org.

FENCE-A-THON BLOCK PARTY The Windsor Park Community Garden needs help finishing its fence. Kids are invited to decorate fence panels, and adults can bring tools to help with construction. 9am-1pm. Windsor Park Community Garden, 5801 Westminster. Free. nicole@afhaustin.org.

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INTEGRATED WATER STRATEGIES Don't know the difference between rainwater, storm water, and gray water? Visiting author Brad Lancaster discusses the differences and how you can use each in your landscape. 2pm. AMD Lone Star Campus, 7171 Southwest Pkwy., Bldg. 500. $20 ($15, advance). www.designbuildlive.org.

MEDICARE FOR ALL RALLY Throw your hands in the air if you universally care. Gather with other proponents of health care for all Amer­icans as U.S. House Resolution 676 makes its rounds. 1pm. Austin City Hall Plaza, Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lavaca. edwardkopas@yahoo.com.

NORTH VILLAGE LIBRARY GRAND OPEN­ING Join in the celebration of Austin's newest library, and get ready to read your little heart out. 9am. North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

SHOAL CREEK BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT Join in the volunteer effort this morning to clean up the trash and debris along Shoal Creek. 9am-1pm. Meet on the north side of the creek, between Cesar Chavez and Fifth Street.

Sunday31

CUTS FOR CATS Get coiffed, waxed, or massaged, with the money going to Street Cat Rescue. 10am-6pm. Salon Sirrah, 4410 Medical Pkwy., 762-3597. www.streetcatrescue.com.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Texas Monthly writer Paul Burka discusses the Texas Lege's 81st session. 11:30am. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. www.austinuu.org.

MOnday01

COMMUNITY MEETING ON OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING Discuss the shooting of Nathaniel Sanders II, and get an update from City Manager Marc Ott, Police Chief Art Acevedo, and Police Monitor Cliff Brown. 6:30pm. Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr., 841-8323.

Tuesday02

CHICAS VERDES A monthly meet-up for eco-minded ladies. E-mail to RSVP. 11:45am. The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe. katie.jensen@austinenergy.com.

SINE DIE PARTY Join fellow progressives in kissing the 81st legislative session goodbye. 5:30-7:30pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto.

Thursday04

POLITICAL-ACTION BOOK CLUB Longtime political scenester Nadine Eckhardt and her daughter, Travis Co. Commissioner Sarah Eck­hardt, discuss Nadine's memoir, Duchess of Palms. 6pm. Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant, 14735 Merrilltown, 989-3188. Free. www.wblibrary.org.

Ongoing

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

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Mobile Loaves & Fishes is launching its new LIFT program: Literacy Impacts the Future Today. Volunteers with a college degree and good communication skills should go online or e-mail for details. 328-7299. dave@mlfnow.org, www.mlfnow.org/lift.

NEIGHBORHOOD HABITAT CHALLENGE Get started making your yard more hospitable to wildlife, and encourage your neighbors to join in the challenge. Through Nov. 15. 327-8181 x29. www.keepaustinwild.com.

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