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Citizen's calendar, June 11-18


CINDY SHEEHAN The anti-war activist returns to Austin on her Myth America tour. 7pm. Brave New Books, 1904-B Guadalupe.


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TCSO SHOOT-OUT & YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT The Travis County Sheriff's Office hosts a basketball tournament to benefit the Austin Children's Shelter and the Wolfe Pack Boxing Club. A cops vs. celebrities basketball shoot-out Friday night kicks off a weekend of events. Celebrity shoot-out: Fri., June 12, 7pm. Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook. Tourney: Sat.-Sun., June 13-14. Delco Center, LBJ High, and Reagan High. Call 854-8412 or 854-3248 for more.

END OF AN ANALOG ERA After today, your old-fashioned TV is no good without a converter box – it's all digital from here on out. If you need info on making the switch, call 888/CALL-FCC, see, or visit the city's Digital TV Transition Info Center today, 10am-1pm. Arthur B. DeWitty Job Training Center, 2209 Rosewood, 974-2999.


GREEN BUILDING BASICS Austin Energy hosts this series of talks aimed at making you the greenest citizen you can be. 11am. North Village Library, 2505 Steck, 974-9960. Free.

VETERANS & ACTIVE SERVICEPEOPLE BARBECUE honors the Texas Army National Guard for service to our country. Food and entertainment follow a plaque dedication. 11am. Free.Parsons House, 1130 Camino la Costa, 454-0524.


FLAG DAY CELEBRATION & PARADE Awards will be handed out for best flag, so fly 'em if you got 'em. Noon. 45th & Duval streets, traveling up Eilers Avenue, 796-4332.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM President of the Texas NAACP, Gary Bledsoe, talks about the organization's first 100 years. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY See to find a donation center near you.


AUSTIN ZERO WASTE ALLIANCE MEETING is open to everyone, especially those interested in working on a committee in one of the following areas: business outreach, communications and education, events, policy, and oversight. Experts will also be on hand to answer your questions on recycling, composting, renewable fuels, and more. 6:30-9pm. United States Art Authority, 510 W. 29th.

TOWN HALL MEETING: CITY BUDGET Open to anyone who wishes to play a part in the city budget development process. (For more on this, see "City Hall Hustle," above.) 6:30-8:30pm. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg.


SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS MEET­ING Help create a list of open space and trail projects in North Austin that you think should be funded in an upcoming bond. 6:30-8pm. Activity Room, Christian Village Apartments, 7925 Rockwood.

TOWN HALL MEETING: CITY BUDGET (See Monday.) 6:30-8:30pm. Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones Rd.


UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN THE EVENT INDUSTRY 10am-noon. Habitat Suites, 500 E. Highland Mall Blvd., 467-6000. Free. Register online:


AUSTIN CLIMATE PROTECTION PLAN Want to know what's up with the ACPP? It's now available online at, and a special presentation will be given at City Council today. See for the council agenda. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second.

JUNETEENTH The city hosts this festival in the park to celebrate Texas Emancipation Day. 11am-2pm. Wooldridge Park Plaza, 900 Guadalupe.


CITIZENS WATER CONSERVATION IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE has several vacancies that need filling – they need representatives of multifamily developments, restaurants, hotels, development, large industrial users, and commercial property management companies. To nominate yourself or someone else, e-mail Deadline: June 22.

CLEANTECH GLOBAL 100 AWARDS Who do you think belongs on the list of the world's 100 most promising private clean technology companies? Submit nominations at Deadline: June 30.

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