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Citizen's calendar, June 11-18

Thursday11

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


Friday12

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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. www.tcsheriff.org.

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 www.dtv.gov, or visit the city's Digital TV Transition Info Center today, 10am-1pm. Arthur B. DeWitty Job Training Center, 2209 Rosewood, 974-2999.


Saturday13

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.


Sunday14

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. jimedia@grandecom.net.

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 www.nexcare.com/give to find a donation center near you.


Monday15

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.


Tuesday16

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. www.snaustin.org.

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


Wednesday17

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


Thursday18

AUSTIN CLIMATE PROTECTION PLAN Want to know what's up with the ACPP? It's now available online at www.coolaustin.org, and a special presentation will be given at City Council today. See www.ci.austin.tx.us/council 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.


Ongoing

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 anita.calvillo@ci.austin.tx.us. 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 www.cleantech.com. Deadline: June 30.

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