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Citizens calendar, July 9-15

For more details and events, see Community Listings.

Friday10

PEOPLE UNITED features activist Cindy Shee­han on her Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution! 1pm. KOOP Radio 91.7FM. www.koop.org.

TEEN TOWN HALL: CITY BUDGET The fogies have had their say – now it's time for you under-twentysomethings to make your mark. Let City Manager Marc Ott know how you think the city should close its $30 million budget shortfall. 11:30am-1:30pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 974-5678. www.cityofaustin.org/budget.

Saturday11

RAINWATER HARVESTING BASICS Hosted by Austin Energy. 11am. North Village Library, 2505 Steck, 974-7400. Free.

TAKE BACK OUR STREETS Gather at the Capitol, march to City Hall, and let all of Austin know that police brutality will not be tolerated on our streets. 1:30pm. araprojects@gmail.com.

TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS MEETING Second Saturdays, 2:30pm. Call for location, 448-6354, 877/532-6789.

WHITE PARTY Wear your finest white attire for this annual silent auction fundraiser for LifeWorks. 7-11pm. Green Pastures, 901 W. Live Oak. $175 ($50, members). www.lifeworksweb.org.

Sunday12

GIVE BLOOD FOR SUNDAES Every Sunday in July, you get an Amy's Ice Creams sundae for saving lives – i.e., donating blood. Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 206-1266. www.inyourhands.org.

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ETHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN Today's meeting features a talk from ACLU's Central Texas chapter President Debbie Russell. 10am. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 835-9008. Free. www.esoa.org.

Monday13

TOWN HALL: DOWNTOWN PLAN Check out the newly revised draft of the Downtown Austin Plan, and see what it has in store with density bonuses and affordable housing. 6pm. Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd., Rm. 130, 974-2856. www.cityofaustin.org/downtown/default.htm#dntnplan.

FLUORIDE-FREE AUSTIN Learn about what's in your tap water. 7pm. Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey, 350-8505. www.fluoridefreeaustin.com.

Tuesday14

BUILT A BETTER AUSTIN Join in this celebration honoring Austin's construction workers, and learn about the Workers Defense Project study on working conditions in the local construction industry. 6:30-8:00pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.workersdefense.org.

GREEN BUILDING BASICS A talk hosted by Austin Energy. 7pm. Spicewood Springs Library, 974-7400. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

Wednesday15

Pearce Middle School Meeting Learn more about the recently announced closure of Pearce Middle School (for more, see "Headlines"). 6:30pm. Pearce Middle School, 6401 N. Hampton Dr. www.austinisd.org.

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COFFEE JOLT/THINK TANK Join Travis Co. Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt for a chat about, you know, issues. 8-9:30am. North Rural Commun­ity Center, 15822 Foothill Farm Loop, Pflugerville. www.saraheckhardt.com.

Ongoing

DONATION REQUEST FOR ARCH Especially during the sweltering summer, the soap desk at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless is in need of all manner of toiletries (deodorant, etc.), handheld fans, lip balm, sunscreen, water bottles. Check online or call for specific items. ARCH, 500 E. Seventh, 305-4174. www.frontsteps.org.

SUMMER WATER DONATIONS Mobile Loaves & Fishes needs bottled-water donations to keep everyone hydrated. Make monetary donations at www.mlfnow.org/water; cases of water can be delivered to the St. John Neumann commissary, 903 Capital of TX Hwy. S.

HEALTHY WOMEN, HEALTHY FAMILIES Help gather info and stories about the state of women's health in Texas. Go online to take the survey or share a story about a health-care challenge you've faced. The group hopes to take these stories and figures to the Legislature to raise awareness of women's health issues. 462-1661. www.healthywomenhealthyfamilies.org.

AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY desperately needs foster homes for dogs and cats that are too young or sick to survive in a shelter. Want to help? Call 685-0120. www.austinhumanesociety.org.

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