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August 28, 2009, News

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Thursday 27

GOING GREEN SUPPORT GROUP Learn simple ways to green your life, surrounded by like-minded people who can help you along the way. 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 600 E. 50th, 451-0580. $15.

THE RAG BLOG joins South Austin Pictures in presenting a screening of God Thinks You're a Los­er, a movie described as "zany," "kinky," and taking place mostly in hell. Proceeds benefit those wacky progressives at 8pm. The Independent (501 Studio Complex), 501 E. Fifth. $10.

CHANGE AUSTIN TAX PROTEST Don't want to pay for Austin's growth with your tax dollars? Tired of developers and land speculators not paying their share? Let City Hall know. 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second, 383-8484.

REPORT FROM THE ALLIED MEDIA CON­FERENCE Local attendees of this Detroit conference share what they learned and lead a discussion on the consolidation of mass media. 7-9pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.

Friday 28

PUBLIC SURVEY: SOLID WASTE SER­VICES Today's your last day to share your thoughts on the Solid Waste Management Master Plan; see

ART OF THE INCARCERATED St. Ed's hosts this exhibit featuring the art of incarcerated individuals, one of the few modes of communication they have with the outside world. St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress. Free. Gallery talk: 5pm; opening reception: 6-8pm; exhibit: through Sept. 10.

Saturday 29

ADVOCATING AGAINST HUNGER WORK­SHOP Grassroots advocacy organization Results gives you the tools you need to engage Congress and those around you on issues such as health care and hunger. 10am. St. Austin Catholic Church, 2026 Guadalupe, 990-9883.

BLOOD DONATION WITH A BONUS If you give blood today, your name will be entered into drawings for gift cards, free flights on Southwest Airlines, and other prizes. 8am-3pm. Blood donor centers: 4300 N. Lamar; 9500 S. I-35, Bldg. L #800 (Southpark Meadows).

HEALTH CARE FORUM: REAL VOICES FOR CHANGE Rep. Lloyd Doggett keynotes this forum exploring the "moral, ethical, economic, medical, and policy ramifications of doing nothing." 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca. RSVP at

SHOAL CREEK CLEANUP Bring gloves (and a wheelbarrow if you have one) and help keep your waterways clean. Food and sodas from Garrido's available afterward. 9am. Shoal Creek at Third & West Avenue, 426-1041.

Sunday 30

HOODSTOCK Listen to music and make a donation to Under the Hood, a cafe and safe haven in Killeen for GIs and their loved ones. 5-9pm. Jovita's, 1619 S. First, 447-7825. $10 donation encouraged.

Tuesday 01

GENERATION PLAN TOWN HALL MEETING Want to have a say in what mix of renewables, fossil fuels, and nuclear will power Austin's electricity through the year 2020? Speak your mind tonight (see "Twisting in the Wind," Aug. 21, for more). 6pm. Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd.

Wednesday 02

HERITAGE HILLS/WINDSOR HILLS LAND USE MEETING 6:30pm. Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg.

Thursday 03

JOIN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CITI­ZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE Today is the last day you can apply to sit on this committee. All you need is a nominating City Council member and a completed application form. See for details.


ARE YOU A WHITEHALL CO-OP ALUM? Texas' oldest independent housing co-op is gearing up for a 60th reunion this fall, and organizers are searching for past residents. Did you once live at Whitehall? If so, send your contact info to, and join in the celebration.

LAND GRANTS OF THE TEXAS REVOLU­TION The latest Capitol Visitors Center exhibit, "A Hero's Reward," displays artifacts and historical documents that illuminate how soldiers of different races and backgrounds were compensated for their participation in Texas' struggle for independence. Capitol Visitors Center, 112 E. 11th, 305-8400. Free.

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