Citizens calendar, Sept. 24-Oct. 1
Fri., Sept. 25, 2009
BURLESQUE FOR PEACE It's never too late to celebrate the International Day of Peace – even if it was Monday. Rebecca Havemeyer hosts this Peace One Day screening and burlesque performance. 7pm. United States Art Authority, 2906 Fruth. $5 suggested donation for film, $21 for show. www.peaceoneday.org.
CELEBRATION OF CHOICE An evening of music and a silent auction for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. 6pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside. $45. www.prochoicetexas.org.
COUNCIL ON AT-RISK YOUTH ANNIVERSARY Celebrate CARY's 10th year. After music and a silent auction, Father Greg Boyle, an expert on gangs and founder of Homeboy Industries, will talk about his experiences with at-risk youth. 6pm. Hilton Downtown, 500 E. Fourth. $100.www.councilonatriskyouth.org.
FAITH & POLITICS WITH E.J. DIONNE Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. discusses his book Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right. Texas Freedom Network hosts. 6:30pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity, 322-0545. Free. www.tfn.org.
GOING GREEN SUPPORT GROUP Learn simple ways to green your life, with like-minded people who can help you along the way. 7pm. Trinity United Methodist Church, 600 E. 50th, 451-0580. $15.
SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS TALK Video and discussion on the coup in Honduras and U.S. foreign policy. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop. Free (donations welcome). www.soaw.org.
RENEWABLE ENERGY ROUNDUP & GREEN LIVING FAIR Learn all about sustainable living at this annual expo that attracts experts from all over the state. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 25-27. Market Square, Fredericksburg. $10 ($12 on Saturday, $20 weekend pass). www.txses.org/solar.
EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER OPEN HOUSE Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management hosts a family preparedness event with reps from EMS, police, and fire departments. Take a CPR class, develop a family emergency plan, and more. 10am-1pm. CTECC Building, 5010 Old Manor Rd., 974-0450. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/oem.
TOBY HEMENWAY: EATING THE PLANET The author explains why new fuels and high technology are not the answer to the dilemma created by agriculture. 7pm. Sunset Valley City Hall, 3205 Jones. 423-1050. $15 ($10, in advance). www.docjody.com.
CYCLING WITH DAVID BYRNE Rock god/cycling advocate David Byrne joins local bike lovers for a panel discussion on urban planning and the beauty of the world from a two-wheeled point of view. RSVP required: www.tinyurl.com/bicyclediaries. 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. Free.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Brian Rodgers, founder of ChangeAustin.org, discusses the unfair tax burden on middle-income Americans. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.
JUDY SHEPARD The mother of Matthew Shepard, who was brutally murdered in 1998, speaks on the joys and sorrows of raising a gay child in a homophobic America. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar.
CLIFF BROWN FUNDRAISER Wish the 147th District Court candidate a happy birthday, and throw his campaign some love if you're inclined. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. 5:30pm. J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth. $25 suggested donation.
TEXAS GREEN NETWORK Network with other business-savvy greens. RSVP at email@example.com. 5pm. Austin Energy Auditorium, 721 Barton Springs Rd. Free. www.texasgreennetwork.org.
CONCORDIA SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger discusses going green by initiating change in local and national government. 11:30am. Concordia University, Bldg. A, 11400 Concordia University Dr. Free. www.concordia.edu/speakerseries.
LAST DAY: EMPLOYMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS The city of Austin would like to honor local businesses for recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities. Today's the deadline for nominations: www.cityofaustin.org/ada/criteria.htm.
LITTLE HELPING HANDS is a nonprofit that aims to get children engaged in volunteerism. Check out www.littlehelpinghands.org to see what age-appropriate opportunities are out there for your civic-minded youngster.
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