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Citizens calendar, Sept. 24-Oct. 1

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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.

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.

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. $

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.

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).


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).


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.

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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).


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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: 7pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 472-5470. Free.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Brian Rodgers, founder of, discusses the unfair tax burden on middle-income Americans. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


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 [email protected] 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 protected]. 5pm. Austin Energy Auditorium, 721 Barton Springs Rd. Free.


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.

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:


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