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Citizens' calendar: Oct. 1-8

Hey, candidates! If you'd like your campaign events listed, send details to calendar@austinchronicle.com.


Thursday01

CONCORDIA SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON Envi­ronment Texas' 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 wants to honor local businesses for recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities. Today's the deadline for nominations: www.cityofaustin.org/ada/criteria.htm.


Friday02

LEGAL CLINIC FOR VETERANS provides legal services for low-income veterans and service members. 9am. Travis County Veterans Services Office, 100 N. I-35 #2400, 232-1989. Free. www.vlsoct.org.

QUEERMADILLO FUNDRAISER Send Austinites to the big march on Washington next weekend to demand full equality in all matters governed by civil law. 8pm. Rusty Spurs, 405 E. Seventh, 482-9002. www.equalityacrossamerica.org.


Saturday03

JOHNSTON ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FUND­RAISER The Johnston/Eastside Memorial High Schools Ex-Students Association hosts an evening of live music from the Frank Gomez Band to benefit next year's 50th anniversary party. 10pm-1am. ATX Sports Bar, 1504 E. Sixth, 658-2962. $5. www.johnston-eastsidememorial-50yrs.com.

PET ADOPT-A-THON hopes to find happy homes for animals from the Humane Society of William­son County and Austin German Shepherd Rescue. Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm. Petsense, 4401 N. I-35 #233, Round Rock, 512/931-2549. Free. www.petsenseoutlet.com.

SBOE CANDIDATE FORUM Tired of conservative extremists' stranglehold on the State Board of Education? Meet the candidates going toe-to-toe against them today. (For more, see "SBOE.") 11:45am-1:15pm. Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock.


Sunday04

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Learn about the state of women's reproductive health in Texas. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.

SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS WATER CONSER­VA­TION CONFERENCE Given the dry summer we just had, this conference on planning for future water use might be worth the drive. $35. 8:30am-4pm. Washington County Fair Grounds Event Center, 1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., 512/551-3004. Brenham. jdreibelbis@texas-wildlife.org.


Monday05

VOTER REGISTRATION & SUPPRESSION FORUM The Texas State Employees Union offers this 45-minute voter-registration training session followed by an ACLU video on voter suppression in Texas and Georgia. 6pm. TSEU, 2700-C S. First, 448-4225. Free. www.cwa-tseu.org.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE is today, if you want to vote in the constitutional amendments election on Nov. 3. Call 854-9473 or visit www.votexas.org to verify your registration.


Tuesday06

DFPS COMMUNITY MEETING The Department of Family and Protective Services answers questions about what it does, how it does it, and how it can help protect children and vulnerable adults. Noon. DFPS Regional Office, 14000 Sum­mit, 834-3446. Free.

LONE STAR SIERRA CLUB MEETING features a talk from Niyanta Spelman of Rainforest Part­ner­ship. 6:30pm. TSTA Auditorium, 316 W. 12th. lehmanck@aol.com, www.lonestar.sierraclub.org.

SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOUND­AR­IES Learn about the school boundaries affected by the new Southwest Elementary campus opening August 2010. 6pm. Clayton Elementary, 7525 La Crosse, 414-BOND. www.austinisd.org.

SCIENCE & SOCIETY FORUM Dr. Ray Orbach discusses breakthroughs in energy research and what they mean for us. 6:30pm. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. Free. www.austinforum.org.

WORKER OWNERSHIP IN THE GREEN ECON­O­MY A talk led by Omar Freilla, founder of Green Work­er Cooperatives in New York. See "Point Austin" for more. 7pm. Hyde Park Christian Church, 610 E. 45th. Free. arlos@thirdcoastworkers.coop.

ZONING WORKSHOP: NORTH LAMAR COM­BINED NEIGHBORHOOD 6:30pm. Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg, 974-7657. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/north_lamar.htm.


Wednesday07

DANIEL BRADFORD FUNDRAISER Join in the festivities if you want to support this justice of the peace candidate. 5:30-7:30pm. Longbranch Inn, 1133 E. 11th. $25 suggested donation. www.bradfordforjustice.com.


Thursday08

VETERANS CAREER FAIR for those transitioning from active duty, members of the Reserve, and military spouses. 11am-3pm. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 936-8746. Free for veterans. www.recruitmilitary.com.

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