Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 15-22

Res Publica
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Thursday15

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT/RED WEEK The most moving blocks of fabric art are visiting our town for Red Week, the lead-up to AIDS Walk Austin. Whole Foods (Sixth Street), the Long Center, UT's student health center, and City Hall (pictured) are among those displaying blocks of the famous quilt, through Oct. 18, all over town. www.asaustin.org/quilts.

DOGCANYON.ORG LAUNCH PARTY for veteran Texas Democrat Glenn Smith's new website covering Texas culture and progressive politics. 5-8pm. Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar. www.dogcanyon.org.

RELIGION & THE MEDIA Joshunda Sanders and Shahed Amanullah of the Statesman and AltMuslim.com, respectively, discuss the effect God (or god or gods) has on the media. 7pm. Austin Community College Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove, 223-6201. Free. www.austincc.edu/rvs.

HERITAGE HILLS/WINDSOR HILLS LAND-USE MEETING Have a say on your neighborhood's land use at this meeting of city staff and residents. 6:30pm. Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rund­berg. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/heritage_hills.htm.

CAMPO 2035 SURVEY If you have an interest in how the transportation system is planned in Cen­tral Texas for the next 25 years, today's the deadline to fill out the survey at www.campotexas.org.


Friday16

PUBLIC FORUM: HOUSING Learn the latest and most innovative approaches to addressing the needs of Austin's homeless. Mayor Lee Leffingwell and County Judge Sam Biscoe make the introductions, Council Member Sheryl Cole moderates, and Bill Hobson – the man instrumental in making Seattle a national model for implementing housing models that stick – provides the keynote. 8am-noon. City Hall, 301 W. Second, 305-4107.


Saturday17

BARKITECTURE AUSTIN Proceeds from today's festivities – which include a silent auction of designer doghouses along with lots of fun for you and your pet – will benefit several area animal-rescue organizations. Noon-5pm. 2nd Street District, Downtown. Free. www.austinbarkitecture.com.

HEALTHCARE NOT WARFARE Would you rather the government prioritize health care over war? Join Texans for Peace and a slew of speakers for a rally on the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Teach-in, 2:30pm; rally, 3-6pm. City Hall Plaza, 301 W. Second.

WALK FOR FARM ANIMALS RSVP online to help raise money for FARM, a group advocating for farm animals. 9am. Wooldridge Square, 900 Guad­a­lupe, 477-1566. www.actionforanimalsaustin.org/events.


Sunday18

AIDS WALK AUSTIN Show your support for those living with HIV and AIDS, and help raise funds for local AIDS organizations. Sign-in, 12:30pm; step-off, 2pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.asaustin.org.

KNOW YOUR AMENDMENTS Sen. Kirk Watson discusses the proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3 ballot. 11:30am. First Uni­tar­ian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. www.austinuu.org.


Monday19

CAP METRO FARE MEETING The Cap Metro board has moved a proposed fare hike up to January, and it wants the public's input. 6pm. ACC Eastview, 3401 Webberville Rd., 474-1200. www.capmetro.org.


Tuesday20

SHAPING ST. JOHN AND CORONADO HILLS Help map out this neighborhood plan by joining a discussion on parks and community gardens, with presentations by reps from Parks and Rec and the Sustainable Food Center. 6:30-8:30pm. Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, Rm. B, 7500 Blessing Ave. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning.

CAP METRO FARE MEETING See Monday. 6pm. Goodwill Community Facility, 1015 Nor­wood Park Blvd. #1124, 474-1200. www.capmetro.org.


Wednesday21

A CONVERSATION WITH CARSTARPHEN KOOP Radio host David Kobierowski will have A Neigh­borly Conversation with AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. Noon-1pm. 91.7FM.

RECYCLING IS MORE THAN A BIG BLUE CART Learn about the city's composting and recycling programs at this event hosted by the Austin League of Women Voters. 7pm. LCRA Red Bud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. www.lwvaustin.org.

CAP METRO FARE MEETING See Monday. 6pm. ACC South Austin campus, 1820 W. Stassney.


Thursday22

DAN RATHER The veteran news anchor discusses the Crisis in American Journalism – and why you should care. 4-5:30pm. Texas Union Ballroom, UT campus. Free.

GREEN'S IMPACT ON LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS Austin state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez will host a discussion on how low-income residents can go green without going broke under Austin Energy's new climate protection plan. 5:30-7:30pm. Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 2215 E. Second.

KRISTINE HUSKEY discusses her book Justice at Guantánamo. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar.

FUN WITH TFN Join the watchdogs at Texas Free­dom Network for an evening of political comedy, music, awards, and a silent auction to benefit TFN's work keeping an eye on the strange machinations of the far right. 7-10pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. www.tfn.org.

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