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Citizens' calendar, Nov. 12-19

Thursday12

AUSTIN FIREFIGHTER CALENDAR PARTY 6:30-10pm. Cool River Cafe, 4001 W. Parmer, 835-0010. $15/calendar. www.austinfirefightersfund.org.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: AISD BUDGET 6pm. Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa. 414-2323. www.austinisd.org/inside/budget.

COMMUNITY FORUM: IMAGINE AUSTIN Share your vision of the Austin Comprehensive Plan. 6pm. Two locations: Reagan High School, 7104 Berk­man; Travis High, 1211 E. Oltorf. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.

MOLLY IVINS: A REBEL LIFE Join The Texas Observ­er and the ACLU Central Texas Chapter to celebrate the new biography of the late Molly Ivins with co-authors Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith. 5-8pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. Free.

URBAN GEOGRAPHY LESSON The UT geography department's Eliot Tretter discusses the effects of UT's expansion plan for the Blackland neighborhood. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.

WEATHERIZATION FORUM hosted by state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. 6pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010.

YOUR THOUGHTS: AUSTIN'S NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY 6-9pm. North Village Library, 2505 Steck, 974-7183. See details and submit ideas online at www.cityofaustin.org/library/newcentlib.htm.

Friday13

UNITED NATIONS LECTURE H.E. Park In-kook, chair of the Second Committee of the U.N. Gener­al Assembly, discusses global challenges facing the U.N. 5pm. UT campus, Jackson Geosciences Bldg., Rm. 2.324. Free. ameya.latkar@gmail.com.

Saturday14

BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER The Texas Civil Rights Project presents PBS correspondent Maria Hino­josa with the Molly Ivins "Give 'Em Hell" Award. 6:30pm. UT Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto. 542-9744. www.texascivilrightsproject.org.

GIRLS NOW! CONFERENCE 8am-5pm. Ann Richards School, 2206 Prather. www.genaustin.org.

GREEN CITY FESTIVAL Learn about all the green services Austin has to offer. 10am-3pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.greencityfest.org.

STATEWIDE HEALTH CARE RALLY Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress. www.moveon.org.

TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE Sat.-Sun., Nov. 14-15. UT campus, Mezes Hall. $15-50, sliding scale. www.texassocialism.org.

TOWN HALL: DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN 9am-noon. Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. www.cityofaustin.org/downtown/downtownaustinplan.htm.

Sunday15

CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON HEALTH CARE DEBATE A panel discussion on the ethical dimensions of reform from different perspectives. 1pm. University Christian Church, 2007 University Ave., 477-6104. Free. www.uccforums.org.

AUSTIN AMERICANS UNITED gathers to keep God out of government. 5pm. Genuine Joe Coffee­house, 2001 W. Anderson, 280-6950. Free. www.au.org.

Monday16

CAP METRO SERVICE PLAN OPEN HOUSE 6pm. University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 389-7565. www.capmetro.org/serviceplan2020.

NXNW DEMOCRATS MEET-UP with state Rep. Donna Howard. 6:15pm. Sherlock's Baker St. Pub, 9012 Research. Free. www.austinnxnwdemocrats.org.

Tuesday17

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE DIS­TRICT The area near Huston-Tillotson has been designated as an AACHD. It's one of just seven communities to receive the brand-new state of Texas distinction. 10:30am-1pm. Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 236-0644.

GOING GREEN OR GOING TOO FAR Dr. Keith Lock­itch discusses holes in arguments for alternative energy. 8pm. UT campus, Mezes Hall, Rm. 1.306. Free.

ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING 6:30-8:30pm. Virginia Brown Recreation Center, Conference Rm. B, 7500 Blessing Ave. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/sj_ch.htm.

STATE OF THE DISTRICT ADDRESS from AISD Super­intendent Meria Carstarphen. 7pm. LBJ High School Performing Arts Center, 7309 Lazy Creek.

SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS MEETING Council Member Chris Riley discusses the possibility of a pedestrian-friendly commercial district along Airport Boulevard. 6:30pm. Village Christian Apartments, 7925 Rockwood. www.snaustin.org.

Wednesday18

BILL MINUTAGLIO reveals the late, lamented liberal icon with Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar. www.bookpeople.com.

TEXAS GREEN NETWORK MEETING This month's theme: Power Networking & Green Transportation. 4pm. Austin Yoga School, 1122-C S. Lamar, 916-4499. $25 ($15, members). www.texasgreennetwork.org.

Thursday19

AUSTIN WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS CALENDAR PARTY Lest you think the ladies were left out, the Austin Fire Department's better half will be putting that fire out tonight, in person. 6:30-10pm. Cool River Cafe, 4001 W. Parmer, 835-0010. $15/calendar. www.austinfirefightersfund.org.

JUDGE OLGA SEELIG FUNDRAISER 5:30pm. Big Red Sun, 1102 E. Cesar Chavez, 848-3130. Donations appreciated. www.olgaseelig.com.

LOCAVORE DINNER Bring produce from your garden during the day to the chefs at Daily Juice to be whipped up into a meal; BYOB tonight, and enjoy live music to celebrate Austin Green Art's fifth anniversary. 6pm. Daily Juice Cafe, 4500 Duval St. $25 suggested donation. www.austingreenart.org.

PARTNER BENEFITS RALLY City of Austin's got 'em. A good chunk of the U.S. government's got 'em. How come UT doesn't got 'em? Noon. Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe. www.utgsc.com.

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