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Citizens' calendar, Jan. 14-21

Thursday14

ANARCHISM IN AMERICA Learn about the history of anarchism at this documentary screening. 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

Friday15

AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY INTEGRAL CARE OPEN HOUSE Learn about area programs and services related to behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 3-5pm. Robert Chapa Bldg., 1430 Collier, 440-4063. erika.canales@atcic.org.

DIVINE & CONJURE MLK TRIBUTE Live hip-hop, speeches, and spoken word kick off this bimonthly urban music series. (See "Conjuring the Radical Dr. King.") 8:30pm. Orun Center of Cultural Arts, 1401-B Cedar. $5. www.projectabundantlife.org.

AUSTIN CLIMATE PROTECTION CON­FERENCE & EXPO begins with a Friday program for professionals interested in continuing education on sustainability issues. Saturday's events are geared to the public, with info on solutions to climate problems and the latest innovations in green transportation and building, in the alt-car and alt-build expos. 10am-5pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 310/390-2930. Free. www.austinclimateexpo.com.

Saturday16

AUSTIN CLIMATE PROTECTION CONFERENCE & EXPO (See Friday.) 10am-5pm. Palmer Center.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE MLK Day isn't just a day off but a chance to serve the community. See www.handsoncentraltexas.org to sign up for one of many volunteer opportunities, or just sign up in person at Huston-Tillotson. 8:30am. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 505-3139.

Sunday17

2010 CENSUS: WHAT'S IN IT FOR US? Com­mun­i­ty forum hosted by the Austin League of Women Vot­ers. 2:15-3:45pm. First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1201 Lavaca, 894-4002. www.lwvaustin.org.

HOPE FARMERS MARKET Part farmers' market, part community meeting, and part arts exchange – learn about local organizations and peruse homegrown produce. 11am-3pm. Pine Street Station, 414 Waller. www.hopefarmersmarket.org.

MLK KEYNOTE ADDRESS American Book Award recipient and NAACP Image Award winner Michael Eric Dyson delivers this year's keynote, with music from the Grammy-nominated Fisk Jubilee Singers. 6pm. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 630-7926. $15-30. www.mlkcelebration.com.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Council Member Laura Morrison talks about issues facing Austin in the next decade. 11:30am. First Unitarian Univer­salist Church, 4700 Grover. Free. www.austinuu.org.

Monday18

ANNUAL MLK MARCH AND FESTIVAL The march begins at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the UT campus (24th & San Jacinto, 9am) and ends at the Capitol steps for a brief program (10am). Then head to the Huston-Tillotson campus for an outdoor festival (11am-2pm) and concert with Les & the Funk Mob and others. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 630-7926. Free. www.mlkcelebration.com.

HOMELESS WELLNESS FAIR includes a food care clinic, haircuts, giveaways (toiletries, socks, shoes, etc.), food, music, and more. 9am-1pm. St. Mary's Cathedral, 203 E. 10th, 453-6570.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE Williamson County residents can volunteer for one of many opportunities by checking www.unitedway-wc.org.

NXNW DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING features special guest Ronnie Earle, candidate for the nomination for lieutenant governor. Sherlock's Baker St. Pub, 9012 Research, 380-9443.

Tuesday19

DIVERSITY EXCHANGE LECTURE SERIES Dr. Joseph Zavala discusses the exchange of ideas surrounding issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. 11am. Agard-Lovinggood Bldg., Huston-Tillotson University. Free.

Wednesday20

FOOD FOR THOUGHT LECTURE Texas Freedom Network's Kathy Miller talks about the current state of the Texas State Board of Education. 7pm. American Legion Hall, 2201 Veterans Dr., 472-3344. Free. www.centerforinquiry.net/austin.

Thursday21

BICYCLE ADVISORY COUNCIL convenes its monthly public meeting to advise city staff on bicycling issues. 6:30pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 203-7626. www.austineconetwork.com.

Ongoing

AISD SCHOOL YEAR SURVEY Parents and staff are invited to share their thoughts on the upcoming school years. www.austinisd.org. Deadline: Jan. 29.

HOMELESS COUNT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ECHO, a coalition of local organizations working on homelessness, needs help tallying homeless people in parks, campsites, and other public spaces. Training will be provided. Sign up online. Thursday, Jan. 28, 4pm. 782-8835. www.traviscountyhomelesscount.org.

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