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Citizens' calendar, Jan. 21-28

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.

Friday22

YELLOW BIKE PROJECT BENEFIT Help pay for YBP's new headquarters opening soon. See Music Listings for the lineup. 9pm. Red 7, 611 E. Seventh, 476-8100. $5-10. www.austinyellowbike.org.

Saturday23

C-SPAN CIVICS BUS This traveling studio brings the world of public affairs to Austin; stop in for a tour. 10am-1pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guad­alupe, 974-7400. Free. www.c-span.org/schoolbus.

Sunday24

PICKIN' PARTY FOR PEACE Help brainstorm about spreading peace in Austin and beyond and help plan for the Million Music­ians March for Peace. 2pm. Cafe Caffeine, 909 W. Mary, 447-9473. www.instrumentsforpeace.org.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM: RIGHTING TEXAS' CIVIL WRONGS A talk by ACLU of Texas Exec­u­tive Director Terri Burke. 11:30am. First Unitar­ian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. www.austinuu.org.

Monday25

PUBLIC FORUM: AUSTIN ENERGY'S NEXT HEAD HONCHO The city wants your input tonight on who should fill AE General Manager Roger Duncan's rather formidable shoes after he retires this spring. If you can't make it to the meeting, you can also call or e-mail the search firm directly at 800/525-9082 or sfry@mfpllc.us. 5-8pm. Austin Energy Workforce Planning and Development Office, 811 Barton Springs Rd. #100, 974-3210.

IMAGINE AUSTIN MEETING Join arty types in creating an outside-the-box vision for Austin's future. 6pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.

MEET A COMMUNITY GROUP This monthly speaker series brings you Fair Food Austin. 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop. Free. www.fairfoodaustin.blogspot.com.

ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS BUILT ENVIRON­MENT WORKSHOP Discuss how transportation fits into the vision for these communities. 6:30-8:30pm, Austin Firefighters Association, 7537 Cam­er­on. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/sj_ch.htm.

Tuesday26

COMMUNITY FORUM: AUSTIN REGIONAL INTEL­LIGENCE CENTER Learn about the ARIC, which, if approved by City Council, will serve as a "fusion center" allowing APD to share info with other law enforcement agencies. Texas Impact hosts. 7-8:30pm. St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale, 472-3903. www.texasimpact.org.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE meets to discuss the Community Inventory data-book and other things (see "Comp Plan"). 6pm. Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.

Wednesday27

COLORADO RIVER FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE Learn about volunteer opportunities available to people who love Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. Call or e-mail to register. Noon. Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. Rm. 225, 498-1587. Free. sarah@coloradoriver.org, www.coloradoriver.org.

NUECES BICYCLE BOULEVARD OPEN HOUSE: POSTPONED This meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 24. Stay tuned for details. www.cityofaustin.org/publicworks/bicycle-public-input.htm.

GREEN TRADE SHOW WORKSHOP The Texas Green Network hosts this discussion on green trade show marketing – accompanied by an actual trade show. 5-8pm. Xtreme Xhibits, 9201 Metric. Free. rsvp@texasgreennetwork.org.

TEXAS OBSERVER LAUNCH PARTY Celebrating the new and improved Observer. 5-8pm. The Clive Bar, 609 Davis. Free. www.texasobserver.org.

Thursday28

CLEAN AIR FORCE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COM­­MITTEE discusses the EPA's recent proposal to strengthen health standards for smog. 9:30-11:30am. Austin Chamber of Commerce, 210 Barton Springs Rd. #400, 225-7780. www.cleanairforce.org.

HOMELESS COUNT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED See "Naked City" Training: 2pm, count: 4-10pm. 782-8835. www.traviscountyhomelesscount.org.

LIVE UNITED FILM SERIES United Way Capital Area and KLRU present It All Adds Up, a documentary about a groundbreaking high school math program. RSVP at www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org. 6pm. Austin City Limits Studio 6A, CMB, UT campus. Free.

Ongoing

HAITI: HOW TO HELP See our Haiti Relief Guide to find out how you can help keep aid flowing to the survivors of last week's earthquake in Haiti.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD NOMINATIONS The Austin Climate Protection Program is accepting nominations of individuals, businesses, and organizations who deserve recognition for their green efforts. Deadline: March 1. www.coolaustin.org.

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