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Citizens' calendar, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Thursday28

HOMELESS COUNT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ECHO, a coalition of local organizations working on homelessness, needs help tallying homeless people in parks, campsites, and other spaces. Training provided. Sign up online. 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, which documents the successes of a groundbreaking math program for high school kids. Afterward, local experts will discuss the topics raised in the film. RSVP at www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org. 6pm. Austin City Limits Studio 6A, CMB, UT campus. Free.

TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FORUM Meet the Dem candidates in this year's local and statewide elections. 6pm. Millennium Youth Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 905-4493. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

Friday29

STRUGGLE FOR A FREE PALESTINE Richard Becker discusses his latest book, Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

Saturday30

AFRICAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE: THEN AND NOW Austin's African American Quality of Life Initiative team will share its progress and solicit input. 9am. ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville. www.cityofaustin.org/aaql.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND BOYS CON­FER­ENCE Sen. Royce West delivers the keynote address at this workshop for students, parents, and teachers. 10am-2pm. Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman, 232-8588. www.aambharvestfoundation.com.

Sunday31

COMMUNITY FORUM: AUSTIN REGIONAL INTEL­LIGENCE CENTER Learn about the ARIC, which, if approved by City Council, will serve as a "fusion center" letting the Austin Police Department share info with other enforcement agencies. Texas Im­pact hosts. 4-5:30pm. Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 103 Robert Martinez Jr., 472-3903. www.texasimpact.org.

Monday01

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OPEN HOUSE The W.H. Passon Historical Society invites you to tour the Southgate-Lewis House and its artifacts of the African-American experience in Austin. Mon.-Sat., Feb. 1-6, 10am-2pm. 1501 E. 12th, 220-1157. Free. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwhphs.

ALGPC CANDIDATE FORUM Local candidates craving the love from the Austin Lesbian/Gay Pol­itical Caucus will air their wares in hopes of snagging those coveted endorsements. 7pm. Granger Bldg., 314 W. 11th, 474-0750. Free. www.outaustin.org.

RETHINKING MEXICO-U.S. MIGRATION As Mex­i­co prepares for its bicentennial of the Inde­pen­dence movement this year, St. Edward's opens the discussion concerning the tricky subject of intra­conti­nental migration. 7pm. Maloney Room, Main Building, 233-1678. Free. www.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky/upcomingevents.htm.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE to vote in the March 2 primaries; applications are available at libraries, post offices, and elsewhere. See www.traviscountytax.org/goVoters.do for a list of locations, to verify your registration, or to change your address.

Wednesday03

AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMISSION meets monthly to discuss and advise City Council on programs for Austin's African-American community. 5:30-7:30pm. Street-Jones Bldg., 1000 E. 11th, Rm. 400-A, 974-7819.

AISD COMMUNITY SUMMIT Join AISD Super­in­ten­dent Meria Carstarphen to discuss transforming public education in Austin. 7:30am. ACC East­view Campus, 3401 Webberville. www.austinisd.org.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP Hosted by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Wed.-Fri., Feb. 3-5. Regional Foundation Library (formerly the Hogg Foundation Library), 1009 E. 11th. www.thc.state.tx.us/grantsincent/grawork.shtml.

TEXAS TRAILS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE examines best practices for implementing methods of transportation that encourage physical and mental well-being, social interaction, safety, and environmental conservation. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 3-6. AT&T Center, 1900 University Ave. www.texastrails.biketexas.org.

Thursday04

RECYCLED READS As of today, the Austin Public Library expands the hours for its used-book store to Thu.-Sun., noon-6pm. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

Ongoing

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD NOMINATIONS The Austin Climate Protection Program is accepting nominations of individuals, businesses, and organizations who deserve recognition for their green efforts. Get nominee criteria and submit nominations by March 1 at www.coolaustin.org.

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD DRIVE Visit any of 57 participating H-E-B and Randalls groceries to benefit the Capit­al Area Food Bank by making a cash donation or buying food for donation to someone in need. See www.souperbowl.org for locations. Through Feb. 7.

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