Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 25-April 1


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: AISD Bring thoughts on the preliminary budget proposal for the 2010-11 school year. 6-8pm (light refreshments at 6pm). Reagan High, 7104 Berkman.

PUBLIC FORUM: 2035 TRANSPORTATION PLAN The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization wants feedback on its 25-year transportation plan, available for review at 4-7pm. San Marcos Activity Ctr., 501 E. Hopkins, San Marcos.

ST. JOHNS/CORONADO HILLS TRANSPORTATION MEETING 6:30-8:30pm. Austin Firefighters Assoc­ia­tion, 7537 Cameron.

WOODY TASCH discusses themes in his book Inqui­ries Into the Nature of Slow Money. 7pm. Brave New Books, 1904 Guadalupe.


GREEN JOBS INITIATIVE CONFERENCE 8:30am-12:30pm. Texas State Capitol Extension Auditorium, 1100 Congress. Free (registration required).

LIZ CARPENTER PUBLIC MEMORIAL commemorates the achievements and mourns the passing of a Texas icon known for her humor and political savvy as well as for her service as press secretary to both Lady Bird Johnson and LBJ. 10am. LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River.


CESAR CHAVEZ MARCH begins at Terrazas Library (1105 E. Cesar Chavez) and proceeds down Cesar Chavez to City Hall (311 W. Second) for live music and other performances. 10am. Free.

DEADLINE: HELP GET GOOGLE Do you want Google to build a bigger, faster Internet, right here in Austin? Google plans to go where it's most wanted; see to learn more and help roll out the welcome mat. Deadline: March 27.

HOMELESS FAIR provides haircuts, showers, dental hygiene, meals, massages, toiletries, and socks for those in need. 10am-2pm. St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf, 442-3602.

ORTRALLA MOSLEY MEMORIAL marks seven years since the tragic death of "Trella" Mosley and supports the Ortralla LuWone Mosley Foun­da­tion's ongoing efforts to prevent teen dating violence. 3-7pm. David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2211 E. MLK.


BILL FLETCHER JR. talks about his Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice. 7pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr. $10.


PUBLIC FORUM: 2035 TRANSPORTATION PLAN (See Thursday, March 25.) 4-7pm. Bastrop ISD Performing Arts Center, 1401 Cedar St., Bastrop.


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: AISD (See Thurs­day, March 25.) 6-8pm (refreshments at 6pm). Travis High, 1211 E. Oltorf.

MONUMENT UNVEILING Celebrate the achievements of Texas' first black legislators at this unveiling of the new monument commemorating the 19th century African-American legislators and Constitutional Convention delegates of Texas. 11:30am. Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota.


ENVISION CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL FORUM Regional leaders tackle one of Central Texas' most pressing dilemmas: how to meet growing infrastructure needs with limited resources. 9am-1:30pm. Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto. $50.

THE FAIR TRADE/GREEN BUSINESS CON­NEC­TION A panel discussion hosted by the Texas Green Network (Texas' "first green chamber of commerce"). 5-8:30pm. State Capitol, Rm. E2.002. RSVP at

MINDY MONTFORD & KAREN SAGE on A Neighborly Conversation in advance of their April 13 run-off for the Travis County 299th District Court bench. 91.7FM, noon-1pm.


AUSTIN'S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT DIS­CUS­SION follows William Scott Swearingen Jr.'s reading from his new book, Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin. 7:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

LINCOLN & DARWIN LECTURE The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik discusses themes from his recent book, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life. 6:30pm. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. Free.

PUBLIC FORUM: 2035 TRANSPORTATION PLAN (See Thursday, March 25.) 4-7pm. Covington Middle School, 3700 Convict Hill Rd.

REBUILDING THE MIDDLE CLASS Cecilia Estolano of Green for All discusses "the clean energy economy as engine for social equity." 11:30am. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar, 472-8087. $20 ($15, advance).

VIDEO CONTEST DEADLINE: IMPORTANCE OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM The State Bar of Texas wants to see your cinematic take on the questions: Why are lawyers important to our society, and how is the court system important to our society? The winner gets a $500 scholarship or cash. Deadline: April 1.

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