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Citizens' calendar, April 8-15


JACK GOLDSMITH discusses counterterrorism policy and kicks off the Executive Power Symposium (see "Point Austin"). Goldsmith: 6pm; LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River. Symposium: Fri.-Sat., April 9-10; UT Law School.


BILINGUAL CENSUS HELP 10am-2pm. Southwest Key Community Ctr., 6002 Jain. Free.

PRIMARY RUN-OFFS: EARLY VOTING ENDS Time to tackle that unfinished business from the March primaries. See Chronicle endorsements and early voting info.


BARTON SPRINGS POOL TREEATHLON Swim, bike, run, eat, drink, dance – and raise money for the upkeep of Barton Springs trees. 10am. 2101 Barton Springs Rd. $30, plus triathlon insurance fee. Space limited; register at

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS DINNER The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club honors Austin's green heroes. 6:30pm. Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones, 477-1729. $40-500. Reserve your seat at

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL CLEAN SWEEP Register online for one of the many cleanups around town. 9am-1:30pm. 391-0622.

SAFEPLACE FIELD DAY helps raise money for those affected by sexual and domestic violence. 11am-4pm. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia, 356-1573. $5 (kids, free).

ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING 9am-11am. Pickle Elementary School, 1101 Wheatley.


AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR EDITH EGER speaks after a screening of The Debt in honor of Holo­caust Remembrance Day.

JOURNEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Tackle environmental problems through the faith lens. Sundays, April 11-May 2, 9:30-10:45am or 2-3:15pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trini­ty. Register at 476-2626 or


CIUDAD JUÁREZ: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE Panel discussion with special guest José Reyes Ferriz, mayor of Juárez. 2:30pm. UT campus, Texas Union, Rm. 3.502.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL honors victims with a candle-lighting ceremony and reading of names. Bring the names of loved ones who died in World War II. 9:30am. City Hall, 301 W. Second, 735-8012.


PUBLIC HEARING: 2035 TRANSPORTATION PLAN Weigh in on Central Texas' transportation future before the Transportation Policy Board makes its decision in June. 6pm. Austin Convention Cen­ter, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 974-2275. Submit comments online by April 13, 5pm.


ELECTION DAY (See Friday.)

PARKS ASSISTANT DIREC­TOR: MEET FINALISTS Help Parks and Rec fill two vacant assistant director positions. 4:30pm. Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 974-6745.


TEXAS OBSERVER HAPPY HOUR Schmooze with Texas Observer rabble-rousers over drinks, and don't worry too much if you accidentally refer to writer Forrest Wilder as Forest Whitaker – you won't be the first. 5:30pm. The Clive Bar, 609 Davis St., 477-0746.


A GEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE Hear a petroleum geologist's take on global warming and more. 11:45am. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 610-3500. $10.

HERITAGE HILLS/WINDSOR HILLS ZONING WORKSHOP 6:30-8:45pm. Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg.

INDEPENDENCE AND DECOLONIZATION CON­FER­ENCE takes a scholarly look at the history of the decolonization process. Thu.-Sat., April 15-17. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 471-3261. Free.

LIBERTEA PARTY Down with the taxes, up with the tea; why stay home when you can rally? 5:45pm. Texas Capitol. Free.

TAX DAY Better dust off that calculator – or get a deadline extension:


COUNTY RESOURCES Travis County's new website has all kinds of useful info, such as how to renew your passport and pay your property taxes. (We said "useful," not "fun.")

EARTH DAY COUNTDOWN Join the Texas Regional Sierra Club's Earth Day Revolution countdown with daily Twitter and Facebook updates and a new calendar of green events at

WALK THE SOLAR SYSTEM Bring kids to explore Austin Green Art's giant replica of the solar system in anticipation of Earth Day. Through April 22. The Triangle, 45th & Guadalupe.

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