Citizens' calendar, April 15-21
APD COMMUNITY IMMERSION PROGRAM Austin police cadets share what they've learned about various communities within Austin. Thu.-Fri., April 15-16, 8am-4pm. Commons Center, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., 974-5017. Free.
HERITAGE HILLS/WINDSOR HILLS ZONING WORKSHOP 6:30-8:45pm. Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg. www.cityofaustin.org/planning/neighborhood.
TEXAS TRIBUNE CONVERSATION SERIES with Karen Hughes, former adviser to President George W. Bush. 7:30-9am. Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth. Free. Reserve at: 716-8626 or www.texastribune.org/events.
TRAVIS COUNTY CENTRAL CAMPUS MASTER PLAN MEETING on Downtown development over the next 25 years. 3:30-5pm. Travis County Commissioners Court, 314 W. 11th, 854-9020. Free. www.co.travis.tx.us.
TAX DAY Cutting it close? Austin General Mail Facility, 8225 Cross Park Dr., takes postage-paid returns until midnight. 800/275-8777. www.irs.gov.
KARL ROVE signs copies of his Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. Noon. Barnes & Noble, 2701 Parker Rd., Round Rock, 600-0088. Ticket distribution begins at 9am.
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN MEETING on plans for the Core and Waterfront District. 8-10:30am. Waller Creek Center, Rm. 104, 625 E. 10th, 974-2975. www.cityofaustin.org/downtown.
EARTH WEEK kicks off Earth Day festivities early with workshops, farmers' markets, and more. See events at www.austinearthday.com.
EAT = EARTH Learn how your diet affects the ecosystem. 9am-1pm. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe.
GUADALUPE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING Discuss plans for affordable housing near Goodwin, Webberville, and Tillery streets. 10am-noon. Lyons Garden Senior Apartments, 2720 Lyons Rd.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SPRING BRUNCH with NAACP's Nelson Linder and LULAC's Marcelo Tafoya. 10:30am. Cafe Caffeine, 909 W. Mary, 447-9473. Free. www.austinpeacecenter.org.
LOUIS GREGORY SYMPOSIUM ON RACE UNITY 9am-5pm. Huston-Tillotson University, Agard-Lovinggood Bldg. Free. www.raceunity.net.
RENEWABLE ENERGY STAMPEDE/GREEN LIVING FAIR Sat.-Sun., April 17-18. $15, weekend ($10, Saturday; $7, Sunday). Civic Center Grounds, 601 Main St., Salado. www.renewablestampede.org.
STATE OF THE STATE Public policy roundup sponsored by Equality Texas. 8:30am-4pm. Texas Capitol, 305-8400. Free. RSVP at www.equalitytexas.org.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM The Pecan Street Project's Brewster McCracken discusses reinventing energy delivery. 1:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org/wp/public-affairs.
AUSTIN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE is part of a series of national events designed to create white papers on improving the environment. Mon.-Tue., April 19-20, 8am-5pm. Red Bud Center, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. $50 ($25, webinar). www.mswg.org.
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN PLAN MEETING on the Northwest District plan. 5:30-7:30pm. Waller Creek Center, Rm. 104, 625 E. 10th, 974-2975. www.cityofaustin.org/downtown.
SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS MEETING Learn about transit plazas planned for Burnet and North Lamar. 6:30-8pm. Village Christian Apartments activity room, 7925 Rockwood. www.snaustin.org.
WTP4 PUBLIC FORUM Discuss the recommended routes for pipelines that will carry treated water from Water Treatment Plant 4. 6:30pm. Concordia Univ., Bldg. A, Auditorium, 11400 Concordia University Dr., 498-9874. www.cityofaustin.org/water/wtpfour.htm.
HAPPY EARTH DAY! Check out events around town at www.austinearthday.com.
WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Join the struggle to protect the rights of low-wage workers. www.workersdefense.org.