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Citizens' calendar, April 22-29


BARTON SPRINGS POOL CLEANING Sign up for a shift at to help clean the pool and grounds. 10am-6pm. 2101 Barton Springs Rd., 236-9655.

ACC EARTH DAY FAIR Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt keynotes this evening of all things green. 5:30-8:30pm. Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd.

HEMAN SWEATT SYMPOSIUM ON CIVIL RIGHTS examines the 60 years since UT's integration. Thu.-Fri., April 22-23. UT campus, various locations.

PODER EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Dinner, dancing, and poetry in celebration of PODER's 19th anniversary. 6-8pm. PODER office, 2604 E. Cesar Chavez, 472-9921.

5% DAY See for the list of businesses giving 5% of proceeds to local green nonprofits.


GREEN LIVING EXPO Learn about organic gardening, green building, and more. Check out the trade show, seminars, films, booksignings, yoga and fitness, an Austin Energy pavilion, and even a healthy cooking stage. Fri.-Sun., April 23-25. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 404-4000. $10 (under 16 free).

UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING Visit to find a volunteer opportunity.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ONLINE JOURNALISM Fri.-Sat., April 23-24. AT&T Center, 1900 University Ave. $50 ($25, students/faculty).

HELEN R. EBAUGH discusses her book, The Gülen Movement: Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam. 6-7:30pm. UT campus, Burdine Hall, Rm. 216.


AUSTIN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY DEDI­CA­TION in honor of the cemetery's new historical designation. 10:30am-12:30pm. Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock, 327-0931. Free.

AUSTIN NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER A 50th-anniversary celebration with hikes, workshops, and family fun. Noon-4pm. Sheffield Education Center, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 478-3170.

JONATHAN MOLLER PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT documents Guatemalan communities uprooted by war. 4-8pm. The Old School, 1604 E. 11th.


FOOD FOR THE POOREST Learn about local efforts to plant edible gardens on unused land. 3pm. Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 472-4809.

GREEN BY FAITH Worship service and information fair from the Interfaith Environmental Network. 2-5pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 304 E. Eighth, 472-1196. Free.



EQUALITY ACROSS AMERICA MEETING Help plan the Equality Across America Texas Region­al Conference (May 21-23). 7pm. UT campus, Mez­es Hall, Rm. 1.204.


IMAGINE AUSTIN FORUM seeks input on the Austin Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Mobil­ity Plan (see "Imagining Austin," for more). 3:30-9pm. ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webber­ville, 223-5100. RSVP:


AUSTIN VS. HAITI The Austin Aztex play the Haitian men's national soccer team to raise funds for Haiti's recovery. 7:30pm. House Park, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. Free (donations encouraged).

IMAGINE AUSTIN FORUM (See Tuesday.) Free. 7:45am-1:30pm, St. David's Episcopal, 301 E. Eighth; 6-8:30pm, Anderson High, 8403 Mesa.

YELLOW BIKE PROJECT RIBBON CUTTING Celebrate YBP's new digs. 8:30am. YBP Headquar­ters, 1216 Webberville Rd.


AN EVENING WITH SARAH PALIN – in town to raise money for abortion-fighting nonprofit Heroic Media. 5:30pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 340-0999. $50.

AN EVENING WITHOUT SARAH PALIN Join Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Sen. Kirk Watson, and musician Sara Hickman at this fundraiser for pro-choice Dems running for office in 2010. 6:30pm. Serranos, 1111 Red River. $25.

LITTLEFIELD LECTURES IN AMERICAN HISTORY Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, talks shop. 5:30pm. AT&T Center Amphitheatre, 1900 University Ave., 471-3261. Free.

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