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Citizens' calendar: May 13-19

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Thursday13

FILMS FOR THE FOREST PREMIERE Join Rich­ard Linklater, Evan Smith, and others to see how filmmakers fared when given a week to make short movies on the theme "The Tree & Me." 6pm. Hot Mama's Espresso Bar, 2401 E. Sixth, 476-MAMA. $20 ($15, advance). www.rainforestpartnership.org.

SCREENING: ONE PEACE AT A TIME Proceeds from this silent auction and screening of documentary One Peace at a Time support the Reeder-Sanders-Ciccarello Foundation's work providing scholarships to African UT students. 7pm. Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside. $15. www.rscfoundation.org.

Friday14

TURKEY'S JOURNEY TOWARD DEMOCRATIZ­A­TION A talk from Y. Alp Aslandogan, president of the Institute of Interfaith Dialog. 6:30-8pm. Raindrop Turkish House, 12400 Amherst #108, 947-7505. RSVP to austin@interfaithdialogue.org.

FREE BIKE MECHANIC from Sun & Ski Sports makes sure your ride is ready for Bike to Work Week with a quick once-over. 11:30am-1:30pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. 974-7142. Free. www.cityofaustin.org/rideyourbike.

POLITICAL PEDAL Ride along with some of Aus­tin's bike-friendliest politicians and officials. Start with speeches at City Hall and end at BikeTexas (East Sixth Street & Chicon) for refreshments. 4:45pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second, 476-7433. Free. www.biketexas.org.

Saturday15

BIKES & BOOKS TOUR Learn the best routes to all the libraries in North Central Austin from certified Austin Cycling Association guides. 9am-1pm. Tour starts at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd. Free. Register at www.austincycling.org.

MEET THE DEM CANDIDATES Hear from candidates for state office. 2-5pm. Canyon Lake Ranch, 1610 FM 484. www.democratsofcomalcounty.org.

TEJANO HEALTHY WALKING TRAIL Celebrate the opening of this trail that tells the story of the historic East Cesar Chavez neighborhood. Noon. Big Red Kiosk, 211 Comal. Free. loriaustin@live.com.

UNDER THE HOOD HOUSE PARTY & BENEFIT Active-duty soldiers and veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq tell their stories to help Under the Hood Cafe near Fort Hood continue to serve as a gathering place for soldiers. 6-9pm. 211 W. Live Oak. $10 suggested donation. www.underthehoodcafe.org.

Sunday16

TEXANS FOR TRUTHFUL TEXTBOOKS RALLY Let our state officials know that our schools are a place of learning, not a stage for political posturing. (See Wednesday.) 11am. South Capitol steps.

INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL Join in a tribute to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Free testing and information about the disease provided by Community AIDS Resources/Austin Travis County Integral Care. 7:30-8:30pm. Republic Square Park. www.candlelightmemorial.org.

Monday17

EQUALITY ACROSS AMERICA ORGANIZING MEETINGS This is the last weekly meeting to plan for the upcoming Equality Across America Texas Regional Conference (May 21-23). 7pm. Mezes Hall, Rm. 1.204, UT campus. www.eaatexas.org.

AWARENESS: FROM HERE TO THERE A dance benefit for earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti, sponsored by City Council and Jazz Ballet Dance Company. 8pm. Mon.-Tue., May 18-19. Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina, 422-2300. $12. www.wehearyourvoice.com.

DOWNTOWN COUNTY SERVICES SURVEY Today's the deadline to share your thoughts on the master plan for a Travis County Central Campus. www.co.travis.tx.us/facilities/central_campus_study.

SPRING BOOK SALE Library books, CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and more will be priced to move. Mon.-Sat., May 17-22, 10am-5pm (closed Thursday). Southeast Austin Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing, 462-1452. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

Wednesday19

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC HEAR­ING Speak out on the proposed curriculum revisions for social studies and economics. 9am. William B. Travis Bldg., 1701 Congress, 463-9734. www.tea.state.tx.us.

STATE OF LOCAL MEDIA The Association for Wom­en in Communications will discuss the state of print culture as we know it. 11:30am. UT Club, Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, sixth floor. $50 ($40, members). www.awcaustin.org.

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