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Citizens' calendar, May 20-27

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CONSTABLE'S OFFICE TOWN HALL MEETING with Travis County Constable Danny Thomas, Judge Richard Scott, and others. 6:30-8pm. Metropolitan AME Church, 1101 E. 10th.

LAKE TRAVIS MASTER PLAN The county wants your input on plans to improve 2,200 acres of parkland around Lake Travis. 6-7:30pm. Ned Granger Bldg., Commissioners Courtroom, 314 W. 11th.


BIKE TO WORK DAY Anyone commuting to work on two wheels can get a free morning meal (7-9am) at one of 18 breakfast stations around town (see; after work, stop by a participating library to grab a snack (for locations: 974-3625 or

CAR2GO Music, food, and test drives as the car-share program goes public. 4-10pm. Repub­lic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe.

UNITE AND FIGHT: STRATEGIZING FOR LGBT EQUALITY Texans from across the state join Equality Across America for a three-day conference. Fri.-Sun., May 21-23. ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. $15.


COMMUNITY GARDEN TRAINING Learn how to start a community garden. 9am. Austin Mennonite Church, 5801 Westminster, 236-0074 x105. $5. Registration required:

HARVEY MILK DAY starts with a rally at City Hall (301 W. Second) then heads to the Capitol at 7:30pm to honor the man who did so much for the gay rights movement. 6:30-9pm.

PROPERTY TAX PROTEST WORKSHOP 10am. Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 535-0989. Free.

THE TRUE COST OF OIL A talk from former Army intelligence officer Thomas J. Buonomo and Antonia Juhasz, author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL All are welcome at the USGBC's Central Texas-Balcones chapter's annual meeting. 6:30-10:30pm. GSDM Idea City, 828 W. Sixth. $30.


BRUCE ELFANT'S ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Constable is back with his annual social featuring a homemade ice cream contest; proceeds benefit ACC's Emma Barrientos Scholar­ship Fund. 3-5pm. AFL-CIO Labor Hall, 1102 Lavaca, 467-2504. $15 ($5, students).

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith talks about the state of journalism. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


ARCH OPEN HOUSE Learn about causes of homelessness and how Austin Resource Center for the Homeless is helping. 6:30-8pm. ARCH, 500 E. Seventh, 305-4156. Free.

TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD MEETING CAMPO representatives consider passage of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. 6pm. Thomp­son Conference Center, Room 2.102, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus.


CROSS-CULTURAL REPORTING KXAN reporter Jenny Hoff shares the hard-learned lessons of not knowing the culture you're covering. 6pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222. Donations accepted.

GOOGLE'S ECONOMIC IMPACT Google reps talk about the company's economic impact on Texas businesses and nonprofits. 10am. PrintGlobe, 4115 Freidrich. [email protected].


TOWN HALL MEETING: EAST 11TH/12TH STREETS Discuss redevelopment in this crucial corridor. 5:30pm. Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 974-3100.


HELP PREVENT WATER POLLUTION Join the city's volunteer program, marking storm drains to remind people not to expose them to pollutants:

NAME THAT PARK A park near Zilker Elementary needs a name, and the city wants your suggestions. 974-6716. Deadline: June 28.

TEXAS TRANSPARENCY See how Texas is spending tax money at this new site launched by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs:

VOLUNTEER CALL: MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE is losing volunteers to summer vacations and other seasonal distractions; to help out, call 476-6325 x105 or see

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