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Citizens' calendar: May 27-June 3

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MEMORIAL DAY INVOCATION Remember the fallen, and get your "Taps" fix. 5:30pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.


JOHNSTON 18 MEMORIAL honors Johnston High graduates who died in the Vietnam War. 6pm. Eastside Memorial High, 1012 Arthur Stiles, 826-7569. Free.


DAY OF ACTION AGAINST SB 1070 Join the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition in protest of Arizona's new immigration law. 3-5pm. Texas Capitol.

ENERGY STAR SALES TAX HOLIDAY Tax-free shopping for energy-efficient household appliances. Sat.-Mon, May 29-31.


BRINGING THE MUSIC HOME FOR HAITI Live music and poetry to support the Haitian and Caribbean American Organization of Texas' efforts to provide medical services to Haiti. 8pm-2am. MJ's Night Club, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 789-6285. $10.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Walter C. Long, founder of the Texas After Violence Project, discusses his organization's findings from interviewing people affected by violence, incarceration, and the death penalty. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


CAP METRO BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING Help shape the future of public transit in Austin. 6-8pm. ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stass­ney. Free.

CREATING A DYNAMIC CLEAN ENERGY ECO­NO­MY A talk from the Pecan Street Project's Brewster McCracken. Networking: 5:45pm; talk, 6:30pm. AT&T Center, 1900 University Ave. Free. RSVP at [email protected].

EARLY VOTING BEGINS The ACC and AISD board elections resulted in two run-offs, which means you've got a date with a voting booth. See Chronicle endorsements and early-voting info.


'9500 LIBERTY' Don't miss the advance screening of this doc about a Virginia county that adopted an immigration resolution similar to Arizona's new law. Sen. Kirk Watson, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, and others lead the discussion afterward. Reserve your spot at 478-4795 or 7pm. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress. Free.

CAP METRO MEETING (See Tuesday.) 6-8pm. Southeast Austin Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing.

SEBASTIAN JUNGER discusses War, his on-the-ground account of a 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

ZERO WASTE ALLIANCE Learn what you can do to bring your waste output down to nothing at all. 8:30pm. Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey, 476-2535. Free.


CAP METRO MEETING (See Tuesday.) 6-8pm. Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg.

WOMEN.DESIGN.BUILD is looking for ladies looking to learn green design and home improvement skills. 7-10pm. Austin Green Art Warehouse, 2203 W. 35th. Free.


El Maíz Es Nuestra Vida/Maize Is Our Life An art exhibit exploring cultural memory, biodiversity, genetic modification, and other themes through the lens of Mexico's native maize seeds. Through June 5. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River.

CARBON FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR See the extent to which you are killing the planet, courtesy of the Austin Climate Protection Program.

GOODGUIDES YOUTH MENTORS Goodwill program needs positive adult role models to help guide at-risk youth. 637-7541.

LIGHTS. CAMERA. HELP. A nonprofit film fest for cause-driven films; submit your entry by June 30.

WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT NEEDS VOLUN­TEERS Join the struggle to protect the rights of low-wage workers.

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