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Citizens' calendar, June 3-9


BARTON CREEK UPRISING EXHIBIT Alan Pogue's photography captures the legendary all-night council meeting that defeated the Barton Creek Public Utility District proposal and planted the seeds of the Save Our Springs Ordinance. The Old School, 1604 E. 11th. 5:30-8:30pm.

CAP METRO BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING Help shape the future of public transit in Austin. 6-8pm. Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg. Free.

WOMEN.DESIGN.BUILD is looking for ladies who want to learn green design and home improvement skills and share ideas at this potluck event. 7-10pm. Austin Green Art Warehouse, 2203 W. 35th. Free.

PUBLIC FORUMS: CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFIC­ER FINALISTS Meet candidates for this new city position and share your thoughts on who can best help Austin conserve resources (see "Naked City"). 2:30-4pm; 5-7pm. Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd.


CAP METRO BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING (See Thursday, 6/3.) Noon-1:30pm. Downtown Transit Store, 323 Congress. Free.


CAP METRO BUDGET DEVELOPMENT MEETING (See Thursday, 6/3.) 2:30-4:30pm. Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. Free.

GUNS4GROCERIES Trade in your guns for cash, no questions asked (see "Naked City"). 9am-3pm. Austin Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli. For more info: 974-5017 or

WALLER CREEK TUNNEL OPEN HOUSE Learn about this project slated for completion in 2014. Meet the experts, 9am; tours, 10:30am. Mex­ican American Cultural Center, 600 River, Rm. 212. RSVP at 974-7139 or

ST. JOHN/CORONADO HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN MEETING Come and go during this midprocess open house. 9-11am. Pickle Elementary School cafeteria, 1101 Wheatley.

BUS RIDERS UNION MEETING 11am. Austin His­tory Center, 810 Guadalupe. Free.


COOL HOUSE TOUR A self-guided tour of green homes. Guidebooks and tickets are available at both Central Markets. Visit for more info. 10am-6pm. $15.


BARTON CREEK UPRISING ANNIVERSARY Remember the Barton Creek PUD defeat on its 20th anniversary with music, panel discussions, and more. 5:30-11pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second.

CAP METRO BUDGET MEETING (See Thursday, 6/3.) 6-8pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina. Free.


EARLY VOTING ENDS Last day to vote at any polling place you choose in the ACC and AISD board run-offs. See Chronicle endorsements for voting info. For more: Election day: Saturday, June 12.


A NEIGHBORLY CONVERSATION hosts a debate between ACC board candidates Vic Villarreal and David Reiter. Noon. KOOP Radio 91.7FM.

THE UNFORESEEN Barton Creek anniversary festivities continue with the screening of this doc about developer Gary Bradley's machinations to build out the Hill Country. 6-9pm. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar. $15.


CITYWORKS ACADEMY pulls back the curtain on Austin's municipal government. 6:30-9pm, Tuesdays, Sept. 7-Nov. 23. Deadline to apply: July 31.

IMAGINE AUSTIN Officials working on the city's comprehensive plan have brought back Meeting in a Box, a party kit for small groups wanting to talk city planning. Deadline: June 30. Want to skip the party? Com­ment online at

TEXAS TREASURE: INSIDE OUR GOVERNOR'S MANSION A new exhibit exploring the home of Texas' first families, going back 153 years. Through Aug. 1. Bullock Texas State History Muse­um, 1800 Congress. $4-7.

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