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June 11, 2010, News

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TRANSITION AUSTIN meets to envision a smooth transition away from an oil-based society. 7pm. Lars Stanley Studio, 1901 E.M. Franklin. Free.


TEXAS LIBERTARIAN CONVENTION Schmooze with Kinky Friedman, Michael Badnarik, and others. Fri.-Sun., June 11-13. Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville, 291-6671. $39-145.



GROWERS GUILD URBAN FARM-RAISING Two days of workshops on chicken-coop building, irrigation, pest management, and more. Sat.-Sun., June 12-13, 8am-2pm. Hogg Farm & Community Garden, 5213 Jim Hogg Ave. Free.

SENATE BILL 1070 PROTEST & COUNTERPROTEST guarantees a group to join whether you're for or against a Texas version of Arizona's new immigration law. Noon-3pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress.

TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY kicks off its 2010 campaign efforts with an afternoon soiree and appearance from gubernatorial candidate Bill White. 2-5pm. TCDP Campaign Headquarters, 605 W. 13th. RSVP:


EASTSIDE HOME BICYCLE TOUR An architecture tour with a presentation from Austin CarShare. 8:30am. Hope Market, 414 Waller, 791-9874. $20.

ELECTION DAY in the ACC board and Austin ISD board run-offs! (For more, see "AISD Run-off Running Downhill Fast," Chronicle endorsements, and voting info.)

JANET FLETCHER discusses her environmental cookbook, Eating Local. 3pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.


THINK OUTSIDE THE BOMB TOUR brings music, art, and a message of disarmament. 7pm. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 478-5282. $3-10 suggested donation.


BUDGET INPUT FORUM Help set priorities for the city's 2010-11 budget (or submit comments online at 6-9pm. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 404-4000.

SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS hosts a meeting to collect input on the city's comprehensive plan. 6:30-8pm. Village Christian Apartments, 7925 Rockwood. RSVP to [email protected].

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE The Central Texas – Balcones Chapter of the U.S. Green Build­ing Council hosts a talk from Helen Plume of New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment. 6:30pm. Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B, 500 E. Cesar Chavez. $50.


H.W. BRANDS The author of American Dreams discusses the effects of the U.S. victory over the Axis powers in World War II. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

PUBLIC FORUM: PLATEAU SALAMANDER Weigh in on plans by the city and the U.S. Fish and Wild­life Service to protect some salamander habitats. 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free.


KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS Submit nominations at Deadline: June 25.

LIGHTS. CAMERA. HELP. A nonprofit film fest for cause-driven films. Submission deadline: June 30.

NEW IMAGINE AUSTIN SURVEY Already submitted your thoughts on the city's comprehensive plan? Too bad! The city wants more:

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

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