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June 11, 2010, News

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Thursday10

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

Friday11

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. www.lptexas.org.

UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION TASK FORCE 10:30am. United Way, 2000 E. MLK. www.co.travis.tx.us/county_attorney/underage_drinking_pgm.

Saturday12

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. www.austingrowersguild.wordpress.com.

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: www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

Sunday13

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

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.) austinchronicle.com/elections.

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

Monday14

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. www.totbtour.wordpress.com.

Tuesday15

BUDGET INPUT FORUM Help set priorities for the city's 2010-11 budget (or submit comments online at www.cityofaustin.org/citymgr/budget_input.htm). 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 zettner@snaustin.org.

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. www.usgbc-centraltexas.org.

Wednesday16

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. www.cityofaustin.org/watershed/salamander_protection.htm.

Ongoing

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS Submit nominations at www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/awards. Deadline: June 25.

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

NEW IMAGINE AUSTIN SURVEY Already submitted your thoughts on the city's comprehensive plan? Too bad! The city wants more: www.imagineaustin.net/survey.htm.

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

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