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Citizens' calendar, Sept. 23-30

Thursday23

IMAGINE AUSTIN FORUM lets you choose your favorite elements from four different versions of Austin's future as the city closes in on drafting the Austin Comprehensive Plan. 8am-1pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.

WILLIAM P. HOBBY POLICY CONFERENCE tackles health care reform implementation in Texas. Thu.-Fri., Sept. 23-24. DoubleTree Hotel Austin, 6505 N. I-35. $50-100. www.cppp.org/hobbyconference.php.

Saturday25

GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE MEET & GREET Get to know Ed Lindsay, Green Party candidate for state comptroller. 2-4:30pm. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 974-1010. www.txgreens.org/edlindsay.

DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT Ensure the safe disposal of old prescription drugs (and needles) by taking them to this city-sponsored event. 10am-2pm. Austin Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli. www.justice.gov/dea/index.htm.

Sunday26

HILL COUNTRY WATER CELEBRATION Music, barbecue, and more to benefit the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association. 5-9pm. The Salt Lick, 18001 FM 1826, Driftwood. $65. www.hillcountrywatercelebration.com.

JULIE ANN GONZALEZ FUNDRAISER Gonzalez has been missing since March; help her family continue the search. 2-9pm. The Ghost Room, 304 W. Fourth. $10. www.julieanngonzalez.com.

Monday27

IMAGINE AUSTIN COMMUNITY FORUM (See Thursday, 9/23.) 5-8pm. Austin Community College South Campus, 1820 W. Stassney.

Tuesday28

AISD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE Help shape AISD's future (see "AISD: Matching Buildings to Kids, or Vice Versa?" for more). 6-8pm. South: Bowie High Cafeteria, 4103 Slaughter. Central South: Crockett High Cafeteria, 5601 Manchaca Rd. www.austinisd.org.

NO KILL WORKSHOP Learn from animal-loving experts from around the country. 8:30am-5:30pm. Westin Austin at the Domain, 11301 Domain Dr. $35. www.nokillaustin.org.

IMAGINE AUSTIN COMMUNITY FORUM (See Thursday, 9/23.) 5-8pm. Del Valle Opportunity Center, 5301 Ross.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM: DISABILITIES Join the discussion about services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 5:30-7pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 440-4063. Free. www.integralcare.org.

PANEL DISCUSSION: DEATH PENALTY Panelists include a defense lawyer, a pastor, and a murder victim's relative. 7pm. St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale. Free. www.tcadp.org.

Wednesday29

IMAGINE AUSTIN COMMUNITY FORUM (See Thursday, 9/23.) 5-8pm. Con­cordia University, 11400 Concordia University Dr.

AISD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE (See Tuesday.) 6-8pm. Central East: Eastside Memorial High Cafeteria, 1012 Arthur Stiles. Northeast: Reagan High Cafeteria, 7104 Berkman.

CLEAN ENERGY VENTURE SUMMIT Two days of workshops and panel discussions on Reimagining the Built Environment. Wed.-Thu., Sept. 29-30. AT&T Center, 1900 University Ave. $100-200. www.cleanenergyventuresummit.com/agenda.asp.

Thursday30

AUSTIN FUTURES FAIR KICKOFF PARTY jump-starts a weekend of art and performance to inspire participation in the Austin Comprehen­sive Plan. 201 W. Second. Free. www.austinfuturesfair.com.

CITY COUNCIL convenes off-campus this week, in East Austin rather than City Hall. Future field trips are planned for other parts of the city in an effort to make council proceedings more accessible. 10am. Carver Center, 1165 Angelina. www.cityofaustin.org/cityclerk/edims/council_meeting_info_center.htm.

AISD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE (See Tuesday.) 6-8pm. Central West: Austin High, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez. Northwest: Lanier High, 1201 Payton Gin.

TEXAS WATER SYMPOSIUM Hear from policymakers, scientists, and other experts about the water supply challenges facing Texas. 7pm. State Capitol, 1100 Congress. www.schreiner.edu/water.

Ongoing

NAME THAT BUILDING The city wants your help naming a new building for youth programs in East Austin's Rosewood Park. Submit nominations in person or online. Deadline: Dec. 15. Parks and Rec­reation Department, Main Office, 200 S. Lamar, 974-6716. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/namingform.htm.

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