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Citizens' calendar, Oct. 1-7

Thursday30

AISD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE Help AISD develop a long-range facilities master plan. 6-8pm. Central West: Austin High, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez. Northwest: Lanier High, 1201 Payton Gin.

AUSTIN FUTURES FAIR Take an artistic look through the comp planning crystal ball (see "Comp Plan Combo Platter"). Thu., noon-8pm; Fri., noon-12mid.; Sat., 10am-5pm; Mon.-Wed., 6-8pm. 201 W. Second. Free. www.austinfuturesfair.com.

CITY COUNCIL brings municipal proceedings to the people with an off-campus meeting. 10am. Carver Center, 1165 Angelina. www.cityofaustin.org.

COLD WAR CULTURES CONFERENCE Thu.-Sun., Sept. 30-Oct. 3. UT campus, 232-3470. Free. www.coldwarcultures.org.

TEXAS WATER SYMPOSIUM 7pm. State Capitol, 1100 Congress. www.schreiner.edu/water.

Friday01

AUSTIN FUTURES FAIR PARTY The New Move­ment Theatre brings a performance straight from "Austin's future." 8pm. 201 W. Second. Free.

BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER Celebrate the Texas Civil Rights Project's two decades of work on behalf of justice (see "Point Austin"). 6:30pm. UT Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. www.texascivilrightsproject.org.

PUBLIC HEARING: STATEWIDE TRANS­PORTA­TION PLAN Last chance to comment on long-range plans for Texas' transportation system (or submit thoughts at www.dot.state.tx.us). 10am. 200 E. Riverside Dr., Bldg. 200.

Saturday02

ANDRES TIJERINA on the history of Mexi­can Amer­i­cans in Travis County. 9am-4pm. Mexican Ameri­can Cul­tural Center, 600 River. www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc.

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS PLANNING WORKSHOP Help shape the master plan for the Travis County government's new main campus. 9:30-11:30am. Legislative Conference Center, 1100 Congress. www.co.travis.tx.us/facilities/central_campus_study.

TOWN HALL MEETING: BILL WHITE Dem candidate for governor. 10:30am-noon. Millennium Youth Complex, 1156 Har­grave, 472-6932. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

Monday04

FORUM: PRIVATE GAIN ON PUBLIC PROPERTY How should the city address unauthorized commercial use of Austin's public spaces? 6pm. Mex­ican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 974-6745. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/commercialuse.htm.

IMAGINE AUSTIN Help determine how the Austin Comprehensive Plan shapes the city 30 years from now (see "Comp Plan Combo Platter"). 5-8pm. Bowie High School, 4103 W. Slaughter Ln. www.cityofaustin.org/compplan.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Postmark that registration card today if you want to vote in November. Already registered? Double-check at: www.traviscountytax.org.

Tuesday05

IMAGINE AUSTIN FORUM (See Monday.) 5-8pm. Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Ln.

AISD COMMUNITY DIALOGUE (See Thursday, 9/30.) 6-8pm. Reagan High, 7104 Berkman; Akins High, 10701 S. First.

Wednesday06

OPEN HOUSE: MOPAC IMPROVEMENT PROJ­ECT Share your thoughts on upcoming changes along the MoPac corridor. 6-8pm. Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr. (Call 832-7218 if you need an interpreter or other special accommodation.) www.mopacexpress.com.

IMAGINE AUSTIN (See Monday.) 5-8pm. Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman Dr.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE Wed.-Thu., Oct. 6-7. State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave. www.peoplesunitedsummit.org.

Thursday07

REPORTING MEXICO, DRUGS, AND THE BOR­DER A panel discussion hosted by NPR's John Burnett. 4pm. Texas Union, UT campus, 24th & Guadalupe, 475-8071. Free. www.bit.ly/cD1kms.

OPEN HOUSE: MOPAC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (See Wednesday.) 6-8pm. O. Henry Middle School, 2610 W. 10th.

Texas Freedom Network 15th Anniver­sa­ry Gala Austin's Best Activist Organization (2010 "Best of Austin") fights the religious right on behalf of religious freedom, individual liberties, and public education. $50. 7-10pm. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress. www.tfn.org.

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