Citizens' calendar, Oct. 14-21
CAP METRO OPEN HOUSE on the proposed fare hike. 6-8pm. ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney. www.capmetro.org.
WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT throws itself an eighth anniversary party. 6:30-9pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 391-2305. $25. www.workersdefense.org.
BLACK & WHITE BALL helps Texas Advocacy Project fight domestic violence. 7pm. The Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto. www.texasadvocacyproject.org.
CAP METRO (See Thursday, 10/14.) Noon-1pm. Capital Metro Transit Store, 323 Congress.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FOR BILL WHITE Live music and warm fuzzies for the Dem gubernatorial candidate. 1-4pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside, 810-6790. www.billwhitefortexas.com.
PRO-CHOICE ADVOCACY TRAINING 10am-1pm. Space12, 3121 E. 12th. RSVP: www.prochoicetexas.org.
AIDS WALK AUSTIN 12:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second. Make donations at www.aidswalkaustin.org.
GROWERS FUNDRAISER Buy a plant or bid on a prefab shed with a green roof to benefit local grassroots green-roof group GRoWERS. Free. 2-5pm. House + Earth, 1214 W. Sixth. www.growersaustin.com.
YAM JAM A day of live music to benefit Operation Turkey's work providing Thanksgiving Day meals, clothing, and toiletries to Austin's homeless. 2pm. Threadgill's World HQ, 301 W. Riverside. www.austinyamjam.com.
CAP METRO (See Thursday, 10/14.) 6-8pm. Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Dr.
BARRY LYNN discusses his book Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom. 7-9pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. Free. www.bit.ly/bF08uM.
ST. JOHNS/CORONADO HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30pm. Pickle Elementary, 1101 Wheatley. www.cityofaustin.org.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUBLIC AFFAIRS DINNER with Kavita N. Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women. 6-8:30pm. Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd. www.ppaustin.org.
HEALTH CARE REFORM: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS Local and national experts tackle the issue. Noon-1:30pm. Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 448-8796. Free. www.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky/welcome.htm.
TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR LIFE BENEFIT DINNER with Planned Parenthood official-turned-pro-lifer Abby Johnson. 6-9pm. Hilton Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 477-1244. $65 ($75 at door). www.texasallianceforlife.org.
IRAN SUMMIT Experts discuss Iran's role in Middle East politics. 7-8:30pm. Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart, 735-8012. www.shalomaustin.org/jcrc.
CAP METRO MEETINGS Ponder the proposed rate hike in person (6-8pm; Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove) or during the online meeting (noon-1pm, www.capmetro.org).
TRAVIS COUNTY DEMS FUNDRAISER Help blue dot voters put Bill White in office. 5pm. Hotel Saint Cecilia, 112 Academy Dr., 477-7500. $100. RSVP: www.traviscountydemocrats.org.
DISTRICT 47 DEBATE State representative candidates duke it out with incumbent Valinda Bolton. Noon-1pm. 91.7FM, KOOP Radio. www.koop.org.
CAP METRO ONLINE MEETING (See Wednesday.) 6-7pm.
HOW TO BE A GREAT PRESIDENT IN SIX EASY STEPS A presentation from H.W. Brands. 5:30pm. Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River. www.utexas.edu/lbj.
ONE REASON WHY Buy art and support Fair Trade at this Ten Thousand Villages fundraiser. 6:30-9:30pm. Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301-A Guadalupe. $25. www.austin.tenthousandvillages.com.