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Citizens' calendar, Oct. 14-21

Thursday14

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.

Friday15

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.

Saturday16

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.

Sunday17

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.

Monday18

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.

EARLY VOTING BEGINS See voting info and endorsements and our campaign coverage. Oct. 18-29. austinchronicle.com/elections.

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.

Tuesday19

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.

Wednesday20

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.

Thursday21

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.

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