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Citizens' calendar, Nov. 18-23

For more details and events, see Community Listings.


BARTHOLOMEW POOL REDESIGN MEETING 6-8pm. Dottie Jordan Rec Center, 2803 Loyola.

DYNAMICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Learn how homelessness and violence are linked. 3-5pm. SafePlace, 2001 Chicon.

EASTSIDE REC CENTERS FORUM Discuss community issues with folks from the Parks and Rec Department. 6:30pm. A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E. Third.

NATIONAL HARM REDUCTION CONFERENCE The Wire's Sonja Sohn joins others in addressing the public health and social justice needs of drug users. Thu.-Sun., Nov. 18-21. Renaissance Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.


AFGHAN WOMEN'S PROJECT Photographer Peggy Kelsey shares stories and images of women in Afghanistan. 7pm. Ventana del Soul, 1834 E. Oltorf, 707-7447. $5 suggested donation.

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS Dinner and discussion to cap off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. 4-7pm. Life­works, 408 W. 23rd. RSVP:


EVERY WALL WILL FALL SHOW Bands and activists speak out for peace between Israel and Palestine. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free.

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE honors those lost to hate crime. 6:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second.

UT VS. A&M MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE pits UT blood donors against A&M to see who bleeds with the most school spirit. One lucky donor gets tickets to the big game. Sat.-Wed., Nov. 20-24. Call for locations/appointment: 206-1266.

WOMEN & FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL Shop and learn. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 20-21, 10am-6pm. The Old School, 1604 E. 11th, 474-2399.


SIERRA CLUB ROLL BEYOND COAL RALLY Bike ride, costume contest, and more. 11am-2pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress, 305-8400. Free.

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION Bring a dish for the potluck (5:30pm) following the worship service; Austin Area Interreligious Ministries hosts. 3:30-6:30pm. University Baptist Church, 2130 Guadalupe.


CENTRAL LIBRARY PRESENTATION Learn about plans for the new Central Library as the architects present them to the Library Commission. 7pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 974-7400.


H-E-B FEAST OF SHARING provides free Thanks­giv­ing meals for all. 4-8pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

POLITICS & MUSIC An evening with political folk musician David Rovics. 8:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books. $10 ($5, students/unemployed).


AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN The city is still gathering input on the Imagine Austin plan, both through an online survey and Community Con­ver­sa­tion kits that help you host your own comp plan meeting. Details at

AUSTIN ENERGY LOANS/REBATES For a limited time, AE is providing zero-interest loans and rebates that can be used along with federal tax credits and Texas Gas Service rebates to fund home energy efficiency improvements. Deadline: Dec. 20.

GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES Money is available for organizations to increase the accessibility of digital technologies; apply at (The city also needs volunteers for the board that reviews the grant applications; apply online.) Deadline: Dec. 2.

MCBETH RECREATION CENTER SURVEY How can this rec center near Zilker Park improve its services for people with disabilities? Deadline: Dec. 3.

NAME THAT BUILDING The city wants your help naming a new building for youth programs in East Austin's Rosewood Park. Parks and Rec­reation Main Office, 200 S. Lamar, 974-6716. Deadline: Dec. 15.

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