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Citizens' calendar, Dec. 2-8

Thursday02

A CONVERSATION WITH STATE REP. DAN BRANCH The Texas Tribune hosts a talk with this Dallas Republican. 7:30-9am. The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth. RSVP to rsvp@texastribune.org.

LCRA PUBLIC MEETING Help avoid a tragedy of the commons in the Highland Lakes; discuss efforts encouraging area residents to apply for domestic-use contracts for pumping lake water. 5:30-7:30pm. LCRA Red Bud Center, 3701 S. Lake Austin Blvd. www.lcra.org/water/domestic.

MOPAC OPEN HOUSE Share ideas for much-needed improvements to mobility along the MoPac corridor between Cesar Chavez Street and Parmer. 6-8pm. Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr.

Friday03

A NIGHT FOR UGANDA SILENT AUCTION Help raise money for Zao Ministries' children's home in Uganda; music from Atash. 7-11pm. Space12, 3121 E. 12th, 524-7128. $15 ($10, students). www.zaoministries.com.

BHOPAL DIE-IN marks the 26th anniversary of the tragic Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India, that killed 8,000 people. 11am-2pm. West Mall, UT campus.

CENTER FOR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL BUILD­ING SYSTEMS POTLUCK A holiday celebration (bring a dish or beverage to share) and food drive (nonperishables, please) with music from Seu Jacinto. CMPBS, 8604 FM 969, 928-4786. $5 suggested donation. www.cmpbs.org.

RALLY TO BAN CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS 3:30pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress. www.thehittingstopshere.com.

Saturday04

DEWITTY/OVERTON FREEDOM FUND BANQUET honors this year's Austin NAACP award recipients. 6:30pm. Sheraton Hotel, 701 E. 11th, 476-6230. www.naacpaustin.org.

URBAN FARM BICYCLE TOUR Take rider-friendly routes to farms and community gardens and enjoy samples, tours, and kids' activities. Starting points: • Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar • Sunset Valley Farmers Market, 3200 Jones • Austin Farmers' Market, Fourth & Guadalupe • Triangle Farmers Market, 46th & Lamar Proceeds benefit Urban Roots. 9am. $25 ($40/family). Tickets: www.urbanfarmbicycletour.com.

Sunday05

AUSTIN INDYMEDIA PUBLIC MEETING for anyone interested in grassroots media-making. 2:30pm. 5604 Manor Rd., 391-2305. www.austin.indymedia.org.

COMMUNITY & RESISTANCE TOUR shows you how to get started fighting for justice on any front. 7pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop. Free. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.

DAVID TODD discusses The Texas Legacy Proj­ect: Stories of Courage and Conservation, a collection of interviews with Texans who represent a variety of causes, communities, and walks of life – from a West Texas grocer fighting nuclear waste to an Austin lobbyist pressing for green energy. 3pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050. www.texaslegacy.org.

Tuesday07

MEET-AND-GREET: POLICE MONITOR FINAL­ISTS (See "Naked City.")
3 and 6pm. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave.

Wednesday08

CLEAN TECH LEGISLATIVE MINI-SUMMIT 1-5:15pm. Texas Capitol Auditorium, 1100 Congress. Free. RSVP: www.cleantx.org.

PEOPLETALK SPEAKER SERIES Burlington Associates' Rick Jacobus on "Development With­out Displacement: Who Benefits When Neighbor­hoods Change?" 11:30am. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar. $20 includes lunch ($15, advance). www.peoplefund.org.

POOL REDESIGN MEETINGS Learn about pool and landscape work at West Enfield Pool (6-7:30pm) and the proposed reconstruction of Deep Eddy's pool and grounds (7:30-9pm). [Update: The Deep Eddy meeting has been postponed; the new date has yet to be announced.] PARD Aquatics Office, 401 Deep Eddy Ave., 974-9331. E-mail westenfieldpool@ci.austin.tx.us or deepeddypooldesign@ci.austin.tx.us.

Ongoing

AUSTIN ENERGY LOANS/REBATES Limited-time offer: zero-interest loans and rebates for home energy efficiency improvements. Deadline: Dec. 20. www.austinenergy.com.

LIFEWORKS: PROJECT HOLIDAY HELP Help make sure a family in need receives gifts for the holidays. You'll get a wish list, spend $75-150 per person, and deliver gifts to LifeWorks by Dec. 12. 735-2475. www.lifeworksaustin.org.

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