Citizens' calendar, March 3-10
INNOCENT AND EXECUTED Texas Observer Executive Editor Dave Mann on the Texas death penalty. 7-9pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.texasobserver.org/contrarian.
PARKS AND REC COMMUNITY MEETING Help improve city parks. 6:30pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland; Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury; Montopolis Rec Center, 1200 Montopolis. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
APPLIED SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGIES Learn about bioremediation, biodiesel, and other bio-prefixed practices. (Demos, 1-3pm; open exploration of the 100-acre grounds afterward.) 1-7pm. The Hundred Acre Wood, 21707 Hog Eye, Manor, 973/896-9140. $20 suggested donation. www.the-shire.org.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL RIDE The Yellow Bike Project leads a group ride to drop off your hard-to-recycle recyclables (old paint buckets and the like). 10:15am. Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 727-8363. www.austinyellowbike.org.
PARKS AND REC (See Thursday, 3/03.) 11am. Turner-Roberts Rec Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
TRIO OF STARS WOMEN'S BRUNCH gives some lady luminaries the recognition they deserve for pushing the Democratic agenda in Texas. Buy tickets online. 11am-1pm. St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 610-3500. $65-95. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.
ETHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN invites Rep. Donna Howard to dish about the 82nd Texas Legislature. 10:30am. 5555 N. Lamar Ste. L-137. Free. www.esoa.org.
MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK CELEBRATION honors the Center for Public Policy Priorities' work interpreting and critiquing Texas legislation. 6:30-9pm. Connally Ballroom, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto, 472-1100. $60. www.lwvtexas.org.
LOBBY DAY WITH EQUALITY TEXAS A full day of coordinated advocacy for justice and equality for all. 7:30am. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, 478-5684. (Pre-registration required.) Free. www.eqtxlobbyday.com.
SIERRA CLUB GOES BEYOND COAL Discuss the future of Austin's energy sources (nuclear? coal? wind? solar?) with the experts. 7pm. Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, 680-5998. Free. www.texas.sierraclub.org/austin.
PARKS AND REC (See Thursday, 3/03.) 6:30pm. Gus Garcia Rec Center, 1201 E. Rundberg; Cantu-Pan American Rec Center, 2100 E. Third; Alamo Rec Center, 2100 Alamo St. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD LOBBY DAY If there's a time to stand up for Planned Parenthood, this is it. 10:30am-4pm. Texas Capitol. 275-0171 x116. Sign up online: www.ppaction.org.
LONE STAR MENSA MEETING The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on the future of transportation in Austin. 7pm. North Village Library, 2505 Steck, 291-0315. Free. www.lsm.us.mensa.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING PUBLIC MEETING The city needs feedback on funding priorities for housing, community and economic development, and public services. 6pm. Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis, 974-3100. www.cityofaustin.org/housing.
PARKS & REC (See Thursday, 3/03.) 10:15am: Conley-Guerrero Center, 808 Nile. 6:30pm: Givens Rec Center, 3811 E. 12th; South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland; Camacho Activity Center, 34 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN See what the city has in store for infrastructure improvements, open space, and land use. Call to RSVP. 6-8:30pm. Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker, 974-2716. www.eastriversidecorridor.com.
PARKS & REC COMMUNITY MEETING (See Thursday, 3/03.) 6:30pm. Dottie Jordan Rec Center, 2803 Loyola; Parque Zaragoza Rec Center, 2608 Gonzales. www.cityofaustin.org/parks/communityengagement.htm.
NATIONAL GROUNDWATER AWARENESS WEEK Check out www.ngwa.org to learn how you can protect this natural resource.