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Citizens' calendar, March 3-10

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Thursday03

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.

Saturday05

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.

Sunday06

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.

Monday07

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.

Tuesday08

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.

Wednesday09

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.

Thursday10

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.

Ongoing

NATIONAL GROUNDWATER AWARENESS WEEK Check out www.ngwa.org to learn how you can protect this natural resource.

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