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Citizens' calendar, March 10-16


EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN See what the city has in store for infrastructure improvements, open space, and land use along this corridor. Call to RSVP. 6-8:30pm. Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Ln., 974-2716.

PARKS & REC COMMUNITY MEETINGS These two meetings are the last of a series of 23 events to gather input on improving city parks and recreation centers. 6:30pm. Dottie Jordan Rec Center, 2803 Loyola; Parque Zaragoza Rec Center, 2608 Gonzales.


KIDS COUNT BREAKFAST Learn how kids are faring in Travis County and around the state. 8-10am. Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto. Register at 320-0222 x105.


BIKES ACROSS BORDERS BENEFIT Music from all over the world helps get bicycles to people regardless of nationality. 7pm-1am. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth. Donations appreciated.

RALLY TO SAVE TEXAS SCHOOLS Let legislators know that public schools are a high priority for Texans. Pre-rally: 11am, 12th and Trinity. Rally: noon-2pm, Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress.

FOSTER PET WORKSHOP Learn how to keep animals safe and happy until adoption. 10am-noon. Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 972-6071. [email protected].


GREEN PARTY MEET-UP Discuss the upcoming City Council elections. 6pm. Dominican Joe, 515 S. Congress #108, 448-3919.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM House the Homeless founder Richard Troxell discusses his book, Looking Up at the Bottom Line. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free.


ANTI-DEATH-PENALTY ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK Learn what it takes to be an activist. Go to workshops, write press releases, speak in public, and meet former prisoners who have spent time on death row, as well as family members of murder victims and many others. Register online. Mon.-Fri., March 14-18. UT campus. Free.


RALLY DAY: ALLIANCE FOR A CLEAN TEXAS Join environmentalists from across the state to meet with legislators and promote clean energy, clean air, and green jobs. Sign up at ACT's website. 8am-4pm. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress.


DAY OF INNOCENCE Raise your voice with anti-death-penalty organizations by attending a training session (10am) before spending the afternoon visiting legislative offices and attending committee hearings. When 5:30pm rolls around, take it to the Capitol steps for a rally featuring death row exonerees. Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress, 552-4743.


EL TANQUE Y EL AGUA This documentary photo and video exhibit depicts the struggle for water collection in a Nicaraguan refugee village. Through April 30. Terrazas Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 974-3625. Free.

FREE TAX SERVICES Eight area Community Tax Centers are providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households. See for participating locations, hours, and details on income qualifications, or call 211.

KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL CLEAN SWEEP Register now, and join one of the many April 9 cleanups going on around the city. Your reward is an afterparty with live music, T-shirts, and lunch. Sign up by March 25. 391-0617 x905.

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