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Citizens' calendar, April 21-28

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BLACK AUSTIN DEMOCRATS MONTHLY MEETING 6-7pm. 11th Street Station Restaurant, 1050 E. 11th.

MAYOR'S BALCONY SOCIAL Enjoy a "tree proclamation" from City Council members, and meet TreeFolks' new executive director, April Thomas Rose. 5:15pm. City Hall, 301 S. Congress, 443-5323.

INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYS­TEMS Thu.-Fri., April 21-22. AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 471-3998. $25-200.


'DARE TO GO' ZERO RED CARPET PREMIERE for the new show following four local families' efforts to out-recycle one another. 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second.

HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY Earth Day Con­cert features a presentation on "our environmental destiny" from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and music from Bruce Hornsby. 6:30pm. ACL Live Studios, 310 W. Second. Buy tickets ($35-500) at

WEAR RED FOR PUBLIC ED Bring a sign and line up along Congress Avenue to show your support for Texas schools – and don't forget to wear red. 11am-12:30pm. Meet at Sixth & Congress to be assigned to a block between First and 10th.

HOT SCIENCE COOL TALKS UT professor Camille Parmesan explains how rapid climate change affects wildlife. 5:45pm (lecture begins at 7pm). Welch Hall, Rm. 2.224, UT campus. Free.

VISIONS OF ABOLITION Watch and discuss Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life, a documentary on the prison industrial complex. 7pm. Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A S. First, 416-8885.


FUNKY CHICKEN COOP TOUR spreads the word about urban chicken coops, with raffle prizes for the luckiest participants and awards for the funkiest coops in town. See a tour map at 10am-4pm. 487-7737. Free.

ONE GREEN STEP Learn how you can join the effort to make Austin a zero-waste city. 2-4pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. Free.


PUBLIC FORUM: PRIVATE BOARDING HOMES Help the city develop standards for the operation of private boarding homes in Austin. 7-8pm. Man­chaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd., 972-6115. [email protected].


EYEWITNESS TO THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review, discusses the revolutions taking place in the Middle East and Africa and their effect on world politics. 7pm. UTC Building, Rm. 1.144, UT Campus. Free.

POLITICAL TIES FÊTE AND AUCTION Political memorabilia is on the auction block to raise money for the French Legation Museum's preservation campaign. 5-8pm. French Legation, 802 San Marcos St., 472-8180. $25 (reservations required).

REDISTRICTING TOWN HALL The Austin League of Women Voters gathers experts to explain the redistricting process and its state and national implications. 7-8:30pm. First United Methodist, 1300 Lavaca. Free.

TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE AMER­ICAN CIVIL WAR explores Austin's role in the Civil War, with a special presentation on Buf­falo Soldiers. 6-8pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe. Free. Reserve a spot: 463-5833.


FOOD STAMPED The Texas Food Policy Round­table hosts a screening of this documentary about one couple's attempts to follow a healthy diet while on food stamps; a roundtable discussion follows. 6pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity, 473-2288. Free.


CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUMS See what the candidates have to say about issues you care about at one of this week's public forums; see "Forum or Against 'Em." See for ongoing election coverage.

MEETING IN A BOX Host a meeting to help gather input on the city's needs in housing, community and economic development, and public services. Email for details: [email protected]. Through April.

ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER DISCOUNTS Want to be one of 200 lucky people to get a discount on an electric mower from the Clean Air Force of Central Texas? Check out the mowers at CAFCT's website, then call 225-7780 or email [email protected].

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