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Citizens' calendar for June 23-30


BIKE! BIKE! Four days of schmoozing and shoptalk with bike-oriented nonprofits and organizations – just a hop, skip, and a wheelie away in San Marcos. Thu.-Sun., June 23-26. San Marcos Community Bike Project, 155 S. LBJ Dr., San Marcos, 512/665-2145. $25-45.

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DIANE WILSON The Gulf Coast native reveals all in her new Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, the follow-up to her An Unreasonable Woman. 7pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar.


DELIBERATE AND UNAFRAID: BLACK LITERARY VOICES Sister Souljhah and Jawanza Kunjufu headline the fifth annual Austin African Ameri­can Book Festival. Fri.-Sat., June 24-25. Carver Museum and Center, 1165 Angelina, 974-1010. Free.

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF YOUR BOTTOM LINE A health care summit for small businesses, hosted by the Greater Austin Hispanic Cham­ber of Commerce. 8am-4pm. Marriott Austin North, 2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM How does the criminal justice system deal with a wide variety of offenders, including people with mental illness? Find out in this talk from District Judge Karen Sage. 11:30am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. 452-6168. Free.


AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION RALLY Join the fight to help Cap Metro workers keep the wages, benefits, and retirement packages they've been promised. 2:30-3pm. Capital Metro HQ, 2910 E. Fifth.

CITIZENS BOND COMMITTEE wants your feedback on potential Travis County projects to be included in a November 2011 bond election. 7pm. Wells Branch Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr. Submit comments at 854-4899 or [email protected].

PUBLIC HEARING: REDISTRICTING Travis County commissioners discuss adoption of new boundaries for constable, justice of the peace, and Com­mis­sioners Court precincts; new voting precincts are also under consideration. 5-8pm. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Courtroom, 4011 McKinney Falls Pkwy., 854-9754.


CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM PANEL Learn about sustainable business models from folks at Toms Shoes, Greenling, and Give Realty; hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin. Register online. 6-8pm. Mitte Carriage House, 1008 West Ave. Donations appreciated.

CUBA, HUMAN RIGHTS, & THE INFORMATIONAL EMBARGO takes a look at the effects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Donations benefit Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, which works with workers in Mexican maquiladoras. 7-9:30pm. Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E. MLK, 474-2399.

PUBLIC HEARING: REDISTRICTING (See Tuesday.) 5-8pm. Lake Travis ISD Educational Development Center, 607 RR 620 N., 854-9754.


FRAMEWORKS EAST Help Eastside artists get city code enforcers off their backs before the next East Austin Studio Tour. This fundraising shindig will help establish a microlending program for their much-needed studio-improvement projects. 7:30-11pm. ND at 501 Studios, 501 N. I-35. $20.

PUBLIC HEARING: REDISTRICTING (See Tuesday.) 5-8pm. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Office, 10409 Burnet Rd., 854-9754.

WORKER-OWNED BUSINESS WORKSHOP There's more than one way to sell a cat – learn better ways to do business from the Third Coast Workers for Cooperation. 6-8pm. 5604 Manor Rd., 394-8648. Free.


PUBLIC HEARING: REDISTRICTING (See Tuesday.) 5-8pm. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Office, Richard E. Scott Building, 4717 Heflin Ln., 854-9754.

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