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Citizens' calendar, June 30-July 6


CEMETERY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING Got something to say about the operation and maintenance of Austin's municipal cemeteries? Of course you do. 6-7:30pm. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland, 974-6742. Free.

MOPAC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Learn about the new sound walls proposed along portions of MoPac. Everything from design and location to height and color will be discussed. 6-8pm. O. Henry Middle School, 2610 W. 10th, 832-7218.

PUBLIC HEARING: REDISTRICTING Find out how new boundaries under consideration for constable, justice of the peace, Travis County Com­mis­sioners Court, and voting precincts could affect you – and let county commissioners know what you think. 5pm. Precinct 1 Richard E. Scott Building, 4717 Heflin Ln. 854-9754.


RACE INCLUSION CONVERSATION Join in this public discussion of race relations in our city, led by minister Robert Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. 9-11:30am. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 926-6339. Free.


KERRVILLE'S 4TH ON THE RIVER Head down the road a bit for some patriotic fun with – wait for it – fireworks! Noon-9pm. Louise Hays Park, Thompson Drive & Highway 16. Concert, $20; all other activities, free.


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INTERFAITH ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK shares tips on how you and your religious group can get greener with a little help from the state of Texas. 7-8pm. Friends Meeting of Austin, 3701 E. MLK, 789-4652. Free.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT'S CIVIL WAR Gretchen Murphy takes a look through the Alcott lens at the changing roles of women during the Civil War. 7pm. Howson Library, 2500 Exposition, 974-8800. Free.


INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION MEETING Follow up Monday's fireworks with a little old-fashioned socialism. 7pm. Genuine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W. Anderson, 220-1576. Free.

TEXAS NORML hits the highs and lows of the latest developments in marijuana-law reform. 8pm. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. Sixth, 494-9336. Free.


CITYWORKS ACADEMY Want to know what really makes this city's clock tick? Sign up for 11 weeks of this municipal insiders boot camp. Weekly classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 13. 974-2969. Application deadline: Aug. 8.

TEXAS CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN Fill out Texas Parks & Wildlife's online survey ( and help develop a plan to encourage the preservation of Texas' natural heritage. Through July 8.

ACCESS AWARDS NOMINATIONS The Commit­tee for People With Disabilities requests nominations of businesses that strive to be accessible to everyone. Deadline: July 8.

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME Nominate your favorite kickass lady. Call City of Austin Com­mis­sion for Women, 374-9723. Deadline: July 15.

COUNTY REDISTRICTING Even if you can't attend one of the public hearings (see Thursday, 6/30), you can still weigh in. Call 854-9754, email, or check out Through July 15.

ONLINE BUDGET FORUM After you read this week's feature (see "Room for the Unexpected"), visit and tell the city how to hammer together a 2012 budget.

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NEIGHBORHOOD HABITAT CHALLENGE Get your neighborhood organized and start making your yards more hospitable to wildlife. (But watch out for "blind corners" – see "Nature Violates City Code.") Through Nov. 15. 974-4009. See details at

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