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Citizens' calendar, Aug. 4-11


BARTON SPRINGS POOL CLEANING Jump in for a two-hour shift and keep cool while you work. 10am. Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 867-3080.

IRREGULARITIES IN CHILD PROTECTIVE SER­VICES Find out why certain groups are over- or underrepresented, what that means for our state, and what can be done about it. 6:30-8pm. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 293-6273. Free.

THEOLOGY ON TAP The real world meets real faith at this informal meetup. 6:30pm. B.D. Riley's Irish Pub, 204 E. Sixth, 494-1335. Free.


ACTION FOR ANIMALS The circus is coming to town, and Action for Animals wants folks to know that it's not all fun and games under the big top. The group will screen a documentary by Animal Defenders International. 7pm; screening at dusk. Counter Culture, 120 E. North Loop.!/event.php?eid=150521291688657.


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RICK PERRY: BAD FOR TEXAS, WORSE FOR OUR NATION Join the march and let the rest of Texas know what people back home really think of him. The march starts at the Victory Grill at 10:30am and continues to the Capitol for a noon rally. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 477-7500.


ETHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN Marianne DeLeon discusses the upcoming Austin AIDS Walk. 10:30am. 5555 N. Lamar Ste. L-137.


CITYWORKS ACADEMY Want to know what really makes the city's clock tick? Today's the last day to sign up for this 11-week municipal insiders' boot camp, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13. 974-2969.


HOW GREEN IS MY BUILDING The only planned Texas screening of award-winning film The Greenest Building takes place tonight (Correction: the screening occurs Sept. 7), followed by a panel discussion led by the filmmaker, Jane Turville, that addresses how historic preservation and sustainability can be applied to Austin's development plans. 6:30pm. Paramount Theatre. $15, general admission; $5, student admission.

SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC FOR STRAY CATS Do your neighborhood a favor and get the strays around your house vaccinated, sterilized, treated for fleas, and dewormed. Visit for details. Every Wednesday and Thursday; reservations necessary. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson, 646-7387. Free.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION MEETING This group has its thumb in several social justice pies. Most Wednesdays, 7pm. Genu­ine Joe Coffeehouse, 2001 W. Anderson, 220-1576. [email protected],


A STREETCAR NAMED KINKISHARYO Streetcar maker Kinkisharyo brings its latest vehicle to Austin for public viewing. 7am-7pm. Fourth Street at Brush Square Park.


ONLINE BUDGET FORUM Tell the city how to ham­mer out a 2012 budget at

CAP METRO BUDGET ON THE GO Capital Metro's budget process is under way, and the agency is soliciting public input. Have any suggestions? See or for details.

SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM REBATE BONUS To access Austin Energy's new (temporary) rebate increase, call for an estimate: 482-5346.

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