Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Thursday29

CHARTER REVISION COMMIT­TEE The newly appointed group convenes in South Austin to discuss pros and cons of single-member districts. 6:30pm. Pleasant Hills Library, 211 E. William Cannon.

Saturday1

FIRE VICTIMS BENEFIT for Travis County Sheriff's Office employees who lost their homes during recent wildfires. 5pm. Baby Acapulco's, 9505 Stonelake Blvd.

AIRPORT BOULEVARD CORRI­DOR If this is your regular stomping ground, here's your chance to get in on the ground floor to determine its future. 10am-noon. Carver Center, 1165 Angelina. Free. www.airportboulevard.com.

IMAGINING AUSTIN The Imagine Austin Release Party unveils a community-driven vision for how the city wants to grow. 10am-2pm. Carver Center, 1165 Angelina. Free. www.imagineaustin.net/party.

Monday3

AIRPORT boulevard MASTER PLAN Learn about the "development and investment" potential of this well-traveled corridor slated for an urban makeover. 5-7pm, Our Lady's Maronite Catholic Church, 1320 E. 51st. Free. www.airportboulevard.com.

RATE INCREASE HEARING Tell the Electric Utility Commission what you think about Austin Ener­gy's proposed rate increase, or send comments to ratereview@austinenergy.com. 6pm. Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd.

Tuesday4

AUSTIN'S WATER FUTURE Aus­tin Water Director Greg Mes­zaros discusses water policies and Water Treatment Plant No. 4. 7-8pm. Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr. Questions? Email ien.outreach@gmail.com. www.interfaithenvironment.org.

SXSW ECO CONFERENCE This inaugural confab on environmental sustainability is a three-day event featuring panelists working toward a greener planet. Downtown Hilton, 500 E. Fourth. Registration required. www.sxsweco.com.

Thursday6

RALLY FOR WOMEN Austin's Radical Action for Gender Equal­ity invites all to fight back against the war on women and Planned Parenthood. 7-9pm. 5604 Manor Rd.

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Civics 101, Charter Revision Committee, Airport Boulevard, Imagine Austin, Travis County Sheriff's Office, Austin Energy, SXSW Eco, Austin Water, Planned Parenthood

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