Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 27-Nov. 4


EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR See the city's master plan for transforming Riverside from I-35 eastward. 5-8pm. Travis High School cafeteria. Learn more at


AFFORDABLE HOUSING FORUM Speakers include reps from East Austin Conservancy, Hab­itat for Humanity, and Meals on Wheels and More. 9-10:30am. 1000 E. 11th, fourth floor. RSVP to 974-3196 or


DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY Unload your old prescription drugs the safe way – take them to one of several drop-off sites, including Cornerstone Church (1101 Rein­li) and Barton Creek Square mall.

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION Stand up for trees and honor Austin's 2011 Tree of the Year, as well as other winning community trees. 9am-1pm. Zilker Park.

FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL The city dedicates a memorial honoring Austin's first African-Ameri­can firefighters. 10am-1pm. Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina.

NEW JOB SEARCH CENTER Join the Austin Public Library for the opening of a new center to provide computer access and training to job seekers. 10am. Carver Library, 1161 Angelina.


THE WAR NEXT DOOR NPR's John Burnett talks about covering Mexico's drug war. 11:45am. First Unitarian Univer­sal­ist Church, 4700 Grover.


CLIMATE CHANGE SYMPOS­IUM Join the Interfaith Environmental Network of Austin for a talk on energy and climate change. 7-8pm. Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones.


LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY in the Nov. 8 election on county bond proposals and state constitutional amendments. See for voting info and Chronicle endorsements here.


WEATHERIZE YOUR HOME Austin Energy is offering residents a $200 bonus rebate through Dec. 31 for energy-saving home improvements. See for participating companies that provide home energy assessments.

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