Civics 101

This week's opportunities for public engagement

Thursday01

CHARTER REVISION COM­MIT­TEE is gaining steam as more people chime in on geographic representation (single-member district) scenarios for City Coun­cil. What do you think? 6pm, Carver Library, 1161 Angelina. www.austintexas.gov/charter. www.ancweb.org.

WORLD AIDS DAY Texas Free­dom Network Student Chapter hosts events at UT, including free HIV testing. 9:30am-4:30pm. West Mall, UT campus.

Friday02

MASS DIE-IN to recall the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal, India, disaster and call on the London Olympics to drop its Dow Chem­ical sponsorship. 11am-2pm. West Mall, UT campus.

Saturday03

OCCUPY AUSTIN Student bank action rally at the Texas Capitol; march to the Drag. 11am, Texas Capitol.

ART FROM THE STREETS The annual offering of art from homeless artists, with proceeds benefiting the artists. Buy generously! 11am-4pm, Trinity Cen­ter, 304 E. Seventh. Also Sunday, Dec. 4.

Monday05

LIVEABLE CITY HOLIDAY BASH Join Austin's partying policy wonks for seasonal schmoozing. 5:30-7:30pm. Málaga Tapas & Bar, 440 W. Second.

Austin Neighborhoods Coun­­­cil Holiday Party 6:30-9pm. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.

Tuesday06

PEOPLE AGAINST VIOLENT CRIME joins the Travis County Sher­iff's Office in presenting the annual Tree of Angels to recall those affected by violent crime. 6:30pm. Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe. www.treeofangels.net.

HIGH-CAPACITY TRANSIT Area transportation agencies are taking Project Connect to the community to gather feedback on implementing high-capacity transit components. Learn more; ask questions. 5-8pm. Bowie High School, 4103 W. Slaughter. www.connectcentraltexas.com.

Wednesday07

'IT ALL STARTS IN AUSTIN'S PARKS!' The Austin Parks and Recreation Department's kickoff to celebrate all things "park." 6:30pm. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr.

Thursday08

HIGH-CAPACITY TRANSIT See Tuesday's listing. 5-8pm, Ander­son High School, 8403 Mesa.

Ongoing

IMAGINE AUSTIN INPUT EX­TEND­ED Public input for the draft version of the city's Com­prehensive Plan is extended until Dec. 15. You can review the document, comment on the plan, or take a priorities survey online at www.imagineaustin.net.

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