Civics 101

Thursday 12

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

AUDITORIUM SHORES EAST LAWN RENAMING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Have a better name than Vic Mathias Shores? Let the city know online, by phone, or in person. Parks and Recreation Department’s Annex Office, 919 W. 28½, 512/974-9458. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

PROJECT CONNECT OPEN HOUSE Learn more about the proposed urban rail project. 5-8pm. Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez, 512/974-3840. Free. www.projectconnect.com.

Friday 13

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

FATHERLESS DAY & EQUAL PARENTING RIGHTS RALLY Rally for family law reform. 11am. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1419526184969317/.

Saturday 14

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

SFC'S WATER CONSERVATION CLASS Learn water conservation techniques that you can use in your own backyard. Sustainable Food Center, 2921-C E. 17th. $35 (scholarships available upon request). ellen@sustainablefoodcenter.org, www.sustainablefoodcenter.org.

CODENEXT/CODETALK: COMPATIBILITY Explore what's working and not working with compatibility in Austin's Land Development Code. 9am-Noon. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.. Free. www.austintexas.gov/blog/codetalks-june-explore-approaches-compatibility.

Sunday 15

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Monday 16

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Tuesday 17

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

SPECIAL EVENTS FUNDING PUBLIC MEETING Share your ideas on how to fund festivals, road races, and other events. 5-8pm. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-2220.

TAI MOSES ON 'ZOOBURBIA: MEDITATIONS ON THE WILD ANIMALS AMONG US' Former managing editor of Alternet makes a case for compassionate stewardship. 7-8:30pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. Free. www.thirdcoastactivist.org/events/tai-moses-on-zooburbia-meditations-on-the-wild-animals-among-us.

Wednesday 18

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

Thursday 19

CITYWORKS ACADEMY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Learn the nuts and bolts of local government. www.austintexas.gov/cityworksapplication.

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Pay tribute to the women who shaped Austin. www.austintexas.gov/whof.

AUDITORIUM SHORES EAST LAWN RENAMING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Have a better name than Vic Mathias Shores? Let the city know online, by phone, or in person. Parks and Recreation Department’s Annex Office, 919 W. 28½. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

STATE OF BLACK BUSINESS IN CENTRAL TEXAS Presentation of black entrepreneur study followed by Juneteenth commemoration. 10:30-11:30am. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Registration closed. www.taaacc.org/event-847875, www.taaacc.org/event-847875.

Ongoing

PARD MAIN OFFICE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation.

ZILKER PARK CLUBHOUSE CALL FOR NAMES 90-day period for public comment begins. Contact Victor Ovalle. 512/974-6745.

VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR TRAINING Would you like to register people to vote? Get trained and deputized! Email Mary Patrick to RSVP. Include "VDR Training" in the subject line. 10am. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168. Free. maptrick@gmail.com.

CALL FOR PLATELET DONORS The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week. We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266. www.inyourhands.org.

CHRONICLE WISH LIST Did you get more presents than you know what to do with? Make room by checking out our nonprofit wish list, and donating to worthy local groups. www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Guides/WishList.

CHRONICLE WISH LIST Is your New Year's resolution to be a better person? Check out our nonprofit wish list, and donate something to a worthy cause. austinchronicle.com/wishlist.

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE AT FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES NONPROFIT There is still time to sign up for affordable health insurance through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Highland Mall (6001 Airport), Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main), Cannon West Center (6800 West Gate), CommUnityCare SE Health Center (2901 Montopolis), LifeWorks (835 N. Pleasant Valley). Free. enroll@foundcom.org, www.insurecentraltexas.org.

#IAMBLACKAUSTIN The Greater Austin Black Chamber's #IAMBLACKAUSTIN campaign integrates portraits, videos, personal testimony and substantial social media to help stimulate visibility and engagement within Austin's growing community. Images from the first exhibit will remain on display from Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Tues. Feb. 3. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.iamblackaustin.org.

AUSTIN VOICES FUNDRAISER Now's the time to snag your tickets for Austin Voices for Education and Youth's annual fundraising lunch, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 17, noon-1:30pm at Dell Children's Signe Auditorium. This heralded local nonprofit combines groundbreaking programs with savvy advocacy to engage students, families and communities in building strong public schools for all kids, in Austin and beyond. www.austinvoices.org.

LOCAL ARTISTS INVITED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR TEMPO 2015 Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, seeks to commission temporary public artworks for the 2015 cycle of the TEMPO program. www.publicartist.org.

SUMMER DAYS KITTEN CRAZE $25 adoption summer special ends Labor Day. Through Sept. 7 Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop. www.austintexas.gov/event/summer-days-kitten-craze-austin-animal-center-adoption-special.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS WINTER GAMES! The 24th annual SOTX Winter Games are almost upon us and they need your help! Volunteers are needed for the bowling, volleyball, and powerlifting competitions. Assistance is also needed at Athlete Village to help with running games, arts & crafts, and snack service. Feb. 2-5 www.sotx.org.

ONGOING: AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT DIGITAL ROADWAY CONTEST Get creative for a great cause by creating short, clever messages to keep Austin drivers safe and informed. Email AustinMobility@austintexas.gov or tweet your ideas to @AustinMobility using hashtag #ontheroadATX. Through Feb. 10

FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY TAX CENTER Free tax prep for anyone earning less than $55,000/yr. Mon-Thu. 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm Community Financial Center, 2600 W. Stassney Ln; Community Financial Center, 5900 Airport Blvd.; Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.; LifeWorks East Office, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.; Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.;. Free. www.foundcom.org.

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