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Public Notice: Gone Fishing

By Nick Barbaro, October 30, 2015, News

"Public Notice" will return in full next week; meanwhile, here are a few things to look forward to this week.

There are a few events left in the city of Austin's Better Streets Week program, including breakfast and lunch talks on Friday, and continuing through Austin Bike Fest on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. It's all free, but advance registration and ticketing is required, because event seating and tour spots are limited. See the whole schedule at www.

There are a couple of CodeNEXT Com­mun­ity Walks left as well, a chance to see what planning staff are looking at as they get ready for the "CodeNEXT: SOUND CHECK" Nov. 16-21:

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6pm, in front of China Dynasty, 2110 W. Slaughter.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 9am, in front of Fair Bean Coffee, 2210 S. First.

Foundation Communities is "actively recruiting community members to join our corps of 600 volunteers at the Community Tax Centers, [helping] over 20,000 low-income households with free tax preparation services ... No experience in accounting is required." Find out more at their Kickoff Lunch, Fri., Oct. 30, noon-1pm, at the Sierra Vista Learning Center, 4320 S. Congress, or see

The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (Max's Pot) – a local nonprofit that develops innovative systems for healthy, sustainable communities – is holding several events to celebrate "40 Years of Serious Commotion" on Nov. 5-6: a cocktail party Thursday evening at Trace at the W Hotel, and a symposium, exhibit, and reception at the Center on Friday. See for info and tickets.

The city of Austin's [Re]Verse Pitch Competition launches on Tue., Nov. 3, looking for entrepreneurs who can turn raw waste materials into a viable enterprise. Come hear pitches from local businesses that have raw materials up for grabs – wicker and broken dishes from Goodwill, or spent grain from Hops & Grain Brewery, for example – and if you have a reuse idea, you could win a grant from the city to help get it off the ground. See for more info, or come to the pitch event, Tue., Nov. 3, 6-8pm, at Vuka, 411 W. Monroe.

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