Civics 101

Tuesday 21

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

BEHAVIORS AND COMMUNICATION Alzheimer’s (or related dementia) caregivers are invited to this educational series. Email registration required. 2-4pm. Alzheimer’s Texas, 3520 Executive Center Dr. #140. Free. vcardenas@txalz.org, www.txalz.org.

Wednesday 22

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

Thursday 23

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

Friday 24

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

Saturday 25

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

SIDE HUSTLE SATURDAY Local business experts offer advice on finding a side hustle and transitioning to a full-time entrepreneurship. Sat., Nov. 25, noon-3pm. Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, 912 E. 11th. Free.

Sunday 26

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

Monday 27

CITY OF AUSTIN SEEKS ARTIST FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL PRE-QUALIFIED PUBLIC ARTIST POOLS Art in Public Places is looking for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects. See website for more info and meeting dates. Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27; 5pm. www.austincreates.com.

Tuesday 28

GIVING TUESDAY WITH I LIVE HERE I GIVE HERE A special pop-up event for local nonprofits in honor of Giving Tuesday. Orgs include Austin Pets Alive!, We Are Blood, Austin Diaper Bank, Big Medium, Minis & Friends, and more. Expect art activities, a mobile blood bank – yes, you can donate!, a diaper donation box, mini horses and a whole lot more. 2-5pm. Livestrong Headquarters, 2201 E. Sixth. www.ilivehereigivehere.org.

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING An educational series for Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers. Registration required. 2-4pm. Alzheimer’s Texas, 3520 Executive Center Dr. #140. Free. vcardenas@txalz.org, www.txalz.org.

BOND TASK FORCE SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT Share what infrastructure needs you think are most pressing. These meetings will inform the $640 million bond package going to voters in 2018. 6:30-8:30pm. University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551. www.austintexas.gov.

TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TOWN HALL TCSO discusses crime stats, Wells Branch and Pflugerville Crime Initiative, and more. Open to all residents to come and share feedback. Guests include Sheriff Sally Hernandez, County Commissioners Jeff Travillion and Brigid Shea, and others. 7-8:30pm. Wells Branch MUD, 2801 Sauls Dr.. www.tcsheriff.org.

Ongoing

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MARKETPLACE INSURANCE (OBAMACARE) Foundation Communities can help you navigate the ACA health insurance marketplace to find the plan that works best for you. Hours vary by day and location; see website for details. Through Dec. 15. Locations vary, see website. Free. www.foundcom.org/health-programs/health-insurance-enrollment.

BE A GIVER, RAISE A TITO’S Text “TITOSHOLIDAY” to 81181, select the charity of your choice – such as ASPCA and Operation Homefront, and Tito’s will donate $1 for every text received (up to $150,000). No vodka necessary. Now through Jan. 3 81181. www.titosvodka.com.

CITY OF AUSTIN ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY FOR COLONY PARK DISTRICT PARK Professional visual artists are invited to apply to create a permanent public artwork for Colony Park. Deadline Jan. 4 www.austincreates.com.

PROPOSED CEMETERY RULES OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENT The final draft of Austin's proposed new cemetery rules has been posted on the City Clerk's website for public feedback. Email comments to D’Anne Williams. Open through Fri., Jan. 12. Danne.Williams@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 25TH ANNUAL SOTX WINTER GAMES This year's Special Olympics Texas is Feb. 2-4, and they need your help to make it great. Volunteers needed to assist with various duties at all competition events, the Athlete Village, and medics (physicians, nurses, and EMTs needed). Sign up online; email with questions. volunteer@sotx.org, www.sotx.org.

FREE TAX PREP FOR LOW-INCOME AUSTIN FAMILIES Foundation Communities offer tax prep and filing assistance for low- and moderate-income residents (households making up to $55,000). Available at six locations with varying day, evening, and weekend hours – see website for specifics. www.foundcom.org/financial-stability/austin-tax-preparation. Free.

CITY COUNCIL CALLS FOR MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS Council is accepting applications from qualified folks to serve on the five-member Municipal Civil Service Commission. Two three-year terms are currently open. Apply online or email Boards and Commissions Coordinator Deena Estrada. Deadline: Fri., March 2, 5pm deena.estrada@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

VOLUNTEER FOR IT'S MY PARK DAY Thousands of Austinites unite to improve and transform city parks, trails, and greenbelts. Register for a project now! Volunteer for Sat., March 3 Various Locations. www.austinparks.org.

AUSTIN ART IN PUBLIC PLACES SEEKS MURALIST AIPP is expanding its annual temporary public art program (aka TEMPO). Seven to 10 artists will be commissioned to create temporary murals across town. Budget: $2,000 and $7,000, depending on the size and complexity. Deadline: Thu., April 26. www.austincreates.com.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS Swim lessons provided by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department's Aquatic Division. Online. $57-$66. www.austintexas.gov.

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