Civics 101

Thursday 8

TRIBTALK WITH MAYOR STEVE ADLER Texas Tribune talks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler. 7:30-9am. Texas Tribune Events Center, 919 Congress, sixth floor. Free. www.texastribune.org.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

BIG DATA & COMMUNITY POLICING WORKSHOP Training includes breakout sessions, tangible resources to take home, and a networking mixer prior to the event. 10am-3pm. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. Free. www.measureaustin.org.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 11am-8pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

NORTH LAMAR & GUADALUPE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE An open house for residents to learn about the Corridor Mobility Plan for the North Lamar Blvd. and Guadalupe St. corridors. 5-8pm. McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/corridor-improvement-programs.

COMMUNITY MEETING ON VETERANS PARK PARD hosts a second community meeting to review concepts for Veterans Park. 6-8pm. American Legion Travis Post 76, 404 Atlanta St., 512/767-0788. Free. Rey.Hernandez@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

Friday 9

ATX DETOUR DAY For the first day of SXSW, the Transportation Department encourages residents to telework, carpool, or commute to work during off-hours on one Austin's busiest traffic days of the year. www.austintexas.gov/department/transportation.

SIXTH ANNUAL WALK AGAINST HATE Join Metz students and staff as they march through campus to support diversity, peace, tolerance, love, and acceptance. 8:15am. Metz Elementary, 84 Robert T. Martinez, Jr., 512/414-0740. Free. www.austinisd.org/schools/metz.

BOND ELECTION ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING See agenda for details. 9:30am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

AAA TEXAS DWI MARCH FOR CHANGE Folks from AAA Texas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving host a silent, 30-minute march to honor lives lost to impaired driving. 10-11am. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. Free. www.tspb.state.tx.us.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 1-5pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

AUSTIN WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME INDUCTION The Austin Commission for Women honors the 2018 inductees into the Austin Women's Hall of Fame. 5-7pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov/commissionforwomen.

Saturday 10

SAFE BABY ACADEMY For expectant families, parents, and caregivers of kids under 12 months. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline. 9am. Seton Northwest Hospital, 11113 Research, 512/972-7233. Free. EMSPubEd@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/department/ems.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 9am-5pm. People’s Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 9am-5pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

Monday 12

AUSTIN ISD SEEKING SUBMISSIONS TO RENAME FIVE FACILITIES The community is invited to submit new name nominations for five facilities currently named after historical Confederate figures. Submit online, in-person, or via snail mail – now through Fri., March 16 at 5pm. Submissions due March 16; 5pm Community Engagement Office, Facility Naming Team, 1111 W. Sixth, A-230. www.austinisd.org/naming.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY CAR SEAT CHECK Learn how to properly install child car seats. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline. 9am. CommUnityCare, 211 Comal. Free. EMSPubEd@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/department/ems.

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ARTS FUNDING PROGRAMS A workshop covering the Cultural Heritage Festivals Funding Program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet. 11am. Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1010. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 11am-8pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 4-8pm. People’s Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

Tuesday 13

AUSTIN ISD SEEKING SUBMISSIONS TO RENAME FIVE FACILITIES The community is invited to submit new name nominations for five facilities currently named after historical Confederate figures. Submit online, in-person, or via snail mail – now through Fri., March 16 at 5pm. Submissions due March 16; 5pm Community Engagement Office, Facility Naming Team, 1111 W. Sixth, A-230. www.austinisd.org/naming.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 11am-8pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 4-8pm. People’s Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION MEETING Have a loved one in jail? TIFA can help by offering strength to families through support, education, and advocacy. Tue., April 10, 7-8:30pm AGE of Central Texas, 3710 Cedar #2, 512/451-4611. Free. tifa@tifa.org, www.tifa.org.

Wednesday 14

AUSTIN ISD SEEKING SUBMISSIONS TO RENAME FIVE FACILITIES The community is invited to submit new name nominations for five facilities currently named after historical Confederate figures. Submit online, in-person, or via snail mail – now through Fri., March 16 at 5pm. Submissions due March 16; 5pm Community Engagement Office, Facility Naming Team, 1111 W. Sixth, A-230. www.austinisd.org/naming.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION A general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. 9-10:30am. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/bizaid.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 11am-8pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

BUILDING COMMUNITY: HOW LOCAL POLITICS AFFECT YOUR RENT AURA (Austin's grassroots urbanist group) invites locals to come out and learn about CodeNEXT and why zoning matters over drinks – first round is on them. 7-9pm. Lala's, 2207 Justin, 512/487-5297. www.aura-atx.org.

Thursday 15

AUSTIN ISD SEEKING SUBMISSIONS TO RENAME FIVE FACILITIES The community is invited to submit new name nominations for five facilities currently named after historical Confederate figures. Submit online, in-person, or via snail mail – now through Fri., March 16 at 5pm. Submissions due March 16; 5pm Community Engagement Office, Facility Naming Team, 1111 W. Sixth, A-230. www.austinisd.org/naming.

FREE TAX PREP HELP AVAILABLE: CENTRAL HEALTH StreetCred will be helping low-income patients and the general public file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible during hours listed. 11am-8pm. CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. www.mystreetcred.org/program.

Ongoing

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.

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.

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