Civics 101

Thursday 10

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

A CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE WRIGHT, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR A conversation with New Yorker staffer and Pulitzer Prize-wining author regarding his latest book God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State. 7:30-9am. The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 512/477-9496. www.texastribune.org.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING This week's meeting with kick off the implementation of the Austin Age-Friendly Action Plan. Opening the meeting, community leaders will present City Council with a certificate from AARP and the World Health Organization. See agenda for additional details. 10am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.austintexas.gov.

CAPITAL METRO MEET THE LEADER Meet the new CEO of Capital Metro, Randy Clarke, for lunch and a Q&A. 11:30am-1pm. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000. www.capmetro.org.

OPEN HOUSE FOR BRUSH COUNTRY ROAD Residents are invited to discuss proposed construction on Brush Country Road to William Cannon Drive to Summerset Trail with Austin's Transportation Department. View Project Proposal for more information. 6-7pm. Patton Elementary, 6001 Westcreek Dr.. Carly.Haithcock-Contractor@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

MLS TO ATX INFORMATION SESSION The City and guests from Precourt Sports Ventures invite the public to learn more about the proposed soccer stadium, receive updates on the McKalla Place site plans, ask questions, and provide feedback. 7pm. Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis, 512/385-5931. www.austintexas.gov/mckalla.

Friday 11

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

SERVICE CENTER CLOSURE Customer sign-in will stop at noon on Friday, May 11. Normal operations resume Monday, May 14. Fri., May 11, noon. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251. www.austintexas.gov.

KOOP BLOOD DRIVE Join Chris from The Last Round Up and Master Pancake's John Erler at the We Are Blood Bloodmobile to donate some sangre to those in need. 2:30-5pm. KOOP 91.7FM, 3823-B Airport, 512/472-1369. blood@koop.org, www.koop.org.

AUSTIN MEET AND GREET WITH MARY WILSON Meet Mary Wilson, one of the Democratic candidates running for Congress in Texas' 21st district. 5:30-7:30pm. The Barn, 6218 Brodie, 512/694-1664. www.electmarywilson.com.

GRASSROOTS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE WITH VALDEZ & WHITE Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers will moderate a debate between Texas' two Democratic Candidates for Governor Lupe Valdez and Andrew White. If you can't attend, stream it at KXAN.com. Limited free tickets available, see Facebook for more info. 6-8pm. St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. Free.

Saturday 12

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

MANCHACA ROAD POP-IN MEETING Residents can drop by Half Price Books to share their input on the Corridor Mobility Plan for Manchaca. Sat., May 12, 9am-noon. Half Price Books, 2929 S. Lamar. www.austintexas.gov/manchaca.

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

THE CENTRAL TEXAS CONSENT SUMMIT A conference to help Central Texas teachers learn how to support students who report a violation of consent and foster a culture of consent. 9am-4pm. McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine. $0-50. www.unhushed.net/central-texas-consent-summit/.

UNLEARNING CIRCLE: WHY WE SHOULDN'T CALL THE POLICE A conversation on reframing policing in our society and the best way to deal with crisis situations. Sat., May 12, 10am-noon Wildflower Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/428-9464. www.undoingwhitesupremacy.org.

2019 BUDGET TALKS WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ORA HOUSTON Council Member Ora Houston will be speaking to District 1 citizens about budget options for 2019. Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation and translation services provided. Sat., May 12, 10am-noon. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/472-6932. www.austintexas.gov/budget.

FREE BRAKE LIGHT CHANGE CLINIC Austin's chapter of Democratic Socialists of America are repairing broken brake lights – no charge. Sat., May 12, noon-4pm Advance Auto Parts, 2730 E. Seventh. Free. www.austindsa.org.

TEXAS HANDMAIDS HOLD VIGIL FOR MATERNAL MORTALITY CRISIS A protest (followed by a cathartic hang out at Scholz Beer Garden) in response to Gov. Abbott’s inaction to Texas' maternal mortality crisis. See Facebook for details. 7-10pm. Governor's Mansion, 1010 Colorado, 512/463-0063. www.fb.com/txhandmaids.

Sunday 13

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

Monday 14

EARLY VOTING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Early voting for March 6 primary run-offs – one week only, Mon.-Fri., May 14-18. Cast your ballot wherever you see the "Vote Here" signs. Voting day is Tuesday, May 22. www.votetravis.com.

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

CERTIFIED ARBORIST PREP COURSE A prep course for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam. Spanning four days and 16 topics taught by local Certified Arborists. Mondays, May 7 and 14; June 4 and 11; 8:45am-5pm. Center for Environmental Research, 2210 FM 973 S., 512/972-1950. $150-250. www.austintexas.gov.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY CAR SEAT CHECK Learn how to properly install your car seat. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline. 9am. CommUnityCare Clinic, 211 Comal. www.austintexas.gov.

PAPER CENSUS WORKSHOP Ever applied for or renewed a residential parking permit? Austin Transportation wants to understand your experiences and learn how to improve current forms and processes. 10am-4:30pm. Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock, 512/974-8820. Free. www.papercensus.org.

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH LUNCHEON A fundraiser to support the work of People's Community Clinic, which provides health care to Central Texas families in need. 11am-1pm. Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/478-4500. $250. www.austinpcc.org.

THE TEXAS POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN: A NATIONAL CALL FOR MORAL REVIVAL The Texas Poor People's Campaign kicks off a six-week session of direct action with demands to overhaul voting rights, and new programs to lift millions of Americans out of poverty. 1pm. Texas Capitol Visitors Center; 112 E. 11 St.. www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.

AUSTIN CITY MANAGER WELCOME RECEPTION Six Square hosts a meet and greet with our new city manager Spencer Cronk. 6-8pm. Six Square, 1152 San Bernard. www.sixsquare.org.

(LOCATION CHANGE) COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: BRINGING HEALTH SERVICES TO EASTERN TRAVIS COUNTY Constituents are invited to discuss short- and long-term solutions to health-related challenges in Eastern Travis County. Location changed to Central Health Board Room. 6:30-8pm. Central Health Board Room, 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St.. www.centralhealth.net.

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

TX21INDIVISIBLE ATX PRIMARY RUN-OFF CANDIDATE FORUM Hear from both Democratic and Republican candidates running for office in the 21st Congressional District. 7-8:30pm. Fibercove, 1700 S. Lamar #338. www.tx21indivisible.us.

Tuesday 15

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

CONGRESS AVENUE OPEN HOUSE – IMAGINE! Learn about the history and future of Congress Avenue and share your feedback on what should change or stay the same. Tue., May 15, 7-9am and 5-8pm. 800 Congress. www.austintexas.gov.

EARLY VOTING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Early voting for March 6 primary run-offs – one week only, Mon.-Fri., May 14-18. Cast your ballot wherever you see the "Vote Here" signs. Voting day is Tuesday, May 22. www.votetravis.com.

CERTIFICATION 101 Learn about the Small & Minority Business Resources Department and certifications offered by the city. 6-7:30pm. www.austintexas.gov/smbr.

HISPANIC LATINO QUALITY OF LIFE RESOURCE ADVISORY COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING See agenda for more information. 6pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 512/974-3772. www.austintexas.gov.

VIEWS AND BREWS: ELIMINATING TIPPING IN AUSTIN KUT's Rebecca McIrony and Mother Jones' Tom Philpott sit down with restaurateurs that have eliminated tipping from their restaurant to discuss why and how they've made it work. 6pm. Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe, 512/475-6515. www.fb.com/kutsviewsandbrews.

CITYWIDE 2019 BUDGET TALKS WITH MAYOR ADLER Adler discusses budget options for 2019. Spanish interpretation and translation provided. This event will be televised on ATXN and on the City's main Facebook account. 6:30-8pm. Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/974-7400. www.austintexas.gov/budget.

Wednesday 16

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

EARLY VOTING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Early voting for March 6 primary run-offs – one week only, Mon.-Fri., May 14-18. Cast your ballot wherever you see the "Vote Here" signs. Voting day is Tuesday, May 22. www.votetravis.com.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT Learn how to properly install your car seat. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline. Third Wednesdays Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg, 512/972-7233. www.austintexas.gov/department/gus-garcia-recreation-center.

AUSTIN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for more information. 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.austintexas.gov.

2019 BUDGET TALKS WITH COUNCIL MEMBER DELIA GARZA Council Member Delia Garza will be speaking to District 2 citizens about budget options for 2019. Spanish interpretation and translation services provided. 6:30-8pm. Learning and Research Center, 2800 Spirit of Texas Dr. www.austintexas.gov/budget.

Thursday 17

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE CAPITAL AREA MPO'S REGIONAL ARTERIALS PLAN CAMPO is developing a Regional Arterials Plan and they're looking for residents' feedback via an online survey. Through Thu., May 31 www.campotexas.org.

EMDR TRAINING OPPURTUNITY FOR THERAPISTS The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed. Apply by May 31 emdrproject@gmail.com, www.austintexas.gov/department/victim-services.

EARLY VOTING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Early voting for March 6 primary run-offs – one week only, Mon.-Fri., May 14-18. Cast your ballot wherever you see the "Vote Here" signs. Voting day is Tuesday, May 22. www.votetravis.com.

EL BUEN SAMARITANO MOBILE FOOD PANTRY A mobile food pantry providing emergency food assistance to families with financial limitations. Fresh produce, cooking help, and nutrition education available. No appointment is necessary. First and third Thursdays, 9am-noon. Del Valle Community Center, 3518 FM 973, Del Valle. www.elbuen.org/wellness/food-pantry.

WALLER CREEK LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORPORATION MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. www.austintexas.gov.

FAIR CHANCE HIRING JOB & RESOURCE FAIR Employers and service providers will be on hand to talk about job opportunities for those with criminal histories. Spanish and ASL interpreters available. 3-7pm. Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile, 512/974-2728. pam.holt@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

TOWN HALL MEETING FOR NASH HERNANDEZ BUILDING PROJECT Hosted by the East Town Lake Citizen Neighborhood Association to discuss the city's contract to renovate the Nash Hernandez Building. 6-9pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 512/974-3772. www.maccaustin.org.

PRESENTATION ON THE LITTLE WALNUT CREEK FLOOD RISK REDUCTION PROJECT Learn how the project that will build tunnels for flood waters, increase the size of detention ponds, and more. 7pm. North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg. www.austintexas.gov.

PUBLIC CONVERSATION WITH INTERIM POLICE CHIEF BRIAN MANLEY For the public to share concerns and questions with Interim Chief Manley and hear his visions for Austin's future as part of the city's search for a permanent Chief. Send questions by email, call (311), or text "Chief" (or "Jefe" for Spanish speakers) to 512/580-8850. 7-8:30pm. KLRU Studio 6A, Guadalupe & Dean Keaton, UT Campus. OurNextChief@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

THINKERY21: CODEVR An event for the adults to experience virtual reality with the Austin Code Department demonstrating their CodeVR 360 educational experience. 7pm. Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200. $22-30. www.austintexas.gov.

Ongoing

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS Swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, provided by the city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Division. $57, residents; $66, nonresidents. www.austintexas.gov/parksonline.

LEGALLINE Call 512/472-8303 for free legal advice concerning family law, criminal matters, traffic problems, consumer issues, landlord/tenant issues, and employment law. Attorneys who are bilingual (English/Spanish) are also available. First Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm 512/472-8303. Free. referrals@austinlrs.org, austinlrs.org.

YWCA GREATER AUSTIN WARMLINE Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm Citywide. ywcaaustin.org.

DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE CLINIC VOLUNTEERS If you're interested in volunteering at Travis County's drive-through vaccine clinic at COTA, sign up here. Clinic open: Fridays-Sundays Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker. centraltxvaccs.org.

AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEES APPLICATIONS Applications are now open to join the following committees: Engineering, Architecture, and Construction; Finance and Risk; and Planning, Sustainability, Equity, and DBE Advisory. The governing body of the agency created to build out Project Connect, ATP will oversee funding, designing, and implementing the $7.1 billion mass transit overhaul. Ongoing Online. atptx.org.

AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMP LOTTERY REGISTRATION Applicants can register for a random lottery drawing for limited in-person camps. In-person camp costs $120 per week with $20 due upon acceptance of lottery spot. April 19-May 16 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parksonline.

WINTER STORM REVIEW TASK FORCE SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT Share your experiences and recommendations related to Winter Storm Uri, which will then be incorporated into a final report for City Council. Provide feedback online via the SpeakUp Austin website, or to speak remotely at the task force meetings, call (512/974-6339) or email no later than noon the day prior to the meetings on May 14 & 28 and June 11 & 23. Ongoing Remote. WinterStormTaskForce@austintexas.gov, www.speakupaustin.org/winter-storm-uri-community-feedback.

I-35 CAPITAL EXPRESS NORTH PUBLIC HEARING Review the draft environmental assessment and the recommended alternative for improvements to I-35 from SH 45 N. to Hwy. 290 E. Through June 10 Online. capexnorth.mobility35openhouse.com.

AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEY Share your feedback on ARR reaching its zero waste goals to help guide departmental efforts to measure Austin’s zero waste progress. Deadline: June 1 Online. www.austintexas.gov/department/austin-resource-recovery.

PALM DISTRICT PLANNING SURVEY Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website. Ongoing Online. palmdistrictplanning@austintexas.gov, www.speakupaustin.org/palmdistrict.

SHOAL CREEK AUDIO WALKING TOUR SURVEY The Shoal Creek Conservancy is seeking public input to determine which stories to include in its free, self-guided tour along Shoal Creek. Deadline: June 7 Online. info@shoalcreekconservancy.org, www.shoalcreekconservancy.org.

TCSO VICTIM SERVICES VOLUNTEERS The Travis County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit needs volunteers to offer immediate assistance to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances. Those interested must complete a training program from July 31-Aug. 28 (Mondays, virtual, 6-9pm; Thursdays, virtual, 6-9pm; Saturdays, in-person, 9am-5pm). Ongoing Online. www.tcsheriff.org.

2021-22 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT The Budget Office’s website includes explanatory videos in English and Spanish about the city’s FY 2021-22 budgeting process, as well as a short survey for residents to share their thoughts on spending priorities. The mayor and City Council are scheduled to adopt Austin’s FY 2021-22 budget and tax rate between Aug. 11-13. Ongoing Online. budgetqa@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/budget.

DRIVE-UP HIV/STI TESTING No appointment necessary for free and confidential tests for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Through July 23. Fridays, 9am-noon Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Rd.. Free. www.austintexas.gov/health.

APA! POURS FOR PETS Austin Pets Alive! puts the "fun" in "fundraiser" this month: For $40, you can purr-chase a passport to use participating locations throughout July, and at each stop, pick up a coffee, beer, glass of wine, or even a refreshing agua fresca. The nonprofit animal shelter is partnering with Austin favorites like Irene’s, Hank’s, Cosmic Coffee, Yard Bar, and more, and proceeds go to pets in need. July 1-31 Citywide. $40 donation. austinpetsalive.org.

SUMMER LUNCH FOR TEENS AND KIDS Central Health is providing children ages 18 and under with free weekly meal packs that include breakfast and lunch for the entire week. Through Aug. 12. Thursdays, noon-2pm Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.. Free. fb.com/southeasthealthandwellnesscenter.

ARC OF THE CAPITAL AREA WILDFLOWER PROGRAM In collaboration with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The Arc offers classes for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities focusing on social-emotional growth, vocational studies, life skills, active recreation, and Texas nature. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse. $150-300 per month. arcaustin.org/wildflower.

ACA SPECIAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE Sunday, Aug. 15, is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Enroll online, via phone, or find local certified help in your area at localhelp.healthcare.gov. Deadline: Sun., Aug. 15 800/318-2596. healthcare.gov.

I-35 CAPITAL EXPRESS CENTRAL PROJECT FEEDBACK Review the Texas Department of Transportation’s $4.9 billion project by Sept. 24. TxDOT proposes to add two HOV lanes in each direction along I-35 from U.S. 290 E. to Hwy. 71/Ben White Blvd. Extended Deadline: Sept. 24 Online. my35capex.com.

CENTRAL HEALTH 2022 BUDGET ENGAGEMENT Submit your questions or comments on Central Health’s proposed FY 2022 budget and a member of Central Health’s staff will get in touch. Ongoing Online. participate.centralhealth.net/2022budget.

ZILKER PARK VISION PLAN COMMUNITY SURVEY As part of the engagement process for the first-ever Zilker Park Vision Plan – the guiding framework for the park’s restoration and future development – community members are invited to share their thoughts on the park’s programming. Deadline: Sept. 30 Online. austintexas.gov/zilkervision.

ACL ZILKER PARK ACCESS Beginning Sept. 20, the Parks and Recreation Department will close Zilker Park and select roads and street lanes in preparation for the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 1-3 & 8-10). View the city’s interactive map for more details and a schedule of park and road closures. Sept. 20-Oct. 17 Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.. austintexas.gov/page/pard-facilities-closures.

SOUTH PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS SURVEY The city is gathering comments from residents about how they currently use South Pleasant Valley Road between St. Elmo Road and Onion Creek Park and how they would like to use the road to help guide future changes to the corridor. Deadline: Oct. 10 Online. data.austintexas.gov/stories/s/South-Pleasant-Valley-Road/b375-n8jt/.

DRIVE SAFE 2 SAVE COMPETITION Safe 2 Save, in partnership with Austin Transportation’s Vision Zero program, is hosting a competition to find Austin’s “safest driver” to discourage distracted driving and phone use. The competition features weekly cash prizes of $500, with the top three winners receiving prizes at the end. Through Oct. 15 safe2save.org/greater-austin-safe-driving-competition/.

TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL UPDATE The TCM defines the rules, requirements, and technical guidelines for building mobility infrastructure in Austin. The city’s Transportation Department has worked to update the manual over the past two years; the current draft of the revised TCM is available for public review now through Nov. 1. Deadline: Nov. 1 Online. austintexas.gov/street-design.

AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN SURVEY Austin Transportation Department seeks community members’ feedback on three new policy changes to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the city’s first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan. Ongoing Online. austintexas.gov/asmp.

TPWD COMMUNITY OUTDOOR OUTREACH PROGRAM GRANT TPWD’s CO-OP grants provide funding to tax-exempt organizations for programming that engages under-served populations in TPWD mission-oriented outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental education activities. Deadline: Nov. 1 Online. tpwd.texas.gov.

FORD BUILD TO CONNECT This multiday outdoor event includes displays of Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning truck and Mustang Mach-E SUV models. Oct. 15-24. Mon.-Fri., noon-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 9am-8pm Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe, 512/381-1147. Free. fordautoshows.com/built-to-connect.

AUSTIN LGBT CHAMBER HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE Austin’s queer business chamber hosts its annual drive for new (and unwrapped) toys, clothing, and shoes for local children. Donations will go to children and families enrolled in LifeWorks programs and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County programs. See here for a list of drop-off locations and suggested donations. Through Dec. 10 Multiple locations. austinlgbtchamber.com/toydrive.

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY WORKER Over 600 spots need to be filled at polling locations for the March 1 primaries; this is a paid position through Travis County. traviscountydemocrats.org.

WIC MOBILE UNIT Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children. Check online for current schedule Various locations. Free. austintexas.gov/wic.

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