Civics 101

Thursday 21

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

GROW GREEN LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: TREES, EDIBLE PLANTS, AND ATTRACTING WILDLIFE Learn from professionals with the Grow Green Landscape Professional Training class. Registration deadline is noon on Wed., Feb. 20. 9am-4pm. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-2581. $20. denise.delaney@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/department/professional-training.

CERTIFICATION 101: OVERVIEW & APPLICATION PACKET REVIEW For business owners to learn about opportunities provided by small and minority business enterprise certifications. 10am-Noon. Small & Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd. Free. www.austintexas.gov/department/certification.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING See agenda for details. 10am-6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

TXDOT PUBLIC HEARING The Texas Department of Transportation seeks input regarding state and federally funded projects for 2019-2022. 10am. Texas Department of Transportation, 125 E. 11th, 512/486-5033. Free. www.txdot.com.

BLOWOUT: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING The Texas Tribune, Newsy, the Center for Public Integrity, and AP screen Blowout, a documentary about America’s oil and gas boom. Q&A to follow. 6:30-9pm. Texas Tribune, 919 Congress, 6th floor. Free. www.texastribune.org.

RED LINE TRAIL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Join the Urban Trails Program and learn about the planned trail to connect Braker Lane and the CapMetro Kramer Red Line Station to the Northern Walnut Creek trail system. 6:30-8pm. Whole Foods Market, 11920 Domain Dr., 512/831-3981. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETING APD’s Southeast District Representatives discuss the goals they have accomplished in the last quarter. 7-8:30pm. Clinton Hunter South Substation, 404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr.. Free. austintexas.gov/page/southeast-frank-district-representatives.

Friday 22

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING Learn basic accounting knowledge and skills to better manage your business. Class counts toward requirements needed to earn a Business Skills Certification. 9am-4pm. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. $35. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

TITLE VI TRANSIT EQUITY ACTION SUMMIT: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NORTHEAST AUSTIN BUS RIDERS! Join others in reaching out to the U.S. Department of Transportation to state Vision Zero concerns and unsafe bus routes via email, or call 800/424-9071. Folks are also invited to attend Capital Metro’s Board Meeting Mon., Feb. 25, to share bus needs. 9am-4pm. Greater Mount Zion Bus Stop (Tannehill/Webberville). $2.50. hotline@oig.dot.gov.

CITY COUNCIL, AISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 11:30am-1:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

Saturday 23

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S CAPITOL OF TEXAS BREAKFAST WITH A CAUSE Resources for families, caretakers, and friends in the African-American community who are dealing with Alzheimer’s. Call or email to RSVP. 8-9:30am. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512-361-6241. Free. ascott@alz.org, www.austintexas.gov.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY SEAT CHECK Free class for child passenger safety. 9am-Noon. CommUnity Care Clinic, 2901 Montopolis. Free. emspubed@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

VOLUNTEER FOR READY, SET, PLANT! AT BULL CREEK DISTRICT PARK Improve wildlife habitats by planting tree seedlings at Bull Creek District Park. 9am-Noon. Bull Creek District Park, 6701 Lakewood. Free. volunteer@treefolks.org, www.austintexas.gov.

LIBRARY COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/974-7400. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

TEXAS HANDMAIDS MEETUP & WORK SESSION Sit down with the Texas Handmaids to plan action regarding the state’s maternal mortality crisis. Noon-2pm. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. www.texashandmaids.org/wordpress/.

BRITE IDEAS COMPOSTING CLASS Learn the benefits of composting and how to do it. Noon-1:30pm. 4201 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 310. Free. www.bihydro.com.

Sunday 24

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

THE PUBLIC SCREENING WITH EMILIO ESTEVEZ Join actor and director Emilio Estevez for a screening of this latest film about a group of homeless patrons who seek refuge in a Downtown Cincinnati library where Stuart (Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) work. A Q&A with Estevez, moderated by KVUE’s Quita Culpepper, follows. 3-5:30pm. Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/974-7400. library.austintexas.gov/central-library.

Monday 25

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

LIBRARY COMMISSION MEETING See agenda for details. 6:30pm. Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing, 512/974-8840. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

Tuesday 26

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION An overview of the steps and strategies to open or grow a small business. 9-10:30am. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

SENIOR COMMUNITY JOB FAIR Event for Austin's senior community to network with recruiters and representatives for employment opportunities. 9am-1pm. Workforce Solutions Capital Area, 6505 Airport. Free. employment.services@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

AUSTIN JUDICIAL COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 2pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING See agenda for details. 6pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

[RE]VERSE PITCH COMPETITION OPENING NIGHT Learn about business ventures regarding underutilized materials that could be put to better use. Attendance is required for those wishing to compete for an Innovation Prize. 6-8pm. Capital Factory, 701 Brazos, 16th floor, 512-974-9235. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD - CONCESSIONS AND CONTRACTS COMMITTEE See agenda for details. 6pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512-974-6716. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

TEXAS DEMOCRATS FOR PROGRESSIVE COURTS: JUDGE ANDREW HATHCOCK Judge Hathcock, who has spent 19 years hearing cases involving children, families, abuse, and neglect, will speak at this month’s TXDPC meeting. 6-7pm. Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312. Free. www.fb.com/txdpc.

Wednesday 27

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 9:30am. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

STARTING A FOOD BUSINESS Learn the requirements and processes for opening a food business, including plan review, certificate of occupancy (CO), applications, and preparing for the pre-opening inspection. 10-11:30am. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. Free. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

AUSTIN ENERGY UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 1:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

Thursday 28

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the deaf/hard of hearing at the Community Financial Center South. Through Mon., April 15 Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm LifeWorks East, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

CITY SEEKS RESIDENT THOUGHTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags. Through March 8 Online.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

WARRANT AMNESTY PROGRAM 2019 Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online. Feb. 1-Feb. 28 Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

FREE TAX PREPARATION Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location. Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney. Free. taxes@foundcom.org, www.communitytaxcenters.org.

AMPLIFY AUSTIN DAY I Live Here I Give Here’s annual day of giving. On this day, Austinites are encouraged to donate to the many amazing orgs that call this city home. Thu., Feb. 28, all day www.amplifyatx.org.

VOLUNTEER FOR READY, SET, PLANT! AT MABEL DAVIS PARK Help improve wildlife habitats by planting tree seedlings at Mabel Davis Park. 9am-Noon. Mabel Davis Park, 3427 Parker, 512/974-6700. Free. volunteer@treefolks.org, www.austintexas.gov.

SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES “THE ANTHROPOCENE” The Brown Symposium hosts a daylong dive into "The Anthropocene" with University of San Diego professor and author Christopher Carter; Carol Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat; Andrew Revkin, staff member at the National Geographic Society and former New York Times environmental reporter, and more. 9am-6:45pm. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown, 512/863-6511. Free. www.southwestern.edu.

CERTIFICATION 101 FOR TEXAS HUBS Certified Historically Underutilized Businesses are invited to this overview on the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certifications. 10am-Noon. Small & Minority Business Resources, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

INDIVISIBLE AUSTIN WOMEN’S COFFEE MEETUP A safe space for women to network, discuss activism, and share resources, with a facilitated discussion. Fourth Thursday, 11am-12:30pm NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe, 512/451-7170. www.indivisibleaustin.com.

CITY COUNCIL MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING: PUBLIC HEARING Provide your final feedback on the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan before it heads to City Council for review and adoption. 1-3pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. Free. www.austintexas.gov/asmp.

AUSTIN MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 1pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

REPOWERING DOWNTOWN: SUBSTATION MEETING Residents are invited to view concepts for the new Downtown substation in the Rainey Street District and provide feedback. 4-6:30pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 512/974-3772. Free. www.austinenergy.com/ae.

MANAGE YOUR CASH FLOW Learn how to understand cash flow and use it as a tool to keep your business healthy. Class counts toward requirements needed to earn a Business Skills Certification. 6-9pm. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. $35. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETING Residents are invited to hear from APD Commander Mike Eveleth on department goals accomplished in the DAVID sector last quarter. 7-8:30pm. Clinton Hunter South Substation, 404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr. Free. www.austintexas.gov.

BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA Remember those days when a president's wife was very publicly engaged and intellectually fierce and not married to a bloated bag of sewage with tiny little hands? The former first lady takes to the Erwin Center stage to share experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. Note: You probably want to buy your tickets ASAP, because this nation (with good reason) loves Michelle Obama. 8pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744. www.uterwincenter.com.

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