Civics 101

Thursday 19

CREATIVES MEET BUSINESS EXPERIENCE CMBXP is back, offering artists, creatives, freelancers, and small-business owners an opportunity for professional development, networking, and community building. Bonus, Chron Web Editor James Renovitch leads a panel (Writing Tips to Get You the Right Kind of Attention) Thursday with our Associate News Editor Sarah Marloff. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 19 -21 Meet at Relay, 1023 Springdale Ste. 11-A, 512/363-7294. $249. ashland@cmbatx.com, www.cmbxp.com.

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

HOUSING AUTHORITY MEETING Attend the regular meeting of Housing Authority of the City of Austin, a public agency whose business is to ensure safe, quality affordable housing opportunities exist for families of low income. Noon. HACA Central Office, 1124 S. I-35. www.austintexas.gov/haca.

AUSTIN TODAY & TOMORROW, AXIS FOR CHANGE: SINCLAIR BLACK UT urban design and architecture professor (and professional) discusses the ever-evolving transportation system and the decisions to be made. 5:30-6:30pm. UT campus, 110 Inner Campus Dr.. Free. www.lib.utexas.edu.

A GREEN NEW DEAL, AND BEYOND: FACING ECOLOGICAL CRISES A conversation on the Green New Deal. 6:30-8pm. Utopia Theatre, 1925 San Jacinto.

Friday 20

CREATIVES MEET BUSINESS EXPERIENCE CMBXP is back, offering artists, creatives, freelancers, and small-business owners an opportunity for professional development, networking, and community building. Bonus, Chron Web Editor James Renovitch leads a panel (Writing Tips to Get You the Right Kind of Attention) Thursday with our Associate News Editor Sarah Marloff. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 19 -21 Meet at Relay, 1023 Springdale Ste. 11-A, 512/363-7294. $249. ashland@cmbatx.com, www.cmbxp.com.

PARK(ING) DAY ATX 2019 Watch – or help – transform parking spaces around town into tiny parks worthy of tree bathing. If interested, call or email for details. Fri., Sept. 20, all day Around town. $10-20. paloma.amayo-ryan@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/parkingday.

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY COURT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING The court will receive feedback from clients on the homelessness system. See agenda for details. 7:30am. Integral Care, 1700 S. Lamar. www.austintexas.gov/daccac.

AUSTIN CLIMATE STRIKE Join millions of people – and students – around the world walking out of workplaces, schools, and homes to join youth climate strikers to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels, corporate pollution, and environmental destruction. Speakers will talk at Texas Capitol starting at noon. 9am-4pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400. austinclimatecoalition@gmail.com, www.austinclimatecoalition.org.

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING A discussion of potential camping ordinance action and a resolution on related issues frequently faced by people experiencing homelessness in Austin. 9am. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.austintexas.gov.

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS DESKTOP Take your accounting skills to the next level. 9am-4pm. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. $75. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov.

STATE OF THE RENTER LAUNCH AND GALLERY OPENING Celebrate the State of the Renter, a series of forums bringing together Austinites to direct our collective attention to the lived experiences of renters and the impact that unhealthy housing has on them. 4-5pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.bastaaustin.org.

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER ON CLIMATE CHANGE Hear the author discuss his new book We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast with Texas Observer's Megan Kimble. 7-8pm. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050. www.bookpeople.com.

OVER THE LEGE PART 4: THE HOUSE AWAKENS The No. 1 – and, some might say, only – political satire focused solely on the Texas Legislature is back with sketches, singing, celebrity guests, and improv. Sept. 20-22; Sept. 27-29; Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 2pm Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $19. www.thelongcenter.org.

Saturday 21

CREATIVES MEET BUSINESS EXPERIENCE CMBXP is back, offering artists, creatives, freelancers, and small-business owners an opportunity for professional development, networking, and community building. Bonus, Chron Web Editor James Renovitch leads a panel (Writing Tips to Get You the Right Kind of Attention) Thursday with our Associate News Editor Sarah Marloff. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 19 -21 Meet at Relay, 1023 Springdale Ste. 11-A, 512/363-7294. $249. ashland@cmbatx.com, www.cmbxp.com.

GEORGIAN ACRES PARK GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION Join neighbors to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new park with kid-friendly activities, free food, and more. City officials will speak about the park's history, followed by a community celebration. 10-11am. Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park, 500 E Powell. www.georgianacresatx.com.

AURA BIKE TOUR Join the parks and urban trails committee for a bike tour of different protected lanes with the aim of helping us become better informed transit activists. 10:15am-12:15pm. Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, 7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337. www.aura-atx.org.

CURBSIDE COMPOSTING INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE Learn about the green composting carts in your neighborhood and best practices for food scrap collection. 10:30am-12:30pm. South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland, 512/444-6601. www.austintexas.gov.

RALLY FOR JUSTICE FOR RODNEY REED Join supporters to demand DNA testing and put a stop to Reed's Nov. 20 execution. Speakers include Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit, and Rodney’s mother Sandra Reed. 4-7pm. Kerr Community Center, 1308 Walnut St., Bastrop. www.justice4rodneyreed.org.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL Representatives from the labor, environmental, and youth movements discuss how to achieve a Green New Deal. Panelists include Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, and state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, among others. 6-8pm. Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139. Free.

OVER THE LEGE PART 4: THE HOUSE AWAKENS The No. 1 – and, some might say, only – political satire focused solely on the Texas Legislature is back with sketches, singing, celebrity guests, and improv. Sept. 20-22; Sept. 27-29; Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 2pm Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $19. www.thelongcenter.org.

Sunday 22

THE 2019 ANNE MCAFEE COMMUNITY AWARDS BRUNCH Enjoy a brunch celebration in recognition of the Travis County Democratic Party's most dedicated precinct chairs, volunteers, activists, and organizations. 11am-5pm. Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

OVER THE LEGE PART 4: THE HOUSE AWAKENS The No. 1 – and, some might say, only – political satire focused solely on the Texas Legislature is back with sketches, singing, celebrity guests, and improv. Sept. 20-22; Sept. 27-29; Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 2pm Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664. $19. www.thelongcenter.org.

Monday 23

TFN PRESENTS BEST OF SEX ED WITH OWEN EGERTON! Texas Freedom Network joins forces with the local comedian for a hilarious showcase of bizarre sex education films from the 1930s to today. 6-9pm. Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich #120, 512/572-1425. drafthouse.com/austin/theater/mueller.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON BAD BUILDING CONDITIONS Tenant leaders, medical professionals, and city officials discuss the health impacts that substandard building conditions produce for Austin renters. 6:30-8:30pm. Collinfield Clinic, 8913 Collinfield. www.bastaaustin.org.

Tuesday 24

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY Celebrate this holiday by helping folks register to vote! See website for details. 8am-10pm. LULAC District 12, 2121 E. Sixth. Free. lulacdistrictdoce@gmail.com, www.lulac.org.

CULTURAL FUNDING OPEN OFFICE HOURS Stop by to learn about the city’s Cultural Funding programs. Current cultural contractors are welcome; groups and individuals interested in applying are encouraged to attend. No appointment necessary. 9am-1pm. Cultural Arts Division offices, 201 E. Second. www.austintexas.gov.

EVICTED IN AUSTIN: FROM HOUSED TO HOMELESS IN 21 DAYS Part of the State of the Renter series hosted by BASTA with housing advocates, tenants, and elected officials discussing the realities of evictions and how to support those facing eviction. Lunch provided; RSVP required. Noon-1:30pm. Francis Auditorium in Townes Hall, UT Law. Free. www.bastaaustin.org.

STRATEGIC PRICING Learn how to perfect the fastest and most effective way increase profitability. 1-4pm. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of TX Hwy. S. #110, 512/974-7800. $35. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

CAPITAL METRO OPEN HOUSE: PROJECT CONNECT + METRORAPID CORRIDORS Learn about the proposed MetroRapid corridors (they're proposing going from the two we have to seven – we say YES!) via the virtual open house, available online through Oct. 24. You can email comments during that time to the address provided. Open house: Tue., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Virtual open house online through Thu., Oct. 24 feedback@projectconnect.com, www.projectconnect.com.

LIZ DONEGAN FOR SHERIFF CAMPAIGN KICKOFF Join this former Austin Police sergeant and co-chair of the Austin/Travis County Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team as she kicks off her campaign for Sheriff of Travis County. Read more about Donegan in "Former APD Sergeant Liz Donegan Runs for Sheriff" and her role with the SARRT in "Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin." 6-8:30pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.cheerupcharlies.com.

DISTRICT 1 TOWN HALL Join Council Member Harper-Madison and staff for updates and a Q&A alongside guest speakers and tablers, including Assistant City Manager Chris Shorter, Austin Police Department, Office of Police Oversight, Capital Metro, and Meals on Wheels. 6-8pm. Greater Mt. Zion Church, 4301 Tannehill, 512/478-7578. www.fb.com/natashadistrict1/.

CHERRYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD BIKEWAYS OPEN HOUSE See a preliminary design of proposed changes to Cherrywood bikeways while meeting with the project team. 7-8pm. Maplewood Elementary School, 3808 Maplewood, 512/414-4402. www.austintexas.gov.

Wednesday 25

PLANT CLINIC Bring your plant questions and problem samples and earn from research-based sources what can go wrong in the garden, environmentally sensitive solutions plus easy-to-follow tips to get more joy from your gardens! 9am-2pm. Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond. www.austintexas.gov.

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS PLAN A training workshop on wrangling your resources, decoding your target market, and more. 10:30am-12:30pm. Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove, 512/974-7800. Free. smallbiz@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

CAPITAL METRO OPEN HOUSE: PROJECT CONNECT + METRORAPID CORRIDORS Learn about the proposed MetroRapid corridors (they're proposing going from the two we have to seven – we say YES!) via the virtual open house, available online through Oct. 24. You can email comments during that time to the address provided. Open house: Tue., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Virtual open house online through Thu., Oct. 24 feedback@projectconnect.com, www.projectconnect.com.

STATE OF WOMXN OF COLOR: ADVANCING COMMUNITY, CULTURE AND CAREERS An evening of stories accompanied by an overview of data, insights, and solutions for building community for women of color in modern Austin. 6-8pm. The Riveter, 1145 W. Fifth. $15+.

IMAGINE AUSTIN SPEAKER SERIES: OLD BUILDINGS IN A CHANGING AUSTIN The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Dr. Mike Powe discusses how older, smaller, mixed-age buildings relate to housing affordability and economic vitality. 7-8:30pm. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., 512/974-3772. www.imagineaustin.net.

Thursday 26

TEXAS TRIBUNE FESTIVAL Over three days more than 400 speakers will dive into the state’s and nation’s most pressing issues. Notable speakers include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke, Julián Castro, and Amy Klobuchar. Thu.-Sat., Sept. 26-28 Downtown. $45-500. festival.texastribune.org.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION An overview of opening, or reevaluating, 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.

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING The dais will receive an update on the city's Land Development Code revision. 2pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.austintexas.gov.

AUSTIN HOUSING COALITION HAPPY HOUR A space to meet up and talk affordable housing. RSVPs are requested. 5-7:30pm. The Wheel, 1902-B E. MLK, 512/531-9696. www.austinhousingcoalition.org.

RUTH WILSON GILMORE ON PRISON ABOLITION The keynote speaker for Prison Abolition, Human Rights, and Penal Reform: From the Local to the Global conference at UT Law (Sept. 26-28). 5:15-7pm. Eidman Courtroom, UTf Law, 727 E Dean Keeton. wwww.law.utexas.edu.

CAPITAL METRO OPEN HOUSE: PROJECT CONNECT + METRORAPID CORRIDORS Learn about the proposed MetroRapid corridors (they're proposing going from the two we have to seven – we say YES!) via the virtual open house, available online through Oct. 24. You can email comments during that time to the address provided. Open house: Tue., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Virtual open house online through Thu., Oct. 24 feedback@projectconnect.com, www.projectconnect.com.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON LANDLORD BULLYING AND THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE Hear from tenants, organizers and city officials about how organizing can tackle landlord bullying in the final State of the Renter forum. 6-8pm. Allison Elementary, 515 Vargas Rd.. www.bastaaustin.org.

PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING These land use commissioners will be discussing issues pertaining to the city's Land Development Code revision. See agenda for details. 6pm. City Hall, 301 W. Second. www.austintexas.gov/planningcommission.

WENDY DAVIS FOR HAPPY HOUR A fundraiser and meet and greet with this Congressional TX-21 candidate. 6-8pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.cheerupcharlies.com.

CULTURAL LOUNGE: TRAVELING WHILE BLACK A conversation with Theodore Frances, Ph.D. 6:30pm. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. www.austintexas.gov.

HARM REDUCTION, OVERDOSE, AND NALOXONE/NARCAN TRAINING An all-ages training on what is harm reduction, how to recognize an overdose, how to administer Naloxone, and more. Participants receive a free overdose kit and additional harm reduction supplies. 7-8:30pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. Free. www.fb.com/grackleaction.

Ongoing

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, www.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. www.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. www.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. www.capmetro.org/atp.

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.

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. Second Saturdays, 9am-1pm 3000 Jones Rd.. Free. www.austintexas.gov/WIC.

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. 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.

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