Civics 101

Thursday 21

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

"HIGH SIGNS & BEACONS" OPEN CALL The George Washington Carver Museum, Six Square, the African American Heritage Facility, and the city's Equity Office are calling on artists, poets, scholars, and writers of African descent to join a public art project that will be displayed throughout the African American Cultural Heritage District. 8-12 creative teams (one visual artists; one writer/poet/scholar) will be chosen to develop a large outdoor sign with text-based artwork. Deadline: Fri., May 22 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Online. www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING See agenda for details. 10:30am. Online. www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 11am. Teleconference (access code: 694-384-877). www.austintexas.gov.

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN MEETING See agenda for details. Noon. Teleconference (access code: 694-384-877). www.austintexas.gov.

Friday 22

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

"HIGH SIGNS & BEACONS" OPEN CALL The George Washington Carver Museum, Six Square, the African American Heritage Facility, and the city's Equity Office are calling on artists, poets, scholars, and writers of African descent to join a public art project that will be displayed throughout the African American Cultural Heritage District. 8-12 creative teams (one visual artists; one writer/poet/scholar) will be chosen to develop a large outdoor sign with text-based artwork. Deadline: Fri., May 22 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

AUSTIN ROSEWOOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Online. sammi.curless@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

RONNA MCDANIEL: LIVE WITH THE 19TH Conversation between the 19th’s Amanda Becker and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. Noon. Online. www.19thnews.org.

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY COMMISSION MEETING See agenda for details. 1pm. Online. michelle.clemons@austintexas.gov, www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

Saturday 23

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

TRUTH, RACIAL HEALING & TRANSFORMATION VIRTUAL CIRCLES A virtual event designed to bring folks together, promote dialogue, and find common ground to help overcome racism. 1:30-5pm. Online. Free. www.austinymca.org.

RANKED-CHOICE VOTING AND MORE: ELECTORAL REFORM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Ranked-choice voting (RCV) lets voters specify, on one ballot, who their second and third choices are, in case their first choice is defeated. Candidates have to win a majority of votes to be elected. In this Zoom meeting, Common Ground for Texans board members Joanne Richards and Dan Eckam will review how RCV works; its history, current usage, and benefits; and how you can help pursue this reform. Related reforms will be discussed if there's time. Log-on details will be posted in the Facebook event prior to the meeting. 2-4pm. Online via Zoom. Free. www.cg4tx.org.

Sunday 24

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

Monday 25

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

Tuesday 26

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

SXSW EDU ONLINE SXSW EDU 2020 goes virtual with weekly programming featuring live sessions, Q&As, and film screenings. Select dates through June 2 Online. 2020 registrants only. www.sxswedu.com.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Online. www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION WEBINAR A general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. 10-11:30am. Online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

PROJECT CONNECT CITYWIDE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING Hosted by Mayor Steve Adler and Capital Metro Board Chair Wade Cooper. 11am. Online. www.projectconnect.com.

Wednesday 27

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING See agenda for details. 9:30am. Online. www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

BIZOPEN: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS WEBINAR General overview of the potential steps in the city of Austin's development process. 10-11am. Online. Free. www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz.

TEXAS LGBTQ CAUCUS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL The founding members discuss the upcoming 87th Texas Legislative Session, the LGBTQIA community, and more. 5-6pm. Facebook Live. www.fb.com/txlgbtqcaucus.

CASA VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering the community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained volunteer advocate to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest. Join the info session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate and how you can train online right now. There will be time for questions with staff and current volunteer advocates during the presentation. Sat., June 6, 10:30am-noon Online via Zoom. Free. volunteer@casatravis.org, https://www.casatravis.org/infosession.

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM Local and regional environmental orgs and residents of Texas meet candidates for Railroad Commission of Texas: Chrysta Castaneda and Roberto Alonzo. 7-8pm. Online. www.texasenvironment.org.

Thursday 28

PARKFIELD DRIVE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included. Through June 14 Online. www.austintexas.gov/parkfielddrive.

TCDP NOW HIRING ELECTION WORKERS Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org. Apply now for July 14 election Countywide. www.texasdemocrats.org.

HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts. Through July 10 Online. www.austintexas.gov.

PROJECT CONNECT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan. Online. Free. www.capmetro.org/projectconnect.

NORTH LAMAR BOULEVARD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to North Lamar from U.S. 183 to Howard Lane. Through May 30. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/northlamarenv.

BURNET ROAD VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road. Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm Online. www.austintexas.gov/burnetenv.

MOBILITY COMMITTEE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING See agenda for details. 10am. Online. www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.

TITLE I ANNUAL PARENT & FAMILY CONSULTATION Parents from Austin ISD Title I schools are invited to hear a review of the Title I federal program for this year. Thu., May 28, noon-1pm; Fri., May 29, 4:30-5:30pm Online. www.austinisd.org.

ANNIE'S LIST PRESENTS: ROYCE BROOKS IN CONVERSATION WITH VALERIE JARRETT Annie’s List Executive Director Royce Brooks and Obama Foundation Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett discuss the political power of women across the U.S. 1-2pm. Online. www.annieslist.com.

AIA AUSTIN’S “JURY CONVERSATIONS” WEBINAR Meet the industry professionals selected to judge this year’s AIA Austin Design Awards competition. 5-7pm. Online. Free. www.aiaaustin.org.

TCDP HAPPY HOUR & VIRTUAL PHONEBANK The Travis County Virtual Democratic Party joins the Blue Action Democrats for its weekly event, featuring state Rep. HD-48 Donna Howard and ACC Board of Trustee for Place 9, Julie Ann Nitsch. 5-6:30pm. Online. www.traviscountydemocrats.org.

PROJECT CONNECT DISTRICTS 5 & 8 VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING Hosted by District 5 CM and Capital Metro Board Member Ann Kitchen and District 8 CM Paige Ellis. 6pm. Online. www.projectconnect.com.

8TH GRADE VIRTUAL BRIDGING CEREMONY Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy students and their families celebrate their accomplishments. Email for link to join the virtual ceremony. 6-7:30pm. Online. sandra.zachary@austinisd.org, www.austinisd.org.

2021-24 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REMOTE OPEN HOUSE Visit the online open house to review the draft TIP project list and submit comments. Public commenting is open until Mon. June 1; the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board is scheduled to take action on the new TIP at its Mon., June 8, meeting. Thu., May 28, 7pm; Fri., May 29, noon Online. www.campotexas.org.

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