Civics 101

Thursday 3

YMCA EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour. English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am. Online, 512/322-9622. Free. austinymca.org.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING See agenda for details. 9am. City Hall, 301 W. Second. austintexas.gov.

AUSTIN ISD BUDGET TALKS Learn about AISD’s priorities and plans for staffing and programs in the 2022-23 budget and how you can get involved in the budgeting process on your AISD campus. 6-7pm. Online. austinisd.org/budget/resources.

Friday 4

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT ADVISORY BOARD SPECIAL CALLED MEETING New business addresses expanding the jurisdiction of Downtown Austin Community Court. 8am. One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251. austintexas.gov.

WOOD RECLAMATION Reclaimed log pickup for community members wanting large logs for art projects or milling. 9am-2pm. John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park, 9501 FM 969. Free. austintexas.gov.

GREG CASAR FUNDRAISER Local bands Sweet Spirit and Greyhounds entertain at this fundraiser for Greg Casar's congressional campaign. Sun., Feb. 27, 8pm Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 E. Seventh, 512/651-4690. $25. found.ee/GregCasar_Feb4.

Saturday 5

READY, SET, PLANT! Plant tree seedlings to help improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and improve water quality in Shoal Creek. 9am-1pm. Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury, 512/974-6700. Registration required. austintexas.gov.

AUSTIN ISD BUDGET TALKS Learn about AISD’s priorities and plans for staffing and programs in the 2022-23 budget and how you can get involved in the budgeting process on your AISD campus. 10:30-11:30am. Online. austinisd.org/budget/resources.

Monday 7

YMCA EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour. English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am. Online. Free. austinymca.org.

Tuesday 8

YMCA EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour. English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am. Online. Free. austinymca.org.

URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Members will discuss the Project Connect Blue Line Bridge, among other business. 5pm. Permitting and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr.. austintexas.gov.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING The purpose of SEAC is to assist AISD administration, parents, and the Board of Trustees to support students with special needs. 6-7pm. TBD. austinisd.org/advisory-bodies/seac.

Wednesday 9

YMCA EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour. English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am. Online. Free. austinymca.org.

COMPOSTING CLASS Learn how to turn your food scraps and lawn clippings into fertilizer by using a home composting system. 6-7pm. Online. Free (registration required). austintexas.gov.

AISD REPURPOSING: ANITA FERRALES COY SITE Share your thoughts and ideas about additional ways Austin ISD can use the Anita Ferrales Coy site. 6-7pm. Online. austinisd.org.

Thursday 10

YMCA EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour. English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am. Online. Free. austinymca.org.

Ongoing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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