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-S E 0 2 Near Future By Ray Reece This calendar of political and related events is an information service for Observer readers. Please mail or phone in items to the Observer office at least three weeks before the scheduled event. Now-May 8 / San Antonio: “Tramp Art,” an exhibit of pieces by untrained artisans who roamed America from 1860 to 1930. Witte Museum. Now-May 15 / All points: Applications are being accepted for internships in the “Institute Summer Project,” a training program for community organizers, sponsored by The Institute and ACORN, a multistate coalition of community organizatios. Applicants must be 19 to 25 years old. Tuition waived. Information: Meg Campbell, Institute Summer Project, 3814 Ross, Dallas 75204. Now-June 19 / Houston: “Sets: Photographs from Grimes County,” an exhibit by Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss at the Rice museum. April 15-June 12 / Austin: “Women Artists, 1550-1950,” an unprecedented exhibit of 180-plus works of art by women over the past four centuries. Michener Gallery, UT campus. April 20 / Wed. / Houston: Former Houston Congressman Ron Paul \(“shadow cabinet secreClark, national secretary, Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, on “achieving full employment.” ,Noon in World Affairs Lounge University Center, University of Houston. InformaApril 21-22 / Thurs.-Fri. / Dallas: “PAC Seminar 1977,” a twoday workshop on techniques for organizing “political action committees.” Oriented toward business interests. Fee $250. Sheraton April 24 / Sun. / Austin-San Antonio: “An Evening with Robert Shaw,” featuring the music and conversation of one of Texas’ masters of “Barrelhouse Blues” piano. Channel 9 at 6 p.m. April 27 / Wed. / Austin-San Antonio: “Violence: the Tragedy of Battered Wives,” a program in the Woman Alive! series, anchored by Gloria Steinem. Channel 9 at 9 p.m. April 28 / Thurs. / Houston, Dallas, Arlington: “The U.S. and China: What Lies Ahead?” A panel discussion in each city: Dallas Public Library at 8 p.m. \(panelists include Ambassador ditorium, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston at 8 p.m. \(panelists University of Texas at Arlington 471-5811. April 28-30 / Thurs.-Sat. / Houston: “Modeling Symposium Building Modeling Bridges Over Information Gaps,” a three-day seminar on the application of modeling techniques to social and economic problems. Speakers include Lawrence Klein, Wharton School of Business, and Robert Krueger, New Braunfels congressman \(both speaking on information aspects Room, Continuing Education Center, University of Houston. Registration cheaper in advance. 749-2911. April 29 / Fri. / Austin: “Future Habitats: Two Visions,” a dialogue between Pliny Fisk, a UT professor of architecture committed to small self-sufficient communities, and Harlan Smith, UT astronomer who advocates satellite colonies in space. Noon in room 3.208, Texas Union, UT campus. May 1 / Sun. / Austin: May Day Picnic in Zilker Park. A celebration by workers of all ages. Music by Jubilee, a women’s political singing group, plus beer and other activities. From 1 p.m. on. May 7 / Sat. / Austin: Political satirist Ben Sargent \(Americanis honored at party to attract new members to Central Texas Chapter, ACLU. Original drawing by Sargent to be given as doorprize. Live music and beer. ACLU members who bring new members admitted free. Others $5. From 8 to 12 p.m. at the home of Standish and Sarah Meacham, 1111 Red Bud Trail. 744-0529. April 22 / Fri. / Austin: Eight run-off candidates for city council debate the issues. Sponsored by Central Texas Chapter, ACLU. From 11:30-1 p.m. at Red Tomato, 16th and Guadalupe. April 23 / Sat. / Austin: “Arms Spending Hits Home a Fresh Look at the Arms Race, Its Cost to the City.” Panelists include Dr. George Rathjens, former military advisor to President Kennedy, now advisor to SANE. Sponsored by SANE and American Friends Service Committee. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., room 104, Education Building, UT campus. April 23 / Sat. / Austin-San Antonio: “The Business of Extinction,” a NOVA program exploring the lucrative practice of trading and smuggling animals from threatened species. Channel 9 at 4 p.m. April 24 / Sun. / Fort WorthDallas: “The Business of Extincp.m. 8