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kktn :\\MMIM~X*Zgat.WOMMkrarMkkMr ‘ 44,1,31SUSVZ&M\(V,CV: aVearcFuture 0 0 0 Feb. 16-17 / Thurs.-Fri. / Dallas: “A Time of Transition,” a conference co-sponsored by the Texas Environmental Coalition and the League of Women Voters, explores alternative energy sources and features talks on coal, solar heating and cooling, wind, biomass and geothermal energy. Information: Elizabeth Gunter, conference coordinator, 1712 Highland Park Road, Denton in Dallas/Fort Worth. Feb. 18-19 / Sat.-Sun. / The Sierra Club, Austin chapter. sponsors an 18-mile backpacking trip along the Lone Star Trail through the Sam Houston National Forest. Information: Don Feb. 18 and 25 / Saturday / Austin: The Women’s Center holds a two-part class for women interested in career advancement. First session deals with communication skills. Communications problems unique to women and the problems of women as supervisors are to be discussed at session two. At 12:00 noon. InFeb. 19 and 26 / Sunday / Houston: “A Time of Prayer” seeks to foster mutual respect and fraternal love among all religious people with Sunday meetings at 5 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel. \(The of a different denomination leads the prayer according to the sect’s own traditions. More information: Mrs. J. de Menil, The Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross Street, Feb. 23 / Thurs. / Cleburne: Rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Christie at 7:30 p.m. in the Civic 2100. Feb. 23-24 / Thurs.-Fri. / Houston: The State Bar of Texas sponsors an Environmental Law Institute. Proposed topics include coastal zone management and the Corps of Engineers; surface mining and strip mining; air pollution; water pollution. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Stouffer’s Greenway Plaza Hotel. InformaFeb. 23-26 / Thurs.-Sun. / Irving: The National Women’s Education Fund conducts workshops on campaigning techniques for interested women from Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Curriculum emphasizes the special needs of female candidacies. Information: National Women’s Education Fund, Feb. 23 / Thurs. / Houston: The Sierra Club, Houston chapter, ex ………….. ……………………… amines the problems posed by an energy shortage, using an “energy environmental simulator.” The public is invited to try its hand at solving problems with the device. 485-3504. Feb. 23 / Thurs. / Austin: UT Prof. Tom Philpott’s topic is “Building Socialism through the Democratic Party.” His talk is sponsored by the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee. Public invited. 7:30 p.m., Texas Union building. Information: Hal Feb. 24 / Fri. / Austin: The Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department meets to consider a request by Texaco to conduct geophysical work within the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area in Anderson County. Open hearing begins at 10 a.m. in Room A-200, Building A, 4200 Smith School Road. Information: J. K. Parsons, 4200 Smith School Road. Austin Feb. 24 / Fri. / Tyler: “Energy Development: New Challenge for Texas Communities” is the subject of a one-day conference aimed at identifying ways to manage the growth of energy sources such as offshore drilling and the nuclear power industry. Positive and negative effects of energy development are also up for discussion. Registration fee is $10. In472-7765. Feb. 25-26 / Sat.-Sun. / The Sierra Club’s Austin chapter goes on an overnight trip to Port Aransas to look into ecological developments along the coast and the proposed Harbor Island deep water port. Information: Ken Feb. 27-March 1 / Mon.-Fri. / Washington, D.C.: The nation’s energy alternatives are the topics of the Fifth Energy Technology Conference and Exposition. There’s a $155 fee to attend. Information: 5th Energy Technology Conference, 733 Bethesda Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20014. March 1 / Fri. / Seabrook: The Texas Air Control Board considers the arguments of the Galveston Bay Conservation and Preservation Association and the Shoreacres Environmental Committee against the issuance of permits authorizing the construction of petrochemical storage tanks in the Bayport Industrial Park, Harris County. Public hearing is at 7 p.m., Ed White Youth Center Gym, 1106 Bayporte, Seabrook. Information: John B. Tunney, 8520 Shoal Creek 451-5711. -Vicki Vaughan This calendar is an information service for Observer readers. Notices must reach the’Observer at least three weeks before the event. classified_ NEW ORLEANS ON $8 A YEAR. The Weekly Courier, 1232 Decatur, New Orleans, LA 70116. EIGHT LARGE COLORED PRINTS. UT and Austin. $5.90 ppd. Longhorn Frame, 507 Bee Caves, Austin 78746. FOREIGN AUTO SERVICE. In Houston. Honest, reliable service. VW, Volvo, and some others. 1805 Laverne, 467-0664. RECORDER PLAYERS. Looking for recorder music? We have largest library in West. 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