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"Together We Celebrate": A Christmas Nativity Open House

Enjoy a live outdoor nativity scene, hundreds of nativity displays from around the world, and seasonal music. Light refreshments will be provided. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 9-10, 6pm. Free.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 700 N. Heatherwilde Blvd., Pflugerville

https://www.facebook.com/events/1771200536475452/

Austin Innovation Tech Showcase & Social

A networking event and company showcase for anyone interested in technology in Austin. Come see, touch, and experience local technology that is changing the future! 6pm. Free.

Galvanize, Northshore Austin, 118 Nueces St.

www.galvanize.com/campuses/austin-2nd-street-district, kelly.holt@galvanize.com

Early Voting for Run-off Elections

Early voting open now. Dec. 1-9.

www.traviscountyclerk.org

Educating Women Leaders Around the World

An interactive discussion for women on how global female leaders are developed and educated around the world. 9am-12:15pm. $20 for YWCA Member, $25 otherwise.

YWCA of Greater Austin, 2015 S. IH 35, Suite 110

www.ywcaaustin.org

Holiday Giving Drive

Family Eldercare would love for you to shop for, deliver to, or simply support one of their 433 clients who are lacking loved ones to celebrate the holidays with. See website for details. Through Dec. 18. $35-50.

512/483-3582

www.familyeldercare.org/services/holiday-giving-drive.html

PDQ Holiday Food Drive With Leander ISD Backpack Food Program

Drop off goods for this charity food drive. Free.

PDQ Cedar Park and PDQ Lakeline, 512/363-5160

www.eatpdq.com

Searsucker Kicks off the Holidays With Giving Drive

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Travis County Brown Santa and then treat yourself to same tasty diner, brunch, or happy hour delights. Dec. 1-22. Free.

Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000

www.searsucker.com/austin

Trail of Lights

Did you know that the 155 foot tall freestanding man-made Christmas tree is the nation's tallest? Did you know that this year marks the 50th anniversary lighting of the iconic tree? Now you do. Open to the public through Dec. 23, 7-10pm.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700

www.austintrailoflights.org

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Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.

587-SPAY

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