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Anderson High School IB Experience

Learn all about the school’s International Baccalaureate program. Held in the Performing Arts Center. 7pm. Free.

Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa, 512/414-7951

www.andersononline.org

Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show

All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Drop the young ones at the kids korner (games, crafts, and snacks) with babysitters on hand then take your time boat and RV shopping. There's even an indoor poker run to encourage attendees to see all the nautical awesomeness at their disposal (and maybe win a brand new boat). Thu.-Sun., Jan. 19-22. $10; $6 for kids 7-12, adults over 60; free for kids under 7.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinboatshow.com

Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check Event

Call EMS Safety Hotline – 512/972-7233 – to make an appointment. 9am.

Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg, 512/339-0016

www.austintexas.gov/event/child-passenger-safety-car-seat-check-event-51

Conversation on Climate Change

Join Citizens Climate Lobby for a discussion on climate change, but be prepared to put a question or topic on the discussion list. Some special participants get a free beer and cheese pizza. 6-8pm.

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242

www.citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/tx_austin

Jewish Austin Arts and Music Festival

The inaugural JAAM fest continues with Wee Celebrate the Seasons (bring your own baby for this part puppet show, part lullaby, and part immersive adventure) at the JCC and an open JAAM session at Kick Butt Coffee. Celebrate the Seasons: Thu.-Fri., Jan. 19-20, 9am, 11am, & 1pm. JAAM Session: Mon., Jan. 23, 8pm. Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane; Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd.. Free.

512/735-8088

www.shalomaustin.org

Now Accepting Submissions for Art Inspired by Barton Springs

Applications due by March 31. Show runs May 12-Sept. 4. Artists of all backgrounds and ages are encouraged to apply. Selected pieces will be displayed at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center. Dec. 22 through March 31.

Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., 512/397-1463

www.austintexas.gov/event/barton-springs-exhibition-art-inspired-barton-springs, michael.adair@austintexas.gov

The League of Women Voters of Austin Hosts Call to Action in Local Government: A Conversation with Leslie Pool

A small-group conversation with City Council member Leslie Pool of District 7. The League of Women Voters of Austin wants to support community engagement. Everyone, regardless of district, is welcome. Please RSVP to programs@lwvaustin.org. 1-2pm.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220

www.lwvaustin.org, programs@lwvaustin.org

Third Thursdays At Rock Rose

Shop, dine, and take in some live music. 6pm. Free.

Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100

www.domainnorthside.com/rock-rose

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.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

Ongoing: Austin Transportation Department Digital Roadway Contest

Get creative for a great cause by creating short, clever messages to keep Austin drivers safe and informed. Email AustinMobility@austintexas.gov or tweet your ideas to @AustinMobility using hashtag #ontheroadATX. Through Feb. 10.

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Texas Winter Games!

The 24th annual SOTX Winter Games are almost upon us and they need your help! Volunteers are needed for the bowling, volleyball, and powerlifting competitions. Assistance is also needed at Athlete Village to help with running games, arts & crafts, and snack service. Feb. 2-5.

www.sotx.org

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