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Carryout Bag Training

Small businesses: Come learn about how the single-use bag ban will affect you. Both sessions will dispel myths and rumors and include a Q&A. 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3:30pm. Free.

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

www.austintexas.gov

Holly Shores Workshop

The Parks and Recreation Department seeks additional community input on the vision for the Holly Shores/Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach Master Plan. 6pm.

Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell

Hump Day Nooner Ride

Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

Queer Ride

Queers and queer-friendly types cycle in solidarity to a different location every week. Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.facebook.com/groups/250352668401489

Sand Mandala Project

Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be dropping sand to create a tantric Buddhist work of art at this ancient ritual and blessing. 12:30pm.

The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/471-7324

www.blantonmuseum.org

Santa's Ranch

Santa's Ranch

Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.

9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)

www.santasranch.net

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

The Acro Cats Ambush Austin

These cats have been more than herded. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, these circus cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and play in a rock band (!). Nov. 12-18: Mon.-Wed., 7pm; Thu.-Fri., 7 & 10pm; Sat., 4, 7, & 10pm; Sun., 1, 4, & 7pm. $18.

Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 512/927-1118

www.circuscats.com

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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Blanket Drive

Share the warmth and donate new or gently used blankets, towels, and pillows to five area nonprofits – including Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace – via city newcomers Sleep Experts. Through Thanksgiving.

Sleep Experts locations or the Girl Scouts of Central Texas

www.sleepexperts.com

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.cityofaustin.org/carver