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    The Gay Place

    Drag Lab: May the Fierce Be With You

    Travel to a GAYlaxy Far Far Away to celebrate the fiercest queens and kings: Christi Foxx Paris, Alexander the Great, Papi Churro, and more with host Cheeki Kahnt. Plus a Star Wars costume contest goes down at midnight!
    Fri., Aug. 18, 10:30pm-1:30am  
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    Fall Home & Garden Show

    Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of pros, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins add some star power to the proceedings.
    Fri-Sun., Aug. 18-20. $0-$9.50.
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    Civics 101

    Call for Blood Donations

    We Are Blood – Central Texas' blood supplier – is seeking blood donations during the slower summer months, especially so soon after Harvey.
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    Civics 101

    Call for Entries for the 2017 Austin Green Awards

    ATX Green Awards, which recognizes and promotes sustainability and innovation in local design, is accepting submissions now through Sept. 22 (for the awards ceremony happening Oct. 25). See website for details.
    Through Sept. 22, noon  
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    Civics 101

    County Commissioners Accepting Applications to the Integral Care Board of Trustees

    County commissioners are looking to fill two seats for the board of trustees of Integral Care this October. Qualified individuals wishing to represent the county should apply. Find details online or call.
    Deadline to apply Fri., Aug. 25, 5pm
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    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
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    Civics 101

    El Buen Samaritano Hosts the Grito Challenge

    El Buen Samaritano hosts a public participation challenge to raise awareness of the services they provide to Latino and immigrant families. Enter by uploading your Grito videos (a cry for independence, a halt to oppression, and a soulful shout) to social media with #gritochallenge, then tag three other people to do it on social media.
    Through Sept. 15
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    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.
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    The Gay Place

    Fruit Loop Bar Crawl

    Kick off Pride week with a Tour de Gay Bars. Austin Pride celebrates their boozy sponsors with a crawl from BT2 to Iron Bear to Highland then Rain, Sellers, and OCH.
    Fri., Aug. 18, 8pm  
    Various locations
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    Yoga

    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    The Gay Place

    Join the (Pride) Parade

    Wanna be in the parade? You've got some options.: 1) Balloon artists Nate the Great and Stacy Pineapple are looking for walkers to join their wearable balloon art float. Email for deets: balloonsbypineapple@gmail.com: 2) Lesbutante and the Boss have an open call for their parade pre-party and float. Different seats range from $33-65. See FB for deets.: 3) Pride Grand Marshal and Counter Balance ED Fatima Mann invites people of the global majority to join her in the parade to create space for those who identify as LGBTQ and POC. See FB.: 4) Equality Texas is also looking for marchers! Interested parties should visit the linked Google Doc for deets.
    Sign up before Aug. 26  
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    Civics 101

    Party for the Parks Ticket Sale

    Austin Parks Foundation is slingin' tix to their annual celebration/fundraising event for city parks. Always a fun time with bits and bites by some of Austin's best chefs and local cocktails.
    Wed., Oct. 4, 6:30pm. $125+.  
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    The Gay Place

    Pride Splash

    Join Pride and GayTX for a gay ol' pool day. Splish splash.
    Sat., Aug. 19, 2pm  
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    Civics 101

    TCSO Victim Services Unit Seeks Volunteers

    The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit needs volunteers to offer immediate assistance to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances. Those interested must complete a training program from Sept. 11-Oct. 2 (Mon. and Thu., 6-9pm, Sat. 9am-5pm).
    Register for Sept. training through Aug.  
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