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AISD Trustee District 6 Candidate Forum w.ACPTA

In light of Paul Saldaña's resignation, AISD hopes to fill the D6 vacancy by June 12. Three candidates have filed (Alejandro Delgado, Geronimo Rodriguez, and Glen Shield). Hear them speak Tuesday during a forum with the Austin Council of PTAs. Questions can be submitted online. 6:30-8pm.

Akins High School Fine Arts Center, 10701 S. First

www.acpta.txpta.org

An Environmental History of Segregation in Austin

Katherine Pace, environmental historian and educator, discusses the role flash floods played in shaping Austin’s Jim Crow geography. 6:30pm.

MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925

www.monkeywrenchbooks.org

Camp Meraki

Who says summer camps are just for kids? Camp Meraki offers all the traditional summer camp experiences for an un-traditional age group. Enjoy activities like archery, stargazing, and a (bonus grownup) happy hour. And more. Ages 60 and up. May 26-28. $375.

John Knox Ranch, 1661 John Knox Rd., Fischer

www.agingiscool.com/campmeraki

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

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Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

District 2 Town Hall With Council Member Delia Garza

CM Garza hosts a community discussion on CodeNEXT mapping, city budget, and corridor mobility updates for Slaughter and William Cannon. Spanish interpretation available. Light snacks served. 6:30-8pm.

American YouthWorks South Campus, 1901 E. Ben White, 512/744-1900

www.austintexas.gov/department/district-2

Eat Smart, Live Strong

An afternoon event for aging Austinites to discuss healthy eating and staying active. noon-1pm.

Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, 2803 Loyola

www.austintexas.gov/event/eat-smart-live-strong

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. March 10 through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Project Schoolhouse Crash Course

An introduction to Project Schoolhouse who partners with rural communities in northern Nicaragua to build clean water systems and elementary schools. 6:15pm. Free.

Buenos Aires Café Milonga Room, 1201 E. Sixth

www.projectschoolhouse.org

Protest SB 8

Bust out your orange t-shirts and grab your protest signs cuz the Texas House has passed an abortion omnibus bill that effectively "bans abortion at 14 weeks and requires all fetal tissue be buried." 11:45am-1pm.

11th St. & Congress Ave.

www.prochoicetexas.org

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Summer Fan Drive

Donate a fan through August 31 to help Family Eldercare keep those in need cool this summer. See website for drop off locations and more. Free.

512/459-4326

www.summerfandrive.org

Turtlemania

Celebrate World Turtle Day. Watch and interact with the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group in action as they tag turtles with a small microchip and measure, weigh, and determine the sex and health of the turtles. Mon.-Tue, May 22-23, 11:30am-5:30pm. Free.

County Line on the Lake, 5204 FM 2222, 512/346-3554

www.countyline.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

Yoga Ride

A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)

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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

Host a Creek Cleanup

Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.

391-0617

www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/creekcleanup

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