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    Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

    Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    Online
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    Connect Over Cocktails

    Mix a cocktail (or mocktail) and join Women Communicators of Austin's virtual happy hour to connect, converse, and cheers to the community. Members and nonmembers welcome; just RSVP to get the link.
    Wed., Aug. 5, 5:30-6:30pm  
    Online via Zoom
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    Kids

    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
    Online
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    Creative Action Online Learning Hub

    In lieu of in-person summer programming, Creative Action has published a bunch of new content at their online learning hub. Get crafty with tie-dye, learn to apologize, experience music & movement, and so much more.
     
    Online
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    Creative Action Online Resources

    Creative Action's afterschool programs are suspended for the time being, so they've collected tons of resources for families to use at home. Check out their list of virtual learning activities, best TED Talks for kids, family-friendly documentaries, and more on their website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Creatives Support Chat

    The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce and the city of Austin invite all creatives impacted by the pandemic to a virtual conversation to share available resources, innovative ideas, and ways to support one another. This event is free and open to musicians, visual artists, photographers, videographers, dancers, and all other creative entrepreneurs.
    Registration closes June 3; chat is June 4, 11am  
    Online
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    Sports

    Crux Climbing Center Online Classes

    Austin’s local climbing gym and fitness center is now offering online classes including training for climbing, yoga, HIIT, and circuit training to keep Austinites mentally and physically healthy. Classes are free and open to the public, with Venmo tips encouraged for trainers. Check out Crux’s Instagram stories to see how members are actually climbing the walls while their favorite neighborhood gym is closed. Ever seen someone climb a door frame?
     
    Online
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Dazed and Confused (1993)

    Wed., June 3, 11:25pm  
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    Out of Town

    Digital Garden

    Take a YouTube-based journey through the park with the newest episode about the monarch, our favorite butterfly.
    Free.  
    Online from Texas Discovery Garden, Dallas
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    Civic Events

    Divest From White Supremacy, Defund the APD

    Undoing White Supremacy Austin is calling on white Austinites to support defunding the Austin Police Department. The campaign is demanding Mayor Steve Adler, City Council members, and City Manager Spencer Cronk: fire Police Chief Brian Manley; adopt a zero-tolerance for police shootings; and to divest and defund APD. See website for list of demands and specific action steps.
    Ongoing  
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    DIY Ragweed Control

    Pease Park could use your help. Since we’ve been social distancing, Pease Park Conservancy hasn't been able to host their annual spring volunteer events. They’re asking for volunteers to help curb some of the ragweed and litter that has found itself in Pease Park while also maintaining a safe distance away from each other. This is a DIY project and anyone can get involved; just show up anytime throughout the next month and do your part.
    Through June 30. Free.  
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Dollar General Hiring

    With the increasing need for household supplies, Dollar General anticipates a need for double the employees and is actively hiring. Apply online.
    Various locations
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Domino's Hiring Now

    Domino's is still offering carryout and delivery, and who doesn't love making people happy via pizza? Additional staff members are needed throughout the area, so apply now if you're interested in CSR, delivery, or management positions.
    Austin-area locations
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood partners with Whataburger to give all blood donors in June a voucher for a free hamburger. Donate at any WAB mobile drive or at one of their three locations to participate. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory, so call ahead at 512/206-1266 or register online.
    Through June 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Kids

    Dougherty Arts Center Virtual Programming

    Dougherty Arts Center offers more than 20 virtual youth art lessons, from origami to pet portraits to creating a tune in Song Maker. Check out the full slate online.
     
    Online via DAC
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    EcoRise Educational Resources

    If you'd like to keep kids engaged with STEM and sustainability lessons while you're quarantined, EcoRise has at-home lessons and eco-audits on their website. Try an eco-art lesson called Seed Guardians, make solar boxes for an outdoor learning activity, and dozens more.
    Free.  
    Online
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    El Buen Samaritano

    El Buen Samaritano's food pantry anticipates an increased need for their services in the coming months. They are also supporting community partners in their efforts to provide food for the families and individuals they serve. Right now, the pantry is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8-10am.
    Online
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    Escape to 1800s Texas

    Pioneer Farms' General Store is still open for limited hours on the weekends to sell handmade soaps and fresh eggs by the dozen, but all other operations are suspended until April 13. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for fun facts, livestreams of the farm, prairie trivia, archive exploration, and more. Their website has a bunch of fun games and crafts to keep the family entertained at home, which as they point out, is how the pioneers in the 19th century often lived.
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    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    You don't have to slog your way through Dirty Sixth anymore, citizen – you can catch the arch antics and musical mayhem of the Esther's crew on video as they unleash fresh new sketches and songs and more about the hottest topics of the day. And there's all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras now, too, and it's all available via their Patreon page. You need to laugh right about now, so this is a good idea, right? And sports are important, sure they are, but wouldn't you rather be a local comedy supporter than a local athletic supporter? [*pauses for response, hears only crickets*] Right – leaving it to these professionals, then.
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    Feed It Forward

    Feed It Forward and take out hunger! Order delivery, pickup, groceries, beer, wine, or cocktails from participating restaurants and add the $5 Feed It Forward menu item before checkout. Support the local food community and provide 20 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank with each Feed It Forward item. Plus, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching donations up to $10,000. Check out the list of participating locations online before you make your next takeout order; there's a wide variety all over town.
    Various locations
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    Special Screenings

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    Flamingo Cantina presents Mau Mau Chaplains

    Donate to the Flamingo Cantina GoFundMe: bit.ly/2vsLmem
    Wednesdays, 8:30pm  
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
     
    Citywide
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    Food Events

    Food News Buffet

    Yes, citizen, it is a bit like a deluge, now that you mention it. And we’ll see how all this revitalized dining-in plays out over the next couple of months (and the next few years). But, whoa, here comes everybody.: (And, to be sure, everybody’s still doing the curbside pickup and delivery thing; everybody’s “committed to following all state and CDC guidelines, including reduced capacity and distancing between guests,” masks when you’re not at-table, and so on. So, while you’re making your reservations online or by phone, maybe let that be a reassurance to your coronavirus-wary considerations?): Easy Tiger, that bread-forward bastion of relaxation, has reopened its big outdoor beer garden at the Linc – you can book tables for up to six at a time (daily, 9am-8pm) via Open Table – and their menu will have “all the fan favorites like pastrami, sausages, pastries, breads, and craft beer selections.”: Parkside Projects invites you to celebrate the reopening of Texas at their Tex-Mex venue Vamanos on Airport (Sun.-Thu., noon-8pm; Fri.-Sat., non-9pm), their Downtown point of pizza perfection called the Backspace (Mon.-Fri., 11:230-8pm; Sat., 3-8pm), and the Italian excellence of Olive & June (Wed.-Sat., 9-5pm).: The ELM Group informs us that 24 Diner is back in fine fettle (daily, 7am-11pm) and that their chef Andrew Curren will be staging summer cookouts in the Sixth + Lamar parking lot for Father’s Day and the Fourth of July. And that Austin’s beloved Irene’s is also open (Tue.-Sun., 11am-10pm) and the fabulous Drag Brunch will again be part of this city’s breakfast landscape.: P. Terry’s, the only burger place in town to get a thumbs-up from Eric “Fast Food Nation” Schlosser, has already reopened two of its locations (3303 N. Lamar; 13770 N. Hwy 183) and will open the remaining stores on June 8, all with hours of Mon.-Sun., 10am-10pm.: What other eateries are open for dining in? The Kamburis Brothers’ Satellite on West Slaughter; the highly strollable Jester King Brewery out in the Hill Country; the Eastside’s Kinda Tropical; Freebirds; Tarka Indian Kitchen; House Wine; Fogo de Chão. We told you about others earlier; we’ll tell you about more soon; and we’ll hope our favorite places make it safely through these various *fnord* phases of reopening.: – Wayne Alan Brenner
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    Foundation Communities

    Foundation Communities has suspended volunteer operations, but you can donate to their Emergency Assistance Fund to help their residents who are experiencing health concerns and lost wages. The Emergency Assistance Fund will help affected residents afford rent, utilities, household items, necessary transportation and more.
    online
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    Kids

    Free Bilingual Coloring Book From ESB-MACC

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents An Empowered Village and Its Citizens, a bilingual coloring and activity book that tells of the history of the ESB-MACC and encourages children to envision what they would like to see take place at the Center. Download it for free from their digital programming website, and while you're there, check out the other cool things they've got on offer.
    Online
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    Sports

    Free Exercise Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from boot camp to Zumba, chair yoga to yoga en español, taking place in the morning, afternoon, or evening, so there's bound to be something that fits your schedule. And did we mention they're all free?
    Mon.-Sat., times vary  
    Online

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