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    AAC Summer Camp for Shelter Dogs

    The Austin Animal Center needs foster parents for its summer camp program to give dogs a break from the shelter life. You don't have to have foster experience, but they do ask that you sign on for two weeks.
    Pickup is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 11am-7pm. Free.  
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    AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference

    A four-day professional learning experience featuring over 200 workshops exploring equity, student agency, technology, and more. Open to all preK-12th grade educators.
    Mon.-Thu., July 30-Aug. 2. Free.
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    Civic Events

    APD I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference

    The Austin Police Department and the Austin Police Community Liaison Corporation will spend four days educating the community on how to best interact with law enforcement. Topics covered include: mental health first aid, civilian response to active shooter training, response to resistance training, and more.
    Aug. 1-4. Free.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Auditions: Austin City Ballet Nutcracker

    Professional, soloist, demi-soloist auditions. Here are a variety of opportunities for a variety of ages from 7-10, 11-12, and 13 and up. See website for details.
    Tue., Aug. 28, 11:30am-3:15pm. $20.
    10401 Anderson Mill #113
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    Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

    Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
    Through Aug. 15  
    Austin
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    Civic Events

    Austin City Council Budget Work Session

    It's that time of year again. See agenda for details.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 9am  
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    Out of Town

    “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

    Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
    June 2-Jan. 5
    Mayborn Museum, Waco
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    Back to School Bike Drive

    Jason & Deb from 101X and Bikes for Goodness Sake have partnered to build and donate bikes for underprivileged kids. They are taking cash donations as well as bikes, and you can also donate your time and help build them on Aug. 5. See the website for more.
    Ongoing
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    Civic Events

    Central Texas School Safety Event

    Continue the conversation on school safety to help prevent mass shootings. The Austin Regional Intelligence Center, the FBI, and Department of Homeland Security will be in attendance. APD Chief Brian Manley and Congressman Michael McCaul will welcome attendees.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 8am-3:30pm  
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    Sports

    College Days

    Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one, get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Both students must have a valid student ID.
    Wednesdays, 7:30am. $10-15 an hour rentals.
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    Connect Over Cocktails

    Happy hour with Women Communicators of Austin.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    Countering Stereotypes Using the Medicine Wheel Racial Healing Circle

    Join YWCA Austin for a session on the medicine wheel, a sacred custom for problem solving through the Neshnabe (Native/original people) cultures. The medicine wheel will be used as a processing tool for reflection and sharing around how to counter stereotypes.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 1-3pm. $10-40.  
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    COVER 3’s Back-to-School Supply Drive

    COVER 3 is hosting a special back-to-school supply drive benefiting the Rainbow Room, an org providing resources for abused children. Collection boxes are available at each Austin-area COVER 3 and COVER 2 restaurant. They're looking for backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, and things of that sort.
    Aug. 1-11
    COVER 3 and 2 locations
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    Downtown Jo's Trivia Night

    Sign-ups begin at 5:30pm.
    Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Free.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Drag Queens vs. Humans

    Hentaii hosts a new bar trivia game that hits below the belt. Regular folks take on some queens for an irreverent night of hilarity, drag, and queer goodness.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 10pm-1am  
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    Early Bird Registration: Hispanic Business Convention of Texas

    Join the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce on Sept. 6-9, for three days of networking, speakers, workshops, receptions, and awards.
    Early bird registration ends Aug. 15.. $25-$1500.  
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    Free Minds Seeking Applications

    Free Minds is a program of Foundation Communities in partnership with UT-Austin and ACC and is designed to serve adults who have faced barriers to higher education. Books, tuition, and child care are provided at no cost to students, and those who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credits.
    Apps accepted on a rolling basis. Free.  
    M Station Apartments, 2906 E. MLK
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Happy Hour Double Feature

    Two movies and happy hour prices all night long. Follow the gram – @stonewallsmtx – for updates.
    Wednesdays, 6pm. Through Sept. 5. Free ($5 18-20).
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    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
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    Civic Events

    Lakeway Court: Summer Safe Harbor Amnesty Program

    Lakeway Municipal Court will dismiss Failure to Appear and Violate Promise to Appear charges under certain conditions from now through Aug. 30. Those who voluntarily turn themselves in to court staff to pay fines will not be arrested. Call Warrant Clerk Martina Brazell for more information.
    June 26- Aug. 30, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm
    Lakeway Municipal Court, 104 Cross Creek
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    Visual Arts

    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Xavier Schipani

    Here's a striking exhibition of murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom – all by that acclaimed Schipani, voted Austin's Best Muralist in 2016. This new show is, we're told, "largely a reckoning with masculinity. What is manliness? What has it meant in the past, what does it mean now, and what are its shortcomings?" Could be our review provides a few answers.
    Through Sept. 1
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    Sports

    Morning Walk Austin

    Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide.
    Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
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    Out of Town

    Neighborhood Fishing

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking 17 locations in 16 cities, including Austin, with channel catfish throughout the summer.
    Through November. Free with fishing license.
    Various locations
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    Community

    New Gay Softball Team Recruiting

    A group of LGBTQ players from Softball Austin are startin' up a new team to complete in the D Division this fall and they're looking for ballers and batters now! Practices will begin the first Sunday in August. No skill required. If you have never played, there is a place for you in the team. D team will play two games every Sunday for six to eight weeks. Email to sign up or ask questions.
    Recruiting through Sept. 6. $40 membership fee.
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    Sports

    NLand: Trivia With Geeks Who Drink

    Join Geeks Who (surf first then) Drink every Wednesday at NLand Brewing Company for some free trivia following your surfing session.
    Wednesdays, 8pm. Free (surfing first is encouraged).
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Polyester and Lust in the Dust

    Drag Flix at the Drive-In: One Divine Summer: John Waters black comedy about a frustrated housewife followed by Paul Bartel's kooky Western, both starring drag icon Divine.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 8:50  
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    Schwab Digital Talks

    Networking/learning event with speakers from the industry and a Q&A.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 6-9pm. Free.  
    Charles Schwab, 2309 Gracy Farms Ln
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    Out of Town

    See a Sea Turtle?

    Sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast has officially begun. If you see a sea turtle heading for the dunes, a nest, or even the distinctive tracks, call the hotline so a trained volunteer can protect the site.
    April-Sept
    Texas Gulf Coast
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    Civic Events

    Summer Lunch Program

    Central Health Enterprise and the Central Texas Food Bank will provide Travis County low-income families a healthy, free lunch every weekday for 11 weeks, beginning June 4. A weekend take-home food bag will be available on Fridays.
    June 4-Aug. 24. Mon.-Fri., 11am-1pm
    Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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    Civic Events

    Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin

    The Austin History Center's latest exhibit spotlights local efforts to create social change over the decades, including the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements. Residents are invited to upload personal photos of recent marches and rallies for inclusion.
    Through Oct. 28. Free.  
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    Kids

    Teddy Bear Clinic

    Bring a favorite stuffed animal or toy to this clinic with Dell Children's Medical Center staff. Free frozen treats from GoodPop!
    Wed., Aug. 1, 5-7pm. Free (donations accepted).  
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    Thorne Dreyer’s Birthday Party

    Uranium Savages, Bill Kirchen, Shiva’s Headband, and Leeann Atherton perform at this benefit for the New Journalism Project, a nonprofit that organizes community events and publishes the Rag Blog.
    Wed., Aug. 1, 6:30-10:30pm. $10 advance, $15 at the door.  
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    Sports

    Topgolf Tour

    The third annual Topgolf Tour is coming to Austin on Sept. 23. Play for a chance to win $50,000 and a ticket to the championship in Las Vegas. New this year is a military division, open to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    Through Sept. 20. $85 individual; $170 team.  
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    Vino & Vinyasa

    A ticket gets you an hour of yoga and a glass of wine. Plus, they're raising money for Austin Wildlife Rescue.
    Wednesdays, 7pm, through Aug. 29. $12.
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    Waterloo Fest Wednesdays

    Gearing up for the annual jam band festival happening in September, the Parish will be hosting Waterloo parties with live painting, vendors, and some local Austin acts from Roxy Roca to Trouble in the Streets.
    Through Sept. 5. Wednesdays, 7pm. $7 (free for festival pass holders).  
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    We Are Blood & Blue Bell: Pint for Pint

    Trade a pint of blood for a pint of ice cream. Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate at any We Are Blood donor center (or daily mobile drive) will leave with a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14. Free.
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    Civic Events

    [Re]Move & [Re]Use: Volunteer Opportunity

    As students move out of their apartments, let's help keep their reusable items from the landfill. Volunteers will work for two and a half hours delivering materials to one of three drop-off stations: 2102 Pearl; Poplar Street and San Gabriel Street; 806 W. 24th. If you're interested, sign-up online.
    July 27-Aug. 1. Free.  
Ongoing
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    Community

    Austin Pride 2018

    The city's flagship Pride celebration starts off with the fest at Fiesta Gardens then flows into neon nighttime parade rolling from the Capitol all the way down Congress to 4th Street. Peeping the parade is free, but you gotta pay to enter the fest for its multitude of entertainers. Snag yours now.
    Sat., Aug. 11. $15-125.  
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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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    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.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Plezzure Island 2018

    A four-day, totally queer, total resort takeover! Texas’ largest lez resort takeover returns for year three and co-founder Gabby Ayala promises great DJs, loads of entertainment, and tubular activities like beach yoga and surf lessons.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 27-30. $99-250.  
    Isla Grand Beach Resort; 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, 78597
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Splash Days 2018

    Austin's annual summer send-off with nonstop gay parties to get you wet, wild, and feeling good (funds raised go back to the community via local nonprofits like the Kind Clinic).
    Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3. $25-160.  

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