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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Daily, 10am-10pm. Free.
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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    Mozart's Light Show

    Check out the holiday lights and get you a home-baked Bavarian treat, while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
    Through Jan. 2. Free.
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    Trail of Lights at EmilyAnn

    Stroll through a walking path featuring more than 100 holiday light displays created by businesses, organizations, school groups, and families. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the Yule Log, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
    Nov. 24-Dec. 28. Sun.-Thu., 6-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 6-10pm. Free.
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    Winter Wonderland at The Circuit

    The racetrack transforms into something resembling the North Pole with the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas, the Tunnel of Lights, and Santa's Workshop; plus live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and Chinese Lantern Festival.
    Through Dec. 30. $16,.  
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    Adventure for All Benefit

    An evening of camping-inspired entertainment featuring DJ Mixer Rogers, along with drinks, dancing, raffles, and a booksigning with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 6-9pm. $100 per person.
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    Austin Bold FC

    The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
    $189 for 20-game season pass.  
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    Austin City Council Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 10am  
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    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Draft Review

    View the ASMP's draft policies and maps – now available in both English and Spanish – to see the city's revamped transportation plan, then share your feedback online.
    Feedback accepted through Jan. 13  
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    Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

    The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
    Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
    Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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    “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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    Blue Mist

    Thursdays, 7pm, Fri., Dec. 7, 8pm, Fri., Dec. 21, 8pm and Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30pm
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    Call for Applications: Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board

    Travis County Commissioners Court is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on three years on the Children’s Protective Services Board. Qualified applicants can find more info and the application online of call. Several seats need to be filled.
    Applications accepted thru Dec. 7, 5pm
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    Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Meetings

    CAMPO hosts a series of open houses to educate the public about its planning initiatives to improve mobility in Central Texas. Find locations online – meetings are also held outside of Travis County.
    Nov. 26-29, 4-7pm, Dec. 3-6, 4-7pm and Fri., Dec. 7, 10am-2pm  
    Locations vary
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    Certification 101: Overview and Application Review

    For-profit business owners interested in government contracts can learn more about small and minority business enterprise certifications.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 10am-noon. Free.  
    4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd.
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    Christmas at Capital of Texas Zoo

    The zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Hours are extended to 9pm (except for Mondays). Get a picture with Santa or Moses the Christmas Camel. There will also be games, prizes, and plenty of cheer.
    Through Dec. 30. Free for kids under 12 with purchase of adult ticket ($11.73).
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    Coats for Kids

    The Junior League of Austin will distribute over 30,000 coats at the annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day event. If you've got a coat to donate, you can drop it off at any Jack Brown Dry Cleaners. Monetary donations can be made online at www.jlaustin.org.
    Sat., Dec. 8, 8am-3pm. Free.
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    Concordia Men's Basketball

    Vs. Letourneau: Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30pm. Vs. ETBU: Sat., Dec. 1, 3pm  
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    Concordia Women's Basketball

    Vs. Letourneau: Thu., Nov. 29, 5:30pm. Vs. ETBU: Sat., Dec. 1, 1pm  
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    Early Run-off Voting

    Skip the Election Day line and cast your vote for the five major local races still to be decided: City Council Districts 1, 3, and 8; Austin Community College Trustee Place 8, and Austin ISD Board of Trustees At-Large Place 9. For more info on who's still running see our election coverage.
    Nov. 29-Dec. 7  
    Anywhere you see Vote Here
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    Economic Prosperity Commission Special Called Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 6:30pm  
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    Eisbahn: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

    A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Lifeline Foundation (supporting cystic fibrosis research) and the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg.
    Nov. 23-Jan. 6. Open daily except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $15, day pass.  
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    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty Nominations

    Family Eldercare's 80 Over Eighty is challenging Central Texas to discover, share, and celebrate the stories of older adults who are living life to the fullest. Nominate a Central Texan who is 80 years young and thriving by Dec. 31, 2018. Categories include: Adventure, Creativity, Family, Humility, Integrity, Optimism, and Service.
    Nominations open through Dec. 31. Free.
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    First Choice ER Toys for Tots

    Drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-12 at any First Choice ER location in the Austin and Pflugerville areas. (They're open 24/7.)
    Nov. 12-Dec. 9. Free.
    Various locations
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    Ghost Walk Austin

    Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
    Thursdays-Saturdays (and some Wednesdays), 8pm. $20, adults; $10, kids 10 and under.  
    242 W. Second
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    Help Families This Tax Season

    United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help provide free tax prep assistance in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor. Tax preparers, translators, and greeters are needed. Those interested should apply by January 1, 2019.
    Apply by Jan. 1. Free.
    Throughout Williamson County
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    Holiday Build A Bike for Kids

    The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the Hell Yes Project want you to do some good this holiday season by connecting more kids to the cycling community, and you can even get it done on your lunch hour. Each bike takes 15-20 minutes to build, and Ghisallo mechanics will be there to help.
    Nov. 27-Dec. 23. $300 to sponsor a bike.
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    Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

    US Storage Centers has partnered with Move for Hunger to be a designated drop-off point in the community. Until the end of December, they will be collecting food items to donate to local food banks.
    Oct. 26-Dec. 28. Free.
    201 W. Stassney
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    Holiday Model Train Exhibit

    Take a timeout from your holiday shopping and join Tinplate Trackers for an afternoon. The trains run through a variety of scenes, including a snow village and a circus. There's also a tiny roller coaster and wind turbines. The kids can run their own train for 10 minutes at a time for a donation of $5.
    Through Dec. 29. Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. Free admission.
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    Holiday Window Walk

    Starting on Nov. 23, visitors can watch the storefronts of 2nd Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes created by St. Edward's University students. Participating stores include Hemline, League of Rebels, Austin Rocks, Toy Joy, Authentic Smiles, Austin General Store, and Luxe Apothetique. Cast your vote for the best one through the 2nd Street District Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on Sat., Dec. 8.
    Nov. 23-Dec. 7. Free.  
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    Hotel Granduca Tree Lighting

    This is the second annual ceremony at the Hill Country's Hotel Granduca, featuring an early visit from Santa and a performance by the Westlake High School Madrigals. Also, mulled wine, hot chocolate, cookies, classic Italian appetizers, and holiday-themed games from Austin Detours.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 6pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Indivisible Austin Women's Coffee Meetup

    Women are invited to network, discuss activism, and offer resources for various resistance activities.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 11am-12:30pm. Free.  
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    Inside Out

    The evolution of women’s undergarments is exposed in the groundbreaking exhibit that explores what’s under the fashions of the day.
    Sept. 20, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019
    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
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    Join the CAN Community Council

    Folks interested in serving on the Community Advancement Network are encouraged to attend a meeting and apply online. The Community Council may elect up to 6 members to serve three-year terms to begin in January.
    Applications accepted through Nov. 30  
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    Living Room Live: Cuffing Season Edition

    Enjoy a night of music by Shy Beast, drink specials, and potential romance in the Living Room bar, as Bumble helps you find a cuddle buddy for the cozy season.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 5-9pm. Free.  
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    Melanated Community Book Drive

    The Community Advocacy and Healing Project is collecting books featuring black and brown characters for children and adults living in public housing.: Drop-off sites:: Kane's Barbershop (1719 E. 12th),: Plant Party/Gadabout Goods (1200 E. 11th),: KAZI (8906 Wall St.),
    Nov. 29-Dec. 29, 1-6pm  
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    Miracle on 5th Street

    The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore.
    Through Dec. 29  
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    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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    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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    Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – North

    It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Thu., 9am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-4pm; Sun. 1-5pm. Free.
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport Blvd.
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    Open Enrollment Health Insurance Help – South

    It's that time of the the year, again. Don’t miss your chance to switch your health insurance plans or get covered via the Marketplace with support from Foundation Communities. (Seriously, they're the best!) For more info visit the website or call 211.
    Nov. 1-Dec. 15: Mon.-Wed., 10am-7pm; Thu., 10am-4pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1pm. Free.
    Community Financial Center – South, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Previewing the 86th Legislature: A Texas Tribune Symposium

    An overview of the upcoming Lege session covering state budget, House and Senate agendas, the race for speaker of the House, and more. Will be available on livestream, too.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 8am-4:30pm. Free.  
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    Santa Photo Experience at Barton Creek Square

    Go straight to the source and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. You can skip the line with a fast pass; see website.
    Through Dec. 24. Prices vary.  
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    Sights and Sounds of Christmas

    San Marcos Plaza Park becomes a winter wonderland with lights, music, food vendors, carnival rides, arts & crafts, and a live nativity scene.
    Wed.-Sat., Nov. 28-Dec. 8
    San Marcos
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    St. Edward's Women's Basketball

    Vs. Huston-Tillotson: Thu., Nov. 29, 5:30pm. Vs. Jarvis Christian College: Tue., Dec. 4, 6pm  
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    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. Free.
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    The Running Event 2018

    This trade show aims to promote relationships between vendors and retailers. Along with exhibitors, demos, and networking events, there will be three keynote speakers.
    Tue.-Fri., Nov. 27-30  
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Toys for Tots at Moviehouse & Eatery

    Help out Toys for Tots this holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to either Austin Moviehouse location. Each donation earns you a raffle ticket for a chance to win free movies for a year.
    Through Dec. 12  
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    UT Volleyball

    NCAA First and Second Rounds: Being seeded fifth in the country is pretty good, but only the top four get to host NCAA regionals, so these opening-round matches are likely the last home games of the season for the 20-4 Horns, who will be playing at BYU next weekend if all goes according to form.
    Thu., Nov. 29: Texas State vs. Rice, 4pm; Texas vs. S.F. Austin, 7pm. Championship final: Fri., Nov. 30, 8pm
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    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
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    Walkway of Lights

    More than 2 million lights turn Lakeside Park into a wonderland of the colors and sounds.
    Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Free.
    Marble Falls
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    Yoga Unwined Holiday Party

    There's a short AcroYoga performance at 8pm followed by a tango demonstration and complimentary tango lessons from Tango Tribe, along with snacks and product samples. A portion of the proceeds go to the Girls Empowerment Network.
    Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30pm. Free; donations suggested.  
    The Wolf House, 1602 E. Cesar Chavez
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    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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