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    13th Annual Tower Lighting

    Join Mueller for this family-friendly event featuring music from the Reagan High School Drumline; coffee, cookies, and other snacks; a photo booth from TapSnap; giveaways; and more.
    Tue., Dec. 4, 5:30pm. Free.  
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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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      Annual Bullock Museum Store Sale

      Stop in and save 20% on all museum store merchandise during regular museum hours.
      Dec. 3-9
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      Sports

      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 Herb Society Monthly Meeting

      First Tuesdays, 10am. Free for members, $5 for non-members.  
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      Civic Events

      Austin Justice Coalition General Body Meeting

      Join AJC for their general body meetings. Community groups are invited to attend, share what they are working on, and share how AJC can get involved.
      First Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm  
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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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      Out of Town

      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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      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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      Civic Events

      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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      Civic Events

      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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      Kids

      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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      Citywide Community Conversation With Mayor Adler

      Join Mayor Steve Adler and Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo for a discussion about how Capital Metro can improve transit in your area of Austin.
      Tue., Dec. 4, 6-8pm. Free.  
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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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      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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      Out of Town

      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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      GACA Lecture Series

      This month's Greater Austin Clay Artists lecture features Stan Irving.
      Tue., Feb. 7, 7pm. Free.
      St. Edward's University, Clay Studio in the Fine Arts Building, 3001 S. Congress
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      Give Blood, Get Ice Cream

      Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, during the entire month of December at any We Are Blood donor center will leave with a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Cream. The need for donors is high during the holiday season, so now is a great time to give!
      Dec. 1-31. Free.
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      Civic Events

      Givens District Park Community Meeting

      Learn about the master plan being created to guide future improvements to the park and what those improvements might be at this open house with informational exhibits and maps.
      Tue., Dec. 4, 6-8pm  
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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 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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      Out of Town

      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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      LegalLine

      Need a legal question answered? This hotline can help. Lawyers will answer your questions and give referrals to appropriate community organizations.
      First Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. 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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      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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      Public Meeting for Silicon Hill Academy Charter School

      Community members and stakeholders are invited to share their thoughts with the Silicon Hill Academy board of directors with free food and breakout sessions regarding the potential opening of a new charter school. There will be two more meetings on Wed., Dec. 5, and Thu., Dec. 6, at the same time, location TBD.
      Tue., Dec. 4, 6:30-8:15pm. Free.
      Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca Rd.
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      Visual Arts

      Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

      This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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      Kids

      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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      Sports

      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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      Civic Events

      The Austin Forum Presents: Cities & Technology

      A presentation on the ways Austin could harness new technologies to benefit its mobility, energy, and residents.
      Tue., Dec. 4, 6:15-7:30pm. Free.  
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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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      Tuesday Trivia Night at Infinite Monkey Theorem

      Grab six of your best wine-loving buds and sign up for trivia. Deals on wines and slushies throughout the game, and the winning team each gets a freebie.
      Tuesdays, 7:45pm. Free.
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      Kids

      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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      Out of Town

      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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      Sports

      WWE Smackdown Live

      Here's your chance to see WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe, Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and many more.
      Tue., Dec. 4, 6:30pm. $15 and up (VIP Ringsider packages available).  
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      Sports

      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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      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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      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.

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