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    Texas Stars

    Vs. San Antonio Rampage: Fri., Dec. 21, 7pm; Thu., Dec. 27, 7pm. Vs. Ontario Reign: Sat., Dec. 29, 7pm. $22-58.  
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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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      Out of Town

      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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      37th Street Lights

      This is how Austin does holiday lights. This yearslong tradition took a hiatus, but it's back this year and it's weirder than ever.
      Through Jan. 5. Free.  
      505 W. 37th, across from Amy's Ice Creams on Guadalupe
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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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      Civic Events

      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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      Blue Mist

      Thursdays, 7pm, Fri., Dec. 7, 8pm, Fri., Dec. 21, 8pm and Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30pm
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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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      Civic Events

      City Council Calls for Central Health Board of Managers Applications

      Qualified folks – with an interest in "serving the health care needs" of Travis County residents with low income and no access to insurance – are encouraged to apply. The term runs January 2019 through December 31, 2022.
      Due Fri., Jan. 4, 5pm  
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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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      Civic Events

      Five Years of Austin B-cycle

      Austin B-cycle celebrates five years, 1.1 million miles ridden, and 76 stations, with discounted memberships. Sign up or renew for another year and get 50% off. Through Jan. 6, 2019!
      Through Jan. 6, 2019  
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      Free Tarot at the Milonga Room

      Free readings with Carly from Sound Sight Tarot. Text 512/593-1920 to make a reservation.
      Fourth Thursdays, 8-10pm. Free.  
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      Garden Club of Austin Monthly Meeting

      Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month.
      Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-9pm. Free.
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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

      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 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 Toy Drive

      Bring new, unopened toys (not gift-wrapped), a City of Austin bus pass, or an H-E-B gift card for Refugee Services of Texas.
      Through Dec. 31
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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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      Civic Events

      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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      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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      Mutt-Cracker Photo Booth

      Bring your doggy for a phenomenal holiday memory.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 4-8pm. Free.
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      Phydeaux & Friends Market

      Buy all your presents for your beloved doggies.
      Thu., Dec. 27, 4-9pm. Free.
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      Kids

      Physics of Flight

      Explore the principles of lift, drag, weight, and thrust with hands-on activities for the whole family, including paper airplanes, egg drop, wind tunnel, and paper plate disc golf.
      Wed.-Fri., Dec. 26-28, 11am-2:30pm. Adults, $8-10; ages 3-18, $8.50; under 3, free.
      Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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      Shop and Give: Blood Drive at Barton Creek Square Mall

      Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, at this blood drive hosted by We Are Blood will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
      Through Dec. 31. Free.
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      Shop and Give: Blood Drive at Lakeline Mall

      Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, at this blood drive hosted by We Are Blood will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
      Through Dec. 31. Free.
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      Community

      Survey for QPOC Communities

      QPOC community members are asked to fill out an anonymous survey on health care to better support allgo’s upcoming health care provider trainings to ensure providers better serve QPOC patients.
      Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019  
      Online
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      Events

      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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      Events

      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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      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
    Ongoing
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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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