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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
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    Alexander Ave., Clarkson Ave., & E. 34th St. Open House

    Austin Transportation Department invites residents to learn about and provide feedback on proposed changes to enhance safety and mobility for these streets, from E. 17th to Cherrywood Road.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 6-7pm. Free.  
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    Austin Beer Run Club – Weekly Beer Run

    Please arrive to Uncle Billy's by 6:30 as the run will begin precisely at 6:45. The fall/winter route is a 5k figure eight around the Long Center. An organizer will go over the route prior to the start, and route details can be found on the website. All speeds are welcome. Stick around for a post-run beer.: Free validated parking is available in the Uncle Billy's garage. Additional parking can be found on Kinney Avenue and near the Butler Shores softball fields on Toomey Road.: For ABRC events, all beer runners run at their own risk. Please use caution and exercise good judgment as ABRC is not responsible for injury or accidents.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.
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    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    One of Texas’ largest science fairs, this is where the future begins. Last year, seven local students advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Volunteers are needed for judging and running registration.
    Wed.-Sat., Feb. 20-23
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    Austin Fashion Week

    With a heavy emphasis on emerging designers, Austin Fashion Week aims to connect these designers directly to consumers and boutique buyers. All week long select retailers will be donating to the Kindness Campaign, and the last three days feature runway showcases at the former Austin American-Statesman building.
    Feb. 15-23  
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    Austin Remembers MLK

    This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
    Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
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    BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements

    An online overview of the City’s development process to help you identify which elements are relevant to your business location development and how to efficiently navigate process steps.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 10-11am. Free.  
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    BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

    An online overview of the City’s development process to help you identify which elements are relevant to your business location development and how to efficiently navigate process steps.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 9-10am. Free.  
    Remote
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    Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check

    Learn how to properly install your child's car seat. Register online, email, or call the EMS Safety Hotline for more info.
    Third Wednesdays, 9am. Free.  
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    City Seeks Resident Thoughts About Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags.
    Through March 8  
    Online
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    Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
    Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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    Downtown Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30pm. Free.  
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    Electric Board Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 10am. Free.  
    505 Barton Springs Rd
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.  
    Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Free.  
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    Haven Street-Allen Award Nominations

    This award honors an artist with a disability in Texas who, through a one-time creative act or a substantial record of achievement, embodies the spirit and vision of VSA Texas. Nominations are open to any artist with a disability over the age of 16 years in any discipline including visual art, dance, music, performance, craft, and writing.
    Through Feb. 28. Free.
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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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    JAMen Speaker Series With Chris Del Conte

    Join Jewish Austin Men for season 4 of the JAMen Speaker Forum, delicious dinners over TED-Style talks and lively discussions with thought leaders from Austin and beyond.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 6-9pm  
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    Mobility Discussion With Rainey Neighbors

    Join the Rainey Neighbors Association and the Austin Transportation Department for a conversation about the Strategic Mobility Plan and its potential impact on the Rainey District.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.  
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    Polish Your Profiles and More

    Get some personalized, one-on-one attention where you need it most. The Professional Services Bar includes support for your bio, brand pitch, Instagram bio, LinkedIn profile, personal style, presentations, and résumé.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30-8:30pm. $20 ($15, early bird); $90 for ticket + headshot package.  
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    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

    Go for the bovine and equine excitement and stay for the food and music.
    Thu.-Wed., Feb. 7-24
    San Antonio
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    Social Media Week Austin

    This conference put on by Best Practice Media creates a three-day immersive content experience for industry thought leaders, experts, and practitioners to share practical insights and tactical advice in the fields of social media and digital marketing. This year’s global theme is “Stories,” and will explore how the news and stories told across digital media platforms have the ability to influence the world and the people who consume them.
    Wed.-Fri., Feb. 20-22. $275.  
    Robert B. Rowling Hall, McCombs School of Business, UT campus, 300 W. MLK
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    Storybook Dance Making (Ages 1-5)

    Dance, play games, and enjoy a storybook reading. Storybook Dance Making classes include a warmup, check-in activity, game, storybook reading, and dance making activity.
    Feb. 6-March 6. Wednesdays, 10:30-11am. Pricing is pay-what-you-can.  
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    Sports

    Texas State Softball

    Vs. Sam Houston State.
    Wed., Feb. 20, 5pm  
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    Vintner Dinner Series

    Tickets have gone on sale for the 5-course dinners designed specifically to highlight the flavors of featured Texas-made wines.
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23. $70 per person.
    Blair House Inn, Wimberley
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    Warrant Amnesty Program 2019

    Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online.
    Feb. 1-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth
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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    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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