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  • NextTribe Out Loud presents “Screw Invisibility: Celebrating the Power and Creativity of Women Over 45”

    NextTribe Out Loud is a live event where accomplished writers, artists, musicians and activists explore how women age 45+ are reshaping our culture and expressing their rightful power. Come hear musician Sara Hickman, writer Spike Gillespie, TV personality Olga Campos Benz, musician and activist Courtney Santana, author Annabelle Gurwitch and artist Judy Jensen talk about how they’re aging boldly and creatively.
    Thurs. Apr. 25, 5pm-8pm  
    Mercury Hall
  • 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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    Science Under the Stars

    The title of the talk is "Evolution of the Flamingo's Smile." Plus snacks and kids' activities, a tour of the field lab, and a Q&A with the speaker.
    Thu., March 14, 7pm. Free.  
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      Austin Bat Cave's School Supplies Drive

      Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that offers free creative writing programs to local youth ages 6 to 18, is holding a school supplies drive through April. If you would like to donate pencils, pens, paper, tape, composition notebooks, or any other classroom supplies, email heather@austinbatcave.org to learn how and where to drop off your items.
      March 11-April 30. Free.
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      Austin Regional Spelling Bee

      Austin's top student spellers compete for this year's coveted title of Austin's Best Speller and the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
      Thu., March 14, 6pm. $12 general admission.  
      Church at Canyon Creek, 9001 N FM 620
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      Black Studies at UT Second Biennial Conference

      Conference explores late-1960s legacy of students challenging colleges to diversify their curricula and communities to the present-day academia of Black Studies scholars.
      Thu.-Fri., March 14-15. Free.  
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      Bumble Hive SXSW

      The dating, networking, and friend-finding app is popping up in the heart of downtown Austin, taking over local favorite Jo’s Coffee – which means free coffee round the clock for everyone!
      March 8-18, 7am-7pm. Free.
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      Cosmic One Year Anniversary

      Many local artists, including Austin darlings Erika Wennerstrom and Bob Schneider, will take the stage over this weekendlong anniversary extravaganza running through St. Patrick's Day. Grab some food from LeRoy & Lewis, check out the spring drink menu, and get a sneak peek of the limited-edition Cosmic Cold Brew.
      Thu.-Sun., March 14-17, noon-10pm. Free.  
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      Crafting and Community With Jane

      Come do a craft (knitting, coloring, reading) or come and just be. The sessions are held by Jane Lippmann, a retired associate dean for academic affairs at UT.
      Thursdays, 2-4pm. Free.  
      The Austin Center for Grief & Loss, 2413 Greenlawn Pkwy
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      Day of Action for Immigrant Families

      Rally and visit with state lawmakers to speak up for immigrant communities.
      Thu., March 14, 10:30am-5pm. Free.  
      Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress
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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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      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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      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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      Help Set Austin's Priorities for Federally Funded Housing and Public Service Programs!

      A two-minute, online survey regarding affordable housing, job creation, and public service needs. Submit by March 15, 5pm.
      March 11-15  
      Online
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      Hotel Texas Monthly

      In partnership with Rice Business, Texas Monthly will be providing eight days of a pop-up hotel experience, complete with travel concierge, coffee + beer bar, and provocative conversations. Join Rice Business professors and Texas Monthly for daily panels and live-podcasting about the future of business.
      March 9-16. Daily, 8am-noon. Free.  
      Hotel Texas Monthly, 1512 Congress
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      Little Texans

      Young Texans (ages 2-5) will love this interactive experience incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning into engaging experiences.
      Second Thursday of every month, 10-11am. Free for members or with exhibit admission.
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      Live Music Crawl

      Learn more about Austin live music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, and see iconic venues and new clubs, all while getting an overview of the city from a local musician.
      Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. $50.
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      PFLAG Monthly Meeting: South Austin

      Need a place to be? PFLAG's monthly meetings invite everyone from teens to senior citizens to join the discussion, or just listen and snack. As always, they like to keep things confidential.
      Every second Thur. of the month. Free.
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      Real Austin Tour

      This “bucket list tour” gives you a city overview in just two hours. Get acquainted with Austin's art, music, culture, food, history, parks, and famous people while touring major landmarks, lesser-known gems, neighborhoods, and food trucks. And, with the Mercedes tour van, you'll be riding in style.
      Multiple tours daily, starting at 10:30am. $35.
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      Sherwood Forest Faire

      Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, jousting, and unparalleled people watching.
      Weekends, March 2-April 21. $22 ($12, child).  
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      Stradigi AI:AI-Powered Interactive Cafe

      Stradigi AI, a leading artificial intelligence solutions provider, is sharing one of their latest creations at SXSW with a fully interactive AI-powered cafe that requires coffee seekers to place their beverage order in American Sign Language (ASL). It’s an interactive learning experience that is only happening at SXSW.
      March 4-14, 9am-6pm. Free.
      Fairmont Austin, 5th Floor
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      The Slants: Behind the Music – The Story of Civil Rights, Art, and Activism

      Hear Simon Tam's fascinating tale of how the worlds of civil rights and law collided when an ordinary trademark application turned into an eight-year journey for self-identity, blurring the lines between art and activism.
      Thu., March 14, 6:30-9pm. Free.
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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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      UT Men's Tennis

      Vs. Rice: Tue., March 12, 5:30pm. Vs. Ohio State: Thu., March 14, 5:30pm  
      Texas Tennis Center
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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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      Whole Planet Foundation’s Prosperity Campaign

      Whole Planet Foundation's mission is funding microcredit to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $4 million, and you can donate at the store as you pay for your groceries.
      March 1-31
      Any Whole Foods Market
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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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