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  • Austin Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

    Free and open to the public, Performing and Visual Arts Fairs (PVAs) connect students with colleges and universities offering majors in music, theater, art, dance, and other related disciplines.
    Sun. Oct. 20, 1pm-3pm  
    St. Edward's University
  • Roots & Wings Festival 2019

    Celebrate trees, butterflies, and all creatures, plus at Pop-Up Events across the city. The Roots & Wings Festival is Austin's largest (and only) combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. Fun for all ages, including a butterfly tent, tree climb, and more! Full details available online.
    Sat. Oct. 26, 10am-3pm  
    Zilker Botanical Garden
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    Special Screenings

    Us (2019)

    Alamo Drafthouse of Torment: Drafthouse screens Peele's horror thriller outside of Austin's spine-tingling House of Torment. Bring your own chairs; food and beverages for sale on site.
    Wed., Oct. 9, 7:30  
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      House of Torment

      Step into your worst nightmare at this fright farm in North Austin. Known for its high production values and immersive scare tactics, this is one up from watching horror movies all month. New this year are outdoor horror screenings for those who enjoy their spine tingling in fear.
      Oct. 3-6, 9-31; Nov. 1-2. $20+.  
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      Belles & Chimes Kickoff Party

      Belles & Chimes is a pinball league for female-identifying players, of all ages and all skill levels. For their first meet-up the group is inviting everyone (all genders) to come out and meet league organizers, learn some pinball basics, and get pumped for this new group.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 8pm  
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      POC Happy Hour

      Join Planning Our Communities for their first get-together to learn how you can get involved. For those that don't know POC is a coalition of people of color who are affordable housing, economic opportunity and transit advocates, community organizers, and social justice activists working to ensure the city's next land use code works for all Austinites.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 6-8pm  
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      AISD Community Conversations

      The local school district invites you to visit your school – or attend a districtwide meeting – to discuss the proposed scenario options to improve academics, equity, and facilities across our school district. This meeting will discuss Palm Elementary School.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 7:45am  
      Palm Elementary School, 7601 Dixie Dr
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      AISD Community Conversations

      The local school district invites you to visit your school – or attend a districtwide meeting – to discuss the proposed scenario options to improve academics, equity, and facilities across our school district. This meeting will discuss Joslin ES, Dawson ES, St. Elmo ES, and Galindo ES.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 6pm  
      Crockett Early College High School, 5601 Manchaca
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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 FC Season Membership Deposits

      Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Downtown Gems

      Gather your team and explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges.
      365 days a year, 7am-10pm. $11.  
      1100 Congress
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      Better Off Bowling

      This is a social bowling league for twenty/thirtysomethings. In addition to bowling, teams can enjoy trivia and bar games.
      Wednesday evenings: Oct. 2-Nov. 6, start time varies; Sunday afternoons: Oct. 6-Nov. 10, start time varies. $69.  
      High 5 Anderson Lane, 2700 W. Anderson #101
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      Blood Drives at UT-Austin

      We Are Blood hosts two blood drives with UT-Austin's Alpha Phi Omega. Donors will receive a voucher for a free P. Terry’s burger. (Drives open to both UT students and the general public.)
      Mon.-Fri., Oct. 7-11. Free.
      100 E. Dean Keeton; 300 E. 23rd
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      BMX Safety Youth Program Fall Enrollment

      Among the lessons students will learn are personal development, BMX bicycle safety, bicycle handling and maneuvers, bicycle care and maintenance, and BMX ethics in the park.
      Various locations
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      Capital Metro Open House: Project Connect + MetroRapid Corridors

      Learn about the proposed MetroRapid corridors (they're proposing going from the two we have to seven – we say YES!) via the virtual open house, available online through Oct. 24. You can email comments during that time to the address provided.
      Open house: Tue., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Virtual open house online through Thu., Oct. 24
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      Dirt Divas Afterschool Program

      This program for kids (third through fifth grade) emphasizes women’s leadership roles in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. Activities range from nature-based arts & crafts, to kayaking, archery, and more.
      Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Free.  
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      Epilepsy Support Group

      Listen to the experiences of other people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Help the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas help you.
      Second Wednesday of the month through December, 6:30pm. Free.
      Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas Austin Office, 8505 Cross Park Dr. #120
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      Fall Fest at Sweet Berry Farm

      Get down to the farm for deals on PYOP (Pick Your Own Pumpkin), hayrides, a corn maze, pig races, and more.
      Sept. 21-Nov. 3. Sat.-Sun., 9am-6pm; Wed.-Fri., 2-7pm. $16; ages under 2, free.  
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      Foundations of Everyday Leadership

      A four-part online training on the “head to heart” of everyday leadership, individual decision making, group decision making, and managing motivation. Students should expect 4-6 hours of material weekly for a total of 16-24 hours of training with one in-person session.
      Offered Mon., Sept. 30-Fri., Nov. 15. $35.  
      Online
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      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Ghost Walk Austin

      Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
      Tuesdays-Saturdays (and some Mondays), 8pm. $20; ages 10 & under, $10.  
      242 W. Second
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      Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce Fall Classic Tournament

      Enjoy friendly competition, prizes, and networking with GAACC's board members and other members of the Asian Pacific American business community.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 11:30am-7pm. Members, $160-600; nonmembers, $185-700.  
      Falconhead Golf Club, 15201 Falcon Head Blvd.
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      Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 2pm  
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      Special Screenings

      High School Horror

      Family Movie Night: Join Hyperreal Film Club for its ode to Nineties high school horror, curated by the series' first-ever guest programmer, local horror maven Shannon Wiedemeyer. You'll get music and hangs, peep films from local creators, and a classic high school horror flick, too.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 7:00  
      Ana Lark Center
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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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      Kids' Music With Amber, Johnny & Sharon

      Co-create the show with scarf snowball fights, bug toss games, drumming, dancing, clapping, singing and high-fiving.
      Through Oct. 30. Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Free.
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      Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

      Let’s Roam’s Austin Ghost Hunt

      Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and tour the haunted sites in Downtown – think more hotels and mansions, less West Sixth bars at closing time. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
      Oct. 1-31. $11.  
      1006 Colorado
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      Nerd Nite

      Another month, another nerd-out with some of Austin's geekiest.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 8-11pm. Free.  
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      Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress Tour

      Austin-based activewear brand Outdoor Voices hosts a free Zumba dance class. Sweat it out, score Outdoor Voices "The Exercise Dress" (while supplies last), and get moving.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 5:30-6:30pm. Free.  
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      Pilates Reformer 101: A Beginners Workshop

      Learn the ins and outs of Pilates during this six-week workshop.
      Wednesdays, 6:30-7:10pm, Wed., Sept. 11, 6:30-7:10pm, Wed., Sept. 18, 6:30-7:10pm, Wed., Sept. 25, 6:30-7:10pm, Wed., Oct. 2, 6:30-7:10pm and Wed., Oct. 9, 6:30-7:10pm. Through Oct. 9. $150 for six weeks.  
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      We Are Blood: New Shirt on the Block for Double Donors

      Folks who donate at least twice between Sept. 1-Nov. 30 will receive a Sustaining Donor card for an exclusive T-shirt that can be redeemed at the end of November.
      Sept. 1-Nov. 30. Free.  
      Austin-area We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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      Whole Kids Foundation Open Application for School Gardens & Bee Programs Grants

      These grants are valued at $2,000 and available for K-12 schools and nonprofits. Find info on the grant programs plus details on the application processes and best practices at www.wholekidsfoundation.org.
      Sept. 1-Oct. 15
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      Yappy Hour at the Long Center

      Hang out with music, pups, food trucks, and more, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! Drinks from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nulo Pet Food serving up fresh treats-to-order, and tunes by DJ Shani.
      Wed., Oct. 9, 5-8pm. Free.  
      Long Center for the Performing Arts H-E-B Terrace, 701 W. Riverside
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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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      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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