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  • 2020 Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrate Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day at the Roots & Wings Festival! This year they are bringing the festival to you. Celebrate trees, plants, pollinators, and all creatures from your home, yard, or nearby nature. Join them for live virtual experiences and activities, with opportunities to stay inside or step out. From a windowsill or planter, to a patio garden or park - you can explore and enjoy nature with the Roots & Wings Festival!
    Oct. 24-Nov. 7  
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    "4x4" Concert for the Nobelity Project

    Four songs each from four local acts: Slaid Cleaves, Bill Carter (with Bale Creek Allen & Gabe Rhodes), Del Castillo Trio, and Van Wilks & Josh Smith. Ticket includes bites & bevs. Proceeds from the event will fund a new preschool at Kiambogo Primary in Kenya.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 7-10pm. $50.  
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    Articulture ArchiTalks

    Featuring Chris Krager, who will present a talk titled "Density Through Design – Modular Options for the 'Missing Middle.'" Admission donated to Front Steps.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30pm. $3 donation.  
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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 Spurs

    The Austin Spurs will tip off the 2019-20 season at home against in-state rival the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. This seasons marks the 15th anniversary for the NBA G League affiliate team owned by the San Antonio Spurs.
    Vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Fri., Nov. 8, 7:30pm. Vs. Memphis Hustle: Wed., Nov. 13, 11am  
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    Bears & Bedtime Toy Drive

    Stop by your nearest Mattress Firm to donate new, unwrapped teddy bears, stuffed animals, and other bedtime toys for foster youth in the Austin community.
    Through Dec. 16
    Austin-area Mattress Firm stores
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    Better Balance & Movement Workshop

    Workshop will focus on promoting and maintaining balance, coordination, and posture through brain and muscle exercises.
    Oct. 30-Nov. 20. Wednesdays, 10:15-10:55am. Free.  
    Ballet Austin, 501 West Third
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    Community & Conversation: Austin ISD School Changes

    A discussion on AISD’s proposed school changes, closures, and consolidations with state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, AISD trustee Geronimo Rodriguez, Ken Zarifis of Education Austin, and others.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8pm  
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    Cuero Celebrates Warhol

    The town famous for the cattle herds trailing north welcomes Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series, along with art by Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, John Nieto, John Moyers, Billy Schenck, and Ira Yeager.
    Oct. 11-Nov. 17
    Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
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    Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition

    The 36th annual exhibit incorporates ofrendas, Día de Los Muertos-inspired art, a section dedicated to Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, mojigangas from the museum’s Viva la Vida Parade & Festival, and an art installation by Yocelyn Riojas and Jerry Silguero.
    Through Nov. 24. $7.  
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    Field of Honor

    The Rotary Club of Georgetown's weeklong Veterans Day celebration includes a display of 1,500-plus U.S. flags, the Honor Walk 5K on Nov. 9, and new this year, a tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans on Veterans Day.
    Nov. 9-17. Flags, $40 each; free to attend.  
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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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    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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    Givens District Park Implementation Community Meeting

    Give PARD your input on the Master Plan before they begin implementing Phase I.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8pm  
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    Glossier Pop-Up

    Shop the cult internet makeup brand's complete product line IRL.
    Through Dec. 8 (except Thanksgiving). 11am-7pm
    Glossier Austin, 2000 S. Congress
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    Juvenile Justice Book Drive

    Donate books to teens in the Gardner-Betts/Travis County Juvenile Detention Center. See Facebook for suggested books (paperbacks only).
    Last day to drop off: Fri., Nov. 15, 1-11:30pm  
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    Kids in a New Groove’s Music Matters Luncheon

    This is the annual fundraising luncheon for KING, an Austin-based nonprofit that provides free, weekly, one-on-one mentorship through music education to Central Texas youth in foster care.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 11:30am-1:30pm. Donations welcome.  
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    Lone Star Court’s Rockin’ the Courts Fundraiser

    The hotel is raising money to purchase and donate rocking chairs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Lone Star Court’s restaurant, the Water Trough, will be featuring specialty cocktails throughout the month and will donate 30% of drink proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.
    Nov. 1-30  
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    Marketplace Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    During open enrollment, Foundation Communities' Prosper Centers can help you get insurance coverage, switch plans, and track down financial assistance with their (pretty awesome) team of experts.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1pm. Free.  
    2600 W. Stassney Ln.
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    Melanated Book Drive

    Community Advocacy & Healing Project hosts their annual POC book drive for the holidays so donate or offer your volunteer services when it comes time to distribute.: Community members are also invited to attend check-ins at the Carver Museum (1161 Angelina), on Thu., Nov. 21 and Mon., Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30pm.
    Drop off: Monday Friday, Oct. 17-Dec. 4, 9am-3pm  
    Mission Capital, 8303 N. Mopac Expy
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    Nerd Nite

    Another month, another nerd-out with some of Austin's geekiest.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 8-11pm. Free.  
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    Poketo Holiday Pop-up Shop

    Shop the L.A.-based lifestyle brand's signature stationery, apparel, and accessories collections.
    Through Dec. 15. 10am-6pm. Free.  
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    Searchlight Series: Justice, Equity, and Action Around Rape

    Join Survivor Justice Project and the Austin Justice Coalition for a five-part series on the intersections of sexual assault survivor justice, racial equity, and criminal justice to uncover ways to advance healing and community accountability for sexual violence in Austin.
    Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30pm  
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    Texas Energy Summit

    This is an educational conference and business expo focusing on energy policy and technologies. See website for speakers, topics, and schedule.
    Tue.-Thu., Nov. 12-14. Single day, $35-350; full conference, $50-525.  
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    Thankskilling Food Drive

    The local video store is collecting canned goods to donate to a local cause. Plus special sales, giveaways, music from DJ Slugoo, and free VHS slasher film screenings all month long.
    Through Nov. 23
    Vulcan Video, 4411 Russell
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    Time Machine

    Global AI company SparkCognition hosts this annual artificial intelligence and future tech conference. Tech demos, panels, and presentations by AI leaders across a variety of industries. Find the complete schedule here.
    Wed.-Thu., Nov. 13-14. GA $345+; students, $25.  
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    UT Volleyball

    Vs. Kansas State.
    Wed., Nov. 13, 7pm. $6+.  
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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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