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  • 11th Annual Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair

    Join Humanities Texas for its 11th Annual Holiday Book Fair where twenty-three noteworthy authors will visit with the public and sign copies of their latest books, which Humanities Texas will offer for purchase at a discounted price. Available titles include works of fiction and nonfiction, with selections for both adult and youth readers (Christmas presents galore!). The event is free and open to the public, with all proceeds from book sales benefiting Texas libraries.
    Sat. Dec. 7, 10am-1pm  
    Byrne-Reed House
  • Snow Ball: Project Transitions Runway

    Join Project Transitions for Snow Ball, a holiday-inspired fashionable celebration that features runway collections by talented Project Runway Designers, curated entertainment, light bites, cash bar, thrift pop-up, and dance party! VIP - preferred seating and designer meet and greet!
    Sat. Dec. 7, 6pm-9pm  
    Hotel Van Zandt
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (open 10am-6pm on Dec. 24). Free admission.  
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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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-4pm. Free.  
      5900 Airport Blvd.
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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, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
      Nov. 30-Dec. 28. Sun.-Thu., 6-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 6-10pm. Free.  
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      2020 Point in Time Count Volunteers Needed

      ECHO is looking for 800 volunteers to make its annual count of everyone experiencing homelessness in Austin and Travis County a success. The 2020 count takes place Jan. 25. Anyone 18 or older can participate; volunteers will work in teams counting folks in their assigned area. Others can collect donations for the care packages distributed during the count.
      Nov. 18-Jan. 24  
      Online
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      ACC Pinnacle Campus Community Conversations

      ACC is exploring possibilities for the future of its Pinnacle Campus property. Now’s your chance to share your feedback on the 46 acres’ future!
      Dec. 2-3. Mon., 8:30-10am; Tue., 6-7:30pm  
      Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 U.S. 290
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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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      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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      Bikin' Betties Social Ride

      Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, minigolf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details.
      Mondays, 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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      Holiday Light Stroll at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

      A festive display of over 3,000 twinkling lights winds through the resort’s grounds and features a 20-foot-tall LED animated Christmas tree. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the resort’s culinary team will serve specialty hot cocoa and made-to-order mini doughnuts.
      Nov. 30-Jan. 1. Free with on-site paid parking ($8-15).
      Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Cedar Creek
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      Out of Town

      Holiday Model Train Show

      The Austin Tinplate Trackers hobby club builds a Christmas village around the model train tracks in the Downtowner Gallery.
      Nov. 29-Jan. 4. Wed.-Sun.
      Round Rock
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      Holiday Window Walk

      Starting on Dec. 2, visitors can watch the storefronts of the 2nd Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes created by St. Edward's University students. Participating stores include Austin General Store, Austin Rocks Texas, Luxe Apothetique, and Sneaker Politics Austin. Cast your vote for the best one through the 2nd Street District Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 9.
      Dec. 2-8. Free.
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      Johnson City Lights Spectacular

      The county courthouse, the Pedernales Electric Co-op building, and the town are bathed in twinkling lights with parades, food courts, and special events on weekends.
      Nov. 29-Jan. 5. Free.  
      Johnson City
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      LAD Candidate Forum & Member Appreciation

      Hear from the Liberal Austin Democrats’ 2020 candidates.
      Mon., Dec. 2, 7-8:30pm  
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      Listening Session: Cameron and Dessau Roads

      Stop by whenever to help the Austin Transportation Department better understand the safety and mobility needs for people using Cameron Road and Dessau Road (51st Street to Parmer Lane). Your input will help identify improvement projects. For those who can’t attend, see the online survey, open Nov. 21 through Dec. 22.
      In person: Thu., Nov. 21, 6-7pm. Online: Nov. 21-Dec. 22  
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      Out of Town

      Lost Pines Christmas

      Bastrop puts on seasonally themed light displays, a nighttime holiday parade, a snow day, and more activities for the whole family throughout the month.
      Weekends through Dec. 24. Free.
      Bastrop
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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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      Mozart's Light Show

      Check out the holiday lights and get you a freshly baked German treat while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
      Nov. 21-Jan. 5, 6pm-12mid, except Christmas Eve (closes 10pm); closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Free.  
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      Neighborhood Services at North Austin YMCA

      A pilot program from the Austin Public Health Neighborhood Services Unit to help neighborhood residents access bus passes, rent and utility assistance, and social work and nursing services. Call for more info or to set up an appointment.
      Mon., Dec. 2, 8:30am-12:30pm  
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      No Lights No Lycra

      This is a weekly, free-form, all-ages, substance-free and judgment-free dance party – no drinking, no drugs, no Instagramming, no hitting on strangers, and, oh yeah, it's in the dark – with DJ Brian Blackout and a wide variety of tunes.
      Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm. $10 suggested donation.
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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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      Pound 4 Pound Pet Food Drive

      Every holiday season, Tomlinson’s Feed hosts Austin’s largest pet food drive in support of local animal rescues and shelters. It's easy to give: Every bag of pet food donated through Christmas Eve will be doubled by pet food suppliers, pound for pound. (Their goal this year is 160,000 pounds of pet food.) More of an internet shopper? Just donate online.
      Through Dec. 24  
      Austin-area Tomlinson's Feed stores
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      Urban Renewal Board Special Called Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Mon., Dec. 2, 5pm  
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      Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference During Tax Season

      United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help with free tax prep services in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Liberty Hill, and Taylor. Work includes tax prep, translating, and greeting. No prior experience necessary, as a free training is provided, complete with IRS certification.: The sites will be open from Jan. 28 through April 15. Bilingual folks are sorely needed. Email, call, or visit the website for more info.
      Nov. 22-Jan. 23  
      Apply online
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      Out of Town

      Walkway of Lights

      Get a jump on the holiday season with a stroll through 2 million sparkling lights in the park along the lake.
      Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2020. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.  
      Marble Falls
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      We Are Blood: Platelet Step-Up Campaign

      Platelet donors have the chance to receive up to six Alamo Drafthouse movie passes through the end of the month. First donation = one pass; second = two passes; and third = three passes. To schedule a platelet donation, call 512/206-1266 or visit www.weareblood.org.
      Through Dec. 31  
      Austin-area We Are Blood Donor Centers
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      Young Voices of Austin Volunteer Call

      The youth services nonprofit is in need of tutor and enrichment activity volunteers on Mondays from 4-5:30pm or 6-7pm.
      Mondays. Through April 27. Free.  
      First Austin, 901 Trinity
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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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