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    Amplify Austin Day

    Austin nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here presents the eighth annual Amplify Austin Day, Central Texas’ biggest day of giving. Join your community in giving back to support the local causes that mean the most to you and help raise $12 million for 750+ nonprofits. Search for organizations by keyword or cause category and make a gift of any size on the website.
    Thu.-Fri., March 5-6, 6pm-6pm  
    Citywide
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      Armadillo Awards Nominations

      Nominate your favorite local businesses in seven categories: New Local Business; Austin Customer Experience; Made in Austin; Community Champion; Taste of Austin; Just Because We Love You; and Soul of Austin. Online voting opens March 14 and runs through April 12. Winners will be revealed at the Armadillo Awards Party on April 30.
      Through March 7  
      Online
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      Austin Justice Coalition Art & Essay Contest

      A contest for young men of color grades 3-12 in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. Also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges; find details and apply online.
      Feb. 13-April 1  
      Apply online
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      “The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust” Traveling Exhibit

      Part of the Texas Liberator Project, a collaboration between the Texas Holocaust Genocide Commission and Texas Tech University, this free exhibit features the oral histories of 21 Texan liberators of the Nazi concentration camps along with powerful photography, providing historical context for the Holocaust and World War II.
      Feb. 10-March 25. Free.  
      George H.W. Bush Gallery, The National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg
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      Barton Springs Pool Closing

      The pool is closed for its annual spring cleaning. It’s expected to reopen on Sat., March 14.
      Through March 13  
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      Commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo

      The monument holds special tours and events to commemorate the 13-day siege at the Alamo.
      Feb. 23-March 6  
      San Antonio
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      Community Engagement Day: Springdale Road

      Volunteers will help pick up trash along the street and prevent litter from entering Tannehill Branch Creek and the Colorado River. Tools, gloves, safety vests, snacks, and water will be provided, but please bring a water bottle.
      Thu., March 5, 9am-noon. Free.  
      Givens Park Parking Lot, 3612 Grant
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      DivInc 2020 Champions of Change Awards

      This special event recognizes Austinites who hold diversity as a core value and act to make Austin a truly inclusive community. Proceeds go to DivInc, a nonprofit that assists underrepresented entrepreneurs.
      Thu., March 5, 6:30-11pm. $50.  
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      Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest

      The Don't Mess With Texas® Art Contest is officially open! 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, with the top 14 designs featured. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet, a Buc-ee's gift basket, their artwork framed and returned, and the opportunity to share the work on websites and social media. Teachers representing student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by April 24.
      Feb. 12-April 24. Free.  
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      E + E Fitness First Anniversary Week

      Celebrate with a full week of special events: free kickboxing and bootcamp workshops, fun vendors, and membership specials.
      Feb. 29-March 8
      E + E Fitness, 2400 E. Sixth
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      Girlstart's Starry Nights

      Starry Nights are held in Girlstart’s mini-planetarium the first Thursday of every month (Feb.-May), with each month featuring a new astronomy experience and related hands-on activities. Tonight's show features Mayan skies star shows.
      Thu., March 5, 5:30-7pm. Free.  
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      Homeschool Day at the Science Mill: Math And Art

      Explore careers that combine art and mathematics at the Science Mill’s March Homeschool Day. Make some amazing math-based art to display at home, and see how art can be a hands-on tool for exploring mathematical concepts, including 3D shapes, fractal patterns and the formula for Pi.
      Thu., March 5, 10am-2pm  
      Science Mill 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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      It's My Park Day Spring 2020 Volunteer Registration

      Register online for Austin Parks Foundation's biggest citywide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (Sat., March 7).
      Volunteer registration opens: Thu., Feb. 6. Registration required.  
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      Living History Days

      Meet costumed museum volunteers interpreting a character from Texas history. Between 10am and 1:30pm, travel through the museum exhibitions, stop for a chat, and hear stories of what Texas was like in days past.
      Thu., March 5  
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      MassChallenge Texas Application Open House

      Applications for the MassChallenge Texas programs in Austin and Houston are due March 9. Learn more and apply on the website, and get your questions answered at this open house.
      Thu., March 5, 2-5:30pm. Free.  
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      Rainey Shared Streets Pilot

      This Austin Transportation and Austin Police pilot program will test the temporary closure of Rainey Street to motor vehicle traffic Thursdays-Saturdays, 9pm-2:30am, in the model of the long-running Sixth Street shutdowns. The pilot period runs through March 8, 2020.
      Rainey Street
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      Seuss X Seuss West: Starting a Garden

      Learn how to start your own garden, get some seeds and seedlings to take home, and decorate pots to plant them in. All materials provided.
      Thu., March 5, 2-3:30pm. Free.  
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      Thursday Night Social (Distancing) Ride

      Check Social Cycling Austin's FB page for details on ways to stay social while cycling while social distancing. You can get maps and do solo rides, then log your miles and join your virtual cycling buddies on Strava.
      Thursdays, 7pm  
      Citywide
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      Twelfth Night

      The Overtime Theater company presents a contemporary and “metatheatrical” version of Shakespeare’s comedy.
      Feb. 14-March 7, 8pm; extra shows Feb. 23 & March 1
      San Antonio
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      UT Swimming & Diving

      American Short Course Championships.
      March 5-7, 10am & 6pm  
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      Writing on the Walls Pop-Up Shop

      Shop a selection of artwork and prints by "Writing on the Walls" artists Shepard Fairey, Sandra Chevrier, and Sadé Lawson, plus a curated collection of gifts and home decor.
      March 4-10. Free.  

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