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    55 Plus Seminar Series: The Truth About Our Aging Brain

    This month's seminar debunks many longstanding myths associated with age-related changes, getting older, and brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.
    Thu., March 12, 10:30am-noon. Free.  
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    Adult Story Hour: Road Trip!

    Listen to and tell five-minute stories on the theme, "Road Trip!" Truth, fiction, funny, serious; read, memorized, or remembered – interpreted however you wish.
    Thu., March 12, 7pm. Free.  
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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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    Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check Event – Round Rock

    Learn how to properly install child car seats. Register online or call the EMS Safety Line.
    Thu., March 12, 9am. Free.  
    Williamson County Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock
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    City Council Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., March 12, 10am. Free.  
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    Community Engagement Day

    Join Keep Austin Beautiful for a morning of service around the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South Pleasant Valley Road. Bring a water bottle, but tools, gloves, safety vests, snacks, and water are provided.
    Thu., March 12, 9am-noon. Free.  
    East Riverside & South Pleasant Valley
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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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    Eastside Pop-Up/Hotel Vegas Anniversary

    Hotel Vegas and Volstead are celebrating their ninth anniversary with Eastside Pop-Up vendors, screenprinting by Fine Southern Gentlemen, DJs, comedy, songwriters, and lotsa live music, natch. Pop in early to snag a free T.
    Thu., March 12, 4pm. Free.  
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    From Portraits to Chibi-Manga Art: Women's History Month

    Draw along with a female artist and learn the difference between traditional portrait drawing and drawing the cute: characters of manga art, like Pokémon. Ages 6 and up.
    Thu., March 12, 4-5pm. Free.  
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    Frost Chuck Wagon Lunch

    Welcome the return of Rodeo Austin with an old-fashioned chuck wagon lunch. A fiddler will perform live music, and veggie stew and brisket sliders with sides, cobbler, tea and coffee will be served.
    Thu., March 12, 11:30am-1:30pm. Free.  
    Lake Travis Financial Center, 12532 FM 2244, Bee Cave
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    How to Get Investors

    Starting a new business or expanding operations of an existing one? This class explores opportunities in seeking venture capital or risk capital investors.
    Thu., March 12, 1-4pm. $35.  
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    Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards

    Nominations are being accepted for the Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards, which recognize the efforts made by youth and educators working to improve and beautify their communities. Nominate a person or group, such as your favorite scout, student group, educational nonprofit, teacher, school ... the possibilities are wide open. Applications are due April 3.
    March 9-April 3. Free.  
    Statewide
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    Lights, Camera, Safety PSA Contest

    City of Austin's Safe Routes to School program invites seventh and eighth grade students to create their very own public service announcement (a short educational video) showing how to walk, bike, and roll to school safely. The winning filmmakers get Alamo Drafthouse gift cards, and their video will be shown in middle schools across Austin. Get all the details and submit your entry online.
    March 10-30  
    Online
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    Little Texans: Vaqueros

    Li'l pardners ages 2-5 will yee-haw for this hands-on program incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning. This month promises horseplay and adventure while exploring the roots of the Texas cowboy.
    Second Thursdays, 10-11am  
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    Loewy Family Playground Ribbon-Cutting

    In celebration of the new Loewy Family Playground at Murchison Pool Park.
    Thu., March 12, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Murchison Pool Park, 7200 Hart Ln.
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    March Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria

    A pup-friendly walk around Hill Country Galleria starting at Healthy Pet. Pick up a map there and discover wines from around the world.
    Thu., March 12, 5-9pm  
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    Pajama Drive for Foster Youth

    All Mattress Firm stores are accepting new pajamas to give foster children of all ages the comfort of a new pair of pajamas. You can also donate online or by mail.
    Through April 26
    All area Mattress Firm locations
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    Queers for Bernie Happy Hour

    A meetup for local queers feeling the Bern.
    Thu., March 12, 6:30-8:30pm  
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    South Central District Representatives Coffee With a Cop

    An opportunity to chat with local law enforcement.
    Thu., March 12, 9-11am. Free.  
    Whataburger, 1616 E. Oltorf
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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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    Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

    Thinkery brings two (women!) Scientists Walk Into a Bar® back to Black Star. The scientists will be easy to spot, as they’ll be sitting near a sign that reads “We are scientists. Ask us anything!” The questions are as diverse as the scientists themselves and can range from string theory to meteorites.
    Thu., March 12, 6:30-8:30pm  
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    [CANCELED] Robot Mania: Spring Break at the Science Mill

    Science Mill is closing from March 13-24 due to COVID-19. : Spring break at the Science Mill gives kids a chance to race, build, and code robots at special pop-up stations all over the museum. Check the Science Mill website for activity dates and times.
    March 9-13 & 16-20, 10am-4pm. $5.50-11; ages 2 & under, free.  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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    [CANCELED] Showroom 808’s Creative Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference

    A one-day conference designed to give female creatives the tools to cultivate their professional development and sustain and grow their creative businesses.: Event was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
    Thu., March 12, 8am-2:30pm. $65+.  

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