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    Spring Break Bonus Blood Drive

    Give the gift of life by donating at any We Are Blood center between March 16 and 22, and receive a gift certificate for an Austinite's lifeblood: Torchy's chips & queso.
    March 16-22. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    They've Gotta Have Us Netflix Virtual Watch Party (2018)

    Austin Justice Coalition Presents: Just because you're social distancing doesn't mean you can't be social. Tune in via Austin Justice Coalition's watch party link, found on their social media pages, to check out this three-part documentary on Black cinema. Starts Fri., March 20, and concludes Sun., March 22, each night starting at 6:50pm.
    Sat., March 21, 6:50pm  
    Online
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    Austin Animal Center Updates

    Austin Animal Center is closed to the public until at least April 13, meaning they will not be able to take in or adopt out any animals during this time. Due to incredible community outreach, they no longer need fosters at this time, but check back in case that changes. See AAC's Facebook page for details as well as tips for reuniting lost animals with their families while AAC is closed, and remember, donations are always welcome.
     
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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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    Out of Town

    “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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    Bat City Artisans Virtual Market

    Bat City Artisans market is going virtual! Their usual monthly market features 30+ local purveyors of art, vintage, handcrafted home and skincare goods, and more, and now they're holding it in cyberspace. If your business would fit in with this market, email them at batcityartisans@gmail.com to see if they can help you get some online sales. Shoppers, save the date: March 29, time TBA.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

    Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    Online
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    Kids

    Children's Books Read by Jayda Marie

    Local YouTuber Jayda Marie has been uploading videos of herself reading books for children, and so far has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies, and more. It's basically a virtual storytime at the library!
    Online
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    Covid Mask Makers Seeks Assistance

    Do you know how to sew? Covid Mask Makers needs people to help sew face masks, and they've got patterns and instructions, including a helpful video, on their website. If you're all thumbs in that regard, you can help by donating supplies or picking up and delivering finished masks. Sign up for the newsletter to get more details, but feel free to get going on the mask-making anytime.
    At home
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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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    El Buen Samaritano

    El Buen Samaritano's food pantry anticipates an increased need for their services in the coming months. They are also supporting community partners in their efforts to provide food for the families and individuals they serve. Right now, the pantry is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9-11am.
    Online
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    Enlightenment & Cannabis Pop-Up

    Featuring a stick-and-poke artist doing small tattoos, hemp rolling and education, local handmade items, organic CBD, vintage, tarot readings, and more enlightening activities.
    Sat., March 21, noon-4pm. Free.  
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    Escape to 1800s Texas

    Pioneer Farms' General Store is still open for limited hours on the weekends to sell handmade soaps and fresh eggs by the dozen, but all other operations are suspended until April 13. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for fun facts, livestreams of the farm, prairie trivia, archive exploration, and more. Their website has a bunch of fun games and crafts to keep the family entertained at home, which as they point out, is how the pioneers in the 19th century often lived.
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    Foundation Communities

    Foundation Communities has suspended volunteer operations, but you can donate to their Emergency Assistance Fund to help their residents who are experiencing health concerns and lost wages. The Emergency Assistance Fund will help affected residents afford rent, utilities, household items, necessary transportation and more.
    online
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    Free Internet at Full Circle Bar

    The Full Circle Bar is offering free public high-speed wi-fi from 8am to 8pm so that community members without home internet can access news and check in with work and children can keep up with their studies. Mission Possible is offering free parking across the street, and users must stay in their car or keep at least 6 feet away from each other if they do not have a car.
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    Generation Serve: Helping While Home

    Local nonprofit youth service organization Generation Serve has suspended volunteer activities through April, but published a thoughtful list of activities and ways to help the community from home. Create cards and wallets, become a translator, start online fundraisers, learn and serve in nature, and more. Check out their post for all the details.
     
    At home and online
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    Kids

    Girlstart STEM at Home

    Nonprofit Girlstart has been empowering girls in science, technology, engineering, and math for decades, and they've made some of their programming available for use at home. Kids can learn about plate tectonics, light refraction, and so much more via fun, hands-on activities with household items. They aim to add new activities daily for livestreaming via their social media channels, so keep an eye out for that.
     
    Online
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    Seasonal Jobs

    H-E-B Seeks New Hires

    The pandemic crisis has put all kinds of people out of work temporarily, and local grocery hero H-E-B has short-term positions open because of the crisis. If you're looking for work, apply here.
     
    Various locations
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    HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

    HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
    Online
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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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    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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    Rise and Run South Austin Online

    Rise and Run South Austin's community runs are suspended until further notice, but in the time being you can join their Strava club to log your miles, and connect on Facebook or Instagram to meet and cheer on other runners.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    online
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    Kids

    Storytime Everywhere!

    Austin Public Library's Cepeda Branch will be offering a range of read-alouds online until the branch opens back up. There are chapter books for everyone as well as preschool, kindergarten, and upper grade storytimes. Follow @StorytimeEverywhereATX on Instagram to get the full schedule and to receive alerts when the stories go live.
    Mon.-Fri., times vary  
    Online
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    Studio Satya Online Yoga Classes

    Local yoga studio Satya has live and recorded classes available online so you can get the exercise and meditation we all so desperately need right now. Donate any amount to get access, and keep your eyes peeled for short free classes coming soon via Instagram.
    $12 suggested donation.  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Take a Hike in a Special Place

    About a 50-minute drive west of Austin, the wildlife refuge has miles of trails and you can walk for hours without seeing another person. The Warbler Vista/Sunset Deck and Shin Oak Observation Deck are two of the very special places.
    Daily, sunrise to sunset  
    Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Lago Vista
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Tomlinson's Feed & Pets Hiring

    Tomlinson’s Feed & Pets, Central Texas’ favorite pet supply store for 73 years and counting, is currently hiring for part-time and full-time positions at several locations around Austin. Apply online.
    All Austin-area Tomlinson's locations
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    Civic Events

    Travis County Joint Senate District Convention

    Due to COVID-19, the TCDP Convention Committee has voted to limit the convention to minimally required business. In-person attendance is not required to be selected as a state delegate and resolutions may be submitted online, both of which are encouraged. Official convention business will be livestreamed on Facebook.
    Sat., March 21, 8am-5pm  
    Online
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    Virtual Library Access Extended

    With social distancing being encouraged due to COVID-19, now's a great time to get familiar with Austin's virtual library. Kanopy, CloudLibrary, and Hoopla checkouts are now extended; get details and explore the film, music, ebook, audiobook, and magazine titles on the library's website.
     
    Online
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    We Are Blood Urgently Needs Donations

    With concerns around coronavirus growing and more companies implementing work-from-home policies, some mobile blood drives have been canceled and turnout has been low. There is a pressing need for donations, so the community is urged to find active mobile drives or go to a donor center today.
     
    We Are Blood locations citywide
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    Out of Town

    Wildflower Drives Are at Their Peak

    The wildflowers are off to an early and good start. The backroads around the Highland Lakes are especially colorful this year. However, it's advised at the moment to stay home and stay safe, and wait to check out the flowers.
    Now through April  
    All over the Hill Country
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    Civic Events

    Williamson County Democratic Convention

    Due to COVID-19, WilCo Dems will be holding a shortened convention. Those interested in being considered for delegate selection to the state convention or submitting a resolution are encouraged to utilize the online registration system (see register link below).
    Sat., March 21, 9am-noon  
    Online
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    Yoga With Adriene

    Local YouTuber and multiple "Best of Austin" winner Adriene Mishler has enough online classes to keep you busy through an extensive quarantine. There are videos specifically for kids and teens, and targeted sessions for any ailment you might be experiencing (anxiety, anyone?).
    Online
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    [CANCELED] "Piecing It Together: Austin Graffiti 1984-2004"

    An art exhibition focusing on the first three generations of Austin graffiti art. Opening reception features the sounds of DJs Notion and Hectik.
    Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 24, 7-10pm. Exhibit: Jan. 24-March 28. Free.  
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    Kids

    [CANCELED] The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Zilker Botanical Garden

    The garden is closed to the public through March 30. The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, with a fam-friendly "storywalk," photo opportunities, games, and more.
    Through March 22. Included with admission.  
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    Sports

    [CANCELED] Concordia University Baseball

    Announced 3/14/20: Remainder of Concordia Athletics' spring season is canceled.: Vs. LeTourneau.
    Fri.-Sat., March 20-21  
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    [CANCELED] Dance & Fitness Classes During Spring Break

    Between March 13 and March 22, pay only $10 for any drop-in dance or fitness class. With over 70 classes to choose from, there's something for everybody.
    March 13-22. $10.  
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    Out of Town

    [CANCELED] Hot Club of Cowtown House Concert

    Fischer Haus concerts through April have been canceled.: Make your reservation now for the hot Western swing and jazz trio from Fort Worth at the outdoor pavilion near Wimberley.
    Sat., March 21. $20 donation.  
    Fischer
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    Sports

    [CANCELED] Huston-Tillotson Softball

    HT sports canceled through March 29. Vs. Texas College.
    Fri.-Sat., March 20-21  
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    [CANCELED] Rodeo Austin

    Since 1938, nonprofit Rodeo Austin has brought heritage and entertainment to the community while raising millions for Texas kids. Catch the ProRodeo, one-of-a kind concerts, carnival, and a livestock show.: Event was canceled on 3/12/20 due to COVID-19 concerns.
    March 14-28. $20-175.  
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    Sports

    [CANCELED] St. Edward's University Baseball

    Vs. UT-Tyler.
    Fri.-Sun. March 20-22. Free.  
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    [CANCELED] Texas Stars

    AHL season is currently suspended due to COVID-19. : Vs. Chicago Wolves.
    Fri.-Sat., March 20-21, 7pm  
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    [CANCELED] The Austin Flea at Brewtorium

    Austin Flea events through March are canceled. : Tasty treats and local shopping for local handmade items and vintage wares.
    Sat., March 21, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    [CANCELED] Treaty Oak Kite Festival

    Set spring off to a soaring start at the fifth annual Treaty Oak Kite Festival. Fun for all ages with kites flying high, live local music, Texas barbecue, and handcrafted spirits. There's also a “Paint and Sip” class to celebrate the season of growth – paint a terracotta pot, then plant seeds to grow at home.
    Sat., March 21, noon-9pm  
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    [CANCELED] Wooden Signs: Vision Statements

    Celebrate International Women's Month by creating a decorative wooden sign with an empowering vision statement using the Cricut maker. All supplies provided.
    Sat., March 21, noon-2pm. Free.  
    library.austintexas.gov
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    [POSTPONED] All Things Her 2020

    A conference featuring inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions, and opportunities to develop new relationships with other women.
    Thu.-Sat., March 19-21. $199-659.  
    Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn St., Georgetown
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    Sports

    [POSTPONED] Austin Bold FC

    USL announced a 30-day suspension of the 2020 season on 3/12/20 due to COVID-19. : Vs. Reno 1868 FC.
    Sat., March 21, 7:30pm  
    Bold Stadium, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
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    [POSTPONED] Vinyl Ranch Presents Hard Country

    Includes barbecue and German cuisine, a curated vendor market, and lotsa live music, with a dance party after dark.
    Sat., March 21, 2pm-2am. $15.  

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