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  • CannaRock 2021

    The CannaRock 2021 event aims to celebrate the local cannabis industry and the advances they have made over the past two years! They offer an educational experience in a fun atmosphere that is true to the Austin vibe. Come hang with them, link up with your favorite local CBD and lifestyle companies, enjoy live entertainment and great food this summer in ATX.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    AJC COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall

    Join Austin Justice Coalition for a virtual community town hall conversation with local officials and city leaders about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting different systems within Travis County and surrounding areas. Confirmed guests include Stephanie Hayden and Dr. Mark Escott of Austin Public Health and Joya Hayes, city of Austin human resources director.
    Wed., April 8, 6pm  
    Online
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      Your CBD Store Blood Drive

      This mobile blood drive has a very special bonus: a $10 coupon for Your CBD Store. Schedule an appointment online now with We Are Blood using group code D263 to be sure you don't miss out!
      Wed., April 15, noon-5pm  
      Your CBD Store, 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Ste. B-200, Leander
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      All Together ATX Fund

      Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have begun a community-led philanthropic fund, dubbed All Together ATX, to support communities experiencing economic and health-related hardships caused by COVID-19 in the Austin metro area. Donate online; grant applications are open until April 10, and funds will be distributed beginning May 1.
      Through April 17  
      Online
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      Austin Easter Egg/Aid Hunt

      Here's a fun opportunity to get connected to the community and celebrate Easter in a unique way. First, create a giant, poster-sized egg, and add a QR code linking to your service, livestream, or request for donations. Then display your egg outside and register it with the Austin Easter Egg/Aid Facebook page. Have fun hopping around hunting for other eggs, and use the QR codes to find out what your neighbors are offering or what they need.
      April 6-12. Free.  
      Citywide
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      Best Food Trucks

      Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
      Ongoing  
      Citywide
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      Big Brothers Big Sisters Virtual Bowl for Kids

      This year, Bowl for Kids is going virtual. Get your team together and fundraise online all month, and get into the theme with a weekly Roaring Twenties costume contest. Teams raising the most funds win special prizes, too. Follow @BigMentoring on Facebook for more info leading up to the grand finale on April 25.
      Through April 25  
      Online
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      Celebration of Austin-Oita Sister City Committee

      Oita, Japan, has been one of Austin's sister cities since 1990, and for this special 30th anniversary, the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee invites the greater Austin community to join in celebrating with 30 days of Facebook programming. Tune in every day in April at 7pm for online events featuring local artists and experts touching on traditional and modern Japanese culture. There's a full slate of programs, including a performance by Peelander Yellow, an overview of Oita art, demonstrations of bento boxes and sumo exercises, and so much more.
      Daily through April 30, 7pm. Free.  
      www.facebook.com/austinoita
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      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!
      March 17-May 1  
      Online
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      COVID-19 Relief, Legal & HR Webinar

      It is difficult to keep up with the new relief provisions and changing rules related to the pandemic. In this webinar, Laura Fowler of the Fowler Law Firm will address available relief programs and the rights of business owners, employers, landlords, and tenants in the new COVID-19 environment. RSVP by April 8 to get the webinar link.
      RSVP until April 8; webinar: Thu., April 9, 1-2:30pm. Free.  
      Online
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      DC Law Virtual Donation Drive for AGE of Central Texas

      Local nonprofit AGE of Central Texas helps older adults and their caregivers thrive, and is now in need of adult pull-ups and wipes. Austin-based law firm DC Law is supplying $1,000 worth of products, and has put together a drive to gather more of these supplies. As an incentive, they're offering a drawing for a $250 Amazon gift card. Simply purchase your donation online and ship it directly to AGE of Central Texas: 3710 Cedar #100, Austin, TX 78705. Then email a copy of your receipt and contact info to nathan@texasjustice.com to be entered in the drawing.
      Through Tue., April 14  
      Online
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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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      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.
      March 20-May 31  
      Online
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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.
      Deadline: Aug. 3  
      Online
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      Million Mile Month With HealthCode

      Million Mile Month is a virtual challenge to complete one million miles of physical activity, together as one global community. All registration levels include the Million Mile Month Challenge, printable race bib, leaderboards, an account on HealthCode’s activity platform, and activity entry tools, and a T-shirt is included at the Gold/Platinum levels. Proceeds from your registration enable schoolchildren and low-income families to participate for free; there is no required fee. Your registration donation is tax-deductible and supports HealthCode, whose mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives.
      March 25-April 30  
      Virtual event
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      Omni Sound Project Online Instruction and Events

      The Omni Sound Project was created to provide educational and networking opportunities to people who identify as women who are involved in the creation, production, and recording of music and sound. Join to connect with other women in the audio industry and take advantage of one of the many upcoming online courses and events. An annual membership is only $25, and members get 25% off online courses. There are free events as well; check out the calendar for all the details and sign up soon for Getting Started With Synths, Beginner Bass Lessons, and more.
      Ongoing. Prices vary.  
      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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      See the Supermoon

      One of three full-moon supermoons this year will brighten our evening. One supermoon happened in March, and another happens on May 7. April's supermoon will be the closest to Earth, thusly appearing the largest of the year.
      Wed., April 8  
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      Sherwood Forest Virtual Faire

      Sherwood Forest Faire sadly had to close prematurely, but fear not: You can return to the faire virtually via their YouTube channel. Each Saturday (beginning March 28) a new episode will be broadcast featuring full performances filmed during the 2020 season. The virtual tip jar will be open as well, so feel free to drop some digital dollars as you enjoy the show.
      Ongoing; new episodes premiere each Saturday  
      Online
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      Storytime Everywhere!

      Austin Public Library's Cepeda Branch offers a range of read-alouds online while the branch is closed. There are chapter books for everyone, preschool, and family 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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      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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      Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

      Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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      Virtual Marketing Mornings

      A casual, free, virtual event to get to know a little more about the Austin American Marketing Association and join fellow marketers for conversation over coffee (you'll have to provide your own cuppa joe this time). RSVP ahead of time to get the Zoom link via email, and meet some colleagues in cyberspace.
      Wed., April 8, 7:30-8:30am. Free.  
      Online
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      Virtual Three-Week Language Immersion Workshop

      Austinites interested in building proficiency in Spanish, French, and Italian can learn online in a virtual classroom. Reach your language learning goals from the comfort of your home with three-week immersion workshops in May. Learn through the context of food & restaurants, art & museums, leisure activities, and culturally relevant events – we may not be traveling this summer but you can scratch that "travel itch," practicing everyday language with increasing cultural understanding.
      Workshops are May 2-20; register now. $219, full course; $35, drop-ins; $90, three Saturdays.  
      Online
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      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
    Ongoing
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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.
      Ongoing. $50.  

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