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  • Texas Book Festival

    Discover new stories with Texas Book Festival. This year's Fest is going hybrid featuring virtual sessions & in-person programming at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. The event is free and open to the public. Register for your favorite sessions today! Find out more on their website.
    Oct. 23-31  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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    Justice for Them All: March for Black Lives and Freedom

    In the wake of the killings of Mike Ramos, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Taylor, Austin Justice Coalition leads a peaceful protest in the continued fight to make the world a more just and equitable place for Black people, people of color, and marginalized communities. The march will start at the South steps of the Capitol and end at City Hall.
    Sun., May 31, 1-4pm  
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    May Is Bike Month

    Bike Austin, Austin’s largest bicycling advocacy and education organization, is encouraging residents to take to the bike lane throughout May for Bike Month 2020. With thousands of Austinites working from home, social distancing, and spending less time in their vehicles, streets all over town are quieter and safer, so now the community has a unique opportunity to encourage neighbors to get outside and ride together, apart. Share photos of solo or family rides on social media using #BikeMonthATX and #IBikeTo____ (fill in your own reason for biking) and enjoy these healthy streets.
    May 11-31  
    Citywide
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    Sofa Sessions Benefiting SIMS Foundation

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sofa Sessions brings local musicians to your living room to raise funds for nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians and has experienced a higher demand due to COVID-19. Follow SIMS on social media (@simsfoundation) for lineup announcements throughout the month. Donate online or by texting SIMS to 44321.
    Throughout May  
    Online
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    April Dressed in All Its Trim: An Online Exhibition

    The art project began before the current pandemic erupted, but feels even more appropriate now as a group of Texas-based artists contributed artwork that explores the hopefulness of spring.
    Through May 31  
    Online from Studio Comfort in Comfort, Texas
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    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    The museum presents 31 Days of Asia virtually spotlighting online a multitude of Asian art, cultural programming, and Asian-focused experiences.
    Through Sun., May 31  
    Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas
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    Austin PARD Coloring Pages

    Austin's Parks & Recreation Department has put out a set of downloadable coloring pages to honor several Austin favorites, from Auditorium Shores to Zilker Botanical Garden.
    May 19-31  
    Online
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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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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    Bikin' Betties Solo Scavenger Hunt

    A fun way to get involved with Social Cycling Austin while maintaining a safe social distance. You'll bike to several locations around town and snap a selfie, then post using selected hashtags. Check the FB event page for all the details, and have a fun, safe, socially distant ride!
    Through Tue., June 1  
    Citywide
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    Burnet Road Virtual Public Hearing

    Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road.
    Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm  
    Online
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    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

    Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, this year’s annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event will be celebrated across Texas via an interactive website full of family-friendly fun, games, and resources.: This year’s celebration is particularly meaningful, as it’s coming on the heels of a legislative session that put a spotlight on mental health issues in our schools. Launch is on May 2 at 9am, and it continues throughout the month.
    May 2-31. Free.  
    Online
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    DIY Ragweed Control

    Pease Park could use your help. Since we’ve been social distancing, Pease Park Conservancy hasn't been able to host their annual spring volunteer events. They’re asking for volunteers to help curb some of the ragweed and litter that has found itself in Pease Park while also maintaining a safe distance away from each other. This is a DIY project and anyone can get involved; just show up anytime throughout the next month and do your part.
    Through June 30. Free.  
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    March 30-July 23  
    Citywide
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    Fuel Our Heroes Austin

    UT-Austin student-led initiative Fuel Our Heroes Austin is raising funds and taking donations of PPE, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper for health care heroes at Dell Medical School. So far they've raised almost $17,000; donate online now to help reach the goal of $100,000 and to get vital supplies to those at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
    May 15-June 12  
    Online
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    Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

    Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
    April 14-June 24  
    Online
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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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    Heritage Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

    The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts.
    Through July 10  
    Online
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    Lend a Hand ATX

    Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
    April 24-Dec. 15  
    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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    NTD on the VCT Virtual 5K Fun Run & 1M Walk

    National Trails Day is a nationwide event to encourage people to discover local trails and celebrate spending time outdoors. For the second annual NTD on the VCT Fun Run, Hill Country Conservancy chose a 5K running course or 1-mile walking course highlighting how Dick Nichols Park connects to the Violet Crown Trail. You can choose a virtual or live version; when you register you'll get the route, a Strava link, a race/walk bib, and a link to the virtual afterparty featuring Will Dupuy. Run or walk anytime between May 30 and June 6, or join the live version Sat., June 6, anytime between 7am and noon. Post a photo of yourself at the finish line on the Hill Country Conservancy Facebook page using #NTDontheVCT to receive a free breakfast taco coupon from Eldorado Cafe and a virtual medal. Virtual afterparty is at 1pm Sat., June 6.
    May 30-June 6, anytime. Free.  
    Violet Crown Trail
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    Parkfield Drive Virtual Open House

    Austin Transportation is proposing changes on Parkfield Drive and near Woolridge Elementary School to enhance safety and mobility for everyone. A survey to leave feedback on the proposal, as well as an interactive map of the proposed changes is included.
    Through June 14  
    Online
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    Pick Your Own Blueberries

    Texas’ oldest commercial blueberry farm has a new crop of the delightful little orbs about three hours east of Austin.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 6:30-8:30pm, through mid-July  
    Moorhead's Berry Farm, Conroe
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Rock the Beat 2020

    Since Mended Little Hearts' annual fundraising walk is unable to proceed at the Austin Zoo, it's now a virtual walk. Register yourself and/or a team and set up a fundraising page, then get moving on your own terms and raise awareness of the issue. Funds raised will be used for support services for families dealing with congenital heart defects.
    April 25-June 15. $10 per person; heart warriors are free.  
    Citywide
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    SKM Art Advising Online Fundraiser

    Benefit Austin Creative Alliance’s Artists Emergency Fund, SKM Art Advising has mounted an online show of work by local artists. Pick up something to beautify your home while contributing to ACA's Artists Emergency Relief Fund, which is offering grants to artists who lost income due to the coronavirus.
    May 7 until sold out  
    Online
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    Soulful Sundays: A Virtual Weekly Women's Circle

    Do you want to build your spiritual immunity? Does your soul crave intimate connection with women on a soul level? Are you overwhelmed by the quarantine experience and struggling to find a way to build healthy habits and a positive mindset? If so, this event is for you. Have a journal and pen ready, and find the Zoom link on the Eventbrite page.
    Sundays, 1-2pm. Through June 28. Free.  
    Zoom
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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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    TCDP Now Hiring Election Workers

    Travis County Democratic Party is seeking election workers for the July 14 election. No prior experience is needed; you will receive three hours of paid training by Travis County Elections and guidance from veteran workers. On election day, you will be paid for working the full day: $12/hour for judges, and $10/hour for clerks and ballot board members. Your safety is a serious priority; all workers will be provided PPE, hand sanitizers, and hand washing stations, and you will be trained for sanitary procedures with voters. Get more info on what the role entails at TexasDemocrats.org.
    Apply now for July 14 election  
    Countywide
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    Texas Butterfly Festival

    Pre-registration is underway for the country’s premier butterfly festival to be held Oct. 31-Nov.3 in the Rio Grande Valley. The refundable deposit is the first step for organizers to gauge interest in the re-imagined festival due to the pandemic.
    Through June 30. $25 deposit.  
    Mission
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    The Escape Game Remote Adventures

    Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
    May 5-Dec. 20. $25/person.  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    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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    Out of Town

    Trappings of Texas Art and Gear Sale

    The annual sale of paintings, collectibles, and jewelry has gone online with artwork sold directly from the artists and new pieces added throughout the sale.
    Through Aug. 2  
    Online via Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine
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    Weekly Writing Series for Women of Color

    ART | library deco hosts this six-week creative writing workshop, which offers vintage jazz and an artistic visual to accompany the writing prompts provided. Register soon for as many sessions as will fit your schedule, and be sure to contribute your finished work to the COVID-19 INDEX project.
    June 3-July 8. Wednesdays, 8-8:45pm  
    Online
Ongoing
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    Sports

    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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