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.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
If you're interested in applying to vote by mail for the July 14 special election for Senate District 14 and the primary run-off, send in your application ASAP, as they must be received, not just postmarked, by July 2. If you submit it via email or fax, it must also be sent and received via mail within four days of the electronic submission. Download the application via the county clerk's website and call 512/238-VOTE if you need assistance.
Six artists will present their works on the lawn of the Neill-Cochran House Museum, with a portion of sale proceeds going to the museum. The "If These Walls Could Talk" exhibit will also be available to view with limited admissions every 15 minutes due to social distancing. RSVP in advance and wear a mask to the event.
Download an age-appropriate "Quest Log" (children, youth, teen, or adult), then submit a form whenever a challenge is completed and earn a digital badge. Use the Austin Public Library's curbside pickup or virtual catalog to check out materials to complete your quest.
BLM Austin will be hosting Black film watch parties until Black August, which includes the Haitian Revolution, Nat Turner Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Law Convention, March on Washington, and more. Read more about it and check out the daily film events on their Facebook page.
Local YouTube sensation Chad Johnson's OMGcraft channel boasts 1 million subscribers, and now he wants to pass on his expertise to your kids via a five-day camp. Get a $90 discount when you register by July 1.
Camp dates: July 27-31; early bird registration ends July 1
Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
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.
We Are Blood partners with Whataburger to give all blood donors in June a voucher for a free hamburger. Donate at any WAB mobile drive or at one of their three locations to participate. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory, so call ahead at 512/206-1266 or register online.
Ghisallo has partnered with Austin artist JJ Muzacz and the Mosaic Workshop to produce mosaic murals of Black female civil rights leaders such as Wilhelmina Delco and Barbara Jordan. Funds will also go toward local orgs like Austin Justice Coalition and Grassroots Leadership. Get all the details and donate on the Facebook fundraiser page.
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.
Registration is now open for this conference designed for girls age 9-18 who want to explore 21st century technologies and their own innovative ideas. They'll learn through hands-on demos and activities and engage with local professionals to inspire career exploration across technology, creative, design, and business industries. Register now, as spots are limited and filling up fast!
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.
It's the final week to run in this virtual 5K. Sponsored by Maudie’s Tex-Mex to benefit the Trail Foundation, it's gone virtual: run now, party later. Register online and submit your best 5K time by July 4. Participants receive a run T-shirt and admission to one big party in October featuring Maudie’s snacks and a margarita.
City Council district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, and now is your opportunity to get involved by applying for the Applicant Review Panel or the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Get all the details at RedistrictATX.org.
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.
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.
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.
Ballet Austin has carefully reopened with safety precautions after two and a half months of providing online instruction. Check out the daily schedule of Pilates, dance, and fitness classes and get back to your routine.
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.
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.