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    Volunteer With Refugee Services of Texas

    RSTX is seeking mentors for their Youth Mentoring Program, which is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth ages 15-24 as they adapt to life in a new country. Mentors are paired with a mentee for six months and meet for a minimum of eight hours per month to work on goals together. Mentors must be at least 18 years old, residing in or near Austin, and able to meet the time commitment. All applicants welcome, regardless of language or profession, but there is currently a specific need for male mentors that speak Pashto, Dari, or Kinyarwanda.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    60th Anniversary Summer Celebration

    All summer long, Natural Bridge Caverns is celebrating six decades of discovery. There are several tours and attractions, including the new Twisted Trails adventure course and a chance to pan for treasures just like gold miners.
    Through Aug. 23. $10-30.  
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    Austin Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

    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.
    Through Aug. 31  
    Online
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    Beach Access Closed

    Corpus Christi-area beaches, including Port Aransas, are closed to vehicular traffic, but pedestrians are still allowed with a curfew from 8:30pm to 6am. Aransas County, which includes Rockport, and Kleberg County have similar rules.
    Through Sat., Aug. 1  
    Nueces County
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    Black Lives Matter Watch Parties

    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.
    Daily through June & July  
    Online via BLM Austin
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    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
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    Camp YouTuber

    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  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    CarverMuseumATX Survey

    The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community input on the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center master planning process ahead of the project's first virtual meeting on August 8.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Child Care Provider Relief Grant Application Period Open

    The Austin Child Care Provider Relief Grant provides immediate one-time financial assistance to eligible child care centers, including home providers. In partnership with the city of Austin, United Way for Greater Austin will accept applications and provide consultation and case management services to grant applicants. Join a webinar on Wed., July 22, at 9am to get more information.
    Open July 21 to Oct. 1 or when funding is expended, whichever is first  
    Online
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    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.
     
    Online
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    Connect2Texas

    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.
     
    Online
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Research Participants Needed

    This month, medical research firm Benchmark Research will launch clinical trials to test vaccines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Austin. Participants must be 18 or older, and front-line workers, people likely to be exposed to the virus, and those over 65 or at high risk with chronic health conditions are especially needed. All participants will receive financial compensation. Call or inquire via the website for more information.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Ear to Ear Pro Bono Program

    Minority-owned advertising agency Third Ear is familiar with the barriers and challenges fellow minority-owned businesses face on a daily basis in pursuit of growth, so they've launched Ear to Ear, in which they'll select one Austin minority-owned small business annually and provide pro bono advertising services. Get details and apply online if your small business qualifies.
    Through Mon., Aug. 3  
    Apply online
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    Here to Help ATX Fundraiser

    Austin families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are still struggling with access to basic needs such as groceries, household items, medical supplies, and rental assistance. Show your support by bidding on auction items like a backyard barbecue with SaulPaul or by purchasing raffle tickets for such treats as a Downtown staycation or Tito's gift basket. Sponsored by ATXelerator to benefit Foundation Communities.
    Through Sun., July 26, 10pm  
    Online
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    Kids

    High 5 Kids Club

    Kids bowl free all summer long with High 5 Kids' Club. Register online for your summer pass.
    Through Aug. 29  
    High 5: 2700 W Anderson; 1502 RR 620 S., Lakeway
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    Housing and Planning Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Tue., July 21, 10am  
    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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    Naptime Read-Along

    Texas Preparatory School invites kiddos age 3-7 to grab a blankie and teddy and settle in with them on Facebook Live for a pre-nap storytime.
    Mon.-Thu., noon  
    Online via Facebook Live
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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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    Out of Town

    Red Light District Tour

    Once a wide-open port city, the tour guides take visitors to what were once the houses of ill repute along the waterfront.
    Nightly at 6, 8 & 10pm  
    Galveston
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    Shape Austin's Future: Redistrict ATX

    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.
    June 1-Sept. 30  
    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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    Out of Town

    Summer of Sculpture Festival

    Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” fills the gardens with 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures of people performing familiar tasks. Advance online timed tickets required.
    Mon., June 22-Fri., July 31  
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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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

    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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    World Navigation: Maps & Data

    From the first human maps on cave walls to real-time, continually updated, crowdsourced geodata, mapping has come a long way in the last 8,000 years. Discover your inner cartographer at this seminar and learn about maps and data.
    Tue., July 21, 6-8pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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