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    Free Gardening Livestream

    Join Master Farmer Nathan Heath from Cultivate for a webinar on home farming in Central Texas. This session will focus exclusively on the most important aspect of growing your own food: your soil. Building healthy, living soil is a fundamental step in growing healthy vegetables. You'll learn five easy steps you can take to ensure you are building healthy soil for your plants, and have a chance to ask questions after the presentation.
    Tue., July 28, 6:30pm  
    Online
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    Queer Texas Crisis Fund Launch Party

    A project by Texas Pride Impact Funds and Equality Texas, the QTCF supports nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief at the intersection of racial justice and LGBTQIA identities. DJ BoyFriend opens and closes the launch, y'all.
    Tue., July 28, 6-7pm  
    Online
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    Sports

    Round Rock Hairy Men

    The Round Rock Express was granted a temporary expansion team in the Texas Collegiate League, the state’s first major collegiate summer wood bat league. The team is dubbed the Round Rock Hairy Men in a nod to the area’s local urban legend. The Hairy Men compete locally against the Brazos Valley Bombers July 28-30 and the San Antonio Flying Chanclas July 31 and Aug. 2. Games begin at 7:05pm all days except Sun., Aug. 2, which starts at 6:05pm.
    Through Sun., Aug. 2  
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    Teach On! Virtual Fair

    Austin Community College presents this virtual fair about teaching and learning online. If you're a parent trying to support an online learner, or you’re looking to connect with experienced online teachers and up your online game, Teach On! is here to help. And if you have online teaching tips or tricks to share, this is a great way to help your colleagues and the community. Head to the event page to complete a survey to share your needs, and if you have something to offer, sign up for a booth or submit instructional material.
    Sun., Aug. 9, 1-5pm  
    Online
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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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    Bergstrom Spur Platinum Planning Study Virtual Open House

    Share input on potential urban trail and transit concepts for the Bergstrom Spur corridor, a former rail line located in South Austin.
    July 28-Aug. 14  
    Online
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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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    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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    COA Hazard Mitigation Public Meeting

    The city is gathering public input for updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.
    Tue., July 28, 5:30-6:30pm  
    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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    For Designers, By Designers: Unlocking Adobe XD

    Join Adobe experts and General Assembly for a talk about the various exciting features of Adobe XD during this monthly meetup.
    Tue., July 28, 6-8pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    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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    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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    Make Your Mark at Pease Park

    Pease Park Conservancy is accepting donations for their new Ribbon Wall. Through Dec. 31, for contributions of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 (which can also be made monthly at $84, $208, or $467 per month), the first 300 people to sign on can have their name etched on the Ribbon Wall that will wind throughout the lower seven acres of Pease Park known as Kingsbury Commons. Become a part of Austin history and make your mark today.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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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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    Out of Town

    Shakespeare at Winedale

    The 50th anniversary of the student productions of the bard’s plays has been canceled because of the pandemic, but the show must go on. The organization will be livestreaming conversations with former students, musical performances, films, and more to make up for the closure.
    July 23-Aug. 13  
    Round Top
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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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    Shop Mexic-Arte's Museum Store

    Mexic-Arte Museum's new online store offers stylish face masks, apparel, gifts, books, and more, and as part of the launch they're offering every online customer a 10% discount when you use the code "Bienvenidos" through the end of July. Your purchase directly supports their exhibitions and educational programs.
    July 28-31  
    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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    Texas Folk & Traditional Arts Relief Fund

    In response to the substantial economic and social impact of the ongoing pandemic, a group of Texas folk and traditional arts organizations have come together to help offset the immediate and ongoing needs of the community. This fund will support artists from marginalized and at-risk communities that may not be in line for assistance by other Covid-19 relief funds. You can donate to the fund or apply online if you qualify for a grant.
    Through Aug. 14  
    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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    Travis County Commissioners Court Voting Session

    See website for when agenda will be posted.
    Tue., July 28, 9am  
    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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