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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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    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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    Civic Events

    AISD Board of Trustees Special Meeting

    The board will address "transfer appeals/grievance" (a more detailed agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the start of the meeting).
    Mon., Aug. 3, 5:30pm  
    Online
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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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    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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    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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    Kids

    Confidence & Grit to Face School 2020

    A workshop to help kids prepare for all that the 2020-21 school year may bring. Learn how to find resilience, grit, and flow to keep going when things get hard, deal with the anxiety and stress of all the unknowns and changes, and find your inner confidence to be your best self.
    Mon.-Wed., Aug. 3-5, 10-11am. $69.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Donate to PEAS Resiliency Gardens Program

    Donations to PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) will go to support outdoor learning and edible education programming in the community. Choose your level of funding, from seeds to an entire garden for an Austin family.
    June 8-Oct. 1  
    Online
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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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    Civic Events

    Far Northwest Progressives Meeting

    Hear from the candidates for the next Travis County judge Andy Brown, Dyana Limon-Mercado, and Jeff Travillion.
    Mon., Aug. 3, 6:30-8pm  
    Online
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    Health and Human Services Committee Special Called Meeting

    The committee will discuss the appointment of members to the Central Health Board of Managers.
    Mon., Aug. 3, 2pm  
    Videoconference
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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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    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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    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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    Kids

    Media Chica

    Do you have a young writer at home? Someone who loves to report on the stories around the world? Sign them up for Media Chica, Latinitas' free one-week journalism boot camp. Girls will have the opportunity to become digital producers, learn from professionals in the field, and enhance their writing skills.
    Mon.-Sat., Aug. 3-8, 1-3pm  
    Online
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    Sports

    Movement Is Magic and the Right Training Is Everything

    If you’ve been feeling cooped up, stuck in the same routine, or just in need of something new and exciting, it’s time to get moving. Movement is magic and it’s your road to adventure! Join Kelly Howard for the final week of this online event (FB or Zoom, your choice) and get ready to plan for fun and adventure. It’s not too late to start.
    Mon., Aug. 3, 6pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Pedestrian Advisory Council Meeting

    This week's discussion Items include the Health Streets Initiative, Austin Outside's proposed 2020 "Safe Mobility Bond," and Project Connect, among others. See agenda for details.
    Mon., Aug. 3, 6pm  
    Videoconference (see agenda for streaming link)
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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

    Restaurant Month

    Due to the pandemic, the annual culinary celebration has been extended from two weeks to four with some of the top eateries in town offering prix fixe lunch or dinner meals with an emphasis on to-go dining. Funds raised go to support the organization’s fund to aid the hospitality industry.
    Aug. 1-31  
    San Antonio
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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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    Sports

    Swift Fit Events

    Swift Fit Events is a local wellness company offering access to the best local instructors. Join in weekly on Instagram or Facebook for a free open session on topics ranging from meditation to kickboxing.
    Mondays in August, noon. Free.  
    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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    We Are Blood & Blue Bell’s Annual Pint for Pint

    Summertime calls for ice cream, and for Texans there’s nothing better than Blue Bell. When you donate blood or platelets with We Are Blood, you'll get a pint of the sweet stuff in return. Donors at blood centers can pick up their ice cream after donating; mobile drive donors will receive a voucher redeemable at any We Are Blood donor center. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Aug. 14  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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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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