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  • CannaRock 2021

    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.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    The Austin Chronicle Virtual Hot Sauce Festival

    The 30th annual Hot Sauce Festival is going virtual this year! Donate to the Central Texas Food Bank to count yourself in on the spicy festivities. The live event will feature winner announcements, hot sauce judging highlights, surprises from Camila McConaughey and Eldorado Cafe, plus music from Go Fever, Como Las Movies, Mike Melinoe, and Nemegata. Your donation helps Central Texas families in need and comes with special perks from local sponsors like Joy Organics, Tiff's Treats, Grassroots Harvest, and dozens more. Tasting kits are sold out, but all-new Hot Sauce merch is still available. Get more info and make your donation at austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce.
    Sun., Aug. 30  
    Online
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    Fix-It at Home: Bike Gears

    Have you ever experienced trouble with your bike gears? What happens when your gears get out of alignment? Join this workshop hosted by Austin Resource Recovery to learn how bike gears work and how to fix the shifting system if you find yourself in a bind.
    Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30am. Free.  
    Online
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Call for Día de los Muertos Ofrendas

    Mexic-Arte Museum is seeking community altar artists for their Día de los Muertos celebration this fall. Artists must be able to complete installation between Sept. 7 and Sept. 15. Email curator George Vargas for an application.
    Application deadline: Aug. 26  
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    Politicians & Musicians: Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Parties

    Join Swing Left ATX and Vote Forward for an entertaining night of music, community action, and getting out the vote! Volunteers will send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters, which has been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. Each Wednesday features a Texas House candidate and Texas musicians to entertain during the letter-writing.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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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 Music Disaster Relief Fund

    The city's Economic Development Department reopened the fund on Aug. 10 to reach additional local musicians facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply for one of the $1,000 grants online if you're eligible.
    Applications open until funding expended  
    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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    Brand Strategy for Effective Marketing

    Women Communicators of Austin presents this virtual workshop with Gail Gonzales, owner of Evolve Your Brand, that will help you develop a brand strategy for your small business or freelance career. Register by Aug. 11 to get the link.
    Wed., Aug. 12, noon-1:30pm  
    Online
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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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    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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    CIS Ready for School Supply Drive

    This year, the Communities in Schools supply drive is more important than ever. As students return to school, whether in a building or at home, they will need the right tools to ensure success. Donate now to help CIS Central Texas reach their $75K goal.
    Ongoing  
    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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    Compliance 101: Assisting Primes with MBE/WBE Compliance

    Prime contractors will learn how to complete Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Compliance forms.
    Wed., Aug. 12, noon-1pm. Free.  
    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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    Flight of the Bats

    The bats have returned to the 350-foot-deep cavern three hours from Austin. Evening tours of the bat emergence have begun with social distancing. Reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., through Oct. 31, 7:30pm. $6-14.  
    Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area, Rocksprings
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    Free Produce Boxes From AISD

    Austin ISD will be providing produce boxes to AISD families The boxes will feature locally grown produce, such as peppers, melons, squash, carrots, and other seasonal staples. The Common Market Texas, a mission-driven distributor of sustainable, local farm foods, will prepare and deliver the produce boxes to various AISD locations each week.
    Wednesdays through Aug. 12, 9-11am  
    Various locations
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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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    LBJ in the Arena: Women of Color in the Political Arena

    A conversation with A’shanti Gholar, founder of the podcast The Brown Girls Guide to Politics and president of Emerge America, and Janelle King, co-founder of Speak Georgia and panelist on the TV show The Georgia Gang, moderated by Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.
    Wed., Aug. 12, noon. Free.  
    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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    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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    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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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
    Online
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    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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    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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