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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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    AJC Black Food Week

    For its fourth annual installment, Austin Justice Coalition is going bigger and better with three full weeks of food, drinks, and community empowerment, including two restaurant weeks and a food truck week. Black Food Week's goal is to educate the community about new and longstanding Black-owned restaurants and support these places that have become pillars of the community. Join in and share on social media with #atxbfw2020.
    Through Sept. 13  
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    Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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    Participate in Viva México: Kids' Art Contest

    A visual arts contest for kids to create original works of art to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Children ages 5-12 submit photos of their artwork, and images will be posted on the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Facebook and Instagram pages Sept. 12-18 and will be highlighted during the MACC's 16 de Septiembre event. Winners will be selected based on the number of likes they receive and will be sent a prize package of arts supplies and MACC swag. Winners announced Sept. 20.
    Through Sept. 11  
    Online
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    Participate in Viva México: Send in Your Best Grito

    Currently, there are calls of action from the community, passionate voices to be amplified, and diverse interpretations of freedom and independence. This year's Viva México celebration explores the grito, and they want to hear yours! Tag @AustinESBMACC with the hashtag #vivamexico2020 or email a link of your uploaded grito video to take part in Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's celebration on Sept. 16.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept. 13  
    www.fb.com/austinesbmacc
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    Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. It's never too late: adults and teens age 15 and up welcome. At the end of the session, you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Sundays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2:30-3:30pm or Mondays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, 12:30-1:30pm. $130 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop for Adults

    It's never too late to learn something new, and hip-hop dance is tons of fun for all ages. This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to hip-hop culture and dance, build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves, improve energy, lift mood, and lower stress. Sign up now; registration will close when full. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 8:30-9:30pm. $125 for six weeks.  
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    Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

    A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning: fulfill a dream and learn something new! It's appropriate for any age, and a perfect dance style to learn as an adult, and is a great workout. Held on-site at Ballet Austin's Butler Center.
    Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 7, 7:15-8:15pm. $85.  
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    Advisory Councils Seek New Members

    For anyone passionate about pedestrian and bicyclist issues, you might consider becoming part of the groups that advise City Council on these matters. Applications are being accepted for both the Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council. They typically meet monthly, and applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the council they'd like to join (PAC: Sept. 14; BAC: Sept. 15). Apply here for the BAC and here for the PAC.
    Deadline: Sept. 25  
    Apply online
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    AISD Board of Trustees Special Meeting

    Agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 5:30pm  
    AISD.TV; AISD FB page
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    AISD Meal Service

    Through Sept. 4, any child under the age of 19 may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal daily from Austin ISD, Monday-Thursday, with Fridays as the weekend meal distribution day. No application or identification is needed; children can simply show up at any participating site to receive a healthy meal. AISD has lots more information online about resources for those in need of food, and if you'd like to help, donate to Austin Ed Fund.
    Through Sept. 4  
    Various locations
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    ArtsResponders: Applications Open

    The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Museums and Cultural Programs Division welcomes local artists' proposals for an upcoming outdoor "art action." exhibit. More details here.
    Deadline: Sun., Sept 13, 11:59pm  
    Online
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    Audio Storytelling & Podcasting

    In this two-hour workshop, producer Myrriah Gossett will go over the fundamentals of storytelling and how it can be best translated into audio. It's a perfect stepping stone for folks wanting to gain understanding of the production pipeline of podcasts production directly from an Austin expert.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 6-8pm; register by noon. $10.  
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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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    Austin Self-Guided Hemp Tour

    Learn more about hemp while social distancing. Visit all seven retail locations for special discounts, education, and free swag.
    Through Oct. 22. Free.  
    Citywide
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    Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults

    Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning ballet technique. This course is for those who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet workshop or have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a refresher.
    Sept. 19-Oct. 24, noon-1pm. $130 for a six-week workshop.  
    www.balletaustin.org
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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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    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.
     
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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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    Create Away Afterschool Program

    Dougherty Arts Center's afterschool program is held over Zoom so students ages 5-12 can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of arts instructors.
    Registration now open; spring session runs March 1-April 15  
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    Health & Human Services Committee Special Called Meeting

    The committee will discuss the selection of members to the Sobering Center Local Government Corporation Board of Directors – which if you're interested in applying to, you have until Fri., Aug. 28, 5pm. Apply here.
    Mon., Aug. 31, 2pm  
    Videoconference
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    Little White Chapel Pop-up Weddings

    Now here's an idea: quick, gorgeous, COVID-conscious weddings with all the bells and whistles, put on by some of Austin's favorite local vendors, at the iconic Mercury Hall. You'll be in and out in a jif, and the space will be sanitized and set up for the next happy couple. They're getting booked up fast, so sign up ASAP.
    Slots available for Fri.-Sun., Sept. 11-13, 11am-8:30pm. $2000.  
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    My Texas Fan Cutouts

    Here's a fun new way to be a part of UT football game days: Order a cutout featuring yourself, a family member, or pet, and it'll be placed in the stands during each home game. Your purchase supports health and safety resources for UT student athletes, and you might get to see your cutout on TV!
    Ongoing; priority orders due Sept. 3. $50.  
    Order 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Videodance™ Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation" Dance Workshop

    Four weeks of Videodance™ featuring the choreography of "Rhythm Nation" by iconic singer Janet Jackson, released in 1989. Still a favorite today.
    Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 8:45-9:45pm. $80 for 4 weeks.  
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    Virtual Beginning 2 Ballet Workshop for Adults

    Beginning Ballet 2 is for adults who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet workshop, or have had an introduction to basic ballet and want a six-week refresher.
    ​Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 2:15-3:15pm. $115 for a six-week workshop.  
    Online via Ballet Austin
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    Water, Texas

    When it rains, Texans forget about drought and the naturally parched state of things. This five-part podcast explores the water issues that affect the entire state.
    Final episode available Aug. 31. Donations accepted.  
    Streaming online
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    We Are Blood’s September Promotions

    We Are Blood is celebrating September with various promotions. Through Sept. 4, donors will receive a voucher for P. Terry's newest menu item, the Egg Burger. Donors between Sept. 5 and 7 will receive a branded We Are Blood cap, and donors between Sept. 8 and 30 will receive a blood type wristband. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory and masks or face coverings are required. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Sept. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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    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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