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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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    Austin Museum Day

    The 23rd annual Museum Day looks a little different, but it's just as educational and entertaining as always. Some venues are open to the public, but those that aren't are providing online content to enjoy from home, like craft projects, virtual tours, gallery talks, and more. Get details from the FB event page or AustinMuseumDay.org, and don't miss this opportunity to experience all the art, culture, and education our dozens of local museums and galleries have to offer.
    Sun., Sept. 20  
    Citywide, online and on-site
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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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    Pecan Fest Wired

    This year's virtual version doesn't replace the traditional Pecan Street Festival that Austin has loved for decades. Instead, it brings more opportunity for international exchange and celebrates Austin's sister cities worldwide. There's still the same family-friendly content, tons of art, and a packed schedule of live music to enjoy, plus master classes and a curated selection of local vendors to shop online.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 19-20  
    Online
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    Texas Tribune Festival

    For 10 years The Texas Tribune Festival has invited people from all over the state and country to talk about all things policy, politics, and current events. This year, the entirely virtual conference will feature a month of programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. With speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ted Cruz, and Willie Nelson, you won’t want to miss it!
    Through Sept. 30. $49-199.  
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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 Pilates Group Reformer Workshop

    Pilates is one of the best workouts around, and if you're new to it and/or the Pilates Reformer equipment, this workshop is a perfect place to start. Everyone is a beginner in this workshop.
    Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:15-7pm. $150 for six weeks.  
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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 Launches New Support Web Pages

    Austin ISD has launched new web pages full of resources, FAQs, and instructions to support Community Learning Spaces and caregivers as students begin learning remotely for the first four weeks of school. Community Learning Spaces are facilitated by community organizations, groups of parents, faith-based organizations, or public entities that provide in-person support to students during times of remote off-campus instruction, and you can find one online if needed.
    Beginning Sept. 8  
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    Austin Justice Coalition Book Club

    This month's book is Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
    Sun., Sept. 20, 5pm. RSVP for Zoom.  
    Online
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    Austin Justice Coalition: 2021 Legislative Training

    Learn how to advocate at the state level, how to read a bill and follow it through the legislative process, how session has shifted due to the pandemic, and more.
    Sun., Sept. 20, 3pm. RSVP for Zoom.  
    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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    Big Tex Photo Package

    Go online to get in line to have your annual picture taken in front of Big Tex at the Texas State Fair. The fair is canceled for this year, but you can also purchase a package of fair food for pickup beginning on Sept. 25.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 19-20, 10am-6pm. $25.  
    Dallas
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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.
     
    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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    Help Rename the Zilker Train

    Help rename the Zilker Park train, formerly known as the Zilker Zephyr, which went out of commission in 2019 and is preparing to hit the tracks once again. Kids can also fill in and upload a Zilker Train coloring sheet. The Parks Foundation will announce the most popular train names at Party for the Parks on Sept. 30, opening voting for the final name.
    Deadline: Mon., Sept. 21  
    Online
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    Keep Austin Weird’s 5.12K Run to Brunch

    Keep Austin Weird with scenic run courses throughout the city, unique restaurants, and local entertainment. Presented by Karbach Brewing Co. in partnership with Southern Smoke Foundation to help raise money and awareness for their Austin Relief Fund, helping people in the local food and beverage industry impacted by COVID-19.
    Sept. 20-Oct. 18. $45.  
    Virtual
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    Model Train Show

    All ages will get a thrill watching the many different layouts and sizes of toy trains circling the auditorium.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 19-20. $7; kids under 12 free with an adult.  
    Temple
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    Pig Week 2020

    OK, so Pig Week is actually seven weeks, during which Central Texas Pig Rescue's compassionate small-business friends will be offering specials, with proceeds going to the CTPR Expansion Project. Check the calendar, follow CTPR's social media, and sign up for the newsletter to get reminders and updates. Then, simply indulge in your local faves like Rebel Cheese, Plow Burger, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and more, and share on Instagram by tagging @centraltexaspigrescue and the business' account using #pigweek2020 to be entered into raffles. It's an excellent way to "swine and dine," if you will, for a great cause.
    Through Oct. 31  
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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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    RISE 2.0 Application Period Open

    Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) 2.0 funding is for individuals who have experienced a financial hardship related to COVID-19, and the application period is now open. Funds will be distributed to those who apply and are chosen through a randomized selection process. Chosen applicants will receive $2,000 per household. Apply online or call 512/714-6950.
    Applications due Mon., Sept. 21, 7pm  
    Online
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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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    Shoal Creek Social Distancing

    Join Shoal Creek Conservancy for a two-week social distancing giving campaign. Safely enjoy the Shoal Creek Trail and celebrate with the conservancy with a self-led photo scavenger hunt and virtual happy hour. Get all the details, including how to win tons of cool prizes, on the website.
    Sept. 15-30  
    Shoal Creek Trail
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    Shoal Creek Social Distancing 2020

    In place of Shoal Creek Conservancy's annual in-person social, the org will be promoting several virtual and on-the-creek engagement opportunities, including a virtual happy hour, photo scavenger hunt, and pop-ups along the creek.
    Sept. 15-30  
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    Stop Sandvine & Global Day of Solidarity

    A peaceful protest held by Belarusians in Texas to express opposition to Sandvine and to join the Global Day of Solidarity with Belarus.
    Sun., Sept. 20, 10-11am  
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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 State Women's Soccer

    Vs. Central Arkansas: Fri., Sept. 18, 7pm; vs. Louisiana: Sun., Sept. 20, 1pm  
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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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    Virtual Fall Vegetable Gardening 101

    Join Tillery Street Plant Company for a virtual class to learn how to create a thriving fall vegetable garden. There are three ways to purchase your online ticket; get all the options via the FB event.
    Sun., Sept. 20, noon. $10 donation.  
    Online
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    Virtual HummerBird Celebration

    Register to attend special nature and hummingbird Zoom speaker sessions along with guided tours.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 17-20. $20.  
    Rockport
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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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    We Run the World

    Academy presents a virtual relay race to get athletes of all ages running and walking 25,000 miles total, just over the circumference of the world, for Marathon Kids. Track and donate your miles with FitRankings, and follow along on the Leaderboard.
    Through Sept. 30. Free-$50.  
    Anywhere
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    YMCA E-Sports Gaming Leagues

    The Y will offer kids ages 8 and up an opportunity to compete in two of the world’s most popular games – Rocket League and League of Legends. Matches will be held on Saturdays beginning Oct. 3, and your team will play together virtually from home.
    Deadline to register: Sat., Sept. 26. $10.  
    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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