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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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    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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    High Noon Talk

    The Bullock Museum presents Dr. Dwight Watson for a talk on his book Race and the Houston Police Department, 1930-1990: A Change Did Come. Watson traces how the HPD reacted to social, political, and institutional change – and specifically, how it responded to and in turn influenced racial change.
    Wed., Sept. 30, noon  
    Online
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    Party for the Parks

    Party with Austin Parks Foundation at home! In celebration of APF’s mission to connect people and parks, they are bringing attendees an evening of tasty bites and local sips, raising much-needed funds for our city's parks, trails and green spaces. Tickets include a three-course dinner from Emmer & Rye, drinks from local favorites like Zilker Brewing, and entertainment by multi-instrumentalist Jackie Venson.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30pm. $125.  
    Virtual
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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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    Storytelling Under the Stars

    Multicultural Refugee Coalition presents its annual fundraising event, which includes panel conversations between former refugees, nonprofit social enterprise founders, filmmakers, and the former mayor of Clarkston, Ga., “the most diverse square mile in America."
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30-9:30pm. $200 per car.  
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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 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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    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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    AISD Produce Boxes

    Austin ISD will continue to provide free, local Farm Fresh Boxes from the Common Market Texas through October 7. Boxes feature a variety of Texas-grown vegetables and are available at no cost to families with children under the age of 19, and are available until they run out. Children may accept the boxes, or they will be provided to the adults accompanying children or with documentation of the children they are picking meals up for.
    Wednesdays through Oct. 7, 10:30am-12:30pm  
    Various locations
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    Art Scared

    The San Marcos Art League is seeking elementary to high school students for a temporary public art installation designed for windows of participating establishments on the historic downtown square. Kids will paint a: section of a designated window on Sat., Oct. 24, with a Halloween-themed image.
    Registration deadline: Oct. 10  
    Apply 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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    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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    City Council Candidate Forum: D6

    The city’s Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters Austin Area host a forum with candidates Mackenzie Kelly (who ran for Council in 2014), Dee Harrison, Jennifer Mushtaler, and incumbent Jimmy Flannigan. Email questions by 5pm the day of the forum.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 6pm  
    ATXN; cable chanel six; AT&T U-Verse channel 99
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    City Council Candidate Forum: D7

    KUT is teaming up with the Austin Monitor for a series of virtual City Council candidate forums. Submit your questions here.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 6:30pm  
    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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    City's Nonprofit Grant Program Closing Soon

    The city's Economic Development Department reopened the Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant fund to reach additional local nonprofits facing hardships due to the pandemic, and applications are due this week. This $6.35 million fund provides grants of up to $20,000.
    Through Oct. 9, 5pm  
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    Club Latinitas

    Girls interested in technology, electronics, making videos, or writing should sign up for Club Latinitas, a great way to spend an afternoon with friends online.
    Mondays & Wednesdays through Dec. 16  
    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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    HSEM Calendar Contest

    The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management invites Travis County students in second through fifth grades to submit artwork for the first Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Themes include family emergency preparedness actions, Central Texas severe weather conditions, and man-made disasters.
    Deadline: Oct. 18  
    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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    Party for the Parks

    Austin Parks Foundation's annual fundraiser will be a special at-home edition this year, featuring a to-go culinary experience from Emmer & Rye, a livestream performance from Jackie Venson, and more.
    Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30pm. $125-175.  
    Online
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Needs Donations

    We Are Blood has a critical need for donations, and as a bonus this month they're giving donors 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 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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