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  • Hogeye Festival

    Come out to The 34th annual Hogeye festival held in historic downtown Elgin. The event is free and there will be live music, BBQ cook-off, carnival rides, kids activities, vendors, delicious food, shopping, and so much more. Fun for everyone!
    Sat. Oct. 23  
    Downtown Elgin
  • Lone Star Nursery Travelling Plant Show

    Step right up & get your garden questions answered! Lone Star Nursery is an organic grower that delivers to your door. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to shop with them in person. Dozens of prizes given away, at this eclectic plant sale. Fall annuals, perennials, medicinals, houseplants, succulents & more! Food & beverages + live entertainment for the whole family!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-4pm  
    Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.
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    Election Day

    Cast your ballot in the Nov. 3 general election. Find polling locations here. For more on the key races on your ballot and how to return a mail-in ballot, visit austinchronicle.com/elections.
    Tue., Nov. 3, 7am-7pm  
    Citywide
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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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      Scare for a Cure

      Scare for a Cure is raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a fun Halloween challenge. Participate by uploading photos of your spooky decor, and they'll make you a donation page that you can share with your fans, with the option of adding your location to the map. Everyone's welcome to visit the displays (virtually or IRL) and contribute to your faves.: Read more here.
      Through Nov. 9  
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      Shock the Vote ATX Online Auction

      Shock the Vote ATX is all about community engagement, with 80 cents of every dollar of profit going directly to featured local nonprofit orgs. And this auction is a chance to score some very cool items including an abundant selection of art by Tim Doyle, Devin Lawson, and others; autographed albums; a priceless Robert Plant signed and framed print – and so much more. You don't want to miss this one!
      Through Nov. 8, 8pm  
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      Texans Can Academies Thanksgiving Food Drive

      No one should be without a Thanksgiving meal this year. Using an Amazon wish list, those in the giving mood can easily purchase items for Texans Can Academies students and have them shipped directly to the school for distribution in Thanksgiving baskets for students to take home. Or, if you would like to schedule a delivery or pickup, please contact Nina Winstead at nwinstead@texanscan.org or 512/400-3313.
      Order on Amazon by Thu., Nov. 12; in-person donations accepted until Nov. 18  
      Online
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      WIFT Hunt ATX

      You probably know about some of the local filming locations for Dazed and Confused, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Grindhouse, Friday Night Lights, and Office Space, but Women in Film & Television Austin is challenging you to visit them all. They've put together a handy map so you can hunt them all down, and to enter their scavenger hunt contest, post a selfie using #WIFTHuntATX and tag WIFT, or send it via email. You can also visit locations that aren't on the map if you're in the know. There are tons of cool prizes from local vendors, and all participants get a discount at the Gas Station in Bastrop. Get to hunting today; there are so many locations to visit!
      Through Nov. 12  
      Various locations; submit entries online
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      ATXelerator 2021 Application

      The ATXelerator aims to provide aspiring public officials with an experiential education on how Austin city government functions. This year's program will incorporate a hybrid learning model offering socially distanced, in-person activities as well as having all activities be available virtually.
      Deadline: Dec. 7. Application, free; tuition (if admitted), $195.  
      Online
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      City Announces Changes to Rent Relief Program

      The city of Austin is announcing changes to expand the Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) assistance program for income-eligible Austin renters who have experienced a COVID-19-related income loss. The RENT program will provide up to six months' rent, including current, future, and/or overdue rent; conduct a random drawing weekly until year's end or funds are expended; and allow a one-time certification of eligibility, rather than monthly. Find out more and apply online.
      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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      Día de los Muertos Goes Virtual

      Usually a street festival, this year you can go online to learn how to make an altar, shop for art, and see art exhibits.
      Through Nov. 13. Free.  
      Online from Corpus Christi
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      DC Law Veterans Day Fundraiser

      Through Veterans Day, DC Law is raising funds and matching donations up to $5,000 to Service Dogs Inc., which supports wounded veterans through partnerships with custom-trained service dogs.
      Through Nov. 11  
      Donate online
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      DIY Orienteering Course

      The Austin Orienteering Club kicks off the 2020/2021 season with a DIY orienteering course at one of their favorite venues: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Sign up to get the map and enjoy orienteering at your leisure.
      Through Nov. 8. $10-16.  
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      Eagle Nest Webcam

      The eagle cam is back after being dark for nearly two years, and the pair of eagles are building their nest in preparation of the eggs sometime in December or January. Watch their progress from home.
      Through early spring. Free.  
      Online via JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville
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      Emancipet Veterans Day Discounted Exams

      Emancipet is offering military service members, active or veteran, discounted pet wellness exams for $5 with proof of military service for the entire month of November.
      Through Nov. 30. $5.  
      Austin-area Emancipet clinics
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      Family Yoga

      Austin Parks Foundation hosts Little Hummingbird Society: Family Yoga with ATX Yoga Girl live on Instagram for a class including yoga games, breathwork, and meditation meant for all ages and abilities.
      Tue., Nov. 3, 11am. Free.  
      Instagram Live
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      Hands for Hope

      El Buen is once again gearing up for its annual Hands for Hope meal distribution event, this year aiming to provide holiday meals to 1,750 families. Make a contribution online or sign up to volunteer on distribution day.
      Donate now; distribution day is Sat., Nov. 21  
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      Keep Austin Rooted

      Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      LegalLine

      On the first Tuesday of every month, obtaining good, simple legal advice is easy. Just call 512/472-8303 for LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline sponsored by Austin Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney volunteers can answer questions and give brief legal advice concerning many areas of law.
      First Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  
      Citywide
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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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      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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      Run for the Water

      This event benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based nonprofit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Run, walk, or ride a route you choose and submit your time to get a T-shirt and goodie bag by mail.
      Through Sun., Nov. 8. $45.  
      Virtual
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      Small Business Recordkeeping Webinar

      Learn the basics of what records to create, how long to keep them, and how to use this information to grow your business.
      Tue.-Wed., Nov. 3-4, 1-4pm. Free.  
      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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      Texas History Tuesdays: Spanish Missions in Texas

      Why did the Spanish attempt to build missions in Texas? What effect did this have on the Native Americans living in Texas? Were these missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator using maps, timelines, and historical information, followed by a Q&A.
      Tue., Nov. 3, 10am & 1pm. Free.  
      Online via the Bullock Museum
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      Texas Standard Store Opening

      The first retail store of the Texas menswear brand is now open, and gives back 10% of profits to Texas charities as part of its Ten for Texas initiative.
      Ongoing  
      4401 Guadalupe
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      The Escape Game Remote Adventures

      Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
      May 5-Dec. 20. $25/person.  
      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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      Travis County Commissioners Court Voting Session

      Check website for agenda posting.
      Tue., Nov. 3, 9am  
      Online
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      Virtual Music Lessons

      YMCA of Austin is partnering with Beyond the Grade to offer virtual music classes, so kids can learn from musicians in the community with custom lessons ranging from classical instruction to audio engineering and digital music programming.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Waterloo Records Reopening

      Hallelujah! Waterloo Records is back open for in-store shopping, with plenty of safety measures in place. Credit/debit and exact cash payments accepted; all change due will be donated to HAAM.
      11am-7pm daily  
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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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      LegalLine

      Call 512/472-8303 for free legal advice concerning family law, criminal matters, traffic problems, consumer issues, landlord/tenant issues, and employment law. Attorneys who are bilingual (English/Spanish) are also available.
      First Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  

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