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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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    Girlstart Starry Nights at Home

    See a virtual star show and participate in hands-on STEM activities for the entire family, centered on the theme of Inuit lore.
    Thu., Jan. 7. Free.  
    Online
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    Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

    UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement's 35th annual symposium on the theme "Still Hidden Figures: Black Women in the Workplace" offers a conversation with Yamiche Alcindor, PBS political correspondent, about her career and challenges covering the White House; a special performance by McCombs School of Business senior Gloria Akinnibosun; and an interactive discussion of Black women’s experience in the workplace.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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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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    Art & Business Conversation Series

    The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, in collaboration with Capitol View Arts, presents this series providing professional development skills and addressing challenges that Black and Brown creatives in Austin area face in regard to launching their careers.
    Thursdays through Nov. 19, 11:30am-1pm  
    Online
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    Art & Business Conversation Series Vol. 1

    This series seeks to provide professional development opportunities for early-mid career artists of color. Lise Ragbir, director of the Christian-Green Gallery and the Idea Lab at UT-Austin, and Andrea Mellard, director of Public Programs and Community Engagement for the Contemporary Austin and founder of Crit Group, discuss how to develop a competitive arts application for funding and exhibition.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 11:30am-1pm. Free (registration required).  
    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 AMA Book Club

    Austin AMA presents author and 6Sense CMO Latané Conant for a three-part discussion of her book No Forms. No Spam. No Cold Calls: The Next Generation of Account-Based Sales and Marketing.
    First Thursdays, Oct.-Dec., 8am. Members, free; nonmembers, $6.24.  
    Virtual
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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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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Forum

    Business Success Center offers a weekly opportunity to network with other business owners and learn from one another. It's an open forum so you can come and go as you please.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 17. Free.  
    Online
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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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    Out of Town

    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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    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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    Help Clifford Help Kids

    The 20th annual event features a weeklong online auction with a musical performance by Bob Schneider on Nov. 12. Proceeds benefit American YouthWorks, an Austin-based nonprofit connecting youth and young adults with education, job skills training, and supportive services.
    Nov. 5-12  
    Online
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    How to Find the Silver Lining in Challenging Times

    At times like this, fear, worry, and stress can sometimes feel like the new normal. But in challenging times there is also so much hope and goodness to be found! Learn how to find the good in the middle of challenging times with Ballet Austin's Vicki Parsons.
    Thu., Nov. 5, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    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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    Signal Gain: A Virtual Audio Engineering Conference

    Omni Sound Project, in partnership with Mix with the Masters, Goodhertz, and PreSonus, presents this virtual conference exploring concepts of recording, production, business, and sound design. You'll be in direct conversation with some of the best audio engineers in the industry during the AMA session.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 10:30am-6:30pm. $30-50.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    Supervisory Excellence Webinar

    Learn about the full range of management responsibilities. This class is taught by an UT instructor and counts toward the six-course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 9am-noon. Free.  
    Online
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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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    U.S. Vintage National Championships

    Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's SpeedTour event celebrates racing history by offering vintage racing and the modern Trans Am Series over one weekend. Plus, visit classic and collectible vehicles at Saturday's car show, beginning at 8am.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 5-8; open to spectators Nov. 6-8. $15-120.  
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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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