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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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    It's My Park Day – At a Distance

    Volunteer virtually – or safely, in person – to help Austin's parks. Austin Parks Foundation will unveil volunteer opportunities on Sat., Nov. 7, 10am, here.
    Online
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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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    Shock the Vote ATX: Austin Will Survive Party

    Party (safely, of course) and celebrate the resilient spirit of Austin with refreshments from Independence Brewing Company, live music, comedy sets from Carlton Wilcoxson and Justin Hicks, a chance to take home amazing items from the Shock the Vote ATX silent auction, and plenty of prizes. Bring a friend (or two or three), stay safe, and fight for your right to party!
    Sat., Nov. 7, 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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    A Day of Stories

    Spend the day hearing tales of old-time Texas including the State Liar’s Contest, and stay for an: evening of ghost stories.
    Sat., Nov. 7, 9:30am-9pm. Free.  
    Dobie West Performing Arts Theatre, George West
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    Artisan Mercado

    The Artisan Mercado has reopened at La Peña Gallery with social distancing and safety measures in place. The market features Latino products from different regions of Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and the Southwest, including handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, ethnic clothing and handbags, as well as paintings and drawings. Parking is available at the Austin Convention Center.
    First and third Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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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 Public Health Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations

    Approximately 600 flu shots will be available on a first come, first-served basis with priority for those who are uninsured.
    Sat., Nov. 7, 9am-2pm. Free.  
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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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    Austin Will Survive Party

    Election Day will have come and gone but Shock the Vote ATX is still celebrating Austin's resilient sprit with refreshments from Independence Brewing Company, live music, comedy sets from Carlton Wilcoxson and Justin Hicks, and a silent auction.
    Sat., Nov. 7, 8pm-12mid. Free.  
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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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    Georgetown Field of Honor

    The Rotary Club of Georgetown displays over 1,700 U.S. flags in honor of the military, this year including the frontline workers facing the pandemic. Visit the breathtaking display all week long, and purchase a flag to honor and support first responders, veterans, active duty military, and K-9 heroes.
    Nov. 7-15  
    San Gabriel Park Activity Field, Chamber Way, Georgetown
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    Greek Festival

    Because of the coronavirus, the 57th annual festival will be drive-through only with to-go plates of Greek: dinners, pastries, wine, and a special Greek-style beer from Nueces Brewing Co.: 8) Fri.-Sun., Nov. 6-7
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 6-8  
    St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Corpus Christi
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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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    It's My Park Day

    This year's Austin Parks Foundation event is taking place at a distance, meaning a whole week of virtual events, opportunities to give back to Austin's parks, and contests. The virtual kickoff Nov. 7 will reveal the at-a-distance activities, and the online wrap party is Nov. 14.
    Nov. 7-14  
    Citywide
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    John Fairey Gardens Open House

    Take a docent-led tour of the garden of more than 3,000 plants designed by a former Texas A&M: professor of architecture.
    Saturdays through Dec. 12, 9, 10 & 11am (closed Nov. 28). $15.  
    Hempstead
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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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    Out of Town

    Old Jail Exhibit

    The historic site makes for a fascinating tour of the four rooms and five cells of the town’s fourth: jailhouse.
    Sat., Dec. 5, 10am-3pm. $2.  
    Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg
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    Old Jail Exhibit

    Online tickets are available for a tour of the unique stone jail that was used until 1939.
    Sat., Nov. 7, 10am-3pm. $2.  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    Puppy Petting Zoo

    DogEmbark says puppies needs to meet 100 different people and dogs before they reach 16 weeks of age to learn the social skills they need to be happy, positive members of the community. So they're offering a COVID-conscious space at Barton Creek Farmers Market for dogs seven-16 weeks old to socialize. If you've got a potential puppy participant, register online. If not, you could be one of those important 100, so go pet the puppers!
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
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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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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-5pm
    1511 S. Congress
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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 Renaissance Festival

    Wear your face covering to win prizes while watching the jousting, playing games, and buying food from Merry Olde England.
    Sat., Oct. 3-Sun., Nov. 29  
    Todd Mission
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    Texas State Football

    Vs. Appalachian State.
    Sat., Nov. 7, 2pm  
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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

    Tinkerfest

    See how things work with a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity. Capacity limited on a first-: come, first-served basis.
    Sat., Nov. 7  
    DoSeum, San Antonio
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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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    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 DIY: Make a Mini Living Wall Class

    These mini living walls are a signature Articulture creation, and you can learn to make your own from founder and “artrepreneur” Monique Capanelli. Get the materials via curbside pickup or delivery, then sign in to the class to get design instruction, longevity tips, care instructions, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 7, noon. $95 and up.  
    Virtual
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    Kids

    Virtual Hoppy Hour With Tiny Tails

    Virtually hang out with the adorable animals of Tiny Tails to You and one of their animal experts, livestreamed via Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou). Donations accepted at www.tinytailstoyou.com/donate.
    Saturdays, 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  
Ongoing
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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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