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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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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The need is greater than ever, and all proceeds from this event will benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Visit the online store for Sam Hurt's special COVID T-shirt or big beautiful tote bag, the AEBP cookbook, Nancy Elder quilt raffle tickets, online concert tickets, and the online silent auction link. The silent auction includes everything from bowls for you and your dog to restaurant gift certificates. You can also make a tax-deductible donation. For every $25 donated, an empty bowl will be added to food boxes distributed by the Central Texas Food Bank or Meals on Wheels Central Texas.
    Through Nov. 22. By donation and online auction.  
    Online
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    The beloved Austin holiday shopping experience returns for its 20th year with four shopping options to ensure safety in the time of COVID-19. For in-store shopping, reserve free tickets online for a "no wait" entry. Walk-ins are also welcome, but guests may have to wait outside if it's at capacity. Online shoppers can either pick up items in-store or have them shipped anywhere in the U.S. Personal shoppers and virtual shopping will also be available through the BGAB website. BGAB is a family-friendly experience where you can find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home goods, and gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
    Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm daily (10am-6pm on Dec. 24)  
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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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    Mission Possible Food & Toy Drive

    Mission Possible is collecting nonperishable food donations for their BAGS Program that delivers food boxes to individuals in need, as well as new toy donations to help stock the Tree of Lights Christmas Store. H-E-B and Walmart gift cards are also welcome, and there's an Amazon wish list if you need inspiration.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 9:30-11:30am  
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    Mission Possible Thanksgiving

    Lend a hand to those experiencing homelessness this year by donating to Mission Possible's Great Thanksgiving Banquet fund. Donations of $6 cover the cost of one meal, and $10 can provide a sleeping bag. The banquet is held on Sun., Nov. 22.
    Donate by Sat., Nov. 21. Select "I want to support Thanksgiving Banquet" on the donation page.  
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    Mozart's 2020 COVID-Cautious Christmas Light Show

    Sip a delicious hot bevvie and see the beautiful light show by the lake. Reservations required.
    Through Jan. 6, 6pm-12mid. $10 per table for one-hour show.  
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    Anomaly Archives Adventure Club Monthly Meetups

    The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, an org all about anomalous phenomena: the Fortean, mysterious, paranormal, UFOs, and "weird news headlines."
    Through Dec. 12. Second Saturdays, 3-5pm. Free.  
    Online via YouTube or Facebook Live
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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 FC

    Austin FC is getting in gear for their inaugural season in 2021, and there's exciting news coming out regularly. Sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Facebook to get all the updates on the stadium, the draft, their brand-spankin'-new uniform, the 4ATX Foundation, and more.
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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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    Be a Santa to a Senior

    Fulfilling a senior's Christmas wish couldn't be easier. Simply visit Home Instead Senior Care's virtual tree, choose a recipient, and purchase their wish list item from Amazon. It'll be safely delivered and will make someone's day. You can also visit one of Home Instead's three Austin-area locations to participate.
    Through Dec. 15  
    Virtual
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    Big Band Bash

    Johnny Nicholas is joined by his friends and guests over four evenings of special music for a good cause.
    Thu.-Sun., Nov. 12-15. $75-100.  
    Hill Top Cafe, Fredericksburg
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    Bulls in the Ballpark

    Rodeo Austin's brand-new event is two nights of some of the toughest cowboys facing off against the rowdiest bulls. Each night also includes fan favorite Mutton Bustin’ – young cowboys and cowgirls testing their skills and trying to hold on to a sheep for eight seconds.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 13-14, 7pm. $20-50.  
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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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    Coats for Kids

    The Junior League of Austin will distribute over 30,000 coats at the annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day event. To receive a coat, AISD students who qualify for free and reduced lunch services can register by filling out this form. If you've got a coat to donate, you can drop it off at any Jack Brown Dry Cleaners. Monetary donations can be made online at www.jlaustin.org. See website for volunteer registration.
    Request a coat deadline: Nov. 20; coat distribution: Dec. 1-12  
    Citywide
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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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    Gault Site Tour

    Take a 2.5-hour tour of an archaeology site that produced artifacts including material from the Clovis period.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 9am. $10.  
    Florence
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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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    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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    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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    MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas

    Come see the world's best motorcycle racers zip around the COTA track.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 13-15  
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    Operation Turkey: Request a Meal

    Operation Turkey will deliver free meals on Thanksgiving Day between 10am-1pm. Each plate represents a meal for one individual containing turkey, stuffing, vegetables, pie, and a drink. The deadline to request a meal is by 11:59pm on Fri., Nov. 20.
    Deadline: Fri., Nov. 20. Free.  
    Online
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    Orange Show & Beer Can House Tours

    Two of the Space City’s most eclectic folk art sites are open again for tours with advance-purchased tickets.
    Saturdays & Sundays  
    Houston
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    Pound the Pavement Outdoor Workout

    Join Ballet Austin for a full-body cardio jam session with high-energy music, held on top of the parking garage so there's plenty of fresh air and space for distancing. Advance registration required.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 11am. $20.  
    Top deck of State Garage at Third & San Antonio streets
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    PPE Distribution Event

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Sat., Nov. 14, noon-2pm. Free.  
    Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville
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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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    Randy Morrow Trail Volksmarch

    The Colorado River Walkers host a walk on the scenic Randy Morrow Trail, which runs along the north fork of the San Gabriel River.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 8-11am. $3.  
    305 E. Morrow St., Georgetown
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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 Furniture Makers Show

    Handcrafted furniture pieces become works of art at the annual showing of local and regional woodworkers.
    Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, through Dec. 18. Free.  
    Kerrville
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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 Women's Volleyball

    Vs. UT-Arlington.
    Fri., Nov. 13, 6pm; Sat., Nov. 14, 1pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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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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    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 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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    What's Next for Austin's Co-op Economy?

    Join the Austin Cooperative Business Association for a panel discussion to learn about the potential for converting existing businesses to cooperatives, the types of support available for those conversions, and how we can make Austin’s local economy even more vibrant.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 11am-12:30pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Wish Upon a Smile Virtual Gala

    In support of Austin Smiles' life-changing work providing surgical and post-surgical care to children born with cleft lip and palate in Central Texas and Latin America, join a livestream of the Brew and awards presentation with emcee Ron Oliveira, streamed from the Oasis. And be sure to visit the online auction to make a donation or bid on unique art, getaways, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 14, 5-6:30pm. Free.  
    Facebook Live
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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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