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  • 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.
  • 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
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    MLK Day of Service

    United Way for Greater Austin invites you to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a self-guided walking tour through the city, taking a virtual tour of Dr. King's childhood home, listening to his "I Have a Dream" speech, and participating in an at-home activity. Then gather virtually at 10am Mon., Jan. 18, for a moment of community reflection led by Dr. Kazique Prince.
    Mon., Jan. 18  
    Virtual
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    MLK Oratory Competition

    Students are invited to compose a short speech for this 16th annual competition, this year taking place virtually, on the question, "If Dr. King were alive today, what would you discuss and share with him on how you would help to create a stronger unity for the people in America and the world?"
    Thu., Jan. 14, 6:30pm  
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    Racial Equity Series

    "The Path to Racial Equity: Practical Steps Toward a More Equal Society" is a six-week conversation series with community experts examining the issues and offering steps Austinites can take to be part of the solution. The sessions will be followed up with insights from thought leaders on Tuesdays via Facebook Live.
    Thursdays through Feb. 18, 5:30pm  
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    "The Path to Racial Equity" Series

    A coalition of 17 Central Texas orgs hosts this six-part virtual series examining different issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin. The series – which runs every Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, between Jan. 14-Feb. 18 – aims to offer practical steps we can all take in our communities toward racial equity and opportunity. See website for schedule and guest lineup.
    Jan. 14-Feb. 18. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    Austin Economic Development Corporation Meeting

    Items include the AEDC's budget and financial report, among others. See agenda for details.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 3:30pm  
    Videoconference
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    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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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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    Become a Beekeeper With Two Hives Honey

    If you're interested in trying your hand at beekeeping, this four-video course with an accompanying guidebook is the perfect way to get started.
    Ongoing. $75.  
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    BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

    This webinar provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The material will cover development assessment, land use, zoning, site plan review, building plans and permits, inspections, and certificates of occupancy.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 10-11am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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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    Capturing Lee Miller (2020)

    This new documentary follows Lee Miller, who went from stunning fashion model to World War II photographer.
    Through Jan. 22. $10.  
    Online: www.mfah.org/films/virtual-cinema
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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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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Cinnabon Minibon

    We Are Blood is partnering with Schlotzsky’s to kick off 2021 by offering blood donors a free Cinnabon Minibon. Donate blood or platelets to get a voucher redeemable at select Schlotzsky's. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 14  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

    Take a 90-minute guided tour to see the ancient pictographs on the wall of the rock shelter below the park headquarters. Group size limited to 10; advance reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., 10am & 3pm. $5.  
    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, Comstock
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    Get Free Mulch

    Holiday trees recycled at Zilker Park will be turned into mulch and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Bring your own tools and containers for loading and transporting mulch.
    Beginning Thu., Jan. 14, 9am. Free.  
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    Healthspeak Education Series: Orthopedics

    Join orthopedist Henry Ran via Zoom for a discussion on symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, and trigger finger. Learn about advances that enable individuals to return to a more active lifestyle.
    Thu., Jan. 14, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Interviews and Hiring Employees Webinar

    This course covers how business owners can develop structured interviewing techniques and questions to ask when interviewing potential employees.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 9am-noon. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
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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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    Lonestar Soccer Club Junior Academy

    Registration is now open for the Lonestar Junior Academy, which is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and require a more challenging, developmentally appropriate environment in order to maximize their potential.
    Academy begins Feb. 8. $295.  
    Various locations
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    MLK Oratory Competition

    Listen to young speakers compete by delivering personally written speeches commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals and principles.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 6:30pm. Free.  
    FB Live
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    Pavilion Wine Tasting

    Make a reservation to enjoy a flight of five wines on the covered pavilion with up to six friends and take the glass home as a souvenir.
    Daily, 10am-5pm. $30/person.  
    Becker Vineyards, Stonewall
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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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    Reaching the Technical Buyer in 2021

    Join Austin American Marketing Association to learn how engineers and technical buyers find and consume information to make purchase decisions and how their behavior has changed due to COVID-19.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 5pm. AMA members, free; nonmembers, $6.24.  
    Virtual
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    Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2021

    Art in Public Places' TEMPO program seeks proposals from practicing visual artists or artist teams for short-term, outdoor art installations.
    Deadline: Tue., Jan. 26, 2021, 5pm  
    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 Red Trivia

    A unique and entertaining trivia night with brewery prizes and a trophy to the top team.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
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    Out of Town

    Tour Canyon Lake Gorge

    Make a reservation online to take a three-hour educational walk through the gorge cut when the Guadalupe River flooded over the dam.
    Ongoing. $10.  
    New Braunfels
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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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    University of Texas Women's Basketball

    Vs. Kansas: Thu., Jan. 14, 7pm. Vs. TCU: Wed., Jan. 20, 7pm  
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    Vaccine Town Hall: Spanish

    Local public health officials discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy, and distribution. Speakers include Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden; Dr. Mark Escott, interim health authority; Dr. Guadalupe Zamora from the Central Health Board of Directors; and Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards from Dell Children's.
    Thu., Jan. 14, 6pm  
    Online
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Winter Holiday Mystic Market

    An event that partners local, women-owned health and wellness shops with local cosmic practitioners, hosted by Rituals Rising and Joy Organics.
    Through Jan. 15. Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm  
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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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