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  • Texas Book Festival

    Discover new stories with Texas Book Festival. This year's Fest is going hybrid featuring virtual sessions & in-person programming at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. The event is free and open to the public. Register for your favorite sessions today! Find out more on their website.
    Oct. 23-31  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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    #LoveThyNeighborTX: AAUL Emergency Donation Drive

    Austin Area Urban League launched the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign with the support of fellow community-focused organizations to provide shelter, food, water, clothing, and more for housing-insecure Austinites put at risk during the winter storm, and continues to collect donations through Sunday.
    Through Feb. 21  
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    Valentine's Events

    ATXGals Galentine's Daytime Pop-up

    Shop art by nine local women artists, listen to live music by local musicians, and enjoy sips from an open bar compliments of Dulce Vida Tequila, Austin Eastciders and Waterloo Sparkling Water.
    Feb. 13-14. $15.  
    The Cathedral, 2403 E. 16th
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    Austin & Travis County Declare Local State of Disaster

    Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have issued a local state of disaster for both Travis County and the city of Austin in response to severe winter weather conditions. These declarations will last for no more than seven days, until Feb. 21. They urge residents to seek shelter, stay off the roads unless it's an emergency, and conserve energy. Helpful tips and links to pages such as Austin Energy outage maps are located at AustinTexas.gov.
    Feb. 14  
    Countywide
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    Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

    AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Black History Month With Texas State Parks

    Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Black History With Outschool

    Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    The Great Outdoors Valentine's Fundraiser

    This Valentine’s Day, the Great Outdoors is showing support for Tree Folks’ “Keep Austin Rooted.” For every $50 spent, they will donate 10% of the proceeds to Tree Folks to help plant trees.
    Feb. 13-14
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    Urban Axes Valentine's Day

    Get your heart pumping with some axe-throwing, and enjoy complimentary chocolate snacks and a round of drinks.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 12-14  
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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 Flea

    Shop handmade, vintage, and local goods, and grab a slice and an award-winning brew.
    Second Sundays  
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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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    Austin Spurs

    The Austin Spurs tipped off their 2021 season Feb. 10 in Orlando, and will play 15 games before the top eight teams advance to play a single-elimination playoff. Check the schedule to find out how to watch the games.
    Feb. 10-March 6  
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    Valentine's Events

    “Love Is in the Air” Flight Package

    Now here's a unique way to celebrate love being in the air: indoor skydiving. The special package includes four flights and videos for two flyers.
    Through Feb. 21. $156.  
    IFLY, 13265 U.S. 183 N
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    Become a Fix-It Clinic Instructor

    Austin Resource Recovery is seeking interested and qualified individuals to lead paid online interactive repair workshops. Workshops will be hosted on a platform provided by the city, and selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Classes will be held mid-March to mid-April and will cover basic repairs of items like toasters, lamps, or coffee machines.
    Applications due Feb. 15  
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    Black History Month With Creative Action

    Follow Creative Action on social media to find out tow to join in uplifting local and young Black creators. Learn about how to support an artivist movement among youth, and honor the dynamic artistry of our Black communities.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    CANCELED: Texas State Women's Soccer

    Vs. Houston Baptist.
    Sun., Feb. 14, 1pm  
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    CANCELED: Texas State Women's Tennis

    Vs. UIW: Fri., Feb. 12, 11am. Vs. Northwestern State: Sun., Feb., 14, 11am  
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    CANCELED: University of Texas Softball

    Vs. Arizona: Thu., Feb. 11, 6pm. Vs. Alabama: Fri., Feb. 12, 3:30pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 6pm. Vs. Colorado State: Sat., Feb. 13, 3:30pm. Vs. Sam Houston State: Sun., Feb. 14, 10am.  
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    CANCELED: Valentine's Dance

    Canceled due to inclement weather. Dan Walton and the Swingsters provide the tunes, you bring the moves. Limited capacity and COVID restrictions being in place, you'll want to get tickets early.
    Sun., Feb. 14, 1-5pm. $15-25.  
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    Celebrate the Year of the Ox

    Austin's Asian American Cultural Center will post 18 links of various Asian dance and music performances to: help celebrate the arrival of the Golden Ox and put the challenging Year of the Rat behind us.
    Beginning Feb. 12  
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    Civic Events

    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 Free Girl Scout Cookies

    Kick off cookie season with We Are Blood and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma to get a free box of Girl Scout cookies.
    Through Feb. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Valentine's Events

    High 5 Lakeway Valentine's Day Family Party

    Celebrate with packages including bowling, pizza, soda, and ice cream sundaes, with options to add chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling bevvies.
    Sat. & Sun., Feb. 13 & 14  
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    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio
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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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    Jump Into Presidents Day Weekend

    Jump into the long weekend with Altitude Trampoline Park's all-you-can-jump pass, and on Valentine's Day get a free Icee.
    Through Mon., Feb. 15. $15.  
    Altitude Trampoline Park, 2800 S. I-35 #200, Round Rock
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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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    Love Equality

    Equality Texas invites you to pop the bubbly and transform your living room into a dancefloor for this love-dove benefit for the state's largest LGBTQIA rights advocacy org.
    Sun., Feb. 14, 2pm. $30.  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Oyster Season

    It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
    Through April 30  
    Rockport/Fulton
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    Sports

    POSTPONED: Texas State Softball

    Vs. RV Texas Tech.
    Sat., Feb. 13, 1pm, Sun., Feb. 14, noon  
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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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    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

    The show must go on with youth livestock judging, rodeos, charreadas, music, and carnival with COVID precautions in place.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 11-28  
    San Antonio
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    Summer House on Music Lane: Valentine's Prix Fixe

    Here's the first annual Saint Valentine's Day Prix Fixe ($58) menu from this recently debuted culinary powerhouse just south of the river. For the first course, choose between beef tartare toast and hamachi ceviche; the main course offers lamb sugo or oak-grilled swordfish, followed by white chocolate budino to share. Note: The regular a la carte menu will also be available, and there's indoor and outdoor-seating-with heaters.
    1101 Music Ln
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    Sun Radio Recharge

    The Sun Radio Recharge program has pledged $40,000 in disaster relief funding for any Central Texans affected by the recent winter storm. Apply online for a $100 check if you were affected, or donate to keep the fund going so Sun Radio can help more folks. All funding has been allocated at this time.
    Application period opened Feb. 8, will close when funds are expended  
    Online
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    Sweets, Hearts, and STEM Extravaganza

    Explore Valentine-themed STEM activities about hearts, candy, and more. Materials list will be posted Feb. 10.
    Sun., Feb. 14, 9am. Free.  
    Online
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    The Roosevelt Room Loves You

    Which is why they'll be pouring complimentary bubbles for couples on this day. As if all they've already done to make this pandemic less socially heinous isn't enough? No wonder we love them right back.
    Sun., Feb. 14
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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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    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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    Wilco Free Tax Prep

    United Way of Williamson County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is offering free drop-off/pickup tax preparation service by appointment only. IRS-certified tax preparers will provide assistance to households earning $57,000 or less annually and to older adults of all income levels, and services are available in English and Spanish.
    Feb. 10-April 15  
    1205 Round Rock Ave. #106, Round Rock
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    Wings of Winter Walking Tours

    Due to the pandemic, the annual Whooping Crane Festival has been canceled, but the birding folks are holding small-group tours of local birding sites. Reservations required.
    Sat.-Sun. mornings, Feb. 7-28. Free.  
    Port Aransas
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    Young Texan Ambassadors

    Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for its Young Texan Ambassador program. Ambassadors are passionate about the environment and are committed to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play through volunteerism and leadership. Program is open to young people age 15-25.
    Deadline: March 5. Free.  
    Online
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    Youth Sailing Classes Spring Session

    The Austin Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program provides the opportunity for youth to develop the skills and confidence necessary to spark a life-long love of the sport. Register now for spring sessions beginning in March.
    Program runs weekly, March-May. Weekly: $150, members; $350, nonmembers.  
    Austin Yacht Club, 5906 Beacon Dr.

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