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    125th TSHA Annual Meeting

    The Texas State Historical Association's 125th annual meeting is all online, with more than 30 sessions featuring the research and work of top Texas historians. Regular sessions are prerecorded to watch at your own pace, and live events and Q&A sessions will take place March 3-6.
    Feb. 17-March 6. $25; VIP, $125.  
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    APA! Palentine's 5K

    Sign up now for the Austin Pets Alive! virtual 5K, then keep an eye on the event page for updates on giveaways, T-shirts, and how to connect with other runners. Registration fees support animals in need, and it's a great way to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. Note: Rescheduled from Sat., Feb. 20, due to weather.
    Sat., March 6. $25-30.  
    Virtual
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    City of Austin Home Repair Program

    The city has announced an infusion of $1 million to its home repair program for low- to moderate-income homeowners to assist with repairs needed due to damage from Winter Storm Uri. Get details and apply online.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of South Congress with this puzzle box, scavenger hunt, and escape room all in one. Each box is designed for groups of 2-6 players and features puzzles and clues that can all be found on South Congress Avenue along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Sat., March 6, 1-5pm. $50.  
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    Girls' Conference Drive-Through

    Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy is holding its sixth annual Girls' Conference as a drive-through event this year. Each student (fifth-ninth grade) who comes through will receive a free “Success Bag” with more than 20 free items from Central Texas businesses and organizations. Central Texas Food Bank will be on hand supplying food packs for families while supplies last. And that's not all: Grammy-nominated musician Saul Paul will open the event by performing as families drive through.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Bertha Sadler Means YWLA, 6401 N. Hampton
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    Little Black Dress-Down & Drive-In

    The main fundraiser in support of Dress for Success Austin's workforce programming features music from the Peterson Brothers, live and silent auctions, an empowerment program, food and drinks, a raffle, and games, followed by a screening of A League of Their Own. Postponed from Sat., Feb. 20.
    Sat., March 6, 5:30-10pm. $100 and up; virtual, $50.  
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    Survive2Thrive Fundraiser

    Survive2Thrive partnered with Austin Hotel and Lodging Association to provide hotel rooms for the unhoused during the historic freeze. Donations are still being accepted.
    Feb. 16-March 8  
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    Texas Science Festival: Science for a Changing World

    UT-Austin's fest offers a series of virtual events, most of them live. Hear from world-changing researchers, COVID-19 vaccine innovators, and more; join virtual star parties with astronomers; and get step-by-step guidance for fun at-home experiments.
    Feb. 16-March 26. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Uplift Austin Supply Distribution

    A free PPE, cleaning, and hygiene supply distribution for Black and Brown communities in Travis County, sponsored by Contigo Wellness, Austin Latino Coalition, Hispanic Star, Del Valle Community Coalition, American YouthWorks, Black Leaders Collective, Central Texas Allied Health Institute, KDH Giving Fund, Hustle for the Cause, and Southwest Key. In partnership with Proctor & Gamble, the event will distribute $200,000+ worth of supplies in the eastern crescent of Travis County.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon  
    Multiple locations
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    A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

    Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
    Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
    www.delsacservice.com
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    ADRN Storm Recovery

    The Austin Disaster Relief Network is hosting a series of intake centers to assist those impacted by the recent winter storm (e.g., residents with water damage due to broken pipes). ADRN will be gathering information from impacted residents in order to connect them with potential resources.
    Fri.-Sat., March 5-6  
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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 FC Verde Van

    Beep, beep! The Verde Van, Austin FC's mobile merch store, will be on the move this weekend: Crown & Anchor Pub, 2911 San Jacinto. Sat., March 6, 6-10pm. Austin Eastciders, 1530 Barton Springs Rd. Sun. March 7, noon-4pm. Select items will be available for walk-ups, or preorder online and pick up there.
    Sat.-Sun. March 6-7  
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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 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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    Beautify Texas Awards

    The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. Anyone is welcome to nominate an exceptional environmental leader; get all the details on the website.
    Nominations accepted through March 25. Free.  
    Online
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    Bee to Bottle Walking Tour

    Walk a mile (or less) in the beekeeper's boots as she harvests the golden bee juice and prepares it for: consumption. Masks and reservations required.
    Sat., March 6, 10am. $5.  
    Walker Honey Farm, Rogers
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    Birdwatching at the Battleground

    Not just for birders and photographers, the site of the historic battleground belongs to the wildlife in: the morning before the park opens to the public.
    Sat., March 6, 7-9am. Free.  
    San Jacinto Monument, La Porte
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    Borntrager’s Public Auction

    Twice a year the small Amish community in South Texas holds a large auction of antiques, farm: implements and animals, and collectibles to raise funds for their school. Year-round the group has a small: country store that sells farm supplies, fresh produce, local honey, teas, handcrafted items, and on Friday: fresh baked pies, breads, jellies, and cookies. The store hours are 8am-5pm Mon.-Sat.; closed for: lunch from noon-1pm.
    Sat., March 6. Free.  
    Beeville
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    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    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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    City of Austin Recovery Resources

    Looking for info on water distribution, code complaints, or anything related to fallout from the winter storm? Check the city's site for the most up-to-date information.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    City Utility Payment Centers Temporary Closures

    In response to Stage 5 COVID-19 restrictions, the walk-in utility payment centers located at 8716 Research Blvd. #115 and 1901 W. William Cannon will temporarily close. Customers who pay their utility bill at these locations are urged to pay online, at authorized pay stations/drop boxes, or by mail.
    Effective: Mon., Dec. 28  
    Multiple locations
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    Commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo

    Special events at the Texas shrine honor those who died with tours, demonstrations, parades, and remembrances.
    Feb. 23-March 6  
    San Antonio
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    Community Resilience Trust

    CRT is working with multiple groups and departments to address the crisis of care facing our unhoused community members. Surplus funds will be allocated to efforts focused on long-term care.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
    Online
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    Dallas Blooms

    The largest floral festival in the Southwest celebrates “America the Beautiful” with an explosion of: color over 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake.
    Feb. 20-April 11. $12-17.  
    Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas
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    Donate Blood, Get a Thunderbird Food Bar

    We Are Blood is partnering with local company Thunderbird Food Bars to give all donors a healthy and tasty snack. Appointments are mandatory; call or schedule online.
    Through March 31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Fabric Sale

    Austin Creative Reuse is overflowing with fabulous fabrics, so they're bringing it out for a first-come, first-served shopathon with eight shoppers allowed at a time and strict COVID precautions in place. Rescheduled from Sat., Feb. 20.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-4pm  
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    Federal Disaster Assistance

    Homeowners and renters who suffered damage due to the winter storm may apply for assistance from FEMA. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible; if insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance.: Take photos and keep receipts for related expenses, and apply online or call 800/621-3362.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Foundation Communities Emergency Assistance Fund

    It will take some time to fully recover from the recent storm. You can help by contributing to Foundation Communities' fund providing direct relief for food, water, rent, medical assistance, and more.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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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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    Neighborhood Meeting for the LASA Move to Eastside

    AISD shares info and answers questions about the Liberal Arts and Science Academy's transition to the current Eastside Memorial Early College High School at the Johnston campus. Two sessions are available.
    Sat., March 6, 10-11:15am & noon-1:15pm  
    Online
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    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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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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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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    Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations

    The winter storm put a damper on blood drives, and now supplies need to be replenished. Donors, especially type O, are encouraged to find a Red Cross drive to visit in the coming days and weeks.
    Feb. 23-April 5  
    Citywide
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    Sadler Means YWLA Girls Conference

    Open to all girls in grades fifth through ninth, in and outside of AISD. Each student will receive a free bag with items from Central Texas businesses and orgs via a drive-through, and the Central Texas Food Bank will also supply food packs for families while supplies last.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Sadler Means YWLA, 6401 N. Hampton Dr.
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    Spring Break Live Music Series

    Hear local artists in Natural Bridge Caverns' Discovery Village as you play yard games and enjoy sweets and treats. Plus check out the maze, zipline, and other outdoor adventures.
    Through March 21; live music noon-3pm  
    Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio
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    Spring Transplant Sale

    Get a head start on your spring garden with organic starter plants, bring a picnic, and explore the 200 acres of vegetables. Plants can also be ordered online and picked up at a farmers’ market near you.
    Saturdays through April 24, 9am-1pm  
    Garfield Farm & Greenhouses, Garfield
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    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Texas State Softball

    Vs. Houston: Fri.-Sun. March 5-7; vs. Sam Houston State: Wed., March 10  
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    The Development Services Department Equity Survey

    Share your experiences accessing the Development Services Department's services and working with the city in general. Survey answers are anonymous and results will be shared with Austin's Equity Office.
    Deadline: March 15  
    Online
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    The Wandering Vegan Plant-Based & Artisan Market

    Nom Burger, East Austin Coffee, Bruja's Brew, and Milky Way Shakes provide the noms, and local vegan artisans sell cruelty-free skincare products, makeup, jewelry, candles, succulents, artwork, clothing, and more. Family- and pet-friendly.
    Sat., March 6, noon-4pm. Free.  
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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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    Uplift Austin

    In partnership with Proctor & Gamble, the event will distribute PPE, cleaning, and hygiene supplies across multiple sites in Austin-Travis County's Eastern Crescent. Sites include Southwest Key Programs (6002 Jain Ln.); 1200 E. Ben White; Josephine Houston Elementary (5409 Ponciana); 4918 FM 1327, Creedmoor; the Ana Lark Center (1400 Tillery); and Guerrero Thompson Elementary (102 E. Rundberg).
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Multiple locations (see website for addresses)
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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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    Virtual Modern Home Tour

    The annual Modern Home Tour returns as a 100% virtual experience. Using impressive 3D imaging, the livestreaming event will include a full walk-through of each home with a Modern Architecture + Design Society host and the architects, builders, designers, and owners of each home. Viewers can ask questions during the tour, and if you can't make it to the stream, the segments and models will be available to explore later.
    Sat.-Sun., March 6-7. $40.  
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    Visit the Old Jail

    Tours of the two-story calaboose that was used until 1939 offer a look into the history of incarceration: and the people who served the community as jailers.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-3pm. $2.  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922
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    ZACH Theatre Open House & Spring Camps

    Enrollment for spring camps is open now with virtual classes beginning March 22. In addition, ZACH Theatre will host a free open house with a sampling of virtual classes March 8-13. Helping young people find courage, creativity, and connection even when apart, 12 sample classes will be offered for ages kindergarten through 12th grade.
    March 3-13  
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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