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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  
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    Art Free-for-All

    Get to know all the Contemporary has to offer at this family-friendly open house. Explore the sculpture park and the art on view, grab a kit at the front desk to create some art of your own, and see amazing online art demonstrations from anywhere you like, featuring Contemporary Art School instructors.
    March 13-19  
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    allgo Community Healing Fair

    Join allgo for its fifth annual community health fair showcasing QTPOC healers and wellness professionals. Enjoy a fun workout class, info on queer-friendly resources, free giveaways, and more.
    Sat., March 13, noon-4pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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    Hotel Vegas 10th Anniversary

    Hotel Vegas is keeping their celebration small this time around, but big things are planned for later on when it's safe. For now, help them commemorate a decade in business with special deals all weekend, DJs, and tons of treats. Wear your mask and maintain social distance for a safe celebration.
    Thu.-Sun., March 11-14. Free.  
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    Jurassic Quest

    From adorable baby dinos to a fierce T. rex, guests embark on the adventure of a lifetime led by an audio tour as they view 70 photorealistic dinosaurs that move and make sounds, all from the comfort of their own vehicles. Optional Quest Packs include dino surprises and activities to do at home.
    Through March 28. $49 and up per vehicle.  
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    Outdoor Relief Concert for Texas Farmers

    Organizations across Central Texas come together to support the Texas Strong Relief Concert, benefiting the Texas Farmer Winter Storm Relief fund. The outdoor concert and food drive includes headliners Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis along with Jackie Venson, Ray Prim, Sir Woman, and Rochelle and the Sidewinders.
    Sat., March 13, 3-10pm  
    Dreamland, 2770 Hwy. 290 W.
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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.  
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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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    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 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 Paranormal Investigations at Pioneer Farms

    Step back in time and communicate with the spirit world at this historic (and reputedly haunted) location.
    Sat., March 13, 7pm. $45.  
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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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    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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    Carnival at Pinballz

    Crabtree Amusements is bringing all kinds of family-friendly outdoor attractions for spring break.
    Through March 27  
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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.
     
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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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    College Admissions Webinar Series

    Berkeley² Academy, a renowned comprehensive college prep academy, offers free college application advice, including tips for joining the Ivy Leagues.
    Sat., March 13, 6pm  
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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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    Concordia Baseball

    Vs. UT-Dallas: Fri., March 12, 6pm; Sat., March 13, noon & 3pm. Vs. Trinity: Wed., March 17, 1 & 4pm  
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    Concordia Volleyball

    No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Vs. Howard Payne: Sat., March 13, 1 & 3pm. Vs. Sul Ross State: Tue., March 16, 4 & 6pm  
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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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    Dance the Deck! Hip-Hop Class

    Join Ballet Austin and instructor Dereke’ Thompson for a basic-level hip-hop class held outdoors on a downtown parking garage. Fun, easy moves set to upbeat music add up to a great workout!
    Sat., March 13, 11am. $20.  
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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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    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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    I-35 Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

    Review design materials for the Texas Department of Transportation's proposed I-35 Capital Express Central Project and provide feedback to TxDOT by April 9. The project proposes to add two non-tolled lanes in each direction along I-35 from U.S. 290 E. to Hwy. 71/Ben White Blvd.
    March-11-April 9  
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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  
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    Kinda Tropical Spring Market

    Shop clothing, jewelry, and accessories and grab some brunch (served noon-4pm).
    Sat., March 13, noon-6pm  
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    Most Instagrammable Murals

    Local author Jess Carpenter has created a self-guided tour of the most 'Grammable murals in town. Get the deets on the Built Story app.
    March 9-13. $10.  
    Online
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    Noah Marion New Store Opening

    Noah Marion announced the opening of a second location of his shop specializing in untreated, natural-vegetable-tanned leather pieces, from wallets and belts to home goods and apothecary items. Marion, a native Austinite, is a self-taught maker of leather goods who started his brand in his mother’s garage in Barton Hills in 2006.
    Open daily, noon-6pm  
    Noah Marion, 1606 S. Congress
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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 about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? 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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    Proper Reset Weekend: A Downtown Wellness Retreat

    Sink into a few days of relaxation and rejuvenation with this unique retreat experience that will immerse you in restorative practices, energizing movement, and deep connections.
    March 12-14. $1,295-1,940.  
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    Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center Appointments

    The center reopens Tuesday, March 9, by appointment only. Accepted items include household hazardous waste, electronics, tires, plastic bags, Styrofoam, and clothing and housewares. Schedule an appointment here.
    Effective: Tue., March 9  
    Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center, 2514 Business Center Dr.
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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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    Reprogram Your Mind

    Join in online or in person for a special workshop including Kundalini meditation, journaling, and more.
    Sat., March 13, 2pm. Sliding scale donation.  
    Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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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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    Southwestern University Volleyball

    Vs. Colorado College. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Fri., March 12, 6pm; Sat., March 13, 1pm  
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    Spring Break at Tiger Creek

    It'll be a lovely time to visit the big cats and shake off winter blues. Special vendors will be on-site all week long, and Splash Kingdom will be selling discounted tickets.
    March 8-14  
    Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, Tyler
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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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    St. Edward's University Baseball

    Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
    Vs. Oklahoma Christian: Fri., March 12, 2pm; Sat.-Sun., March 13-14, 1pm  
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    St. Edward's University Softball

    Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
    Vs. TWU: Fri., March 12, 1 & 3pm. Vs. Midwestern State: Sun., March 14, 1 & 3pm  
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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Colorado Eagles.
    Fri.-Sat., March 12-13 & Tue.-Wed, March 16-17, 7pm  
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    Texas State Baseball

    Vs. Houston: Fri., March 12, 6:30pm; Sat., March 13, 2:30pm; Sun., March 14, 1pm. Vs. Rice: Wed., March 17, 6pm  
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    Texas State Women's Tennis

    Vs. ULM: Sat., March 13, 10am. Vs. Louisiana: 10am  
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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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    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 Baseball

    Vs. South Carolina: Fri.-Sat., March 12-13, 6:30pm; Sun., March 14, 11am. Vs. UT-RGV: Tue., March 16, 6:30pm  
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    University of Texas Softball

    Vs. Tarleton State: Fri., March 12, 1pm; Sat. March 13, 4pm. Vs. Texas Southern: Fri., March 12, 3:30pm. Vs. BYU: Sat., March 13, 1:30pm  
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    University of Texas Women's Tennis

    Vs. Texas State: Fri., March 12, 9am. Vs. West Virginia: Fri., March 12, 4pm. Vs. Iowa State: Sun., March 14, 11am  
    Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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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 Spring Break

    Join the Bullock virtually to take a peek at select museum artifacts and exhibitions and connect history with the current day, and enjoy storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. A limited number of activity kits are available for pickup, and materials lists are posted online.
    March 16-19; kits available March 10-12. Free; $5-10 for kits.  
    The Bullock Museum online
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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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    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  
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