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  • Teacher Confessions

    Teacher Confessions celebrates teachers through performing anonymous stories from teachers on stage. From funny, serious, poignant, or provocative, they will welcome those serious, absurd, comedic and even baffling confessions - they will highlight teachers' personal stories through storytelling and improvised skits. Expect a terrific night of diverse material!
    July 30-31, 7:30pm  
    Baker School
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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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      atxGALS: Springfest

      This festival from atxGALS features visual art by local artists, live music performances – Christelle Bofale, Jordan Young, Keith Sanders, Sir Woman, Keelan Donovan, Nané, Drew Davis, and Tameca Jones – and panel sessions on local entrepreneurs, art, and community. Of course it’ll be socially distanced – ticket prices are per group/table – and of course it’ll be swanky with an open bar and catered noms, and everything happening at that beautiful Cathedral space. Ah, look – we told you a little about this creative crowd right here.
      Thu.-Sat., March 18-20. $130-390.  
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      Austin Humane Society Adventure Week

      Spring break is going to the dogs (and cats) at the Austin Humane Society! Young participants will spend the week exploring how animals and the humans who love them can get outside and stay active. The week kicks off with a "funniest pet" photo contest, and continues with hands-on, educational sessions including storytime, Backyard Bingo with Austin Wildlife Rescue, leash and pet bed craft tutorials, live walks with adoptable dogs, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter. On Saturday, activities will be offered in Spanish.
      March 15-20. Free.  
      Virtual
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      ¡VAMONOS! A Caminos Talk Show

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Caminos program has created ¡VAMONOS!, an arts and variety show by teens for teens. Tune in via Facebook Live or Instagram TV.
      Every other Friday, 6pm  
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      Bark for the Arc

      The Arc of the Capital Area is once again joining forces with its dog therapy partner, Divine Canines, to host this virtual art auction featuring original pet-inspired art created by local artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Artwork sales will benefit the student artists, as well as virtual programs provided by The Arc of the Capital Area to Central Texans with disabilities. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Divine Canines to help them continue free dog therapy services. You can browse the artwork and merchandise and start bidding now.
      Thu., March 25, 7pm  
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      Discovery Green Spring Break

      Celebrate Spring Break with Girlstart and Discovery Green with five fun-packed days for the whole family. Materials lists are online, and a new hands-on STEM activity is posted each day.
      March 15-19  
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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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      SXSW Online 2021

      South by Southwest is virtual this year, with global music festival experiences and sets from iconic comedy clubs around America, sessions from speakers ranging from astronauts to entrepreneurs, and some of the best and brightest talents in film brought to you wherever you are.
      March 16-20. $399.  
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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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      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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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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      Barnyard Buddies

      Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
      Saturdays, 10am  
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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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      Best of Legally Blonde: Spring Break Musical Theatre Camp

      Elle Woods fans will love spending spring break singing, dancing, and crafting with the best songs and scenes from the smash hit musical.
      March 15-19. Full day, $365; half day, $265.  
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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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      Carnival at Pinballz

      Crabtree Amusements is bringing all kinds of family-friendly outdoor attractions for spring break.
      Through March 27  
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      Carnival of Games

      Pinballz will place golden cards in select ticketed games, and all you have to do is find them! With every Gold Card captured, you get the opportunity to redeem for specialty prizes.
      Through March 28  
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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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      Club Latinitas

      Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
      Through May 21, 4-6pm  
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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 Men's Soccer

      Vs. Hardin Simmons.
      Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor: Fri., March 19, 7:30pm. Vs. Howard Payne: Thu., March 25, 2:30pm  
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      Concordia Women's Soccer

      Vs. Hardin Simmons.
      Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor: Fri., March 19, 5pm. Vs. Howard Payne: Thu., March 25, noon  
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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.
       
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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 Break: Spring Break Musical Theatre Dance Intensive

      A weeklong dive into classic and contemporary musical theatre dance, with each day focusing on a different show.
      March 15-19. $350.  
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free Car Wash

      Kick off spring cleaning with We Are Blood and Arbor Car Wash. Donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma and get a voucher for a free "Lucy's Special Express" car wash at Arbor.
      March 15-31. Free.  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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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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      HAAM Benefit With Kendra Scott

      Shop in-store and enjoy specials from Sips & Sweets Cafe and live music from Nick Diaz, Scott Strickland, and Zack Morgan & Miggy Milla, and 20% of purchases will benefit HAAM, which provides affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, working musicians. Enter the code GIVEBACK-174I when shopping online.
      Fri.-Sun., March 19-21  
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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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      Homes Not Handcuffs Textbanking & Phonebanking

      Local coalition Homes Not Handcuffs is calling and texting voters as part of its "No On Prop B" campaign. Prop B is a May 1 ballot measure that, if passed, would reinstate the local ban on public camping. For more on the propositions going before Austin voters on May 1, check out our elections page here.
      Fri., March 19, 6-8pm; Sun., March 21, 2-5pm  
      Online
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      Host Families Needed for Exchange Program

      International Student Exchange is seeking local volunteers to host exchange students during the 2021-22 school year. Contact regional adviser Keisha Burgess at keishab.ise@gmail.com or 512/955-4340 for more information.
      Ongoing  
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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  
      Online
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      Jump Into Spring Break

      Altitude Trampoline Park offers expanded hours of fun and is introducing mini golf starting this spring break. They follow the Certified Clean program to ensure a clean and safe environment for the family, and social distancing and current COVID-19 restrictions will be followed.
      March 15-21, 10am-9pm. $9-20.  
      Altitude Trampoline Park, 2800 S. I-35, Round Rock
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      Murder Under the Big Top

      Free beer and a murder mystery circus.
      Fri., March 19, 7pm  
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      Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

      Willie Nelson headlines a constellation of country stars playing the outdoor concert over two days.
      Fri.-Sat., March 19-20  
      Abilene
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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 bird watching, blacksmithing, archery, sewing, or woodworking? 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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      POSTPONED: Southwestern University Women's Soccer

      Vs. St. Thomas. No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Fri., March 19, 7pm  
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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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      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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      RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

      The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
       
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      Rock-About Climbing Camp

      A weeklong climbing camp for young adventurers to explore the Greenbelt, Reimers Ranch, and Enchanted Rock.
      March 15-19  
      Meet at MoPac & 360
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      Social Media Best Practices Webinar

      This class will familiarize you with social media, the do's and don'ts, and best practices for your small business.
      Fri., March 19, 9am-4pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      Southwestern University Baseball

      Vs. St. Thomas. No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Fri., March 19, 6pm; Sat., March 20, 1 & 4pm  
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      Spring Break at High 5

      High 5 has made spring break fun a breeze with an all-access pass for $32.99, including unlimited bowling, bowling shoes, unlimited laser tag, and a 40-point game card. Come before 2pm to get half off.
      March 15-19  
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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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      St. Edward's University Softball

      Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
      Vs. Oklahoma Christian: Fri., March 19, 1 & 3pm. Vs. Cameron: Sun., March 21, noon & 2pm  
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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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      Tiny Bakery Spring Break Camp

      This collab between Austin Tinkering School and Bake Austin will have kids build a real tiny bakery and stock it with real tiny treats.
      March 15-19. $300.  
      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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      Travis Audubon Golden-Cheek Week

      Travis Audubon celebrates its birthday week with programming dedicated to its favorite songbird, the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Check here for the complete schedule.
      Mon.-Fri., March 15-19. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      Tulipalooza

      The beauty of tulips from Holland in a you-pick-'em field along with music and food trucks raises funds for 12 North Texas charities.
      Fri.-Sun., March 19-28, 10am-7pm. $15-20.  
      Waxahachie
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      University of Texas Men's Tennis

      Vs. Arizona.
      Fri., March 19, 3pm  
      Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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      University of Texas Softball

      Vs. New Mexico: Fri., March 19, 6pm; Sat., March 20, noon & 2:30pm. Vs. Texas State: Wed., March 24, 6pm  
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      University of Texas Women's Tennis

      Vs. Oklahoma State: Fri., March 19, 11am. Vs. Oklahoma: Sun., March 21, noon  
      Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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      Vehicle Registration Deadline Approaches

      The grace period for vehicle registration renewal and title applications will soon end, and missing the deadline can result in costly fines. If you've postponed these activities due to the pandemic, now is the time to act: Get your vehicle inspected and renew online at Texas.gov, or bring your DMV renewal form, passing inspection, insurance card, and payment to H-E-B, Fiesta Mart, or AAA. Title applications require appointments to be made at the Travis County Tax Office, and they fill up fast, so don't wait!
      Deadline: April 15  
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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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      Women's History Month Youth Craft Kits

      Celebrate women's history with a suffragist rosette and sash craft and writing activity. Available while supplies last.
      Through Friday, March 19  
      Austin Public Library curbside branches
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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
    Ongoing

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