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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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    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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    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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    Something Good Sundays

    A pop-up shop with Soy Society wellness as part of Boss Babes' series of pop-ups with women-owned small businesses from their craftHER box and grassroots causes they care about. Reserve a visiting slot ahead of time and they'll have a complimentary cocktail prepared for you.
    Sun., March 21, noon-5pm  
    916 Springdale, Trailer 3
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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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    AJC Book Club

    This month, the Austin Justice Coalition book club discusses Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, which is "as much an intimate family story as a global dystopian narrative [that] has quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience."
    Sun., March 21, 5pm  
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    AJC Policy Meeting

    Learn about Austin Justice Coalition's local and statewide advocacy work and find out how to get involved.
    Sun., March 21, 3pm  
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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. Select items will be available for walk-ups, or preorder online and pick up there.
    Sat., March 20, noon-4pm: TopGolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing. Sun., March 21, noon-4pm: Leander Beer Market, 106 W. Willis St., Leander  
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    Austin Flea

    The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath and body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles, and so much more.
    Third Sundays, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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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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    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.
     
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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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    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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    Dogwood Festival

    Nothing says spring like the blooming of the dogwood trees in East Texas, and the season kicks off with a weekend of music, arts, and food in downtown.
    Sat., March 20-Sun., April 4  
    Palestine
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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 Contactless Canvass

    This is Homes Not Handcuffs' first canvass of the "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.
    Sun., March 21, 1-4:30pm  
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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  
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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  
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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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    Just for Teens: APL Fantasy Club

    Join other teens virtually to discuss fantasy and sci-fi books. This month's theme is "Wonderland and Strange Fantasies."
    Sun., March 21, 2pm  
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    Mini Makers Market

    An afternoon of shopping and brunching with Eastside Pop Up, Armadillo Den, Ranch Hand, and Pueblo Viejo.
    Sun., March 21, noon-5pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Southwestern University Men's Tennis

    Vs. Ozarks. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Sun., March 21, 1pm  
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    Southwestern University Women's Tennis

    Vs. Ozarks. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Sun., March 21, 1pm  
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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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    Sunday Hip Hop Dance Class for Adults

    Start any time and come when you can to one of two levels of hip-hop dance class with a super-fun instructor at Ballet Austin.
    Sundays, Feb. 21-March 28. Basic, 1pm; intermediate, 2:15pm. $5 to $26.
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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 Women's Tennis

    Vs. Arkansas State.
    Sun., March 21, 10am  
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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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    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 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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    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 Appreciation at Vera Bradley

    Celebrate Women's History Month with a company that was developed by women, for women. Mention this event to get 15% off.
    March 20-27  
    Vera Bradley, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S.
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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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