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    2021 Bowl for Kids

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
    Through April 23  
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    Lived Experience, Allyship & Action

    Join Notley Tide & Grassroots Leadership in an online convo about how the lived experience of leaders at Grassroots Leadership informs the work they do and enables them to collaborate across different initiatives, while understanding how allies can help take action to further their mission. Get an overview of Grassroots Leadership programs like ICE Out of Austin, Texas Advocates for Justice, and Mujeres Luchadores, and learn about 2021 goals and how you can get involved.
    Thu., April 15, 11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Virtual Pet Adoption Event

    Austin Pets Alive! and Tito's Handmade Vodka present this opportunity to meet available dogs both in shelter and foster homes. You'll be able to browse through summaries, photos, and videos of dogs posted by their advocates throughout the day while asking questions in real time in the comments section.
    Thu., April 15, 8am-7pm  
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    #TXBookChat

    Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for a discussion and poetry reading with Ethan Wang, national poet of the Southwest.
    Thu., April 15, 11am. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop Dance Workshop

    Hip-hop dance is a fun workout that improves energy and mood and lowers stress. This six-week beginners' workshop is designed for adults and open to teens age 16 and up.
    Thursdays at noon, beginning April 15. $130.  
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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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    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
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    Civic Events

    BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

    BizOpen serves as a point of contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the city’s development process.
    Thu., April 15, 10-11am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    Canceled: Karaoke Empire With Ring My Bell

    Empire has had a karaoke night on the wish list for months, and they've figured out the safest way: sign up from your socially distanced table, and hit the stage with a clean mic for every singer. They'll also have a round or two of Karaoke Bingo and a few other surprises.
    Thu., April 29, 7-11pm. $15 at the door, Venmo or Paypal.  
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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.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Kids

    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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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood is partnering again with Texas favorite Whataburger to give all blood donors a voucher for a free burger while supplies last. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call.
    Through April 18  
    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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    Hops & Brains Trivia

    You bring the brains and they'll bring the hops. There's a max of six per team, and there will be prizes!
    Thu., April 15, 7pm. Free.  
    Frontyard Brewing, 4514 Bob Wire Rd., Spicewood
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    Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop Webinar

    Learn accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation, and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. This is a two-day class; registration automatically registers you for both days.
    Tue., April 13 & Thu., April 15, 3-5pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Online Portuguese Conversations

    Esquina Tango offers virtual Portuguese conversation sessions for speakers of all levels to get more comfortable using the language.
    First & third Thursdays, 7pm  
    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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    Practical Vegetable Gardening Workshop

    This Lumber Society class will cover perennial vegetables, what does well in containers, growing mushrooms, and more, and everyone gets a packet of seeds.
    Thu., April 15, 7pm. $20.  
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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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    Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

    Rachel Rommel-Crump, the state coordinator for the Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife, speaks on how the national bill, if passed, would impact state and tribal wildlife agencies protecting overlooked species.
    Thu., April 15, 7-8pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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.
    March 15-June 18  
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    Songs Under the Stars: Tameca Jones

    Austin’s reigning Queen of Soul sparkles under the stars in this outdoor concert viewed from socially distanced pods or cabanas. This one's sure to sell out, so act now!
    Thu.-Fri., April 15-16, 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., April 17-18, 2:30 & 7:30pm. $70 for a two-person pod.  
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    Special Screenings

    The Office Murder Mystery Parody

    It's the last week to catch Paramount's The Office-themed interactive, immersive show. Starting at the State Theatre, participants will walk short distances to find clues to solve the mystery of the Scranton Strangler.
    Through April 25  
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    The RealReal Opens in Austin

    The RealReal Austin features women's and men's ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, sneakers, accessories; fine jewelry and watches; and home goods and art. Shoppers can find thousands of unique items curated for the Austin consumer and tons more online that can be virtually shopped in-store. They also offer consignment, cleaning, repairs, and alterations. For a limited time, get a $100 shopping credit for selling at TRR and an upcycled mask while supplies last.
    Now open; Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm; Sunday noon-6pm
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    Sports

    University of Texas Soccer

    Vs. Arkansas.
    Thu., April 15, 7pm  
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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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    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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    Out of Town

    Wildflower Celebration

    The wildflowers are a little sparse this year due to the February winter storm, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots to see and do at the farm.
    April 3-18  
    Fredericksburg
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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