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    Austin FC Queso Cup

    Austin FC, H-E-B, and 512 Food Co. partnered to present the inaugural Queso Cup contest. Fans send in their best queso recipes to be judged by a team including Q2 Stadium's exec chef. The prize includes an autographed Austin FC soccer ball, a $500 H-E-B gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Austin FC match. The winning queso will also be one of the three featured in the club’s Queso Fountain, said to be "the signature Austin FC queso experience."
    Submissions due Mon., May 10  
    Online
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    Cinco de Mayo With Esquina Tango

    Esquina Tango and Veracruz All Natural join forces to offer a fun-filled celebration led by Austin fave DJ Chorizo Funk. Tamales and more tasty treats will be served, as will free margaritas!
    Wed., May 5, 6-8pm  
    Veracruz All Natural, 2505 Webberville Rd.
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    Lights Out for Wildlife

    Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
    Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
    Statewide
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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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    AISD Special Education: Transition Course

    VELA, AISD’s Parent Engagement Support Office, and AISD’s Department of Special Education discuss how families of special ed students can start planning for adulthood.
    April 14-May 5. Wednesdays, noon-1pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Business Model Canvas Webinar

    This workshop equips new and aspiring social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and techniques to quickly turn their ideas into revenue-generating businesses. Taught by Lance McNeill, program manager for the city of Austin's Small Business Program.
    Wed., May 5, 11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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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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    Cinco de Mayo at Geraldine's

    Celebrate poolside with Volcán tequila margaritas, frozen palomas, and ranch waters, featuring live music from DJ Kick It.
    Wed., May 5, 1-6pm  
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    Cinco de Mayo at Pinballz

    Hit the arcade and get deals on margs and the Texas trio: guac, salsa, and queso.
    Wed., May 5  
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    Cinco de Mayo at Roosevelt Room

    Expert mixologists will be serving up $7 RR margaritas and $8 mezcal margaritas all night.
    Wed., May 5  
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    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    DJ Kick It provides the music to accompany tasty tacos and specials on margs, mezcal, tequila, and paleta shots.
    Wed., May 5, 6-10pm  
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    Cinco de Mayo With Mariachis

    Specials on paleta shots, tequila, mezcal, and margaritas, with music from Mariachi Los Toros and DJ Spicy, plus killer Mich­oacán-inspired cuisine.
    Wed., May 5, 5-11pm  
    Gabriela's Downtown, 900 E. Seventh
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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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    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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    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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    Digital Psychology Webinar

    Chris Aarons, founder and principal of Chris Aarons Strategy and Marketing, discusses the psychology of marketing and how you can use the information to grow your business.
    Wed., May 5, 1pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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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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    Sports

    Free Women's Self-Defense Class

    Anyone who identifies as a woman and is interested in learning some hands-on self-defense techniques is welcome to join.
    First Wednesday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm. Free.
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    It’s Strawberry Time

    The berries are ripe for the picking! Check the website for the latest updates. Enjoy additional farm activities on weekends; closed Wednesdays.
    Through May. Mon.-Tue., 8:30am-5:30pm, Thu.-Sat., 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun., 1-5pm  
    Sweet Berry Farm, Burnet
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    Just for Teens: Teen Council Social Hour

    Members of the Central Library Teen Council want to meet you! Join them for a monthly virtual social hour with games and activities, and learn more about how they work with the library to amplify teen voices.
    First Wednesdays, 5pm
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    KinderDance

    A high-energy dance class for kids age 20 months-5 years, blending ballet technique and creative movement.
    Wednesdays in May, 10am. Free with admission.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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    Maudie's Margarita Run Benefiting the Trail Foundation

    Back for the 18th year, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run brings two of Austin’s favorites together: running and margaritas! You can complete your 5K anytime through May 31, and a drive-through packet pickup party will be held on June 4, including yummy Maudie's chips & dips and margaritas. Each dollar raised benefits the Trail Foundation.
    Run through May 31; party, June 4  
    Virtual
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    Mother's Day at Diamonds Direct

    After a challenging year, it's time to celebrate the person who got us through it all: Mom. Join: Diamonds Direct as they say “cheers” to the moms this Mother’s Day! The Austin jeweler has curated an: exceptional collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry that is meaningful and affordable for any budget, from: stackable rings to earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more. View the curated gift guide online then visit the Domain showroom; virtual appointments, curbside pickup, and private appointments are available.
    May 5-9  
    Diamonds Direct, 11104 Domain Dr.
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    National Small Business Week Classes and Business Coaching Hours

    Are you a small-business owner in need of mentoring? Register to receive confidential one-on-one coaching from experts who can help put you on the right path. During National Small Business Week, business coaching is offered daily from 1-2pm.
    May 3-7, 1-2pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Outdoor Reuse Market: Call for Vendors

    Are you a vendor who uses at least 50% reused or reclaimed materials in your handmade goods? Austin Creative Reuse is taking applications for their June 26-27 outdoor market.
    Deadline: May 15. $10.  
    Apply online
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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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    Pub Quiz at Baker Street

    Triviaficionados are welcome to join this COVID-cautious quiz to compete for prizes.
    Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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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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    Repeat Platelet Donors Get Special Gift

    Platelet donors at We Are Blood will receive a limited-edition "Donate Platelets Y'all" T-shirt when they donate twice in May. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    May 1-31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Small Business Week

    For Small Business Week, the city's Economic Development Department has put together a full schedule of webinars designed to educate small-business owners, as well as daily coaching sessions. Get details at austinchronicle.com/events or the city's website.
    May 3-7  
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    Out of Town

    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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    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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    Understanding Business Taxes

    Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This two-day course can help you gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates, and the financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns.
    May 4-5, 9-11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Sports

    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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    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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    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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