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  • CannaRock 2021

    The CannaRock 2021 event aims to celebrate the local cannabis industry and the advances they have made over the past two years! They offer an educational experience in a fun atmosphere that is true to the Austin vibe. Come hang with them, link up with your favorite local CBD and lifestyle companies, enjoy live entertainment and great food this summer in ATX.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    Science Under the Stars: Urban Mammals

    Find out why some mammals may live well in cities while others do not in this live online lecture and Q&A.
    Thu., May 13, 7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Dogs welcome on Thursday, the Express become the Chupacabras Friday, and Sunday is kids' day, with train rides and a postgame chance to run the bases. See schedule for details and more events.
      May 13-18. Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
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      Tones: Sounds of Asian America

      Tones is a monthly music series featuring local Asian-American artists from across generations and genres, with intimate performances on the second Thursday of each month.
      Second Thursday of every month, 7pm. Free.  
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      Virtual Kitten Shower

      It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
      • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
      • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
      • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
      • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
      May 6-13  
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      Volunteer Days at ACR

      Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
      Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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      Out of Town

      "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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      ACC MBPT Virtual Open House

      Meet faculty and staff of Austin Community College's Music Business, Performance & Technology Department and get a sneak peek of the brand-new recording studios, performance spaces, and lab facilities at the Highland campus.
      Thu., May 13, 5pm. Free.  
      Zoom
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      Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary: Virtual Concert Fundraiser

      Featuring Jo James and the Reverent Few, this virtual concert benefits the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's Bibliobus project, a mobile library that will make its way to rural areas in Madagascar offering access to books and internet for youth.
      Thu., May 13  
      Online via Purple Bee Studios
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      Austin Water Oversight Committee Meeting

      Briefings address the systems testing pilot for Austin's new smart water meter system dubbed My ATX Water, among other items. The pilot began in September 2020 and includes nearly 5,000 meters from the River Place/Glenlake, Long Canyon, and Windsor Park/Mueller neighborhoods.
      Thu., May 13, 1:30pm  
      Videoconference
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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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      BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Online Forum

      With Business Success Center's weekly forum, create strategic alliances and learn from other business owners in order to relaunch and rebuild carefully and successfully.
      Thursdays, noon-1pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Building Community Power

      Join Asian Family Support Services of Austin's for its monthlong virtual conversation series on building power within and beyond Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
      Through May 27. Thursdays, 5pm. Free (registration required).  
      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

      Enjoy an outdoor fair at the arcade's parking lot.
      Through May 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.
       
      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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      COVID-19 Drive-Up Vaccination Clinic

      Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, if you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
      Thu.-Fri., May 13-14, 9am-2:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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      COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Delco Center

      Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, if you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
      May 13-15. Thu.-Fri., 3-7:30pm; Sat., 10am-2:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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      COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: SE Branch Library

      Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, if you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
      Thu.-Fri., May 13-14, 2-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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      Dress for Success Austin Virtual Restaurant Series

      Nonprofit DFSA is partnering with four ATX staples to support Austin women and local restaurants and bring you delicious meals all month. Dinner for two will include a basket with wine or Tito's cocktails and either precooked dinners or prepped-to-cook ingredients with instructions. You'll Zoom in with the restaurant of the week for a chat about the meal and drink pairing, plus inspiring news from DFSA, which provides career support and business attire to women striving for financial independence.
      Thursdays in May, 6:30pm. $100 per week; $325 for four-part series.  
      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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      I-35 Capital Express South Public Hearing

      Review the draft environmental assessment and the recommended alternative for improvements to I-35 from Hwy. 290 W./SH 71/Ben White Blvd. to SH 45 Southeast.
      Online
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      Intro to Podcasting

      Podcasting has never been more popular, creating a huge demand for creators, editors, and engineers. Whether you're looking to start your own podcast or learn the skills needed to work for clients, this intro class with Omni Sound Project's Marisa Ewing is designed for you.
      Thu., May 13, 7pm. $10.  
      Online
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      Out of Town

      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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      Lee County Fair

      There’s no rodeo this year, but there will be plenty of fun with a car show, carnival, cook-offs, and two stages of music.
      Thu.-Sat., May 13-15  
      Giddings
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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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      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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      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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      Staying True to Your Vision

      An online conversation with Sarah Lim of OMG Squee, a homegrown, family-owned kawaii dessert shop. She'll share how she went from macaron pop-ups to her own brick-and-mortar in the last three years.
      Thu., May 13, 5:30pm. Free for BossBabes members, $10 for nonmembers.  
      Online via Zoom
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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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      Out of Town

      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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      Ullrich Water Treatment Plant Community Meeting

      Austin Water invites neighbors to an online community meeting to discuss upcoming projects at Ullrich Water Treatment Plant. Staff will discuss plans and address any questions prior to cleaning Basin 5 at the plant.
      Thu., May 13, 6-7pm  
      Online
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      Vino Vinyasa

      A yoga class incorporating fun wine facts, followed by a tasting of two wines. Stay after for discounted wine packs and charcuterie boards.
      Thu., May 13. $30.  
      Texas Wine Collective, 10354 Hwy. 290 E., Fredericksburg
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      Vino Vinyasa X Prestige Picnics

      A delightful day of yoga paired with education and tasting of two refreshing Picpoul wines. Cheese and charcuterie boxes are included with this very special event, allowing you to pair your wine with delicious treats after yoga.
      Thu., May 13, 6:30-8pm. $60.  
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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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      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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      Youth Advocacy & Artivism

      Grassroots Leadership and Texas Advocates for Justice, in collaboration with the Children’s Prison Arts Project, present a virtual art show with guest poets and artwork by incarcerated youth.
      Thu., May 13, 5pm  
      Virtual
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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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