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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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    NASCAR at COTA

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of the Americas, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series, plus the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series. Camping available.
    Fri.-Sun., May 21-23  
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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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    Austin's Next Police Chief Community Meeting

    City Manager Spencer Cronk has brought in executive recruiters Ralph Andersen & Associates to help the city find candidates for Austin Police's next chief. Community members will have the opportunity to provide the consultants from Ralph Andersen & Associates with feedback during these virtual meetings. Those unable to attend may still submit feedback via the SpeakUp Austin website or by sending an email.
    Meetings: Mon., May 17, noon-1pm & 6:30-7:30pm; Thu., May 20, 9-10am; Fri., May 21, 10-11am & 2-3pm  
    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.
     
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    COVID-19 Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic: Sacred Heart

    Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment for first-dose Moderna vaccines. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time.
    Fri.-Sat., May 21-22, 10am-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5909 Reicher
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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 19-22. Wed.-Fri., 3-7:30pm; Sat., 10am-2:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Little Walnut Creek 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.
    May 21-22. Fri., 2-5:30pm; Sat., 10am-1:30pm. 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.
    Wed.-Fri., May 19-21, 2-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    Donate Blood, Get $5 at Torchy’s

    We Are Blood is partnering with Torchy’s Tacos to give all blood donors a $5 Taco Money card to use toward a purchase at any Torchy’s Tacos (while supplies last). Appointments mandatory; call or schedule online.
    May 15-31  
    We Are Blood centers & mobile drives
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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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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    Explore ACC

    A virtual event for all future Riverbats. Get help completing your free application on the spot, figure out your next step, and ask all your questions about life at Austin Community College.
    May 21, 24 & 27, 10am & 1pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Frio Float Summer Sweets & Stars

    Join the Frio Float and Texas Ranchland Nightsky Tours for some sweet summer treats under the stars! Astronomers will answer questions on guided laser tours, and telescopes will be available for viewing until roughly 11pm.
    Fridays, 8-11pm. Free.  
    Concan
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    Get On! Moto Fest

    Whether you’re a gearhead or just moto-curious, this is one of the largest motorcycle shows in the state with bike demos, custom bike show, and lots of vendors on site.
    Fri.-Sun., May 21-23. $15.  
    Fort Worth
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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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    Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

    The commission will redraw Austin’s 10 City Council district boundaries for the first time since voters adopted the 10-1 system of single-member Council districts in 2012. Revisit our News feature, “So You Want to Redistrict Austin?” (Sept. 18, 2020) to read more about the process – and what's at stake – with redrawing our City Council districts.
    Fri., May 21, 3pm  
    Videoconference
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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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    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  
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    Murder Mystery Party

    Prom season is here, so Pinballz brings a night of bodacious fun with a "Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone BAD” murder mystery party. Costumes and Eighties prom apparel are strongly encouraged.
    Fri., May 21, 7pm  
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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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    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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    Puppet Show

    An original story created by Oscar, Indigo Play's very own puppeteer. Come for the show, and stay for the play in a huge educational playscape, dedicated baby area, imagination play space, and sensory room.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 11am. $8.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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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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    Social Media Best Practices Webinar

    Become familiar with social media do's and don'ts and best practices for your business.
    Fri., May 21, 9am-4pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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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    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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    Town Hall on Public Safety: People With Disabilities and Policing

    Take part in a conversation amplifying the voices of people with disabilities and their unique experiences with policing in Austin. Hosted by the Office of Police Oversight, the Mayor's Office, the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and Austin's Equity Office.
    Fri., May 21, 6-8:30pm  
    Online
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    University of Texas Baseball

    Vs. West Virginia.
    Thu.-Fri., May 20-21, 6:30pm; Sat., May 22, 2:30pm  
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    University of Texas Softball

    Vs. Saint Francis: NCAA Austin Regional.
    Fri., May 21, 4pm  
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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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    Winter Storm Review Task Force Meeting

    Members discuss input from a listening session on community members’ experiences and recommendations related to Winter Storm Uri.
    Fri., May 21, 10am  
    Videoconference
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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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