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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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    Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

    Austin's Glass Half Full Theatre presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, performed in Spanish and English. Featuring Madison Palomo as Belinda, who – when she confronts her stepmother and stepsisters – learns to embrace her love of poetry and stand up for herself. This captivating bilingual Cinderella story is recommended for ages five and older.
    Available online through June 30. $10.  
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    Knife Carving Workshop

    Knife carving is essential for survival, so Lumber Society is offering a lesson on how to carve your own tools. No need to BYOK; ticket includes a free knife!
    Thu., June 24, 7-10pm. $20.  
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    Summer Family Film Series

    Watch an iconographic video presentation of Samara Cole Doyon’s book Magnificent Homespun Brown via the Austin Public Library’s streaming service partner, then participate in a watercolor painting activity.
    Thu., June 24, 10am. Free.  
    The Bullock Museum Online
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    The Drop-In

    Presented by ACL Radio & Long Center and driven by Austin Subaru, the Drop-In keeps the music going all summer long by showcasing a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists, with select dates programmed in partnership with Black Fret. Stay tuned to Long Center & ACL Radio socials on Fridays to learn which artist is performing that week.
    Thursdays, 8pm (doors at 6:30). Free, but RSVP.  
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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 Board of Trustees Regular Voting Meeting

    The agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting, which falls at the end of business on Tuesday.
    Thu., June 24, 5:30pm  
    Online
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    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    For a paw-some summer, register your li'l animal lover for AHS's virtual, hands-on educational sessions, including live shelter tours, dog walks, storytime with shelter pets, crafts, and dance sessions. It's all free, and supplies are provided via pickup or you can get a supply list online. Graduation is Aug. 6-7 and comes with a certificate and swag bag.
    June 1-Aug.7. Free.  
    Virtual
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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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    Buford the Book Bus

    Free books will be available in both English and Spanish for all levels from toddlers to young adults.
    Thu., June 24, 10:30am-12:30pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Pflugerville

    Open to anyone 12 years of age and older for CommUnityCare patients and non-patients (persons 12 to 17 years of age must have parent or guardian present). No appointment is necessary.
    Daily, 8am-5pm. Free (no appointment required).  
    2700 Pecan St., Pflugerville
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    CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Rosewood/Zaragosa

    Open to anyone 12 years of age and older for CommUnityCare patients and non-patients (persons 12 to 17 years of age must have parent or guardian present). No appointment is necessary.
    Open: Mon.-Fri., 7am-3pm. Free (no appointment required).  
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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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    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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    Fiesta

    After two years and multiple cancellations, the more than 125-year-old tradition is back with parades, street parties, music, and more.
    Thu.-Sun., June 17-27  
    San Antonio
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    Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

    Meeting goals are interviewing and finalist candidates for the legal counsel and administrative manager staff positions for the committee.
    Thu., June 24, 6pm  
    Videoconference
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    Josh Grider Live

    Enjoy complimentary drinks in the gallery provided by Twisted X Brewing Co. before the country music show.
    Thu., June 24, 7pm. $20.  
    The Chambers Theatre at Inspired Minds Art Center, 121 N. Main St., Buda
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    Kitchen Compost Collector Pickup: Dick Nichols Park

    Austin Resource Recovery customers who were part of the most recent curbside composting service expansion may pick up a free kitchen compost collector and compostable bags.
    Thu., June 24, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
    Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett
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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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    Noches de Frida

    Take a docent-led or self-guided tour of "Frida Kahlo Oasis," a rendition of the artist’s Casa Azul home and garden, and the rest of the botanical garden. Food and drink available for purchase.
    Select Thursdays through Aug. 26, 6-9pm. $13-15.  
    San Antonio Botanical Gardens, San Antonio
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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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    Pizza & Pint Thursdays

    Get a pizza and a pint for only $13, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and taproom.
    Thursdays in June, 11am-2pm  
    Frontyard Brewing, 4514 Bob Wire Rd., Spicewood
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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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    Summer Hip-Hop Classes

    Dance to the latest styles of hip-hop dance and current hip-hop music. High-energy instructors teach basic to advanced levels.
    Offered daily throughout summer. $5-26.  
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    Sunflower Festival

    Walk through 6.5 acres with 35 varieties of pick-your-own sunflowers, but stay for the music, visit the petting zoo, or just play around on the farm.
    Through July 18. $18 online, $23 at gate.  
    Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, Georgetown
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    Swim Sessions With Future Front Texas

    Boss Babes ATX has changed names to Future Front Texas, and they're celebrating Pride, the new identity, and the community with a monthly poolside series. Includes music from femme and queer DJs, an outdoor market, and an installation by Paloma Mayorga in the hotel's lobby. Staycation-inclined guests can get a discounted room at the hotel using code GETHERE.
    Last Thursdays starting June 24, 7-10pm. $10.  
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    T-Shirt Giveaway for Blood Donors

    We Are Blood will give all blood/platelet donors a specially designed “Livin & Givin” T-shirt in June. Kick off the summer with a good deed and a fresh new wardrobe item. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through June 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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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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    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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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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    Travis County Commissioners Court Work Session

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., June 24, 9am  
    Online
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    Travis County Commissioners Court Work Session

    Commissioners will be briefed on public and private collaborative efforts to address homelessness.
    Thu., June 24, 2:30pm  
    Online
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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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    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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    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
Ongoing
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    2021-22 Budget Engagement

    The Budget Office’s website includes explanatory videos in English and Spanish about the city’s FY 2021-22 budgeting process, as well as a short survey for residents to share their thoughts on spending priorities. The mayor and City Council are scheduled to adopt Austin’s FY 2021-22 budget and tax rate between Aug. 11-13.
    Online
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    Austin Transit Partnership Advisory Committees Applications

    Applications are now open to join the following committees: Engineering, Architecture, and Construction;: Finance and Risk; and Planning, Sustainability, Equity, and DBE Advisory. The governing body of the agency created to build out Project Connect, ATP will oversee funding, designing, and implementing the $7.1 billion mass transit overhaul.
    Online
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    Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

    If you're interested in volunteering at Travis County's drive-through vaccine clinic at COTA, sign up here.
    Clinic open: Fridays-Sundays  
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    Palm District Planning Survey

    Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide

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