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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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    No Lights No Lycra

    After 16 months of streaming, No Lights No Lycra ATX at last returns to in-person dance parties! It's a substance-free, judgment-free dance party in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a DJ night that’s not at the club, a workout that’s not at the gym, a personal meditation that’s anything but silent.
    Mondays, 8:30-10pm. $10 suggested donation.  
    West China Tea, 4706 N. I-35
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Albuquerque. The Express become the Chupacabras Thursday, there's fireworks Friday, and giveaways all weekend. See schedule for details and more events.
    July 8-13. Thu.-Sat. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sun., 6:05pm  
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    SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction

    Over 30 local musicians have donated their art to the SIMS Foundation for an auction to raise funds to support mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry. Start bidding online now, and join the wrap party to view and bid on the art, meet some of the artists, listen to music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and watch live painting by Gabriel Portillo. Treats include artisan popsicles from Odd Pop and drink specials from Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star, and Nine Banded Whiskey.
    Online auction open July 9-24; in-person event Sat., July 24, 4-7pm. Donations encouraged.  
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    Summer Out Loud

    A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
    Through Aug. 4. Free.  
    All Austin YMCA locations
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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 Allies School Supply Drive

    Order from the Amazon wish list to add to the collection that benefits nonprofits Saint Louise House, Literacy Coalition, and Foster Angels. Either send them the items or bring them to the event July 17 with fam-friendly crafts and activities and snacks from Crema Bakery.
    Through Sat., July 17; party 9am-noon, July 17  
    5917 La Crosse Ave.
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    Austin Hounds Calendar Contest

    To help reach the fundraising goal of $10,000 for nonprofit Hound Rescue, Dog Days Photography is holding a calendar contest with a $10 entry fee and vote cost of $1 each. Thirteen lucky puppers will appear in the calendar, and each week will feature mini contests with winning dogs receiving prizes from sponsor businesses. Contest opens at 7am Mon., July 12; get more deets and enter online.
    July 12-Aug. 23. $10 donation.  
    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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    Austin Organic Gardeners Club Meeting

    John Dromgoole, founder of the Natural Gardener, will discuss why it's important now more than ever to grow our own food. He’ll explain the differences between a kitchen garden and a food garden, how to start a food garden, and ways to encourage others to do the same.
    Second Mondays, 7pm  
    Online via Zoom
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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Aug. 8  
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    Books & Babies Virtual Storytime

    Join a lap-sit storytime interspersed with songs, rhymes, and finger plays for babies and parents.
    Mondays, 2pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Call for Projects: Experiments in Art and Science

    Do you enjoy experimenting with art and/or science? For Collection Rert's open call show they are seeking artists and scientists, from novice to professional, who want to follow their curiosity and document their discoveries. No matter what you're curious about, they welcome the sharable evidence of your experiments. Email collectionrert@gmail.com.
    Submit intent ASAP for projects due by Aug. 12; show opens Sat., Aug. 14. 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.
     
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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.
     
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    Donate Blood, Get a Taquito

    Blood and platelet donors can get a special treat from Whataburger: a voucher for one of their famous taquitos. Appointments mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through July 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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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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    Float to Freedom

    True Rest Float Spa offers unlimited floats when you sign up for any membership level in July.
    Through July 31. $65 for basic membership.  
    10721 Research Ste. B-170
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    Mocha Monday Women's Coffee Break

    Grab a cup of your favorite coffee and share the journey of entrepreneurship or just being a woman in a professional environment. Meet new friends or join old ones and explore relevant topics to support and uplift you to start your week.
    Second Mondays, 8:30am. Free.  
    Online
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    Music Commission Meeting

    Tune in to ATXN.TV to learn about the upcoming Austin Arts & Culture Nonprofit Relief Grant, as well as draft guidelines for the Live Music Fund Event Program and the Creative Space Assistance Program (CSAP).
    Mon., July 12, 6:30-9:30pm  
    ATXN.TV
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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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    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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    SOLD OUT: Just for Tweens: Clay Science

    Learn about the history and science of chocolate and make your own polymer clay "chocolates" with an activity kit available for pickup before event.
    July 12 & 22, 6:30pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Virtual Fitness Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from MixxedFit to Zumba, family yoga to yoga en español, and lots more, taking place in the morning, afternoon, or evening, so there's bound to be something that fits your schedule. And did we mention they're all free?
    Mon.-Sat., times vary  
    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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    YBP Volunteer Workshop

    Volunteer to work on refurbishing bikes for Yellow Bike Project's donation stream and learn bike mechanic skills for your knowledge base or for your “Earn-a-Bike” checklist. Check the reservation schedule for available times.
    Second & fourth Tuesdays and every other Monday, 6-9pm  
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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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    APA! Pours for Pets

    Austin Pets Alive! puts the "fun" in "fundraiser" this month: For $40, you can purr-chase a passport to use participating locations throughout July, and at each stop, pick up a coffee, beer, glass of wine, or even a refreshing agua fresca. The nonprofit animal shelter is partnering with Austin favorites like Irene’s, Hank’s, Cosmic Coffee, Yard Bar, and more, and proceeds go to pets in need.
    July 1-31. $40 donation.  
    Citywide
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