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    Donate Blood, Get Ice Cream

    “Pint for Pint” is back! We Are Blood teams up with Blue Bell Creameries to give donors a voucher for a free pint of ice cream. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Aug. 1-14  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Forensics and True Crime Presentation

    Forensic psychologist and true crime author Frank Weber will speak about forensics and what they get wrong on TV shows and movies, and even demonstrate a lie detector test. Catch him at Oskar Blues Thursday and Austin Beerworks on Monday.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 3-8pm; Mon., Aug. 9, 6-9pm. Free.  
    Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric; Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace
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    Sports

    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Sugar Land. Pints & Pups is Thursday, there's fireworks Friday, and on Sunday, kids get pregame train rides and a run around the bases after the game. See schedule for details and more events.
    Aug. 5-10. Thu.-Sat. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sun., 6:05pm  
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    "Dating to Get Married" Singles Happy Hour

    Ready to meet your lobster? Get a free drink and get social at this happy hour designed for singles who are looking to do more than mingle.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    Kids

    Austin Fire Youth Explorers

    City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
    Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
    Apply online
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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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    Kids

    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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    Civic Events

    Austin ISD Registration Clinics

    Campuses will be open for students new to Austin ISD and current students who have either yet to register, moved, or transferred during the summer.
    Mon.-Thu., Aug. 2-5  
    Multiple locations
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    Sports

    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Sept. 5  
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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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    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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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    Civic Events

    City Council Budget Work Session

    Council members discuss the FY 2021-22 proposed budget and tax rate.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 9am  
    City Hall, 301 W. Second; videoconference
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    Donate Blood, Enter to Win Graphics Card

    Donate blood or platelets this month to be entered in a drawing to win a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card, a hard-to-find and valuable item. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Aug. 31  
    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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    Hotel Vegas & The Volstead 10.5th Anniversary Weekend

    To make up for lost time, they're celebrating with happy hours, DJs, live music, comedy, vendors, specials, giveaways, and live screenprinting. First 110 guests get a free T-shirt.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 5-7  
    Hotel Vegas & The Volstead, 1502 E. Sixth
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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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    Out of Town

    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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    Civic Events

    Parks and Recreation Board Special Called Meeting

    The PARD Board gets down to some headline-worthy business, including the proposed 305 S. Congress Ave. “Statesman” PUD; the results of the Hancock Golf Survey; and more.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 6pm  
    Videoconference
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    Out of Town

    Shakespeare at Winedale

    Student actors present unique takes of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III in the: converted barn.
    Fri.-Sun., July 30-Aug. 15. $10.  
    Round Top
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    Sports

    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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    Sundown Soundsets

    A rooftop series of meditative movement and sounds overlooking downtown Austin at nightfall, with yoga and a sound bath, followed by DJ sets. Yoga mats, towels, and Richard's Rainwater will be provided.
    Every other Thursday starting July 10, 8pm. $30.  
    Lamar Union Plaza, 1100 S. Lamar
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    Support Group for Military Women

    Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
    Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Sports

    Test - Todd Hyde Park Gym Free Trial Pass

    Hyde Park Gym 7 Day Free Pass. First-time visitors only.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.
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    Visual Arts

    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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    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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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Sports

    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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    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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    Civic Events

    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
Ongoing
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    Civic Events

    Arc of the Capital Area Wildflower Program

    In collaboration with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The Arc offers classes for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities focusing on social-emotional growth, vocational studies, life skills, active recreation, and Texas nature.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm. $150-300 per month.  
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse
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    Civic Events

    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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    Civic Events

    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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    Civic Events

    Summer Lunch for Teens and Kids

    Central Health is providing children ages 18 and under with free weekly meal packs that include breakfast and lunch for the entire week.
    Through Aug. 12. Thursdays, noon-2pm. Free.  
    Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
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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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