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  • Austin Greek Festival

    It’s time once again to mark your calendars for the Austin Greek Festival on, Memorial Day weekend! Admission is $5 and there is free admission for children 10 and under, as well as Military and First Responders with ID. Parking is free. Complete details, including events schedule, food menu, and volunteer info are available online.
    May 27-29  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
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    HAAM Day

    The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians' biggest fundraiser of the year has a goal of collecting $1.2 million, which supports health care services for thousands in Austin's music community, and they need your help now more than ever. More than 100 bands will perform on HAAM Day, so tune in on TV or livestream. Tons of local businesses are donating portions of their proceeds that day, so before going out, check the list of supporting venues. An online auction has dozens of cool items on offer, including a Cajun dinner party with Marcia Ball and Gordon Fowler, autographed guitars, ACL passes, and lots more. Whichever way you choose to support HAAM, know that your contribution keeps the heart of Live Music Capital of the World beating.
    Tue., Sept. 14  
    Citywide
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      Clear the Shelters

      Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
      Through Sept. 19
      Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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      Negroni Week

      Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
      Through Sept. 19  
      Various locations
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      Round Rock Express

      Vs. Sugar Land Skeeters. Pints & Pups is Thursday, fireworks are on Friday, and Sunday is NASA Night presented by Texas State University STEM, featuring a special planetarium show, telescopes, and drones. See schedule for details and more events.
      Sept. 9-14. Thu.-Fri. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun., 6:05pm  
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      Shoal Creek Social

      Celebrate the beauty of Shoal Creek with two weeks of fun and education, including a fundraiser, hangouts, and a scavenger hunt. Hangouts are scheduled for Saturdays, 9am-1pm, at Duncan Park and Northwest District Park, and will include lots of family fun like games and tours. Throughout the social, contribute to help reach the $25k fundraising goal, and learn about the area by finding items on the scavenger hunt like flora & fauna, structures, and natural features.
      Sept. 1-15  
      Shoal Creek Trail
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      ZilkerBark Tacos & Doggos

      The only thing that makes Taco Tuesday more terrific is dogs. So ZilkerBark is bringing the two together for a fun evening with local tacos, bevs, select vendors, and photos – there's an adorable custom set ready for canine models to pose in and photogs will take some great shots to make available for purchase. Plus, Austin Humane Society will be on hand with some adoptables.
      Tue., Sept. 14, 6-9pm  
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      Austin FC Pub Club

      If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
      Ongoing  
      Various locations
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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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      Sports

      Bike Night at COTA

      Cyclists can clip in and navigate the Circuit at Bike Night powered by Ascension Seton. The weekly event lets riders cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while offering fantastic sunset views of the COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.
      Tue., Sept. 21, 6pm  
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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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      Coffee & Conversation

      Start the day with a lively drop-in virtual networking meeting with games and breakout sessions. Hosted by Central Texas Network in Action.
      Tuesdays, 8:30-9:15am. Free.  
      None
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      Concordia Women's Volleyball

      V. East Texas Baptist. Sat., Sept. 11, 1pm. Vs. Hardin-Simmons. Tue., Sept. 14, 6pm  
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      Disaster Preparedness Art Contest

      September is National Preparedness Month, so what better time to create art about preparing for emergencies? The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is putting together a calendar that will feature elementary schoolchildren's artwork that's focused on the topic of disaster preparedness. Get out the art supplies and submit by Oct. 1.
      Deadline: Oct. 1  
      Submit online
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free Car Wash

      Blood and platelet donors get a special bonus this month: a free Lucy's Express Wash from Arbor Car Wash. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
      We Are Blood donor centers
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      Dreamland Trivia Tuesdays

      Teams of up to six players can compete for prizes such as Dreamland gift cards, swag, and more. The questions will cover various topics, so brush up on your general knowledge.
      Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
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      Epilepsy Support Group

      Listen to the experiences of other people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Tuesdays are for family group, and Wednesday is for adults.
      Second Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.  
      Online via Zoom
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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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      Fix-It at Home: Shoe Repair Workshop

      Join Austin Resource Recovery for an online shoe repair workshop to learn new skills and give those kicks a new life. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
      Tue., Sept. 14, 6:30pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Kids

      GRA Rock-a-Rama Afterschool Program

      Teens and tweens can learn an instrument, start a band, write and record their own songs and music videos, and more at this rockin' afterschool program.
      Tue., Sept. 14. $750 for 10 weeks, Sept. 14-Nov. 16.  
      Online
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      Home Fruit Production Webinar

      The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County and Dr. Larry Stein, associate department head for extension horticulture at Texas A&M, will present to help you plan for and manage fruit in your landscape.
      Tue., Sept. 14, 10am-noon. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Civic Events

      Looking Back and Moving Forward: Austin ISD Community Conversations

      KUT’s Claire McInerny and Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera moderate a panel with community members on their experiences with historic inequities in the district and how AISD can begin to rebuild trust.
      Sat., Sept. 18, 10:30am-12:30pm  
      Online
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      Museum of Ice Cream

      Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
      Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
      11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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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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      Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

      Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? 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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      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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      Texas State Women's Volleyball

      Bobcat Invitational (Alabama & Miami). Fri.-Sat., Sept. 10-11. Vs. Texas A&M. Tue., Sept. 14, 6pm.  
      Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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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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      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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      Civic Events

      Travis County Commissioners Court Voting Session

      The Travis County Commissioners Court holds a public hearing on the proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2022.
      Tue., Sept. 14, 1pm  
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      Trivia Night With Geeks Who Drink

      Win free pints, other prizes, and fame and fortune with your team of up to six pals.
      Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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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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      Virtual Book Clubs

      With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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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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      Virtual Pediatrician Meet & Greet

      Choosing a pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. Meet your child’s new pediatrician at one of Baylor Scott & White's virtual meet-and-greet events.
      Tue., Sept. 14, 5:30pm. Free.  
      Baylor Scott & White Clinic Round Rock, via Zoom
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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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      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
    Ongoing

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