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    Jester King Kite Festival

    Bring kites and fly them high in the pasture all day, and they'll have prizes for oldest and youngest fliers and biggest and smallest kites. If you don't BYOK, you can buy a paper one and decorate it with provided art supplies, and they'll have a bouncy house and face painting too.
    Sun., Sept. 4  
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Oklahoma City. Bring two canned goods to get in free Tuesday and benefit Round Rock Serving Center, bring a furry friend Thursday for Pints & Pups, see a pregame ceremony for Hall of Fame inductee Kirk Saarloos Friday, and more – get the full schedule of events online.
    Aug. 30-Sept. 4. Tue.-Sat., 6:35pm; Sun., 1:05pm  
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    Texas Wine Jam

    Celebrate great Texas wine and music while giving back to the communities that make them possible: Proceeds will be split between Texas Wine Community Scholarships and nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians. Fifteen wineries and three bands will be showcased, and guests can win tons of cool prizes from a raffle.
    Sun., Sept. 4. $45-55.  
    Vinovium, Johnson City
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    Anytime Austin Market

    Shop a local vendor market with vintage and handmade goods, followed by live music.
    Sun., Sept. 4, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Fall Show & Sale

    See spectacular succulents and captivating cacti, and take something home from one of the vendors coming from as far as New Mexico or an item from the silent auction and hourly plant raffles. Expert advice and free literature will be available, as will the always-beautiful garden.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 3-4, 10am-5pm. Free.  
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    Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council Elections

    Austinites passionate about pedestrian issues will want to tune in to the Sept. 12 Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting and consider applying for the group, which is seeking applicants through Sept. 18. Find more info online or email Chair Kat Cox at cox.katherine@gmail.com.
    Apply by Sept. 18; elections held Oct. 3  
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    Austin Tattoo Invitational

    A full weekend bringing over 200 of the world’s best tattoo artists to one place.
    Sept. 2-4. Fri., 2-10pm; Sat., noon-10pm; Sun., noon-7pm  
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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    Beyoncé Birthday Bash

    Don your best Bey-inspired lewks and get in formation to celebrate the queen with five fave albums playing all day, ending with Renaissance, plus trivia for prizes, dancing, and drinks.
    Sun., Sept. 4. Free.  
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    Buddy Block Walk With Blue Action Democrats

    Join in to walk with a voter registrar to gather registrations in apartment complexes.
    Weekends through Nov. 6. Sat., 10am-noon; Sun., 3-5pm  
    4200 Avenue F
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    Carpenter Hotel BBQ Pool Party

    A classic backyard barbecue with grilled goodies from Carpenters Hall, swimming, and entertainment.
    Sun., Sept. 4, 1-6pm. $55.  
    Carpenter Hotel, 400 Josephine
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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Join CP mascot pup Mischa on a hunt through parks, complete tasks at your own pace, and submit photos to win a prize. Look for scavenger hunt signs at eight locations around Cedar Park and get all the details online.
    Sept. 1-30  
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    Out of Town

    Celebrate Bandera Roundup

    Put on your bolo tie, boots, and hat for a weekend of rodeo, an arts & crafts fair, and a parade of longhorns.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 3-4  
    Bandera
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    Community Hours at Thinkery

    Thinkery provides admission by donation as part of its Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore STEAM concepts and develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
    Sundays, 3-5pm; Tuesdays, 3-7pm  
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    Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

    Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
    Ongoing. $122.50-160 monthly.  
    607 W. St Johns #10
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    Sports

    Drop-in Hip Hop Classes for Adults

    Beginner to advanced dancers welcome to drop in for a great workout set to hip-hop and pop music.
    Sundays, 12:30pm. $5-26.  
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    Dungeons & Dragons Night

    Pinballz offers themed rooms, tavern music, an interactive drink menu, and more to help immerse you in the campaign experience.
    Sundays, 6pm-close  
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    Out of Town

    Eastside Market

    Shop the wares of the local artisans while enjoying music and the brews from Brotherwell Brewery.
    Sun., Sept. 4, 4-8pm. Free.  
    Waco
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    Fall Art Classes

    Art Garage is now registering students for eight- to 12-week classes this fall, which allow your kiddos ages 4-16 to explore several art mediums with certified art educators at afterschool and home school sessions.
    Classes begin Sept. 12. $350-550.  
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    Free Fitness Classes

    Stronger Austin, powered by It’s Time Texas, offers a variety of free fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Greater Austin Music Census

    The live music capital wants to hear from all the folks who give the city its nickname. Adults with a professional interest in music living within the greater Austin metro area are welcome to complete a survey for the music census, which will provide valuable data for community leaders, nonprofits, and government agencies.
    Through Sept. 9  
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    Grounded Yoga

    Enjoy an outdoor yoga class on the plaza with Swift Fit Events. Mats, towels, and water provided.
    Sundays, 10am. Free.
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    H-E-B Free First Sunday

    Explore the story of Texas through three floors of exhibits showcasing artifacts from around the state.
    First Sundays, 10am-5pm. Free.  
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    Japanese Language Classes

    The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin has a bunch of classes coming up for anyone wanting to learn how to read, write, and speak Japanese, with mostly online lessons. Private tutoring is also available; email for details.
    Classes begin early to mid-September. $25 an hour.  
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    Jefa Brunch & Market

    Las Ofrendas presents a brunch where guests can learn from BIPOC powerhouses and connect with other empowered jefas in an intimate conversation space. Presented in partnership with the Frida Friday ATX first-Sunday market, and tickets include brunch and a specialty cocktail.
    Sun., Sept. 4, noon-6pm. $40.  
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    Kyle Turner & Friends

    Women in Jazz offers a buffet and concert for a smooth jazz sweet treat over Labor Day weekend.
    Sun., Sept. 4, 6pm. $60-75.  
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    Out of Town

    Marfa Lights Festival

    The mystery lights have been bewildering visitors to West Texas for years, and now the community is throwing the unexplained phenomenon a party with music, food, and shopping. Plus it will be around 10 degrees cooler than in Austin.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 2-4. Free.  
    Marfa
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    Pickleball Junior Development Program

    Young pickleball players can choose a course based on skill level to build a strong foundation or hone skills for competition.
    Register starting Aug. 27; classes meet weekly in September. $100.  
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    Pink Pilates Level 1: A Post-Operative Recovery Workshop

    A 10-week workshop offered at no cost for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, currently in ongoing treatment, and those who've been in Pink Pilates for under a year. Sessions will focus on rehabilitative help in the recovery process, inspiring hope and restoring movement.
    Sept. 7-Nov. 9. Wednesdays, noon. Free.  
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    Pink Pilates Level 2: For Those Continuing Their Recovery Journey

    A 10-week breast cancer recovery workshop for those who've participated in Pink Pilates, who are further along in recovery, or who aren't currently in treatment but would like ongoing exercise and support.
    Sept. 6-Nov. 8. Tuesdays, 1pm. $65 for 10-week workshop.  
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    Platelet Donors Urgently Needed

    A growing community means a growing need for platelets, which are a crucial component of blood used for cancer patients, people with traumatic injuries, and pediatric transplant patients. In an effort to ramp up platelet donations, We Are Blood launched “Power Up,” a program that awards donors who donate five times by Nov. 30. Donors can choose one of four exclusive prizes: an embroidered windbreaker, Alamo movie passes, a tote, or backpack. Schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Poetry on Tea Leaves

    A workshop and open mic bringing BIPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community together for reading, writing, discussing, and performing prose. Hosted by Ayjshane and Raphaella the Swan, and complemented by tasty teas.
    First Sundays, 6-8pm. By donation.
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    Out of Town

    Purple Martin Watch Parties

    Houston’s purple martins spend the day devouring insects and then perform amazing aerial maneuvers before roosting in the trees, and the Audubon Society is there to explain what’s happening.
    Sat., Aug. 13; Sun., Aug. 21; Sun., Sept. 4, 18; Sat., Sept. 24; 7:45pm. Free.  
    Houston
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    Special Edition T-Shirts for We Are Blood Donors

    Donate blood and show local pride with a "Give Where You Live" T-shirt.
    Sept. 1-14. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers
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    Splash Dance! With Erica Nix

    Shake it up in your swimsuit every Sunday with Erica Nix's poolside aerobics.
    Sundays, 10-11am. Through Sept. 25. RSVP, $20.
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    Tree of the Year Awards

    TreeFolks and Austin Parks & Rec are resurrecting the awards after nearly a decade, and seek noms for favorite trees in five categories. They must be in the city or ETJ limits, publicly accessible, and not a previous winner, but other than that, all bets are off! So get familiar with your urban forest and take note of the best of the branches. See "Kevin Curtin Hung Out With All of Austin’s 'Tree of the Year' Winners," July 31, 2020, for a fun history lesson.
    Nominate through Sept. 30  
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    Civic Events

    Volunteer With TCDP

    With election day coming right up and early voting in progress right now, the Travis County Democratic Party is out in full force and could use help getting out the vote. Sign up online for one of their many volunteer opportunities all over town.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    Weekly Charitable Silent Auction at Lone Star Court

    Visit Lone Star Court each week in September to participate in their charitable silent auction benefitting Partnerships for Children. Hotel guests and locals are invited to bid on big ticket memorabilia, jewelry, vacation packages, historic artwork and more with winners announced each week.
    Mon.-Sat. through Oct. 1. Free.
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    Out of Town

    World Championship Goat Cook-off

    Sample the delicious cabrito while enjoying the music and shopping the vendors.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 2-4  
    Brady
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    Yoga in the Park Presented by Meanwhile Brewing & Hannah Charles

    Enjoy a free, all-levels outdoor yoga class taught by Hanna Charles, then fuel up for the day with coffee, beer, and Pueblo Viejo breakfast tacos.
    Sun., Sept. 4, 9am. Free.  

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