Immerse yourself in Waterloo Greenway’s annual display of illuminated art created by teams of visionary local artists, landscape architects, and designers, plus free entertainment and family-friendly programming.
An exhibit demonstrating the cultural messages conveyed to girls in the Forties, with a collection donated to UT's School of Human Ecology. A reception includes the chance for visitors to construct their own paper dolls.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
The nonprofit providing shelter and resources to asylum seekers needs volunteers for all kinds of tasks, including driving, sorting donations, and translating, and accepts donations daily 8am-6pm; see wish list for items needed.
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.
Central Texas Food Bank always welcomes donations, but now is a great time to chip in because thanks to community partners at the Beaumont Foundation, every dollar donated is doubled up to $100,000. They've even got an online shopping cart you can fill with cranberry sauce, yams, corn, and other goodies to be donated, because shopping online is always fun.
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.
Family Medicine Austin was sold by Dr. Lamia Kadir in early 2022. Effective December 1, 2022, Dr. Kadir will no longer be practicing at FMA. If you are a patient and would like to transfer your care to another doctor or clinic, fill out a medical record release and forward it to FMA. Keep in touch with Dr. Kadir at drlamiakadir.com.
Pumpkins are the fave fall food for the residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. If you've got a hoard of gourds, check CTPR's website for a list of places to donate and guidelines for what is pleasing to the pigs' palates. They could also use some extra hands to transport all the donations.
The Austin Community Foundation has opened a request for proposals for the Black Fund, which will award 16 grants totaling $340,000 in first round of funding to "unleash the power of Black-led organizations and uplift solutions to benefit the Black community in Central Texas." Get details and apply online.
Presented by Bank of Texas, this 35-year holiday family tradition has become a favorite for generations of Dallasites and includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. All ticket proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
The season of giving is a great time to get involved with Meals on Wheels, and donating just an hour a week makes a huge difference to the homebound older adults served by the org. Volunteers deliver more than a meal; they also bring warm smiles and much-needed safety checks. Apply online and get signed up for a Zoom training to get started.
Nonprofit Operation Turkey serves hearty Thanksgiving meals to folks who otherwise wouldn't get one. On Thanksgiving eve they'll be smoking hundreds of turkeys and accepting care package donations, then on Thanksgiving they'll deliver the meals and donations to homeless or less fortunate Austinites. Any kind of help is appreciated, so sign up now or donate online.