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  • Honnas Veterinary Launch Party

    Join Honnas Veterinary as they celebrate their grand opening with a launch party! Swing by and enjoy free food, beverages, goodie bags, face paint, teddy bear surgery, and professional pet photoshoots! Dogs and cats are welcome. Bring the whole family, just make sure to RSVP! Parking is very limited, so rideshare is strongly encouraged.
    Sat. Mar. 2, 2pm-5pm  
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    "Tangible/Nothing"

    In the first reinstallation of the collection galleries since it opened in 2019, Ruby City will present an exhibit of artwork from the Linda Pace collection by national and international artists.
    Through July 30, 2023  
    Ruby City, San Antonio
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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    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.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    2nd Street District Holiday Window Walk

    As you do your holiday shopping, take in the beautiful scenery created by Texas artists tasked with creating holiday-inspired art installations.
    Through Jan. 1  
    2nd Street District Downtown: West Second Street from Colorado to San Antonio and surrounding area
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    56th Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Enjoy music from the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble before the lighting of the enormous, dazzling tree complemented by more music including the Austonettes.
    Sun., Nov. 27, 5:15pm. Free.  
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    Ability Inclusion Ecstatic Dance Festival

    An all-ages, judgment-free, substance-free safe space to transcend the ordinary. Dance, get tarot readings, see live art, and lots more.
    Sun., Nov. 27, 7-10pm. $5 minimum donation requested.  
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    Austin Baptist Chapel Angel House Soup Kitchen

    The nonprofit org seeks men's clothing donations for its clients. Jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and shoes are especially needed.
    Ongoing
    908 E. Cesar Chavez
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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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    Blood Over Texas' Horror for the Holidays

    Find the perfect gift for all the dark souls in your life from hordes of unique local vendors. Attractions include killer performances, Evil Santa, a Krampus parade, an auction benefiting SAFE Alliance, and lots more creepy fun.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 26-27. $10 for weekend pass.  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts with oodles of Austin flair.
    Through Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Assistance

    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.
    Ongoing
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    Cistern Illuminated

    The latest art installation fills the former drinking water reservoir with colored lights. Timed tickets required.
    Through Jan. 8. $10.
    Houston
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    Climate Action Happy Hour

    Meet with the Austin chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan group of concerned activists fighting to save the planet.
    Sun., Nov. 27, 12:30pm. Free.
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    Community Fitness Classes

    For the fitness-curious and those on a budget, Castle Hill offers a wide selection of discounted classes throughout the week – just look for the "Community" name in the title.
    Ongoing. $15 for one class, $100 for 10.  
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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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    Conscious Breathwork & Sound Healing

    Explore within, transcend your ego, open your heart, and safely alter your state of consciousness for healing.
    Sun., Nov. 27, 3:30-6pm. $40.  
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    Donate Blood, Treat Yourself to Torchy's Tacos

    Treat yo'self to a damn good taco when you donate with We Are Blood.
    Nov. 15-30  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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    Donate to Hands for Hope

    Donate now to help nonprofit El Buen Samaritano meet its $450,000 goal, which goes toward holiday meal kits, a food pantry, baby formula, services, and other assistance for Central Texans in need.
    Ongoing  
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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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    Drop In & Create

    The Contemporary brings out special art activities so the whole family can dig into the art, ideas, and materials seen in the exhibits.
    Sun., June 25, 1-3pm  
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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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    Encaustic Painting 101

    Learn to paint safely with a molten combination of beeswax, damar resin, and powdered pigments, and go home with your own creation. All materials included.
    Sat., Dec. 10, noon-3pm. $125.  
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    Ground Zero 360 Remembrance Exhibit

    More than 70 artists, painters, and sculptors contributed to this powerful exhibit remembering the terrorist attack on 9/11 including photographs taken from the streets of New York City.
    Sept. 12, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023
    Houston
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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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    Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink

    Find it between the Bee Cave Public Library and the Hill Country Galleria lawn.
    Through Jan. 2. $15 to skate; reservations encouraged.
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    Holiday Reuse Market Days

    Austin Creative Reuse has gathered so many cool creators they have to spread the market over two weekends, with over 90 vendors offering their handmade wares.
    Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4. Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm  
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    Homestead Fair

    Spend the day in the country enjoying the food, music, shopping, and agriculture demonstrations.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 25-27. $12.
    Waco
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    Hotel San José Courtyard Yoga

    Danika Ervin leads a limbering outdoor class.
    Every other Sunday, Oct. 30-Dec. 11, 10am. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Ice Rodeo by Four Seasons

    The luxury hotel offers an ice skating rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake, chic "cabins" to gather in and enjoy s'mores or a glass of vino, and stunning holiday art installations and decor.
    Through Jan. 8. $35/hour to skate; $300 and up for cabins.  
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    Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar

    The gallery will be filled floor to ceiling with handmade fine arts and crafts from local artists, artisans, crafters, and makers. Plus, paint a ceramic holiday ornament on Saturdays, 1-4pm, ready for pickup in one to two weeks ($10).
    Through Dec. 23. Mon.-Fri., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

    A charming and heartwarming play based on the popular chapter book by Barbara Park.
    Nov. 26-Dec. 18. Sat.-Sun., 11am & 1pm  
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    Lone Star Farmers Holiday Market

    The market gets festive with all the fave vendors and some new holiday-themed ones, plus special programming in the Central Plaza Pavilion.
    Sundays through Dec. 18, 10am-4pm. Free.
    Hill Country Galleria
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    Mozart's Holiday Light Show

    What's already a great view on the lake becomes even better with a spectacular light show, complemented by hot cocoa and tasty treats.
    Through Jan. 6  
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    Nativity Exhibit

    Hundreds of Nativity scenes are on display from cherished family heirlooms to gifts brought back from overseas and whimsical handmade creations.
    Fri., Nov. 25-Sun., Dec. 4. Free.
    Port Lavaca
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    NFL Sunday Watch Party

    Enjoy brunch from 10am to 3pm then $1 wings and $2 Tecates with NFL games on the big screens.
    Sundays, 10am-7pm
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    Other People: A Dating Experience/Comedy Show

    Put your name in a bucket to go on a blind date in front of a live audience, then get dating advice from comedians who have no business giving out advice!
    Sundays, 6pm. $10.  
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    Pilates Strengthen & Sculpt Mat Workout

    A class focusing on all the Pilates mat workout principles to develop a strong inner core and tone, sculpt, and strengthen the muscles.
    Sept. 12-Dec. 19. $5-28.  
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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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    Sale of FMA, Dr. Lamia Kadir Resignation

    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.
    Effective Dec. 1
    Family Medicine Austin, 6633 Hwy. 290 E. #300
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    Starry, Starry Nights

    Go to Badu Park to see the light displays reflect off the Llano River and sip hot chocolate.
    Through Dec. 31
    Llano
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    Texas Renaissance Festival

    With 55 acres of shows, shops, food, and fun, this is the largest Renaissance festival in the country and the biggest weekend party in Texas.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 8-Nov. 27
    Todd Mission
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    The Annual Great Pumpkin Haul

    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.
    Through Dec. 17
    Various locations
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    The Creek Open Mic

    See comedians try out their newest material, and if you'd like to sign up, send your full name to creekandcaveopenmic@gmail.com.
    Sundays, 8pm. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door.  
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    The Festive Mercantile & Chef Susana's Bake Sale

    Scoop up some of Chef Susana's award-winning pastries and lots of other culinary gifts from local vendors such as Tiny House Coffee, Gypsy Floral, Lewis Wines, and Garrison Brothers.
    Sun., Nov. 27, 10am till sold out. Free.  
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    Trains at NorthPark

    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.
    Nov. 12-Jan. 6. Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., noon-6pm; hours vary for holidays. $5-10.  
    NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas
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    Volunteer With Meals on Wheels Central Texas

    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.
    Ongoing  
    Apply online
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    Walkway of Lights

    It’s a holiday tradition that has grown to more than 2 million lights and 350 lighted sculptures on the shores of the lake.
    Through Dec. 31, 6-10pm
    Marble Falls
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    WIC Mobile Unit

    Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
    Check online for current schedule. Free.  
    Various locations

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