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  • Earth Day Jubilee with The Trail Conservancy

    Join The Trail Conservancy on the Butler Hike and Bike Trail for the 2nd Annual Earth Day Jubilee celebration! Enjoy live music by Mr. Will, Motenko, and Brother Thunder, eco-friendly activities, a market by Austin Flea, and fun for the whole family.
    Sat. Apr. 20, 10am-2pm  
    Butler Park
  • The Amazing Acro-Cats: Keep It Weird in Austin!

    The Acro-Cats tour supports Rock Cats Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Rock Cats Rescue is focused on saving cats "One Click at a Time" through cat welfare, rescue, and adoption. The Acro-Cats show promotes the importance of bonding and training cats with positive reinforcement, while also finding homes for rescued cats.
    Apr. 24-May 5  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donation Drop-Off

    Before you stop in for a tasty brew or some free live music this week, check your pantry or swing by the grocery to collect a donation to add to Meanwhile's food drive. Peruse the list for acceptable donations.
    Through Jan. 8  
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    Dog Wellness Fair

    Mindful Training, AcuDog HerbalCat, Austin Doga, and the Conscious Pet present a day for the doggos with trainers, demos, a holistic veterinarian, acupressure, a psychotherapist, yoga experience, and human-grade dog food.
    Sat., Jan. 7, noon-4pm  
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    Holiday Tree Recycling

    For city of Austin curbside customers, recycling a holiday tree is as easy as setting it at the curb by 5:30am on the regularly scheduled compost collection day. Trees that are 6 feet or taller must be cut in half. Everyone is welcome to drop off their trees at Zilker on one of three collection days: Sat., Dec. 31; Sat., Jan. 7; or Sun., Jan. 8, 10am-2pm. Volunteers are also needed for those days, if you're still in the giving spirit! Trees collected at Zilker will be turned into mulch and available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 12, 9am. Get more deets online.
    Dec. 26-Jan. 8
    Curbside or at Zilker Park Polo Fields, 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd.
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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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    21-Day Meditation Challenge

    Start a new year with a new beginning to develop inner peace. Learn all the details for a 21-day meditation challenge at this informative workshop, which will be followed by the Introduction to Lamrim retreat at noon.
    Sat., Jan. 7, 10-11:30am. $21.  
    Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 1918 Bissel
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    Adult Skate Night

    Leave the rugrats at home and enjoy the roller rink with other grownups.
    Tuesdays, 7-11pm; Saturdays, 9pm-midnight  
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    Austin Home & Garden Show

    Shop for home-related products and services, visit stunning and inspiring displays, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned pros. New this year, learn about garden design from experts at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
    Jan. 6-8. Fri., noon-8pm; Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. $8.
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    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Battle of Galveston Walking Tour

    Join Civil War historian Ed Cotham for a walking tour of downtown as he shares the history of the land and sea battle that raged on Jan. 1, 1863. Reservations required.
    Sat.-Sun., Jan. 7-8. $30.
    Galveston
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    Bend & Brew

    Waterloo Yoga presents an hourlong yoga session either to start off your Saturday or relax by candlelight on Thursday. A beverage is included with tickets, which includes nonalcoholic options for anyone doing dry January!
    Sat., Jan. 7 & 21, 11am; Thu., Jan 12 & 26, 6:30pm. $17 per class, or $60 for all four.  
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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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    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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    FCC Broadband Map Challenge

    Travis County and the city of Austin are asking for the public’s help to review, verify, and improve the new National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communications Commission. Hop online, pop in your address, and make sure the info is correct to help make the most accurate map possible.
    Through Jan. 13
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    Field of Light Hosting Silent Disco

    Listen to curated playlists as you peruse the stunning display of 28,000 lights at the wildflower center. While supplies last, 100 complimentary headsets will be available.
    Through March 31. Fri.-Sun., 6-8:30pm. $41 and up.
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    Fortlandia

    The Wildflower Center's annual exhibition of explorable secret hideouts designed by local artists will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature.
    Through Jan. 29
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with the Texas Department of Transportation providing landscaping award funding since 1985. This year, ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscaping awards from TxDOT, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along state rights of way. Applications are now being accepted.
    Through Feb. 16. Free.
    Statewide
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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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    Harlem Renaissance Family Day

    Celebrate the explosion of African American music and art with a party at the Railroad & Heritage Museum.
    Sat., Jan. 7, 10am-1pm. Free.
    Temple
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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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    January Classes at Pioneer Farms

    Start the year learning a new old skill at the historic farm. They've got basic blacksmithing and leatherworking classes all month and you can learn to craft your own custom belt or a knife made from a railroad spike.
    Ongoing  
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    Kids' Art Camps at Art Garage

    Kids can choose from a variety of themed daylong art camps.
    Ongoing. $85.  
    Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr. #202-4
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    Lightscape

    A 1-mile trail winds through the San Antonio Botanical Gardens decorated with dazzling illuminated displays, plus holiday food and drink opportunities.
    Through Jan. 8, 5:30-9pm. Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 2-5
    San Antonio
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    Night Golf

    A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
    Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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    Old Jail Tours

    Opened in 1885, Gillespie County’s fourth jail was a place you didn’t want to spend the night, but an afternoon tour might be interesting.
    Sat., Jan. 7, 10am-3pm. $5.
    Fredericksburg
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    Pearl Bluegrass Jam

    Held on the first Saturday of the month in a historic schoolhouse-turned-community center, the music is good and the pies for sale are great.
    Sat., Jan. 7. Free.
    Gatesville
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    Puerto Rican Cultural Center Classes & Call for Dancers

    The PRCC is seeking dancers for upcoming events and will hold auditions Jan. 9 & 16; contact for an appointment. Not a dancer? The center opens Jan. 7 with a full slate of music and dance classes. They'll be teaching parrandas (holiday songs) and new dances in advance of the big Octavitas/Reyes celebration Jan. 22.
    Ongoing
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    Saturday Variety Dance

    Get a free mini lesson at 7:30 then practice your moves at the social dance, 8pm.
    First & third Saturdays. $7, members; $10, nonmembers.
    8868 Research #706
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    Texas Star Mushroom Walk

    Meet the Central Texas Mycological Society at the oak garden for a walk to seek out the state mushroom and others. Mushroom expert Joe Buckley created a tarot deck featuring 78 fab fungi and is on a tour from the Pacific Northwest to find all the varieties. Meet Buckley and preorder a tarot deck to pick up at the walk, and join in after Sunday's event for a happy hour for even more mushroom fun.
    Sat., Jan. 7, noon-2pm; Sun., Jan. 8, 2-4pm. $6 for garden entrance fee.  
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    Texas State Women's Basketball

    Vs. Louisiana.
    Sat., Jan. 7, 2pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Trout Fishing on the Guadalupe River

    Camp Huaco Springs on the Guadalupe River is open to anglers wishing to try their luck catching their daily bag limit of 5 of the more than 20,000 rainbow trout stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department through late February. Anglers 17 years old and older will need a valid state fishing license.
    Through March 4  
    New Braunfels
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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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