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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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    Adult Capoeira

    Engage the body, mind, and spirit with capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance that incorporates music, movement, and culture, as part of ESB-MACC's Holistic Wellness Program.
    Through Feb. 23. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Civic Events

    ATX Walk Bike Roll Feedback Needed

    The city is seeking feedback on its plans guiding how urban trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes are built.
    Through March 20
    Online
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    CANCELED: I-35 Town Hall

    Canceled due to weather. City Council Members Chito Vela, Zo Qadri, José Velásquez, Vanessa Fuentes, and Ryan Alter discuss the impacts of TXDoT's I-35 Capital Express project and take community questions.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 6-7:30pm  
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    CANCELED: Science Thursday

    Canceled due to weather. Students can drop in and explore the museum, see demos, and participate in hands-on activities with STEM experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering, including a hair-raising experience with a Van de Graaff generator.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 10am-1:30pm  
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    Cinderella

    This enchanting musical fairy tale will put a spell on audiences of all ages. In partnership with Deaf Austin Theatre and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases favorite tunes and plenty of stage magic.
    Through March 5  
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Girl Scout Cookies

    Kick off cookie season and do some good by donating blood or platelets and getting a sweet reward of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and other faves.
    Throughout February. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers
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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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    Emergency Preparedness Calendar Contest

    The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will feature student artwork in the 2024 Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Central Texas students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to create art to be considered for the calendar, which will be distributed at libraries and available for download online.
    Deadline: March 31. Winners announced in April
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    Expected Loss: Coping With Anticipatory Grief

    Texas AARP presents a webinar about the experience of grief before a loss happens.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 10:30am-noon. Free; registration required.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Field Order 15: And Other Broken Promises

    Carver Museum ATX presents an exhibit examining the paradox of American exceptionalism and the call for reparations, with film, sculpture, and two-dimensional work from 11 artists who were asked to consider what is required for America to atone for the continued denial of full citizenship to Black people, and what repair would feel like in the body.
    On view throughout Black History Month. Free.  
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    Fitness Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin offers a variety of virtual fitness classes from chair yoga to kickboxing to Zumba, with something bound to fit in everyone's schedule. All you need to do is register and RSVP online!
    January to May. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Fix-It Clinic Coaches Needed

    Are you handy with a hammer? Skilled with a sewing machine? Educated about electronics? The city seeks folks with repair skills to become coaches for its Fix-It clinics; the next one is Feb. 25.
    Ongoing  
    Apply online
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    Flood Safety Contest

    Kids in sixth through 12th grade are invited to create a 30-second PSA about flood safety, with winners to be announced in individual, foreign language, and team categories.
    Deadline: March 31. Winners announced April 7
    Apply online
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Weekly trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul.
    Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
    Heroes Sports Bar & Kitchen, 1067 Hwy. 71 W., Bastrop
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Weekly trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul.
    Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Weekly trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul.
    Thursdays, 7:30pm. Free.  
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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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    Guide to Dungeons and Dragons

    Every month the group will dive into a different aspect of one of the most popular tabletop role-playing games of all time, and you can join online or in person.
    First Thursdays, 6:30pm  
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    Huston-Tillotson Women's Basketball

    Vs. Louisiana Christian University.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 5:30pm  
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    Lifeguarding in Austin

    It may be freezing at the moment, but soon enough the city's pools will be struggling to staff up for warmer weather. The parks department is actively recruiting and training candidates age 15 and up, and they emphasize that minimum wage is now $20 per hour, lifeguards get free training and a free uniform, and there's a $400 training stipend for staff who complete a certain number of work hours during the swim season. Staff also get a free Cap Metro pass. Apply now to start working or training for summer now.
    Ongoing
    Apply online
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    Mental Tonic

    Join a gentle meditation class guided by Noreen Flack, resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Austin. Beginners welcome!
    Thu., Feb. 2, 7pm. $12; $6 for seniors/students.
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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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    POSTPONED: Create & Heal: The Art of Drumming

    Postponed due to weather; date TBA. A healing and celebration workshop for beginners and novice drummers, where attendees can learn basic drumming rhythms and participate in an African drumming circle. Participants are asked to bring their own conga or djembe drums, and a limited number will be available by reservation; email cathy.runnels@austintexas.gov to reserve.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 7-9pm. Free.  
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    POSTPONED: Lumber Society Sewing Workshop

    Postponed due to weather; date TBA. Learn to sew the patches you earn at Lumber Society workshops, and a few other skills. Participants get a badge and free drink token.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 7pm. $20.  
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    Out of Town

    Quanah Parker Exhibit: One Man, Two Worlds

    Using 46 rare photographs, this exhibit tells the story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker as the mother and son made their way through a changing world.
    Jan. 14-April 15
    Temple
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    Ride Bikes Thursday

    Join Ride Bikes Austin for a socially paced group ride starting and ending at Parque Zaragoza and visiting a different park each week. Meet at the basketball court for an 8pm departure on a 10- to 15-mile route.
    Thursdays, 7:30pm. Free.  
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    Small Batch Trivia From Geeks Who Drink

    A light, laid-back trivia night from the experts, with five rounds of five questions each including audiovisual elements and a three-question finishing round.
    Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Texas State Parks Photo Contest

    Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
    Deadline: Nov. 27  
    Submit online
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    Texas State Women's Basketball

    Play4Kay Pink Game vs. Troy.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 7pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Join Social Cycling Austin for a fun themed ride with post-ride activities, and check the event page for details on themes and stops.
    Thursdays  
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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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    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  
Ongoing
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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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