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  • BookSpring Fest: A Read Aloud Celebration

    Join BookSpring for an enchanting celebration of reading at BookSpring Fest: A Read Aloud Celebration! Enjoy inspiring stories read aloud from pillars of the community, carnival games, a petting zoo, face painters, balloon makers, books, and refreshments (ALL FREE).
    Sat. May 4, 12pm-6pm  
    BookSpring
  • 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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    Blackademics Television

    The Blackademics Television media project is a nationally broadcast PBS show that brings Black scholarship and intellectual life to broad popular audiences. For this special Black History Month edition, the show films in the Carver's Boyd Vance Theatre as they present minority speakers and highlight academics in the community.
    Tue.-Wed., Feb. 7-8, 7pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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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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    ADRN Winter Storm Relief

    Austin Disaster Relief Network is here to help with debris cleanup after the recent winter storm. If you need help or can offer assistance or donations, contact ADRN.
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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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    African American Resource Advisory Commission Meeting

    This commission advises City Council on issues relating to the quality of life for the Austin's African American community, and generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month. See agenda for details.
    First Tuesdays, 5:30pm  
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    AISD Equity Advisory Committee Meeting

    Join online or in person to hear about the committee's recommendations for equitable outcomes in the school district. Register online to make public comments.
    Tue., Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm  
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    AISD Repurposing Update

    Join in to hear an update on the plan for repurposing the Anita Ferrales Coy Facility in East Austin and have your questions answered.
    Tue., Feb. 7, 6pm  
    Online
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    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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    Bestie's Bash: Blue Suede Signature Wine Series

    Grab your besties and head to Blue Suede for a fabulous wine tasting, beauty and nail treatments, welded 14K jewelry, and shopping. Tickets include four tastings and a discount on select items.
    Tue., Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm. $30.  
    Blue Suede, 1600 S. First #120
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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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    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.
    Tuesdays, 7:30pm. 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.
    Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.  
    The Garden at the 704, 3403 S. Lamar
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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.
    Tuesdays, 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.
    Tuesdays, 8pm. 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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    Grounded Fitness at Fareground

    Get grounded with a high-intensity outdoor workout powered by Swift Fit Events.
    Tuesdays, 6pm. Free.  
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    Harry Potter Trivia Series

    Teams of up to six compete against other superfans of the series and top teams proceed to a finale wizard's duel.
    Jan. 24, Feb. 7 & 21, 7pm. $8.  
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    Huston-Tillotson University's fRAMily Reunion Homecoming

    H-T welcomes home all the Rams with a full week of festivities for the whole family, including worship and fellowship, kickball, basketball, an alumni brunch, awards, and lots more. Check out the full schedule with a variety of ticket options online.
    Sun.-Sat., Feb. 5-11  
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    LegalLine

    On the first Tuesday of every month, obtaining good, simple legal advice is easy. Just call 512/472-8303 for LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline sponsored by Austin Lawyer Referral Service. Attorney volunteers can answer questions and give brief legal advice concerning many areas of law.
    First Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  
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    Let's Talk TXLege

    Join state Rep. Gina Hinojosa to hear about the most important public education issues this legislative session at a webinar hosted by AISD Board President Arati Singh.
    Tue., Feb. 7, 6-7pm  
    Online via Zoom
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    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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    Simulation, Visualization, Digital Twins, and the (Useful) Metaverse

    Join Austin Forum for a seminar about some fascinating new tech including what could be a "practical, useful metaverse."
    Tue., Feb. 7, 6:15pm. Free.  
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    Southern Walnut Creek Trail Ride

    Join Social Cycling Austin for a weekly 20-mile ride followed by socializing at an Eastside bar.
    Tuesdays, 7:30-10pm  
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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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    Travis County Commissioners Court Voting Session

    See agenda for details, and watch the meeting live on TCTV.
    Tuesdays, 9am  
    Commissioners Court, 700 Lavaca
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    Trivia Tuesday

    Weekly sponsors bring prizes and swag, and first through third place winners get a gift certificate.
    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.  
    Anchor Bar, 2702-B Parker Dr., Round Rock
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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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    Urban Transportation Commission Meeting

    This commission advises City Council on transportation-related matters. See agenda for more details.
    First Tuesdays, 5pm  
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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  
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    Winter Storm Mara Recovery

    We are still contending with the fallout from the recent ice storm. You can be part of the winter weather response and help our community recover by volunteering, making donations, and sharing information. Those needing assistance with food, debris cleanup, emergency shelter, and more can find resources on the city's site or by calling 311.
    Ongoing  
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    Winter Storm Update From DSD

    If your home or business is in need of emergency repairs due to the recent storm, work can begin immediately. The Development Services Department will work with you to retroactively permit and inspect all emergency repairs to ensure work was completed safely. If you are removing fallen limbs or trees, take photos and document the estimated diameter and size of the tree for documentation, and contact Austin Energy immediately if anything has fallen on a power line.
    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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