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    ArmadilloCon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

    Readers, writers, and story-lovers converge to meet the best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. This year's lineup includes author and activist Cory Doctorow, award-winning writers Gabino Iglesias and Sequoia Nagamatsu, Aztec gamer and artist Gonzalo Alvarez, and editor Rick Klaw, who's here celebrating new releases with Joe R. Lansdale and Josh Rountree.
    Aug. 4-6  
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    Art Fair

    Stroll among the artists displaying their works of paintings, photography, stained glass, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6. Free.
    Salado
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    ArtConnect Youth Art Contest

    The city's fourth annual contest is open now for submissions from Austin students ages 10 to 18. In honor of Digital Inclusion Week (Oct. 2-6), young artists are asked to "picture a world where everyone is connected digitally." The top three entries win a monetary prize and will have their artwork displayed in city spaces.
    Deadline: Thu., Aug. 31
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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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    Beat the Heat

    With Central Texas experiencing extremely high temperatures, city leaders issued a reminder to be aware of Excessive Heat Watch and Excessive Heat Warning alerts from the National Weather Service. A warning means action should be taken immediately to avoid heat-related illness. The city began a pilot program in July at Republic Square with misting tents and cold bottled water, and always offers facilities like rec centers and libraries as cooling centers. In addition, city pool fees are waived Aug. 9-Sept. 30, except for Barton Springs. Visit the city's website for more information, and always check before you head to an outdoor event: For safety, organizers may cancel events that put people at risk due to the heat.
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    Blue Action SW Austin Monthly Meeting

    Southwest Austinites can join a monthly meeting with the Democratic group.
    First Sundays, 2-4pm, except Sept. (second Sunday)  
    Travis County Community Center at Oak Hill, 8656 SH 71
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    Blue Star Museums

    The Bullock Museum is part of a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, which means active duty military members and their families get free exhibit admission all summer, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.
    May 20-Sept. 4  
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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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    Community Yoga in Spanish

    Austin's newest climbing gym offers a free vinyasa flow class that emphasizes the connection of movement and breath. Open to all!
    First Sundays, 10:30am. Free.  
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    Dive In With Vibe Artisan Markets

    Shop wares from dozens of local artists, makers, and creatives and enjoy tasty Deep Eddy bevs, live music, and food trucks. Kid- and dog-friendly; free parking.
    Sun., Aug. 6, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Blue Bell

    Just in time for Texas' hottest month, We Are Blood offers a tasty and cool treat as a reward for donating blood or platelets: a pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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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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    Fall Registration Open

    Austin Community College is now registering for the fall semester, offering more than 100 programs including associate degrees, workforce certificates, and more. ACC offers free support and resources to students like tutoring, advising, and financial guidance. Classes start Aug. 21.
    Ongoing  
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    Free Vaccine Clinic

    Over a dozen vaccines will be available with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, polio, HPV, MMR, and many more.
    Sun., Aug. 6, 4-6pm  
    Little Treasures School Supply Giveaway, 2300 Rosewood
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    Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

    This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
    Ongoing
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    Grape Stomp

    Feel the squish between your toes as you make grape juice the old-fashioned way.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6
    Johnson City
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    Grounded Yoga

    Start your Sunday with a restoration of body, mind, and soul. Mats, towels, and water provided.
    Sundays, 10am. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Guided Breathwork & Journaling

    Weekly guided breathwork sessions incorporate lunar and solar cycles, card readings, Kundalini, journaling, and more, and are led by Margaret, who has studied around the world and is a trained midwife, birth & postpartum doula, Reiki master, registered yoga teacher, and kinesiologist.
    Sundays, 7:30pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    H-E-B Free First Sunday

    Explore the story of Texas through three floors of exhibits showcasing artifacts from around the state.
    First Sundays, 10am-5pm. Free.  
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    Live Music With the Brew

    Get swept away by the fiery Latin, jazz, salsa, and flamenco melodies of Michael Rodriguez & the Brew.
    Sundays in August, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Path Wellness Workshop: Intro to Yoga for Healing

    In this healing-focused session, you will complete a yoga practice designed to calm the body and nervous system. This class will mainly focus on breath work, meditation, deep relaxation, and practices to use on and off the mat; this is not a heavy asana or yoga posture class.
    Sun., Aug. 6, 1-2:30pm. $75.
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    Schulenburg Festival

    Wolters Park will be the scene of continuous music, evening rodeos, arts & crafts vendors, a chili cook-off, and more.
    Thu.-Sun., Aug. 3-6
    Schulenburg
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    Shakespeare at Winedale

    Since 1970, UT students have performed the Bard’s greatest works in the barn during the summer. Catch the season finale this weekend of As You Like It, Hamlet, and Cymbeline.
    Through Aug. 13. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm. $10.
    Round Top
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    Still Brewing Art

    The world-renowned art museum looks back at its history as the Lone Star Brewery prior to 1981 through photographs, artwork, and posters.
    June 30-Sept. 3. $10-20.
    San Antonio
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    Sunday Funday: Paper Basket Weaving

    Museums don't always have to be hands-off! Stop in to the NCHM for a creative craft activity exploring basket-weaving with colorful paper. All supplies and instruction provided for a fun family afternoon.
    Sun., Aug. 6, 11am-2pm. 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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    The Creek Open Mic

    See comedians try out their newest material, and if you'd like to sign up, send your full name to [email protected].
    Sundays, 8pm. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door.  
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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