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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Kind of a Big Dill: Pickle Party!

    Swing by for fanciful shenanigans to celebrate the return of Pickled Little Boss, including pickle-themed games with prizes (6-8pm), and micheladas and pickled beer slushees all day. Wear your fanciest green outfit to get your first pour of PLB free!
    Fri., Aug. 11, noon-10pm
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    Sports

    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: MUTTS Canine Cantina Grand Opening Weekend

    UPDATE: Postponed; stay tuned for details. They'll have live music, food, and "pawtners" on-site for a three-day celebration of the new puppy play place. Dogs need a day pass or membership to enter, so be sure to RSVP. Get more details on each day's activities on Eventbrite.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 10-12. Free.  
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Albuquerque. Bring two canned goods for Central Texas Food Bank and get free admission Tuesday. Thursday is dog-friendly for Pints & Pups, Friday includes fireworks and Chili Night with Brian Baumgartner, and Saturday's game is followed by a Zoodust concert. Sunday is Kids' Day, with pregame activities and a postgame run around the bases.
    Aug. 8-13. Tue.-Fri., 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun., 6:05pm  
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    Out of Town

    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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    Out of Town

    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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    Civic Events

    Texas Sales Tax Holiday

    Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday, which exempts sales tax on qualified items such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
    Aug. 11-13
    Statewide
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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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    Out of Town

    UFO Conference and Festival

    It will be two days of out-of-this-world stories and fun as speakers and visitors try to explain the unexplainable.
    Fri.-Sat., Aug. 11-12. $25-35.
    Edinburg
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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