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  • UT Pre-College Showcase in Latin American Studies

    The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at UT Austin hosts a pre-college showcase. Free for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors accompanied by a parent or guardian. Lunch included. Registration required. Complete details available online. Jump-start your college journey!
    Sat. Jul. 20, 9am-3pm  
    Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd Floor
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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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    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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    Austin Gamblers Happy Hour

    Meet the local pro bull-riding team in advance of Gambler Days at Moody Center, Aug. 25-27.
    Tue., Aug. 22, 5:30-6:30pm. Free.  
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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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    Buddhist Book Study

    Do you enjoy contemplating the deep questions that come with being human? Join conversations facilitated by Asenath Avinash based on Buddhist books from great teachers to explore these questions and meditate. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required.
    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    Central Health Community Conversations

    Travis County’s hospital district is building a better health care system for people with low income. Join them for lunch or dinner and a conversation on Central Health’s proposed 2024 budget and the Healthcare Equity Plan: Thu., Aug. 17, 5:30–7:30pm, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron; Tue., Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Pflugerville Community Center, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop; Mon., Aug. 28, 10am-noon, Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis.
    Aug. 17, 22 & 28  
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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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    Donate Blood, Get Free Chicken Wings

    We Are Blood partners with Pluckers Wing Bar to offer donors a voucher for five free wings.
    Aug. 15-31  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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    Free Vaccine Clinic

    Several vaccines offered to those 19 and up with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, influenza, Tdap, HPV, shingles, and PCV20.
    Tue., Aug. 22, 10am-noon  
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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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    Grounded Fitness at Fareground

    Get grounded with a high-intensity outdoor workout powered by Swift Fit Events.
    Tuesdays, 6pm. Free.  
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    Help Stock Your School Library

    Austin Books and Comics has a neat deal for back to school: Get 15% off “all ages” graphic novels for a limited time, and use your coupon to vote for your school to receive a $250 gift card to stock the school library with graphic novels.
    Through Sept. 17  
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    Hispanic Latino Quality of Life Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Tue., Aug. 22, 5:30pm  
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    Kerbey Lane: Kids Eat Free for Back-to-School

    Austin's fave all-day cafe is here to make this time of year easier and more affordable for families, offering children under 12 a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
    Aug. 14-25
    Valid at all Kerbey Lane locations
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    Mindful Night Market

    The Mindful Market partners with Tweedy’s Bar and the Counter Culture food truck for a market with a theme of "cool sustainability, giving back, and innovation in reducing waste, recycled materials, and saving the darn planet."
    Tue., July 25, Aug. 22 & Sept. 19, 7-11pm. Sat., Oct. 21, 1-5pm. Free.
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    Parish Presents: Rhythm & Booze With Russell Lee and His Funky Friends

    An open jam night to enjoy the music of Marvin Gaye, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding, Howlin’ Wolf, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, and many more.
    Tuesdays, 8pm-12mid (doors at 7:30). Free.  
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    Planning Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Second & fourth Tuesdays, 6pm  
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Salt Lake. Bring two canned goods for Central Texas Food Bank and get free admission Tuesday. Thursday is dog-friendly for Pints & Pups, Friday is Hall of Fame Night honoring Royce Huffman and Luke Scott, and Friday and Saturday's games include fireworks. Sunday is Kids' Day, with pregame activities and a postgame run around the bases.
    Aug. 22-27. Tue.-Sat., 7:05pm; Sun., 6:05pm  
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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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    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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    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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    Vino y Vinyl Series at Este

    Enjoy award-winning Mexican seafood, 50% off bottles of wine, and curated vinyl selections from musician Clemente Castillo.
    Tuesdays, 5-10pm. Free.
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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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