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    AISD Board Regular Voting Meeting

    See agenda for details, and watch the broadcast on AISD.TV.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 6pm  
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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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    City Council Regular Meeting

    See agenda for details, and follow along or watch the recording on ATXN.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 10am  
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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

    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.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 10:30am-1:30pm  
    ARCIL, 12433 Dessau Rd.
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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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    Global Energy Trends and Transitions

    Join Austin Forum for a talk with Dr. Michael E. Webber, who will share insight on the future of global energy. Plus free tacos, T-shirts, and tunes from the lovely and talented Amy Atchley during a 5-6pm networking hour before the talk.
    Thu., Aug. 31. Free.
    Austin Energy HQ, 4815 Mueller Blvd.
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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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    Heritage Preservation Grant Awareness Workshop

    The city's Heritage Preservation Grant program promotes tourism through historic preservation projects and activities designed to be inclusive. Learn about eligibility, application guidelines, and more at this informative seminar.
    Thu., Aug. 31, noon-1pm  
    Virtual
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    Latino Moonlight Serenades

    Float on kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards to a quiet area on the lake to enjoy live serenades by local Latino musicians with a beautiful view.
    First Thursdays April-June; last Thursdays July-September, 7pm  
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    Learn to Farm

    Farmshare Austin's Farmer Starter program is an immersive training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Get more info and apply online.
    Applications due Oct. 1
    Apply online
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    Learn to Read Tarot

    Learn about all the ins and outs of tarot, including the ideas and symbols, how to care for cards, mechanics of readings, and more, culminating in a showcase with readings for friends and family.
    Aug. 31-Oct. 26. Thursdays, 7-9pm. $325 for nine-week series; $50 for drop-in class.
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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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    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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    SOLD OUT: Black to School Block Party

    To get kids hyped about this school year, Joyous Tutoring will give away swag from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and offer a chess piece painting activity, along with a live DJ.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 6-8pm  
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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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    Super Moons

    Experience the energy of the moon in a special Lunar Series tracking full moons and offered exclusively at Pioneer Farms. Join one workshop or all of them, with each one offering two hours under the full moon after dark on historic grounds along the shore of storied Walnut Creek.
    July 3; Aug. 1 & 31; Sept. 29; Oct. 28  
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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 Soccer

    Vs. Oklahoma State.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 7pm  
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    Texas State Volleyball

    Texas State Invitational vs. UNT.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 6:30pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    The Front Festival Perreo Club Party

    Kick off the Front Festival with this one-night-only pop-up of DJ Suxxy Puxxy's Perreo Club poolside.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 7-10pm. $10.  
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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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    UT Soccer

    Vs. UTRGV.
    Thu., Aug. 31, 7pm  
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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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