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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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    HAAM Day

    Nonprofit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians holds its biggest fundraiser of the year, with local artists playing in venues all over town to raise funds for the org that provides medical care for the live music capital's lifeblood. Select businesses, restaurants and retail outlets will also be participating by donating 5% (or more) of their sales from the day back to HAAM.
    Tue., Sept. 19, 6am-10pm  
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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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      Asian American Quality of Life Commission Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Tue., Sept. 19, 6pm  
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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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      Bike Night at COTA

      Ascension Seton presents an evening where bicyclists can cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes while enjoying camaraderie and stunning views.
      Tue., Sept. 12, 19 & 26, 6pm  
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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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      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 a Free T-Shirt

      We Are Blood wraps up September by offering rocking WAB T-shirts for blood and platelet donors.
      Sept. 15-30. Free.  
      We Are Blood donation centers and mobile drives
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      Free Vaccine Clinic

      Several vaccines offered with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, influenza, Tdap, HPV, shingles, and more.
      Tue., Sept. 19, 10am-1pm  
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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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      GFP X Purrfecto Cat Lounge Networking Event

      Meee-ow! Join Girl Flock Party for a purr-fect evening of feline fun and fabulous networking at the cat haven where kitties roam around awaiting attention.
      Tue., Sept. 19, 6-8pm. $20.  
      Purrfecto Cat Lounge, 2300 S. Lamar # 104
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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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      Healthspeak Education Series: The Art of Aging Well

      Join geriatric psychiatrist Karen Valdez to learn coping strategies to deal with changes that happen as we age.
      Tue., Sept. 19, 2-3pm. Free.
      Grand Living at Georgetown, 1330 W. University Ave., Georgetown
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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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      Live From the Library

      Austin Public Library and the Economic Development Department partner to present a series of live music performances at the scenic rooftop garden. Performers are Julian Acosta, Cast Iron Shoes, Marco Antonio Santos, then Noa Belillti.
      Tuesdays in September, 6-7pm. Free.
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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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      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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      The Lorax: Who Speaks for the Trees Now?

      Check out the family-friendly exhibit that looks at the shared interest in environmentalism of Dr. Seuss and Lady Bird Johnson, with original artwork from The Lorax and an exploration of why it was donated to the LBJ Museum.
      Through Sept. 24. Daily, 9am-5pm. $4-13.
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      Tiny Talks

      Austin's most creative, interesting, and passionate residents will share their unique experiences at this live storytelling event.
      Tue., Sept. 19, 6:30-9:30pm. $19.
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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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      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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      Out of Town

      Washington County Fair

      A week of fun at the county fair with livestock shows, a carnival, a rodeo, music, and delicious fair food.
      Sept. 16-23
      Brenham
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      Write Club

      An opportunity to build community through writing with other writers by choosing a prompt or exercise, writing, and sharing.
      Third Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm  
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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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