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  • Dripping Springs Rodeo 2024

    Get ready to kick off summer with a wild ride at the Dripping Springs Rodeo Memorial Day Weekend! Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for heart-pounding bull riding, thrilling barrel racing, and jaw-dropping roping competitions! Plus, enjoy delicious food, shopping, and family fun all weekend long! Free events during the day and ticketed entry for the evening Rodeo.
    May 24-26  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
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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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    Affordable Care Act Help

    Now's the time to sign up for Affordable Care Act health coverage! Open enrollment runs through Jan. 15, 2024, and the city has gathered a ton of helpful resources to help you sort out options. Go online to learn more or call 800/318-2596.
    Through Jan. 15, 2024  
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    Bee Cave on Ice

    Strap on your skates and hit the ice at the rink in Hill Country Galleria's Central Plaza.
    Nov. 10-Jan. 15. $15.  
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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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    Chuy's Children Giving to Children Toy Drive

    Chuy's offers several ways to easily contribute to the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa: Bring new, unwrapped toys to any Chuy's location or to the Trail of Lights Fun Run at Zilker (Dec. 2), donate funds online, or select something from their Amazon wish list. Donations for children ages 11-14 are most needed.
    Through Dec. 10  
    Austin-area Chuy's restaurants and Zilker Park
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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 Police Academy

    The Austin Police Department's Community Police Academy is a fourteen-week program designed to give class participants a working knowledge of APD, offering a unique opportunity to learn more about law enforcement while fostering relationships between police officers and the community members they serve. Classes start Feb. 6 and will meet each Tuesday.
    Deadline: Mon., Nov. 27  
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    Fill a Holiday Table

    Central Texas Food Bank always welcomes donations, but now is a great time to chip in because thanks to community partners Beaumont Foundation and Methodist Healthcare Ministries, every dollar donated through Dec. 31 is doubled (up to $400,000).
    Through Dec. 31
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    Free Vaccine Clinics

    Help limit the spread of nasty viruses as holiday travel ramps up. Find a list of free vaccine clinics and other health info on the city's site.
    Ongoing
    Various locations
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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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    H-E-B Feast of Sharing

    As part of H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program, they welcome the community to a free holiday meal with live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, and entertainment for the whole family.
    Tue., Nov. 21, 4-8pm  
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    Ice Rodeo

    Skate beneath the stars and overlooking Lady Bird Lake at an outdoor ice rink with outdoor dining cabins, pop-up lounges, immersive holiday decor, extravagant art installations, and more.
    Nov. 18-Jan. 7  
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    Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar

    Get your holiday shopping started from a selection of uniquely local handmade gifts.
    Select dates Fri., Nov. 17-Sat., Dec. 23; get details online
    Buda
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    KMFA's Kids on Key

    KMFA Classical 89.5 has launched an initiative aimed at building access to music in Central Texas schools by providing classroom resources. Donors can earmark funds for the program, and educators can apply for their classroom or school to receive resources like instruments and repairs supplied by Austin music retailer Strait Music.
    Nov. 8-30
    Donate or apply for resources online
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    Land Development Code Updates

    The city is considering changes to the Land Development Code, which could affect how your property or properties near you may be developed or used in the future. Learn more and provide feedback online or at a City Council meeting Thu., Dec. 7, 10am.
    Ongoing
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    Miracle on Fifth Street

    It began in NYC and it continues here, there, and everywhere festive. Bring your partyingest buds and babes to this long-running Christmas-themed cocktail pop-up with wall-to-wall decor, multiple bars, and plenty of spirits – right in the tinsely heart of Downtown Austin. Best bet for whiskey lovers at the nightly holiday hullabaloo: the Snowball Old Fashioned.
    Through Dec. 27  
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    Mozart's Holiday Light Show

    Savor some treats with hot cocoa or coffee and take in the gorgeous lakeside light show paired with music.
    Through Jan. 6. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day  
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    Small Business Division Webinars

    Do you own a small business or have entrepreneurial dreams? The city's Small Business Division is here to help! Find resources and a selection of instructional webinars on the city's site, with many free classes and some with a small fee.
    Ongoing  
    Virtual
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    Songwriters’ Open Mic

    Hear all original music from talented local artists on the famed Cactus Cafe stage. Contact Jake Farr at [email protected] if you're interested in hopping onstage.
    Tuesdays, 7:30pm. 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 Furniture Makers Show

    The annual statewide competition features the functional art of the finest custom furniture makers in Texas.
    Nov. 2-Dec. 15
    Kerrville
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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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    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 Builders Welcome at Habitat for Humanity

    Austin Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers age 18 and up in their construction program to assist in building six new homes in Northeast Austin, with shifts Saturdays and weekdays through December.
    Ongoing
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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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    Volunteer With CTFB

    Central Texas Food Bank runs on volunteers and donations, and it's fairly easy to sign up for a shift. Virtual food drives are also a great way to help out.
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    Volunteer With Meals on Wheels Central Texas

    The season of giving is a great time to get involved with Meals on Wheels, which makes a huge difference to the homebound older adults served by the org. Volunteers deliver more than a meal; they also bring warm smiles and much-needed safety checks. Apply online and get signed up for a Zoom training to get started.
    Ongoing  
    Apply online
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    We Are Blood Thanksgiving Drives

    We Are Blood’s annual holiday mall drives return to several local malls: Barton Creek Square, Lakeline Mall, Wolf Ranch Town Center, and Premium Outlets in both San Marcos and Round Rock. Knock out some holiday shopping and a good deed in one fell swoop!
    Nov. 20-26. Free.  
    Multiple locations
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    Woodland Friends Art Camp: Bears

    Kids will create art inspired by bears and other autumn things, such as mushroom pottery, a fall mosaic frame, and drawings. Great for ages 6-12.
    Tue., Nov. 21, 10am-2pm. $90.  
    Art Garage,11190 Circle Dr.; 5501 N. Lamar
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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  
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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