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    Rodeo Austin

    You thought SXSW was the only days-long party in town promising loud music and smelly animals? Then this must be your first rodeo! OK, this one’s slightly more wholesome: Activities include a stock show, pro rodeo, petting zoo, pig races, carnival rides, and your favorite fareground vittles, plus a fresh headliner every day, including Lukas Nelson, Los Huracanes del Norte, Wynonna Judd, and Flatland Cavalry. Too wholesome? Pull on your finest shitkickers and hit the dance hall; there’s a full bar and, Rodeo Austin teases, a “chance to dance with a real cowboy.” Runs through March 23. – Kimberley Jones
    Through March 23
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    Adaptations Book Club

    Disclaimer up front: This particular book club is for members only. But maybe that’s the motivation you’ve been looking for to become a member of the recently revived video rental store, now a nonprofit event space and lending library celebrating all things film. Adaptations is a bimonthly book club that will surely spur lively discussion over which was better: the film or the book? This month it’s Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, which can be purchased through We Luv’s bookshop.org page, and discussion will be preceded by a screening of the 1993 romance starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.: – Kat McNevins
    Wed., March 13
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    Free Headshots

    Heading to SXSW? Spruce up your professional portfolio with a new headshot, courtesy of Precision Camera & Video and Canon. Photographers will set up shop at the Convention Center from 9am to 4pm March 10-13. The first three days are exclusive to festival badge holders, but admission is free to the public on the final day. Organizers also promise an “immersive hands-on experience with Canon’s Cinema Line,” if you’re into that kind of thing. – Carys Anderson
    March 10-13. Learn More.  
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    Kids

    Spring Break at the Bullock

    A whole week without school? What is a curious and unoccupied mind to do? Get those kiddos down to the Bullock Texas State History Museum to stave off boredom and give them something to chat about when school’s back in session the next Monday. Each day’s unique spring break activity is included with museum admission and coincides with the current shark exhibit, meaning kids will learn fun facts about the ocean through interactive activities and get up close and personal with some very cool shark stuff such as megalodon teeth. – Kat McNevins
    Mondays-Sundays. Through March 15
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    Sports

    Arena Weapon Arts Beginner Sword Practice

    Learn about steel fencing and stickfighting with historical weapons, using modern sport science.
    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30-8pm. First week free.
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    Buddhist Meditation

    Asenath Avinash, who has over a decade of experience practicing both Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, leads an hourlong meditation session. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required.
    Wednesdays, noon. Donations appreciated.  
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    Club Eternal Open Decks

    Six 30-minute slots will be open at this open deck night hosted by @juan40bpm, with no limits on genres, BPM, or mood. It's first come, first served, so get there early to secure a spot!
    Through March 27. Wednesdays, 10pm-3am. $10.
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    College Day at the Dock

    The eyes of Texas are upon college students on Wednesdays. Have your student ID ready, because it'll get you half off a boat rental all day.
    Wednesdays  
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    Epilepsy Support Group

    Listen to the experiences of other people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Tuesdays are for family group, and Wednesday is for adults.
    Second Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    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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    Civic Events

    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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