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    City Council-Planning Commission Public Hearing on Land Development Code Changes

    If you want to hear what your neighbors have to say about big changes City Council has planned for building housing in Austin, head to City Hall at 9am for a public hearing on proposed changes to the city’s Land Development Code. Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to gather feedback on proposals related to what kind of housing can be built on land near Project Connect stations – aka, the massive, once-in-a-generation expansion of Austin’s public transit system – what kind of housing can be built near single-family homes, and more changes to a program known as Home Options for Middle-Income Empowerment (HOME), which Council originally authorized last year. The hearing is likely to draw dozens, if not hundreds, of speakers and is sure to last into the afternoon. – Austin Sanders
    Thu., April 11
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    City of Austin Career Expo

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Austin metro area has about a 3.7 employment rate – up from a solid 3 right around the holidays. That’s pretty good, but we can do better! If you’re in the job market, fire off a few copies of the ol’ resume, throw on some biz casual duds, and join the city for its lucky 13th annual job fair, promising presentations for job seekers and chances to meet face-to-face with over 100 employers from city and state departments, temp agencies, and lots more. Parking is free after 10:30am and the expo runs 11 to 4. – Kat McNevins
    Thu., April 11
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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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    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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    Pup Crawl

    If dogs could drink, what would be their tipple of choice? My guess: a cold brewski on a good day, but a frozen daiquiri when they’ve had a tough one. Now, dogs cannot actually drink alcohol – not even Spuds MacKenzie – but you can sup for the pups by purchasing a Pawsport from Austin Humane Society. By dropping a crisp $25, you’ll be able to bring your dog along to Dog House Drinkery, MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin, Yard Bar, or the Watering Bowl, where they can run about an on-site dog park and you can get a free drink. Each bar earns you a Pawsport stamp, and all four stamps get you entered in pawsome prize giveaways. It’s no dog-safe daiquiri, but it’ll do until the science is there. – James Scott
    April 1-28  
    Multiple locations
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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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    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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    The Astrology of Now

    Join a free monthly astrology discussion for all skill levels, and email your birth date, time, and city/state to [email protected] to have your birth chart printed at the start of the meeting.
    Through May 9. Second Thursdays, 6:30pm (February's is on Feb. 15). Free.  
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    Thursday Night Flipper Fight

    Roll through for a tournament hosted by local pinball club Salamander City, with five rounds of play followed by the playoffs.
    Thursdays, 8pm. $5.  
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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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    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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    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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