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    2020 Election and the Texas Latino Vote

    State Rep. Rafael Anchía, chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, will be joined by Dr. Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions, Arturo Vargas of NALEO, Michelle Tremillo of Texas Organizing Project, and Cecilia Ballí, a writer for Texas Monthly, to discuss recent research on the Texas Latino vote.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 1-2:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    ATXelerator 2021 Application

    The ATXelerator aims to provide aspiring public officials with an experiential education on how Austin city government functions. This year's program will incorporate a hybrid learning model offering socially distanced, in-person activities as well as having all activities be available virtually.
    Deadline: Dec. 7. Application, free; tuition (if admitted), $195.  
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    Audit and Finance Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 9:30am  
    Videoconference
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    BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

    This class is for small business owners seeking assistance with navigating the city’s development process.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 10-11am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
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    Coats for Kids

    The Junior League of Austin will distribute over 30,000 coats at the annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day event. To receive a coat, AISD students who qualify for free and reduced lunch services can register by filling out this form. If you've got a coat to donate, you can drop it off at any Jack Brown Dry Cleaners. Monetary donations can be made online at www.jlaustin.org. See website for volunteer registration.
    Request a coat deadline: Nov. 20; coat distribution: Dec. 1-12  
    Citywide
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    District 8 Reimagining Public Safety Community Conversation

    Learn more about Austin's ongoing police reforms and efforts to reimagine public safety.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP required.  
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    Emancipet Veterans Day Discounted Exams

    Emancipet is offering military service members, active or veteran, discounted pet wellness exams for $5 with proof of military service for the entire month of November.
    Through Nov. 30. $5.  
    Austin-area Emancipet clinics
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    Get Tree Smart

    Experts from the City Arborist program discuss how the city cares for our urban forest and what you can do to help.
    Wed., Nov. 18, noon-1:30pm. Free.  
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    Homelessness in Austin Virtual Panel Series

    This National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the city hosts a series of conversations about what’s happening in Austin to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Conversations are broadcast live on ATXN at noon and recordings are available for later viewing.
    Mon., Wed., & Fri., Nov. 16, 18 & 20, noon  
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    Homelessness in Austin: What’s Happening – Programs in Action

    Leaders from ECHO, the Other Ones Foundation, Homeless Outreach Street Team, the city's Office of Sustainability discus local efforts currently underway to address homelessness. As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the panel is moderated by Austin PBS journalist Judy Maggio.
    Wed., Nov. 18, noon. Free.  
    Facebook Live
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    Operation Turkey: Request a Meal

    Operation Turkey will deliver free meals on Thanksgiving Day between 10am-1pm. Each plate represents a meal for one individual containing turkey, stuffing, vegetables, pie, and a drink. The deadline to request a meal is by 11:59pm on Fri., Nov. 20.
    Deadline: Fri., Nov. 20. Free.  
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
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    Regional Affordability Committee Meeting

    Check website for agenda posting.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 10am  
    Videoconference
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    Sides and Pies

    The Rodolfo "Rudy" Mendez Recreation Center will distribute canned/packaged food and pies to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home (turkeys not included) at this drive-through event while supplies last.
    Wed., Nov. 18, 4-6pm. Free.
    Martin Park Kickball Field, 1621 Nash Hernandez Senior Rd.
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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
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    [Re]Verse Pitch Competition: Material Supplier Applications

    Businesses are invited to pitch their surplus material to competing innovators and entrepreneurs, who will then create a new product or business venture using the material.
    Deadline: Dec. 9, 5pm  
    Online

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