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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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    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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    City of Austin Thanksgiving Closures

    City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Thu.-Fri., Nov. 26-27. Trash, recycling, compost, and yard trimmings collection will slide a day: This Thursday's collection slides to Friday, and Friday slides to Saturday.
    Thu.-Fri., Nov. 26-27
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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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    Feast of Giving

    Both meals and boxes of canned goods will be distributed via a drive-through. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
    Thu., Nov. 26, 11am-3pm. Free.  
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    Operation Turkey

    Register online to help cook, package, and deliver food to those in need. The goal is to prepare 75,000 meals this year, so every hand helps. See here to request a meal by Nov. 20. (expected delivery between 10am-1pm). Monetary donations can be made here.
    Meal prep; Wed., Nov. 25; meal delivery; Thu., Nov. 26  
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    Principe De Paz Thanksgiving Meal

    Meals will be distributed in to-go containers during a drive-through and walk-ups.
    Thu., Nov. 26, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    Principe De Paz, 1204 Payton Gin
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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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    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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    Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center Thanksgiving Meal

    Turkey Day meals for Austinites experiencing homelessness will be served outside. Volunteer opportunities to assist with set-up and clean-up are also available.
    Thu., Nov. 26, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center, 4430 Menchaca
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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  
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