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    Austin ISD Virtual Middle School Fair

    Current and future middle school students and their families can learn about AISD programming and hear from current students and faculty.
    Tue.-Fri., Dec. 8-11, 6:30-7pm. Free.  
    Facebook Live
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    Celebrating Diversity in Contracting

    Recognizing small, minority- and women-owned businesses for their contracting efforts for the city.
    Wed., Dec. 9, 6-7:30pm. 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.
     
    Online
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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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    Downtown Circulator Study Survey

    The Downtown Austin Alliance seeks community feedback on two conceptual circulator routes through Downtown. Conceptual Route A would run between the Market District to Rainey and would primarily operate along Fourth Street, while conceptual Route B would run between S. Congress to Plaza Saltillo along Congress and E. Sixth and Seventh streets. For more information on the Downtown Circulator Study, visit here.
    Through Dec. 11  
    Online
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    Foundation Communities Open Enrollment Assistance

    The deadline to access coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace for a 2021 plan is Dec. 15. Complete Foundation Communities' intake form online, or call or email to schedule an intake appointment for help with enrollment.
    Deadline: Dec. 15. Free.  
    Remote
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    Health & Human Services Committee Special Called Meeting

    Briefings will address menstrual equity as well as a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.
    Wed., Dec. 9, 2pm  
    Videoconference
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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.
    Online
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    Reindeer Games

    State Senator Sarah Eckhardt introduces her team going into the 87th Texas Legislature at this virtual fundraiser. Expect a few holiday games, too.
    Wed., Dec. 9, 5:30-6:30pm. $25 donation.  
    Online
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    Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2021

    Art in Public Places' TEMPO program seeks proposals from practicing visual artists or artist teams for short-term, outdoor art installations.
    Deadline: Tue., Jan. 26, 2021, 5pm  
    Online
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    State of the Trail

    Hear about the current and future plans for the: Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail and its economic and quality-of-life impact on the city. Panelists include Laura Huffman, president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Lanza, postdoctoral fellow at UT Health School of Public Health; and Andrew Sansom, director of environmental strategy for the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
    Wed., Dec. 9, 8-9am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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  
    Online
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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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