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Civic Events for Thu., Nov. 25
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    Annie’s Way Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sign up online (or text 512/801-1629) to register for a meal to pick up via drive-through. Due to COVID-19, limited volunteer opportunities are available for facility setup, cooking, serving food, and cleanup.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 9:30am-1pm. Free.  
    St. William Catholic Church, 620 Round Rock West Dr., Round Rock
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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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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Scarf

    As temps drop, We Are Blood has your back (or neck). Donate blood or platelets to get a limited-edition scarf while supplies last.
    Nov. 18-27, 8am-6pm. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Mt. Olive Baptist Church Thanksgiving Meal

    To-go meals are available to the community on a walk-in basis. Volunteer opportunities for adults and older youth are available. Food donations welcome.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 8:30am-12:30pm. Free.  
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1800 E. 11th
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    Operation Turkey

    Register online to help cook, package, and deliver food to those in need. The goal is to prepare 45,000 meals this year, so every hand helps. (Expected delivery is between 10am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day).
    Meal prep: Wed., Nov. 24; meal delivery: Thu., Nov. 25. Free.  
    Citywide
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    Principe de Paz Thanksgiving Meal

    Due to COVID-19, there will not be a sit-down dining area. Meals will be distributed in to-go containers via drive-through and walk-up.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 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.
    Online
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    Sunrise Community Church Thanksgiving Meal

    Meals will be distributed outside.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    Sunrise Community Church, 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.  
    Online
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    Arc of the Capital Area Wildflower Program

    In collaboration with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The Arc offers classes for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities focusing on social-emotional growth, vocational studies, life skills, active recreation, and Texas nature.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm. $150-300 per month.  
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse
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    Austin LGBT Chamber Holiday Toy Drive

    Austin’s queer business chamber hosts its annual drive for new (and unwrapped) toys, clothing, and shoes for local children. Donations will go to children and families enrolled in LifeWorks programs and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County programs. See here for a list of drop-off locations and suggested donations.
    Through Dec. 10  
    Multiple locations
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    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Survey

    Austin Transportation Department seeks community members’ feedback on three new policy changes to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the city’s first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan.
    Online
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    Austin Transit Partnership Advisory Committees Applications

    Applications are now open to join the following committees: Engineering, Architecture, and Construction;: Finance and Risk; and Planning, Sustainability, Equity, and DBE Advisory. The governing body of the agency created to build out Project Connect, ATP will oversee funding, designing, and implementing the $7.1 billion mass transit overhaul.
    Online
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    Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

    If you're interested in volunteering at Travis County's drive-through vaccine clinic at COTA, sign up here.
    Clinic open: Fridays-Sundays  
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    Palm District Planning Survey

    Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
    Ongoing  
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    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide

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