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General Events for Thu., May 24
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    "Stepping On" Fall Prevention Class

    The workshop is for people who have fallen or fear falling. Participants will leave with more strength, better balance, and a feeling of confidence and independence after performing various exercises and sharing personal experiences with the group.
    Thursdays, 10:30am, through June 21. Free.
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    Brown State of Mind University

    BSMU offers a four-course roster of classes centered around cultural contributions of minority groups in America, from Nas' Illmatic to Xicanx culture in Austin. The instructors include nonprofit workers, graphic designers, actors, and UT graduate staff and faculty members. (Courses are not redeemable for academic credit.)
    Classes begin May 22-June 5. Free.
    South of Everywhere, 2324 S. Lamar; Museum of Human Achievement, 3600 Lyons
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    Computer Basics Classes for Adults

    Austin Free-Net and Southwest Key Programs is offering a basic skills computer class (May 8-24), including how to use a desktop computer, the Internet, email, and word processing programs. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. Free child care for kids ages 3-12 is available during classes.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 8-24. Free.
    El Centro de Familia (Portable G), 6002 Jain
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    Flatwater Foundation Fundraising Events

    For one month leading up to Tyler's Dam That Cancer, FF's annual paddleboarding fundraiser, you can help support the cause in other ways. Attend a happy hour at YETI on May 17, or get a new hairstyle at Benjamin Beau May 20 or June 17. Blenders & Bowls Give Back Days are May 20 and June 17. (See the Facebook page for more info.)
    May 17-June 17  
    Various locations
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    Free Pet Adoptions at AAC

    The Austin Animal Center is offering $20 pet adoptions for Memorial Day Weekend. Update: The shelter has waived all adoption and reclaim fees for the weekend. Foster homes are needed as well.
    May 23-28
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    Garden Club of Austin Monthly Meeting

    Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month.
    Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Hope Heals: An Evening With Kevin Hines

    Kevin Hines survived a suicidal jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. He not only survived, but regained full physical mobility. This is a chance to hear him speak at NAMI's featured event in honor of Mental Health Month.
    Thu., May 24, 7-9pm. $25.  
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    Kerrville Folk Festival

    Celebrating their 47th year, the Kerrville Folk Festival will be hosting more than 100 musicians and will have enough plucking to frighten away chickens for miles around.
    May 24-June 10  
    Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy., Kerrville
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    Night Swim

    Happy hour series on the WET Deck with a poolside performance by Shy Beast.
    Thu., May 24, 5-11:30pm. Free.  
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    Plant/Flower Show Call for Entries

    The Garden Club of Austin will be celebrating their 61st annual Plant/Flower Show & Sale on June 2 & 3. The pubic is invited to participate (for free); all plant and/or flower entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 2.
    Ongoing. Free.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Thursday Night Trivia

    A general trivia night: no theme, just good times and prizes. Answer sheets available at 6:45pm.
    Thu., May 24, 7-9pm. Free.

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