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    AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference

    A four-day professional learning experience featuring over 200 workshops exploring equity, student agency, technology, and more. Open to all preK-12th grade educators.
    Mon.-Thu., July 30-Aug. 2. Free.
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    Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

    Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
    Through Aug. 15  
    Austin
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    Back to School Bike Drive

    Jason & Deb from 101X and Bikes for Goodness Sake have partnered to build and donate bikes for underprivileged kids. They are taking cash donations as well as bikes, and you can also donate your time and help build them on Aug. 5. See the website for more.
    Ongoing
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    COVER 3’s Back-to-School Supply Drive

    COVER 3 is hosting a special back-to-school supply drive benefiting the Rainbow Room, an org providing resources for abused children. Collection boxes are available at each Austin-area COVER 3 and COVER 2 restaurant. They're looking for backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, and things of that sort.
    Aug. 1-11
    COVER 3 and 2 locations
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    Empress Tarot

    Empress Tarot provides intuitive readings and spiritual guidance every Thursday night at the Butterfly Bar.
    Thursdays, 8-10pm. $15-35.
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    Equinox

    This is a gathering for Austin twentysomethings to connect with new people through art, music, and more. Each evening offers art tables, creative writing, live music, guest speakers, and a community dinner.
    Thu., Aug. 2 & 9. Free.
    Anderson Terrace, 11505 Anderson Mill Rd
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    First Thursday

    Music, food, and shopping.
    Free.
    South Congress
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    Food for Life Benefit

    Enjoy cocktails, snacks, and giveaways to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. Summertime means more food scarcity for many of our community members. The Summer Meals That Matter program will be matching donations, meaning your dollars go twice as far.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 6:30-9pm. $10.  
    Art.Work Austin, 411 Brazos #101
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    Free Minds Seeking Applications

    Free Minds is a program of Foundation Communities in partnership with UT-Austin and ACC and is designed to serve adults who have faced barriers to higher education. Books, tuition, and child care are provided at no cost to students, and those who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credits.
    Apps accepted on a rolling basis. Free.  
    M Station Apartments, 2906 E. MLK
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    KOOP DJ Night

    With DJs Hip Hop Hooray, Free Samples, In Search of Skronk, and Small Cool World.
    Thu., Aug. 2. Free.
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    Name of the Game at Jo's

    A variety of rotating retro game shows hosted by local drag queen Louisianna Purchase.
    Thursdays, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Pay It Forward With Daniel Curtis

    This annual event raises funds and awareness for spinal cord injury by highlighting and featuring some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, including Uchi, Barley Swine, Freedmen’s BBQ, and more. In addition to the all-star food & beverage lineup, local soul ensemble the Nightowls will take the stage.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 6-10pm. $75 ($150 VIP).  
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    Southeast Austin Job Fair

    Employment opportunities for people facing barriers such as criminal records, limited English, and/or disabilities.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 1-4pm. Free.
    Central Health Southeast Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr
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    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. 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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    Tiki Night at the Cavalier

    Nü dive bar offers tiki drinks, pu pu platters, and a vendors' market curated by Eastside Pop-Up.
    Thursdays throughout the summer. Free.  
    The Cavalier, 2400-A Webberville Rd
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    We Are Blood & Blue Bell: Pint for Pint

    Trade a pint of blood for a pint of ice cream. Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate at any We Are Blood donor center (or daily mobile drive) will leave with a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14. Free.

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