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    Sofa Sessions Benefiting SIMS Foundation

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Sofa Sessions brings local musicians to your living room to raise funds for nonprofit SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health care to musicians and has experienced a higher demand due to COVID-19. Follow SIMS on social media (@simsfoundation) for lineup announcements throughout the month. Donate online or by texting SIMS to 44321.
    Throughout May  
    Online
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    Anomaly Archives Adventure Club Monthly Meetups

    The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, an org all about anomalous phenomena: the Fortean, mysterious, paranormal, UFOs, and "weird news headlines."
    Through Dec. 12. Second Saturdays, 3-5pm. Free.  
    Online via YouTube or Facebook Live
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    Austin Fast Start Pitch Competition

    The Austin Fast Start pitch competition is a partnership between Austin Young Chamber and the city of Austin’s Economic Development Department with support from 3 Day Startup. Every quarter, they will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to identify and support local entrepreneurs as the future business leaders in our community. This quarter, it's the Internet of Things. Applications are due May 18, finalists will be notified by May 25, and the top four will compete on June 15.
    Deadline: Mon., May 18  
    Online
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    Best Food Trucks

    Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

    Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
    April 14-June 24  
    Online
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    HC4A/Shalom Austin School Supplies Fundraiser

    HC4A and Shalom Austin had set a date of April 19 for their eighth annual event raising funds for school supplies for Austin-area homeless children, which last year supported over 1,300 children. The April event is now canceled due to coronavirus, but you can still help reach the fundraising goal of $34,000 to support 1,600 students. A small donation of $25 will help support one child. On Aug. 19, volunteers plan to gather to assemble the school supplies at Dell Jewish Community Center. Donate online at HC4A.org.
    March 20-May 31  
    Online
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    SKM Art Advising Online Fundraiser

    Benefit Austin Creative Alliance’s Artists Emergency Fund, SKM Art Advising has mounted an online show of work by local artists. Pick up something to beautify your home while contributing to ACA's Artists Emergency Relief Fund, which is offering grants to artists who lost income due to the coronavirus.
    May 7 until sold out  
    Online
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    Suzanna Choffel Live From Cosmic Fundraiser

    If you've been missing Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden, check out this weekly livestream of local singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel from the beautiful empty South Austin venue/beer garden, with the goal of raising funds for Cosmic employees while the venue is temporarily closed.
    Saturdays, 3-4:30pm. Free; donations/tips encouraged for Cosmic employees.  
    Online via Facebook Live
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    Virtual Fix-It Clinic

    Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your blender suddenly stop working? Is your child's toy a little worse for the wear? Fix-It Clinic coaches may be able to teach you how to fix these items, and more, from the comfort of your home. Submit the questionnaire through the "register" link below (the sooner the better) about your broken item and if repair coaches think your item might be fixable with common tools, they'll reserve a time between 11am and 2pm on Sat., May 16, for you to chat live with a repair coach.
    Clinic is May 16; register ASAP to participate  
    Online
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    Virtual Marketing Mornings

    A casual, free, virtual event to get to know a little more about the Austin American Marketing Association and join fellow marketers for conversation over coffee (you'll have to provide your own cuppa joe this time). RSVP ahead of time to get the Zoom link via email, and meet some colleagues in cyberspace.
    Sat., May 9, 7:30-8:30am. Free.  
    Online

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