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    Austin Theatre Alliance Summer Auction

    The nonprofit organization that manages the Paramount and Stateside theatres has launched an online auction to help protect and ensure the eventual reopening of the historic Austin venues. Up for bidding are a bevy of beverage kits, a private house concert with Austin's own Guy Forsyth, a chance to see your own message on the legendary Paramount marquee, and lots more. View the items and bid online, or just make a donation.
    Through July 17, 4pm  
    Online
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    ARR Suspends Bulk Collection

    After resuming for three weeks, bulk and brush collection through Austin Resource Recovery is once again suspended. However, if you've already received notice of collection in your area from July 6-24, it will still be provided. Get updates via the website or ARR's mobile app.
    As of Mon., July 6  
    Citywide
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    Art You Virtual Event

    Dougherty Arts Center invites all artistic high schoolers to join this Zoom event connecting industry professionals with the next generation of artists, creators, and community leaders. Registration by July 10 is encouraged to guarantee a spot and lock in your mentorship sessions. When you sign up, check out the resource list packed with tips on portfolios, career guides, college prep, and more.
    Event is July 18, 1-3pm; registration by July 10 encouraged. Free.  
    Online
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    Austin Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

    Download an age-appropriate "Quest Log" (children, youth, teen, or adult), then submit a form whenever a challenge is completed and earn a digital badge. Use the Austin Public Library's curbside pickup or virtual catalog to check out materials to complete your quest.
    Through Aug. 31  
    Online
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    Black Lives Matter Watch Parties

    BLM Austin will be hosting Black film watch parties until Black August, which includes the Haitian Revolution, Nat Turner Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Law Convention, March on Washington, and more. Read more about it and check out the daily film events on their Facebook page.
    Daily through June & July  
    Online via BLM Austin
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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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    Donate to PEAS Resiliency Gardens Program

    Donations to PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) will go to support outdoor learning and edible education programming in the community. Choose your level of funding, from seeds to an entire garden for an Austin family.
    June 8-Oct. 1  
    Online
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    March 30-July 23  
    Citywide
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    Lend a Hand ATX

    Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
    April 24-Dec. 15  
    Online
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    Mindful Morning: A Short Introduction to Mindfulness

    We could all use some stress-reduction techniques, so join General Assembly for a free class about mindfulness.
    Mon., July 13, 11-11:45am. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    PARD Facility Closures

    Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, as of July 6, all facilities and park amenities will be closed, including previously reopened facilities. All in-person programming for July is suspended. The Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts are closed. Parks and trails are open, but the only amenities open are restrooms and water fountains. Masks and social distancing rules still apply, and PARD Rangers will patrol parks and help educate park users. Get updates and details online.
    Beginning Mon., July 6  
    Citywide
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    Transition to Tech: Land a Job in Software Engineering

    Whether you’re looking to cross over into a role requiring software engineering skills, level up in your existing role, or you’re curious about programming, coding, and web development, join for an Ask Us Anything session.
    Mon., July 13, 5-6pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    We Are Blood T-Shirt Giveaway

    Now through July 14, all donors get a free T-shirt from We Are Blood. Appointments are mandatory due to COVID-19, so schedule an appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266.
    Through July 14  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    WeFund Tool for Austin City Budget

    Have you wondered what "Defund the Police" could mean in real terms? If you could move millions of budget dollars around, where would you put it? This tool from the Austin Justice Coalition lets you do just that. Try it out for yourself and submit your ideal budget ahead of City Council's discussion on the subject, scheduled to begin July 23.
    Ongoing; budget deliberations begin July 23  
    Online

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