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    AISD Crisis Relief Fundraiser

    The Great Outdoors Garden Center is raising funds to support Austin ISD's crisis relief fund. For every $100 or more spent, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to AISD.
    Sat.-Sun., July 25-26  
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    TCDP Big Tent Party

    Join a slate of Democratic nominees for a musical celebration and telethon to kick off the Travis County Democratic Party's coordinated campaign to turn Texas blue and keep Travis County deep blue in 2020. Meet the candidates on your November ballot and listen to your favorite local bands.
    Sat., July 25, 1-9pm  
    Online
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    Volunteer With Refugee Services of Texas

    RSTX is seeking mentors for their Youth Mentoring Program, which is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth ages 15-24 as they adapt to life in a new country. Mentors are paired with a mentee for six months and meet for a minimum of eight hours per month to work on goals together. Mentors must be at least 18 years old, residing in or near Austin, and able to meet the time commitment. All applicants welcome, regardless of language or profession, but there is currently a specific need for male mentors that speak Pashto, Dari, or Kinyarwanda.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    We Are Here! Living the Legacy of Dr. Givens

    The Givens Park Working Group, in partnership with Forklift Danceworks and Austin PBS, invites you to tune in for a virtual celebration and community conversation honoring Dr. Everett Givens, the namesake of Givens Park and a tireless advocate for the Black community.: Host Kimberly Holiday (KAZI’s “Lady Joy”) and cast members from Givens Swims kick off the festivities and artist Cindy Elizabeth will share reflections on her work Allegiance, installed at Givens Park last summer. Then, Givens Park community leaders will discuss the past, present, and future of the park in a conversation moderated by Alberta Phillips. Donations to nonprofit Roslyn’s Novel, which supports the Givens community, are encouraged.
    Sat., July 25, 2-4pm  
    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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    Charcuterie Board Class

    Learn to sand and stain your own wood charcuterie board with woodworking artist Abby Ruston. Sign up by the day prior to get your materials kit from the Cathedral.
    Sat., July 25, 11am. $85.  
    Online
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    Child Care Provider Relief Grant Application Period Open

    The Austin Child Care Provider Relief Grant provides immediate one-time financial assistance to eligible child care centers, including home providers. In partnership with the city of Austin, United Way for Greater Austin will accept applications and provide consultation and case management services to grant applicants. Join a webinar on Wed., July 22, at 9am to get more information.
    Open July 21 to Oct. 1 or when funding is expended, whichever is first  
    Online
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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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    COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Research Participants Needed

    This month, medical research firm Benchmark Research will launch clinical trials to test vaccines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Austin. Participants must be 18 or older, and front-line workers, people likely to be exposed to the virus, and those over 65 or at high risk with chronic health conditions are especially needed. All participants will receive financial compensation. Call or inquire via the website for more information.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Desde La Sala Virtual Concert Series

    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's digital program “Desde la Sala” features a series of free performances by some of their favorite artists, from their living room to yours. Like and follow the ESB-MACC’s Facebook and/or the city of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department YouTube to get updates on upcoming concerts.
    Sat., Aug. 22, 6-9pm. Free.  
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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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    Ear to Ear Pro Bono Program

    Minority-owned advertising agency Third Ear is familiar with the barriers and challenges fellow minority-owned businesses face on a daily basis in pursuit of growth, so they've launched Ear to Ear, in which they'll select one Austin minority-owned small business annually and provide pro bono advertising services. Get details and apply online if your small business qualifies.
    Through Mon., Aug. 3  
    Apply online
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    Ghost Tours at Pioneer Farms

    A nighttime walking tour through environs rich with stories about spirits, unexplained sightings, and things that go bump in the night, hosted by Austin ghost experts. A not-to-be-missed outing with history.
    Last Saturdays, 8pm, through Oct. 31  
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    Here to Help ATX Fundraiser

    Austin families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are still struggling with access to basic needs such as groceries, household items, medical supplies, and rental assistance. Show your support by bidding on auction items like a backyard barbecue with SaulPaul or by purchasing raffle tickets for such treats as a Downtown staycation or Tito's gift basket. Sponsored by ATXelerator to benefit Foundation Communities.
    Through Sun., July 26, 10pm  
    Online
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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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    Pioneer Farms Public Tours

    If you're not yet familiar with Pioneer Farms, join one of their many public guided tours to learn more about how they preserve 19th-century Texas history.
    First Fridays, second & fourth Saturdays, 8:30am-noon. Free with admission.  
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    Virtual DIY Make a Mini Living Wall Class

    These mini living walls are a signature Articulture creation. Now's your chance to learn how to make your own from Articulture founder and “artrepreneur” Monique Capanelli. Learn the basics and get design instruction, longevity tips, care instructions, and more.
    Sat., July 25, 11am-noon. $55+.  
    Online

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