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    Buffalo Tree Presents: Voter Registration Event

    If you or someone you know isn't registered to vote yet, get on it at this drive-thru pop-up registration event hosted by Buffalo Tree and Alamo Drafthouse.
    Mon.-Tue., Sept. 14-15, 1-4pm  
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    Call for Submissions: Aldrich Street's Got Talent

    Have you been practicing a special talent while quarantined? Aldrich Street's Got Talent, the virtual replacement for their Aldrich Street Fair, is calling for submissions for a virtual contest with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at stake. Submit a short video of your performance to the link provided in the FB event, and the top five finalists will be featured in the Facebook Live event on Sept. 24.
    Submissions due Mon., Sept. 14. Free.  
    Online
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    Final Call for RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Applications due Tue., Dec. 8, noon  
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    Texas Tribune Festival

    For 10 years The Texas Tribune Festival has invited people from all over the state and country to talk about all things policy, politics, and current events. This year, the entirely virtual conference will feature a month of programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. With speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Ted Cruz, and Willie Nelson, you won’t want to miss it!
    Through Sept. 30. $49-199.  
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    Zine Making Workshop

    In this mini workshop, Oakland artist and educator Sydney Barnett will dive into the radical history of zine-making centering BIPOC communities across the world and how to use zines as a tool for artistic expression, information sharing, and activism. You'll learn hands-on through artful techniques and discussion on how to create your own zine with a uniquely curated media box containing all the needed materials mailed to you.
    Register by Tue., Sept. 14; workshop is Sun., Sept. 20, 3-6pm. $25.  
    Virtual
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    Advisory Councils Seek New Members

    For anyone passionate about pedestrian and bicyclist issues, you might consider becoming part of the groups that advise City Council on these matters. Applications are being accepted for both the Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council. They typically meet monthly, and applicants are encouraged to attend the next virtual meeting of the council they'd like to join (PAC: Sept. 14; BAC: Sept. 15). Apply here for the BAC and here for the PAC.
    Deadline: Sept. 25  
    Apply online
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    Austin Public Library Virtual Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a full schedule of virtual book clubs throughout the fall, including true crime, LGBTQ content, graphic novels, and more. Check out the online calendar and see if one strikes your fancy.
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Self-Guided Hemp Tour

    Learn more about hemp while social distancing. Visit all seven retail locations for special discounts, education, and free swag.
    Through Oct. 22. Free.  
    Citywide
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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.
     
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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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    Fix-It at Home! Costura: Cómo Hacer Remiendos a Mano (Patching Basics)

    Si ya aprendiste las puntadas manuales básicas y estás listo para el próximo nivel, ¡esta clase es para ti! (If you’ve tried your hand at basic stitches, and are ready for the next level, this class is for you!) Clase ofrecida en español e inglés. (Class offered in Spanish and English.)
    Mon., Sept. 14, 7-8pm. Free.  
    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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    Now Accepting Apologies

    This project is for anyone who has ever wondered deeply about responsibility, consequence, justice, and forgiveness. Storytelling plays a role in changing our culture of accountability, so if you have ever had an experience involving an apology, the creators want to hear from you. Share your story via voicemail or the web form to take part in the project.
    Through Sept. 16. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Omni Online: Intro to Pro Tools

    Expert audio engineer Kia Shavon will introduce you to Pro Tools so you can get started using the industry standard recording software.
    Mon., Sept. 14, 7-8:30pm. $10.  
    Online
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    Pig Week 2020

    OK, so Pig Week is actually seven weeks, during which Central Texas Pig Rescue's compassionate small-business friends will be offering specials, with proceeds going to the CTPR Expansion Project. Check the calendar, follow CTPR's social media, and sign up for the newsletter to get reminders and updates. Then, simply indulge in your local faves like Rebel Cheese, Plow Burger, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and more, and share on Instagram by tagging @centraltexaspigrescue and the business' account using #pigweek2020 to be entered into raffles. It's an excellent way to "swine and dine," if you will, for a great cause.
    Through Oct. 31  
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    RISE 2.0 Application Period Open

    Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) 2.0 funding is for individuals who have experienced a financial hardship related to COVID-19, and the application period is now open. Funds will be distributed to those who apply and are chosen through a randomized selection process. Chosen applicants will receive $2,000 per household. Apply online or call 512/714-6950.
    Applications due Mon., Sept. 21, 7pm  
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    Support Latino Business Day

    SLB aims to highlight Latino small businesses and continue to spotlight them year-round. If you're a business owner, register your company on the SLB directory, and on SLB Day, be conscious to support a local Latino-owned business.
    Mon., Sept. 14  
    Citywide
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    The Escape Game Remote Adventures

    Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
    May 5-Dec. 20. $25/person.  
    Online
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    We Are Blood’s September Promotions

    We Are Blood is celebrating September with various promotions. Through Sept. 4, donors will receive a voucher for P. Terry's newest menu item, the Egg Burger. Donors between Sept. 5 and 7 will receive a branded We Are Blood cap, and donors between Sept. 8 and 30 will receive a blood type wristband. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory and masks or face coverings are required. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Sept. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives

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