Home Events Community General Events

General Events for Wed., Sept. 16
Recommended
  • Community

    Events

    Black Candidate Forum

    The Black Leaders Collective provides a chance to hear from Black candidates, some running for the first time and others who are up for reelection. Hear from possible constables, commissioners, council members, and school board members from Round Rock to Buda.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 7pm  
  • Community

    Events

    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  
  • Community

    Events

    MACC: ¡Viva México!

    This year, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center hosts its annual Viva México celebration virtually, free of charge, livestreamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. Hosted by Roen Salinas, the event features music and dance by local artists, family-friendly hands-on activities, a Ballet Folklorico lesson and performance, and a multimedia exhibit from artist Diana Molina – and Consulate General of México Pablo Marentes will give the classic Grito de Independencia to close out the evening.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 6-8pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Events

    Politicians & Musicians: Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Parties

    Join Swing Left ATX and Vote Forward for an entertaining night of music, community action, and getting out the vote! Volunteers will send heartfelt handwritten letters to unregistered and low-propensity voters, which has been shown to significantly boost voter turnout. Each Wednesday features a Texas House candidate and Texas musicians to entertain during the letter-writing.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.  
    Virtual
  • Community

    Civic Events

    PPE Distribution Event: Consulate General of Mexico

    Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health will be distributing hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 4-6pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Events

    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.  
  • Community

    Events

    YWA Speaker Series at Home: Fireside Chat

    The Young Women’s Alliance is an organization devoted to the professional and personal development of women leaders in Central Texas. This month's speaker series features local writer Chandler Baker, author of bestseller Whisper Network.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 6:30-8pm. $10.  
    Zoom
All Events
  • Community

    Civic Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    AGE Caregiver Conference

    AGE of Central Texas will go virtual this year to host the seventh annual Williamson County Caregiver Conference, with daily seminar sessions over three days. Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Health, the free conference will address “Caregiving During Difficult Times” and feature presentations by regional and national caregiving experts.
    Tue.-Thu., Sept. 15-17  
  • Community

    Events

    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.
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Civic Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    Fix-It at Home! Patches & Hems on a Sewing Machine

    This class is for anyone with a sewing machine who wants to learn how to patch and hem clothing. Learn how to make your pants or skirt fit well, with ease. If you don’t have a sewing machine, there will be a couple of non-sewing techniques to learn as well.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 7pm. Free.  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Help Rename the Zilker Train

    Help rename the Zilker Park train, formerly known as the Zilker Zephyr, which went out of commission in 2019 and is preparing to hit the tracks once again. Kids can also fill in and upload a Zilker Train coloring sheet. The Parks Foundation will announce the most popular train names at Party for the Parks on Sept. 30, opening voting for the final name.
    Deadline: Mon., Sept. 21  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    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  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    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  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    Shoal Creek Social Distancing

    Join Shoal Creek Conservancy for a two-week social distancing giving campaign. Safely enjoy the Shoal Creek Trail and celebrate with the conservancy with a self-led photo scavenger hunt and virtual happy hour. Get all the details, including how to win tons of cool prizes, on the website.
    Sept. 15-30  
    Shoal Creek Trail
  • Community

    Events

    Small Business Accounting

    Gain some basic accounting knowledge and skills so you can better manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance, evaluate new opportunities, and attract new partners or investors. This class is taught by a UT instructor and counts toward the six-course requirement for a Business Skills certification.
    Tue.-Wed., Sept. 15-16, 1-4pm. Free.  
    Online
  • Community

    Events

    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
  • Community

    Events

    Women, Wine & Wellness

    Therapist Dr. Jere Webber presents an interactive night of relationship advice and stress management tips. Every attendee will get a free engraved stemless wine glass, and the opportunity to win a bottle of wine or a massage. Call 512/250-2224 or register online.
    Wed., Sept. 16, 6:30pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle