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    Early Voting for the Nov. 3 Election

    Make your voice heard! Find a polling place online or by calling 512/238-VOTE (8683). Make a plan to get to the polls and learn about all the local races on our election page.
    Tue. Oct. 13-Fri., Oct. 30  
    Citywide
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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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    Scare for a Cure

    Scare for a Cure is raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a fun Halloween challenge. Participate by uploading photos of your spooky decor, and they'll make you a donation page that you can share with your fans, with the option of adding your location to the map. Everyone's welcome to visit the displays (virtually or IRL) and contribute to your faves.: Read more here.
    Through Nov. 9  
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    Shock the Vote ATX Online Auction

    Shock the Vote ATX is all about community engagement, with 80 cents of every dollar of profit going directly to featured local nonprofit orgs. And this auction is a chance to score some very cool items including an abundant selection of art by Tim Doyle, Devin Lawson, and others; autographed albums; a priceless Robert Plant signed and framed print – and so much more. You don't want to miss this one!
    Through Nov. 8, 8pm  
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    2020 Golf for a Goal

    A four-person scramble tournament benefiting Brady's Bridge, an org providing afterschool programs for kids of all abilities. For social distancing's sake, there will be assigned tee times between 8 and 10am and a limited number of available registrations.
    Mon., Oct. 19, 8am-3pm. $100 per player.  
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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 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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    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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    Don't Fall for the Call

    Austin utility customers are targeted by scammers every day, and the city wants everyone to be aware of how to recognize them. Scammers may call from spoofed numbers and request a call back at an 800 number, and may tell you metering equipment needs maintenance or threaten immediate service cutoff. Austin Energy will never ask for sensitive information over the phone or request non-traceable payment like gift cards. If you get a suspicious call, text, email, visit, or letter, make note of the callback number and report it to 311 and/or contact Customer Care online or at 512/494-9400.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Taco

    Donate at any of We Are Blood’s three donor centers or at any mobile blood drive to get a taco from Tacodeli. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or by calling 512/206-1266.
    Through Oct. 25  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Fall Folly

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church is raising funds to support their community ministries with an online silent auction featuring unique gift baskets, plants, face masks, art, and more.
    Oct. 18-24  
    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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    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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