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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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    Hallo-Qween: Kind Clinic South Grand Opening

    Kind Clinic's largest location to date is now open, with eight exam rooms now available plus plans for an on-site pharmacy to open in early 2021. Come check out the new spot and meet some of the staff at this drive-through celebration on Hallo-Qween!
    Sat., Oct. 31, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    2800 S. I-35 #103
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    Jo's Ugly Dog Contest

    Does your furry friend have an irresistible aesthetic or a costume wardrobe you're dying to show off? Submit their photo to enter the contest, and entry fees go to Austin Humane Society. Spectators are welcome to vote at Jo's Coffee in the week before judging in three categories including Best Hair, Best Costume, and Ugly Dog (although they are all the cutest, of course).
    Register by Oct. 25; voting open Oct. 25-31; judging Oct. 31, 1pm  
    Submit online; vote at Jo's Coffee, 242 W. Second
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    Race & Social Justice

    Hear local leaders address the impact of policies that have adversely affected people of color and learn how community-driven actions along with public policy changes can create meaningful change for the Austin community. Mayor Steve Adler, AISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, Civility Consulting CEO Jan Goss-Gibson, APD Assistant Chief Robin Henderson, and Austin Justice Coalition Executive Director Chas Moore will speak. Proceeds benefit the Central Texas Food Bank, the Links Foundation Town Lake Chapter’s annual scholarship fund, and The Links Foundation Inc.
    Sat., Oct. 31, 3-4:30pm. $25-100.  
    Virtual
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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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    WIFT Hunt ATX

    You probably know about some of the local filming locations for Dazed and Confused, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Grindhouse, Friday Night Lights, and Office Space, but Women in Film & Television Austin is challenging you to visit them all. They've put together a handy map so you can hunt them all down, and to enter their scavenger hunt contest, post a selfie using #WIFTHuntATX and tag WIFT, or send it via email. You can also visit locations that aren't on the map if you're in the know. There are tons of cool prizes from local vendors, and all participants get a discount at the Gas Station in Bastrop. Get to hunting today; there are so many locations to visit!
    Through Nov. 12  
    Various locations; submit entries 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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    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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    DC Law Veterans Day Fundraiser

    Through Veterans Day, DC Law is raising funds and matching donations up to $5,000 to Service Dogs Inc., which supports wounded veterans through partnerships with custom-trained service dogs.
    Through Nov. 11  
    Donate online
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Frida Friday ATX October Virtual Holiday Market

    Shop from a virtual market full of independent BIPOC artists and community creatives, and meet featured vendors all week through the @fridafridayatx Instagram and Facebook pages. Special sessions from DJs Chorizo Funk, Diggy Dutch, and Karla KickIt round out the FF experience.
    Oct. 23-Nov. 2  
    Online
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    Full Moon Swim

    Sip on a Mai Tai from the pool bar and relax to the tropical tunes of Dice Tropix at this last lunar swim of the year.
    Sat., Oct. 31, 7-10pm. $25.  
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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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    Jo's Coffee Anniversary

    Jo's is turning 21, and in honor of this milestone birthday they're giving out free cookies all day long and selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a year's worth of free coffee. Tickets will be available at Jo's South Congress, $5 each or 5 for $20, with donations benefiting the nonprofit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
    Sat., Oct. 31, 9am-9pm  
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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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    Puppy Petting Zoo

    DogEmbark says puppies needs to meet 100 different people and dogs before they reach 16 weeks of age to learn the social skills they need to be happy, positive members of the community. So they're offering a COVID-conscious space at Barton Creek Farmers Market for dogs seven-16 weeks old to socialize. If you've got a potential puppy participant, register online. If not, you could be one of those important 100, so go pet the puppers!
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
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    Quarantine Halloween

    Bring a donation for the Central Texas Food Bank and enjoy a socially distanced Halloween.
    Sat., Oct. 31, 6-10pm  
    The Creepy House on the corner of Balcones & Crestway
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    Texas Standard Store Opening

    The first retail store of the Texas menswear brand is now open, and gives back 10% of profits to Texas charities as part of its Ten for Texas initiative.
    Ongoing  
    4401 Guadalupe
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    The Necropolis Politic: Mourning, Reclamation & Preservation in BIPOC Sacred Spaces

    Join The University of Texas School of Architecture and Proyecto Teatro for a special student-run and organized free symposium dedicated to all things related to necropolitics. Alongside Día de los Muertos, the all-day symposium will highlight scholarly and creative work that speaks to knowledge of rituals for processing grief and loss, research on remembrance against acts of state-sponsored violence, and struggles for reclaiming historical memory.
    Sat., Oct. 31, 9am-6pm. Free.  
    Online

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