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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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    Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

    UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement's 35th annual symposium on the theme "Still Hidden Figures: Black Women in the Workplace" offers a conversation with Yamiche Alcindor, PBS political correspondent, about her career and challenges covering the White House; a special performance by McCombs School of Business senior Gloria Akinnibosun; and an interactive discussion of Black women’s experience in the workplace.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 6-7:30pm. Free.  
    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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    Texans Can Academies Thanksgiving Food Drive

    No one should be without a Thanksgiving meal this year. Using an Amazon wish list, those in the giving mood can easily purchase items for Texans Can Academies students and have them shipped directly to the school for distribution in Thanksgiving baskets for students to take home. Or, if you would like to schedule a delivery or pickup, please contact Nina Winstead at nwinstead@texanscan.org or 512/400-3313.
    Order on Amazon by Thu., Nov. 12; in-person donations accepted until Nov. 18  
    Online
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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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    Art & Business Conversation Series

    The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, in collaboration with Capitol View Arts, presents this series providing professional development skills and addressing challenges that Black and Brown creatives in Austin area face in regard to launching their careers.
    Thursdays through Nov. 19, 11:30am-1pm  
    Online
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    Austin AMA Book Club

    Austin AMA presents author and 6Sense CMO Latané Conant for a three-part discussion of her book No Forms. No Spam. No Cold Calls: The Next Generation of Account-Based Sales and Marketing.
    First Thursdays, Oct.-Dec., 8am. Members, free; nonmembers, $6.24.  
    Virtual
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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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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Forum

    Business Success Center offers a weekly opportunity to network with other business owners and learn from one another. It's an open forum so you can come and go as you please.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 17. Free.  
    Online
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    City Announces Changes to Rent Relief Program

    The city of Austin is announcing changes to expand the Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) assistance program for income-eligible Austin renters who have experienced a COVID-19-related income loss. The RENT program will provide up to six months' rent, including current, future, and/or overdue rent; conduct a random drawing weekly until year's end or funds are expended; and allow a one-time certification of eligibility, rather than monthly. Find out more and apply online.
    Ongoing  
    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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    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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    Hands for Hope

    El Buen is once again gearing up for its annual Hands for Hope meal distribution event, this year aiming to provide holiday meals to 1,750 families. Make a contribution online or sign up to volunteer on distribution day.
    Donate now; distribution day is Sat., Nov. 21  
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    How to Find the Silver Lining in Challenging Times

    At times like this, fear, worry, and stress can sometimes feel like the new normal. But in challenging times there is also so much hope and goodness to be found! Learn how to find the good in the middle of challenging times with Ballet Austin's Vicki Parsons.
    Thu., Nov. 5, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Signal Gain: A Virtual Audio Engineering Conference

    Omni Sound Project, in partnership with Mix with the Masters, Goodhertz, and PreSonus, presents this virtual conference exploring concepts of recording, production, business, and sound design. You'll be in direct conversation with some of the best audio engineers in the industry during the AMA session.
    Thu., Nov. 5, 10:30am-6:30pm. $30-50.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    Waterloo Records Reopening

    Hallelujah! Waterloo Records is back open for in-store shopping, with plenty of safety measures in place. Credit/debit and exact cash payments accepted; all change due will be donated to HAAM.
    11am-7pm daily  

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