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    MLK Day of Service

    United Way for Greater Austin invites you to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a self-guided walking tour through the city, taking a virtual tour of Dr. King's childhood home, listening to his "I Have a Dream" speech, and participating in an at-home activity. Then gather virtually at 10am Mon., Jan. 18, for a moment of community reflection led by Dr. Kazique Prince.
    Mon., Jan. 18  
    Virtual
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    New Year Vision Board Workshop

    Set your intention for 2021 by making your own collage vision board with mixed media artist Whitney Avra. Either provide your own materials or order a kit with supplies for delivery or local pickup. Live versions of the workshop take place at the Cathedral; visit www.thecathedralatx.com for details and to reserve tables for up to six people for $200 (supplies included).
    Sat., Jan. 16, 11am. $45-55.  
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AHS Tailgate Competition

    Austin Humane Society's Puppy Bowl XIV Tailgate Competition is officially underway! Andrea's Eats, Jo's Coffee, Austin Daily Press, and Yard Bar each compete with a tasty treat – and they're donating a percentage of sales to AHS. Try them all, and vote for your fave in the Facebook poll. The winning bite will be announced during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 6.
    Through Feb. 5  
    Various locations
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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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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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    Ghost Pepper Glass: Taste of Glass Experiences

    If you've been wanting to cross glass-blowing off your bucket list, here's your chance! Try a crash course to get a quick overview and make your own small souvenir. Private lessons, workshops, and multi-week courses also available.
    Fri.-Sat. through Jan. 30, 6, 7, or 8pm. $65 per person and project.  
    Ghost Pepper Glass, 979 Springdale #100
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    MLK Youth Scholarship Awards

    The MLK Youth Scholarship Awards recognize youth in the community for their outstanding commitment and achievement, as well as inspire the next generation. Tune in to the virtual awards program to see the recipients of several scholarships.
    Sat., Jan. 16, 3-5pm  
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    National Use Your Gift Card Day

    On this national shopping holiday, get special deals by using certain gift cards, or put those lonely cards in your wallet to good use by donating them to the Gift Card Bank.
    Sat., Jan. 16  
    Online
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    Texas Red Trivia

    A unique and entertaining trivia night with brewery prizes and a trophy to the top team.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
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    The Moral Roots of Liberals & Conservatives

    Join Common Ground for Texans on Zoom to watch Jonathan Haidt's TED talk, then break up into small groups for discussion of the country's polarization and how to better understand the other side.
    Sat., Jan. 16, 2-4pm  
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922

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