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    14th Annual Puppy Bowl

    Are you ready for some football? This year, Austin Humane Society's beloved event is going virtual. A $5 donation gets you a chance to suggest a name for the puppy quarterbacks. Then tune in on game day to see adoptable puppies, watch the adorable MVP races, and hear whose names suggestions won. VIP (Very Important Puppy) tix come with swag, a T-shirt, and entry into a virtual trivia game. There's so much more fun in store; get all the details online!
    Sat., Feb. 6. $5; $35 for VIP.  
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      Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

      AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Black History Month With Texas State Parks

      Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
      Through Feb. 27  
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      Dell Children's Ball

      Hear stories of triumph and inspiration from Austin’s front-line workers and Dell Children's brave patients and their families, bookended by a virtual happy hour and music from Lukas Nelson.
      Sat., Feb. 6, 7pm  
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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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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Become a Fix-It Clinic Instructor

      Austin Resource Recovery is seeking interested and qualified individuals to lead paid online interactive repair workshops. Workshops will be hosted on a platform provided by the city, and selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Classes will be held mid-March to mid-April and will cover basic repairs of items like toasters, lamps, or coffee machines.
      Applications due Feb. 15  
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      Black History Month With Creative Action

      Follow Creative Action on social media to find out tow to join in uplifting local and young Black creators. Learn about how to support an artivist movement among youth, and honor the dynamic artistry of our Black communities.
      Through Feb. 28  
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      Blunn Creek Work Day

      The Blunn Creek Partnership is working on ecological restoration of the 38-acre preserve. Volunteers will be cutting ligustrum and stacking it in a brush pile for chipping, so wear appropriate attire and bring water.
      Sat., Feb. 6, 8:30am-noon  
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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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      Donate Blood, Get Free Girl Scout Cookies

      Kick off cookie season with We Are Blood and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma to get a free box of Girl Scout cookies.
      Through Feb. 15  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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      Keep Austin Rooted

      Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
      Ongoing  
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      Lunar New Year: Bao'd Up's Oxenbao

      That's right, citizen, it's the Year of the Ox – and this popular eatery is celebrating with soft and savory bao buns that feature an ox-head decoration on the outside and brisket on the inside. Timely and delicious, is the idea here, and it's such a good idea that they're also offering Valentine's bao (with a heart on the outside and cheesecake inside) at the same time. But it's for just one weekend, as that adventurous chef Ting Lin points out – so get 'em while you can.
      Available Feb. 12-14
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      Lunar New Year: Tso's Happy Family

      "Happy families are all alike," wrote Leo Tolstoy. This Happy Family, a holiday special from the busy kitchen at Tso Chinese Delivery, is made with shrimp, chicken, and beef with broccoli, carrot, sugar snap-peas, bamboo shoots, baby corn, and button mushrooms in a savory spicy brown sauce. (We reckon the author's Anna Karenina would've loved this delicious amalgamation of flavor.) Bonus: Comes with a free order of Sesame Balls when you use this special Chronicle readers' code: accny2021.
      Available through Feb. 12
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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      Spectrum Theatre Company: The People Could Fly

      As part of Black History Month, Spectrum Theatre Company presents a virtual play reading of The People Could Fly, written by Spectrum’s Executive Director Glenn: Towery, adapted from the African American folk tale written by Virginia Hamilton.
      Sun., Feb. 28, 7pm  
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      The Wandering Vegan Fourth Anniversary Market

      Tons of local vegan artisans selling cruelty-free skincare products, makeup, jewelry, candles, succulents, artwork, clothing, and much more, plus some of the best vegan food in town. Family- and pet-friendly.
      Sat., Feb. 6, noon-4pm. Free.  
      The Vegan Nom, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez
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      Woodworking Basics

      Learn the basics of working with wood by hand and go home with a classic handmade tool tote.
      Sat., Feb. 6, 10am-3pm. $75.  

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