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    125th TSHA Annual Meeting

    The Texas State Historical Association's 125th annual meeting is all online, with more than 30 sessions featuring the research and work of top Texas historians. Regular sessions are prerecorded to watch at your own pace, and live events and Q&A sessions will take place March 3-6.
    Feb. 17-March 6. $25; VIP, $125.  
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    Austin Disaster Relief Network

    Austin Disaster Relief Network deployed volunteers to emergency shelters during the storm and is now seeking donations and volunteers for crisis cleanup. If you need assistance, call the hotline at 1-800-329-8052 through March 2.
    Feb. 16-March 2  
    Sign up/donate online
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    Be a Falconer for a Day

    Nonprofit educational program Wildlife Revealed presents Hawk Walks, in which participants walk along the vineyard and the hawk follows along, flying from treetop to glove. After your up-close experience with the "wolves of the sky," relax and enjoy outdoor dining at the winery.
    Sun., Feb. 21 & Sat., Feb. 27, 1 & 3pm. $40.  
    Rising Sun Vineyard, 233 Edmondson Ranch Rd., McDade
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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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    City of Austin Home Repair Program

    The city has announced an infusion of $1 million to its home repair program for low- to moderate-income homeowners to assist with repairs needed due to damage from Winter Storm Uri. Get details and apply online.
    Ongoing  
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    One Big Virtual CraftHER Market

    Brought to you by bbATX to support women and LGBTQ+ small-business owners, this digital marketplace features over 150 local creatives, designers, makers, and artists. Rescheduled from Feb. 20-21.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 27-28  
    Online
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    Survive2Thrive Fundraiser

    Survive2Thrive partnered with Austin Hotel and Lodging Association to provide hotel rooms for the unhoused during the historic freeze. Donations are still being accepted.
    Feb. 16-March 8  
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    Texas Science Festival: Science for a Changing World

    UT-Austin's fest offers a series of virtual events, most of them live. Hear from world-changing researchers, COVID-19 vaccine innovators, and more; join virtual star parties with astronomers; and get step-by-step guidance for fun at-home experiments.
    Feb. 16-March 26. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Uplift Austin Supply Distribution

    A free PPE, cleaning, and hygiene supply distribution for Black and Brown communities in Travis County, sponsored by Contigo Wellness, Austin Latino Coalition, Hispanic Star, Del Valle Community Coalition, American YouthWorks, Black Leaders Collective, Central Texas Allied Health Institute, KDH Giving Fund, Hustle for the Cause, and Southwest Key. In partnership with Proctor & Gamble, the event will distribute $200,000+ worth of supplies in the eastern crescent of Travis County.
    Sat., March 6, 10am-noon  
    Multiple locations
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    Water/Food Distribution Volunteers Needed

    BASTA (Building and Strengthening Tenant Action) teamed up with Workers Defense Project and Austin Justice Coalition for a water/food distribution event at the WDP office Sun., Feb. 28, noon-7pm; volunteer shifts run noon-3 and 3-7pm.
    Feb. 26-28  
    5604 Manor Rd.
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    A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

    Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
    Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
    www.delsacservice.com
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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 Flea

    Shop handmade, vintage, and local goods, and of course sample some sweet treats from Quack's.
    Sat., Feb. 27, 10am-4pm  
    Captain Quack's, 5326 Menchaca Rd.
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    Austin Smiles 35th Anniversary Documentary Premiere

    Nonprofit Austin Smiles has changed thousands of lives with pro bono cleft lip and palate surgeries. This doc showcases some of their work and features a soundtrack from local salsa band the Brew.
    Sat., Feb. 27, 7pm. Free.  
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    Beautify Texas Awards

    The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. Anyone is welcome to nominate an exceptional environmental leader; get all the details on the website.
    Nominations accepted through March 25. Free.  
    Online
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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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    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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    City of Austin Recovery Resources

    Looking for info on water distribution, code complaints, or anything related to fallout from the winter storm? Check the city's site for the most up-to-date information.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Community Resilience Trust

    CRT is working with multiple groups and departments to address the crisis of care facing our unhoused community members. Surplus funds will be allocated to efforts focused on long-term care.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Federal Disaster Assistance

    Homeowners and renters who suffered damage due to the winter storm may apply for assistance from FEMA. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible; if insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance.: Take photos and keep receipts for related expenses, and apply online or call 800/621-3362.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Foundation Communities Emergency Assistance Fund

    It will take some time to fully recover from the recent storm. You can help by contributing to Foundation Communities' fund providing direct relief for food, water, rent, medical assistance, and more.
    Feb. 25-April 5  
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Living the Legacy: A Tribute to Dr. Billy Harden

    Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin's only African American theatre company, presents a special tribute to Dr. Billy Harden (1953-2018), with musical and spoken performances in honor of the company's late founder.
    Sat., Feb. 27, 7pm. Free; donations encouraged.  
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    Pet Food Pantry

    Austin Humane Society, along with donations from Chewy.com, H-E-B, and support from the Lola Wright Foundation, will provide free cat and dog food for those in need on a first-come, first-served basis. Email or call with questions. Note: Originally scheduled for Feb. 13 and postponed due to weather.
    Sat., Feb. 27, 9am-noon  
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations

    The winter storm put a damper on blood drives, and now supplies need to be replenished. Donors, especially type O, are encouraged to find a Red Cross drive to visit in the coming days and weeks.
    Feb. 23-April 5  
    Citywide
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    Shop Small Saturdaze

    A family- and dog-friendly handcrafted and vintage market spread out over 3 acres, with live music, food trucks, and fundraising for Austin Area Urban League.
    Sat., Feb. 27, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Sun Radio Recharge

    The Sun Radio Recharge program has pledged $40,000 in disaster relief funding for any Central Texans affected by the recent winter storm. Apply online for a $100 check if you were affected, or donate to keep the fund going so Sun Radio can help more folks. All funding has been allocated at this time.
    Application period opened Feb. 8, will close when funds are expended  
    Online
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    Wilco Free Tax Prep

    United Way of Williamson County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is offering free drop-off/pickup tax preparation service by appointment only. IRS-certified tax preparers will provide assistance to households earning $57,000 or less annually and to older adults of all income levels, and services are available in English and Spanish.
    Feb. 10-April 15  
    1205 Round Rock Ave. #106, Round Rock
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    Young Texan Ambassadors

    Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for its Young Texan Ambassador program. Ambassadors are passionate about the environment and are committed to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play through volunteerism and leadership. Program is open to young people age 15-25.
    Deadline: March 5. Free.  
    Online
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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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