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    2021 Bowl for Kids

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
    Through April 23  
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    Lived Experience, Allyship & Action

    Join Notley Tide & Grassroots Leadership in an online convo about how the lived experience of leaders at Grassroots Leadership informs the work they do and enables them to collaborate across different initiatives, while understanding how allies can help take action to further their mission. Get an overview of Grassroots Leadership programs like ICE Out of Austin, Texas Advocates for Justice, and Mujeres Luchadores, and learn about 2021 goals and how you can get involved.
    Thu., April 15, 11am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Virtual Pet Adoption Event

    Austin Pets Alive! and Tito's Handmade Vodka present this opportunity to meet available dogs both in shelter and foster homes. You'll be able to browse through summaries, photos, and videos of dogs posted by their advocates throughout the day while asking questions in real time in the comments section.
    Thu., April 15, 8am-7pm  
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    #TXBookChat

    Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for a discussion and poetry reading with Ethan Wang, national poet of the Southwest.
    Thu., April 15, 11am. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    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 Online Forum

    With Business Success Center's weekly forum, create strategic alliances and learn from other business owners in order to relaunch and rebuild carefully and successfully.
    Thursdays, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Canceled: Karaoke Empire With Ring My Bell

    Empire has had a karaoke night on the wish list for months, and they've figured out the safest way: sign up from your socially distanced table, and hit the stage with a clean mic for every singer. They'll also have a round or two of Karaoke Bingo and a few other surprises.
    Thu., April 29, 7-11pm. $15 at the door, Venmo or Paypal.  
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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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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood is partnering again with Texas favorite Whataburger to give all blood donors a voucher for a free burger while supplies last. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call.
    Through April 18  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Hops & Brains Trivia

    You bring the brains and they'll bring the hops. There's a max of six per team, and there will be prizes!
    Thu., April 15, 7pm. Free.  
    Frontyard Brewing, 4514 Bob Wire Rd., Spicewood
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    Online Portuguese Conversations

    Esquina Tango offers virtual Portuguese conversation sessions for speakers of all levels to get more comfortable using the language.
    First & third Thursdays, 7pm  
    Online
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about bird watching, blacksmithing, archery, sewing, or woodworking? 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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    Practical Vegetable Gardening Workshop

    This Lumber Society class will cover perennial vegetables, what does well in containers, growing mushrooms, and more, and everyone gets a packet of seeds.
    Thu., April 15, 7pm. $20.  
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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
     
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    Songs Under the Stars: Tameca Jones

    Austin’s reigning Queen of Soul sparkles under the stars in this outdoor concert viewed from socially distanced pods or cabanas. This one's sure to sell out, so act now!
    Thu.-Fri., April 15-16, 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., April 17-18, 2:30 & 7:30pm. $70 for a two-person pod.  
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    The Office Murder Mystery Parody

    It's the last week to catch Paramount's The Office-themed interactive, immersive show. Starting at the State Theatre, participants will walk short distances to find clues to solve the mystery of the Scranton Strangler.
    Through April 25  
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    The RealReal Opens in Austin

    The RealReal Austin features women's and men's ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, sneakers, accessories; fine jewelry and watches; and home goods and art. Shoppers can find thousands of unique items curated for the Austin consumer and tons more online that can be virtually shopped in-store. They also offer consignment, cleaning, repairs, and alterations. For a limited time, get a $100 shopping credit for selling at TRR and an upcycled mask while supplies last.
    Now open; Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm; Sunday noon-6pm
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    Vehicle Registration Deadline Approaches

    The grace period for vehicle registration renewal and title applications will soon end, and missing the deadline can result in costly fines. If you've postponed these activities due to the pandemic, now is the time to act: Get your vehicle inspected and renew online at Texas.gov, or bring your DMV renewal form, passing inspection, insurance card, and payment to H-E-B, Fiesta Mart, or AAA. Title applications require appointments to be made at the Travis County Tax Office, and they fill up fast, so don't wait!
    Deadline: April 15  
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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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    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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