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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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    A Kind Cookout

    Join the Kind Clinic crew to celebrate the opening of their Koenig location with a good ol' cookout. Bring the family and friends and they’ll bring the fun and food with a whole lotta love mixed in. All you have to do is pull up, pull in, then pull out.
    Sat., April 17, 11am-2pm. Free.  
    Kind Clinic, 101 W. Koenig
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    APH Vaccine Scheduling Expanded

    Austin Public Health reports that they've reached "a place of equilibrium between the supply and demand for vaccinations," and have expanded appointment scheduling opportunities for Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone age 18 and up is eligible, and preregistration is required before scheduling. Call 311 or APH if you have any problems with the online process.
    Sat., April 17, 7pm-Tue., April 20, 7am  
    Online
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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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    Free Document Shredding

    Got a stack of sensitive documents to purge, but want it done securely? Frost Bank invites residents to drive through to have documents shredded, with service provided by Shred-It. They'll also have treats!
    Thu., May 6, 11am-2pm  
    North Austin Financial Center, 111 E. Anderson
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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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    Big Squeeze 2021 Conjunto Semifinals From Home

    The 15th annual Big Squeeze returns with an all-virtual program including the Conjunto Semi-Finals showcase, finalist announcements, and a performance by Conteño! Join virtually on Texas Folklife’s Facebook.
    Sat., April 17, 3-5pm. Free.  
    Facebook Live
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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.
     
    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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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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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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    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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    Sherwood Forest Faire

    After shifting to a virtual faire last year, the Renaissance faire is back, live and in person, with over 170 artisans and 150 performances each day. Special add-ons include a Hawk Walk with a falconer and a "dream weaving" journey and drinks with King Ddrwg. Each day offers an abundance of medieval treats and activities for the whole family, and camping is available as well. Get all the details and buy tickets online.
    Open weekends through May 23 and Fri., April 23, 10am-dusk  
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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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    Star Weaving Workshop

    One Million Stars Texas is part of the global project One Billion Stars. This project is an invitation to the community to have conversations about issues of violence in our communities and weave stars together. Get materials list and a tutorial online, and the stars weaved will be installed in Austin libraries this fall.
    Sat., April 17, 2pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    Virtual
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    Stop Asian Hate Rally & Vigil

    Stand with Asians across the country in solidarity to condemn anti-Asian racism in all forms. This event is organized by a team of grassroots organizers in Austin and San Antonio, with the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Austin chapter.
    Sat., April 17, 4pm  
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    Super Stash Bash

    Start your 4/20 celebration a tad early with Independence Brewing's release of brand-new brew Super Stash, complemented by live soul, surf, and reggae music all day and delectable brisket and tacos from Margie'z.
    Sat., April 17, noon-12mid. Free to $20.  
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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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    Unlearning Circle

    Undoing White Supremacy Austin's next discussion is titled "Homelessness and the Racialization of Space" and will cover upcoming ballot measure Proposition B.
    Sat., April 17, 10am  
    Online
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    Virtual Day at the Capitol

    Austin's Asian Chamber invites you to a virtual meet and greet with Texas lawmakers who serve on issues that affect the Asian community and Asian businesses. Email any questions for the Q&A prior to the event.
    Sat., April 17, 2-4pm  
    Virtual
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    Virtual San Jacinto Symposium

    The annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the preeminent conference on the Texas Revolution era, promoting public awareness and scholarship on the Mexican national era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the Battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845). These pivotal years mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States.
    Sat., April 17, 9am-12:30pm. $25.  
    Online
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    YBP Bike and Part Sales

    Yellow Bike Project's used parts inventory and refurbished bikes are available for purchase. Reservations required.
    Saturdays, noon-6pm  
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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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