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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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    AmeriCorps Central Texas Virtual Career Fair

    AmeriCorps Central Texas is a collaboration of nine local nonprofit organizations offering a wide range of opportunities for anyone age 17 and up to create a better future for themselves and Central Texas through paid AmeriCorps service, which comes with benefits including education awards, health insurance, and student loan deferments. Learn about the opportunities and get all your questions answered at a virtual career fair.
    Tue., May 4; Wed., May 12; 10-11am & 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    CARTS Offers Free Rides for Earth Day

    The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, servicing non-urbanized areas of Travis and surrounding counties, is offering free rides for Earth Day. Get more info online or by calling 512/478-RIDE.
    Thu., April 22  
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    Earth Day Celebration

    Join Flow Yoga for rejuvenating and grounding yoga practice with Carolina Bolinger followed by a succulent planting class led by Shannon Donaldson, founder of Succulent Native. Yoga mats and planting tools are provided, and everyone takes home a succulent!
    Thu., April 22, 5-6:30pm. $25.  
    Flow Yoga, 2167 Anderson
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    BookSpring & the Nobelity Project Discussion

    A lively discussion with Christy and Turk Pipkin, founders of The Nobelity Project, a local nonprofit that bridges gaps in education. The Pipkins request that donations be made to BookSpring so that kids and families can build home libraries.
    Thu., April 22, 5-6pm. Free, but donations encouraged.  
    Virtual via Zoom
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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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    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 Free Wings

    Winner winner, chicken dinner! We Are Blood partners with Pluckers Wing Bar to give all blood donors a voucher for a dine-in five-piece plate at all participating Pluckers in Austin, Round Rock & Cedar Park (while supplies last, dine-in only). Appointments required; call or schedule online.
    Through April 25  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Earth Day at Pinballz

    Play green and enjoy the solar-powered game floor at the original Pinballz Arcade.
    Thu., April 22  
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    Eastside Neighborhood Cleanup

    Kammok is celebrating Earth Day with a socially distant trash cleanup. Meet at the shop, and they'll provide trash bags, gloves, and maps; bring your own trash grabber. A team member will guide you through a route of the Eastside route.
    Thu., April 22, 5pm  
    Kammok Gear Shop, 1401 E. Seventh
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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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    FOTO//HOUSE Music Industry Night

    FOTO//HOUSE invites music industry professionals to mix and mingle and enjoy live music and libations while touring the new studio, now taking bookings for photo and video shoots, podcasts, and more. RSVP via email.
    Thu., April 22, 5-8pm  
    1701 Guadalupe
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    La Mujer 2021

    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents a multidisciplinary festival inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the first feminist of the Americas.
    April 21-24  
    Virtual
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    Lumber Society: Tree Identification

    Learn how to identify Central Texas trees and hear about their many benefits, from tools and food to medicine and art.
    Thu., April 22, 7pm. $20.  
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    Modern Times Speaker Series: Texas Anthems

    Dr. Don Carleton, founding director of UT-Austin’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, will discuss “The Yellow Rose” (1850s) and “The Eyes” (1903), including the origins and history of both songs, their close association with Texas, and the fictions linked to both.
    Thu., April 22, 6-8pm  
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    On the Fence About Prop B?

    Join Austin Justice Coalition for an open discussion about homelessness and Proposition B, the measure about reinstating the city's camping ban that's on the May 1 ballot.
    Thu., April 22, 6:30pm  
    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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    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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    SOLD OUT: Nature Never Wastes Workshop

    This virtual art workshop creates a fun new use for those plastic grocery bags! Join artist Calder Kamin as she teaches how to crochet plastic into art objects for an engaging Earth Day celebration. All you need besides bags is a pair of scissors and crochet needles.
    Thu., April 22, 4pm  
    Virtual
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    Special Screenings

    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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    TPA Kitchen

    Nonprofit Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen has partnered with C3 Presents and Musically Fed to provide meals to music professionals impacted by the pandemic. Those in need can register online for meals from local faves Loro, Franklin Barbecue, or Emmer & Rye.
    April 20-22 & 27-28  
    Various locations
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    Vino Vinyasa x Prestige Picnics

    Prestige Picnics and Vino Vinyasa teamed up to present a wine-themed yoga class and a wine tasting with charcuterie and cheese boxes, all in the fantastical, artistic setting of Sekrit Theater.
    Thu., April 22, 6:30pm. $60.  
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    Virtual Volunteer Week Trash Pickup

    Austin Parks Foundation encourages Austinites to show the Earth some love by spending an hour picking up trash in their local park or greenspace, and downloading the iNaturalist app to identify native and invasive plant species.
    April 19-23  
    Citywide
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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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