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    Cinco de Mayo Family Day

    A field of bounce houses, face-painting, bubble wands, Frios gourmet pops, and lots more for kiddos, and libations for the adults in the family.
    Sun., May 2, noon-4pm. $5.  
    Frontyard Brewing, 4514 Bob Wire Rd., Spicewood
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    Mother's Day Market at Hotel Ella

    Presented by Local Community Collective, this market offers 10+ local vendors on the beautiful lawn of Hotel Ella. Shop for your mom, yourself, and your babies from locally curated, modern brands as you sip $5 bevvies. The first 50 guests gain entry to a curated raffle prize, and featured brands include House of Medicinals, Austin Baby Collection, Alexa James Baby, The Onikas, Weather and Story, Slantt Studio, Awkward Austin, Frankie Jean, Mary Claret, Zoë Comings, Honest Cotton, and more.
    Sun., May 2, 11am-3pm  
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    Austin Flea

    Grab a tasty craft brew and shop local vendors.
    Sun., May 2, noon-5pm  
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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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    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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    Frida Friday ATX

    A lovely venue with plenty of shade, filled with tons of local vendors to shop, beer, food trucks, and live music.
    First Sundays, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Lost Pines Knife Show

    A family-friendly, custom knife show featuring dozens of Texas knifemakers. See live forging demos, watch a cut competition, or try your hand at tomahawk throwing. Stick around for the live music and food trucks. Help support Central Texas Food Bank by bringing two canned goods for $2 off an adult ticket.
    Sat., May 1, 9am-5pm; Sun., May 2, 9am-4pm. $10, adults; $5, kids 5-12; under 5, free.
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    Outdoor Reuse Market: Call for Vendors

    Are you a vendor who uses at least 50% reused or reclaimed materials in your handmade goods? Austin Creative Reuse is taking applications for their June 26-27 outdoor market.
    Deadline: May 15. $10.  
    Apply online
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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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    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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    Repeat Platelet Donors Get Special Gift

    Platelet donors at We Are Blood will receive a limited-edition "Donate Platelets Y'all" T-shirt when they donate twice in May. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    May 1-31. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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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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    Somebunny to Love

    Hop all over Domain NORTHSIDE to find Austin-inspired spring topiary bunnies, snap a pic, and share your photos on Instagram using #domainNORTHSIDE and geotagging Domain NORTHSIDE for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the store of your choice.
    Through May 3  
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    Speed Dating

    Meet up to 15 singles face-to-face in under two hours at this event presented by Mixmosa.
    Sun., May 2, 1-3pm  
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    Texas and the Road to the American Civil War

    Learn all about the path to the Civil War in Texas at this outdoor event on the Neill-Cochran lawn with speaker Andrew Torget, who will also sign his book Seeds of Empire.
    Sun., May 2, 2:30-4pm. $5.  
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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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