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    1800s Mother's Day

    Being a mother is a tough and important job, and you can see how Texas women did it in a Mother’s Day Homes Tour at the historic farm. Crafts to make Mom a gift for her special day will be offered for children, as will special walking tours of the popular "Girls of Grit" program about women in Texas history. A Mother’s Day tea takes place in the historic Wessels dance hall at 11am both days, with limited seating.
    Sat.-Sun., May 8-9. $10 admission; free for moms; $5 for tea service.  
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    Mother's Day Tea Party

    Here's the Neill-Cochran House's special Sunday Funday to celebrate mothers. You can wear your best tea party hat/attire and prepare the fixins for a tea party in Mom’s honor. Craft a special placemat, construct bright paper flowers and napkin rings, with all the necessary supplies and assistance from the helpful museum staff. Ah, this might be the perfect event for daughters and their moms – and fun for the entire family.
    Sun., May 9, 1-4pm. $8.
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    Paddle for Puppies

    A fundraiser for Austin Pets Alive! presented by Austin Subaru. This year it's spread out over three days to accommodate everyone who wants to canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for the cause.
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9  
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    Virtual Kitten Shower

    It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
    • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
    • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
    • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
    • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
    May 6-13  
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    Austin Flea

    Shop handmade, vintage, and local goods, and grab a slice and an award-winning brew.
    Second Sundays  
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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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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    Hyde Park Bar & Grill

    Featuring extended brunch menu and $3 drink specials.
    Sun., May 9, 11am-3pm  
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    Mother's Day & Mimosas

    Book an hour of axe-throwing and everyone gets a mimosa on the house; moms get two!
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9  
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    Mother's Day at Diamonds Direct

    After a challenging year, it's time to celebrate the person who got us through it all: Mom. Join: Diamonds Direct as they say “cheers” to the moms this Mother’s Day! The Austin jeweler has curated an: exceptional collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry that is meaningful and affordable for any budget, from: stackable rings to earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more. View the curated gift guide online then visit the Domain showroom; virtual appointments, curbside pickup, and private appointments are available.
    May 5-9  
    Diamonds Direct, 11104 Domain Dr.
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    Mother's Day at Eureka!

    Treat Mom to a $30 prix fixe menu including appetizer, entree, and a Mommy’s on a Break cocktail: a refreshing blend of tequila, blood orange, yuzu, Grand Poppy amaro, rosemary, and lemon.
    Prix fixe: May 7-10; cocktail available May 5-11  
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    Mother's Day at High 5

    Give Mom the gift of family time with a day at the lanes. Moms bowl free with a purchase of one all-access pass, and all moms get a free dessert.
    Sun., May 9, 11am-9pm  
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    Mother's Day at Pinballz

    Treat fun-loving moms to MOMosa buckets and brunch specials and enter the Mother’s Day giveaway on social media.
    Sun., May 9  
    Austin-area Pinballz Arcades
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    Mother's Day Special at Indigo Play

    Kids can enjoy the playscape while moms sip complimentary mimosas and take a turn in a soothing massage chair.
    Sun., May 9, 11am-6pm. $8.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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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 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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    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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    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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