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    Donate Blood, Get Ice Cream

    “Pint for Pint” is back! We Are Blood teams up with Blue Bell Creameries to give donors a voucher for a free pint of ice cream. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Aug. 1-14  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Forensics and True Crime Presentation

    Forensic psychologist and true crime author Frank Weber will speak about forensics and what they get wrong on TV shows and movies, and even demonstrate a lie detector test. Catch him at Oskar Blues Thursday and Austin Beerworks on Monday.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 3-8pm; Mon., Aug. 9, 6-9pm. Free.  
    Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric; Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace
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    "Dating to Get Married" Singles Happy Hour

    Ready to meet your lobster? Get a free drink and get social at this happy hour designed for singles who are looking to do more than mingle.
    Thu., Aug. 5, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    Austin Hounds Calendar Contest

    To help reach the fundraising goal of $10,000 for nonprofit Hound Rescue, Dog Days Photography is holding a calendar contest with a $10 entry fee and vote cost of $1 each. Thirteen lucky puppers will appear in the calendar, and each week will feature mini contests with winning dogs receiving prizes from sponsor businesses. Contest opens at 7am Mon., July 12; get more deets and enter online.
    July 12-Aug. 23. $10 donation.  
    Online
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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Sept. 5  
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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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    Call for Projects: Experiments in Art and Science

    Do you enjoy experimenting with art and/or science? For Collection Rert's open call show they are seeking artists and scientists, from novice to professional, who want to follow their curiosity and document their discoveries. No matter what you're curious about, they welcome the sharable evidence of your experiments. Email collectionrert@gmail.com.
    Submit intent ASAP for projects due by Aug. 12; show opens Sat., Aug. 14. Free.  
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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    Donate Blood, Enter to Win Graphics Card

    Donate blood or platelets this month to be entered in a drawing to win a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card, a hard-to-find and valuable item. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Aug. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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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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    Hotel Vegas & The Volstead 10.5th Anniversary Weekend

    To make up for lost time, they're celebrating with happy hours, DJs, live music, comedy, vendors, specials, giveaways, and live screenprinting. First 110 guests get a free T-shirt.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 5-7  
    Hotel Vegas & The Volstead, 1502 E. Sixth
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    Support Group for Military Women

    Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
    Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    The Drop-In

    Presented by ACL Radio & Long Center and driven by Austin Subaru, the Drop-In keeps the music going all summer long by showcasing a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists, with select dates programmed in partnership with Black Fret. Stay tuned to Long Center & ACL Radio socials on Fridays to learn which artist is performing that week.
    Thursdays, 8pm (doors at 6:30). Free, but RSVP.  
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  

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