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    Butterfly Bluegrass Jam

    Bluegrass fans can either come to enjoy the music or bring an instrument and jam with the group.
    Third Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Free.  
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    Clear the Shelters

    Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
    Through Sept. 19
    Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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    Negroni Week

    Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
    Through Sept. 19  
    Various locations
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    Shoal Creek Social

    Celebrate the beauty of Shoal Creek with two weeks of fun and education, including a fundraiser, hangouts, and a scavenger hunt. Hangouts are scheduled for Saturdays, 9am-1pm, at Duncan Park and Northwest District Park, and will include lots of family fun like games and tours. Throughout the social, contribute to help reach the $25k fundraising goal, and learn about the area by finding items on the scavenger hunt like flora & fauna, structures, and natural features.
    Sept. 1-15  
    Shoal Creek Trail
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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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    Cenote Open Mic

    Got a song or two, a story to tell, or a joke you want to try on someone other than your S.O.? Cenote's Black Lodge is the perfect place to hop on the mic, and you might just discover the next big thing. Call ahead to confirm it's still on before heading out.
    Wednesdays, 6-8:45pm; sign up starts at 5:45  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Car Wash

    Blood and platelet donors get a special bonus this month: a free Lucy's Express Wash from Arbor Car Wash. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Epilepsy Support Group

    Listen to the experiences of other people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Tuesdays are for family group, and Wednesday is for adults.
    Second Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    Museum of Ice Cream

    Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
    Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? 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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    Pub Quiz at Baker Street

    Triviaficionados are welcome to join this COVID-cautious quiz to compete for prizes.
    Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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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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    Virtual Pediatrician Meet & Greet

    Choosing a pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. Meet your child’s new pediatrician at one of Baylor Scott & White's virtual meet-and-greet events.
    Wed., Sept. 15, 5:30pm. Free.  
    Via Zoom with Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Georgetown West
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    Windsor Park Climate Conversation

    This month's guest is U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who'll answer questions about climate-related bills filed in Congress. Hosted by the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association's Climate Committee.
    Wed., Sept. 15, 7pm. Free.  
    Livestreamed

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