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General Events for Mon., Oct. 4
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    "Rewriting Architecture" Lecture

    Join UT's School of Architecture for a livestreamed lecture by New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman.
    Mon., Oct. 4, 12:30pm. Free.  
    Online
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    AHS Paws and Pours

    Grab a passport and find your purr-fect pour as you taste your way around town at participating venues offering wine, free flights, and other paw-some specials with proceeds going to Austin Humane Society.
    Oct. 1-31. $40.  
    Multiple locations
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Startup Week

    Four days of celebrating startups and the people and organizations that make them happen. Participate in workshops, hear speakers, and network with other startup folks.
    Oct. 4-7. Free.  
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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 an Egg Burger

    P. Terry's teams up with We Are Blood to reward blood and platelet donors with a voucher for a free egg burger while supplies last. Appointments required; call or schedule online.
    Through Oct. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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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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    Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers

    Austin Habitat for Humanity is seeking individual volunteers age 18 and up for seven new homes being built in Northeast Austin. Sign up online, and email volservices@ahfh.org with questions.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Hays County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    The annual plant sale is online and in-person this year, with the sale website open Oct. 4-12 and pickup available at two locations. Shop seedlings and transplants of Texas Superstars, Texas native and adapted perennials, grasses, shrubs, and succulents.
    Pickup: Sat., Oct. 9, Kyle Public Library; Wed., Oct. 13, Dripping Springs Farmers Market
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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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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    Riverbat Paddle Battle

    This kayak race on Lady Bird Lake supports the Austin Community College Foundation, and due to COVID-19 has shifted to a virtual format for everyone's health and safety. This means you can paddle at your own pace and time it yourself, then submit your time by Oct. 25 for a chance to win a prize pack. There are three course options: 1-mile novice, 2-mile intermediate, and a 500-yard for kids. Registration for the race gets you a rowing pass valid for six months, a T-shirt, and a swag bag, and it benefits ACC.
    Sept. 25-Oct. 25. $25-45.  
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    Thank You: A Service Industry Appreciation Party

    Ranch Rider Spirits presents an evening of gratitude for the overworked and underappreciated members of the hospitality industry, with massages, IVs and B-12 shots, CBD gift bags from Redeemer Small Batch, and live music.
    Mon., Oct. 4, 6-10pm. 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 APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
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    YBP Volunteer Workshop

    Volunteer to work on refurbishing bikes for Yellow Bike Project's donation stream and learn bike mechanic skills for your knowledge base or for your “Earn-a-Bike” checklist. Check the reservation schedule for available times.
    Second & fourth Tuesdays and every other Monday, 6-9pm  

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