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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    2nd Street District Holiday Window Walk

    As you do your holiday shopping, take in the beautiful scenery created by Texas artists tasked with creating holiday-inspired art installations.
    Through Jan. 1  
    2nd Street District Downtown: West Second Street from Colorado to San Antonio and surrounding area
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    Adult Skate Night

    Leave the rugrats at home and enjoy the roller rink with other grownups.
    Tuesdays, 7-11pm; Saturdays, 9pm-midnight  
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    Archery Class

    Learn the centuries-old sport from USA Archery Certified Level 3 coach Chris Ching at the historic farm.
    Second & fourth Saturdays. $35-45.  
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    Austin Baptist Chapel Angel House Soup Kitchen

    The nonprofit org seeks men's clothing donations for its clients. Jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, and shoes are especially needed.
    Ongoing
    908 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Austin Ghost Tours

    Tickets sell out fast for these popular tours of the haunted historic farm.
    Thu.-Fri., Dec. 29-30. Tours at 7pm, doors at 6pm  
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    Blood Over Texas' Horror for the Holidays

    Find the perfect gift for all the dark souls in your life from hordes of unique local vendors. Attractions include killer performances, Evil Santa, a Krampus parade, an auction benefiting SAFE Alliance, and lots more creepy fun.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 26-27. $10 for weekend pass.  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts with oodles of Austin flair.
    Through Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Casa Marianella Seeks Assistance

    The nonprofit providing shelter and resources to asylum seekers needs volunteers for all kinds of tasks, including driving, sorting donations, and translating, and accepts donations daily 8am-6pm; see wish list for items needed.
    Ongoing
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    College Football Watch Party

    Enjoy $1 wings and $2 Tecates during the game.
    Saturdays, 3-6pm
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    Donate Blood, Treat Yourself to Torchy's Tacos

    Treat yo'self to a damn good taco when you donate with We Are Blood.
    Nov. 15-30  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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    Donate to Hands for Hope

    Donate now to help nonprofit El Buen Samaritano meet its $450,000 goal, which goes toward holiday meal kits, a food pantry, baby formula, services, and other assistance for Central Texans in need.
    Ongoing  
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    Escape the Box

    Explore the hidden side of Austin with an event billed as "an escape room, but outdoors, with time travel." Guests will explore an iconic neighborhood, solve puzzles, and take memorable photos. Book online or call 512/633-9356.
    Saturdays, 11am. $35/person; $15/person 10 and under.  
    South Congress/East Austin
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    Flat Creek Estate Holiday Shopping Spree

    Enjoy a day of holiday shopping, live music, photos with Santa Claus, s'mores and cocoa, and of course, wine!
    Sat., Nov. 26, 11am-5pm  
    Flat Creek Estate, 24912 Travis Peak Trail, Marble Falls
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    A quiz covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, from science to sports, from the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul.
    Sat., Nov. 26, 2-4pm. Free.  
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    German-Texan Christmas Market

    Get into the spirit at a traditional German market offering items imported from the Erzgebirge, an East German region that is internationally known for its Christmas customs, and sip their famous German Glühwein (hot spiced wine) as St. Nick passes out gifts and kiddos partake in activities. ​Become a member for exclusive access before the public market.: ​: ​
    Sat., Dec. 3, 10am-5pm. Members-only: Sat., Nov. 26, 10am-4pm; Thu., Dec. 1, 11am-5pm  
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    Glass Ornaments Art Workshop

    Learn glass fusion techniques to create two custom ornaments that will be kiln-fired, then pick up your creations the following week and trim the tree! Great for the whole family, ages 8 to adults.
    Sat., Nov. 26, 4-5:30pm. $45.  
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    Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink

    Find it between the Bee Cave Public Library and the Hill Country Galleria lawn.
    Through Jan. 2. $15 to skate; reservations encouraged.
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    Holiday Arts Market

    Hill Country Galleria transforms the Central Plaza into a holiday market with artisan vendors, seasonal cheer, holiday performances, glittering lights, and family fun.
    Fri.-Sat., 11am-6pm, through Dec. 24. Free admission & parking.
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    Holiday Reuse Market Days

    Austin Creative Reuse has gathered so many cool creators they have to spread the market over two weekends, with over 90 vendors offering their handmade wares.
    Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4. Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm  
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    Ice Rodeo by Four Seasons

    The luxury hotel offers an ice skating rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake, chic "cabins" to gather in and enjoy s'mores or a glass of vino, and stunning holiday art installations and decor.
    Through Jan. 8. $35/hour to skate; $300 and up for cabins.  
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    Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar

    The gallery will be filled floor to ceiling with handmade fine arts and crafts from local artists, artisans, crafters, and makers. Plus, paint a ceramic holiday ornament on Saturdays, 1-4pm, ready for pickup in one to two weeks ($10).
    Through Dec. 23. Mon.-Fri., 1-6pm; Sat., noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Karaoke With Katelynn & Dustin

    Belt out some tunes with K&D.
    Sat., Nov. 26, 9pm. Free; 21 and up.  
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    Mozart's Holiday Light Show

    What's already a great view on the lake becomes even better with a spectacular light show, complemented by hot cocoa and tasty treats.
    Through Jan. 6  
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    North Loop Pop Up Market

    Shop local on Small Business Saturday at a market with vintage, jewelry, plants, art, food, and more.
    Sat., Nov. 26, 10am-4pm. Free.
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    Platelet Donors Urgently Needed

    A growing community means a growing need for platelets, which are a crucial component of blood used for cancer patients, people with traumatic injuries, and pediatric transplant patients. In an effort to ramp up platelet donations, We Are Blood launched “Power Up,” a program that awards donors who donate five times by Nov. 30. Donors can choose one of four exclusive prizes: an embroidered windbreaker, Alamo movie passes, a tote, or backpack. Schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Sale of FMA, Dr. Lamia Kadir Resignation

    Family Medicine Austin was sold by Dr. Lamia Kadir in early 2022. Effective December 1, 2022, Dr. Kadir will no longer be practicing at FMA. If you are a patient and would like to transfer your care to another doctor or clinic, fill out a medical record release and forward it to FMA. Keep in touch with Dr. Kadir at drlamiakadir.com.
    Effective Dec. 1
    Family Medicine Austin, 6633 Hwy. 290 E. #300
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    Santa on the Terrace

    Get free family photos with jolly ol' St. Nick in his signature sleigh with the iconic skyline background thanks to H-E-B and shop a holiday market. Young'uns can hear a story from Mrs. Claus and ride the Kiddie Express train. Plus live music, food trucks, and lots more!
    Sat., Nov. 26, noon-4pm. Free.  
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    Shop Small Saturday Holiday Market

    Circus training center Sky Candy hosts a fab market with 15 local vendors, plus fun photo booths and intro classes all day. Get $15 off your first class with the code TRYTHESKY, and RSVP online to be entered in a raffle for a prize pack that includes classes and vendor goods.
    Sat., Nov. 26, 11am-5pm. Free.
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    Small Business Saturday Market

    Enjoy live music, a photo booth, food trucks, locally crafted beer, and 45+ amazing ATX local vendors.
    Sat., Nov. 26, noon-6pm. Free.  
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    The Annual Great Pumpkin Haul

    Pumpkins are the fave fall food for the residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. If you've got a hoard of gourds, check CTPR's website for a list of places to donate and guidelines for what is pleasing to the pigs' palates. They could also use some extra hands to transport all the donations.
    Through Dec. 17
    Various locations
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    The Front Market Fall Season

    The Front Market showcases women and LGBTQ+ creatives, designers, makers and artists from the Texas South, and they'll have new lineups each weekend.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 12-13, 18-19, and 25-26; Sat.-Sun., Dec. 3-4; open 11am-5pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    Volunteer With Meals on Wheels Central Texas

    The season of giving is a great time to get involved with Meals on Wheels, and donating just an hour a week makes a huge difference to the homebound older adults served by the org. Volunteers deliver more than a meal; they also bring warm smiles and much-needed safety checks. Apply online and get signed up for a Zoom training to get started.
    Ongoing  
    Apply online

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