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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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    AAC Adoption Event

    It's a day of hogs and dogs as Austin Animal Center brings adoptable best friends to the dealership.
    Sat., April 8, noon-5pm  
    Cowboy Harley-Davidson, 10917 S. I-35
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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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    APH Vaccination & Health Screening Event With Visa Gift Cards

    Get a free COVID-19 vaccine with an added bonus of a $50 Visa gift card, plus a variety of screenings in honor of National Public Health Week. No proof of citizenship or insurance required. Find it at South Austin Neighborhood Center Thursday and Gus Garcia Saturday.
    Thu., April 6, 6-8pm; Sat., April 8, 11am-2pm  
    South Austin Neighborhood Center, 2508 Durwood; Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg
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    Austin Flea

    Two chances to catch the market this weekend: Saturday at Zilker Brewing and Sunday at Jester King.
    Sat., April 8, 1-6pm; Sun., April 9, 11am-5pm
    Zilker Brewing, 1701 E. Sixth; Jester King Brewery, 13187 Fitzhugh
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    Austin Herb Society Plant Sale & Garden Expo

    Shop for organic herb, vegetable, and native plants at great prices, plus herbal tinctures, teas, crafts, aromatherapy products, and more. Educational workshops on a variety of herbs and their benefits will be offered, as well as crafts for kids and lots more herbaceous fun.
    Sat., April 8, 9:30am-2pm. Free with garden admission.
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    Austin Parks & Rec Summer Camps Now Hiring

    Multiple positions at a variety of camps are currently hiring for the summer, starting at $20 an hour.
    Ongoing  
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    Create With Canva

    Learn how to use the free design service Canva to create planners, to-do lists, résumés, and more, with each workshop focusing on a different aspect of Canva. Refreshments and a few laptops for attendee use will be provided.
    Second Saturdays through June 10, 1-3pm  
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    Dark Side of the Moon: A Yoga Tribute

    To celebrate Pink Floyd's masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon turning 50, join a meditative yoga flow and light show choreographed to the music.
    Sat., April 8, 8pm. $35.
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    Donate Blood, Get Torchy's Voucher

    We Are Blood partners with Austin fave Torchy's Tacos to reward blood donors with $5 in Torchy's bucks, which can get you one of many delicious tacos or other treats on their menu.
    April 1-15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Doom Metal Goat Yoga

    Jester King partners with Oak + Lotus Yoga for sessions where you can sink into doomy and melodic sounds while being guided through a yoga session surrounded by JK's glorious goat herd. Bring forth the beasts!
    March 4-May 27. Saturdays, 10am. $25.  
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Certified volunteers offer free tax prep from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, with service by appointment and walk-ins welcome at many sites. No age or income level restrictions, and no AARP membership required.
    Through April 18. Free.  
    Various locations
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    Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

    This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
    Ongoing
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    Good Deeds Day With GoodPop

    Join a cleanup event benefiting Keep Austin Beautiful, followed by a celebration at Lustre Pearl East. If you can't make it in person, sign up for info on volunteering from home.
    Register by April 9; event takes place April 16, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Waterloo and Givens Park
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    Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series

    Austin City Limits Radio hosts a seven-week music series featuring local faves like Bob Schneider, Rosie Flores, Two Tons of Steel, and more. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy music on the lawn, as well as dining options like Buenos Aires Cafe, Cafe Blue, and the League Kitchen & Tavern.
    Saturdays through May 6, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Inaugural hAmaro Fest

    Celebrate International Romani Day and experience the beauty of the music, dance, food, and culture of the Romani.
    Sat., April 8, 3:30-8:30pm. Free.  
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    Love Where You Live Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful developed this event to invite Austinites to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods. Pick up some litter, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves; it’s up to you! Check out the website for details on cleanup kit registration and social media giveaways.
    Second Saturdays, 9-11am  
    Citywide
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    Move With Weeds

    ​Join urban ecologist and artist Chris Kennedy for a guided walk and movement workshop exploring the naturally occurring urban plant communities.
    Sat., April 8. Sliding scale donation.  
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    SomeBunny to Love

    Hop through the Domain NORTHSIDE to get chummy with the blossoming bunny topiaries sprouting up throughout the center, and share a photo on Instagram to be entered to win a $500 shopping spree.
    Through April 30  
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    Spring on the Prairie

    Celebrate spring with games and activities from 1800s Texas, including natural dyeing of cloth and Easter eggs, instruction in the language of flowers, making lemonade and hot cross buns, and an activity where visitors can make paper pinwheels that were popular during the 19th century in Texas. Plus, check out a fascinating new exhibit on ladies' parasols from the 1800s.
    Sat., April 8, 10am-4pm  
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    Texas Mushroom Conference

    A full day of speakers, walk-throughs, and mushroom snacks and supplements that will expand your awareness of all the benefits fungi contribute to health, wellness, and the environment. A portion of proceeds will got to UT-Austin's Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy.
    Sat., April 8, 1-6pm. $35-100.  
    Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto
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    Texas State Parks Photo Contest

    Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
    Deadline: Nov. 27  
    Submit online
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    Texas VegFest

    Celebrate compassionate cuisine and the bounty and beauty of spring at this free, family-friendly fest with vegan cooking demonstrations, music, lectures, activities, samples, and lots more. Just a small sample of the participants: vegan faves Mr. Natural, Bananarchy, Zucchini Kill; educators Mad Science, who bring a veggie catapult; mushroom enthusiasts Central Texas Mycological Society; plant-based market Wandering Vegan; pig protectors Central Texas Pig Rescue ... we could go on! Don't miss this plant-based party.
    Sat., April 8, 11am-6pm  
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    The Amazing Acro-Cats

    A troupe of trained housecats will purr-form feats of agility and entertainment like riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and playing instruments in the band Tuna and the Rock-Cats. All shows are sold out, but they still seek volunteers, which is a great chance to see the show and help the kitties of Rock Cats Rescue.
    Various dates April 3-14  
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    What's the Point?

    Learn to live with purpose at a workshop exploring Buddha's advice for living in a meaningful way.
    Sat., April 8, 10am. $20; $10 for seniors & students.  
    Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 1918 Bissel

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