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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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    AISD Board Regular Voting Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., April 27, 6pm  
    Broadcast on aisd.tv
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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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    Blue Action Block Walks & Phone Banking

    Area Democrats wanting to get involved are welcome to join Blue Action to help get out the vote for the May 6 election.
    Ongoing
    Various locations
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    DNA Sequencing for Mycology

    Molecular biologist Mandie Quark gives a creative and engaging presentation about DNA sequencing of fungi.
    Thu., April 27, 7:30pm. Free, but registration required.  
    Online or at Uptown Marq, 3320 Harmon
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Short Stack From IHOP

    Get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes when you donate blood during the last half of April.
    April 16-30  
    We Are Blood donation centers and mobile drives
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    Downtown Austin Alliance Seeks Community Input

    The Downtown Austin Alliance, Old Bakery and Artisan Emporium, city of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, and Austin Parks Foundation are partnering to transform Old Bakery Park through public artwork and other space enhancements. Giving your feedback on the project can make you eligible to win a $50 gift card to a Downtown business, so log on to get more info and complete the survey.
    Ongoing  
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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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    John Slatin AccessU

    AccessU is the No. 1 training conference in accessible digital design and is trusted by professionals nationwide. Whether you’re a designer, code slinger, researcher, manager, or any other role, AccessU is the best way to deepen your learning, strengthen your skills, and expand your network. Attend in person or online, and consider volunteering: the conference seeks volunteers for the help desk, AV/tech support, and session moderators. Volunteers are encouraged to apply by May 1, but may do so through May 8.
    Tue.-Fri., May 9-12. Get full schedule of conference and after-hours events online. $445-895.  
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    Modern Buddhism: Guarding the Mind

    Learn to control negative thoughts with Kadampa Meditation Center's Noreen Flack, who will share Buddha's wisdom and advice.
    Thursdays in April, 7-8:15pm. $12; $6 for seniors/students.  
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    NFL Draft Day Specials

    For three days, Pluckers will offer a certain food or drink special to anyone making correct draft picks.
    April 27-29
    Austin Pluckers Wing Bar locations
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    Small Batch Trivia From Geeks Who Drink

    Join a short & sweet trivia game with five rounds of five questions each, including audio and visual elements.
    Thursdays, 7pm. Free.  
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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 Brewfest: Halfway to Halloween!

    The Pinballz BrewFest is back and they're celebrating Spring with a spooky twist! Pinballz will host 30+ of the hottest breweries in Austin, giveaways and swag, as well as complimentary tastings with the purchase of a $15 wristband.
    Thu., April 27, 7-10pm. $15.  
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    State & Local Town Hall

    State Rep. Lulu Flores and District 2 City Council Member Vanessa Fuentes present a town hall with food, drinks, interpretation services, city department reps, and more, where you can make your voice heard.
    Thu., April 27, noon. Free, but RSVP encouraged.  
    The Union at Easton Park, 7604 Solari
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    Stellar Stargazing

    To celebrate Global Astronomy Month and declare their love for the sun and stars, Otopia partners with UT Austin's Department of Astronomy for an educational and fun stargazing experience.
    Thu., April 27, 8-10pm. Free.
    Otopia Rooftop, 1901 San Antonio St. #1100
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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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    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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    Why Men Grieve Differently and How to Support Them

    AARP presents an informative webinar.
    Thu., April 27, 10:30am. Free, but registration required.  
    Online via Zoom

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