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    Hot Luck Fest

    Local celebrity chef and James Beard award winner Aaron Franklin's Hot Luck Festival is back, with four days of food and music over Memorial Day weekend benefiting the Southern Smoke Foundation, which supports hospitality industry workers. Dozens of chefs from Texas and beyond will offer their culinary delights, and live music will be offered at Mohawk each night.
    Thu.-Sun., May 25-28. Individual tickets and "Whole Enchilada" passes available.  
    Various locations
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      A Day of Hope Caregiver Conference

      Join the Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter and Capital Area Parkinson's Society for a special in-person caregiver conference. Dr. Robin Hilsabeck with the University of Texas will be the keynote speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and raffles will take place throughout the day. The first 50 people to register will receive double the amount of raffle tickets, so sign up early!
      Thu., May 25, 9am-3pm. Free.  
      Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart
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      Austin Bat Cave Presents: Story Department

      Hear true stories told in 10 minutes or less, featuring a lineup of talented writers, artists, and storytellers. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland.
      Thu., May 25, 7pm. Free.  
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      Austin Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Wanted!

      Habitat is looking for folks ages 18 and up to assist in building six new homes in Northeast Austin. You'll learn new skills, do something great for the community, and maybe get a free T-shirt.
      Ongoing
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar's May Market

      We always shop Blue Genie Art Bazaar during the winter holiday season, but we don't have to wait seven more months! At this spring market, see the work of more than 100 regional artisans and craftspeople and pick up gifts for Mother's or Father's Day, graduation, weddings, or any other spring/summer occasion. Raffles, samples, and demos will be offered throughout the show.
      Through May 29. Fri.-Sun. (and Memorial Day), 10am-8pm. Free.
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      Blue Star Museums

      The Bullock Museum is part of a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, which means active duty military members and their families get free exhibit admission all summer, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.
      May 20-Sept. 4  
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      Donate Blood, Get Free Queso

      We Are Blood partners with Kerbey Lane to reward blood donors with a free queso voucher.
      May 15-31. Free.  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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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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      Johnston High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial

      Speakers include former Texas Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos and JHS alumnus Constable George Morales, and a ceremony will honor Johnston students who died as a result of their military service during the Vietnam conflict.
      Thu., May 25, 2-5pm. Free.
      Johnston High School (LASA) Campus Cafeteria, 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd.
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      National Stop the Bleed Awareness Day

      Learn how to control life-threatening bleeding as a bystander at a course covering tourniquets, applying pressure, and packing wounds.
      Thu., May 25, 3-5pm. Free.
      2400 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock
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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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      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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      The Power of Personal Responsibility

      How can personal responsibility unleash your own personal power? How is your power blocked by your approach to life? Find out at this seminar.
      Thu., May 25, 1pm. $10.  
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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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