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    Stay Black & Live Juneteenth Festival

    The fourth annual fest on the theme "Austin Family Reunion" offers several days of programming, from community kickbacks, dance parties, cookouts, and live music to dynamic conversations with thought leaders, educators and public scholars. Grammy nominee SaulPaul, Grammy winner Pamela Dawson, James Beard honoree Michael T. Twitty, and Pulitzer winner Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed are just a few of the highlights of the weeklong festivities.
    June 12-19
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    Animal Advisory Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Mon., June 12, 6pm  
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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 Pizza

    We Are Blood teamed up with Mr. Gatti's to reward blood and platelet donors for a voucher good for a medium pizza.
    June 1-15
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Fall Registration Open

    Austin Community College is now registering for the fall semester, offering more than 100 programs including associate degrees, workforce certificates, and more. ACC offers free support and resources to students like tutoring, advising, and financial guidance. Classes start Aug. 21.
    Ongoing  
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    Free Monday Tango

    A delightful night of dance starts with an intro to authentic Argentine tango (no experience or partner needed) with Gustavo Simplis, and continues with two hours of social dancing with DJ G.
    Mondays, 6:30-10pm  
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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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    Ice Cream Social and Garden Show & Tell

    Get to know the Austin Organic Gardeners group and try some innovative ice creams, including some tasty plant-based varieties, and join the show & tell to talk about your plant babies.
    Mon., June 12. Free.  
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    Music Open Mic

    Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
    Mondays, 8-10pm  
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    Silent Book Club

    Everyone reads their own books at their own pace at this introvert happy hour.
    Mon., June 12, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
    Pinthouse Brewing, 2201 E. Ben White
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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 Opportunity: Call for Homestay Families

    Families are needed July 22-26 to host teen girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S. who'll be visiting Austin to learn about STEM careers. Background check required.
    Ongoing. Free.  
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    We Are Blood Giving Double Campaign

    Double your giving this month in one fell swoop: Blood and platelet donors at We Are Blood can choose either Central Texas Food Bank or Austin Humane Society as recipients of a $5 donation from WRB. As part of the campaign, they'll host blood drives at Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson, Thu., June 15, 11am-1:30pm) and at the Central Texas Food Bank (6500 Metropolis, Tue., June 20, 11am-2pm).
    June 1-30. Free.
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives

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