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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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    Ancestral Memory Jug Display

    See jugs made by 16 Bastrop Freedom Colony descendants in honor of family members who survived plantation slavery to build thriving black educational, cultural, and religious institutions for the generations to come in Central Texas.
    June 15-19, 11am-3pm. Free.
    Bastrop Co. African American Cultural Center, 1303 Pine St., Bastrop
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    APH Vaccination Event

    Get free COVID-19 vaccines with no proof of citizenship or insurance required.
    Fri., June 16, 10am-1pm  
    Mexican Consulate, 5202 E. Ben White #150
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    Austin International Folk Dancers

    Join the group for folk dancing with no partner required, with local band Homegrown playing live.
    Fri., June 16, 7pm. $5.
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    Black West Austin Driving Tour

    Join Neill-Cochran House Museum for a tour of West Austin African American history beginning at the museum and winding through historic sites of Wheatville and Clarksville, two of the original fifteen freedman communities established in Austin after the end of the Civil War. The tour includes access to videos for each stop that explore the history of the site and create connections between the past and present.
    June 14-25  
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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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    Elevating the Austin Juneteenth

    The Overton family, who have long standing in this community and are directly linked to the recognition of Juneteenth for generations, continue to elevate its celebration by inviting the public to their event. Many civil rights, church, and political leaders will be present.
    Fri., June 16, 6-9pm. Free.
    1701 E. 21st
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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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    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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    Go Skateboarding Day

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a day of competitions, games, and more.
    Fri., June 16, 5-10pm  
    Brushy Creek Skate Park, 2310 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park
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    Hotel ZaZa X Kendra Scott Summer Series

    Enjoy Friday summer evenings by the pool with sips, snacks, live music, and a specially curated Kendra Scott shopping experience.
    Fri., June 16 & July 21, 4-7pm. 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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    Travis County Democratic Party Office Hours

    Hop online to ask TCDP all your burning questions about organizing and tech support.
    Fri., June 16, noon-1pm  
    Online via Zoom
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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 Away Coolest T-Shirt In Town

    You know what else is cool? Helping the community through blood and platelet donations. Find a center or drive online or call 512/206-1266.
    June 16-30. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers & mobile drives
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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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