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    Becoming Leslie: Fundraiser Screening (2020)

    This screening of the doc on Austin's iconic activist doubles as a celebration of what would've been his 72nd birthday as well as a fundraiser for The Challenger, a newspaper giving a voice, income, and dignity to unhoused neighbors. Funds raised will go toward expanding the reach of the newspaper, and donations are welcome online if you can't make it to the event.
    Thu., June 22, 8:45pm. $15-30.  
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      The Drag Hosts Release Party for “Lady Bird” Podcast

      The Drag is celebrating the release of the Lady Bird podcast, a 12-part exploration of the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson. The morning will include a listening session followed by a Q&A with the podcast team. Podcast host Jade Emerson and associate producer Carly Rose will participate in the Q&A alongside The Drag founder and executive producer, Robert Quigley . The event will also include a panel of special guests who knew and worked with Lady Bird, including a special appearance from Luci Baines Johnson, Lady Bird’s daughter.
      Thu., June 22, 10am  
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      AISD Public Hearing/Regular Voting Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Thu., June 22, 6pm  
      Broadcast on aisd.tv
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      Arts Alive

      Meet four local artists and watch them paint live art and discuss what books and media they find inspiration from. There will also be a crafts table where you can create your own abstract painting.
      Thu., June 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.
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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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      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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      Harry Potter Trivia Series

      Qwizards quiz HP fans over a different book each month with content split by difficulty level.
      May 11 & 18; June 8 & 22. $8.
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      Howler Brothers Warehouse Sale

      The local apparel and outerwear shop offers its largest sale to date, with a bounty of goods from the Howler Brothers’ minds of years past at up to 70% off! Take your pick of heavily discounted merchandise alongside rare finds from special collections and unreleased samples.
      June 22-25
      Howler Brothers, 7301 Burnet Rd.
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      Living a Meaningful Life

      Join to learn specific advice from Buddha on making sure we do not waste our life on meaningless things.
      Thursdays through June 22, 7pm. $12.  
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      Pollinator Pride

      Celebrate Pride Month and Pollinator Week with the library. Events include making upcycled starter pots, Pollinator Pride Zine Night, guest speakers from the city's Office of Sustainability and Two Hives Honey, seed bombs and stories, and making your own pollinator starter garden with supplies from the Seed Collection.
      Through June 24. Free.  
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      Pride Night Market

      Eastside Pop Up and the Little Gay Shop collab for a market starring 18 LGBTQIA+ local artists, makers, and vintage collectors, with groovy tunes by Queer Vinyl Co. to set the mood.
      Thu., June 22, 6-10pm. Free.  
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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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      Stop the Bleed

      Learn how to control life-threatening bleeding as a bystander, with a course designed to teach tourniquet application, direct pressure, and wound packing.
      Thu., June 22, 9:30am-noon. Free.
      St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, 2400 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock
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      Take My Hand

      Swing by the Carpenter Coffee Bar for a palm reading by Sister Palm.
      Thu., June 22 & 29, 6-9pm. $40.  
      Carpenter Hotel, 400 Josephine
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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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      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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