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    Decompress Fest

    Come one, come all to allgo's seventh annual community healing fair, welcoming QTBIPOC folks and allies for free food, music, and fun! Connect with community wellness resources, shop the Frida Friday market, and attend free workshops including a cumbia dance class, a drag storytime, sound bath, and screening of documentary short "And We Rest on Giants" by Kevin Anderson.
    Sun., July 9, noon-4pm. Free.  
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    Jurassic Quest

    Jurassic Quest provides roaring fun for dino enthusiasts with life-size dinosaur models, fossil digs, and rideable dinosaurs. Leave the summer heat of Austin and enter the Jurassic era.
    Fri.-Sun., July 7-9
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    RTX Austin

    The world's greatest internet, animation, comedy, gaming, and podcasting convention returns with three action-packed days of panels, live gaming experiences, meet & greets with special guests, parties, and lots more.
    Fri.-Sun., July 7-9. $55-1,500.  
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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    Blue Action Democrats North Austin Monthly Meeting

    Join in for some Turn Texas Blue margaritas and talking Democratic activism.
    Second Sundays, 2-4pm. 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 a Free Taco

    We Are Blood teams up with Rudy's BBQ to offer blood and platelet donors a voucher for a free breakfast taco.
    July 1-15. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Dungeons & Dragons Night

    Pinballz offers themed rooms, tavern music, an interactive drink menu, and more to help immerse you in the campaign experience.
    Sundays, 6pm-close  
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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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    Guided Breathwork & Journaling

    Weekly guided breathwork sessions incorporate lunar and solar cycles, card readings, Kundalini, journaling, and more, and are led by Margaret, who has studied around the world and is a trained midwife, birth & postpartum doula, Reiki master, registered yoga teacher, and kinesiologist.
    Sundays, 7:30pm. Donations appreciated.  
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    Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteers Welcome

    Home improvement donation and resale shop Habitat ReStore is a cool place to find treasure and make friends. Volunteers enjoy setting up displays, arranging merch, receiving donations, and keeping everything organized.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Locations in South & North Austin and San Marcos
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    Inner Diva Studios Annual Boat Party

    Enjoy food, adult libations, sun, and music on a double-decker boat at Lake Travis.
    Sun., July 9, 3-7pm. $50.  
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    Meditations for World Peace

    Resident Teacher Noreen Flack guides quiet morning meditation classes exploring Buddha’s advice for developing inner peace.
    Sundays, 11am. $12.
    Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 1918 Bissel
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    O. Henry Museum: Lone Star Limericks

    The O. Henry Museum presents an open call to writers to submit original limericks that pertain to Austin or Texas – your fave (or least favorite) person, city, animal, allergen, etc. – via the online form as a video, image, or text through July 22, to be judged by the public through July 31.
    Through July 22; winners notified Aug. 1. Free.  
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    Path Wellness Workshop: Learning to Love Your Voice

    This course is designed to empower you with the understanding, healthy practices, and confidence necessary to sing. Beginning with the mechanics of breath and sound, participants can anticipate group practice and personal reflection.
    Sun., July 9, 1-3pm. $90.
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    Plant Swap Hosted by Vista Brewing

    Join fellow plant nerds for a plant swap and brunch. Anything goes, as long as it's healthy: houseplants, veggies, seeds, cuttings, flowers, and succulents. If possible, label the plant with its name and care instructions. Plus, check out a pop-up shop by Secondhand Scraps with reclaimed wood products, including plant propagation stations for your current or new plant babies!
    Sun., July 9, 11am-1pm. Free.  
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    Put a Bird on It: International Owl Day Tattoo Contest

    In celebration of International Owl Day (Aug. 4), Blue Owl Brewing has partnered up with the Travis Audubon Society for a contest that could win you a free tattoo at Austin Tattoo Company. Submit photos of your owl ink through July 28 to be entered in a slideshow for Owl Day, where the winner will be announced.
    Contest runs through July 28; event is Fri., Aug. 4, 7pm. Free.  
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    Tales on the Trail: Protecting & Restoring Austin Waterways

    Join Forklift Danceworks choreographers and Austin’s Watershed Protection Department to discuss the: importance of protecting and restoring Austin waterways, including the major impacts of pet waste disposal.
    Sun., July 9, 9am
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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 Creek Open Mic

    See comedians try out their newest material, and if you'd like to sign up, send your full name to [email protected].
    Sundays, 8pm. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door.  

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