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    ​Sunken Garden Rising With Harvé Franks

    Harvé Franks, horticultural specialist at the Carver Museum and the first Black master gardener in Travis County, will share her story of growing up at her grandparents’ farm in the historic St. John Freedmen’s Colony and their farm-to-table cafe on Airport Boulevard called Ruby’s Kitchen, as well as a project called the Sunken Garden that transformed a decommissioned pool at Carver. Bring seeds and plants to swap afterward if you wish.
    Mon., July 10, 6:30pm. Free; membership encouraged.
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    Animal Advisory Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Mon., July 10, 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 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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    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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    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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    Music Open Mic

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

    Everyone reads their own books at their own pace at this introvert happy hour.
    Mon., July 10, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
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    Stormy Monday Blues Nights

    Join guitarist Robert Parker Jr. every Monday night for a limited-run private concert series featuring the best of the ATX blues scene, indoors on Mozart's new Loft stage with a real baby grand. Enjoy BYOB with no corkage fee. Guests include Henri Herbert, Jennifer Harrold, Lew Apollo, and more. Doors at 7, downbeat at 7:30.
    Mondays in July, 7-9:30 pm  
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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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