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    AARC Open Call for Artists

    The Asian American Resource Center Exhibits Program aims to foster and promote artists and curators whose work embodies the AARC's mission, vision, and values and to create spaces of belonging and healing for Asian American communities in Austin and beyond. An independent panel will review all submissions and the top applicants will be chosen for exhibitions at the AARC.
    Deadline: Fri., Aug. 4  
    Apply online
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    AUS Job Showcase & Hiring Fair

    Learn more about how you can take your career to new heights at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Catch an overview of the Austin Department of Aviation teams that are hiring and meet representatives from federal partner Transportation Security Administration, airline partners, and concession partners, Paradies Lagardère, Delaware North, and HMSHost. Free professional headshots will also be available.
    Wed., July 19, 10am-2pm  
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    Beat the Heat

    With Central Texas experiencing extremely high temperatures, city leaders issued a reminder to be aware of Excessive Heat Watch and Excessive Heat Warning alerts from the National Weather Service. A warning means action should be taken immediately to avoid heat-related illness. The city began a pilot program in July at Republic Square with misting tents and cold bottled water, and always offers facilities like rec centers and libraries as cooling centers. In addition, city pool fees are waived Aug. 9-Sept. 30, except for Barton Springs. Visit the city's website for more information, and always check before you head to an outdoor event: For safety, organizers may cancel events that put people at risk due to the heat.
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    Belles & Chimes Pinball Meetup

    Women and nonbinary pinball players are welcome to join this casual pinball group for all levels, meeting at Bender Bar on first Wednesdays of the month and Cidercade on third Wednesdays.
    First & third Wednesdays, 8pm  
    Bender Bar, 321 W. Ben White #300; Cidercade, 600 E. Riverside
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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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    Buddhist Meditation

    Asenath Avinash, who has over a decade of experience practicing both Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, leads an hourlong meditation session. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required.
    Wednesdays, noon. Donations appreciated.  
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    Cooperating From Farm to Table: Co-ops and the Food System

    Learn about how the co-op model can increase food security and grow fair, stable jobs in the farming and hospitality industries.
    Wed., July 19, 6-8pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Alamo Drafthouse Tickets

    Get a voucher for Alamo Drafthouse when you donate blood or platelets this month.
    Through July 31. 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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    Family Reunification Legal Clinic

    A new Texas law helps parents who have had their custody terminated by CPS, including formerly incarcerated parents, regain the rights to their children. Local legal and advocacy organizations are hosting free legal clinics to help parents determine their eligibility for the new reunification process.
    May 24; July 19; Sept. 20, 7-10pm. Free.
    Virtual
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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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    Healthspeak Education Series: Dermatology

    Learn about skin cancer causes, risk factors, and prevention methods you can use to mitigate your chances of developing it. Select Baylor Scott & White Round Rock as the sponsoring location when registering online.
    Wed., July 19, noon-1pm. Free.
    Online via Zoom
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    Learn to Meditate

    Join a two-part series as Noreen Flack, resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, shares advice on meditation and creating inner peace and clarity.
    Wed., July 12 & 19, noon-1pm. Free.  
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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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    Pediatric Meet & Greet

    Choosing a pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. Meet your child’s new pediatrician at one of Baylor Scott & White's virtual meet-and-greet events. To make an appointment, call 844/279-3627 or RSVP online.
    Last Wednesdays, 5:30pm. Free.
    Virtual
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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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    Special Events Stakeholder Meeting

    The Austin Center for Events puts on an informative seminar covering timely topics for the special events community, including fall events, fees, upcoming changes to health and safety rules, and more.
    Wed., July 19, 2-3:30pm  
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    Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Career Fair

    Offering information, tours, applications on-site, interview options, and more. Complete details online.
    Wed., July 19, noon-4pm  
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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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