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    Classic Game Fest

    Head over to the Classic Game Fest to reenter the nostalgic world of retro games. With gaming competitions, free arcade play, costume contests, and vendors, there’s an activity for everyone. Kids under 10 get free admission with adult admission.
    Sat.-Sun., July 22-23
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Mushroom Extraction Workshop & Happy Hour

    At this hands-on workshop, learn how to extract the beneficial compounds found in mushrooms and go home with a lion’s mane tincture that you can use or further expand into a more potent extract.
    Sun., July 23, 11am-3pm. $35 for members.  
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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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    Skills Classes at Pioneer Farms

    The historic farm offers several fun courses this weekend, including knifemaking, archery, and harmonica lessons.
    Sat.-Sun., June 22-23  
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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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