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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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    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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    City Council Budget Work Session

    City Council holds three work sessions regarding the 2023-34 city budget, scheduled to be adopted Aug. 16-18. Follow along on ATXN and get more details online.
    Thu., Aug. 3 & 10; Tue., Aug. 8, 10am. Free.
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    City of Austin Budget Town Hall: District 1

    Learn about the city's upcoming budget approval process and provide input.
    Thu., Aug. 3, 6pm. Free.
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Blue Bell

    Just in time for Texas' hottest month, We Are Blood offers a tasty and cool treat as a reward for donating blood or platelets: a pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14  
    We Are Blood donation centers & 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 Vaccine Clinic

    Over a dozen vaccines will be available with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, polio, HPV, MMR, and many more.
    Thu., Aug. 3, 1-4pm  
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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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    Guide to Dungeons and Dragons

    Every month the group will dive into a different aspect of one of the most popular tabletop role-playing games of all time, and you can join online or in person.
    First Thursdays, 6:30pm  
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    Jazz Kween Presents: Social + Open Stage

    A night bringing together local musicians to "get onstage, do their thing, and OWN IT."
    Thu., Aug. 3, 8-11pm. $20.
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    Outdoor Hazards/Bears Workshop

    Join wilderness guide Chris Hyde to explore the most basic of wilderness hazards and dangers that you could face when traveling in the backcountry.
    Thu., Aug. 3, 7pm. $25.  
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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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    Young Meditators Group

    Youngsters ages 18-39 who'd like to cultivate mindfulness are welcome to gather and reflect on and discuss topics about everyday life.
    First Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Free.

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