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    The Fat Gator Weekend

    A weekend that's all about the slabs, music, entertainment, and drip of Texas topped off with delicious Cajun food. Jump On It presents a slab showcase, celebrity basketball, boat party, and more bookending Saturday's music festival featuring DeeBaby and Webbie.
    Aug. 4-6  
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    ArmadilloCon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

    Readers, writers, and story-lovers converge to meet the best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. This year's lineup includes author and activist Cory Doctorow, award-winning writers Gabino Iglesias and Sequoia Nagamatsu, Aztec gamer and artist Gonzalo Alvarez, and editor Rick Klaw, who's here celebrating new releases with Joe R. Lansdale and Josh Rountree.
    Aug. 4-6  
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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 Action SW Austin Monthly Meeting

    Southwest Austinites can join a monthly meeting with the Democratic group.
    First Sundays, 2-4pm, except Sept. (second Sunday)  
    Travis County Community Center at Oak Hill, 8656 SH 71
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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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    Dive In With Vibe Artisan Markets

    Shop wares from dozens of local artists, makers, and creatives and enjoy tasty Deep Eddy bevs, live music, and food trucks. Kid- and dog-friendly; free parking.
    Sun., Aug. 6, noon-5pm. 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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    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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    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.
    Sun., Aug. 6, 4-6pm  
    Little Treasures School Supply Giveaway, 2300 Rosewood
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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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    H-E-B Free First Sunday

    Explore the story of Texas through three floors of exhibits showcasing artifacts from around the state.
    First Sundays, 10am-5pm. Free.  
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    Live Music With the Brew

    Get swept away by the fiery Latin, jazz, salsa, and flamenco melodies of Michael Rodriguez & the Brew.
    Sundays in August, 7-9pm. Free.
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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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