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General Events for Fri., Aug. 18
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    Austin International Folk Dancers

    Join AIFD for an evening of dances from around the world with no experience or partner required.
    Fridays, 7-9:45pm. $5 (under 18, free).
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    Barbie Pottery Paint Night

    A pink, sparkly evening for anyone 16 and up to paint pottery along with an awesome summer playlist and pink cocktails and mocktails.
    Fri., Aug. 18, 5-8pm. $15+.  
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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 & Tax Rate Adoption

    After hearing feedback from citizens and discussing adjustments at several work sessions, City Council will hammer out all the details and adopt the Fiscal Year 2024 budget and tax rate. Follow along on ATXN and get more details online.
    Wed.-Fri., Aug. 16-18. Free.
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    Special Screenings

    DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

    Friday Flicks: Hot diggity dog! Waterloo Greenway offers a back-to-school bash with a hot dog cookout, school supply drive, audience contests, live music, and family-friendly activities. Film screens at sunset.
    Fri., Aug. 18, 6pm. Free.  
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Chicken Wings

    We Are Blood partners with Pluckers Wing Bar to offer donors a voucher for five free wings.
    Aug. 15-31  
    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

    A full range of vaccines available with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, Tdap, HPV9, shingles, influenza, and PCV20.
    Fri., Aug. 18, 3-6pm  
    Mexican Consulate, 5202 E. Ben White #150
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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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    Never Give Up Day

    The city proclaims Aug. 18 Never Give Up Day, joining communities across the U.S. and Canada in celebrating individuals who refuse to give in to life's challenges.
    Fri., Aug. 18. 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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    Travis County Commissioners Court Budget Hearings

    Travis County officials meet to discuss the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. Residents may view documents and provide feedback at traviscountytx.gov/planning-budget/budget-development.
    Wed.-Fri. & Mon., Aug. 16-18 & 21, 9am  
    Commissioners Court, 700 Lavaca

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