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General Events for Wed., Aug. 30
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    Austin Water Oversight Committee Meeting

    The committee made up of City Council members meets quarterly to discuss issues related to the city's water utility. See agenda for details.
    Feb. 15, May 24, Aug. 30, Oct. 25  
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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Wed., Aug. 30, 4-7pm  
    Travis ECHS, 1211 E. Oltorf
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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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    Help Stock Your School Library

    Austin Books and Comics has a neat deal for back to school: Get 15% off “all ages” graphic novels for a limited time, and use your coupon to vote for your school to receive a $250 gift card to stock the school library with graphic novels.
    Through Sept. 17  
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    HIACON 2023

    The Hemp Industries Association presents over 300 attendees, 30+ exhibitors, and more than 40 speakers representing the whole hemp industry for a unique and valuable gathering with a nearly 30-year history of building the hemp community.
    Mon.-Wed., Aug. 28-30, 8am-4pm. $325-425.
    DoubleTree, 6505 N. I-35
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    Learn to Farm

    Farmshare Austin's Farmer Starter program is an immersive training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Get more info and apply online.
    Applications due Oct. 1
    Apply online
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    Memoir and Mourning: Writing Through and About Grief

    Panelists Theo Boyd, Janice Airhart, Paige Schilt, and Amy Sugeno will discuss mental health and grief, and how they've worked through it with writing.
    Wed., Aug. 30. Free.
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    Red Line Trail Feedback Session

    The city is designing a new 1.7-mile urban trail to connect the Northern Walnut Creek Trail to Braker Lane. The Red Line Trail will also connect to CapMetro's future McKalla and Broadmoor stations. Find a virtual open house and submit feedback online through Thu., Aug. 31, or meet the project team, ask questions, and provide feedback at this in-person session.
    Wed., Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30pm  
    CapMetro Kramer Station, Kramer & Braker
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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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