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General Events for Mon., Sept. 4
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    African American Vintage Genealogy Boot Camp

    Join a virtual session for anyone interested in tracing their Black family roots, with info on the 1950 Census, archiving on a budget, using Google Drive, the AAVG club, and more. Participants get a copy of the presentation and a workbook.
    Mon., Sept. 4, 10:30am-12:30pm. $19.65.
    Online
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    An EGG-cellent Reward For Donating With We Are Blood

    Blood donors get a tasty reward from P. Terry's, who'll provide a voucher for a free egg burger.
    Sept. 1-15
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Food Events

    Austin Restaurant Weeks

    Austin Restaurant Weeks is a two-week-long dining event featuring specially priced lunches, dinners, and cocktails at restaurants (many of the best places in town among them) throughout the greater Austin area, with a portion of the price of each meal going directly to the Central Texas Food Bank.: A portion? Yes: Restaurants donate between $3-9 for each meal sold during the event. The Food Bank can make the most of every dollar donated, so a dinner for two people can generate more than 50 meals for Central Texans facing hunger.: (Note: Prix fixe meal options can include lunch or brunch for $20 and dinner for $40 or $60. Cocktail, beer and wine options may also be available.)
    Through Sept. 17
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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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    Free Monday Tango

    A delightful night of dance starts with an intro to authentic Argentine tango (no experience or partner needed) with Gustavo Simplis, and continues with two hours of social dancing with DJ G.
    Mondays, 6:30-10pm  
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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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    Kool Keith’s Cookout

    Beyond the barbecue, there'll be a 30-foot slip & slide and music from DJ Jester "The Filipino Fist," DJ Birds, and Ultramagnetic MCs featuring Kool Keith.
    Mon., Sept. 4, 4-10pm. Free.
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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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    Music Open Mic

    Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
    Mondays, 8-10pm  
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    Parish Presents: Butt Stuff Bingo

    A raunchy comedy game show with risque prizes.
    Mon., Sept. 4. $10.  
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    Civic Events

    Public Safety Commission Meeting

    This commission advises City Council on budgetary and policy matters related to the Austin Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services Department. See agenda for details.
    First Mondays, 4pm  
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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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