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General Events for Mon., Sept. 11
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    9/11 Memorial Tower Climb

    At an event to honor first responders who lost their lives on 9/11, attendees will climb the 419 stairs at the COTA tower, with proceeds benefiting Samaritan Center's mental health services for veterans, first responders, and their families.
    Mon., Sept. 11. $35.  
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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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    Animal Advisory Commission Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Mon., Sept. 11, 6-10pm  
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    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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    Creative Community

    A weekly gathering of creatives for hands-on, interactive classes to learn and build skills with other people in the community. Join in for classes ranging from art to storytelling, songwriting, podcasting, and more.
    Sept. 11-Oct. 2. Mondays, 6:30-8pm. $20.  
    9300 Bee Caves Rd.
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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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    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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    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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    Scott Horton on 9/11

    The renowned author, speaker, and frequent guest on radio and television shows, as well as producer of The Scott Horton Show, will speak on the topic "Intervention and Blowback in Russia and China and the Middle East" in commemoration of that tragic day 22 years ago. Horton will speak, answer questions, and sign his books at the event. Come hungry and bring some friends.
    Mon., Sept. 11, 6:45pm. Free.  
    Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar, 9041 Research Blvd.
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    Silent Book Club

    Read your own book at your own pace then share a bit.
    Mon., Sept. 11, 6-8pm. Free.
    Double Trouble, 103 E. North Loop
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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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