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    Austin Museum Day

    Here's the one day each year in which you can enjoy free admission to dozens of Austin area museums during a celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, science, and play. The annual community event includes special programs and activities at museums and cultural institutions throughout the city.
    Sun., Sept. 17  
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      Pecan Street Festival

      The long-running arts & crafts and music festival hosts hundreds of local artisans and vendors and multiple stages hosting dozens of local musicians. Food vendors offer everything from smoothies to funnel cake, and kids will enjoy rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, and more.
      Sept. 16-17. Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 11am-8pm  
      Sixth Street between Brazos & I-35
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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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      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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      City-Wide Vintage Sale

      Find tons of treasures among the vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
      Aug. 12-13; Sept. 16-17; Nov. 25-26. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Early shop: Sat., 8:30-10am. $9; children under 12, free. $12 for early bird (Saturday).  
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free T-Shirt

      We Are Blood wraps up September by offering rocking WAB T-shirts for blood and platelet donors.
      Sept. 15-30. Free.  
      We Are Blood donation centers and 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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      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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      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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      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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      Wheel & Handbuilding Basics Pottery Class

      Learn the basics at a beginner-friendly six-week class.
      Courses starting Sept. 1, 7, 12, 14 & 17; times vary. $380.

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