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    A Night Under the Stars Gala

    An evening of philanthropy and entertainment to support Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is hosted by local community members Perla Cavazos and Celeste Quesada and includes local food vendors; guest speaker Averie Bishop, Miss Texas 2022; and musical performances by DJ Mahealani, Grammy-nominated songwriter Jessy Wilson, and Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada, who will be joined onstage by last year's headliner, Jackie Venson.
    Thu., Sept. 28, 5:30pm  
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    ACL Festival Load-In Closures

    As the massive ACL Fest gets geared up, the city has issued a reminder that there will be various road and park closures leading up to the festival that starts Oct. 6. Get all the details and a handy map online.
    Sept. 25-Oct. 5  
    Zilker Park and surrounding area
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    Cooling Our Anger

    Learn about Buddha's advice for reducing frequency and intensity of anger, and even eradicating it from your life. All are welcome; drop in on any class.
    Sept. 21-Oct. 5. Thursdays, 7pm. $12.
    Austin Yoga, 1201 W. Sixth
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    Development-Related Changes from the 88th Legislative Session

    The city puts on a webinar going over changes to the development process due to House Bill 14 and HB 3699. Staff will explain changes made to Title 25 and Title 30 of the Land Development Code and will take questions.
    Thu., Sept. 28, 10-11:30am. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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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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    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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    Latino Moonlight Serenades

    Float on kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards to a quiet area on the lake to enjoy live serenades by local Latino musicians with a beautiful view.
    First Thursdays April-June; last Thursdays July-September, 7pm  
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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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    Learn to Read Tarot

    Learn about all the ins and outs of tarot, including the ideas and symbols, how to care for cards, mechanics of readings, and more, culminating in a showcase with readings for friends and family.
    Aug. 31-Oct. 26. Thursdays, 7-9pm. $325 for nine-week series; $50 for drop-in class.
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    Ready Together: A Free Classroom Training on Basic Emergency Preparedness

    Learn from experts about the four pillars of preparedness: make a plan, build a kit, know your neighbors, and stay informed. Course graduates get a free supply starter kit.
    Thu., Sept. 28, 6-8pm. Free, but registration required.  
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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 Golden Bachelor Watch Party

    Bachelor Nation, will you accept this rose… and rosé? Catch the latest edition of the Bachelor franchise, centered on a senior bache for the first time, at a watch party with prizes, rosé, and roses.
    Thu., Sept. 28, 7pm. Free.
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  

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