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    November 7 Constitutional Amendment Election

    Vote anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign, and learn about what's on the ballot at austinchronicle.com/elections.
    Election day: Tue., Nov. 7; early voting Oct. 23-Nov. 3; register by Oct. 10  
    Travis County
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    Levitation

    Right before Halloween, Levitation haunts Downtown music venues Antone's, Empire Control Room & Garage, Hotel Vegas, Mohawk, Parish, Elysium, 13th Floor, and Stubb's, expanding this year to two new satellite venues: Southwest Austin electronic music destination Concourse Project and South Austin multistage event center Far Out Lounge, host of April's Psych Fest. The four-day festival includes performances from acts such as Black Angels, High on Fire, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols, Unwound, Badbadnotgood, Flying Lotus, and dozens more.
    Oct. 26-29  
    Various locations Downtown
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    2023 Legacy Business Month

    Preservation Austin's inaugural Legacy Business Month is designed to encourage Austinites to celebrate and support the institutions that define so much of Austin’s culture. Pick up a passport to guide your way through 13 local businesses that have been in operation for 20 years or more, such as Peter Pan Mini-Golf, the Paramount Theatre, and Cisco’s, and show your love to some of Austin's most iconic treasures.
    Oct. 1-30. Free.  
    Passports available at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar; Zilker Taproom, 1701 E. Sixth
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    AARC 10th Anniversary Night Bazaar

    The Asian American Resource Center commemorates a decade with a bazaar featuring food and merch vendors, community orgs, activities, games, and more for the whole family.
    Fri., Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30pm. Free.
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    Austin International Folk Dancers

    Join AIFD for an evening of dances from around the world with no experience or partner required.
    Fridays, 7-9:45pm. $5 (under 18, free).
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    City Council Calls for Municipal Civil Service Commission Applications

    Qualified individuals are sought to serve on the five-member volunteer commission that makes recommendations on human resources actions for covered city employees. Time commitment varies but is around 20 hours per month, and applicants must be qualified voters and Austin residents.
    Open until positions filled  
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    Final Fridays: Dream Weaver

    Join Spike Gillespie for a free hands-on bracelet braiding workshop using Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique. No experience is required, and all supplies will be provided. Get creative and inspired!
    Fri., Oct. 27, 10am-noon. Free.
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    Free Vaccine Clinics

    Help limit the spread of nasty viruses as holiday travel ramps up. Find a list of free vaccine clinics and other health info on the city's site.
    Ongoing
    Various locations
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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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    Texas Farmers' Market Fall Silent Auction Fundraiser

    The market's annual auction is back with an incredible list of items to bid on, from gift cards to beloved local restaurants and Austin gems to cooking classes and camps for kids. Proceeds support the org, its Ag Producer Support Fund, and BIPOC Farmer Scholarship.
    Through Nov. 19  
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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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    Volunteer Builders Welcome at Habitat for Humanity

    Austin Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers age 18 and up in their construction program to assist in building six new homes in Northeast Austin, with shifts Saturdays and weekdays through December.
    Ongoing
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    What a Deal! Free Whataburger When You Donate Blood

    Treat yourself to a breakfast taquito on We Are Blood when you donate blood or platelets.
    Oct. 16-31. Free.
    We Are Blood donation centers and mobile drives

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