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    Austin RV Expo

    How can a wanderlusty citizen “head out on the highway, looking for adventure” as Steppenwolf suggested and still be a total stay-at-home? Why, with a recreational vehicle, of course! That’s an RV, yes, and this three-day event at the convention center Downtown will show you, wannabe modern pilgrim, exactly what that means, will get your motor runnin’ with a stunning array of state-of-the-art RVs and RV accessories on display – from Airstream, Princess Craft, Crestview, Blue Compass, Ron Hoover, and more. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 22-25
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    “Icarus in Heels and Fur” Launch Party

    Another way to celebrate Black History Month: Make it to the launch party for Scott Henson’s “Icarus in Heels and Fur,” a murder mystery he describes as a “stand-alone East Austin micro-history zine.” Known as a writer and researcher on criminal justice, Henson is also the former head of the Innocence Project of Texas, and the author of the Grits for Breakfast blog. Here he tells the story of the “petite but ruthless” Vera Barton, the richest Black woman in post-World War II Austin and proprietress of a nightclub empire centered around what was, for generations, the heart of the Black East Side’s party district – 12th and Chicon. Henson writes that the story climaxes “in a sordid unsolved murder, leaving Vera’s young lover on trial for his life!” – Brant Bingamon
    Thu., Feb. 22
    Future Front, 1900 E. 12th
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    We Are Blood x Girl Scouts of Central Texas

    Although giving blood is its own reward, and your donation will save a neighbor’s life, it sure doesn’t hurt to get something in return. And you know how they give you a cookie with some juice after you donate blood? Well this time, you can get a whole box. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas bring four fan faves to We Are Blood to reward donors with a sweet treat: Choose from Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, or Adventurefuls to replenish your nutrients after your contribution. (Those peanut butter ones are just packed with protein, and mint is a leafy green, right?) Schedule an appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266. – Kat McNevins
    Mondays-Sundays. Through Feb. 29
    We Are Blood donor centers
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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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    Small Business Division Webinars

    Do you own a small business or have entrepreneurial dreams? The city's Small Business Division is here to help! Find resources and a selection of instructional webinars on the city's site, with many free classes and some with a small fee.
    Ongoing  
    Virtual
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    Thursday Night Flipper Fight

    Roll through for a tournament hosted by local pinball club Salamander City, with five rounds of play followed by the playoffs.
    Thursdays, 8pm. $5.  
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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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