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  • Texas Arena League - Hockey on Horseback

    It's Hockey on Horseback! Join us for the excitement of Arena Polo. Games played throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Two Wishes Ranch, Lockhart just SE of Austin. Tickets are $10 per vehicle - bring your family and friends. Ticket sales benefit Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas.
    Jan. 25-26, 10am-4pm  
    Two Wishes Ranch LLC
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    Barton Springs Polar Bear Splash

    Save Our Springs will set up outside the entrance, offering free shirts, coffee, and donuts.
    Wed., Jan. 1, 10am-4pm
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      2020 Point in Time Count Volunteers Needed

      ECHO is looking for 800 volunteers to make its annual count of everyone experiencing homelessness in Austin and Travis County a success. The 2020 count takes place Jan. 25. Anyone 18 or older can participate; volunteers will work in teams counting folks in their assigned area. Others can collect donations for the care packages distributed during the count.
      Nov. 18-Jan. 24  
      Online
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      Kids

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Zilker Botanical Garden

      The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, with a fam-friendly "storywalk," photo opportunities, games, and more.
      Through March 22. Included with admission.
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Downtown Gems

      Gather your team and explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges.
      365 days a year, 7am-10pm. $11.  
      1100 Congress
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      Commitment Day 5K

      Make running or walking a 5K your positive action to lead off the new year. Bring the whole family to run, walk, jog or stroll. Ticket includes a race bib, medal, and post-run brunch social.
      Wed., Jan. 1, 10am-noon. Adults, $20; kids, $5.  
      Life Time – Downtown Austin, 907 W. Fifth
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      Community Feedback on Safety & Mobility Projects

      Review and provide feedback for the draft 2020 Mobility Annual Plan, which includes sidewalks, safe routes to school, bikeways, urban trails, intersection safety, Vision Zero improvements, and more. Funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond, the final 2020 MAP is expected to be released in early March.
      Provide feedback through Feb. 2, 2020  
      Online
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      Kids

      Dirt Divas Afterschool Program

      This program for kids (third through fifth grade) emphasizes women’s leadership roles in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. Activities range from nature-based arts & crafts, to kayaking, archery, and more.
      Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Free.  
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      Free Women's Self-Defense Class

      Anyone who identifies as a woman and is interested in learning some hands-on self-defense techniques is welcome to join.
      First Wednesday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm. Free.
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      Grown 'N' Sexy NYE Afterparty

      Queen Deelah and Cysum Music keep the party going into the wee hours of the new year. Dress to impress, they tell us.
      Wed., Jan. 1, 1-5am. $20-150.  
      Sky Hookah Lounge, 1100 Grand Ave. Pkwy. #118, Pflugerville
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      Hair of the Dog Day

      The Guy and Jeska Forsyth Band and Walt Watkins and the Mystiqueros provide music for recovery with a little of the hair of the dog that bit ya’.
      Wed., Jan. 1, noon-8pm. Free.
      Gruene
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      Holiday Light Stroll at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

      A festive display of over 3,000 twinkling lights winds through the resort’s grounds and features a 20-foot-tall LED animated Christmas tree. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the resort’s culinary team will serve specialty hot cocoa and made-to-order mini doughnuts.
      Nov. 30-Jan. 1. Free with on-site paid parking ($8-15).
      Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Cedar Creek
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      Holiday Model Train Show

      The Austin Tinplate Trackers hobby club builds a Christmas village around the model train tracks in the Downtowner Gallery.
      Nov. 29-Jan. 4. Wed.-Sun.
      Round Rock
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      Hump Day Nooner Ride

      Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way.
      Wednesdays, 11:45am
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      Johnson City Lights Spectacular

      The county courthouse, the Pedernales Electric Co-op building, and the town are bathed in twinkling lights with parades, food courts, and special events on weekends.
      Nov. 29-Jan. 5. Free.  
      Johnson City
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      Last Day/First Day Hikes

      Join a guided hike in the one of the area state parks either on the last day of the year, the first day of the year, or both.
      Tue.-Wed., Dec. 31-Jan. 1  
      State parks
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      Mozart's Light Show

      Check out the holiday lights and get you a freshly baked German treat while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
      Nov. 21-Jan. 5, 6pm-12mid, except Christmas Eve (closes 10pm); closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Free.  
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      New Year's Day Brunch with Emancipet

      Nurse your NYE hangover and do some good at the same time: $1 from each "Salty Dog" cocktail purchased is donated directly to Emancipet.
      Wed., Jan. 1, 11am-3pm  
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      New Year's Day Day Party

      Kick off the new decade with a chill New Year's Day in the Hill Country. Drink specials, a special New Year's Day menu from the grill, and vinyl spinning all day long.
      Wed., Jan. 1, noon-6pm. Free.  
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      New Year's Day Parade

      Shake off the post-party glitter, grab some coffee, and start the new year with Minor Mishap Marching Band's musical saunter in the park.
      Wed., Jan. 1, 3-4pm. Free.  
      Doug Sahm Hill, 836-898 Riverside
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      New Years Day Party and Shamrock Kick-off

      For anyone whose New Year's resolutions include growing a beard, Austin Facial Hair Club is having a donegal growing competition in honor of the North Texas town, Shamrock. Show up at Scholz to shave (you'll return on March 17 for the competition), then enjoy a New Year's Day stein-holding comp, festive music, and more.
      Wed., Jan. 1, noon-5pm. Free.  
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      Rosewood-Zaragosa Nursing Services

      Nurses will be on-site to help navigate health concerns, provide check-ups, offer nutrition education, and help track down affordable health insurance coverage.
      Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30am  
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      Stassney Lane Improvements Feedback

      ATD wants your input on how to improve transit options along Stassney from West Gate Blvd. to South Congress, so visit the link online and share your thoughts!
      Comments will be accepted from Dec. 5, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020  
      Online
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      Travis County Christmas Tree Recycling

      Travis County residents can give their holiday tree new life by recycling it at one of the below locations. Simply remove all decorations and drop it off. No flocking accepted and trees should not be in bags. West Service Center (4501 FM 620); East Service Center (6011 Blue Bluff); Del Valle Adult Softball Complex (3614 FM 973, Del Valle); 1431 Collection Station (2625 Woodall Dr., Leander).
      Through Fri., Jan. 10. Free.  
      Multiple locations
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      Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference During Tax Season

      United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help with free tax prep services in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Liberty Hill, and Taylor. Work includes tax prep, translating, and greeting. No prior experience necessary, as a free training is provided, complete with IRS certification.: The sites will be open from Jan. 28 through April 15. Bilingual folks are sorely needed. Email, call, or visit the website for more info.
      Nov. 22-Jan. 23  
      Apply online
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      Out of Town

      Walkway of Lights

      Get a jump on the holiday season with a stroll through 2 million sparkling lights in the park along the lake.
      Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2020. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.  
      Marble Falls
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      Austin FC Season Membership Deposits

      Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
      Ongoing. $50.  
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      Yoga

      Full Moon Yoga

      Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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      Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

      The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities.
      Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

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