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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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    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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    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 Boat & Travel Trailer Show

    All manner of watercraft and RV will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Plus a 4,600-gallon kids' fishing tank, live music, and – new this year – rotating local car clubs.
    Jan. 3-5. Fri., 1-9pm; Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Adults, $10; seniors (60+) & ages 7-12, $6; ages 7 & under, free.  
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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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    Blood Drive at Lakeline Mall

    Anyone who donates or attempts to donate at this blood drive hosted by We Are Blood will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
    Through Jan. 4 (see online for specific dates & times)  
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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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    Farmers’ Market

    Producer-only market offers locally sourced meat, breads, wine, cheeses, and more.
    Jan. 3-31. Fridays. Free.
    Kerrville
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    First Fridays Austin Flea

    Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more, all while enjoying the Brewer's Table happy hour from 4-6pm.
    First Friday of every month, 4-8pm. Free.  
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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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    Italo Disco

    Italian drink specials get you in the mood for dancing along with the live DJ.
    First Friday of every month, 7-11pm. Free.
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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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    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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    Rainey Shared Streets Pilot

    This Austin Transportation and Austin Police pilot program will test the temporary closure of Rainey Street to motor vehicle traffic Thursdays-Saturdays, 9pm-2:30am, in the model of the long-running Sixth Street shutdowns. The pilot period runs through March 8, 2020.
    Rainey Street
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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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    Kids

    Storytime Art Class

    Geared toward 3-5-year-old preschoolers, Storytime Art always includes at least one book and a related art project, and often includes songs, poems, and coloring pages. Themes and stories change every week.
    Thursdays, 10:45-11:45am and Fridays, 10:45-11:45am. $15.
    The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr. #202
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    Totally 90s Night

    W Austin is throwin’ it back to the decade that brought us the Trapper Keeper, butterfly clips, and so much Surge. Beats from Nirvana, Britney, and TLC, plus throwback snacks like Pop Tarts and drinks such as spiked Capri Sun.
    Fridays, 7-11pm. Through Feb. 21. Free.  
    Living Room Bar at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca
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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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    We Are Blood: Franklin BBQ Dinner Raffle

    In celebration of National Blood Donor Month, anyone who donates blood or platelets between Jan. 2-15 will be entered into a drawing to win a free private dinner at Franklin (Sat., Feb. 8). For the chance to be one of these lucky 20 guests, schedule an appointment at www.weareblood.org.
    Jan. 2-15  
    Austin-area We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Winter Metaphysical and Holistic Expo

    If your physical life just isn't cutting it anymore, why not dive into the metaphysical. This event will have a free 2020 predictions panel on Friday, as well as lectures, practitioners, and no shortage of related vendors to help you get in touch with the less visible side of things.
    Jan. 3-5. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 10am-6:30pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. $8 (each day); ages 5 & under, $5.  
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    Wood Reclamation

    For anyone looking for larger pieces of wood for art or milling purposes. Community members must sign on-site liability waivers and are responsible for all loading and hauling of wood, though park staff can cut logs down to size as needed.
    Fri., Jan. 3, 9am-3pm  
    John Treviño Jr. Metro Park, 9505 FM 969
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    Yoga for Grief and Loss

    This gentle, restorative, and trauma-informed yoga class offers the space for letting go of tension in the body, and in turn, creating greater ease within the mind.
    Jan. 31-March 20, 10-11:15am. $90.
    Austin Center for Grief & Loss, 2413 Greenlawn Pkwy.
Ongoing
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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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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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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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