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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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    No War With Iran: Day of Action

    Activists and organizers invite Austinites to join in national protest: against war and stand in solidarity with Iran. A candlelight vigil will follow at 6pm on the sidewalk on the Capitol's south side of the to "stand together peacefully in opposition to war with Iran and in solidarity with Iranian-Americans, Iraqi-Americans, Muslim Americans, military families and veterans, and others most affected."
    Thu., Jan. 9, 5pm  
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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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    A Conversation With Chris Bell

    Watch IRL or online this convo between this U.S. Senate candidate and Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 7:30-9am. Free.  
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    Austin Fast Start: Consumer Packaged Goods Pitch

    A pitch competition with a purpose from the city and the Austin Young Chamber. Pitch your products for a chance at winning an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  
    H-E-B and Favor Eastside Tech Hub, 2416 E. Sixth
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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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    Austin Spurs

    Vs. Northern Arizona Suns.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 7:30pm  
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    Blackland 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.
    Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am. Free.  
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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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    Donation Slow Flow Yoga

    A relaxed evening yoga class with breathwork and mediation. All are welcome; no experience necessary; suggested donation but no one turned away.
    Through Jan. 30. Thursdays, 8-9pm. $10-20 suggested donation.
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    Freestyle Language Center Spring Open House

    Looking for a New Year's resolution? How about learning a new language such as French, Spanish, and/or Italian? Meet the teachers and see if this is the right course for you, and check out their exclusive online courses.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    Homeschool Day at the Science Mill

    The Science Mill’s monthly Homeschool Day focuses on careers in nanotechnology, featuring hands-on activities and age-based learning labs.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 10am-4pm. Ages 2 & under, free; ages 3-18, $9.50; adults, $11; ages 65 & up, $9; military, $5.50; learning lab, $5.  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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    Huston-Tillotson Men's Basketball

    Vs. Louisiana State University-Alexandria: Thu., Jan. 9, 7:30pm. Vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport: Sat., Jan. 11, 4pm  
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    Huston-Tillotson Women's Basketball

    Vs. Louisiana State University-Alexandria: Thu., Jan. 9, 5:30pm. Vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport: Sat., Jan. 11, 2pm  
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    January Meeting: Endorsements Part 1

    The West Austin Democrats will endorse candidates running for Travis County district attorney, Travis County attorney, Travis County sheriff, and multiple folks running for different judicial races.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 6:45-9:45pm  
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    Lantana Place Grand Opening

    Stratus Properties and the Austin Chamber of Commerce host the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Southwest Austin mixed-use development, followed by a celebration with tastings from Lantana Place restaurants, property tours, and pop-up shops and activations from Lantana Place partners including Moviehouse & Eatery.
    Thu., Jan. 9, 4:30-7pm. Free.  
    Lantana Place, 7415 Southwest Pkwy.
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    Little Texans

    Young Texans (ages 2-5) will love this interactive experience incorporating movement, play, and tactile learning into engaging experiences.
    Second Thursdays, 10-11am. Free for members or with exhibit admission.
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    Motown: The Sound of Young America

    In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, this exhibit is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets – music, culture, and politics – of the Sixties' biggest sounds.
    Through Jan. 26, 2020. Included with admission.  
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    Open Mic Night

    Comedy, poetry, music, breakdancing, body contortion, levitation ... anything goes. Sign-up is first come, first served, starting at 5:30pm.
    Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Free.
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    Pink Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery

    For women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, or currently in ongoing treatment.
    Thursday session: Jan.9-March 12. Thursdays, 1-1:40pm; Sunday session: Jan. 19-March 22. Sundays, 1-1:40pm. 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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    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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    Texas State Men's Basketball

    Vs. Coastal Carolina: Thu., Jan. 9, 7pm. Vs. Appalachian State: Sat., Jan. 11, 4pm  
    Strahan Arena, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Transgender Health: Complex Medical Case Studies

    Central Texas providers share case studies on providing culturally competent medical care for trans and nonbinary patients. Medical providers are the target audience, but med students and novices are also welcome.
    Registration open! Event: Thu., Feb. 20, 6pm  
    Dell Pediatric Research Institute, 1400 Barbara Jordan Blvd
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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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    Ultimate Hike Information Night

    Learn about CureSearch's Ultimate Hike – a 22.7-mile hike on Texas' Lone Star trail in one day (April 18) – and its goal to raise money toward finding a cure for children's cancer.
    Wed.-Thu., Jan. 8-9, 6:30pm. Wednesday: REI, 601 N. Lamar; Thursday: REI, 9901 Capital of Texas Hwy. N. #200. Free, but RSVP.  
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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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    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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    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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