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    Austin Home & Garden Show

    Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of pros, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. This year features a guest appearance by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host and carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces, Ty Pennington.
    Fri.-Sun., Jan. 10-12. Adults, $8-10; ages 60 & up, $8; ages 16 & under, free.  
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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. 21  
    Online
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    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. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Building Bridges Community Dialogue

    Presenters from ACC and Racial Healing & Transformation will discuss the National Day of Racial Healing and beyond.
    Fri., Jan. 10, 9am
    NAACP Branch, 1709 E. 12th St.
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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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    Out of Town

    Farmers’ Market

    Producer-only market offers locally sourced meat, breads, wine, cheeses, and more.
    Jan. 3-31. Fridays. Free.
    Kerrville
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    Gospel Music Festival

    Gospel groups from around the state converge in the seaside town for a weekend of music.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 10-11
    Rockport
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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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    Social Justice Mixer

    Spend the evening with Texas Advocates for Justice and Grassroots Leadership and learn about the work UT Law Expunction Project is doing to help residents clear Texas arrest records.
    Fri., Jan. 10, 6:30pm  
    Texas Advocates for Justice, 3121 E. 12th St.,
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    Texas School Safety Summit

    A two-day summit focused on creating safer schools to improve students' lives with educators, community members, and school safety specialists.
    Fri., Jan. 10, 8am-4pm; Sat., Jan. 11, 8am-noon. $150.  
    5701 Springdale Rd.
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    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Toronto Marlies: Fri.-Sat., Jan. 10-11, 7pm. Vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins: Wed., Jan. 15, 7pm  
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    Together We CAN: 2020 Butler Award Winners

    Celebrate the new year by honoring the community's major 2019 accomplishments. Plus, the outgoing board chairs will be honored while the incoming vice chairs are introduced.
    Fri., Jan. 10, 4-6pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    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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    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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