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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
  • The New Story Festival

    The New Story Festival is a new annual gathering for community, creativity, and the common good, in Austin! Join artists, activists, teachers, and spiritual leaders to experience a new story of connection instead of separation, of commitment to the common good, of vibrant and collaborative imagination. Join bestselling authors Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Brian McLaren, and Kaitlin Curtice, as well as musicians Riders Against The Storm, Carrie Rodriguez, and Over The Rhine, and other speakers, mystics, artists, and people committed to creating a healthier and happier world.
    March 29-31, 2019  
    Huston-Tillotson University
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    "Dolled Up" Vintage Pop Up

    Swing by for vintage vendors – Bleach Black Vintage, Wingtip Betty, and more – but it's also a giving-back opportunity. Bring items to donate to Dress for Success (think job interview attire, plus shoes, jewelry, and handbags). There will be drink specials and DJs, too.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 8pm. Free.  
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    2019 Marketing Predictions

    Hear from a panel of leading AMA scholars who will share their thoughts on opportunities, risks, and trends in 2019. David Klein, AMA Chief Content Officer, will moderate the panel. Network and reconnect with members of the AMA Austin Chapter. Registration fee includes drink tickets and parking at the hotel.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 5:30pm. $25, members; $35, nonmembers.
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    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    One of Texas’ largest science fairs, this is where the future begins. Last year, seven local students advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Volunteers are needed for judging and running registration.
    Wed.-Sat., Feb. 20-23
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    Austin Fashion Week

    With a heavy emphasis on emerging designers, Austin Fashion Week aims to connect these designers directly to consumers and boutique buyers. All week long select retailers will be donating to the Kindness Campaign, and the last three days feature runway showcases at the former Austin American-Statesman building.
    Feb. 15-23  
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    Austin Remembers MLK

    This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
    Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
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    Austin RV Expo

    Shop local dealers, catch a seminar or two, and score big when you buy brand-new equipment.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 21-24. Adults, $10; children 7-12, $6; seniors, $6; children under 7, free.
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    Babywearing Mommy & Baby Fit: A Barre Fitness Workshop

    This is for new moms and their babies, though expecting moms are welcome too. Moms enjoy a low impact-toning workout while babies experience movement, rocking motions, and soothing music.
    Thursdays in February, 10am. $45 for 4 weeks.  
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    Blowout: Documentary Screening

    The Texas Tribune, Newsy, the Center for Public Integrity, and AP screen Blowout, a documentary about America’s oil and gas boom. Q&A to follow.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 6:30-9pm. Free.  
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    Certification 101: Overview & Application Packet Review

    For business owners to learn about opportunities provided by small and minority business enterprise certifications.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Small & Minority Business Resources Department, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd
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    City Council Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 10am-6pm. Free.  
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    City Seeks Resident Thoughts About Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Austin Resource Recovery invites Austinites to participate in an online survey about their beliefs regarding plastic bags.
    Through March 8  
    Online
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    Crafting and Community With Jane

    Come do a craft (knitting, coloring, reading) or come and just be. The sessions are held by Jane Lippmann, a retired associate dean for academic affairs at UT.
    Thursdays, 2-4pm. Free.  
    The Austin Center for Grief & Loss, 2413 Greenlawn Pkwy
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    Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
    Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Free.  
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.  
    Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Grow Green Landscape Professional Training Series

    This training series gives Austin landscape professionals the opportunity to get helpful information to enhance their sustainable landscape services from local business, nonprofits, and City of Austin professionals. Topics include rainscaping, sustainability, wildlife, and more.
    Jan. 24-March 7. Every other Thursday, 9am-4pm. $20/day; $75/series.  
    Various locations
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    Grow Green Landscape Professional Training Series: Trees, Edible Plants, and Attracting Wildlife

    Learn from professionals with the Grow Green Landscape Professional Training class. Registration deadline is noon on Wed., Feb. 20.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 9am-4pm. $20.  
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    Haven Street-Allen Award Nominations

    This award honors an artist with a disability in Texas who, through a one-time creative act or a substantial record of achievement, embodies the spirit and vision of VSA Texas. Nominations are open to any artist with a disability over the age of 16 years in any discipline including visual art, dance, music, performance, craft, and writing.
    Through Feb. 28. Free.
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    Introductory Hip-Hop Class for Ages 7-12

    Learn basic hip-hop dance moves featured in today’s popular music videos, including footwork, freezes, and more. No experience necessary.
    Jan. 17-Feb. 21. Thursdays, 6:15pm. $90.
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    Love Is Love Is Love

    Third Thursdays are themed at the roller skate palace.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 7-10pm. $9.
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    Nightlife & Parties

    PFLAG Monthly Meeting Central Austin Group

    Need a place to be? PFLAG has monthly meetings across the city (and into the 'burbs) – this one's new! Everyone from teens to seniors are welcome to join or just listen and snack. But please, confidentiality is key.
    Every third Thursday of the month. Free.
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    Prepared: A New Prenatal Course

    The course includes prenatal yoga to support your body's changing and upcoming needs while being appropriately gentle and safe for you and your baby.
    Jan. 15-Feb. 21. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15am. $290.
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    Red Line Trail Public Open House

    Join the Urban Trails Program and learn about the planned trail to connect Braker Lane and the CapMetro Kramer Red Line Station to the Northern Walnut Creek trail system.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 6:30-8pm. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

    Go for the bovine and equine excitement and stay for the food and music.
    Thu.-Wed., Feb. 7-24
    San Antonio
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    Social Media Week Austin

    This conference put on by Best Practice Media creates a three-day immersive content experience for industry thought leaders, experts, and practitioners to share practical insights and tactical advice in the fields of social media and digital marketing. This year’s global theme is “Stories,” and will explore how the news and stories told across digital media platforms have the ability to influence the world and the people who consume them.
    Wed.-Fri., Feb. 20-22. $275.  
    Robert B. Rowling Hall, McCombs School of Business, UT campus, 300 W. MLK
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    Southeast Community Engagement Meeting

    APD’s Southeast District Representatives discuss the goals they have accomplished in the last quarter.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
    Clinton Hunter South Substation, 404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr.
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    Storytime Art

    Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems, and coloring pages. The theme this week is Transportation.
    Thu. & Fri., Feb. 21 & 22, 10:45am. $15.
    The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr. #202
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    Texas State Men's Basketball

    Vs. ULM: Thu., Feb. 21, 7pm. Vs. Louisiana: Sat., Feb. 23, 4pm. $10 ($6, kids).  
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    Third Thursdays At Rock Rose

    Shop, dine, and take in some live music.
    Third Thursday of every month, 6pm. Free.
    Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100
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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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    TXDot Public Hearing

    The Texas Department of Transportation seeks input regarding: state and federally funded projects for 2019-2022.
    Thu., Feb. 21, 10am. Free.  
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    Vintner Dinner Series

    Tickets have gone on sale for the 5-course dinners designed specifically to highlight the flavors of featured Texas-made wines.
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23. $70 per person.
    Blair House Inn, Wimberley
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    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
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    Warrant Amnesty Program 2019

    Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online.
    Feb. 1-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth
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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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