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  • Mindfulness Class

    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.
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    Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

    Remember those days when a president's wife was very publicly engaged and intellectually fierce and not married to a bloated bag of sewage with tiny little hands? The former first lady takes to the Erwin Center stage to share experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. Note: You probably want to buy your tickets ASAP, because this nation (with good reason) loves Michelle Obama.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 8pm  
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    Amplify Austin Day

    I Live Here I Give Here’s annual day of giving. On this day, Austinites are encouraged to donate to the many amazing orgs that call this city home.
    Thu., Feb. 28, all day
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    Austin Spurs

    Vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30pm. $6-79.  
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    "The Creative Revolution" Talk by University of Arizona Psychologist

    Dr. Shamas, author of "Deep Creativity," will talk about “The Creative Revolution: Reframing Creativity as Yoga,” and identify six abilities that have been linked directly to inspired creativity and that can be developed through practice.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 7pm. $5 suggested donation.
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    Academy of Thought and Industry Info Session

    In this monthly info session, you will be able to meet with students, guides, and the head of the school to ask questions. You will be able to watch students demonstrate a self-led discussion on a difficult text. There will be makerspace and chemistry activities for students and parents to participate in. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
    1701 Toomey
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    Amplify Austin Day

    Austin nonprofit I Live Here, I Give Here is holding their seventh annual Amplify Austin Day, which hopes to raise $11 million in 24 hours online for more than 700 mission-driven organizations across seven Central Texas counties. Over the past six years, Amplify Austin has raised over $45 million for hundreds of local organizations. And you can schedule your donation in advance if that's more convenient. See website for additional details. And donate, donate, donate!
    Thu.-Fri., Feb. 28-March 1
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    Amplify Austin Day at Oskar Blues Brewery

    Live music lineup raising money for HAAM.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 6-10:30pm. Free.  
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    Amplify Austin Kickoff Party at Buzz Mill

    AA is an annual opportunity to help out your favorite local organizations. Pups and pals are invited for drink specials, prizes, and an Austin Doga class (at 6pm).
    Thu., Feb. 28, 5-7pm. $5 suggested donation for Emancipet.  
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    Austin Mobility Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 1pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Brown Symposium XXXIX: The Anthropocene

    Because of humans the climate is changing and numerous other species have either gone extinct or are threatened with extinction. Should we just sit idly by, continuing down this road? Or should we enact change to try to shift the path of destruction? Brown Symposium XXXIX explores these and myriad other questions through various lenses.
    Wed.-Thu., Feb. 27-28. Free.  
    Alma Thomas Theater, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown
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    Certification 101 for Texas HUBs

    Certified Historically Underutilized Businesses are invited to this overview on the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certifications.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Small & Minority Business Resources, 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd
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    City Council Mobility Committee Meeting: Public Hearing

    Provide your final feedback on the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan before it heads to City Council for review and adoption.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 1-3pm. 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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    Collated and Perfect

    Panel discussion on the changing standards used to evaluate early printed books. Stick around to tour the "Stories to Tell" exhibit, and grab a free copy of Collated & Perfect by Kathryn James and Aaron Pratt.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 4:30-7:30pm. Free.  
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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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    Eastside Pop Up Nights

    Come shop the handcrafted and vintage market. Stay for drinks and dancing inside the Volstead.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 8pm. 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-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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    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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    Garden Club of Austin Monthly Meeting

    Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month.
    Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-9pm. Free.
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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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    Ikebana Demonstration

    Explore the Japanese practice of flower arrangement, dating back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. The tradition continues in the home.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Indivisible Austin Women’s Coffee Meetup

    A safe space for women to network, discuss activism, and share resources, with a facilitated discussion.
    Fourth Thursday, 11am-12:30pm  
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    Manage Your Cash Flow

    Learn how to understand cash flow and use it as a tool to keep your business healthy. Class counts toward requirements needed to earn a Business Skills Certification.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 6-9pm. $35.  
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    MapAustin

    Join StreetCred to celebrate the kickoff of MapAustin, a monthlong contest with a prize pool of more than $50,000 in Bitcoin. If you win, you can exchange it for cash money, keep it, or donate it.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 6-8pm. Free.
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    Out of Town

    Mardi Gras! Galveston

    Texas’ oldest and largest celebration going up to Fat Tuesday features 22 parades, two big stages of entertainment, and lots of Coastal cuisine.
    Fri.-Tue., Feb. 22-March 5. $22.
    Galveston
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    Real Austin Tour

    This “bucket list tour” gives you a city overview in just two hours. Get acquainted with Austin's art, music, culture, food, history, parks, and famous people while touring major landmarks, lesser-known gems, neighborhoods, and food trucks. And, with the Mercedes tour van, you'll be riding in style.
    Multiple tours daily, starting at 10:30am. $35.
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    Repowering Downtown: Substation Meeting

    Residents are invited to view concepts for the new Downtown substation in the Rainey Street District and provide feedback.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 4-6:30pm. Free.  
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    Southwest Community Engagement Meeting

    Residents are invited to hear from APD Commander Mike Eveleth on department goals accomplished in the DAVID sector last quarter.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
    Clinton Hunter South Substation, 404 Ralph Ablanedo Dr
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    Symposium Explores “The Anthropocene”

    The Brown Symposium hosts a daylong dive into "The Anthropocene" with University of San Diego professor and author Christopher Carter; Carol Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat; Andrew Revkin, staff member at the National Geographic Society and former New York Times environmental reporter, and more.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 9am-6:45pm. Free.  
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    Texas State Women's Basketball

    Vs. Troy: Thu., Feb. 28, 11:30am. Vs. South Alabama: Sat., March 2, 2pm  
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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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    Volunteer for Ready, Set, Plant! at Mabel Davis Park

    Help improve wildlife habitats by planting tree seedlings at Mabel Davis Park.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 9am-noon. Free.  
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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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    Wedtoberfest: Wedding Expo Beer Festival

    Couples are invited to grab a drink, plan a wedding, and see what the vendors have to offer. 100% of ticket sales benefit Generosity.org and their initiative to end the global water crisis.
    Thu., Feb. 28, 5:30-9pm. $20-35, GA; $30-50, VIP.  
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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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