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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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    Austin Bat Cave's School Supplies Drive

    Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that offers free creative writing programs to local youth ages 6 to 18, is holding a school supplies drive through April. If you would like to donate pencils, pens, paper, tape, composition notebooks, or any other classroom supplies, email heather@austinbatcave.org to learn how and where to drop off your items.
    March 11-April 30. Free.
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    Black Studies at UT Second Biennial Conference

    Conference explores late-1960s legacy of students challenging colleges to diversify their curricula and communities to the present-day academia of Black Studies scholars.
    Thu.-Fri., March 14-15. Free.  
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    Bumble Hive SXSW

    The dating, networking, and friend-finding app is popping up in the heart of downtown Austin, taking over local favorite Jo’s Coffee – which means free coffee round the clock for everyone!
    March 8-18, 7am-7pm. Free.
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    Concordia Women's Tennis

    Vs. St. Mary's College (IN).
    Fri., March 15, 9:30am  
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    Cosmic One Year Anniversary

    Many local artists, including Austin darlings Erika Wennerstrom and Bob Schneider, will take the stage over this weekendlong anniversary extravaganza running through St. Patrick's Day. Grab some food from LeRoy & Lewis, check out the spring drink menu, and get a sneak peek of the limited-edition Cosmic Cold Brew.
    Thu.-Sun., March 14-17, noon-10pm. Free.  
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    Davis Mountains Preserve Open Weekend

    A rare opportunity to camp, hike, bike, and enjoy a one of three wild and remote sky islands in Texas protected by the Nature Conservancy.
    Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. Free.
    Fort Davis
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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., 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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    Frida Friday ATX: Two-Day Birthday Bash

    Celebrating two full years of a womxn of color centered alternative economic space, Frida Friday ATX presents an on-site market, music, live art, workshops, and more over two days and venues.
    Fri., March 15, 6-10pm; Sat., March 16, 2-6pm. Free.
    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.; Gather Venues, 5540 N. Lamar
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    Help Set Austin's Priorities for Federally Funded Housing and Public Service Programs!

    A two-minute, online survey regarding affordable housing, job creation, and public service needs. Submit by March 15, 5pm.
    March 11-15  
    Online
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    Herb Society of America Plant Sale

    Start your spring garden with a variety of unusual and native plants, many of them grown by local members of the Herb Society.
    Fri.-Sat., March 15-16
    Round Top
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    Hotel Texas Monthly

    In partnership with Rice Business, Texas Monthly will be providing eight days of a pop-up hotel experience, complete with travel concierge, coffee + beer bar, and provocative conversations. Join Rice Business professors and Texas Monthly for daily panels and live-podcasting about the future of business.
    March 9-16. Daily, 8am-noon. Free.  
    Hotel Texas Monthly, 1512 Congress
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    Irish Stroll

    This weekendlong bender kicks off at Arcade Bar on East Sixth on Friday at 5pm. Start there and get sloshed all across Downtown.
    Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. $10-25.  
    Stereotype, 510 Rio Grande St
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    Kick Open the Chutes

    Have you ever wondered what it felt like to walk on the dirt of a real rodeo arena or stand inside the barrel of a true rodeo clown? Then, this event is for you! Get a sneak peek into rodeo action with a behind-the-scenes experience for true rodeo fans, on the eve of the main event.
    Fri., March 15, 6:30pm. $20.
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    Little Seedlings Storytime: Japan

    Explore Asian culture through the magic of storytelling.
    Fri., March 15, 10-11am. Free.  
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    Live Music Crawl

    Learn more about Austin live music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, and see iconic venues and new clubs, all while getting an overview of the city from a local musician.
    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. $50.
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    Llano Earth Arts Fest

    On the banks of the Llano River the World Rock Stacking Championship will amaze, musicians will entertain, and workshop will educate along with local food and drink.
    Fri.-Mon., March 15-18. $20, weekend pass.
    Llano
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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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    SAFE Job Fair: Youth Care Workers!

    Learn about positions at SAFE. Bring your driver's license, social security card, and documentation proving your eligibility to work in the U.S.
    Fri., March 15, 9am-2pm  
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    Sherwood Forest Faire

    Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, jousting, and unparalleled people watching.
    Weekends, March 2-April 21. $22 ($12, child).  
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    Southwestern University Women's Lacrosse

    Vs. Birmingham-Southern.
    Fri., March 15, 5pm  
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    SXSW Marketplace

    This is the spot to get the latest in clothing, accessories, art and more – a collection of pop-up shops at the center of SXSW. The event brings together hand-selected local, national, and global brands for a curated, diverse shopping experience. And it's free for everybody, badge or no badge (but you do need to register for a SXSW Guest Pass).
    Fri.-Sat., March 15-16, 11am-6pm. Free.
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    Tecovas Grand Opening Celebration

    Light bites and sips will be served, with complimentary shoeshines and live music for guests as they shop.
    Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. Free.
    Tecovas, 1333 S. Congress #160
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    UT Baseball

    Vs. Texas Tech: Fri., March 15, 6:30pm; Sat., March 16, 2:30pm; Sun., March 17, 1pm. Vs. Arkansas: Tue., March 19, 6:30pm; Wed., March 20, 6:30pm. $7-25.  
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    Whole Planet Foundation’s Prosperity Campaign

    Whole Planet Foundation's mission is funding microcredit to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $4 million, and you can donate at the store as you pay for your groceries.
    March 1-31
    Any Whole Foods Market
Ongoing
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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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