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  • 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
  • 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.
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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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    Austin Pond Society Meeting

    Guest speaker Travis County Master Gardener Reeve Hobbie will present "If Plants Could Talk." Come early (6:30pm) for a light supper.
    Mon., March 18, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Better Balance & Movement Workshop

    This workshop will focus on promoting and maintaining balance, coordination, and posture through a series of simple and repetitive brain and muscle exercises.
    Mondays, 10:45am. Free.  
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    Bikin' Betties Social Ride

    Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details.
    Mondays, 8pm
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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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    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., 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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    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 Web Dev Training for Veterans & Spouses

    Learn the basics on HTML, JavaScript, and all the vocabulary that goes with the territory. The four-week course is being offered exclusively to active military, veterans, and spouses.
    March 18-April 11. Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm. $10 registration.  
    Galvanize, 119 Nueces
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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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    No Lights No Lycra

    This is a weekly, free-form, all-ages, substance-free and judgment-free dance party – no drinking, no drugs, no Instagramming, no hitting on strangers, and, oh yeah, it's in the dark – with DJ Brian Blackout and a wide variety of tunes.
    Mondays, 8:30pm. $10 suggested donation.
    Guan Yin Tea House, 4706 N. I-35
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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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    Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

    This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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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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    Spring Break at the Bullock

    Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities inspired by the current exhibit "Texas From Above."
    March 18-22, 10am-2pm. Free with museum admission.
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    Tech for Heroes

    Technology skills training classes for current & former veterans.
    Mon., March 18, 6:30-9:30pm. Free.  
    119 Nueces
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    The Get Down Hour: Beginner Hip-Hop Dance Class

    The Get Down Hour works the basics of different street dance styles to an hour of classic hits from the golden age of hip-hop and beyond.
    Mondays, 7:30pm. $16.  
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    Urban Transportation Commission

    Provide your final feedback on the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan before it heads to City Council for review and adoption.
    Mon., March 18, 5pm  
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    We Are Blood at Lakeline Mall

    WrB’s mobile blood bus will be stationed in the parking lot outside Macy’s on Monday (3-7pm) and Tuesday (12:30-4:30pm). Everyone who donates, or attempts to donate, will receive a $5 gift card to Torchy’s Tacos.
    Mon.-Tue., March 18-19
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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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    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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