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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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    Texas Relays

    There will be students from across the country running around in circles and jumping long and high and often. At night people come out in droves and fill up Sixth Street enough to make SXSW crowds look like a stroll in the woods. (Not really, but kinda.)
    Wed.-Sat., March 27-30. $10-40.
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    The New Story Festival

    Described as a "transformational experience of community, creativity, and the common good," this three-day event offers art, music, spirituality, and tools to support social action, brainstorming, and community bonding.
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. $99-250.  
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    APL After Dark: Slumber Party

    It's an all-night cute-fest at the Downtown library: Tiny Tails to You will bring their petting zoo; there's a K-pop dance party, board games, DIY craft projects, and storytellers and comedy. Plus light bites and a cash bar. All happening on the sixth floor. Starts at 7pm and goes til "???"
    Fri., March 29, 7pm. $7.
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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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    Building Bridges Community Dialogue

    Erica Flores with Seedling Foundation will discuss mentoring opportunities and how to partner with local organizations.
    Fri., March 29, 9am
    NAACP Branch, 1709 E. 12th
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    City Forum: Queerying Planning and Design

    A panel discussion with some of the city's most awesome queer planners – Danielle Skidmore, Awais Azhar, and Katie Coyne – on the unique perspective LGBTQ folks bring to city planning and design.
    Fri., March 29, noon-1:30pm  
    UT campus, Goldsmith Hall, 310 Inner Campus
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    Concordia Baseball

    Vs. UT-Dallas: Fri., March 29, 4pm (DH); Sat., March 30, 1pm. Vs. Texas Lutheran: Tue., April 2, 7pm  
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    Concordia Softball

    Vs. UMHB: Fri., March 29, 5pm (DH); Sat., March 30, noon  
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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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    Driver’s License Recovery Clinic

    Assistance from law students, attorneys, and municipal court staff for individuals who've lost their licenses due to Department of Public Safety surcharges.
    Fri., March 29, 3-7pm. Free.  
    1520 Rutherford
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    Fort Martin Scott Days

    Return to the days when the fort was on the frontier and learn about how the soldiers lived, games of the era, meet Native Americans, and enjoy the music.
    Fri.-Sat., March 29-30
    Fredericksburg
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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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    HONK!TX

    Street and brass bands from all over the world descend on Austin to make a big noise on the move and unamplified. Events take place all weekend including a community parade you can join. See website for full schedule.
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. Free.
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    Human Resources Basics

    A 101 on hiring employees, independent contractors, and the records that need to be kept.
    Fri., March 29, 9am-4pm. $35.  
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    Japan-America Society of Greater Austin

    This spring gala features a cocktail reception for sponsors, dignitaries, and participants, and a silent auction, followed by dinner and the award program. Austin Taiko will be performing on Japanese drums.
    Fri., March 29, 6-8:30pm. $120 (members, $85).
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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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    Living & Collective and Lululemon Run Club

    Living & Collective, a group of health and nutrition coaches, is hosting a run club in partnership with Lululemon on select Friday mornings at 9:30am.
    March 29. April 12 & 26. Free.
    Lululemon at the Hill Country Galleria
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    Marcia’s 70th Birthday Ball Benefitting HOME and HAAM

    The weekend-long celebration will feature three musical events benefiting two nonprofits near and dear to Marcia Ball’s heart: HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers) and HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. $200 (standing) or $300 (seated) or $5,000 (VIP table for 8).  
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    Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

    There are afternoon and evening concerts, but the festival is oriented around jam sessions with musicians helping musicians on many different kinds of instruments and skill levels.
    Thu.-Sat., March 28-30
    Palestine
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    Rainey Street Supports Siegel For Congress

    Support Mike Siegel in his 2020 bid to unseat Rep. Michael McCaul.
    Fri., March 29, 6:30-8pm. $30+.  
    Rainey St. (Address provided after ticket purchase)
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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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    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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    Texas State Softball

    Vs. Georgia State.
    Fri., March 29, 6pm; Sat., March 30, 2pm; Sun., March 31, noon  
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    The Extraordinary Story Gala

    The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of and provide fundraising for the programs and scholars of Wayside Schools, a charter network providing education for low-income families.
    Fri., March 29, 6:30pm. $250.
    Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio St
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    Urban Music Fest

    The two-day music festival runs during UT's Clyde LIttlefield Relays. featuring local live music as well as youth band project Soul Tree Collective. There will be vendors with food, drinks, merch, and health and social services.
    Fri.-Sat., March 29-30. Free.
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    UT Baseball

    Vs. Xavier: Fri., March 29, 7pm; Sat., March 30, 5:30pm; Sun., March 31, noon. Vs Texas A&M: Tue., April 2, 6:30pm. $5-25.  
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    UT Men's Tennis

    Vs. Texas Tech: Fri., March 29, 6pm. Vs. Baylor: Sun., March 31, 3:30pm  
    Texas Tennis Center
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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
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    Yoga for Grief and Loss Therapy Group – Spring Series

    This gentle, restorative, and trauma-informed yoga class offers the space for letting go of tension in the body, and in turn, creating greater ease within the mind.
    March 29-May 3. Fridays, 10-11:15am. $90 for the series; scholarships available.
    The Austin Center for Grief & Loss, 2413 Greenlawn Pkwy
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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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    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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