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    Juneteenth: Stay Black and Live

    District 1 Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison kicks off this virtual event streaming across multiple platforms. Music, spoken word, a raffle, and a multidenominational sermon follow. Prior to the online program, 10,000 Fearless First Responders will deliver meals to Eastside communities. Get more details on the Facebook event page.
    Fri., June 19, 6-10:30pm  
    Online
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      A Spacious Place

      A variety of programming including Young Artists and Young Writers clubs, activity pack delivery, and accessible art activities for seniors is all available online.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      AISD Encourages Families to Apply for P-EBT

      The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
      Apply by June 30  
      Online
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      Alamo Kids Club Fun at Home

      For the junior cineastes who are missing Alamo Drafthouse's Kids Club, they've got an online treasure trove of family-film-centric activity sheets and booklets you can print at home. Children can learn about all the animals from The Lion King, play the Frozen II memory card game, make their own thaumatrope, and so much more. And if the kiddos want to share their work, snap a photo and tag it #AlamoAtHome on Instagram and Twitter.
       
      At home
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      All Together ATX Critical Needs Grants: Round Two

      The application period for the second round of funding for qualified organizations is now open. Get all the details and a link to an informational webinar on the website.
      Applications due June 26  
      Apply online
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      Art Garage Online Art Lessons

      The Art Garage is offering online art classes for little ones, and they've got kits you can order to work on at home. Learn to make homemade play dough, explore art from around the world, and more. Follow them on Facebook for details.
      Online
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      Art Garage Pottery and More To-Go

      Cure cabin fever with pottery and craft kits from Art Garage, offering delivery and pickup. They've got tons of crafting options to keep the whole family entertained, including mosaics, tie-dye kits, pottery, and tons more.
       
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      ATX Ballers Online Basketball Tutorials

      Local youth basketball organization ATX Ballers is providing free basketball video lessons that kiddos can do from home, even without a hoop! Expert coaches will upload a few engaging video lessons each week for the rest of the semester, complete with lesson goals to accomplish, for both beginners and experienced players.
      ATX Ballers Youth Sports YouTube channel
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      ATX Kids Club Online

      ATX Kids Club is offering daily Zoom calls for kids to meet and discuss movies, pets, family, and more, and participate in activities like origami or charades. Email info@atxkidsclub.org to join, and follow their Facebook page for more details.
      Mon.-Fri., 2pm  
      Online via Zoom
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      Austin Animal Center Now Open by Appointment

      AAC opened June 1 for pet adoptions and lost pet intake by appointment only. Drop-ins will only be accepted for sick or injured pets. Check out pet bios online and schedule an adoption appointment via email at ASOanimaladoption@austintexas.gov, and schedule intake appointments here.
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      Austin Community College Juneteenth Conversation

      ACC hosts a virtual conversation with: students and employees to examine equity and inclusion in recognition of Juneteenth.
      Fri., June 19, 11am-noon
      Online
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      Austin ISD Community Resources

      In response to COVID-19, Austin ISD is offering community resources including free meals to students at numerous locations, free access to telehealth and waived medical copays through a partnership with Virtual Care for Kids, free Learning at Home online courses, and recommended educational resources for all grade levels. For more information, visit the website.
       
      Citywide
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      Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund Application Deadline Extended

      Local musicians whose incomes were affected by the pandemic have a bit more time to apply for a $1,000 grant from the city: The June 12 deadline has been bumped back to June 26.
      Applications due June 26, 5pm  
      Online
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      Austin Pets Alive! Virtual Events

      Austin Pets Alive! encourages you to #SavePetsInSweats with fun online activities you can enjoy from home. Learn to make dog treats and embroider, and even schedule an e-reading with a psychic groomer to get inside your pet's mind and find out if they really want you to keep working from home. And donations are always welcome!
      Online
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      Austin Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

      Download an age-appropriate "Quest Log" (children, youth, teen, or adult), then submit a form whenever a challenge is completed and earn a digital badge. Use the Austin Public Library's curbside pickup or virtual catalog to check out materials to complete your quest.
      Through Aug. 31  
      Online
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Auto Tours and Hiking Trails Open

      The whooping cranes have left their winter home in Texas, but the wildlife refuge still has lots to see and a new elevated boardwalk to see it from. Entrance fees to all national wildlife refuges (there are 19 in Texas) have temporarily been suspended, but all visitor services are closed.
      Wed.-Sun., 9am-4pm. Free.  
      Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Austwell
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      Ballet Austin Online Dance & Fitness Classes

      Since you can't go to the studio, Ballet Austin brings the studio to you! Choose from several levels of ballet or hip-hop, CardioFunk Dance Fitness, Arms & Abs, contemporary, tap, Pilates workouts, barre workouts, Pink Pilates, Active Aging, and more. Purchase classes individually or by the bundle, and complete the course on your own time.
      Online
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      Bead It Kits

      Bead It has been providing Austinites with classes, jewelry supplies, and more since 2002. Now they're offering jewelry-making and meditation & crystal kits available to purchase online and work on at home. There's a beginner's box designed for ages 5 and up and several more options, and owner Ashley Schor is also available to create special orders based on your needs, because everyone can benefit from some meditation and a creative outlet right now. See the contact info on the website if one of the kits doesn't suit you.
      Online
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      Black Lives Matter Watch Parties

      BLM Austin will be hosting Black film watch parties until Black August, which includes the Haitian Revolution, Nat Turner Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Law Convention, March on Washington, and more. Read more about it and check out the daily film events on their Facebook page.
      Daily through June & July  
      Online via BLM Austin
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      Breath & Body Yoga Online

      Austin's Breath & Body Yoga owner and director Desirae Pierce is available via phone or Skype to provide tips and guidance to Austinites looking to stay physically active and strengthen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breath & Body is also offering live remote Zoom classes daily that are available to the public.
      Ongoing  
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      Buy Lunch for a Health Care Worker

      Donate online to purchase meals from local food trucks and restaurants like Chi'Lantro, Torchy's Tacos, and more that will be provided to health care workers at Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers. Efforts to coordinate food and food donations throughout the region are brought by friends of Keep Austin Eatin', Trucklandia, and ATX Hospital Meals.
      Online
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      Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

      Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
       
      Online
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      CAN Board of Directors Executive Committee

      See agenda for details.
      Fri., June 19, 9-10:30am  
      Online
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      Capital Metro Has 150 Job Openings

      Capital Metro has 100 openings for full-time bus operators and 50 for part-time bus cleaners. No experience is necessary, and training is provided. Get all the details online.
      Citywide
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      Celebrate Juneteenth With KOOP

      RSVP to KOOP's Facebook event to learn more about the story of Juneteenth and get the schedule for their multi-day celebration of Black artists and history, then tune in to 91.7FM all weekend to hear spotlighted artists.
      Through Sun., June 21  
      KOOP Radio 91.7FM
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      Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

      Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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      Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

      CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
      Online
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      Child Disability Prevention Outreach Volunteer From Home

      The Office of Disability Prevention for Children is seeking volunteers to assist program staff with local and statewide education and public awareness initiatives related to the prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities in children. Volunteers can help from home while offices are temporarily closed due to coronavirus, so contact them about registering for an orientation.
       
      From home
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      Children's Books Read by Jayda Marie

      Local YouTuber Jayda Marie has been uploading videos of herself reading books for children, and so far has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies, and more. It's basically a virtual storytime at the library!
      Online
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      City of Austin Employees' Retirement System Investment Committee

      See agenda for details.
      Fri., June 19, 9am  
      Teleconference (meeting ID: 860 2224 1815)
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      City of Austin FY 2021 City Budget Feedback

      Provide your feedback on what the city should prioritize in next year's budget.
      Through July 1  
      Online
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      City of Austin Summer Discovery Program Registration

      Registration for the city's summer camps is now open! Austin residents can register for one camp until the deadline of Fri., June 19, and lottery results will be available beginning June 22. Register and get all the details online.
      Through June 19  
      Online
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      Community Advancement Advocates Training

      Learn how to help with online outreach to promote participation in the 2020 Census and upcoming November elections.
      Fri., June 19, noon; Tue., June 23, 6pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Connect2Texas

      The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
       
      Online
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      Covid Mask Makers Seeks Assistance

      Do you know how to sew? Covid Mask Makers needs people to help sew face masks, and they've got patterns and instructions, including a helpful video, on their website. If you're all thumbs in that regard, you can help by donating supplies or picking up and delivering finished masks. Sign up for the newsletter to get more details, but feel free to get going on the mask-making anytime.
      At home
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      Creative Action Online Learning Hub

      In lieu of in-person summer programming, Creative Action has published a bunch of new content at their online learning hub. Get crafty with tie-dye, learn to apologize, experience music & movement, and so much more.
       
      Online
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      Creative Action Online Resources

      Creative Action's afterschool programs are suspended for the time being, so they've collected tons of resources for families to use at home. Check out their list of virtual learning activities, best TED Talks for kids, family-friendly documentaries, and more on their website.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Crux Climbing Center Online Classes

      Austin’s local climbing gym and fitness center is now offering online classes including training for climbing, yoga, HIIT, and circuit training to keep Austinites mentally and physically healthy. Classes are free and open to the public, with Venmo tips encouraged for trainers. Check out Crux’s Instagram stories to see how members are actually climbing the walls while their favorite neighborhood gym is closed. Ever seen someone climb a door frame?
       
      Online
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      Digital Garden

      Take a YouTube-based journey through the park with the newest episode about the monarch, our favorite butterfly.
      Free.  
      Online from Texas Discovery Garden, Dallas
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      Divest From White Supremacy, Defund the APD

      Undoing White Supremacy Austin is calling on white Austinites to support defunding the Austin Police Department. The campaign is demanding Mayor Steve Adler, City Council members, and City Manager Spencer Cronk: fire Police Chief Brian Manley; adopt a zero-tolerance for police shootings; and to divest and defund APD. See website for list of demands and specific action steps.
      Ongoing  
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      DIY Ragweed Control

      Pease Park could use your help. Since we’ve been social distancing, Pease Park Conservancy hasn't been able to host their annual spring volunteer events. They’re asking for volunteers to help curb some of the ragweed and litter that has found itself in Pease Park while also maintaining a safe distance away from each other. This is a DIY project and anyone can get involved; just show up anytime throughout the next month and do your part.
      Through June 30. Free.  
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      Dollar General Hiring

      With the increasing need for household supplies, Dollar General anticipates a need for double the employees and is actively hiring. Apply online.
      Various locations
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      Domino's Hiring Now

      Domino's is still offering carryout and delivery, and who doesn't love making people happy via pizza? Additional staff members are needed throughout the area, so apply now if you're interested in CSR, delivery, or management positions.
      Austin-area locations
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      Donate Blood, Get Free Whataburger

      We Are Blood partners with Whataburger to give all blood donors in June a voucher for a free hamburger. Donate at any WAB mobile drive or at one of their three locations to participate. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory, so call ahead at 512/206-1266 or register online.
      Through June 30  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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      Donate to PEAS Resiliency Gardens Program

      Donations to PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) will go to support outdoor learning and edible education programming in the community. Choose your level of funding, from seeds to an entire garden for an Austin family.
      Online
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      Dougherty Arts Center Virtual Programming

      Dougherty Arts Center offers more than 20 virtual youth art lessons, from origami to pet portraits to creating a tune in Song Maker. Check out the full slate online.
       
      Online via DAC
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      EcoRise Educational Resources

      If you'd like to keep kids engaged with STEM and sustainability lessons while you're quarantined, EcoRise has at-home lessons and eco-audits on their website. Try an eco-art lesson called Seed Guardians, make solar boxes for an outdoor learning activity, and dozens more.
      Free.  
      Online
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      El Buen Samaritano

      El Buen Samaritano's food pantry anticipates an increased need for their services in the coming months. They are also supporting community partners in their efforts to provide food for the families and individuals they serve. Right now, the pantry is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8-10am.
      Online
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      Escape to 1800s Texas

      Pioneer Farms' General Store is still open for limited hours on the weekends to sell handmade soaps and fresh eggs by the dozen, but all other operations are suspended until April 13. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for fun facts, livestreams of the farm, prairie trivia, archive exploration, and more. Their website has a bunch of fun games and crafts to keep the family entertained at home, which as they point out, is how the pioneers in the 19th century often lived.
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      Father's Day at Urban Axes

      Throw back a few brewskis and throw axes with Pa this year. Each family gets their own lane with plenty of space, and the first round of beers is on the house.
      Fri.-Sun., June 19-21. $25.  
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      Feed It Forward

      Feed It Forward and take out hunger! Order delivery, pickup, groceries, beer, wine, or cocktails from participating restaurants and add the $5 Feed It Forward menu item before checkout. Support the local food community and provide 20 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank with each Feed It Forward item. Plus, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching donations up to $10,000. Check out the list of participating locations online before you make your next takeout order; there's a wide variety all over town.
      Various locations
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      Food Access Resources From SFC

      The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
       
      Citywide
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      Foundation Communities

      Foundation Communities has suspended volunteer operations, but you can donate to their Emergency Assistance Fund to help their residents who are experiencing health concerns and lost wages. The Emergency Assistance Fund will help affected residents afford rent, utilities, household items, necessary transportation and more.
      online
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      Free Bilingual Coloring Book From ESB-MACC

      The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents An Empowered Village and Its Citizens, a bilingual coloring and activity book that tells of the history of the ESB-MACC and encourages children to envision what they would like to see take place at the Center. Download it for free from their digital programming website, and while you're there, check out the other cool things they've got on offer.
      Online
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      Free Exercise Classes With Stronger Austin

      Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from boot camp to Zumba, chair yoga to yoga en español, taking place in the morning, afternoon, or evening, so there's bound to be something that fits your schedule. And did we mention they're all free?
      Mon.-Sat., times vary  
      Online
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      Free Internet at Full Circle Bar

      The Full Circle Bar is offering free public high-speed wi-fi from 8am to 8pm so that community members without home internet can access news and check in with work and children can keep up with their studies. Mission Possible is offering free parking across the street, and users must stay in their car or keep at least 6 feet away from each other if they do not have a car.
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      Generation Serve: Helping While Home

      Local nonprofit youth service organization Generation Serve has suspended volunteer activities through April, but published a thoughtful list of activities and ways to help the community from home. Create cards and wallets, become a translator, start online fundraisers, learn and serve in nature, and more. Check out their post for all the details.
       
      At home and online
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      Get Involved With Austin Justice Coalition

      Austin Justice Coalition "serves people who are historically and systematically impacted by gentrification, segregation, overpolicing, a lack of educational and employment opportunities, and other institutional forms of racism in Austin." Get involved by donating, volunteering, or attending an event, and subscribe to their newsletter to stay informed.
       
      Citywide
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      Get Involved With Six Square

      Six Square's mission is to preserve and celebrate the cultural legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin through cultural arts, education, economic development, and historic preservation. Get involved by donating, volunteering, and subscribing to their newsletter. Their virtual Juneteenth event is right around the corner: Fri., June 19, 6pm.
      June 8-19  
      Online
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      Girlstart STEM at Home

      Nonprofit Girlstart has been empowering girls in science, technology, engineering, and math for decades, and they've made some of their programming available for use at home. Kids can learn about plate tectonics, light refraction, and so much more via fun, hands-on activities with household items. They aim to add new activities daily for livestreaming via their social media channels, so keep an eye out for that.
       
      Online
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      Goddard at Home

      Welcome to your family’s go-to resource for fun and educational content, where you can find new age-appropriate activity plans each week. The activities and simple routines support playful learning across developmental areas including language, math, science, social-emotional development, engineering, and more. Enjoy watching your child continue to learn and grow as you play together. Follow on Facebook for online events and activities as well.
       
      Online
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      H-E-B Seeks New Hires

      The pandemic crisis has put all kinds of people out of work temporarily, and local grocery hero H-E-B has short-term positions open because of the crisis. If you're looking for work, apply here.
       
      Various locations
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      Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore

      Austin Habitat for Humanity announced that it has taken the ReStore online, allowing the community to shop the wide variety of items currently listed for sale from the comfort of their own home. Similar to the brick-and-mortar locations, you'll find deals on unique items from clothing and shoes to home and garden accessories and more, and when you shop, you're supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission.
      April 14-June 24  
      Online
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      Help Feed the Animals at Pioneer Farms

      Moondog, Henry, Big Red, and their friends need your help. They're all part of Pioneer Farms' four-legged team of 13 horses, donkeys, and longhorns, who, along with 50 chickens, help tell the story of 19th-century Texas at Pioneer Farms. A donation of $10 gets them 60 pounds of hay, $15 buys 50 pounds of food, and $25 keeps the animals fed for almost three days. Check out their website to learn more about the animals you're keeping fed, and you'll get a shout-out in the newsletter when you donate.
      Online
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      Heritage Grant Applications for Historic Preservation

      The city's Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Heritage Grant Program, which aims to honor and preserve Austin as a place of personal heritage to promote tourism through the preservation of historic buildings, sites or (contributing) districts.
      Through July 10  
      Online
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      High 5 Kids Club

      Kids bowl free all summer long with High 5 Kids' Club. Register online for your summer pass.
      Through Aug. 29  
      High 5: 2700 W Anderson; 1502 RR 620 S., Lakeway
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      Hope Food Pantry Distribution

      Hope Food Pantry has partnered with Good Apple LLC to begin delivery of pantry items to qualified families, and those interested can get information and apply online. However, anyone in need is welcome to visit the pantry during distribution hours to pick up pre-packed bags of staple items curbside.
      Thu.-Fri. every week and first Saturdays of the month, 9-10:30am  
      4001 Speedway
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      Imperfect Foods Is Hiring

      Want to help reduce food waste, build a better food system, and feed your community in this time of need? Imperfect Foods is hiring seasonal and full-time warehouse associates, delivery drivers, and customer care associates. Apply online.
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      Joy Organics Free Delivery

      Joy Organics now offers free delivery of their CBD gummies, salves, oils, and more, which could be just what the doctor ordered right about now. For free doorstep delivery, call or order online and select "local delivery" at checkout. For free shipping to your home, select "in-store pickup" at checkout.
      Order online or by phone
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      Juneteenth Car Parade

      A family-friendly car parade through Whispering Hollow and Elm Grove in West Buda to celebrate descendants of Antioch Colony and Freedom Day. Yards and driveways will be decorated and the procession includes city officials and public safety vehicles. Join the FB event to get the route and learn more about Juneteenth history.
      Fri., June 19, 6-7:30pm  
      Buda
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      Juneteenth Celebration

      It is heartwarming to see Juneteenth being celebrated nationally as Emancipation Day. It originated in 1865, nearly two years after the official end of slavery, when it was announced in Galveston that Texas slaves were free from bondage. Usually a time of parades and festivals, because of the pandemic this year’s celebration will be a memorial service for state Rep. Al Edwards, who introduced legislation making Juneteenth a state holiday. The program will be livestreamed.
      Fri., June 19, 10am-2pm. Free.  
      Galveston
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      Juneteenth Community Unity Celebration

      Kick off the summer with live music, a dunk tank, water guns, a slip 'n' slide, and more.
      Fri., June 19, 3pm-12mid. $15.  
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      Juneteenth Jubilee: A Liberation Ritual of Rest

      Conscious Coven invites Black folx and allies for a time of rest and self-care. Meet by the big rock with blankets, comfort items, and any instruments you'd like. Be prepared to relax, meditate, and listen, and then rise up and celebrate with song and dance.
      Fri., June 19, 7-9pm  
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      Juneteenth Ride for Reform

      Get your motor running and head Downtown in this motorcycle ride in solidarity with peaceful protests across the nation. Meet at Hancock Center by the H-E-B and #RideForReform.
      Fri., June 19, 6:30-9:30pm  
      Hancock Center, 1000 E. 41st
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      Juneteenth: Growing Your Roots During a Global Pandemic

      Huston-Tillotson University's Downs-Jones Library presents an informative seminar on ancestry and genealogy featuring HTU's Danielle’ McGhee and the Austin History Center's kYmberly Keeton.
      Fri., June 19, 10am-noon  
      Online
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      Latinitas Future Chica Conference Registration Open

      Registration is now open for this conference designed for girls age 9-18 who want to explore 21st century technologies and their own innovative ideas. They'll learn through hands-on demos and activities and engage with local professionals to inspire career exploration across technology, creative, design, and business industries. Register now, as spots are limited and filling up fast!
      July 18, 10am-3pm; register ASAP. $15.  
      Online
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      Lend a Hand ATX

      Lend a Hand ATX, created by Austin Tech Alliance, is a platform to help skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis. Create an account, make an offer or request, and find a match!
       
      Online
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      Lights, Camera, Safety PSA Contest Deadline Extended

      City of Austin's Safe Routes to School program invites seventh and eighth grade students to create their very own public service announcement (a short educational video) showing how to walk, bike, and roll to school safely. The winning filmmakers get Alamo Drafthouse gift cards, and their video will be shown in middle schools across Austin. Get all the details and submit your entry online.
      Deadline: Aug. 3  
      Online
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      Limited Cave Tours

      Concerts in the Throne Room have been discontinued for the time being, but small tours are happening in the cave too pretty for a name, and reservations are encouraged.
      Daily, 9am-5pm  
      Cave Without a Name, Boerne
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      Little Hummingbird Society

      Austin Parks Foundation's Little Hummingbird Society aims to keep kiddos healthy and busy with fun, educational activities. Their digital activity booklets, printable drawing and coloring sheets, and word searches are available online, and your little hummingbird will love learning how to make seed balls and playing the "Cleanup Game."
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Machu Picchu

      Take a 360-degree tour of the ancient mountain-top Inca citadel in Peru.
       
      Online
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      Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run: Virtual Edition

      It's the final week to run in this virtual 5K. Sponsored by Maudie’s Tex-Mex to benefit the Trail Foundation, it's gone virtual: run now, party later. Register online and submit your best 5K time by July 4. Participants receive a run T-shirt and admission to one big party in October featuring Maudie’s snacks and a margarita.
      June 4-July 4, 8pm. $50.  
      Citywide
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      National Museum of the Pacific War

      The museum will offer tours for groups of up to nine persons through the exhibits including the George H.W. Bush Gallery and recently renovated Admiral Nimitz Gallery. Reservations required.
      Wed.-Sun., beginning Fri., May 15. $8-18.  
      Fredericksburg
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      Natural Bridge Caverns Drive-Thru Wildlife Ranch

      The ranch is back open after a hiatus due to COVID-19. Drive through 450 acres of scenic landscape and see more than 500 animals from the safety of your personal vehicle.
      Daily, 9am-5pm  
      Between New Braunfels and San Antonio
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      Nauti Side Lake Austin Boat Rentals

      Lake Austin boat rentals include a captain free of charge, a Bluetooth stereo, a tank of gas, safety equipment, an ice chest, and a Lily Pad. No need to find an experienced boater, just make a reservation, show up with your family or friends, and they will handle the rest.
       
      Lake Austin
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      Online Art Workshops With the Cathedral

      In an effort to continue to support artists and encourage people to stay home, the Cathedral is: now offering their artist-led workshops online. You can help support local artists by signing up for one of their workshops, which include a kit with all materials needed for the class. Kits are available for curbside pickup at 2403 E. 16th, or they can be shipped straight to your home. Check out the website to sign up for a workshop and order your kit.
      At home; register online
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      Online Classes With Esquina Tango

      Nonprofit Esquina Tango has taken their programming online via Zoom and Facebook Live. There's something going on every day, so check out the full list of donation-based classes and choose from conversational Spanish or Portuguese, salsa aerobics, and, of course, tango.
      Daily; times vary  
      Online
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      Kids

      PEAS Adventure Labs

      PEAS brings nature-based learning to your home with Adventure Labs, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, and mindfulness activities. Register for one or multiple weeks.
      June 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25. $40.  
      Online
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      Kids

      PEAS Distance Learning

      Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability have a bunch of resources to keep kids engaged in outdoor and edible education. Learn to make oobleck, play dough, and slime; develop little green thumbs with their gardening tips; gather recipes for healthy DIY kids' snacks, and more. Check the site regularly for updates and new content.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Kids

      Pinballz Brings the Arcade to You

      If you and the family are missing the arcade, fear not: Pinballz can bring the arcade to you. Titles vary, but they've got full-size arcade games like Ms. Pacman, Galaga, and Donkey Kong as well as pinball machines, sanitized and delivered to you for weekly rentals or purchase, and they're offering a discount for multiple-week rentals.
       
      Various locations
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      Pioneer Farms Artisan Classes Booking Now

      Do you want to learn to blacksmith? How about grow your own food, raise chickens, spin, sew, weave, cook, preserve food, create your own knife, or make cheese? In Pioneer Farms' artisan classes, you can learn how to do all these things from talented and experienced teachers in online or safe in-person classes.
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      Precision Camera Expo & Sale

      Photogs won't want to miss out on huge sales, reps in-store, giveaways, free classes, and more.
      Fri.-Sat., June 19-20  
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      Civic Events

      Project Connect Virtual Open House

      The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
      Online
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      Seasonal Jobs

      Randalls Stores Hiring Immediately

      Apply online or stop by your nearest Randalls location to be considered for immediate hire.
       
      Various locations
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      Rise and Run South Austin Online

      Rise and Run South Austin's community runs are suspended until further notice, but in the time being you can join their Strava club to log your miles, and connect on Facebook or Instagram to meet and cheer on other runners.
      Ongoing. Free.  
      online
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      Out of Town

      Robinson Film Center Online Programming

      Located in downtown Shreveport, the Robinson Film Center is temporarily closed, but has created a virtual program that educates, enriches, and entertains viewers through the power of film. Programs include recommended films that can be streamed through a subscription or rental service, as well as interactive activities, such as open discussion forums, simple recipes, and more. The programs are updated weekly.
      Online
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      Kids

      Rock & Roll Playhouse Presents Live From the Playroom

      Rock & Roll Playhouse brings their family-friendly concerts to your own playhouse every day of the week. Tune in weekdays at 2pm, Saturdays at noon, and Sundays at 10am to get in on the fun.
      Free.  
      Online
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      Scream Hollow Summer Monster Bash With Live Music

      Scream Hollow's Monster Bash features live music, four haunted attractions through 20 buildings in the woods, beer and wine bars, a cafe, and a haunted gift shop. With 20 acres, there's plenty of room for social distancing.
      Fri.-Sat., 6pm-12mid, through June 27. $6 and up.  
      Scream Hollow, 149 Split Rail Ln., Bastrop
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      SculptFest

      Originally planned for the town square in Round Rock, the show of Texas-made art goes on at the Texas Society of Sculptors website.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Civic Events

      Shape Austin's Future: Redistrict ATX

      City Council district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years, and now is your opportunity to get involved by applying for the Applicant Review Panel or the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Get all the details at RedistrictATX.org.
      June 1-Sept. 30  
      Online
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      SKM Art Advising Online Fundraiser

      Benefit Austin Creative Alliance’s Artists Emergency Fund, SKM Art Advising has mounted an online show of work by local artists. Pick up something to beautify your home while contributing to ACA's Artists Emergency Relief Fund, which is offering grants to artists who lost income due to the coronavirus.
      May 7 until sold out  
      Online
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      Social Media Strategy Mapping

      Learn how to make social media work effectively for your business.
      Fri., June 19, 10am-noon. Free.  
      Online
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      Kids

      Storytime Everywhere!

      Austin Public Library's Cepeda Branch offers a range of read-alouds online while the branch is closed. There are chapter books for everyone, preschool, and family storytimes. Follow @StorytimeEverywhereATX on Instagram to get the full schedule and to receive alerts when the stories go live.
      Mon.-Fri., times vary  
      Online
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      Studio Satya Online Yoga Classes

      Local yoga studio Satya has live and recorded classes available online so you can get the exercise and meditation we all so desperately need right now. Donate any amount to get access, and keep your eyes peeled for short free classes coming soon via Instagram.
      $12 suggested donation.  
      Online
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      Sports

      Summer Reopening: Dance & Fitness Classes at Ballet Austin

      Ballet Austin has carefully reopened with safety precautions after two and a half months of providing online instruction. Check out the daily schedule of Pilates, dance, and fitness classes and get back to your routine.
      $5-26.  
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      Kids

      Summer Wonders

      Summer Wonders is a full- or half-day program for students entering pre-K-8th grade. Content areas include STEM, art, science, global community, economics, drama, culinary creations, literature, film, athletics, music, math, and many more, taught by ACE Academy faculty who are experts in their respective fields and committed to creative, fun-filled curriculum.
      Register now for summer  
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

      Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
      Any day, anytime  
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Texas Butterfly Festival

      Pre-registration is underway for the country’s premier butterfly festival to be held Oct. 31-Nov.3 in the Rio Grande Valley. The refundable deposit is the first step for organizers to gauge interest in the re-imagined festival due to the pandemic.
      Through June 30. $25 deposit.  
      Mission
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      Texas History at Home

      All state historic sites and their grounds have closed to the public, but you can explore the historic site atlas, watch videos, dive into historic stories and maps, and more from the comfort of your home.
       
      Online from Texas Historical Commission
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      Texas Story Project

      Every Texan has a story, and you can share yours with the Bullock Museum's Texas Story Project. For inspiration, visit the interactive Texas map, then add your own story using their prompts, such as "How has your Texas community changed since you moved there?" or "What object, heirloom, or work of art reminds you most of Texas?" You can even add photos, videos, or audio files to your story.
       
      Online via Bullock Museum
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      The Contemporary From Home

      The Contemporary Austin museum can now be enjoyed from home, with online activities for kids and art classes for all ages. Check in each week for a supply list and then work on projects like bug hotels, recycled robots, and tape art along with an instructional video. See the website for more offerings for the whole family.
       
      Online
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      The Escape Game Remote Adventures

      Play the Escape Game’s newest game, "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure," from anywhere in the world using Zoom. Control an avatar wearing a live feed camera, search 360° images of the room, and use items in your online dashboard to progress through the game. An expert game guide will be there to help along the way, just like the typical escape room. Assemble a team of friends, family, or co-workers, and see if you can escape within an hour!
      $25/person.  
      Online
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      Thinkery at Home

      Kids' museum Thinkery has put together a collection of STEAM activity videos and guides to projects like making your own applesauce and growing sprouts, all available online. Plus, storytimes in English and español are on Facebook Live throughout the week, and kids can take part in design challenges like designing a board game or creating things that fly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There's so much to do! Check out their website and FB page for all the details, and become a Thinkery member to get early access to new activities.
       
      Online
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      Seasonal Jobs

      Tomlinson's Feed & Pets Hiring

      Tomlinson’s Feed & Pets, Central Texas’ favorite pet supply store for 73 years and counting, is currently hiring for part-time and full-time positions at several locations around Austin. Apply online.
      All Austin-area Tomlinson's locations
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      Out of Town

      Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

      Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Trappings of Texas Art and Gear Sale

      The annual sale of paintings, collectibles, and jewelry has gone online with artwork sold directly from the artists and new pieces added throughout the sale.
      Through Aug. 2  
      Online via Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine
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      Kids

      VentureLab Entrepreneurial Curriculum

      Austin-based nonprofit VentureLab has entrepreneurial skills training available online for kids from elementary to high school age, aimed toward developing STEAM, design, creative, and collaborative skill sets. Their mission is to help create the next generation of innovators and encourage the type of thinking we need to overcome the crisis we face today, so now is a great time to spark your child's interest in problem-solving and build their skills.
       
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Virtual Museum Tours

      Trying to avoid crowds? Visit 11 of Texas’ most interesting museums from the comfort of your home, including the Sixth Floor Museum, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and the National Cowgirl Museum.
      Free.  
      Online via Texas State Historical Association
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      Out of Town

      Virtual Tour of Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids

      Step inside the Gerald R. Ford Museum and take a virtual tour with museum curator Don Holloway. Walk through the Core Exhibits and learn about Gerald Ford’s childhood and early years in Grand Rapids.
       
      online
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      Out of Town

      Virtual Trip to Marble Falls

      Take a day trip without leaving the farm (or your living room) with new videos from Marble Falls. Take a 14-minute sunset ride on a paddleboard on Lake Marble Falls or admire the bluebonnets.
      Online
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      Virtual YMCA

      YMCA of Austin's homepage has been reconfigured to serve as a one-stop resource with streaming exercise classes, information and classes tailored for seniors, activities for kids and families, kids’ educational resources, spiritual and emotional support, nutrition resources and tips, links to community information, as well as ways people can volunteer and give back. You can also follow them on social media for even more activities.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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      Volunteer From Home for Ronald McDonald House

      The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas is to keep families with sick children together by providing lodging near hospitals, and they have needs that you can help meet from your own home. Donate online or choose from the helpful list of projects they've put together: Crafty volunteers can crochet beanies for NICU babies or create greeting cards, or you can put together activity packets or toiletry kits, order something from their Amazon wish list or have a meal delivered, and more. The full list is here.
       
      At home
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      Out of Town

      Witte Where You Are

      The art, history, and science museum is working to reopen in the new normal, but until then it has a digital series of virtual visits that cover everything from cooking classes to science lessons.
       
      Online via Witte Museum, San Antonio
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      Kids

      Women & Their Work Educational Resources

      Women & Their Work has a huge online selection of art activities, games, and educational resources, including projects you can do at home that relate to recent exhibits.
      Online
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      YMCA Child Care for Essential Workers

      YMCA of Austin is offering child care for children of health care workers, first responders, and all other essential workers. Care is available for children ages 3-12, and children are required to bring a sack lunch. During the day, kids will enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, games, movies, snacks, and supervision from experienced, expert Y staff. Children will be divided into small groups throughout the Y facilities, and proper social spacing will be maintained at all times. Register online.
      $40-50.  
      Austin-area YMCAs
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      Sports

      Yoga With Adriene

      Local YouTuber and multiple "Best of Austin" winner Adriene Mishler has enough online classes to keep you busy through an extensive quarantine. There are videos specifically for kids and teens, and targeted sessions for any ailment you might be experiencing (anxiety, anyone?).
      Online

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