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    Keep Austin Weird’s 5.12K Run to Brunch

    Keep Austin Weird with scenic run courses throughout the city, unique restaurants, and local entertainment. Presented by Karbach Brewing Co. in partnership with Southern Smoke Foundation to help raise money and awareness for their Austin Relief Fund, helping people in the local food and beverage industry impacted by COVID-19.
    Sept. 20-Oct. 18. $45.  
    Virtual
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    Virtual Hoppy Hour With Tiny Tails

    Virtually hang out with the adorable animals of Tiny Tails to You and one of their animal experts, livestreamed via Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou). Donations accepted at www.tinytailstoyou.com/donate.
    Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am  
    Online
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    A New History of Old Texas

    Brandon Steele begins his third season of the popular history podcast with the story of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey in the wilderness of Texas.
    New episodes air Mondays and Thursdays  
    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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    A Virtual Tour of the MFAH Galleries

    Take a tour with curators Helga Aurisch and Ann Dumas of the Audrey Jones Beck Collection housing works by van Gogh, Monet, and others at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
    Ongoing  
    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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    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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    Artisan Mercado

    The Artisan Mercado has reopened at La Peña Gallery with social distancing and safety measures in place. The market features Latino products from different regions of Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and the Southwest, including handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, ethnic clothing and handbags, as well as paintings and drawings. Parking is available at the Austin Convention Center.
    First and third Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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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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    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 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 Self-Guided Hemp Tour

    Learn more about hemp while social distancing. Visit all seven retail locations for special discounts, education, and free swag.
    Through Oct. 22. Free.  
    Citywide
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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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    Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch 2020

    Pumpkin season has arrived! Get your gourds here, and don't forget to wear your mask.
    Oct. 9-30. Mon.-Fri., noon-7pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-6pm  
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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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    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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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    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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    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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    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 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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    ESB-MACC Online Programs

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, offers free digital programs from lesson plans to online art galleries. Kids can learn about lucha libre, the borderlands, music history, and more. Visit the website to find the activities, a virtual museum tour, and downloads.
     
    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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    Feed It Forward

    Did you know you can order delivery, pickup, groceries, beer, wine, or cocktails from participating restaurants and add the $5 Feed It Forward menu item before checkout? That helps the local food community provide 20 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank with each Feed It Forward item. Bonus: Tito’s Handmade Vodka matches 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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    Flight of the Bats

    The bats have returned to the 350-foot-deep cavern three hours from Austin. Evening tours of the bat emergence have begun with social distancing. Reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., through Oct. 31, 7:30pm. $6-14.  
    Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area, Rocksprings
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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.
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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 Curbside Clothing & Housewares Collection

    Austin Resource Recovery has partnered with Goodwill Central Texas to provide a new curbside pickup service for household goods and clothing items suitable for reuse or recycling. ARR customers can either call or schedule online, and they'll mail bags for you to fill. See the website for details.
     
    Citywide
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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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    Frio Bat Flight

    Tour spaces are limited because of coronavirus precautions as the second-largest population of Mexican free-tailed bats in the world emerge from the cave.
    Daily, 7:30-9:30pm. $10-12.  
    Concan
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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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    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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    Greenbook ATX

    First published in 1936, the Green Book was created by Victor Hugo Green, who developed the guide to help Black Americans indulge in travel without fear during the Jim Crow era. Greenbook ATX’s mission is to create an effective resource to connect the Austin community to Black-owned businesses, not just as a directory, but as a guide to promoting economic unity.
     
    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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    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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    HSEM Calendar Contest

    The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management invites Travis County students in second through fifth grades to submit artwork for the first Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Themes include family emergency preparedness actions, Central Texas severe weather conditions, and man-made disasters.
    Deadline: Oct. 18  
    Online
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    I Wish I Missed My Ex-President! Vote-by-Mail Phonebank

    The TCDP is calling voters to make sure they know if they're qualified to vote by mail this November.
    Saturdays, 1-4pm  
    Online
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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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    Karaoke at Planet Rock

    Enjoy karaoke, drinks, and barbecue in a gorgeous outdoor setting.
    Saturdays, 1-4pm. Free.  
    Planet Rock Vodka Distillery, 5401 Hudson Bend
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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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    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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    Live! ... From the Basilrosa

    A family-friendly music-based Facebook livestream featuring Basil McJagger, piano/organ player from the Derailers, and Gina Lee, leader of Gina Lee and the Brisket Boys. They and their 12-year old twins Eldon and Rosemary all play music, and sometimes there are guests, comedy bits, and a guest character known as the Spirit of Bejing Bistro who visits to read poetry from Shel Silverstein books.
    Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8pm. Free.  
    Online via Facebook Live
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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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    Making Clay Animals

    Pioneer Farms brings you this fun children's class on clay, taught by local sculptor Jim Schmidt. Kids will learn to make animals that you can bake in the oven and paint. Pre-purchase of 1 pound of clay required.
    Sat., Sept. 19, 10am-noon. $30.  
    Online
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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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    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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    Pig Week 2020

    OK, so Pig Week is actually seven weeks, during which Central Texas Pig Rescue's compassionate small-business friends will be offering specials, with proceeds going to the CTPR Expansion Project. Check the calendar, follow CTPR's social media, and sign up for the newsletter to get reminders and updates. Then, simply indulge in your local faves like Rebel Cheese, Plow Burger, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and more, and share on Instagram by tagging @centraltexaspigrescue and the business' account using #pigweek2020 to be entered into raffles. It's an excellent way to "swine and dine," if you will, for a great cause.
    Through Oct. 31  
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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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    Plant and Soil Amendment Sales

    Pick up a seasonal vegetable start, houseplant, or compost and mulch, and get free advice on how to grow your own food and take care of trees and native and adaptable plant species while protecting our watershed.
    Saturdays, 10am-12pm  
    Thicket Food Park, 7800 S. First
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    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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    Puppy Petting Zoo

    DogEmbark says puppies needs to meet 100 different people and dogs before they reach 16 weeks of age to learn the social skills they need to be happy, positive members of the community. So they're offering a COVID-conscious space at Barton Creek Farmers Market for dogs seven-16 weeks old to socialize. If you've got a potential puppy participant, register online. If not, you could be one of those important 100, so go pet the puppers!
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
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    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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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    This program through the city of Austin provides full rent payment for income-eligible renters financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the details on their FAQ and apply online.
    Application period open Aug. 19-Jan. 2021 or until funds expended  
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Storm on the Strand Ghost Tours

    The island city is one of the most haunted cities in the country and the guides take visitors on a casual socially distanced stroll through many of the spooky sites.
    Nightly by online reservation  
    Galveston
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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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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
    Online
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    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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    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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    Terra Toys Staff-Curated Bundles

    Multiple "Best of Austin" award winners Terra Toys has expert personal shoppers at the ready to help you select the perfect item. They've also put together bundles with themes like the Deep Sea, Hogwarts, Frida Favorites, and tons more ready for same-day pickup, so you can support a local favorite and beat the summer doldrums.
     
    Online
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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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    Kids

    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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    Events

    Toxins Detected in Lady Bird Lake

    Lady Bird Lake experienced a harmful algae bloom in 2019, which sickened and killed several dogs. On July 20, the city reported that toxins have again been detected in algae at Festival Beach and Red Bud Isle, and it is recommended that you do not allow dogs to swim in or drink from Lady Bird Lake. The city continues to monitor algae in the water; keep tabs on the status via their online dashboard.
    Ongoing  
    Lady Bird Lake
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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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    Events

    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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    Events

    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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    Events

    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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