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  • ATX Walk Bike Roll - Virtual Public Meeting

    The City of Austin invites all interested to attend the first community meeting for ATX Walk Bike Roll. They will explain how the City will update Austin’s sidewalks, urban trails, and bikeway plans and how you can get involved. They encourage community members to ask questions, give feedback, and learn about next steps. Have a few minutes to spare? Take this quick poll!
    Wed. Aug. 11, 7pm-8pm  
    Virtual Event
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    ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Week

    Austin Community College's first TRHT Week focuses on the theme "Social Justice and Collaborative Change: The Time Is Now." The program consists of 12 free virtual learning opportunities, in which ACC will provide dialogues, resources, and engagement around a variety of equity and justice issues for and led by students, faculty/staff, and community members.
    Through Jan. 22  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Thundercloud Sub

    Donate blood or platelets with We Are Blood to get a voucher for a free small ThunderCloud sub, redeemable through February. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Racial Equity Series

    "The Path to Racial Equity: Practical Steps Toward a More Equal Society" is a six-week conversation series with community experts examining the issues and offering steps Austinites can take to be part of the solution. The sessions will be followed up with insights from thought leaders on Tuesdays via Facebook Live.
    Thursdays through Feb. 18, 5:30pm  
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    "The Path to Racial Equity" Series

    A coalition of 17 Central Texas orgs hosts this six-part virtual series examining different issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin. The series – which runs every Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, between Jan. 14-Feb. 18 – aims to offer practical steps we can all take in our communities toward racial equity and opportunity. See website for schedule and guest lineup.
    Jan. 14-Feb. 18. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    #TXBookChat: Graphic Novels for Today’s Readers

    Join authors Cynthia Levinson and Varian Johnson for a discussion about this popular genre.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 11am. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AHS Tailgate Competition

    Austin Humane Society's Puppy Bowl XIV Tailgate Competition is officially underway! Andrea's Eats, Jo's Coffee, Austin Daily Press, and Yard Bar each compete with a tasty treat – and they're donating a percentage of sales to AHS. Try them all, and vote for your fave in the Facebook poll. The winning bite will be announced during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 6.
    Through Feb. 5  
    Various locations
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    Arts Commission Special Called Meeting

    Staff briefings include updates on Austin's Hotel Occupancy Tax and cultural funding.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 5:30-8:30pm  
    Videoconference
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    Austin Convention Enterprises, Inc. Meeting

    Former City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan will be appointed to the office of treasurer of the Austin Convention Enterprises, Inc., among other items.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 10am  
    Online
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    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Online Forum

    With Business Success Center's weekly forum, create strategic alliances and learn from other business owners in order to relaunch and rebuild carefully and successfully.
    Thursdays, noon-1pm. Free.  
    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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    Capturing Lee Miller (2020)

    This new documentary follows Lee Miller, who went from stunning fashion model to World War II photographer.
    Through Jan. 22. $10.  
    Online: www.mfah.org/films/virtual-cinema
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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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    Emergency Relief Food Distribution

    This distribution is primarily designed as a drive-through event, but you're also able to receive groceries via walk-up if you don't have a vehicle.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 9am-noon. Free.  
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    Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

    Take a 90-minute guided tour to see the ancient pictographs on the wall of the rock shelter below the park headquarters. Group size limited to 10; advance reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., 10am & 3pm. $5.  
    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, Comstock
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    Historic Landmark Commission: Preservation Plan Committee

    The committee will consider nominations for the Historic Landmark Commission appointee to the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) board.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 10am  
    Videoconference
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    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio
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    Homeschool Day at the Science Mill: Chemistry

    Solve chemistry riddles and explore the science behind chemical reactions that make foaming geysers and floating blobs, then hear about chemistry careers and the future of the field in a video interview with chemistry professor Amanda Spiewak.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 10am-2pm. Prices vary by age.  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
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    Lonestar Soccer Club Junior Academy

    Registration is now open for the Lonestar Junior Academy, which is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and require a more challenging, developmentally appropriate environment in order to maximize their potential.
    Academy begins Feb. 8. $295.  
    Various locations
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    Mobility Committee Meeting

    Briefings address the implementation of the 2020 Proposition B mobility bonds and an update on the Red Line Parkway. See agenda for details.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 1pm  
    Videoconference
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    Mobility Committee Meeting

    Briefings will cover the implementation of the 2020 Proposition B mobility bonds (60 minutes) and a Red Line Parkway update.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 1pm  
    Videoconference
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    Oyster Season

    It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
    Through April 30  
    Rockport/Fulton
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    Pavilion Wine Tasting

    Make a reservation to enjoy a flight of five wines on the covered pavilion with up to six friends and take the glass home as a souvenir.
    Daily, 10am-5pm. $30/person.  
    Becker Vineyards, Stonewall
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    Port of Brownsville Tour

    Take a unique four-hour tour of the busy seaport that includes a peek at the SpaceX Launch Facility and local wildlife.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-1pm. $25.  
    South Padre Island
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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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    Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2021

    Art in Public Places' TEMPO program seeks proposals from practicing visual artists or artist teams for short-term, outdoor art installations.
    Deadline: Tue., Jan. 26, 2021, 5pm  
    Online
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    Save Historic Muny District Meeting

    The agenda includes an update and possible action on city initiation of zoning on portions of the Brackenridge tract, including Lions Municipal Golf Course and several other UT tracts.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 2-4pm  
    Online (see agenda for Zoom details)
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    Snow Ball: Project Transitions Runway

    A fashion-inspired celebration featuring talented Project Runway designers, local curated entertainment, and fabulous live and silent auction items. Proceeds will be used to provide lifeline services to people in the community living with HIV/AIDS, including housing, meals, wrap-around support services, and round-the-clock hospice and recuperative care.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 6-8pm. Free.  
    Facebook & YouTube Live
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    St. Edward's University Men's Basketball

    Vs. UT-Permian Basin: Thu.-Fri., Jan. 21-22, 5pm. $4-8; ages 6 & under, free.  
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    St. Edward's University Women's Basketball

    Vs. UT-Permian Basin: Thu.-Fri., Jan. 21-22, 3pm. $4-8; ages 6 & under, free.  
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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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    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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    Texas Red Trivia

    A unique and entertaining trivia night with brewery prizes and a trophy to the top team.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
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    Tour Canyon Lake Gorge

    Make a reservation online to take a three-hour educational walk through the gorge cut when the Guadalupe River flooded over the dam.
    Ongoing. $10.  
    New Braunfels
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    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.
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Virtual UT Brainstorms

    UT-Austin's Dept. of Neuroscience invites the community to a discussion called "The Drunken Brain: A Conversation About How Science Discovers Drug Targets to Unravel Addiction." RSVP online.
    Thu., Jan. 21, 7-8:30pm  
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922
Ongoing

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