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  • The Baron's Men Present A Midsummer Night's Dream by Wm. Shakespeare

    Join The Baron's Men for a night of frivolity, magic, and comedy as they present one of Shakespeare's most beloved (and most produced) works. The show opens October 1st and runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening through October 23rd. Tickets and additional information available online. You don't want to miss this one!
    Oct. 1-Oct. 23  
    The Curtain Theatre
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    AFWA: Citywide Sugar High Bake Sale

    The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a citywide online bake sale supporting local restaurants, featuring sweet and savory goodies crafted by Austin’s best: bakers and pastry chefs: Abby Jane Bakery, Chicken Salad Shoppe, Bakery Lorraine, Bento Picnic, Cold Ones Pops, Contigo, Cookbook Bakery, El Alma, Foreign & Domestic, Garbo’s, Julie Myrtille Bakery, Killa Wasi, Lola’s Donuts, SRSLY Chocolate, and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop. Order by Feb. 10, and the love-inspired treats will be available for pickup at Last Straw (914 E. Sixth) on February 14. Or – get 'em delivered! See website for details on this amazing array of delectables.
    Feb. 4-10. $12-55.  
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    Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

    AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Black History Month With Texas State Parks

    Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Black History With Outschool

    Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Shrewd Productions: Be My Valentine

    The unstoppable and ever-romantic Shrewds have created a unique, multidisciplinary offering for their patrons (note: that's you, citizen) by collaborating with poets, writers, visual artists, and performers to offer hand-crafted, custom valentines. Sign up to receive a surprise Valentine from a Shrewd performer for yourself – or send one as a gift.
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    Uchi & Uchiko: Valentine's Treats

    We know where Valentine's Day came from, and we really like where it's going: Directly to your palate, with love, from the virtuosi of viands at Uchi and Uchiko. Uchi's offering a Caviar Box ($120) filled with smoked trout roe and Kaluga hybrid caviar, vinegar and truffle potato chips, ume boshi shallot, chives, black garlic crème fraîche, and celery root chips. Uchiko touts a Caviar Box (also $120) featuring smoked trout roe and Kaluga hybrid caviar, sunchoke chips, crème fraîche, black onion soubise, chives/shallots, and egg yolk/whites. But if that's too, ah, fishy for your tastes, citizen, look here: Chef Ariana Quant has conjured a Sweet Box ($70) stocked with passion fruit marshmallows, pâte de fruit, chocolate nougat currants, chocolate bon-bon, and more – and a half bottle of brut rosé. Call them – yes, on your phone – to place an order before they've sold out.
    Order by Feb. 11
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    2021 Mobility Annual Plan Feedback

    The MAP provides an annual “look ahead” at planned work across Austin that is made possible through 2016 Mobility Bond resources. Projects outlined in the MAP include sidewalks, Safe Routes to School, bikeways, urban trails, Intersection Safety/Vision Zero improvements, and more. View the interactive project map, read the plan, and provide feedback through Feb. 7, 2021.
    Deadline: Feb. 7, 2021  
    Online
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    Aba's Mediterranean Valentine Feast

    How tasty is this offering from that excellent Mediterranean place just south of Downtown? Hint: Aba's dinner for two will include lobster bisque, smoky garlic hummus with housemade bread, ahi tuna tabouli, brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin with truffled potatoes, Isot chocolate cake, and a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco. Note: Place your order up to one day prior (by 3pm) for pick-up or delivery on Feb. 12–14.
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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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    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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    Austin Oyster Co. x Austin Winery

    Austin Oyster Company and Austin Winery have teamed up to offer pre-packaged oyster shucking kits and wine selections for an at-home Valentine's Day celebration. Packages include one or two dozen oysters, garnishes, one of three paired wine bottles, shucking knife and gloves, and Austin Oyster Co. swag and discount codes. Note: This is a hot, as they say, item – so it's a good idea to place your orders STAT. Pickup options: Sat.-Sun., Feb. 13-14, noon-5pm.
    One dozen + kit, $70; two dozen + kit, $90.  
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    “Love Is in the Air” Flight Package

    Now here's a unique way to celebrate love being in the air: indoor skydiving. The special package includes four flights and videos for two flyers.
    Through Feb. 21. $156.  
    IFLY, 13265 U.S. 183 N
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    Become a Fix-It Clinic Instructor

    Austin Resource Recovery is seeking interested and qualified individuals to lead paid online interactive repair workshops. Workshops will be hosted on a platform provided by the city, and selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Classes will be held mid-March to mid-April and will cover basic repairs of items like toasters, lamps, or coffee machines.
    Applications due Feb. 15  
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    Black History Month With Creative Action

    Follow Creative Action on social media to find out tow to join in uplifting local and young Black creators. Learn about how to support an artivist movement among youth, and honor the dynamic artistry of our Black communities.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Brush Lettering: Valentine's Edition

    Local calligrapher Steph Ivelisse teaches about the tools and techniques you need to get started with brush lettering so you can make your own gorgeous valentines.
    Sun., Feb. 7, 11am  
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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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    Civic Events

    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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    Cooking at the Quarters

    Join the staff of Barrington Plantation as they demonstrate a traditional meal in the style of enslaved people using period ingredients and methods.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 6-7, 10am-4pm  
    Washington-on-the-Brazos
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Girl Scout Cookies

    Kick off cookie season with We Are Blood and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma to get a free box of Girl Scout cookies.
    Through Feb. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Free Valentine's Dessert at Z'Tejas

    That's right, lovebirds: On Valentine's Day, order two entrees at either location of this popular bastion of fine Southwestern cuisine and you'll get your dessert gratis: A dulce de leche "heart" cheesecake with chocolate glaze, strawberry reduction, and strawberry rose.
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    Get Fit 2021

    As part of Ballet Austin’s mission to encourage health and well-being, they're offering a week of free and $5 fitness classes, virtual and in-person, including outdoor workouts, on-demand videos, livestream classes, and Pilates.
    Feb. 1-7  
    Online and at Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third
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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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    Hopfields Valentine: Pre-Fixe Paradise

    Hopfields says they've created "the ultimate dining package for you and your main squeeze to enjoy," and – we know chef James Flowers' culinary skills – we're not going to argue. You can dine in with full service (there's a beautiful patio) or get the whole shebang to-go and put the finishing touches on it at home. "The whole shebang" means, in this case, a five-course feast of bowfin caviar, oysters Louie, truffled white asparagus soup, whole roasted Berkshire porchetta, and a creamysweet dream of a dessert they're calling bananacotta. They'll also give you a pair of roses and a vintage French postcard, lovers – and of course you can add wine or beer pairings for extra.
    Sun., Feb. 14, 5-10pm. $100 for two.  
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    Hotel Ella's Valentine's Dinner To-Go

    You could be extra and book a night at the hotel, too – and that would be such a romantic maneuver, wouldn't it? But you can also "just" order this excellent meal for pickup from Goodall's Kitchen and then return home, happily feasting on coconut lime ceviche, filet mignon (or seared, cold-smoked scallops), and devil's food cake for dessert. Note: Place your order by Feb. 9, for pickup Feb. 12-14.
    Feb. 1-9. $47.50 per person.  
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    Huckleberry: Valentine's Seafood Feast

    Treat yourself and your partner to a Gulf-sourced, take-and-bake dinner for two at home, as chef Davis Turner presents the four-course freshness of Bibb salad, deviled crabs, Gulf Coast bouillabaisse, and triple-chocolate cookies. (But, ah, you don't yet know how good this food truck outside Circle Brewing is? Then we'll tell you: It's so good that you'd best order early, as Chef Turner's culinary chops tend to make these specials sell out fast.)
    $100 for two.  
    2340 W. Braker
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    Ice Pick's Pies: Valentine AF

    One of our favorite bakers in Austin is offering her scrumptious homemade creations (with free delivery throughout the Austin and Dripping Springs area) at 15% off the entire order – until Fri., Feb. 12, if you use this special code: VDAYPIES. Oh, the fillings! Oh, the crusts! Oh, what that Gabrielle Faust can do with an oven!
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    Il Brutto: Valentine's Pizza & Pasta

    A special Valentine's to-go dinner kit for two, from this First Plates winner? Hell, we'll pretend to be in love, if we have to, to score such a fine repast: Easy-to-follow instruction and ingredients for making Margherita pizzas and goat cheese agnolotti pasta right there at home – and it comes with tiramisu that's fully done and ready to be your favorite dessert ever.
    Order now for pickup on Feb. 11-14  
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    Intero's Valentine: Meal Kits + Chocolates + Whiskey

    Couples who enjoy spending time together in the kitchen can create a delicious meal with one of Intero’s Valentine’s Day meal kits from chef Ian Thurwachter – featuring an appetizer, salad, entree course (options include a dry-aged Wagyu ribeye, hand-made pasta, and risotto) and easy-to-follow instructions. (Ah, the two of you, in the kitchen, rockin' that fancy cuisine …) But, check this out, too: Pastry chef Krystal Craig is offering chocolate tasting sets for two, so you and your beloved can go on a romantic adventure of the palate. Tasting options include an amaro-and-chocolate pairing, and a whiskey-and-chocolate pairing with Milam & Greene's finest. Note: Order by Feb. 10, for pickup on Feb. 12-14.
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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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    L'Oca d'Oro: Valentine's Day at Home

    This intimate dinner for two from chef Fiore Tedesco includes a three-course meal of Spanish mackerel crudo with tomato and basil, burrata with blood orange and mint, and house spaghetti with shrimp bolognese. All dishes are finished at home so they can be as fresh as if they were being experienced at the restaurant, and there are additional options for wine pairings.
    Sign up via Table22 between Feb. 2-8 for pickup on Feb. 12  
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    Lick Honest Ice Creams: Valentine's Specials

    Lick's bringing a double whammy of creamy goodness to your Valentine's table this year, offering 1) Love Cake, an eight-inch cake (8-10 servings) that features Lick’s creamy strawberry ice cream (made with fresh Texas berries and local Mother Culture cream cheese), layered with buttery bits of graham crumble atop a decadent dark chocolate cake ($39.99), and 2) the Valentine's Package Deal of two pints, two toppings, and two waffle bowls ($20). Note: You have to order the Love Cake by Feb. 7 for pickup Feb. 12-14, but you'll be able to get that package deal through the end of February.
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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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    Lunar New Year: Bao'd Up's Oxenbao

    That's right, citizen, it's the Year of the Ox – and this popular eatery is celebrating with soft and savory bao buns that feature an ox-head decoration on the outside and brisket on the inside. Timely and delicious, is the idea here, and it's such a good idea that they're also offering Valentine's bao (with a heart on the outside and cheesecake inside) at the same time. But it's for just one weekend, as that adventurous chef Ting Lin points out – so get 'em while you can.
    Available Feb. 12-14
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    Lunar New Year: Tso's Happy Family

    "Happy families are all alike," wrote Leo Tolstoy. This Happy Family, a holiday special from the busy kitchen at Tso Chinese Delivery, is made with shrimp, chicken, and beef with broccoli, carrot, sugar snap-peas, bamboo shoots, baby corn, and button mushrooms in a savory spicy brown sauce. (We reckon the author's Anna Karenina would've loved this delicious amalgamation of flavor.) Bonus: Comes with a free order of Sesame Balls when you use this special Chronicle readers' code: accny2021.
    Available through Feb. 12
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    Mozart's Valentine: Coffee & Dessert Tasting

    Mozart's Coffee Roasters has a fine event planned for the most romantic java fiends in town. "Three courses. Three coffees. Four nights available. All kinds of couples welcome." We reckon you'll enjoy listening to the live music on those lovely lakeside decks while you sip and nibble the sumptuous noms – and you'll leave with a special gift from Mozart's, too.
    Feb. 11-14. $166.50 per couple.  
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    Old Thousand: Valentine's Hot Pot & Dinner for Two

    Valentine’s options at Old Thousand include a "Horny for Hot Pot” multicourse dinner for two ($110) with choice of mala beef tallow broth or smoked vegetable umami broth, a variety of meats, vegetables, noodles, signature sides and desserts; and a Dinner for Two option ($75) that includes a variety of signature dishes like Xiao Main noodles, General Tso’s, Smoked Pork Belly Char Siu, green beans, and cucumber salad. Available for pickup at both locations. Bonus: Both dinners include a refreshing adult beverage.
    Note: Order by Feb. 11, 5pm
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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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    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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    Sala & Betty: Valentine's Day Dinner

    It's Sala & Betty's sixth anniversary, yes, but what chef Teresa Wilson is serving up will help you celebrate with your Valentine: A multicourse meal that involves "several different cuisines to honor the many cultures that make us who we are." Choose among such delights as grilled oysters with bacon, goat cheese tourtes, Louisiana crab cakes, shrimp bisque, pomegranate-roasted pork chops, salmon with Brussels sprouts and chorizo, raspberry cheesecake, banana pudding, red velvet cupcakes, and more.
    Order now for pickup on Feb. 14. $50-55.  
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    Salt & Time's Valentine Meal Kits

    Valentine's Day, these magisterial meatmongers remind us after a year's gone by, marks the last major holiday to be celebrated in quarantine. Now they've put together several packages so you and your boo can have a wonderful dinner at home. The multicourse meals are partially prepared to finish at home and include either one large, dry aged steak to share or a pair of steaks – and a bottle of Cava sparkling wine and your choice of cocktails – from either a Steak House Classic or a Tuscan-themed Italian menu. Check their website, you carnivorous citizen, and get 'em while you can.
    $200-225, for two.  
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    Suerte's Valentine: Suadero Tacos, FTW

    Yes! Suerte is open for dine-in and will offer Valentine’s Day selections crafted with love by Fermín Núñez and his team. But, for couples wishing to stay at home, they're bringing back those popular Suadero taco kits ($100), too – each will serve two and include all the ingredients for Suadero tacos, a salad, lentils, a dessert, and a bottle of sparkling rosé. Note: Order now for pick-up on Feb. 14 – and dine-in reservations can be made starting Feb. 5.
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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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    Texas State Women's Tennis

    Vs. Stephen F. Austin: Fri., Feb. 5, 11am. Vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley: Sun., Feb. 7, 10am  
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    The APL's Cookbook: Valentine's Pop-Up

    The Austin Public Library's in-house Cookbook eatery is remaining pandemically closed, yes, but they're briefly popping up (like a sort of pastry-bedecked Whack-a-Mole!) to present a special dessert menu available for Valentine’s weekend. Listen: Raspberry sweetie rolls, personalized cookie cakes, a dozen confectionary roses, a mimosa kit, and wines by the bottle – all available via easy online ordering, with contactless curbside pickup. Just select your preferred pickup day and time and your pastries will be fresh and ready upon arrival. Bonus: You can see the new mural by Austin's own Billie Buck.
    Pre-order through Feb. 13  
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    TLC Austin: Turf & Surf for Two

    Treat yourself and your best beloved to an amazing dinner that includes two eight-ounce tenderloin filets, two crab-stuffed lobster halves, tarragon lemon butter, rosemary fingerling potatoes, asparagus, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne. Truth: Classic never goes out of style when it tastes this good.
    $250 per couple.  
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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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    Vanilla Orchid: Valentine's Big Cookie Sixer

    Those catering wizards at Austin's Vanilla Orchid are reprising their famous Sixer for this day of sweets and lovers: A six-pack of their half-pound stuffed cookies, all adorned with Valentine's finery in a fancy LED-lighted box.
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    Vinaigrette Valentine: Cherry Heart Pies

    These scrumptious cherry pies are perfect for sharing – enough for two – and will have you wondering just why young George Washington chopped down that innocent tree in the first place. NM any of that history stuff, tho; love is in the present, and this is a great present for your love. Note: Order by Feb. 11 for pickup on Feb. 13-14.
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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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    Wings of Winter Walking Tours

    Due to the pandemic, the annual Whooping Crane Festival has been canceled, but the birding folks are holding small-group tours of local birding sites. Reservations required.
    Sat.-Sun. mornings, Feb. 7-28. Free.  
    Port Aransas
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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

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