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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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    #LoveThyNeighborTX: AAUL Emergency Donation Drive

    Austin Area Urban League launched the #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign with the support of fellow community-focused organizations to provide shelter, food, water, clothing, and more for housing-insecure Austinites put at risk during the winter storm, and continues to collect donations through Sunday.
    Through Feb. 21  
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    125th TSHA Annual Meeting

    The Texas State Historical Association's 125th annual meeting is all online, with more than 30 sessions featuring the research and work of top Texas historians. Regular sessions are prerecorded to watch at your own pace, and live events and Q&A sessions will take place March 3-6.
    Feb. 17-March 6. $25; VIP, $125.  
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    Austin & Travis County Declare Local State of Disaster

    Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have issued a local state of disaster for both Travis County and the city of Austin in response to severe winter weather conditions. These declarations will last for no more than seven days, until Feb. 21. They urge residents to seek shelter, stay off the roads unless it's an emergency, and conserve energy. Helpful tips and links to pages such as Austin Energy outage maps are located at AustinTexas.gov.
    Feb. 14  
    Countywide
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    Austin Disaster Relief Network

    Austin Disaster Relief Network deployed volunteers to emergency shelters during the storm and is now seeking donations and volunteers for crisis cleanup. If you need assistance, call the hotline at 1-800-329-8052 through March 2.
    Feb. 16-March 2  
    Sign up/donate online
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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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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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    CANCELED: Cute AF Lonely Hearts Club

    Eastside Pop-up presents a handcrafted and vintage market where you'll find the perfect gift for someone special. A portion of vendor fees will go to Out Youth.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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    Elisabet Ney's Nature Day

    Virtual fun for the whole family with nature art demos, an activity with the Austin Nature and Science Center, and a guided video tour of the Ney's historic prairie and diverse ecosystem.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 1-4pm. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Free Lunch ATX

    Austin's Free Lunch program provides home-cooked meals to people experiencing homelessness. Make a donation, or contact them at freelunch.atx@gmail.com if you or someone you know is in need of support.
    Feb. 15-25  
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    Front Steps Blanket Drive

    Nonprofit Front Steps makes it easy to donate a blanket to a cold Austinite in need. They offer several good options to order online and have shipped directly to them, or you can drop one off at ARCH. Even easier: Simply hit the "Donate Now" button on their site and make a one-time or recurring donation to support their ongoing work serving those living without homes.
    Ongoing  
    Online or at Front Steps (ARCH), 500 E. Seventh
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    Valentine's Events

    Get Some Action

    Rocket Cinema and the Elegant Kid present drive-in film screenings with classy concessions, plus a pre-show serenade from lounge pianist Beverly Larf Linn. True Romance screens Feb. 19 at Sam's Town Point, and Pioneer Farms hosts Wild at Heart Feb. 21. Note: originally scheduled for Valentine's weekend but postponed due to weather.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 19-21. $15-20.  
    Sam's Town Point, 2115 Allred; Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
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    Maximizing Hope Seeks Donations

    During the freezing weather last week, local nonprofit Maximizing Hope provided hotel rooms for over 100 Austinites without homes, as well as food and hygiene items. Your donation can help spread the warmth to even more people in need in their continuing work.
    Ongoing  
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    Support Austin Pets Alive!

    Head over to APA!'s blog to learn about the many ways you can help animals during the freeze and get resources if you need them. Monetary donations are always welcome, and they're collecting water and gas for generators. Staff and volunteers are answering emails to cold@austinpetsalive.org regarding donations and inquiries about help for animals stuck in the cold.
    Feb. 15-22  
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    Survive2Thrive Fundraiser

    Survive2Thrive partnered with Austin Hotel and Lodging Association to provide hotel rooms for the unhoused during the historic freeze. Donations are still being accepted.
    Feb. 16-March 8  
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    Texas Science Festival: Science for a Changing World

    UT-Austin's fest offers a series of virtual events, most of them live. Hear from world-changing researchers, COVID-19 vaccine innovators, and more; join virtual star parties with astronomers; and get step-by-step guidance for fun at-home experiments.
    Feb. 16-March 26. Free.  
    Virtual
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    UPDATED: AISD Warming Centers

    Austin ISD has opened four schools to serve as warming centers, 9am-9pm::
    • South: Joslin Elementary School, 4500 Menchaca Rd.:
    • North: Barrington Elementary School, 400 Cooper Dr.:
    • Central (UT campus area): Lee Elementary, 3308 Hampton Rd.:
    • Far West area: Murchison Middle School, 3700 North Hills Dr.:
    Ongoing  
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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Wellness Phone Bank

    The Travis County Democratic Party needs volunteers for a phone bank to check in on vulnerable residents and connect them to resources. Volunteers need a working phone, internet, and computer.
    Feb. 19-20, 1-4pm  
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    Wastin' Away National Margarita Day

    What do Jimmy Buffett and High 5 have in common? Back in 1976, Buffett tasted his first margarita at a Mexican restaurant called Lung's Cocina del Sur, inspiring the song "Margaritaville." Lung's closed and became Fuddrucker's, which then became the Goodnight, and now High 5 is the proud home of this music history site. So it's the perfect spot for High 5 and The Austin Chronicle's National Margarita Day party, featuring the Texas Tide Jimmy Buffett tribute band (2-5pm), El Paraiso Burger, giveaways, and of course, delicious margaritas!
    Sat., Feb. 20, 2-7pm  
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    A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

    Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
    Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
    www.delsacservice.com
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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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    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Thu., Feb. 25, 6pm; Sat. & Tue., Feb. 27 & March 2, 10:30am  
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    Austin Flea

    Shop handmade, vintage, and local goods, and grab a slice and an award-winning brew.
    Sat., Feb. 20, noon-5pm  
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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 Spurs

    The Austin Spurs tipped off their 2021 season Feb. 10 in Orlando, and will play 15 games before the top eight teams advance to play a single-elimination playoff. Check the schedule to find out how to watch the games.
    Feb. 10-March 6  
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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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    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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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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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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    Celebrate the Year of the Ox

    Austin's Asian American Cultural Center will post 18 links of various Asian dance and music performances to: help celebrate the arrival of the Golden Ox and put the challenging Year of the Rat behind us.
    Beginning Feb. 12  
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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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    Concordia Men's Basketball

    No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Vs. Howard Payne: Thu., Feb. 18, 7:30pm. Vs. Sul Ross State: Sat., Feb. 20, 3pm  
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    Concordia Men's Tennis

    Vs. Schreiner.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 1:30pm  
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    Concordia Women's Basketball

    No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Vs. Howard Payne: Thu., Feb. 18, 5:30pm. Vs. Sul Ross State: Sat., Feb. 20, 1pm  
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    Concordia Women's Tennis

    Vs. Schreiner.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 1:30pm  
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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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    Create Away Afterschool Program

    Dougherty Arts Center's afterschool program is held over Zoom so students ages 5-12 can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of arts instructors.
    Registration now open; spring session runs March 1-April 15  
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    Dallas Blooms

    The largest floral festival in the Southwest celebrates “America the Beautiful” with an explosion of: color over 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake.
    Feb. 20-April 11. $12-17.  
    Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas
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    Drop Spindle Spinning Class

    Learn about how the pioneers used the drop spindle to create thread, then try it for yourself.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 10am-2pm. $65.  
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
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    HERPS Exotic Reptile and Pet Show

    Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, small mammals, feeders, and supplies will be for sale at a discount, and there'll be an educational section for some hands-on learning.
    Feb. 20-21. $10; kids, $5; 4 & under, free.  
    Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St., Temple
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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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    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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    Johnson & Butler Trails Volksmarch

    Join the Colorado River Walkers for a walk on two west-side hike-and-bike trails, also incorporating the historic American Legion Post 76 and Deep Eddy Pool.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 8am. $3.  
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    Knitting: A Stitch in Time

    Learn a bit about the history of knitting in Pioneer Farms' historic spinning room and get all the tools you need to start this practical and fun hobby.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 10am-2pm. $60.  
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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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    Living the Legacy: A Tribute to Dr. Billy Harden

    Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin's only African American theatre company, presents a special tribute to Dr. Billy Harden (1953-2018), with musical and spoken performances in honor of the company's late founder.
    Sat., Feb. 27, 7pm. Free; donations encouraged.  
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    Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas: A Night of Wishes

    Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has brought transformational wishes to more than 5,000 children and families, and it all happens due to valued supporters. Tune in from home or outdoors at the VIP event, participate in a silent and live auction, and hear about the wishes granted by the program.
    Sat., Feb. 20. Free to watch.  
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    Need Transportation to Shelter?

    If you are unable to shelter in place, call 311 if you need transportation, or send the following information to COAEmergencyRides@austintexas.gov, and they will do their best to assist with the limited resources available::
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    • Phone number and/or email:
    • Best way or ways to contact you or the person needing assistance:
    • Number of individuals requesting transport:
    • Special accommodations, e.g. wheelchair use, car seats, pets:
    • Pickup address, including ZIP code if possible:
    • Drop-off address, if other than a warming center:
    • Any other details relevant to your transportation need:
    Feb. 18-22  
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    Old Gruene Market Days

    Wander the grounds to shop the rows of vendors selling handcrafted Texas goods from jewelry to tasty: treats.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 20-21  
    Gruene
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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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    Pioneer Night Spirits Tour

    This historic site is reportedly rich with paranormal activity. See it for yourself on a tour with spirit experts.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 7pm. $30.  
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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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    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

    The show must go on with youth livestock judging, rodeos, charreadas, music, and carnival with COVID precautions in place.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 11-28  
    San Antonio
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    Saturday Poolside Yoga at Austin Proper

    Revitalize your mind, body, and soul with this all-levels class. Tickets include access to gym, showers, and pool deck until 1pm, and yoga mats, towels, Richard’s Rainwater, and fresh pressed juices will be provided.
    Saturdays, 10-11am. $25.  
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    Southwestern University Men's Basketball

    Vs. Trinity.
    Fri., Feb. 19, 8pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 4pm  
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    Southwestern University Women's Basketball

    Vs. Trinity.
    Fri., Feb. 19, 5pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 1pm  
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    St. Edward's University Men's Basketball

    Vs. St. Mary's. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 3pm  
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    St. Edward's University Women's Basketball

    Vs. St. Mary's. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Sat., Feb. 20, 1pm  
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    Sun Radio Recharge

    The Sun Radio Recharge program has pledged $40,000 in disaster relief funding for any Central Texans affected by the recent winter storm. Apply online for a $100 check if you were affected, or donate to keep the fund going so Sun Radio can help more folks. All funding has been allocated at this time.
    Application period opened Feb. 8, will close when funds are expended  
    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 State Baseball

    Vs. BYU.
    Fri., Feb. 19, 6pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 2pm & 6pm; Mon., Feb. 22, 6pm  
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    Texas State Women's Basketball

    Vs. Arkansas State.
    Fri.-Sat., Feb. 19-20, 4pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Texas State Women's Tennis

    Vs. North Texas: Sat., Feb. 20, 11am. Vs. Southwestern: Sun., Feb. 21, noon  
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    Thinkery Reopening

    Austin's premier children's museum is finally reopening to the public after a long hiatus. Capacity will be extremely limited and masks must be worn by anyone over the age of 2, and opening hours are limited to Fri.-Sun. for now. Baby Bloomers, a special session for toddlers, also returns: Saturdays, 9-11am.
    Opening day: Fri., Feb. 19, members; Sat., Feb. 20, nonmembers  
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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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    Trade Days

    Shop until you drop at the seven barns and acres of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, food, and: more. Not recommended for those over 65 years of age.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 19-21. $5 (parking).  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    Wilco Free Tax Prep

    United Way of Williamson County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is offering free drop-off/pickup tax preparation service by appointment only. IRS-certified tax preparers will provide assistance to households earning $57,000 or less annually and to older adults of all income levels, and services are available in English and Spanish.
    Feb. 10-April 15  
    1205 Round Rock Ave. #106, Round Rock
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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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    Young Texan Ambassadors

    Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for its Young Texan Ambassador program. Ambassadors are passionate about the environment and are committed to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play through volunteerism and leadership. Program is open to young people age 15-25.
    Deadline: March 5. Free.  
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    Youth Sailing Classes Spring Session

    The Austin Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program provides the opportunity for youth to develop the skills and confidence necessary to spark a life-long love of the sport. Register now for spring sessions beginning in March.
    Program runs weekly, March-May. Weekly: $150, members; $350, nonmembers.  
    Austin Yacht Club, 5906 Beacon Dr.
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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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