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    Theatre

    Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

    Acclaimed playwright Reina Hardy returns to the Vortex with her first National New Play Network rolling world premiere, bringing her magic and humor to this coming-of-age adventure for everyone who’s ever looked up at the stars and dreamed. "This remarkable play engages young adults and audiences of all ages, bringing science and imagination into the theatre." Directed by Marcus McQuirter and Rudy Ramirez, and starring Jeremy Rashad Brown, Oktavea LaToi, Dane Parker, Christina Blake, and Eva McQuade.
    Through July 3. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $10 and up.  
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    DIY Stamp Illustration Workshop

    Austin Parks Foundation and Texas Book Festival present a workshop with local authors the Pumphrey Brothers. RSVP by July 3rd to have your activity kit delivered to your door. Little Hummingbird Society members get a free kit; for nonmembers it's $15.
    July 10, 10am; register by July 3  
    austinparks.org
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Sugar Land. Dogs are welcome on Thursday, and there'll be postgame fireworks all weekend, with an extra-special celebration Sunday for Independence Day. See schedule for details and more events.
    July 1-6. Thu.-Fri. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun., 6:05pm  
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    Yoga on the Lawn

    Start your Friday off right with a peaceful yoga session on the beautiful museum grounds.
    Fridays, 9-10am  
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    Arts in the Park

    Pack up your picnic blankets, pile everyone into the car, and set up on the great lawn for a summer filled with live entertainment, including music, movies, and theatre under the stars.
    Fridays, 7pm. Free.  
    Buda Amphitheater & City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda
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    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    For a paw-some summer, register your li'l animal lover for AHS's virtual, hands-on educational sessions, including live shelter tours, dog walks, storytime with shelter pets, crafts, and dance sessions. It's all free, and supplies are provided via pickup or you can get a supply list online. Graduation is Aug. 6-7 and comes with a certificate and swag bag.
    June 1-Aug.7. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Austin Sol

    Vs. Seattle Cascades. Ultimate Frisbee, food, and fun as the Sol look to stay at the top of the West Division.
    Fri., July 2, 7pm. $10, advance; $12 at the gate; 12 & under free.  
    Westlake Chaparral Stadium, 4100 Westbank
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    Battle of the Badges

    The Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS, and Austin Fire Department will “battle” it out to see who can recruit the most blood donors; the department to receive the most votes via donors is declared the winner. Donors cast their vote for their favorite first responder and receive a limited-edition “Battle of the Badges 2021” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    July 1-9. Free.  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Beyond Van Gogh

    Cutting-edge projection technology creates an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh.
    June 25-Sept. 5  
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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 America's Birthday at Indigo Play

    Enjoy the huge playscape, plus pizza, ice pops, tons of games, and a puppet show.
    Fri., July 2, 9am-2pm. $12.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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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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    CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Rosewood/Zaragosa

    Open to anyone 12 years of age and older for CommUnityCare patients and non-patients (persons 12 to 17 years of age must have parent or guardian present). No appointment is necessary.
    Open: Mon.-Fri., 7am-3pm. Free (no appointment required).  
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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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    Donate Blood, Get a Taquito

    Blood and platelet donors can get a special treat from Whataburger: a voucher for one of their famous taquitos. Appointments mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through July 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    First Friday at the Fanthorp Inn

    Step back into the 1850s on special guided tours of the old inn that welcomed Texas’ historic figures.
    Fri., July 2, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm  
    Anderson
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    Float to Freedom

    True Rest Float Spa offers unlimited floats when you sign up for any membership level in July.
    Through July 31. $65 for basic membership.  
    10721 Research Ste. B-170
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    Free Minds Program Applications

    The Foundation Communities program offers a free, yearlong college course in humanities to adults who have faced barriers to education.
    Deadline: July 9. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Grimes Street Music Fest

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy live music and a street dance around the Courthouse Square, just like the good ol' days, featuring Texas Unlimited Band and the Lost Cause Band. Bring the whole family.
    Fri., July 2, 5-11pm. Free.  
    Lee County Courthouse, 200 S. Main, Giddings
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    July Fourth Weekend at Blue Starlite

    Drive in to see a screening of Independence Day and Blue Starlite's digital fireworks show.
    Thu.-Sun., July 1-4, 8:40pm  
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    Out of Town

    Living History and Music at the Museum

    Special weapons demonstrations, including a flamethrower, and an afternoon of music and wine tastings in the Memorial Courtyard.
    Fri.-Sat., July 2-3. Free.  
    Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg
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    Out of Town

    Llano Rock’N Riverfest

    Thrill to the roar of the Jet Ski races while enjoying the music and food vendors, and see fireworks Saturday and Sunday.
    Fri.-Sun., July 2-4  
    Llano
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    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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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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    Puppet Show

    An original story created by Oscar, Indigo Play's very own puppeteer. Come for the show, and stay for the play in a huge educational playscape, dedicated baby area, imagination play space, and sensory room.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 11am. $12.  
    Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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    RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

    The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
     
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    Salty Yomassage

    Relax in restorative yoga postures while enjoying hands-on massage therapy and practicing mindfulness meditation, all while receiving complimentary halotherapy (salt therapy).
    Mondays, 12:30-2pm, Austin Salt Cave; M/W/F, 6-7:30pm, Sage Blossom Massage. $60-75.  
    Austin Salt Cave, 2951 RR 620, Lakeway; Sage Blossom Massage, 6705 Hwy. 290 W.
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    Seussical The Musical

    Fri.-Sat., July 2-10, 7pm. Free.  
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    Summer Hip-Hop Classes

    Dance to the latest styles of hip-hop dance and current hip-hop music. High-energy instructors teach basic to advanced levels.
    Offered daily throughout summer. $5-26.  
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    Out of Town

    Sunflower Festival

    Walk through 6.5 acres with 35 varieties of pick-your-own sunflowers, but stay for the music, visit the petting zoo, or just play around on the farm.
    Through July 18. $18 online, $23 at gate.  
    Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, Georgetown
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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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    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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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.
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    Virtual Fitness Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from MixxedFit to Zumba, family yoga to yoga en español, and lots more, 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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    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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    Wood Reclamation

    Looking for reclaimed logs for art projects or milling? The Austin Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry Unit has got you covered. Community members are responsible for all loading and hauling of wood, but PARD staff can cut logs down to size if needed.
    Fri., July 2, 9am-2pm. Free.  
    John Trevino Jr. Metro Park, 9501 FM 969
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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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    APA! Pours for Pets

    Austin Pets Alive! puts the "fun" in "fundraiser" this month: For $40, you can purr-chase a passport to use participating locations throughout July, and at each stop, pick up a coffee, beer, glass of wine, or even a refreshing agua fresca. The nonprofit animal shelter is partnering with Austin favorites like Irene’s, Hank’s, Cosmic Coffee, Yard Bar, and more, and proceeds go to pets in need.
    July 1-31. $40 donation.  
    Citywide
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    2021-22 Budget Engagement

    The Budget Office’s website includes explanatory videos in English and Spanish about the city’s FY 2021-22 budgeting process, as well as a short survey for residents to share their thoughts on spending priorities. The mayor and City Council are scheduled to adopt Austin’s FY 2021-22 budget and tax rate between Aug. 11-13.
    Online
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    Austin Transit Partnership Advisory Committees Applications

    Applications are now open to join the following committees: Engineering, Architecture, and Construction;: Finance and Risk; and Planning, Sustainability, Equity, and DBE Advisory. The governing body of the agency created to build out Project Connect, ATP will oversee funding, designing, and implementing the $7.1 billion mass transit overhaul.
    Online
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    Drive-Through Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

    If you're interested in volunteering at Travis County's drive-through vaccine clinic at COTA, sign up here.
    Clinic open: Fridays-Sundays  
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    Palm District Planning Survey

    Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide

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