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    "The Office: Kevin Edition" Trivia Night

    Drink specials, prizes, and an electronic trivia game with tons of Q's about the most dunderheaded Dunder Mifflin employee.
    Wed., July 21, 6:30pm  
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      Central Library Blood Drive

      We Are Blood will be parked by the Cookbook Cafe; schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1316.
      Wed., July 21, 11am-4pm  
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      Get It Gals Trivia at The Cavalier

      Join "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals for a fun trivia night for teams of up to six peeps each. Registration at 6pm, game starts at 7, with indoor and outdoor seating available.
      Third Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Free.  
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      SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction

      Over 30 local musicians have donated their art to the SIMS Foundation for an auction to raise funds to support mental health and substance use recovery services for the music industry. Start bidding online now, and join the wrap party to view and bid on the art, meet some of the artists, listen to music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and watch live painting by Gabriel Portillo. Treats include artisan popsicles from Odd Pop and drink specials from Deep Eddy Vodka, Lone Star, and Nine Banded Whiskey.
      Online auction open July 9-24; in-person event Sat., July 24, 4-7pm. Donations encouraged.  
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      Summer Out Loud

      A challenge that encourages families to make time for summer fun with on-demand workouts, activities, and three free visits to the Y. Text SUMMER to 877/799-6220 to register, then pick up a passport filled with ideas and activities, or download it online and get started. Turn in the completed passport at the end to be eligible to win a membership or a family trip.
      Through Aug. 4. Free.  
      All Austin YMCA locations
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      Wellness Wednesdays

      Join Jackie Faye for a HIIT workout.
      Wednesdays in July, 9:15am  
      Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition
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      Austin Fire Youth Explorers

      City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
      Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
      Apply online
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      Austin Hounds Calendar Contest

      To help reach the fundraising goal of $10,000 for nonprofit Hound Rescue, Dog Days Photography is holding a calendar contest with a $10 entry fee and vote cost of $1 each. Thirteen lucky puppers will appear in the calendar, and each week will feature mini contests with winning dogs receiving prizes from sponsor businesses. Contest opens at 7am Mon., July 12; get more deets and enter online.
      July 12-Aug. 23. $10 donation.  
      Online
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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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      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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      Blood Drive at APL

      We Are Blood’s mobile unit will be parked on Second St. in front of the Cookbook Cafe to collect donations. Register online or via phone.
      Wed., July 21, 11am-4pm  
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      Broadway Master Class

      Class is now full; ask about wait list. A workshop geared toward students age 10+ with a strong passion for the performing arts. Students will study the three disciplines of musical theatre (acting, voice, and dance) and dive into song interpretation, vocal technique, scene study, and monologue performance.
      Mon.-Fri., July 19-23. #350.  
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      Business Ownership Webinar

      Don't let fear steal your dreams of business ownership. Learn how the landscape is changing and how to bring your dream to life.
      Wed., July 21, 7-8pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Call for Projects: Experiments in Art and Science

      Do you enjoy experimenting with art and/or science? For Collection Rert's open call show they are seeking artists and scientists, from novice to professional, who want to follow their curiosity and document their discoveries. No matter what you're curious about, they welcome the sharable evidence of your experiments. Email collectionrert@gmail.com.
      Submit intent ASAP for projects due by Aug. 12; show opens Sat., Aug. 14. Free.  
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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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      Cenote Open Mic

      Got a song or two, a story to tell, or a joke you want to try on someone other than your S.O.? Cenote's Black Lodge is the perfect place to hop on the mic, and you might just discover the next big thing. Call ahead to confirm it's still on before heading out.
      Wednesdays, 6-8:45pm; sign up starts at 5:45  
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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.
       
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      CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Manor

      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.
      Wednesdays, 8am-5pm. Free (no appointment required).  
      600 W. Carrie Manor St., Manor
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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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      Cooperative Management Seminar

      Work life can be different! Cooperative management structures offer alternatives with greater autonomy and job satisfaction. This free event is put on in partnership with the city of Austin and UTRGV Texas Rural Cooperative Center.
      Wed., July 21, 6pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Democracy at Work Webinar

      This workshop covers the most common types of cooperative management structures and how those structures might improve autonomy and job satisfaction in the workplace.
      Wed., July 21, 6-8pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      East Side Beer Runners

      A community merging the two passions of pounding pavement and pounding pints. Run. Beer. Repeat.
      Wednesdays, 6:30pm  
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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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      Fair Chance Hiring Workshop

      Hosted by the city’s Office of Civil Rights, this workshop focuses on Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance and hiring opportunities for job applicants with criminal histories.
      Wed., July 21, 1-2:30pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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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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      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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      Pub Quiz at Baker Street

      Triviaficionados are welcome to join this COVID-cautious quiz to compete for prizes.
      Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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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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      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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      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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      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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      Veteran Business Webinar

      Learn about business financing opportunities especially for veterans.
      Wed., July 21, 12:05pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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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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      Virtual Mother/Daughter Book Club

      Moms and kids age 8-12 will discuss When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson.
      Wed., Aug. 18, 6pm  
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      Virtual Pediatrician Meet & Greet

      Choosing a pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. Meet your child’s new pediatrician at one of Baylor Scott & White's virtual meet-and-greet events.
      Wed., July 21, 5:30pm. Free.  
      Via Zoom with Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Georgetown West
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      Washers & Whiskey Wednesdays

      Dreamland hosts a free washer tournament with prizes. Come early to enjoy whiskey specials.
      Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Free.  
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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
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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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