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  • 40th Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German fest, gearing up its big 40th year in the Polka Capital of Texas. Enjoy five stages of Oompah at its Best!, artisans, family lederhosen and dirndl contest, 42 tournament contest, waltz contest, Bratwurst, potato pancakes, funnel cakes, the popular Chicken Dance(s), and more!
    Oct. 1-3  
    Fredericksburg
  • Shape Austin's Future

    Help draw the City of Austin's City Council District map and shape our future for the next 10 years. Citizen participation opportunities begin now and extend through mid-October. Equitable and accurate representation affects neighborhood funding and ensures improved efficacy of your elected officials. This helps underserved communities and all Austinites.
    Through Mid-October  
    Austin, Texas
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    Dionysus Disco

    Mesmerize presents a weekend of dancing, drinks, and festivities! Enjoy vendors, unique art experiences, DJs, live painters and more. Costumes are highly encouraged (especially those of the Ancient Greek reveler kind).
    Fri., July 23, 8pm-2am. Free, limited VIP tickets available for $65.  
    Native Hostel
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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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    Tiniest Dog Party in Texas

    Calling all tiny dogs! Li'l doggos under 15 pounds, get dressed in your finest and get ready for dog tarot readings by Lucky Dog Tarot, a costume contest, mini meals for pups and parents, and pet family portraits from 6-7pm. DJ BoyFriend spins the tunes.
    Fri., July 23, 6-9pm. Free.  
    Hotel Vegas & Volstead, 1500 E. Sixth
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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 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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    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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    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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    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: Pflugerville

    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.
    Daily, 8am-5pm. Free (no appointment required).  
    2700 Pecan St., Pflugerville
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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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    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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    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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    Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

    Car enthusiasts come together to find just about anything vehicle-related, plus restoration projects for sale at various stages of completion.
    Fri.-Sun., July 23-25  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    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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    Surrender to Your Heart

    Starts with cacao, and continues with yin yoga and sound healing.
    Fri., July 23, 6:30pm. $10-30 donation.  
    Flow Yoga, 202 Walton Way #200, Cedar Park
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    Sweet Treats With Frost Bank

    Take a break from the heat and grab a sweet treat from Bahama Bucks.
    Fri., July 23, 1-3pm. Free.  
    Frost Bank, 12532 FM 2244, Bee Cave
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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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    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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    Winter Storm Review Task Force Meeting

    Planning and preparation for task force’s final report and Council work session presentation regarding the community’s experiences during and in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri.
    Fri., July 23, 9am  
    Videoconference
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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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