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  • 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  
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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
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    Classic Game Fest

    Enjoy 70,000 square feet of retro video games and fun. Play classic arcade games and retro consoles from the Eighties and Nineties, buy and sell games, visit the museum, and even hear live bands playing video game music. Get more deets and buy a pass online; prices go up at the door.
    Sat.-Sun., July 24-25. $10-30; kids, free.  
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    AJC Book Club

    Author Marlon Peterson will join Austin Justice Coalition's meeting to discuss and answer questions about his new book, Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song. Since his decade of incarceration, Peterson has written, created programming, lectured, organized, and advocated alongside the formerly incarcerated, victims of gun violence, womxn, immigrants, and young people.
    Sun., July 25, 5pm  
    Online via Zoom
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    Axe-Throwing League Open House

    Urban Axes welcomes potential league participants for a free open house prior to league play starting Aug. 1.
    Sun., July 18 & 25, 6-8pm; Tue., July 27, 7-9pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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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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    Uncommon Flea

    Uncommon Objects' big backyard is transformed into a dynamic marketplace for all things vintage, found and made. Come join the fun and feast on the bargains!
    Last Sundays, 10am-3pm  
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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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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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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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    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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    Celestial Bodies: Heart Blessings, Meditation & Your Energy

    A session based on reiki, Mayan spirit healing, the study of yoga, Buddhist philosophy, and portals of the soul.
    Sun., July 25, 1:30pm. $22 donation.  
    Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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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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    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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    Dreamland Sunday Night Bingo

    Close out the weekend with free bingo to win Dreamland swag and gift cards. All ages welcome!
    Sundays, 5pm. Free.  
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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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    Footgolf City Championship

    A footgolf tournament broken into two divisions, with the competitive division for more advanced players and the social division for a more relaxed feel.
    Sun., July 25, 5-9pm. $30.  
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    Guided Tour: Gone to Texas

    Guided walking tours through Texas history from 1841 to 1899, with a costumed guide. Tours start at the General Store in the Sprinkle Corner entrance village.
    Sat.-Sun., July 24-25, 10:30am & 1:30pm  
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    Guided Tour: Texas Nature

    Take a guided walk along historic nature paths with noted naturalist Chip Walker, looking for birds, flowers, and seasonal foliage.
    Sun., Aug. 22, 10:30am  
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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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    Make Your Own Stuffy

    Turn waste into wonderful by using discarded fabric samples to create a unique stuffy friend.
    Sun., July 25, 10am-noon. $10.  
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    Master Class: Transformation of the Flying Warrior

    This 90-minute asana practice will center around working into Visvamitrasana safely and effectively. Come prepared for strength, precision, and metamorphosis.
    Sun., July 25, 3:30pm. $20-40 donation.  
    Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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    MoveOutATX

    Keep your unwanted stuff out of the landfill and help it find its way to a new home by donating gently used items at one of six donation stations.
    Thu.-Sat., July 29-31, noon-7pm  
    West Campus
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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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    Pop-Up & Open Mic

    Shop local artisan vendors and enjoy the live music from noon-2pm.
    Sat.-Sun., July 24-25, 10am-noon. Free.  
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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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    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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    Soulful Sunday Sound Bath

    Lay back and relax as a planetary tuned gong, large crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and other instruments are played to create a vibrational, healing experience. Bring a yoga mat, light blanket, pillow, and eye mask to make it more immersive.
    Sun., July 25, 2-3pm. $25, $30, or $35 donation.  
    Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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    Sound Spa: Sound Bath With Crystal Therapy

    Enjoy a therapeutic experience from a sound bath practitioner.
    Sun., July 25, 6pm. $44.  
    Meditation Bar, 8301 Mesa Ste. B-103
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    Sound Spa: Therapeutic Sound Bath

    A deep and healing experience with sound from a wide variety of instruments, delivered by an experienced and trained sound bath practitioner, on a massage table with cushions and blankets.
    July 16-18, 24-25, and 30-31. $33.  
    Meditation Bar, 8301 Mesa
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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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    Sunday Morning Yoga Ride

    Social Cycling Austin meets at Radio and bikes to Barton Springs for a yoga session; join for the ride or just meet for yoga.
    Sundays, 7:15am; wheels down at 7:45, yoga at 8:30  
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    Sunday Tarot

    Join Carly for a 15-minute reading with the deck of your choice.
    Sundays, 6-8pm  
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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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    Time 2 Rise Rally & Celebration

    In celebration of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring a seafood boil, live performances, art and fashion vendors, mental health and community resources, and lots more.
    Sun., July 25, 5pm. Donations encouraged.  
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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 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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    Wedding Capital of Texas Showcase & Tour Day

    Planning a Hill Country wedding? Come meet the best vendors in the Dripping Springs area. Check out the showcase from 10am-2pm, and take venue tours from noon-4pm.
    Sun., July 25, 10am-4pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    Distiller's Hall at Dripping Springs Distilling, 5330 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs
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    Yoga in the Yard

    Black Swan Yoga presents an outdoor class and collects donations for Knowbility and Out Youth. Plus, enjoy Try Hard coffees and JuneShine hard kombucha.
    Sundays, 10am  
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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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    Zilker Park Vision Plan Pop-Up Series

    Learn more about the plan that will establish a guiding framework for the restoration and future development of one of Austin’s most-loved parks.
    Sun., July 25, noon-3pm  
    Balcones Neighborhood Pool, 12017 Amherst
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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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