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    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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    District Organizing: Project Engage

    Learn about DOPE, Austin Justice Coalition's new grassroots campaign, and how to sign up and get involved.
    Thu., July 29, 6pm  
    Virtual
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    Lumber Society Snakes Workshop

    This mythbusting workshop will present the info needed to identify snakes and prevent snakebites.
    Thu., July 29, 7pm. $20.  
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    Round Rock Express

    Vs. Oklahoma City. There's Pints & Pups Thursday, Cat Osterman bobblehead giveaways Friday, and a postgame Kydd Jones concert Saturday. See schedule for details and more events.
    July 29-Aug. 3. Thu.-Fri. & Mon.-Tue, 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun., 6:05pm  
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    Shark Week at the Science Mill

    Fans of the fin will find shark activities throughout the museum and outdoor Science & Art Park: hunt for shark teeth in the Fossil Dig, watch great whites on the big screen, sink your teeth into shark trivia, pose with a life-size replica of a megalodon’s jaws, and more.
    July 28-Aug. 1  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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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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    Absolute Beginning Hip-Hop Workshop for Adults

    It's never too late to learn something new, and hip-hop is tons of fun and a great workout.
    Thursdays, July 29-Aug. 26, 7:30pm. $110 for 5 weeks.  
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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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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Online Forum

    With Business Success Center's weekly forum, create strategic alliances and learn from other business owners in order to relaunch and rebuild carefully and successfully.
    Thursdays, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online
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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 Council Meeting

    Council tackles a hefty 182-Item agenda, including two contracts for increasing shelter space for unhoused Austinites; tenant support; and more. Also worth noting: City staff will recommend a plan to build a 560-unit housing complex at the former Home Depot off I-35 and St. Johns.
    Thu., July 29, 10am  
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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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    Craft Night at ACR

    On craft night, $5 gets you a bucket to fill with all the goodies you can manage, and then you'll be guided through a craft project with the items. July event is sold out.
    Last Thursdays, 6-8pm  
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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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    Great Mosquito Festival

    We might as well accept the little pests and throw them a party with food trucks, games, music, and a: carnival.
    Thu.-Sat., July 29-31
    Clute
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    Hill Country Film Festival

    Enjoy four days of narrative films, documentaries, and short films many with the filmmakers in: attendance.
    Thu.-Sun., July 29-Aug. 1  
    Fredericksburg
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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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    MoveOutATX

    UT students can drop off their unwanted furniture, household appliances, and other gently used items for donation at six stations located throughout West Campus (see online for locations).
    Thu.-Sat., July 29-31, noon-7pm  
    Multiple locations
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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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    Noches de Frida

    Take a docent-led or self-guided tour of "Frida Kahlo Oasis," a rendition of the artist’s Casa Azul home and garden, and the rest of the botanical garden. Food and drink available for purchase.
    Select Thursdays through Aug. 26, 6-9pm. $13-15.  
    San Antonio Botanical Gardens, San Antonio
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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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    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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    Support Group for Military Women

    Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
    Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Swim Sessions With Future Front Texas

    Boss Babes ATX has changed names to Future Front Texas, and their monthly poolside series includes music from femme and queer DJs, an outdoor market, and an installation by Paloma Mayorga in the hotel's lobby. Staycation-inclined guests can get a discounted room at the hotel using code GETHERE.
    Last Thursdays starting June 24, 7-10pm. $10.  
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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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    The Drop-In

    Presented by ACL Radio & Long Center and driven by Austin Subaru, the Drop-In keeps the music going all summer long by showcasing a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists, with select dates programmed in partnership with Black Fret. Stay tuned to Long Center & ACL Radio socials on Fridays to learn which artist is performing that week.
    Thursdays, 8pm (doors at 6:30). Free, but RSVP.  
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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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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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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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    Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

    The program connects green-minded community advocates and neighbors to help educate and increase participation in the city’s recycling, composting, and other programs.
    Thu., July 29, 7-8pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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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    Arc of the Capital Area Wildflower Program

    In collaboration with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The Arc offers classes for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities focusing on social-emotional growth, vocational studies, life skills, active recreation, and Texas nature.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-2pm. $150-300 per month.  
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse
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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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    Summer Lunch for Teens and Kids

    Central Health is providing children ages 18 and under with free weekly meal packs that include breakfast and lunch for the entire week.
    Through Aug. 12. Thursdays, noon-2pm. Free.  
    Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
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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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