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    Central Texas Food Bank Donations Urgently Needed

    Central Texas Food Bank is experiencing a dramatic increase in the need for their services and one of their major fundraising events has been canceled, leaving them in dire need of funding to bridge the gap. You can help by donating online; a $25 donation provides 100 meals for families in need. Get your friends and neighbors involved by hosting a virtual food drive or Facebook fundraiser. If everyone pitches in, the food bank can keep up with the demand caused by the pandemic and ensure no family in the community goes hungry.
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    Central Texas Pig Rescue Needs Donations

    CTPR is still accepting donations. They're aware that most of you are spending extra on your own families, but if you have an extra $16, you’ll cover the cost of one extra bag of feed. Any amount, even a dollar, helps to make sure the pigs don't go hungry.
    Online
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    ChingonX Fire: Group Exhibit

    Inspired by the Mexican American Cultural Center's annual La Mujer celebration – and by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz – this online group exhibit is curated by April Garcia and features womxn-identifying and nongender-specific artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural. and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity. Note: The exhibition will be online for a year.
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    Kids

    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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    Kids

    Creative Action Online Learning Hub

    In lieu of in-person summer programming, Creative Action has published a bunch of new content at their online learning hub. Get crafty with tie-dye, learn to apologize, experience music & movement, and so much more.
     
    Online
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    Creative Action Online Resources

    Creative Action's afterschool programs are suspended for the time being, so they've collected tons of resources for families to use at home. Check out their list of virtual learning activities, best TED Talks for kids, family-friendly documentaries, and more on their website.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Sports

    Crux Climbing Center Online Classes

    Austin’s local climbing gym and fitness center is now offering online classes including training for climbing, yoga, HIIT, and circuit training to keep Austinites mentally and physically healthy. Classes are free and open to the public, with Venmo tips encouraged for trainers. Check out Crux’s Instagram stories to see how members are actually climbing the walls while their favorite neighborhood gym is closed. Ever seen someone climb a door frame?
     
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Digital Garden

    Take a YouTube-based journey through the park with the newest episode about the monarch, our favorite butterfly.
    Free.  
    Online from Texas Discovery Garden, Dallas
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    Civic Events

    Divest From White Supremacy, Defund the APD

    Undoing White Supremacy Austin is calling on white Austinites to support defunding the Austin Police Department. The campaign is demanding Mayor Steve Adler, City Council members, and City Manager Spencer Cronk: fire Police Chief Brian Manley; adopt a zero-tolerance for police shootings; and to divest and defund APD. See website for list of demands and specific action steps.
    Ongoing  
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    DIY Ragweed Control

    Pease Park could use your help. Since we’ve been social distancing, Pease Park Conservancy hasn't been able to host their annual spring volunteer events. They’re asking for volunteers to help curb some of the ragweed and litter that has found itself in Pease Park while also maintaining a safe distance away from each other. This is a DIY project and anyone can get involved; just show up anytime throughout the next month and do your part.
    Through June 30. Free.  
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Dollar General Hiring

    With the increasing need for household supplies, Dollar General anticipates a need for double the employees and is actively hiring. Apply online.
    Various locations
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Domino's Hiring Now

    Domino's is still offering carryout and delivery, and who doesn't love making people happy via pizza? Additional staff members are needed throughout the area, so apply now if you're interested in CSR, delivery, or management positions.
    Austin-area locations
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    Events

    Donate Blood, Get Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood partners with Whataburger to give all blood donors in June a voucher for a free hamburger. Donate at any WAB mobile drive or at one of their three locations to participate. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory, so call ahead at 512/206-1266 or register online.
    Through June 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Donate to PEAS Resiliency Gardens Program

    Donations to PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) will go to support outdoor learning and edible education programming in the community. Choose your level of funding, from seeds to an entire garden for an Austin family.
    Online
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    Kids

    Dougherty Arts Center Virtual Programming

    Dougherty Arts Center offers more than 20 virtual youth art lessons, from origami to pet portraits to creating a tune in Song Maker. Check out the full slate online.
     
    Online via DAC
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    Kids

    EcoRise Educational Resources

    If you'd like to keep kids engaged with STEM and sustainability lessons while you're quarantined, EcoRise has at-home lessons and eco-audits on their website. Try an eco-art lesson called Seed Guardians, make solar boxes for an outdoor learning activity, and dozens more.
    Free.  
    Online
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    El Buen Samaritano

    El Buen Samaritano's food pantry anticipates an increased need for their services in the coming months. They are also supporting community partners in their efforts to provide food for the families and individuals they serve. Right now, the pantry is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8-10am.
    Online
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    Escape to 1800s Texas

    Pioneer Farms' General Store is still open for limited hours on the weekends to sell handmade soaps and fresh eggs by the dozen, but all other operations are suspended until April 13. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for fun facts, livestreams of the farm, prairie trivia, archive exploration, and more. Their website has a bunch of fun games and crafts to keep the family entertained at home, which as they point out, is how the pioneers in the 19th century often lived.
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Esther's Follies

    You don't have to slog your way through Dirty Sixth anymore, citizen – you can catch the arch antics and musical mayhem of the Esther's crew on video as they unleash fresh new sketches and songs and more about the hottest topics of the day. And there's all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras now, too, and it's all available via their Patreon page. You need to laugh right about now, so this is a good idea, right? And sports are important, sure they are, but wouldn't you rather be a local comedy supporter than a local athletic supporter? [*pauses for response, hears only crickets*] Right – leaving it to these professionals, then.
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    Feed It Forward

    Feed It Forward and take out hunger! Order delivery, pickup, groceries, beer, wine, or cocktails from participating restaurants and add the $5 Feed It Forward menu item before checkout. Support the local food community and provide 20 meals to the Central Texas Food Bank with each Feed It Forward item. Plus, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching donations up to $10,000. Check out the list of participating locations online before you make your next takeout order; there's a wide variety all over town.
    Various locations
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    Special Screenings

  • Music

    Flamingo Cantina presents Mau Mau Chaplains

    Donate to the Flamingo Cantina GoFundMe: bit.ly/2vsLmem
    Wednesdays, 8:30pm  
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
     
    Citywide
  • Food

    Food Events

    Food News Buffet

    REOPENINGS Slowly but surely; some later, some early; and some places doing so much biz, you could almost forget what a pandemic is … Newly unshuttered Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food had the busiest weekend since their opening back in 2018. “Had to turn away customers,” noted owner Andrea Dawson on Facebook, “first time that ever happened. If you couldnt wait it out, please come back. I will be staffing up to get food out faster.” SLAB BBQ on Research and in Oak Hill is back in business and serving up that tasty 'cue, safety protocols at the ready, determined to prevail no matter what. "To see years of blood, sweat and tears come to a sudden halt has been one of the biggest challenges of my life," says SLAB co-owner Raf Robinson, "and now with all the protest over the last week, it is even harder as wounds of racism are reopened. But I remain hopeful and grateful for our community, for their support through this. We know we are not alone." The Burgerlicious food trucks on the south side of town – doing so well due to sandwiches other than just their 1/3-pound True Destiny cheeseburger, although that’s the classic we swear by – have expanded their Thursday-through-Saturday hours to include Sundays. Fresa’s delightful bricks-and-mortar on South First, known for its wood-grilled meals and margaritas, has reopened with patio and dining-room seating. South Lamar caffeinemongers Patika are open again, too, offering a streamlined menu of coffee and pastries.: GRAND OPENING The Huckleberry food truck, featuring a menu replete with seafood-forward po’ boys and wild-game meats and fish platters (and caviar fries), has its inauguration party this weekend at Circle Brewing’s north Austin headquarters – Sat., June 13, noon-10pm. Congrats to chef Davis Turner and crew!: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT As seen on Instagram, Sam’s BBQ and Nixta Taqueria have joined meaty forces to offer a Nixta breakfast taco featuring smoked brisket, fried potatoes, duck-fat-refried beans, lacto-fermented hot sauce, Monterrey jack cheese, and a fried egg. We were already like “Take my money!” but now we’re grinning because proceeds from the sales of this beefy goodness go to Six Square and the Texas Civil Rights Project. Sidenote: Sam’s, the oldest restaurant on East 12th, has been open since 1957(!): Old Thousand – you know them, even before we rhapsodized about their Chinese noms – they’ve been offering free meals to those in the service industry who need them. And, sure, eateries are slowly, tentatively reopening; but food-service workers and a whole bunch of everybody else continue to struggle. So Old Thousand says: “In the wake of recent events, and in an effort to support our communities, we are extending our Family Meal program to the community at large. If you find yourself struggling andf just need a good meal, contact us at brendan@oldthousandatx.com to get put on the list to receive what we’re feeding our own family for the day. Meals can be picked up between 3-4pm on the scheduled day.”: The Peached Tortilla is donating $2 to the United Negro College Fund, for every milkshake sold of their Shakes, Burgers & Bubbles series. Like, for just a day? No – for the next three months. “Why UNCF?” says the Tortilla? “Because we believe that education is one of the great equalizers and can only help to further hasten change. We stand in solidarity with the black community.”: Ramen Tatsu-ya’s fundraiser last Saturday generated a total of $38,320 in sales – which will now be split evenly into donations to ACLU and the NAACP. “We know these are emotional and uncertain times and the fight does not stop here,” goes their Instagram announcement, “however, we thank you for making this happen.”: The bready badasses at Li'l Nonna’s outpost of vegan pizza power on East St. Elmo keep doing these Crust Punx ATX gigs, wherein they conjure up a plethora of savory pies and slices and donating the money earned to the 400+1 bail fund. Suggestion: Follow them on Facebook or Instagram or wherever for news of when the next gig’s coming – or just because you 1) like eating 2) really good vegan pizza.: H-E-B, the beloved grocery chain that needs no introduction in these pages, isn’t looking at all these (and other) valiant efforts of support and then cocking its corporate head, rolling up its sleeves, and saying, “Hold my beer.” That would merely be the meme version of this item. Which is powerfully embodied by this message from H-E-B’s president Craig Boyan:“We must all take a stand against what happened to George Floyd – and the tragic deaths of so many other black lives throughout our history. Together we stand with the black community and communities of color in the fight against racism, intolerance, discrimination, and hate. We know words are not enough. Real change is rooted in action. In this light, we are creating a $1 million fund to help address racial inequities and injustice in our communities. H-E-B was founded on the unwavering belief that each and every person counts. Treating all people with dignity and respect is at the core of what unites us as a company, a state, and a nation. Now, more than ever, is a time for unity and to show each other compassion, understanding, and kindness as we work to make this a better world for everyone. Together, we have the power to create real change.”: Note: That fellow Boyan’s the president of a Texas grocery chain. Be great if he could switch places with what’s currently stinking up the White House, hey? (But then, of course, H-E-B would go bankrupt faster’n grass through a Santa Gertrudis. *sigh*)
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    Foundation Communities

    Foundation Communities has suspended volunteer operations, but you can donate to their Emergency Assistance Fund to help their residents who are experiencing health concerns and lost wages. The Emergency Assistance Fund will help affected residents afford rent, utilities, household items, necessary transportation and more.
    online
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    Kids

    Free Bilingual Coloring Book From ESB-MACC

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents An Empowered Village and Its Citizens, a bilingual coloring and activity book that tells of the history of the ESB-MACC and encourages children to envision what they would like to see take place at the Center. Download it for free from their digital programming website, and while you're there, check out the other cool things they've got on offer.
    Online
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    Sports

    Free Exercise Classes With Stronger Austin

    Stronger Austin has a full slate of free exercise classes available via Zoom, ranging from boot camp to Zumba, chair yoga to yoga en español, 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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    Events

    Fuel Our Heroes Austin

    UT-Austin student-led initiative Fuel Our Heroes Austin is raising funds and taking donations of PPE, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper for health care heroes at Dell Medical School. So far they've raised almost $17,000; donate online now to help reach the goal of $100,000 and to get vital supplies to those at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
    May 15-June 12  
    Online
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    Arts & Culture

    Gay Chorus Deep South (2019)

    Rodrigues’ award-winning doc chronicles the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2017 Lavender Pen tour through the Deep South. Film will be available June 15-16 and there is a director Q&A on June 16 at 7pm, but you must RSVP on Eventbrite by Friday, June 12, at noon: dacgaychorusscreening.eventbrite.com.
    Registration: Through June 12; screening & Q&A: Tue., June 16, 5-7pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online

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