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    Fall Festival & Tree Adoption Day

    An official Roots & Wings Festival pop-up event celebrating Texas Arbor Day with free five-gallon trees while supplies last, plus an expert talk on tree care from arborist Jason Derks, arts & crafts and kids' activities, and a scavenger hunt with prizes.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    NLID Food Forest, 1310 Kramer
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    Handmade Holiday Cards Workshop

    Rather than buy cards this year, learn how to repurpose materials from Austin Creative Reuse to create your own unforgettable ones.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 1-3pm. $10.  
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    House of Torment

    The longstanding and beloved Halloween attraction is back after a year off due to the pandemic, and it's better than ever. A variety of fun activities await beyond haunted house tours: a mini escape game, the Torment Tavern, and axe-throwing complement the scary thrills.
    Daily through Oct. 31; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5-13. $19.99 and up.  
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    Light Moon Dark Moon Calendar Release

    The Light Moon Dark Moon: East of Austin calendar features stunning black-and-white photography by James Maxfield taken after moving from Austin to Bastrop. The party celebrating the calendar and the birthday of Maxfield's wife Greta (pictured) includes music by Ramona and Me and Rubigroove, featuring the jazz singer Maribel Rubio. Come listen to music, buy a calendar, and wish Greta a happy birthday.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 4-7:30pm
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    Scottish Highland Games

    Two days of games officially sanctioned by the Scottish Masters Athletics International, featuring stone and weight throws, caber toss, and light and heavy hammer throws, all straight from the pages of Scottish history.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7. Free with admission.  
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    Sports

    SVRA SpeedTour

    See vintage race cars compete on the track and get up-close access to the vehicles and their drivers.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 5-7  
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    Wurstfest

    The annual salute to sausage means plenty of oompah music, beer, and fun.
    Through Nov. 14. $20 at gate.  
    New Braunfels
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    "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

    Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
    Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
    Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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    44th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala

    A black-tie gala to honor champions of civil rights, equal opportunity, and social justice.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 6:30pm  
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    Out of Town

    A Day at the Farm and Farmers' Market

    Shop with the local growers, ranchers, and crafters, and then explore the grounds of a 1850s farm.
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
    Boerne
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    A Walk in the Park: Soft Launch

    “Observer-in-residence” Ann Armstrong has created self-guided tours to help you explore the natural wonders of Laguna Gloria, and will be present to gather feedback from 10am-2pm.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 9am. $10.  
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    Kids

    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis
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    Sports

    Austin FC Pub Club

    If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Smiles 35th Anniversary Celebration & Livestream

    A celebration of the org's life-changing work providing services to children born with cleft lip and palate in Central Texas and Latin America. Attend in person or via livestream, and enjoy a performance by Tameca Jones, an award ceremony, and more, emceed by Ron Oliveira.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 5-10pm. $300.  
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    Austin Veteran Arts Festival

    A completely virtual event this year on their ROKU channel: Veteran’s Arts & Wellness Network. The two-hour opening special (Oct. 16, 6pm) will preview this year's featured veteran art, and daily exhibitions include bands, comedians, plays, fine arts, and much more, running through Nov. 14.
    Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Kids

    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Bat City Scaregrounds

    This fully immersive, 15-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween and horror offers not only three terrifying haunted houses, but also Vegas-style stage performances, live music, festive concessions, and more.
    Weekends, Oct. 1-Nov. 6. $25-45.  
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    Bulldog Dash

    Wear a superhero costume for this 5K/1K run/walk and kids' dash benefiting Buda Elementary.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 7:30pm. $10-20.  
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    Bulls in the Ballpark

    Rodeo Austin partners with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment to present two nights of some of the toughest bull riders facing off against the rowdiest bulls in a PRCA Division 1 Xtreme Bull Riding.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5-6. $30 and up.  
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    Butterfly Bash

    DJ Leslie Nava spins music from seven decades to enhance the special video presentations, silent and live auctions, raffle, and more to benefit Leaping Butterfly Ministry.
    Sat., Nov. 6. $100.  
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    Out of Town

    Canines, Cats & Cabernet Gala & Auction

    Join virtually or in person to raise funds for Dallas-area no-kill animal shelter Operation Kindness.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 6-11pm  
    Online
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    Capitol BEST Robotics Competition Practice Day

    See the talented middle and high school competitors rehearse their hand-built robots before the big show Nov. 13.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 10am-3pm  
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    Civic Events

    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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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Day of the Dead at MACC

    The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is the hub for Austin's Day of the Dead. Pick up a free sugar skull kit on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, starting Oct. 8 (while supplies last). Create an altar or submit photos/mementos for MACC's altar by Oct. 25. Displays will be on view through Nov. 7.
    Oct.8-Nov. 7  
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    Blood and platelet donors get a voucher for a free burg from Whataburger while supplies last. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Nov. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Kids

    Dreamland Kids' Day

    A fun event where kids enjoy activities like a petting zoo, barrel train, henna tattoos, face painting, and balloon art. Each activity ranges from 1-3 tickets, but kids with a birthday that month get a special wristband to enjoy all activities for free.
    First Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Free entry; activity tickets $1 or 15 for $12.  
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    Eastside Event Series

    A weekly event series with a different theme each Saturday, benefiting Green Gate Farms and Black Women in Business, in a collaboration to support food security through fresh produce in East Austin. Nov. 6 features poetry, gospel, and stargazing; Nov. 13 includes blues from Birdlegg, bourbon & bites, and the Travis Audubon Society; Nov. 20 includes a concert from Eastside Kings and food from East Side King; and Nov. 27 closes the series with an ATX music showcase, art exhibit, and wine tasting.
    Sat., Nov. 27, 6pm. $60.  
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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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    Evening of Hope Gala & Casino Night

    Casino games, dancing, and more to raise funds for supporting folks with undiagnosed and rare diseases.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 6-10pm. $75 per person/$125 per couple.  
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    Farm Yoga

    Enjoy a peaceful morning vinyasa flow session on the farm, then explore the homestead and shop produce, eggs, and local goods.
    Sat., Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4. $30.  
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    Out of Town

    Farmers and Artisans Market

    The local market happens at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum featuring fresh vegetables and handmade goods.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 9am-1pm  
    Burton
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    Friends of McKinney Falls 5K

    A trail run raising funds to support the Onion Creek Trail rerouting project at McKinney Falls.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 8am. $35.  
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    Georgetown Field of Honor

    The Field of Honor is a breathtaking display of 1,500 American flags honoring military and first responders. Georgetown's Rotary Club has a host of Veterans Day events all week, beginning with the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk Nov. 6, continuing with the opening ceremony for the Field of Honor Nov. 7, then a ceremony on Nov. 11 and a barbecue Nov. 13.
    Through Nov. 14  
    San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown
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    Civic Events

    Historic Montopolis School Open House

    Community members are invited to join Parks and Recreation Department staff to learn more about the school’s history and future. The city acquired the school in 2019 to serve as a museum.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 10am-noon  
    500 Montopolis Dr.
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    Out of Town

    John Fairey Garden Open Days

    Visit on a rare public day at one of the most spectacular private gardens with more than 3,000 plants from Asia, Mexico, and the U.S.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 20 & 27. $15.  
    Hempstead
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    Journey Through Breath & FreeFlow Breath Breathwork

    Breathwork reduces stress, improves physical states in the body, and provides emotional release and trauma integration.
    Saturdays, 5pm. $22.  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    KidsFest

    Action-packed, kid-focused fun for the whole family with games, arts & crafts, food, and music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7. $7 at the door.  
    New Braunfels
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    Love Weld Pop-Up

    Love Weld, a local brand offering custom welded jewelry, will be popping up in the SCH lobby bar for holiday shopping.
    Sat., Oct. 23  
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    Makers Holiday MarketPlace

    Handcrafted holiday, home, and gift items, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit Onion Creek Senior Center.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6, 8am-4pm. Free.  
    420 Barton Crossing, Buda
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    Morning Kundalini

    Classes incorporate powerful breathwork practices, movement, mantra chanting, and a closing 7-11 minute meditation. Beginners are always welcome.
    Saturdays, 10am. $22.  
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    Out of Town

    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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    NORTHSIDE Rocks

    Bring the family and chairs or blankets and enjoy some live music on the lawn. Stop by their fall selfie wall to snap a pic and tag @DomainNORTHSIDE.
    Saturdays through Nov. 6, 5-6pm. Free.  
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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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    Civic Events

    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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    Pumpkins for Pigs

    Those pretty pumpkins that make such lovely fall displays can be repurposed as food for the porcine residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. Donate your intact, undecorated gourds at various locations, and text 512/850-6825 if you have a big haul to give (30+).
    Ongoing  
    16903 Sabertooth Dr., Round Rock; Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich; Zucchini Kill Bakery, 701 E. 53rd; River City Wellness; 8708 S. Congress
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    Revealed: An Illustrated Bible

    View 23 prints from the collection Revealed: A Storybook for Grown–Ups from Christians in the Visual Arts.
    Through Nov. 18. Free.  
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    Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrate Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation day with a week of fun nature-based activities.
    Oct. 24-Nov. 6  
    Citywide
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    Settlement Club Garage Sale

    Shop tens of thousands of unique items at bargain prices, with proceeds supporting youth in foster care.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 5-7  
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    Shop the Block

    An entire block of local vendors and live music.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 6-7, noon-4pm  
    Sixth & Congress, Downtown
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    Signal Gain: An Audio Engineering Conference

    Whether you're newly curious about audio engineering or a seasoned professional, this conference will provide an opportunity to enrich your skills and knowledge base in a nurturing online atmosphere.
    Sat., Nov. 6, noon-5pm. $40.  
    Virtual
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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-5pm
    1511 S. Congress
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    Southwestern University Women's Basketball

    Vs. Howard Payne. Sat., Nov. 6, 2pm. Vs. Concordia. Tue., Nov. 9, 5:30pm  
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    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Out of Town

    Terlingua Chili Championships

    Dueling chili cook-offs turn the Big Bend ghost town into a metropolis of fun and debauchery when the CASI International Chili Championship and the Tolbert Original Terlingua Championship Chili Cook-off come to town.
    Wed.-Sat., Nov. 3-6  
    Terlingua
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    Out of Town

    Texas Renaissance Festival

    Look for themed weekends throughout the festival’s eight-week run as the party includes new shows and games.
    Sat. & Sun., through Nov. 28  
    Todd Mission
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    Texas State Football

    Homecoming game vs. ULM.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 2pm  
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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 Seager Roundup

    A full-day ramblin' variety show with live music, beer and whiskey, vendors, and more, bridging the worlds of Western and surf culture.
    Sat., Nov. 6, noon-10pm. $150.  
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    Out of Town

    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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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Out of Town

    Twilight Picnic

    Hop over to the Honey Ranch for swingin' music and freshly made picnic fare. Tunes provided by the Rollfast Ramblers and a delicious picnic full of freshly grown goodies provided by From Maggie's Farm.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 5-8pm. $60.  
    Two Hives Honey, 7617 Nez Perce, Manor
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    Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

    Learn about stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 10am. Free.  
    Virtual
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    Kids

    Virtual Book Clubs

    With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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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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    Workday at Blunn Creek

    The Blunn Creek Partnership is working on ecological restoration of the 38-acre Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. Volunteers are welcome to join Keep Austin Beautiful to help with the project; wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt, and bring a water bottle and gloves. Parking near 1200 St. Edwards Dr. and meet promptly at 8:30am as it is a short hike to the working location.
    First Saturdays, 8:30am-noon  
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    Workshop: "Should I Change Careers?"

    Learn principles and practices from psychology, finance, and management to get clarity on whether a career change is right for you.
    Sat., Nov. 6, 10am. $175.  
    Online
Ongoing

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