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  • The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus

    The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus is a delightful show set in a small town sheriff's office. The characters in the show weave a little romance in along with a mystery to solve. It is a heartwarming family friendly show that will put you in the Christmas Spirit. You don't want to miss this show!
    Dec. 2-12  
    Navasota Theatre Alliance
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    Creek Show

    Waterloo Greenway's annual show takes over the newly renovated Waterloo Park for 10 days, with stunning light-based art installations by local designers, activities for kids and families, and live music each night from Austin's top talent of various genres. And it's free! Don't miss this one.
    Nov. 12-21  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      Group Therapy at Hotel ZaZa

      Looking for a Thanksgiving meal as memorable as it is delicious? Reserve yourself a feast at the smart and snazzy Hotel ZaZa right in the heart of Downtown Austin, where the talented kitchen of Group Therapy will treat you very well indeed, fête-ing: you with the likes of a surf-n-turf crostini duo, sweet corn and poblano soup, and a Texas apple salad before you even get to the mains. And those mains? Orange Butter Scallop, with cauliflower pilaf and chili-rubbed baby carrots, is just one of the choices. (They also have the classic turkey option, natch.) You can à la carte everything here, of course, but we are so tempted by that order-the-whole-menu deal.
      Thu., Nov. 25, 4-11pm. $75.  
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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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      Civic Events

      Abstract Block Weaving Workshop

      Learn how to create simple abstract images using weaving templates.
      Tue., Nov. 16, 6:30pm. $10-12.  
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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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      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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      Breast Cancer Wellness Group

      Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor of breast cancer, join in to learn about healthy lifestyle choices and symptom management in an emotionally supportive environment. To register and get the Zoom link, call 512/509-2142.
      Third Tuesdays. Free.
      Held via Zoom until in-person meetings are appropriate
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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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      Coffee & Conversation

      Start the day with a lively drop-in virtual networking meeting with games and breakout sessions. Hosted by Central Texas Network in Action.
      Tuesdays, 8:30-9:15am. Free.  
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      Dreamland Trivia Tuesdays

      Teams of up to six players can compete for prizes such as Dreamland gift cards, swag, and more. The questions will cover various topics, so brush up on your general knowledge.
      Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Free.  
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      ECF Wellness and Safety Series

      Elite Community Foundation offers a series of free workshops on topics including hypertension, coping with grief, yoga, and personal safety. Narcan training sessions (Oct. 28 & Nov. 4) include Narcan kits, which can be used in an opioid overdose emergency.
      Select Tuesdays & Thursdays through Dec. 2. Free.  
      Online via Zoom
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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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      Sports

      Huston-Tillotson Men's Basketball

      Vs. Jarvis Christian College.
      Vs. Wayland Baptist. Fri., Nov. 12, 6pm. Vs. Southwest Christian College. Sat., Nov. 13, 6pm. Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor. Tue., Nov. 16, 7pm  
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      Introduction to Syncretism and Astrology

      Starting with an intro to astrology and syncretism, the five-course class will go over birth charts, transits, relationships, and how to use astrology intentionally.
      Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 6-7:30pm. $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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      Marquise Salon Suites Toys for Tots Drop-Off

      The salon celebrates its first anniversary by partnering with the Marines to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
      Through Dec. 6. Mon., 10am-3pm; Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm  
      Marquise Salon Suites, 7010 Hwy. 71 W. #150
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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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      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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      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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      St. Edward's University Women's Basketball

      Vs. Huston-Tillotson.
      Tue., Nov. 16, 6pm  
      Recreation & Athletic Center, 3001 S. Congress
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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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      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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      Kids

      Texas History Tuesdays: What Makes Texas, Texas?

      A museum educator will lead students as they discover the important elements and symbols that represent our great state through sight and sound.
      Tue., Nov. 16, 10am, 1pm. Free.  
      The Bullock Museum online
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Aba Mediterranean

      This year, enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with a Mediterranean twist from Aba. They've got to-go meals for two, four or six guests, and these palate-pleasing packages include: classic hummus and pumpkin hummus, with crudites and house bread; salad, black truffle orzo; crispy Brussels sprouts; beef tenderloin kebab; crispy chicken thigh with sautéed greens and butternut squash, and a honey pie to finish. Note: Order by Sun., Nov. 21, at 9am; pick-up and deliveries are on Wed., Nov. 24, 10am-4pm; all items are delivered cold with reheating instructions.
      $59.95 per person.  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Emmer & Rye

      The award-winning Emmer & Rye team led by Kevin Fink offers dinner meal kits that include a six-course meal and featuring a combination of fully prepared dishes and dishes that require minimal cooking. For instance, the kit for two people comes with a choice of protein (whole roasted heritage chicken or smoked lions mane mushroom) and all of the following sides & desserts: mixed green salad with hibiscus vinaigrette, sourdough stuffing, Deer Creek cheddar green bean casserole, roasted Kennebec potatoes; chicken gravy, Parker House rolls with cultured butter & pear jam, persimmon cobbler & rouge de Bourdeaux ice cream, and lavender cookies. Note: All orders must be picked up on Wed., Nov. 24.
      $150 (for two).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Fleming's Steakhouse

      Ah, the elegance of Fleming's. (We noted the restaurant's appeal in this review. This year, enjoy a three-courser featuring the traditional herb-roasted turkey, or adventure deliciously beefward and choose a classic filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye instead. (Pro tip: You'll want to opt for the lobster bisque as a starter; it's smooth and creamy heaven in a bowl.) Note: Dining in is such a treat at this place, and both the Domain and Downtown locations will be open, but you can also pre-order for picking up.
      Thu., Nov. 25, 11am-8pm  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Foxy's Proper Pub

      Where will you eat on Thanksgiving day, citizen? How about at this classic Irish pub Downtown – locally owned and operated, no less – where they'll be celebrating the holiday with $10 traditional turkey plates and $3 Wild Turkey bourbon gravy boats (while supplies last). Just like at home, the meal will be buffet-style for dine-in only. Bonus: Guests are encouraged to help decorate for Christmas afterward. Now, that's some community fun right there, tell you what.
      Thu., Nov. 25, noon-12mid  
      201 Brazos
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Fresa's

      Yeah, they do chicken so well, but – they're not just about the chickens, people! You want a Fresa's take on Thanksgiving with an al carbon twist and an entire roast turkey with a wealth of succulent sides? Fresa's has you covered with to-go packages that can accommodate from four to ten people, meals that include a whole ready-to-eat bird, pan gravy, citrus-serrano cranberry sauce, chorizo stuffing, and sides like, oh, how does poblano spinach gratin sound? Dona's mac-and-chese? Sweet potato mash? There's even more to choose from, and a trio of pie options as well. Note: Orders can be placed online or by phone until Tue., Nov. 23; all meals must be picked up at Fresa’s South First on Thu., Nov. 25.
      Prices vary for a la carte; full meal packages, $185-285.  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Goodall's at Hotel Ella

      This year, let the flavor professionals at Goodall's Kitchen – you know: right there in the lovely Hotel Ella – let them handle your holiday foodie desires, whether it's an actual dine-in, family-style feast or one of their to-go Thanksgiving Meal Kits featuring turkey and all the trimming. You and, if you got 'em, your guests will be so happy you'll want to have another scotch and keep playing Uno all night long. Note: Pre-order by Nov. 20 for picking up on Thanksgiving day, from noon-5:30pm.
      $75 (dine-in; $25, kids).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Goodstock by Nolan Ryan

      With Goodstock’s holiday pre-order menu, you can enjoy a hassle-free and delicious Thanksgiving meal from the acclaimed meatmonger's outpost in Round Rock and directly to wherever you live. Order everything from fully cooked meats to seasonal delicacies – turkey? yes! beef? their specialty! and you'll be surprised what all else – and you can order it online (until Nov. 19) for picking up until Nov. 24.
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Huckleberry

      Yeah, we're big fans of what Davis Turner and his crew cook up in this town. Which is why we're telling you about (and hoping to score one of) these flavor-packed Thanksgiving to-go packages before they're sold out: smoked turkey breast, envy gravy, pimento cheese mashed taters, sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, and handsize apple pies. Note: Order by noon on Fri., Nov. 19; pick up on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-3pm.
      $140 (feeds four to six).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Launderette

      This Eastside culinary gem among culinary gems is offering holiday dishes from gruyère scalloped potatoes to a chocolate pecan tart, with all manner of yum in between. Their roasted bone-in turkey feast (which will satisfy four to six hungry citizens) comes with turkey gravy, herbed sourdough stuffing (mmmm, fennel sausage, leeks, and apple), ginger cranberry sauce, and honey butter pull-apart rolls. They've also got a beef tenderloin option, and sides a-plenty, but we just keep thinking about that incredible homemade rosemary ice cream ($15 a pint). Note: Pre-order by Mon., Nov. 22.
      $190 (turkey), $230 (beef).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Sala & Betty

      This epicenter of elevated downhome noms on Airport brings the turkey, turkey, turkey exuberance to full culinary force and accompanies the roasted bird with sides like wagyu excellente chorizo, garlic green beans, wild rice, Waldorf salad, and more. Note: Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-5pm.
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Sawyer & Co.

      Stephen Shallcross' acclaimed bastion of boudin and other bodacious noms is offering some great multi-person holiday packages for pick-up or delivery this year – Cajun-fried turkey breast, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, a tempting array of sides (we're fond of the dirty rice dressing and the candied sweet potatoes with pecans) – but, also, listen: If you just can’t wait until the end of the month to get your gobbler on, Sawyer & Co. is currently offering turkey every Thursday all day long, featuring that Cajun-fried turkey breast with gravy, cranberry orange relish, cornbread dressing, a cornbread muffin, and your choice of one side for $9.99.
      $85 (serves four).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Simi Estiatoria: Baklava

      How many layers of memory in a lifetime of Thanksgivings? Easier to gauge: How many layers of sweet and delicate filo dough in Simi Estiatorio’s crowd-favorite baklava? The highly sought Mediterranean dessert will be available by pre-order for picking up at the restaurant, fresh and just in time for turkey day. Note: Order the delectably large pastries Nov. 17-23, noon-10pm, for pick-up on Wed. Nov., 24, 5-10pm.
      $50 (5 pieces), $100 (10 pieces).  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: The Carillon

      Right out these bells! The Carillon's to-go holiday meals were such a big hit last year, they're offering their Thanksgiving Feast at Home again. Their dinner-for-four includes, to be remarkably precise: two pounds sliced smoked turkey breast; three quarts sage and fennel cornbread stuffing; three quarts whipped potatoes; one quart pan gravy; three quarts green bean casserole; three quarts honey-glazed carrots; one pint orange-cranberry relish; one pecan pie; one pumpkin pie; and *whew* eight dinner rolls. Oh, baby! Note: They're taking orders through Thu., Nov. 18.
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Tiny Pies

      Yes, this excellent place has tiny pies and regular-sized pies, and they're all *chef's kiss*. If (for some odd reason) you don't want to treat your friends and family to their Thanksgiving 12-pack of tiny pies - two pumpkin, two Dutchy's apple, two pecan, two cherry, two apple cranberry, and two Texas Two-Step – then maybe a full-size Sweet Texas Pecan or Pumpkin Chai will tempt your dessert-loving palate? Or if you're wanting to go savory, how about a four-pack of turkey pot pies, filled with cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast turkey in gravy, and mashed potatoes? Get them – and more – while you can.
      Prices vary.  
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      Thanksgiving Dining

      TGIVING: Z'Tejas

      Supercharge your turkey day delights with some Southwestern-style cuisine from this popular local eatery, with a package sliced and deboned light- and dark-meat turkey, poblano mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mixed fall veggies, cranberry sauce, and chipotle-roasted turkey gravy. Also, your choice of pumpkin cheesecake, ancho fudge pie, or a gallon of margaritas. (Ah, the ol' Z'Tejas Margaritas for Thanksgiving gambit? We approve!) Note: Pre-order by Nov. 19 for picking up on Nov. 23 or 24.
      $100 (feeds four to six).  
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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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      Out of Town

      The Trains at NorthPark

      Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the longstanding tradition features the most elaborate miniature toy train exhibit in Texas, with trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America.
      Nov. 13-Jan. 2. $5-10.  
      NorthPark Center, Dallas
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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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      Thanksgiving Dining

      Trace at the W

      This acclaimed venue of fine dining in the W Hotel is offering a three-course prix fixe, with tantalizing befores and afters surrounding the main dish of cider-glazed turkey or smoked prime rib or grilled pastrami-spiced salmon.
      Thu., Nov. 25, seatings at noon, 3pm, 6pm. $72.  
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      Civic Events

      Travis County Commissioners Court Joint Session

      County commissioners and council members convene for a special joint meeting. See agenda for details.
      Tue., Nov. 16, 9am  
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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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      Virtual APL Book Clubs

      Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
      Ongoing  
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      Sports

      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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      YBP Volunteer Workshop

      Volunteer to work on refurbishing bikes for Yellow Bike Project's donation stream and learn bike mechanic skills for your knowledge base or for your “Earn-a-Bike” checklist. Check the reservation schedule for available times.
      Second & fourth Tuesdays and every other Monday, 6-9pm  
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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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