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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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    AISD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    Open to AISD families – all family members included – 5 years of age and older. Booster shots available; no appointments required.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 8am-noon. Free.  
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    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 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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    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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    Behind-the-Scenes Tours

    Take this rare opportunity to meet the raptors up close and learn about conservation efforts in Texas.
    Sat., Jan. 8 & 22, 8:30am. $15-20.  
    Raptor & Education Center, Houston
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    Blacksmithing at Pioneer Farms

    Pioneer Farms offers several blacksmithing classes in the coming weeks, including Fundamentals 1.0 and 2.0 as well as a couple's class that will make sparks fly. Check out the schedule and sign up if you'd like to learn a "hot" new skill!
    Various dates in January  
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    Bowie & Elvis Birthday Celebration

    As part of free week, sing along at the Bowie hoot night and see an Elvis impersonator marrying real couples.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9pm. Free.  
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    Bridal Extravaganza

    Meet vendors and experts to help plan your wedding at the largest bridal showcase in Central Texas.
    Sat., Jan. 8  
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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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    Sports

    Concordia Men's Basketball

    Vs. Howard Payne. Thu., Jan. 6, 7:30pm. Vs. Sul Ross State. Sat., Jan. 8, 3pm  
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    Concordia Women's Basketball

    Vs. Howard Payne. Thu., Jan. 6, 5:30pm. Vs. Sul Ross State. Sat., Jan. 8, 1pm  
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    Escape the Box

    Explore the hidden side of Austin with Escape the Box's time-travel-themed escape game and scavenger hunt adventure, which starts with a live intro and sends your group off to explore using a box full of clues and guides, including a playlist, photo challenges, a cipher wheel, map, and more. Call 512/779-9844 to book.
    Saturdays, 1:30pm. $15-35/person.  
    Locations vary
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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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    Every Dog Is Lovable

    Submit a photo of and story about your dapper doggo for a chance to have your pet featured in the book Every Dog Is Lovable. Qualifiers will get a custom session with Dog Days Photography, and proceeds go to local nonprofit Hound Rescue.
    Nov. 26-March 18. $10 donation.  
    Online
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    Gospel Music Festival

    A dozen musical groups bring the joyous sounds to the stage for a weekend of music.
    Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8. Free.  
    Rockport
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    Sports

    Hays Highstepper Hot Chocolate 5K and Half K

    A run benefiting the Hays Highstepper Booster Club, followed by a hot chocolate bar.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 8am. $15.  
    Jack C. Hays High School, 4800 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda
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    Holiday Tree Recycling

    Give your tree another life by turning it into mulch. Leave it at the curb on collection day if you're a curbside customer, or bring it to Zilker Park on Jan. 2, 8, or 9, 10am-2pm. Free mulch will become available for pickup Jan. 12.
    Through Jan. 9  
    Citywide
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    Holiday Tree Recycling

    Contactless dropoff of Christmas trees for recycling. Trees with flocking are not accepted; remove all decorations and stands prior to arrival.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    Jen's Gentle Yoga

    A class suitable for all levels, even beginners. Ends with meditation and deep relaxation.
    Second Saturdays, 9am
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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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    Love Where You Live Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful developed this event to invite Austinites to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods. Pick up some litter, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves; it’s up to you! Check out the website for details on cleanup kit registration and social media giveaways.
    Second Saturdays, 9-11am  
    Citywide
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    Market Days

    Farmers and artisans have been bringing their wares to the Main Plaza since 1850.
    Sat.-Sun., Jan. 8-9, 10am-5pm  
    Boerne
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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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    Ready, Set, Plant!

    Plant tree seedlings to help improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and improve water quality in the Colorado River.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 9am-1pm. Free (registration required).  
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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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    Sports

    Texas State Women's Basketball

    Vs. Troy. Thu., Jan. 6, 7pm. Vs. South Alabama. Sat., Jan. 8, 2pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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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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    Unlearning Circle: Networking

    Join Undoing White Supremacy Austin for a discussion about the kind of networking that's essential for social change. Optional reading materials are available to peruse before the meeting.
    Sat., Jan. 8, 10am  
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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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    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.  
Ongoing

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