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Clean Sweep 2017 presented by Samsung

Date: 
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Each April, Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Clean Sweep, a city-wide service day spanning 150+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin and resulting in over 30 tons of trash removed by 4,000 plus volunteer who contribute 8,700 combined service hours. The network of cleanups is followed by a not-to-be-missed volunteer party featuring free t-shirts, lunch, live music, children’s environmental activities, recycled art, a unique object contest, door prizes, and more!

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Blanton Block Party

Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:00am

Explore the Blanton at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries! The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned artist Nina Katchadourian, in conjunction with her exhibition, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser.

Starry Starry Night - The 11th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala

Date: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Students from the Texas School for the Deaf’s (TSD) Culinary Arts career training program, under the guidance of Executive Chef, John De Souza and staff, of the downtown Hilton Austin, will present a premier dining experience on May 5 for the 11th annual Diamond Chefs Gala, “Starry, Starry Night”.

Guests and sponsors are the stars at this unique event – a fundraiser for the TSD Foundation – which includes a wine-paired menu guaranteed to excite your palate and astounding entertainment as you meet and mingle with the student Diamond chefs of TSD.

Austin Sertoma's All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 7:30am to 1:00pm

HOT PANCAKES-HOT COFFEE-FULL BREAKFAST-LIVE MUSIC-FUN!!

The Austin Sertoma Club's Annual Pancake Breakfast – Feb 4, 2017 at the Texas School for the Deaf

Live Music from Gary Knippa & The Friends, 10am -12 noon.

Dia de los Muertos Event at Emma S. Barrientos MACC Zócalo

Date: 
Sat, 10/29/2016 - 1:00pm

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, October 29, 1-6 pm
 
Classic Car & Bike Show
Music by Johnny Degollado
Cilantro Boom Box
Clemencia Zapata and more!
Children’s activities and Family Fun!
 
Wear best Día de los Muertos
costume and win a prize!
 
Build an altar!
Visit maccaustin.org for event information

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, TX 78701
 
512-974-3772

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CASAblanca Gala

Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:15pm to Sun, 02/05/2017 - 12:00am

Don your finest red carpet attire and join CASA of Travis County for the 2017 CASAblanca Gala where you will rub shoulders with Austin's most glamorous and generous, and be moved by the powerful stories of children and their CASA volunteers! Win big in the casino, enjoy fabulous live and silent auctions, and pick out the best swag bags outside of the Oscars. Together, we will shine the spotlight on the needs of our community's most vulnerable children to ensure they have trained volunteer advocates, safe homes and promising futures.

Inspiro Fest

Date: 
Sat, 06/04/2016 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Inspiro Fest is a family friendly, community based event featuring live performance art, artisans/vendors, musicians, and artists. Free event! Suggested donation of $5 earns a raffle ticket to enter to win prizes, and additional raffle tickets are available. All proceeds benefit local arts and education.

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Keep Austin Crossing

Date: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

On Saturday, April 30th from 2-4 pm, the Guerrilla Gals will hold an event called KEEP AUSTIN CROSSING at the intersection of MLK and Chicon in East Austin. Keep Austin Crossing will be a celebration of pedestrians, with the main motivation of making our streets safer for ALL users. To accomplish this, the Guerrilla Gals plan to design, produce, and implement temporary "creative crosswalks" and bring in local musicians representing various styles to create a festive atmosphere for people crossing the street.

Permablitz at Scissortail Microfarms

Date: 
Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am to Sun, 04/17/2016 - 5:00pm

Join us at Scissortail Microfarmsin creating explosive abundance with a weekend permablitz! This site had its original Permablitz done 3 years ago, so you can see how things are doing and learn from the owners' mistakes and successes.

• Come for as little or as long as long as you'd like for the event.

* The Permablitz will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Watch for updates in the case of severe weather (but we are pretty tough!)

• Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. Dinner will be provided for campers.

Pathfinder

Date: 
Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:00am to Sat, 06/18/2016 - 4:00pm

Girls Empowerment Network’s Pathfinder Leadership Summit is a personal and professional development program aimed at giving 9th-12th grade girls a head start on their road to independence, college and career. Attendees will uncover their strengths.

• Find their unique strengths.
• Develop real world skills like interviewing and public speaking.
• Explore different industries and professions.
• Gain access to women leaders and professionals in the area.
• Create bonds and friendships with like-minded peers.

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