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January 2020

Call for Art: Valentine’s Pop-up Shop

January 24
$20

DEADLINE: January 24, 2020. Download Entry Form. Art Spark Texas is hosting a pop-up shop for artists to sell their work in advance of Valentine’s Day. 2D and 3D works in all media, crafts, literary arts, and other handmade products are eligible. Tables and chairs provided. For more details and an entry form contact [email protected] Art Spark Texas Valentine Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Shop Saturday, February 8, 2020 12-4 pm Download Entry Form (.doc file)

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Speaking Advocates: What Inspires Us

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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FREE

This month's Speaking Advocates theme is "What Inspires Us". The experiences of people with disabilities are frequently distorted as inspiration for non-disabled people. The term "inspiration porn," coined by the late comedian/activist Stella Young, refers to exploitative portrayals of people with disabilities in which their regular everyday activities are re-framed as brave or inspirational while the same activities, when performed by non-disabled people, earn little recognition. Join the Speaking Advocates this month to reclaim the original meaning of inspiration as…

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Card Making Party

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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FREE
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Join us for Card-making, Creativity and Community  Spend an afternoon making cards with Art Spark artists and friends! We will provide supplies and snacks, but you are welcome to bring supplies and snacks to share. The event is free, but we ask that you make some cards for Art Spark to sell besides the ones you make to take home. We will have lots of Valentine's Day card-making materials. We hope to make this a quarterly event. Any questions? Please…

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February 2020

The Lion and the Pirate Open Mic

The Lion and The Pirate Open Mic

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. The open mic is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at least one week in advance to request other accommodations, including ASL interpreting, audio description, etc. You can RSVP, invite friends, and follow our Facebook event page for updates. For more information, email Boye Nagle or call 512-454-9912.

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Valentine’s Arts and Crafts Pop-up Shop

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2128 Barton Hills Drive
Austin, Texas 78704
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Shop for unique Valentine gifts created by Art Spark Texas and Austin NextTribe artists on Saturday, February 8th (12:00-4 PM) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2128 Barton Hills Drive in Austin! Curated vendors will offer fine crafts, cards, wearables, jewelry, artwork, books, prints, nail art and more! Typewriter Stars will be on hand to create personalized Valentine poems on vintage typewriters while you wait. The Zilker neighborhood Girl Scouts will sell cookies. Tasty treats and libations will be served. Plenty…

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Elements Dance Class

February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

The Elements dance class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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Axis Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$30 – $45
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Axis Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching and Working with Diverse Students Purchase Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/teacher-training With the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity, AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations. The session includes both learning and experiencing participatory exercises, tasks, and activities for classrooms and discussions about disability,  language barriers to learning, and accessibility. We design this teacher training for teachers of…

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Elements Dance Class

February 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

The Elements dance class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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Speaking Advocates

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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FREE

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors Speaking Advocates group is free and meets the last Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 PM in Room 161 of the AGE of Central Texas Building. We welcome adults with disabilities who are interested in presenting stories and meeting other speakers. Email Ms. Boye to RSVP or learn more.

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March 2020

Elements Dance Class

March 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $20
a man in a wheelchair holds hands with an able-bodied female dancer in a dance studio

The Elements dance class takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Town Lake YMCA in the large group exercise room on the first floor.

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