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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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Default What is there to do in Austin for teens?

My family just moved here from California last week and I don't know anyone here. I am bored out of my mind. Anything going on preferably later today or tomorrow? Maybe a youth group of some sorts?
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Unread 02-14-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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No? Nothing? Nada? There was always something going on when I lived in CA.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What part of Austin? Do you have your own car so you can drive yourself to different locations? What are your interests - outdoor activities, music, arts, etc.? More specific details might get you some responses... Being surprised there are no responses in just slightly over 2 hours from the 1st post might not elicit many responses.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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It was more surprise than impatience. I do have access to a car so that's not an issue. I like outdoor activities (but not camping), I love art, I'm a Christian so any church groups would be fine, I love board games and card games as well as running games, book clubs, teen activism committees (I am into youth rights, animal rights, civil liberties, anti-discrimination, free speech), "movie nights," poetry readings, discussion groups, basically anything where I can meet other teens in the area. I am in South Austin, but I don't mind driving. I just need to get out of the house. Big moves are always stressful. My only problem is that since I don't know anyone yet I need something that welcomes newcomers.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Have you checked meetup.com? Looked into Austin poetry slam : Austin Poetry Slam › News

Also check the Austin Chronicle. The Austin Chronicle and http://www.austineventcalendar.com/

There is usually lots going on; some of it will be under 18. Everyone pretty much welcomes newcomers, too.
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Unread 02-15-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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Thank you, atxcio. I guess I'm used to deciding to do something tonight and having to choose from about 5 options. Then again that probably had more to do with me having access to word of mouth events instead of having to use the Internet than there being more to do. The poetry slam seems fun, although the calendar seems pretty scarce except for "PowerFlickers Call For Submissions." Are there a lot of teens at the poetry slam, generally?
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Unread 06-25-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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My gal pal and I are visiting Austin, Texas in July and would enjoy being welcomed. We are interested in attending "movie nights". Maybe a few book clubs would be nice or anything with a friendly face to welcome us in Austin, Texas! I'm sure Austin, Texas is a wonderful place for bible thumpers like us. We would like to attend a Christian church everyday in Austin, Texas. So basically, we like God, friendly people, and Austin, Texas! =)
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Unread 06-26-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Maybe you could volunteer at one of the local animal shelters? That way you could make some friends and they could fill you in about what's cool to do in Austin. Also, it looks good on college apps and I'm sure it counts for karma points somewhere along the road.
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Unread 07-05-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Hey I'm new in town too. I don't know anybody around here yet and kinda know places e.g. Barton springs, Emos, etc. But I want to get to know new people and stuff like that. I love mountain biking and kayaking, basically anything outdoors, music and Jesus. Please help.
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