The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, September 18-20, 2009
Wildflower Center Nature Night: Plants and People- From Dyes to jelly, medicine to your daily meal, find out about the benefits and use of native plants in our everyday lives. Program materials available in Spanish. Enjoy hikes and hands-on activities for the entire family. $1 admission, free for members. Friday, 6:00- 9:00pm. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Fairytale Threads Consignment Sale- Shop for some “new” used clothing, toys, gear, books, movies, furniture and more for your little ones. FREE admission and parking! Friday, 10:00am- 8:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am- 4:00pm (some items half price on Saturday!). Old Settlers Association Hall, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd.
Talk Like a Pirate Day- Enjoy crafts, games, stories, a photo area and more as surprises await you! FREE!! Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm.North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave.
BookPeople’s INfamous Puppet Show: Pirates- A special Talk Like a Pirate Day book puppet show! FREE!! Saturday, 11:30am. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Cinemagic- Enjoy a screening of the movie Coraline while enjoying popcorn and lemonade. FREE!! Saturday, 1:00pm. Southeast Austin Community Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd.
Peter and the Wolf- Ballet Austin takes children of all ages through an interactive balletic version of this Russian fairy tale. Join as the youngest members of our audience help Peter and his animal friends triumph over the danger in his own back yard. Tickets, $14. Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 and 4:00pm. Recommended for ages 2-8 years old. AustinVentures Studio Theatre, 501 West 3rd Street in the Butler Dance Education Center.
Cirque Du Pawrade- This event was rescheduled from last weekend due to the rain. A family and canine friendly day of fun that begins with a parade. There will be circus rings of activities including face painting, an inflatable and crafts. There will be tips on training your canine family member, dog races and more! FREE!! Saturday, 11:30am- 4:00pm. Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, 1401 Medical Parkway, Cedar Park.
Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make an Under the Sea Pop-Up Collage! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.
Book Box Storytime- Each Saturday, a guest will sing songs, read stories and then wrap it all up with a fun arts & craft project! FREE!! Saturday at Noon. Beth’s Book Box, 15803 Windermere Dr., Pflugerville.
Day for Kids- The annual Boy’s and Girl’s Club of South Central Texas is hosting a Day for Kids with FREE food, games and prizes for the entire family. Build a box with Home Depot, tube in the San Marcos river, play in the Coca-Cola fun center. Spend meaningful time with the children in your life. Saturday, 10:00am- 3:00pm. Sewell Park on the campus of Texas State University, 601 University, San Marcos.
Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Enjoy Celtic songs by Sarah Dinan, whose songs are perfect for kids of all ages. FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 South Congress.
Staci Gray Family Concert- Enjoy a FREE performance by Staci Gray! Sunday, 1:00pm. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.
Austin Museum Day- The Austin Museum Partnership is proud to host the twelfth annual Austin Museum Day – a FREE, city-wide rediscovery of Austin museums. On Sunday, September 20, take the entire family out on the town to enjoy local exhibits and activities at 28 participating institutions, including: Robotics past & present at the Goodwill Computer Museum; live music at the Texas Music Museum; a chance to make your own collage at Mexic-Arte Museum; and a Cyberchase at the Austin Children’s Museum. For a complete list of all participating museums and times, click here.
Storytime at the Library- Enjoy a FREE storytime. Sunday, 1:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.