Movies in the Park (Leander) – Friday, April 19 at dusk. The series of free movies under the stars continues with The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Concessions are also available. Glass containers are prohibited. Friendly pets are welcome if they are on a leash. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 South Bagdad, Leander.
Movies in the Park (Cedar Park) – Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Milburn Park to enjoy a free screening of Wreck it Ralph. Concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.
20 Ft Wide Alley – Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 20ft WIDE will temporarily activate a downtown alley as a vibrant public open space. The alley will host a mix of art installations and multi-generational happenings connecting the people with the dynamic past, present and future role of Austin’s urban alley system. Austin families are invited to explore the transformation of Alley #111 into an artist-driven playground for children and adults. 20ft WIDE Alley Kids and Family Day will include activities such as origami and writing workshops, story time, musical performances, and hula hooping. Throughout the day, Colibri Cuisine and Coolhaus Ice Cream will be selling food and drinks. Across the street from 912 Congress, Alley #111 on 9th Street between Congress and Brazos, Austin
Hats Off to Seuss! Exhibition- Now through April 20th from 10:00am- 6:00pm. For the first time in history, Dr. Seuss’s private hat collection will be shown, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss’s book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. We would like to invite you to join us for the rare opportunity to view Dr. Seuss’s coveted hat collection and witness their direct impact on many of Ted Geisel’s paintings, as discussed by Dr. Seuss art curator, Bill Dreyer, from Chicago. FREE!! ART on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.
Story Time: Worry Woo Wince – Don’t Feed The Worry Bug- Saturdays in April at 10:30am. FREE to attend! We will host a story time, dedicated to our new line of Worry Woo books. When we found the Worry Woo books we fell in love instantly with the quality of the stories being told and the artwork of Andi Green. These stories help deal with feelings of loneliness, insecurity, confusion, innocence, frustration and worry. You will be impressed with how well these books portray human emotions and deal with issues that many kids struggle with. The stories are fantastic, and the artwork is absolutely incredible! Toy Time, 101-B Pecan Street West, Pflugerville.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid- Saturdays through May 11 at 11:00am and 2:00pm. This original retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic combines modern technologies and the ancient art of storytelling to put a new twist on this well-loved fairy tale. Using projections, fabric and a whole lot of theatre magic, the ocean comes to life (along with your imagination) in this one-person journey of love, sacrifice and courage. For ages 6 and up. Tickets: $18- 16. ZACH Theater, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.
Clarksville Family Fun Fest-Sunday, April 21 from 1:00- 5:00pm.There will be lots fun for kids, including bouncy houses, petting zoo, face painter & balloon clown. Also, a silent auction with great stuff, yummy food and live music all afternoon. FREE!! Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th.
The NATY Kid’s Show- Sunday, April 21 at 11am. Come out for yummy food as well as music and bubbles with Staci Gray! FREE!! North Austin Trailer Yard, 1012 West Anderson Lane.
Meet the Makers:- Sunday, April 14 from 1:00- 3:00pm. Makers who will be presenting in the 2013 Mini Maker Faire will be on hand to show off their stuff and answer visitor questions. Come meet the Makers and get excited for Mini Maker Faire on May 5! Admission: $6.50 adults, $4.50 children. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street.
The Hey Lollies Kids’ Show- Sunday, 10:30am. We make fun healthy music for kids. We have wonderful engaging puppet shows. FREE!! Cherrywood Coffee House, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.
Friday Night Storytime- Enjoy a FREE storytime with the kids on Fridays at 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock.
Central Market North Lamar– Live music and dancing, oh my! This is a great spot for parents to enjoy music while letting their kids burn some energy on the playground. There are also ducks to feed in the nearby pond. Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30- 9:00pm. Central Market, North Lamar Blvd.
Craft Time for Kids- Bring the kids to get crafty. The crafts change weekly and usually are themed for particular holidays or seasons. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Center, 9828 Great Hills Trail.
Food-Free Family Storytime-The Round Rock Public Library presents Food-Free Family Storytime, a reading activity that welcomes families with children of all ages to a fun environment that’s safe for individuals affected by food allergies.This interactive program includes a variety of activities such as books, fingerplays, music, movies, and puppets. FREE!! Saturday, 10:30. The Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.
BookKids Storytime- Join the wonderful staff at BookPeople as they entertain your kiddos with stories, crafts, guest storytellers, and sometimes even puppets! Saturday mornings at 11:30am. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
What’s the Story Steve?– Move Your Tale and ColdTowne Theater collaborate to present this fully improvised theatrical journey through a story of the audience’s making. Featuring Steve the improvising poodle, a portion of the show follows Steve through an original tale. Pay what you wish. Appropriate for audiences of all ages. A return to MYT’s classic event structure, kids will join us on the stage for the entire event, providing sound effects, characters and settings for for every story. This is a chance to create original tales, and to perform them right away! Saturday at 10 a.m. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd.
Storytime- A weekend storytime for families with kids of all ages. (Circus Chickendog performs on January 19th) FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.
Flying Theater Machine: Pirate Adventures- Sundays at the Hideout, Flying Theater Machine presents kid-oriented improv right here in Austin. The audience will help us with suggestions and sound effects, and a few lucky kids will even get to join us on stage. Sunday, 2:00pm.Tickets: $8. The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave.
Whole Foods Kids’ Club - Hey kids, stop by and check out what’s going on at Kid’s Club. Each week we have an exciting activity that will let you play with your food plus learn a couple things along the way. FREE!! Sunday, 1:00pm. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar.
All Ages Storytime- Head downtown to hear an all ages storytime at the library! Sunday, 1:00pm. FREE!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.