The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, February 26- 28, 2010

Is it really already the end of February? Where has the time gone? This is just a little reminder to get some outdoor time in this weekend; it will be 110 degrees before we know it! Have a wonderful weekend.

Star Party Pajamarama- Bring the whole family to learn about stars and planets, make a planisphere (tool for locating constellations), and look at the stars. Friday, 6:00pm. FREE!! Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.

Jugglefest 2010- As part of the three day Jugglefest event, Saturday features a FREE show with performers from Austin and all over the world as they demonstrate their skills in the circus arts. Unicycles, yo-yos, diabolos, poi, juggling – there’s no telling what’s going to happen next. Saturday, 7:30pm. Texas School for the Deaf, Davis Auditorium, 1102 South Congress Avenue.

Family Yoga with Cindy- Enjoy a FREE (with purchase from cafe) yoga session for the entire family! Saturday, 10:00-11:00am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Ave.

11th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival- Suitable for all ages, this festival is the pinnacle of Austin’s celebrations of Black History Month and the rich culture African Americans contribute to the Austin community every day. The festival will feature product vendors, a fully loaded Kids Zone, health fair, delicious food, and entertainment for the whole family. Saturday, 1:00- 5:00pm. FREE!! Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street.

Literature Live! Presents “How the Kings Daughter Lost Her Hair” a puppet show- A folktalke from the Akamba people from East Africa, this is a story about a vain princess whose refusal to give even one strand of her beautiful hair to a bird building a nest costs her her hair and her kingdom its livelihood. Find out how the princess and the other characters in the story find common ground. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!! Saturday, 2:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Flipnotics Kid’s Show- Enjoy a FREE performance by Laura Freeman and the Hey Lollies! Saturday, 10:00am. Flipnotics, 1601Barton Springs Rd.

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.

Recycled Reads Rewind: One Year Anniversary Celebration- Singer, songwriter and guitarist Joe Blanda will provide entertainment. Vinyl, comic books and VHS items will be on sale. Additionally, browse thousands of books and assorted media priced to sell at $1 and $2. All proceeds directly benefits the Austin Public Library and will be used to supplement the Library’s operating budget. FREE and open to the public. Saturday, Noon- 6:00pm. Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road.

Kite Making- Gets those kites ready to fly at the upcoming Zilker Kite Festival! FREE kite making that’s fun for the entire family. Saturday, 10:00am- 1:00pm. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane.Advertisement
The Active Life Block Party- Come together with friends and family at The Active Life Block Party, a free event co-sponsored by Central Market and The Active Life Movement to promote healthy living among Austinites. Providing food, games and even exercise classes, the Block Party is about offering fun and interactive ways to stay fit and healthy in 2010. Kids are invited to play at Wii gaming stations, shake their hips in the hula-hoop contest, bounce in the Moon Walk, and race in a fun run around Central Park (for kids 6 years old and up). FREE!! Saturday, Noon- 4:00pm. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make an I Love to Read! Bookmark. FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Paper Mache Class- Artist Pilar Castrejón teaches you how to make paper maché figures using recycled materials and focuses on hand building and casting paper maché techniques. For all ages, $5 includes materials. Saturday, 2:00- 5:00pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street.

Sherwood Forest Faire- Go back in time to the Renaissance period at the First Annual Sherwood Forest Faire! There is a special kid’s area, Once Upon a Time with faeries, dragons, elves, satyrs and wizards, special games and shows, and even kid-friendly food! Weekends beginning February 27th with a special gate opening ceremony this Saturday. Tickets: $15/adults, $8.50/kids at the gate. Kids under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at a discounted price. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am- Dusk. 41 miles from Austin off HWY 290. For directions, click here.

Alice in Wonderland- Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre presents a new version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale about a little girl named Alice who tumbles down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures including a habitually late rabbit! True to Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre form, the interactive show has a unique twist, and is perfect for young audiences ages 3-10. Saturday at 10:00am and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 child and $4 for infants. Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre, 207 W. 18th Street.

Storytime at the Library- Enjoy a FREE storytime. Sunday, 1:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Science Sunday- St. Edward’s University Academy of Science. Sunday, 3:00- 5:00pm. $6.50- $4.50 (free from 4:00- 5:00pm). Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Enjoy a FREE!! performance by the Strollers, Rockabilly for kids! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

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