The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, February 27-28, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Nature in Motion – 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Come join us for family fun and learn about motion and nature!  FREE! Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive.

Pippi Longstocking – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Pippi Longstocking is a scrappy 9-year-old little girl who asks a lot of questions and always put bullies in their place. Along with a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and her best friends Tommy and Annika, this freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings is a delight for both children and adults. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children. Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day – Noon – 4 p.m., Students (elementary through middle school) and their parents or educators are invited to UT for an afternoon of engineering fun. Admission is FREE but does require registration.

Kite Making Workshop1:00- 3:00p.m. Fly on by and learn how to make a kite for the annual Zilker Kite Festival while enjoying vibrant live music. Children will have the opportunity to make multiple kites and then fly them in the park! FREE! Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.

African American Community Heritage Festival - 1 – 5 p.m., The 17th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival is a purposeful objective to raise scholarship funds for Huston-Tillotson University, Texas’ oldest Historical Black College. AACHF offers a family-friendly extravaganza filled with games and vendors; providing a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, safety demonstrations, arts & crafts, home décor, books, clothing, jewelry, storytelling, health, vision and dental screenings and insurance outreach coupled with dance, giveaway prizes and a live entertainment mix to satisfy varying musical tastes. This is a FREE event with activities suitable for all ages. Huston Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street.

Jugglefest -  7:30 p.m., Performers from Austin and all over the world will demonstrate their skills in the circus arts. Come on down and check out the best family friendly show in Austin! Cost: $10 admission, free for 5 and under. Texas School for the Deaf, Davis Auditorium, 1102 South Congress Avenue.Advertisement

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pippi Longstocking – 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Pippi Longstocking is a scrappy 9-year-old little girl who asks a lot of questions and always put bullies in their place. Along with a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and her best friends Tommy and Annika, this freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings is a delight for both children and adults. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children. Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street.

Summer Camp Fair - 1-5 p.m., Visit with more than 60 local camps at Nurture My Child’s Austin Summer Camp Fair. Participate in activities from each camp and make the best, most educated decision on where to send their children, ages 4 – 18, for the summer. FREE! Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane.

Flying Theater Machine: Space Academy – 2 p.m., Flying Theater Machine is proud to present Space Academy: a science fiction adventure complete with spaceships and weird aliens. Using suggestions from the audience, the future world of Space Academy is created on the spot by Flying Theater Machine’s kid-approved cast of improvisers. Cost: $5. The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Avenue.

Creative Action’s Community Art Sundays – 2-5 p.m., Join Creative Action and “Be Heard” for this month’s event celebrating music and the rhythm of life.  Activities and workshops include: Early childhood music and dance class “Bilingual Boogie”, Rhythm instrument workshops & artful instrument making, a chance to sing big with People’s Choir, Capoeira workshops by Capoeira Lunada, Performances by up-and-coming youth singers AllRhythms and Brazilian trio Grupo Massa, other special interactive projects for the whole family! FREE! Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th St. Bldg B.

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Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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