The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, February 5-7, 2010

First Friday Free Pong- 16 tables to enjoy yourself on. Free hot dogs and chips. Fun for the whole family. Friday, 6:00pm. Free for newcomers, otherwise $7. Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd. inside AAA Storage.

Wonderland!- An unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, with hip-hopping music. It is an upbeat coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore! You’ll recognize some of your favorite familiar characters of Alice’s Wonderland along with meeting dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, knights, and much more. Friday and Saturday, 2:00pm. Tickets, $5 general admission. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

19th Annual Mock Surgery- The kid-friendly event includes hands-on demonstrations and mock surgical procedures performed and explained by Seton staff.The self-paced program includes: Several operating rooms with mock set-ups of a variety of surgical procedures, hands-on demonstrations and learning experiences with surgical equipment, Seton staff assuming their roles and explaining procedures. FREE!! Saturday, 9:00am- 3:00pm. Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, 1400 N IH-35.

12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival- This is the 13th Annual Black History Celebration honoring hard working leaders in our community. Please come out to enjoy vendors, food, art, fun for the children, and an awesome awards recognition program with the leaders in our community. FREE!! Saturday, 10:00am- 4:00pm. Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church parking lot, E. 12th St. and Pennsylvania 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.

Daddy Daughter Dance- The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6. There will be two dances for two age groups. The 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. dance is for girls up to seven years old. The 8:00pm to 10:00pm dance is for older girls ages 8 and over. Tickets are just $7.Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School 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.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief- The Lightning Thief will be released in movie theaters very soon. Celebrate all things Percy Jackson with Borders at this very special Movie Release Party! Fans ages 7 to 14 will have a great time participating in Olympian Games, a Demi-God Debate, Percy trivia and more! FREE!! Saturday, 2:00pm. Borders Book,
3309 Esperanza Crossing.

Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Be My Valentine Magnetic Note Holder! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.Advertisement
Parent/ Child Valentine Dance- Open to families with children between the ages of 5-15, admission to this annual event is only $10 per ticket for YMCA and Adventure Guides Members and $15 per ticket for Non-Members. Besides dancing and having loads of fun, you will also be served a spaghetti or lasagna dinner, receive a 5×7 photo keepsake, have a chance to win raffle prizes and more. Saturday, 6:00- 9:00pm. Twin Lakes Family YMCA, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park.

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

Home Depot Kids Workshop- FREE How-to workshop designed for children ages 5-12. This month’s project will be to build #20 Car Display. Saturday, 9:00am- Noon. All participating Home Depot locations.

Wells Fargo First Saturday- Enjoy FREE admission to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, courtesy of Wells Fargo, on Saturday from 2:00- 6:00pm. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

TEXplorations- Where will your imagination take you? Join us for Family Story Time on the first Saturday of each month from 2:00- 3:00pm. FREE!! Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day- Our Women’s Basketball team hosts Texas Tech on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m., and on that day, we will also recognize National Girl and Women in Sport Day. UT Athletics will host the “UT and ME” expo in an effort to continue our legacy of empowering young girls and women through sport. Autographs, photos opportunities, booths, free backpacks to the first 1000! Fans must have a game ticket to participate in the expo. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street.

Science Sunday: UT Pre-Med Society- Learn about the common viruses and bacteria that make us sick! Volunteers will help families construct candy models of the rhinovirus and ecoli while discussing how they affect the human body. Sunday, 3:00- 5:00pm. Admission $4.50- $6.50 (free from 4:00- 5:00pm. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

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

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Circus Chicken Dog brings unicycling, comedy, juggling and animals! Lots of fun for the whole family. FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

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