The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, January 8-10, 2016

What’s happening this weekend in Austin? Check out these family-friendly events for the weekend of January 8-10, 2016!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Norm of the North Crafternoon – 3:30 p.m., Join us for a special Norm of the North Crafternoon! We will make polar bear puppets and enjoy some Norm of the North activity books! FREE! Austin Public Library, Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

Lego Lab - 4:30 p.m., With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! Austin Public Library, North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Avenue.

Live Music at Central Market North – 6:30-9:00 p.m., Casa Loma Playboys. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd.

Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock) – 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful books this evening: Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent and The Turnip by Jan Brett. FREE! Barns & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Michael’s Kid’s Club : Sparkling Snowflakes – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Cost: $2 per kid. All participating Michael’s locations.
Hands on History: MLK Jr. Day (Georgetown) - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn about history with interactive,  hands-on activities. FREE! The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Avenue, Georgetown.

Snow at the Mill (Johnson City) – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bring your mittens and scarves and join the Science Mill for Snow Day! Yes! A snow day in Texas! We’ll have real “snow” in the backyard and some special cold weather activities for all ages! From 11am-1pm, special snow activities include snowball catapults, snow art and castle building, snowball throws with speed checks, ice ball piano and more! Included with regular admission. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Paramount Theatre Storytime – 11:30 a.m., Our friends from the Paramount Theatre will be here today for very special storytime highlighting their upcoming production of Elephant & Piggie! Fans of Gerald and Piggie will be delighted by this exciting performance! Come out this morning for a lively storytime and the chance to enter a raffle and win tickets to the show! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Groundwork Music Orchestra at Cherrywood - 10 a.m., Join Groundwork’s Music- fun music for kids- 10 am every second Sunday of the month! FREE! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 East 38th 1/2 Street.

Umlauf Family Day – Noon – 4 p.m., Family Days offer special, hands-on programs designed for families with children, four to ten years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the UMLAUF while engaging in creative activities. Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, watch sculpture demos, enjoy live music and more. FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 E. Robert E. Lee Road.

Ballet Austin’s Get Fit 2016 - 1-5 p.m., Make plans to attend Get Fit 2016 and kick off the new year celebrating health and wellbeing. The free day of fitness offers samplings of conditioning and fitness classes, Pilates, and more.allet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd Street.

Central Concerts – 2p.m., Central Concerts is an ongoing series to bring musicians and the community together in the Faulk Central Library.  Tejano legend Manuel “Cowboy” Donley and his daughter Sylvia Donley. They will play a selecton of his favorites. Mr. Donley formed the group Las Estrellas in 1955 and toured for two decades. He has composed and performed original music for numerous films and was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in 1986. A lover of rock-n-roll, Mr. Donley is noted for his mastery of traditional Tejano and his incorporation of other musical styles. FREE! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

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