The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 11-13, 2010

Friday Family Fun Nights- Enjoy a live music performance by Static Connection. Admission is one non-perishable food item per person. Friday, 6:30pm. Kaleidoscope Toys, 1601 S. IH-35, Round Rock.

Music in the Park- Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs and listen to some FREE live music while the kids play on the playscape. This week’s show features Terri Hendrix. Friday, 7:00- 9:00pm. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd.

Wizard of Oz- Bring the entire family to experience the show the New York Times calls a “lavish stage production” with “colorful costumes, witty choreography, and cool lighting.” Journey back to simpler times with this musical celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, as Dorothy, Toto and their friends travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz. You’ll know you’re not in Kansas any more from moment the tornado touches down and transports you Over The Rainbow in this timeless production, featuring the classic songs and beloved characters you remember from your childhood. Friday, 8:00pm, Saturday, 2:00 and 8:00pm; Sunday, 2:00 and 7:30pm. Tickets starting at $18. All ages. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.

Storytime: The Sandwich Swap- Her Majesty Queen Rania and bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio tell a story inspired by Her Majesty’s own childhood. Salma and Lilly reach the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance and learn that friendship is far more powerful than difference. FREE!! Friday, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Shopping Center, Round Rock.

Summer Reading Kick-Off- Enjoy a performance by Circus Chicken Dog with juggling, unicycle tricks and even performing dogs to kick off the beginning of the summer reading program. FREE!! Open to all ages. Saturday, 2:00- 3:00pm. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.

Apple Youth Workshop- A FREE hands-on workshop for families to learn how to compose a song, produce a movie, create a photo album, or make a presentation. Saturday, 10:00- 11:30am. Apple Store, Barton Creek Mall, 2901 S. Cap. Tx. Hwy.

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

Sign Language Storytime- Enjoy a FREE sign language storytime at the Wells Branch Community Library. Saturday, 1:00pm. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.

Toy Story 3 Movie Release Party- Buzz and Woody and the whole gang are back in the brand new movie opening June 18. Celebrate with stories, games, giveaways and more at this very special movie release party for kids ages 4 to 9. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. All Austin Borders Books locations in Austin.

BookKids Storytime- Enjoy a FREE YogaKids storytime. Saturday at 11:30am! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Second Saturdays are for Families- Re-use, recycle, re-create! Discover how to make wearable designs using recycled materials with the Teenage Eco Warriors. Enjoy “A Taradillo Tale” by Austin Public Library’s Literature LIVE! at 1:00pm. $7 for the entire family or $5 for member families. Saturday, Noon- 4:00pm. Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave.

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.Advertisement
Simon Kidgits Club Mini Chefs- Hands-on food with fun activities and nutritional awareness. This food focused event brings together the elements of a parents everyday life: cooking with their kids, introducing new and exciting ideas with their kids, and having fun with their kids. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive, and enter to win a prize. $5 for a one year membership. Saturday, Noon- 2:00pm. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park. Dillard’s Women’s Court.

Family Storytime- Family Storytime is open to all ages. Come enjoy books, music and crafts. Saturday, 10:00am- 11:00am. FREE!! Cedar Park Public Library, 600 N. Bell Blvd.

Crafts for Kids- Bring the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Portable Storage Pouch. FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Jungle Jim’s Bugs of the World- Jungle Jim, lifelong bug aficionado, brings his travelling exhibit of arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians for a visit to the Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Teen-Free Play Gaming- Kids ages 10-17 are invited to play Wii video games. FREE!! Saturday, 1:00- 4:00pm. Cedar Park Public Library, 600 N. Bell Blvd.

Lowe’s Build and Grow- Build a Race Car for FREE!! Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics are do-it-yourself clinics that are available at all participating Lowe’s locations. You must pre-register online as space is limited. Saturday, 10:00- 11:00am.

Storytime at Mitchie’s- Enjoy a FREE storytime and sign language featuring African-American folktales from 1:00-2:00pm every Saturday. Kids receive free refreshments, a gift and a 30% discount! Mitchie’s Gallery, 7801 N. Lamar Blvd., Bldg. B, Suite 148.

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

Savvy Kids Conference- The Savvy Kids Conference is a community-focused event where families can interact with leading experts who offer kid-focused products, services and expertise relative to these four pillars. Admission, $8 if pre-registered, $10 day of event. 5 and under are free. St. Edward’s University, Ragsdale Center and Plaza, 3001 S. Congress Ave.

Concerts in the Park- Join the Austin Symphony for their annual concert in the park series. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs while enjoying a range of music from pops to jazz. FREE!! Sunday, 7:30pm. Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center, 701 W.Riverside Dr.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- This week’s show features Theatre Action Project! FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

Catherine Prystup
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2 Comments on The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 11-13, 2010

  1. Just wanted to say how fantastic you look! :)
    Ive been blogging too much and reading blogs/the net too little (and living and mamaing) and youve grown!

    looks so great.


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