The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 18-20, 2010

Family Fun Nights- International performer Rik Gern brings his formidable talents to bear as Bonzo Crunch, the lovable and widely celebrated kids entertainer. Bonzo Crunch has performed in Disney videos and Barney videos, and he’ll be at Kaleidoscope Toys to perform for you as part of our Friday Family Fun Night series! Admission is one non-perishable food item per person. Friday, 6:30pm. Kaleidoscope Toys, 1601 S. IH-35, Round Rock.

Storytime: My Father Knows the Names of Things- “He points out everything we see and teaches all the names to me” in the new book by Jane Yolen and Stephane Jorisch. FREE!! Friday, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock.

Youth Fishing Derby- Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by bringing that man in your life to fish in our derby. Do not know how to fish? No problem. Attend the free Go Fish! workshop first and then fish for prizes. No fishing license necessary. Bring your own tackle or borrow ours. Accessible for the mobility impaired. FREE!! Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-noon. McKinney Falls State Park,  5805 McKinney Falls Pkwy.

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

Austin Under the Stars- Hosted by the Austin Astronomical Society and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, the public is invited to join local astronomers who will be viewing our closest stellar neighbor, the Sun, in daytime skies, using special protective filters on several telescopes.  After the Sun slips under the horizon, we’ll turn our attention to the celestial wonders in the night skies. FREE!! Saturday, 7:30pm- midnight. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, 6500 St. Stephen’s Dr.

Saturday Morning Storytime -Join us every Saturday morning for Storytime. We’ll read a different story every week and have a great time creating a special craft! Don’t miss it. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. Barnes and Noble, check for participating locations.

Juneteenth at Waterloo Park- The Festival will showcase local artist and talent, a featured artist, food and informational booths, beverages, and giveaways. FREE!! Saturday, 1:00- 10:00pm. Waterloo Park, 500 E. 12th St.

Spanish Language Storytime- Enjoy a FREE bi-lingual storytime at the Wells Branch Community Library. Saturday, 1:00pm. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.

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.

Father’s Day Carnival & CircX VorteX- Bring the whole family to the VORTEX’s special Father’s Day Family Carnival. Fun for all ages! Enjoy family performances, such as father and son and mother and daughter duet musical acts, puppet shows, and hula-hooping clowns. Wacky activities include: water balloon toss, Ruta Maya coffee-bean sack race, arts & crafts, and much, much more – the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy Father’s Day, together. Free with a suggested donation of $10-$30. The Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Rd.

Disney Film Festival- Enjoy a FREE Disney film every third Saturday! This month’s movie is Toy Story. Saturday, 1:00pm. Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd.

Juneteenth at the Carver- Pack a picnic for lunch on the lawn while enjoying live music, historical reenactments, games and a marketplace. FREE!! Enjoy free lemonade and watermelon! Saturday, 12:30-3:30pm. George Carver Washington Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street.Advertisement
BookKids Storytime- Enjoy a FREE special Father’s Day storytime one day early. Saturday at 11:30am! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

The Princess and the Pea- Two kingdoms: one of snow ruled by the Storm King and one of green with a princess and friend, the pea. These two kingdoms think they have nothing in common, but peace-loving Leprechauns prove otherwise! You will enjoy this new version of an age-old tale as Missoula Children’s Theatre leads over 50 local students in this special camp performance. Saturday, Noon. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Rd.

Crafts for Kids- Bring the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Father’s Day Notepad Holder. FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

“Poet’s Cafe”- Featuring: Wild Goose Chase Theater.Recommended for ages 5 and up.Wild Goose Chase Theater takes you to a world filled with dancing pants, lovesick witches, mischievous spaceships, and much more in Poet’s Café! FREE!! Saturday, 2:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Ave.

Juneteenth Celebration- 2K Freedom Fun Walk, celebration in the park with clowns, face painting, rides and games, music, parade and more. Saturday, 9:30am- 3:00pm. Doris Miller Auditorium, 2300 Rosewood Ave.

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.

Summer Gaming Tournament- Join us for this summer’s Gaming Tournament, featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Each branch’s tournament is a seed tournament for the final championship, which will be held at the Carver Branch Library on August 7 at 1:30 pm.Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Dr.

Storytime- Enjoy a FREE!! storytime on Sunday at 1:00pm at Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe 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 Big Don, Hip Hop for kids! FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

Father’s Day in the Park- ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day – selections that will have your Dad’s toe tappin’ – as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre. FREE!! Sunday, 7:30- 9:30pm. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Dr.

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