The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, November 6-8, 2009

Ben Hur Shriners Fall Carnival- Fun rides for adults and small children as well as game and food booths. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd.

Wells Fargo First Saturday- Enjoy FREE admission to the museum, which also includes TEXplorations Family Storytime from 2:00- 4:00pm. FREE Admission all day long on Saturday! The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Austin Celtic Festival- Enjoy four stages of music, dancing and storytelling at the 13th annual festival, one of the largest in the country! Enjoy Highland Games on Saturday only and watch the sheep herding demo, plus more! Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am- 8:00pm. Tickets: $12 at the gate, under 12 are free. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St..

Natural Science Saturday- Join students from UT’s College of Natural Sciences for hands-on science activities for the whole family. Learn about friction, buoyancy and electricity and get a chance to ask your burning questions about science! Saturday, 10:00am- 2:00pm. $4.50- 6.50 admission. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

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.
AdvertisementCrafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Veterans Day Flag! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

18th Annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival- Arts & Crafts, food, dance, storytelling and three Grand Processions (10:00am, 1:00 and 6:00pm). Saturday, 10:00am- 10:00pm. Tony Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd.

Farm to Market
- Ladybugs, earthworms and butterflies explore the freshest vegetables from the community garden and travel together to the farmer’s market! Join them as they learn about healthy eating, community gardening and sustainability. Ideal for kids ages 3-8 years old. Tickets are just $8 per person. Saturday, 1:00pm. Zach Scott Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd.

Close Assault 1944- Watch a recreation of an attack on a German strong-poin, see a Sherman Tank and M3 Halftrack in action, learn about the uniforms and equipment of the American G.I., discover the realities of the front lines of WWII, tour the Texas Military Forces Museum, blank weapons firing demonstrations of some of the most famous small arms of World War II, stand alongside dozens of tanks, jeeps and armored fighting vehicles throughout U.S. history. Concessions available. FREE Admission and parking. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am- 2:00pm. The Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry off of Mopac and 35th Street.

Science Sunday- Engineering students from UT will facilitate fun, hands-on math activities for the whole family from the newest exhibit, Cyberchase. Admission, $4.50- $6.50 free for kids under one. Sunday, 3:00- 5:00pm. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- This week’s show features Mr. Johnny and Sharon- music and interactive fun. FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 South Congress.

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