The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, September 3-5, 2010

Storytime: Officer Buckle and and Gloria and the Village Garage- Officer Buckle and his dog Gloria will teach you all about safety and friendship in Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. Young truck enthusiasts will love watching the garage workers and their vehicles in The Village Garage by G. Brian Karas. FREE!! Friday, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, La Frontera, Round Rock.

The Intergalactic Nemesis World Premiere- Imagine 1,250 hand-drawn full-color action-packed images projected one-by-one onto a huge screen! Imagine three actors voicing dozens of characters! Imagine one sound engineer creating hundreds of sound effects before your very eyes! Imagine being swept away by the incredible original music! Imagine a story that transports you from Romania to Scotland to Tunis to the far reaches of outer space! But wait! You don’t need to imagine it… Tickets starting at $14. Friday and Saturday, 8:00pm. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Dr.

Kids/ Teens Night Out- Children enjoy a safe place to play while Mom and Dad enjoy a worry-free evening of their own every other Saturday night monthly (may vary due to holidays or special programming). The evening includes a pizza dinner, games, crafts and play time in the Gym and Playscape. The evening winds down with snacks and a movie (G or PG rated). Children need to wear comfortable clothing (including socks). Blankets, pillow and pjs are welcome. Saturday, 6:00- 11:00pm. Chasco Family YMCA, 1812 N. Mays Street, Round Rock.

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.

Book Box One Year Anniversary Celebration- Come celebrate one year of being in business with the Book Box! There will be a moon jump, a slushie machine, tattoo booth, craft booth, and the Fabulous Ms. Lori doing story time and craft. In addition, our good Friends from Incredible Crust Pizza will be giving each person a free slice of Pizza! FREE!! Saturday, Noon- 6:00pm. Take 20% off all purchases on this special day! Beth’s Book Box, 15803 Windermere Dr., Pflugerville.

Little Lounge Lizards- A dance club party, where cool kids ages 10 and under along with the groovy “grown-ups”, can boogie down to dance hits from the 70’s on up. Spun by Austin’s popular live DJ Syko at a hip night club. Tickets, $9. The first Saturday of every month from 1:00- 4:00pm. Qua, 213 W. 4th Street.

Sensory Friendly Movie- AMC and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned. This month’s feature film is Nanny McPhee Returns. Saturday, 10:00am. Tickets, $5. AMC 14, Barton Creek Mall.

Dinosaur Park’s Anniversary- Lots of fun for the whole family as we celebrate the beginning of our 5th year!  A variety of live creatures will be on exhibit from 11am – 3pm, courtesy of Herpeton Exotic Pets of Austin.  Plus, anyone wearing one of our official “Dinosaur Park, Cedar Creek, Texas” T-shirts will receive FREE admission into The Park. Saturday, all day. The Dinosaur Park, 893 Union Chapel Rd.

Home Depot’s Kids Workshop- FREE How-to workshop designed for children 5-12 years old. This month kids will be making a football display. Saturday, 9:00am- Noon. All participating Home Depot locations.

Crafts for Kids- Bring the kids, ages 3 and up, to make an All ABout Me Pop-Up Book. FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

TEXplorations Family Storytime- Family Story Time features a hands-on activity, stories and more! After Story Time, the Museum’s Exhibits are FREE from 2 – 6 p.m. as part of Wells Fargo First Saturdays. FREE!! Saturday, 2:00- 3:00pm. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

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.
AdvertisementStorytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog- Come beat the heat and join us for a fun-filled storytime! We will be joined by Clifford the Big Red Dog. As always, great stories and fun crafts will fill out our time together in the Children’s Department. Come join the fun! FREE!! Saturday, 10:30am. Barnres and Noble, Hill Country Galleria,  12701 Hill Country Blvd Ste O-140, Bee Cave.

Wells Fargo First Saturdays and TEXplorations- The Museum offers free admission to the exhibits from 2 – 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month with Wells Fargo First Saturdays. Visitors can also take advantage of the monthly thematic TEXplorations Family Story Time from 2 – 4 p.m. on First Saturdays. FREE!! The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress 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.

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.

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, 10000 Research Blvd., 5601 Brodie Lane in Sunset Valley.

Storytime: Oui! Oui! Viva la France!- Bonjour! This week marks the anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who saved us big time during the American Revolution! In his honor, we’ll have a very FRENCH storytime. We’ll read Madeline and the Cats of Rome along with other Frenchy tales and make little French flags! FREE!! Saturday, 11:30am. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Bring the entire family for a FREE kid’s show every Sunday at 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

Splash Jam- Bring the family out to enjoy inflatables, face painting, laser tag and video games, live music, fireworks and a movie in the park (Planet 51). FREE!! Sunday, 5:00pm. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.

Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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