The Weekenders, May 9-11 Events for Austin Families

It’s Mother’s Day weekend in Austin, Texas. What will you be doing to celebrate? Whatever it is, there’s a bunch of free stuff to keep your family well entertained!

Book People Storytime- A special treat for Mother’s Day with a reading by Laura Duksta on Saturday at 11:30a.m. FREE! Book People, 6th and Lamar.

3rd Annual Pioneer Day- Come celebrate Home Sweet Texas Home with the Williamson Museum, Saturday, May 10, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The event will include hands-on demonstrations of pioneer activities and games, living history presentations, and the winning posters from the Home Sweet Texas Immigration Poster art contest. A FREE hot dog lunch will be served at noon and a pioneer-style lunch cooked on site in Dutch ovens will also be available for $3.00 per person. This event is FREE of charge and open to the public from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Old Settler’s Park, 2800 Palm Valley Rd.

Snow White- Based on the classic tale of Snow White, her woodland friends and a “no-so-nice Queen”, our original, interactive production encourages children to help the story unfold. Saturday, 10:00a.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m. tickets $3-$10. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th Street.
Mother’s Day in the Park- What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a FREE concert in the park in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers that you and your mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating… this concert gets more popular every year. Sunday, 7:00p.m. Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Park. Advertisement
Magical Mystical Michael- FREE kids show at Ruta Maya Coffee House. Every Sunday at 10:30a.m. Ruta Maya, 3601 S. Congress.

Round Rock Concert Series- Alpha Rev comes to Round Rock’s Amphitheater to perform from their album “The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Learned.” In addition to the typical guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Alpha Rev boasts a violin and cello that add to the band’s sound. FREE! Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are allowed, but no glass. Pets must be on leashes. 301 W. Bagdad, Round Rock.

Just For Mom:

Brunch, a spa treatment, some shopping. Whatever you want, you can have for Mother’s Day. I was going to compile a list for you of restaurants and spas, but found that it’s already available on Citysearch! Check it out if you are lacking inspiration on what to do this weekend, especially if you are needing some pampering.

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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