IKEA Kid’s Day- Monday, August 19, all day. Free arts and crafts activities in our restaurant with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Activities are geared toward boys and girls aged 4-10. IKEA, 1 Ikea Way, Round Rock.
Ultimate LEGO Building – Monday, August 19, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Come join us for the Ultimate Lego Building Experience! This is a come and go Lego building event. Build and race a Lego Car. Explore several Lego themes with free play of Lego Friends, City Town, Ninjago Arena Battles and Star Wars. Recommended for Children ages 5-10. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.
Family Craft Night- Monday, August 19 at 6pm. FREE!! Gather the family and join the Ruiz Library for our quarterly Family Craft Night! From the novice to the proficient, FCN will provide crafts and supplies for every member of the family! Please bring your own t-shirt. Ruiz Branch Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Monday, August 19 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.
Explore Music- Monday, August 19 from 10-11am. Designed to provide children with unique musical experiences, this FREE class will incorporate group play and interaction, pre-K skills (sharing, following simple directions, attending-to-task, etc.) and dancing/movement to work on gross/fine motor skills. While music is highly motivating, it can also have a calming and relaxing effect. Bring your little ones in Monday morning for activities that are designed to be success-oriented and make the children feel better about themselves!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Alamo Kids Camp – Monday through Friday. Kids age 3 and up, and their parents, can watch movies on the big screen for FREE at the following theaters: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.; Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson Ln., and Alamo Lakeline, 14028 N 183. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please check the site for show times.
Mothers Milk Bank Tour- Monday, August 19th from 2:00-3:00p.m.; Tuesday, August 20th from 10:30-11:30a.m.; Wednesday, August 21st from 6:00-7:00p.m.; Thursday, August 22nd from 12:00-1:00p.m.Interested in learning what happens in the lab after milk is donated? Join us for a tour of the Milk Bank followed by milk (or coffee), cookies, and socializing. FREE!! Feel free to bring family or friends and children are always welcome. Mothers Milk Bank, 2911 Medical Arts St. #12, Austin.
Fantastic Magic Camp- Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20, Wednesday, August 21, and Thursday, August 22 at 1pm.The Fantastic Magic Camp’s “Camp Shows” will be open to the public this summer at Highland Mall. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.
Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, August 19 at 11am. Ms. Sandy will captivate your child with a variety of stories and related crafts. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.
Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, August 20 at 11:30am. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.
Armstrong Community School Storytime- Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30am. Come sing songs with Walter Tragert, one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. Mr. Walter will engage your child with music and movement, plus he’ll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Nutty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, August 20 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.
Family Film Festival – Tuesday, August 20. Doors open at 9am and the show starts at 9:30am. 50 cents admission, 12oz kids’ drink and popcorn for $3.50 with coupon. This week’s film is Puss in Boots. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.
Free Documentary Screening and Swim at Barton Springs - Tuesday, August 20 at 8:30 p.m. Living Springs, an interactive documentary about the history, science, culture and spiritual practices at Barton Springs will host a FREE, public screening featuring several short videos from their upcoming project. The screening will take place on Tuesday August 20th at 8:30 p.m. on the outside patio at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center near the north side or main entrance to Barton Springs. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. After the screening take a FREE swim in the Springs and join in the “Keep Austin Weird” tradition of howling at the full moon. Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center, 2201 Andrew Zilker Drive, Austin.
Lego Lab- Tuesday, August 20 at 5pm (Manchaca Road Branch Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Road), Wednesday August 21 at 2pm (Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street) and Thursday, August 22 at 2pm (Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road). With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!!
Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00am. All ages. FREE!! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; 10000 Research Blvd #158; Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183; Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300.
Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, August 21 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
Lick Ice Cream Social & Game Night with Lick Ice Creams – Wednesday, August 21, from 8 – 10 p.m. Everybody loves a good game night. You know what makes games even better? The best local ice cream in town. Join in.gredients and the folks from Lick Ice Creams for a back-to-school game night ice cream social. There will be FREE Lick Ice Cream samples! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin.
Learn About Animals- Wednesday, August 21 from 10-11am. A volunteer from the Austin Zoo will visit Toybrary! Best for 3-5 year olds. Toybrary, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.
Tiny Tails Petting Zoo Storytime- Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30am.If you are a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens AND stories then you’re in luck! Today our friends from Tiny Tails to You will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin Sound and Cinema: Jurassic Park- Wednesday, August 21 at 8pm. Food trailers will be open by 7pm. The Long Center is teaming up with both Do512 and The Alamo Drafthouse to feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time on our City Terrace. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by a film screening on the Alamo’s giant outdoor screen, all with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage. FREE, all-ages. The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive.
Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program- Thursday, August 22 at 3:30pm. Crafts, games, touch tanks and prizes. FREE!! Fish Gallery, 6500 N. Lamar Blvd.
Live Music at Central Market- Thursday, August 22 from 6:30- 9:00pm. Bamako Airlines is an 8-piece Afropop orchestra that melds their influences to create a dynamic, contemporary perspective of African styles of music. FREE!! Central Market, 4001 North Lamar Blvd.
Andy Schneider Performance- Thursday, August 22 at 10:30am. Children’s Entertainer Andrew Schneider will be performing is own brand of fun, educational songs about the adventures of gardening. He’ll also throw in some surprise hits from Disney to traditional bluegrass. Feel free to dance and sing along! All ages welcomed! FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 22 at 8pm. FREE!! Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s still no cover charge, $3 Ziegenbock Drafts, and the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas! Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. This week, Band of Heathens will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
Teddy Bear Picnic- Friday, August 23 from 11:00am- Noon. Pack a picnic and have your child bring his or her favorite teddy bear. We will have a special story time, a song, and treat. Toybrary, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.
(Pflugerville) Chungaboo Storytime- Friday, August 23 at 10:30am. Come listen to the creators of these wonderful children’s books, and interactive apps, read their stories and participate in an accompanying craft! Toy Time, 101 B West Pecan, Pflugerville.
(Lakeway) Nowhere Man Concert- Friday, August 23 from 4-5pm. The Nowhere Men are two professional musician/singers playing acoustic guitar and keyboard versions of 60s and 70s rock/pop classics, with a healthy dose of the Beatles. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.
Summer Storytime- Friday, August 23 at 10:45am. Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Geared to the 31/2- 6 yer old pre-schooler, but some projects translate into a Mommy and Me project for those a little younger. And, of course, anyone older is welcome. Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems and coloring pages. Cost:$12 per child or 6 classes for $60. Call to register. This week’s theme is: The Kissing Hand. Our fifth year: we just can’t resist this sweet book! Join us for the last Storytime of the summer. We’ll read “The Kissing Hand,” and create a beautiful handprint tile to remember the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. This Storytime is a must for kiddos entering Kinder! Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.