Weekday Events in Austin: October 7-11, 2013

A couple of events happening all week long:

Fall Festival- Monday, October 7, Tuesday, October 8, Wednesday, October 9, Thursday, October 10 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, and Friday, October 11 from 10:00 am– 5:30pm. Admission: $6 per person (2 years old – senior citizen). Included with admission: Hayride, Animals to Visit, Mazes, Rubber Duck Races, Playgrounds, Picnic Areas, Pumpkin Photos, Hay Jumps. For an extra cost: Christmas Cottage and Barn Store, Great Selection of Pumpkins to Buy, and Mini Pumpkin Decorating. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin.

Harvest the Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm – Monday, October 7, Tuesday, October 8, Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Stuff your own scarecrow, take a hayride, have the kids find their way through the candy corn maze, ride a barrel train, pick your own flowers, eat homemade ice cream and visit with the goats, horses and chickens. You can also pick up pumpkins, gourds, squash and other decorative items while you are there. FREE admission and activities are individually priced. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls.


Thinkery’s Baby Bloomers in the Park – Monday, October 7, from 9 – 11 a.m. During the Austin Children’s Museum’s transition to the Thinkery, storytime will be held in the park, across from the new, red Thinkery building. This Monday’s theme will be bubbles! Enjoy some FREE bubbly fun in Mueller Lake Park. Storytime will be at 9:30 a.m. and then at 10 a.m. Mr. Louis from Armstrong Community Music School will visit for some sing-along fun! Mueller Lake Park, Mueller Central Drive, Austin.

Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, October 7 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.

Baby Play Group– Monday, October 7 from 3:30- 4:30pm. Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for Baby Play Group! We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive, social, free-play time. This group is perfect for non-walkers. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Rockin’ Crafts Grades K-5– Monday,October 7 from 4:30pm- 5:15pm. Elementary students, come explore a new fun craft project every week. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.


The Colors of Fall Storytime- Tuesday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. The colors of fall are brown, red, golden yellow and orange. During the crispiest and coolest time of year, these colorful leaves whirl about decorating our streets and rooftops like seasonal confetti. Today’s storytime is all about these colors and how we love them so! We’ll read Leaves along with other heartwarming stories all in celebration of these seasonal shades. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Tech Tots: Under the Sea Tuesday, October 8 from 10:30- 11:30am. Registration opens one week in advance. During TechTots we will have digital story time, hands-on technology learning with TechMouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Parent or caregiver must remain present. FREE!! The Microsoft Store at the Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104, Austin.

(Round Rock) Sing-a-long with Staci Gray– Tuesday, October 8 at 10:30am. Come sing and dance in the bubbles with Staci and then enjoy this wonderful indoor playscape at this weekly event! Cost: $3.00 children 12-23 months, $7.50 children 24 months or older. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd, # 200, Round Rock.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk– Tuesday, October 8 at 10:15 am. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! For ages 4 and up. FREE!! Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina Street.

Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30am. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. 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.

(Bee Cave) Discovery Writing!– Tuesday, October 8 from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Spookily Ever After – Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls galore! Come to Laura’s and get in the Halloween spirit with Discovery Writing! We’ll be making masks and writing frightening fairy tales featuring the creepiest creatures you can imagine. All tween writers, werewolves, and witches welcome! FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Family Movie Night: Inkheart – Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a FREE movie at the library. Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street, Austin.

Teen Craft Night– Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.Make Cool Stuff! All supplies will be provided. This program is FREE and open to the public. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Manchaca Road Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Road.


Halloween Costume Swap – Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Head to the Toybrary for a FREE Halloween Costume Swap. Bring a costume, leave with a costume! Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Ste 101, Austin.

Whole Foods Storytime– Wednesday, October 9 from 9-10:30am. Enjoy a reading, an activity, and a snack! All ages are welcome, and parents can participate, too! FREE!! Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. on the Mezzanine.

Ms. Staci Storytime– Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Staci is back in the store this morning to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don’t forget your dancing shoes today! You’re going to want to dance to some great tunes. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Car Seat Inspection– Wednesday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Texans In Motion will be on-hand to inspect your car seat and give you best practices for keeping little ones safe. FREE!! Please contact the store at 512-600-7050 to sign up for an appointment. Babt Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
AdvertisementBarnes and Noble Storytime Wednesday, October 9, times vary by location. 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.

Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, October 9, from noon – 1 p.m. A certified instructor from Yoga Yoga will lead this FREE class. The class is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Bring a water bottle and mat and wear clothing you can move in. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk– Wednesday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! For ages 4 and up. FREE!! Millwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Drive.

Thinkery at Triangle Farmers’ Market– Wednesday, October 9 from 4-7pm. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies while the kids have fun in the Children’s Museum tent! FREE!! Triangle Farmers Market, 46th and Lamar.

Lego LabWednesday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. 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!! Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina Street.

Family Night at Krispy Kreme – Wednesday, October 9, from 6 – 8 p.m. Kids are invited to get a FREE doughnut, which they can frost and sprinkle themselves. Families can also enjoy arts and crafts. Both Austin locations (12586 Research Blvd and 701 E. Stassney) and the San Marcos location (121 N. IH-35).

Live, Old Time Radio Show– Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm. Join 11 year old Amber and brother Nick, in an interactive family show featuring vintage tunes from the 40s and 50s. Kids of all ages can be a part of the broadcast by dancing, singing along, playing drums and more. Contests, games, prizes as well. Come early and be part of the studio audience sound effects team! FREE!! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/3 Street.


(Pflugerville) Play 2 Learn Storytime- Thursday, October 10 from 11:00- 11:30 a.m. Join certified Baby Signs instructor Sarah Kostusiak for a FREE Play 2 Lean Story Time.  She will read, sing & sign with you as well as offer a craft! Great for 1-5 year olds. Toy Time, 101-B Pecan Street, Pflugerville.

(Cedar Park) Explorers Club: Super Science- Thursday, October 10, from 3:30- 4:00pm. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet at 3:30 to explore a set of rotating monthly programs. FREE!! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.

LEGO® City Fire Mini Model Build!, Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. In honor of Fire Safety Week, kids are invited to the LEGO® Store to learn how to build a LEGO® Fire Plane and take it home – for FREE! Event is open to builders ages 6-14 years. Quantities are limited to 150 per store. Offer is good while supplies last. LEGO Store, Barton Creek Square Mall, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway.

Live Music at Central Market- Thursday, October 10 from 6:30- 9pm. Thrift Set Orchestra aims to play and create music from the 1920′s to 1930′s during the heyday of swing dancing and the Lindy Hop. Loved by dancers and music lovers alike, Thrift Set Orchestra is a rare occurrence where everything just comes together. FREE admission, free music and play. All you need to buy is dinner. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.


(Round Rock) Interactive Storytime– Friday, October 11 at 9:30am for children 18 months and younger, 10:30 a.m. for children older than 18 months. We will read a couple books, sing songs, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute AND pop bubbles!!  FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk– Friday, October 11 at 10:15 am. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! For ages 4 and up. FREE!! Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster Drive.

Storytime Art: Bats– Friday, October 11 from 10:45-11:45. Austin is known for it’s bats! We’ll start our story time with a fun bat craft. Then, let’s learn more about these cool creatures and read a couple of bat-themed books. We’ll paint awesome bat magnets to finish our fun! Recommended for ages 3-6. Cost: $12. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Austin.

Reading Dog at Westlake Library– Friday, October 11 from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. Handler Neel with Dog Joey will be at Westbank Library to read with kiddos or visit with them.  Pre-readers and readers are welcome.  No registration is required. FREE!! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive.

Movie in the Park: The Lorax – Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Bring the kids and enjoy a FREE family-friendly movie at the Mueller Lake Park outdoor amphitheater! Make yourself comfortable by bringing snacks and blankets, but please no chairs or other equipment that could block the view of other attendees. Feel free to stop by one of the Mueller food eateries to purchase a quick bite to eat. Activities for the kids will start at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at sunset. FREE street parking along Simond Avenue and Mueller Boulevard.

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