Weekday Events in Austin: September 23-27, 2013

Monday

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Monday, 9/23 at 3:30pm. 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!! Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Drive.

The Thinkery’s Baby Bloomers- Monday, 9/23 from 9-11am. Join the Children’s Museum for stories, songs and activities designed for children ages three and under and their caregivers. FREE!! Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

Rockin’ Crafts Grades K-5- Monday, 9/23 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.

Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, 9/23 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.

(Round Rock) Healthy Sleep, Happy Child Workshop- Monday, 9/23 from 6:30- 7:30pm. All babies will fall asleep eventually. Some just need a little more help than others. If you are struggling with your child at nap time or bedtime, this class is for you!! Come meet Tamiko Kelly, a Certified Healthy Sleep Consultant here to help uncover the root causes of your child’s sleep disturbances. This class is FREE and interactive so come prepared with questions! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Tuesday

HAAM Benefit Day- Tuesday, 9/24 from 5:30- 9:30pm. Presented by SXSWfm, all benefits will go directly to HAAM. Listen to live music by The Rocket Boys, Frank Smith and The Peterson Brothers Band. FREE and open to the public. Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe Street.

(Round Rock) Teddy Bear Picnic- Tuesday, 9/24 from 3- 4:30pm.Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with a back to school playdate! Have your kids bring their favorite teddy bear to join with them in games, crafts, activities and more. Activities are all FREE and will include: Snacks and lemonade, gummy bear craft, Inflatable Castle, Teddy Bear Cookie Decorating, Teddy Bear Relays, Teddy Bear Parachute Game, and Storytelling. Pepper Rock Park, 8609 Pepper Rock Drive, Round Rock.

(Round Rock) Spanish Bilingual Storytime- Tuesday, 9/24 at 10:30am. The program is geared for ages 3 and up and features a lively combination of stories, fingerplays, and songs.  Both English and Spanish languages are featured. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Room B, Round Rock.

Bilingual Storytime with Armstrong Community School- Tuesday, 9/24 at 10:30am. We all know the benefits of Early Childhood music exposure. And it is also know that learning a second language should ideally begin as early as possible in a child’s life. How about combing the two? Join us in our Canta y Habla sing-a-long using pieces from our new curriculum, Somos Amigos, developed by Ann Benson. You will learn traditional Spanish songs, as well as a few originals. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

SFC Grand Opening Celebration – Tuesday, 9/24 24, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit the center to tour the facility and experience a day in the life of Sustainable Food Center. Click here for the schedule, which includes music and FREE tacos at noon. 2921 E 17th Street, Building C, Austin.

(Bee Cave) Discovery! Improv with Friends- Tuesday, 9/24 from 4:30- 5:30pm. The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, and much more! The Flying Theatre Machine will create a fun and supportive environment for kids to learn the basics of creating improv, story telling, and stagecraft. The classes are taught primarily through games, play, and improved stories. This program is appropriate for 3rd Graders and up. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Lego Lab- Tuesday, 9/24 at 3:30pm. 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!!Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Drive.

Sing-a-long with Staci Gray- Tuesday, 9/24 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.

Tech Tots: Time-  Tuesday, 9/24 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.

Petting Zoo Playgroup- Tuesday, 9/24 at 11:30am. Each session lasts for one hour and includes: and interactive storytime, 15-20 minutes of holding and petting the animals, craft or activity and possible balloons and bubbles. Cost: $10 per child. Must pre-register. Lions & Tigers & Toys, 4301 W William Cannon Dr Ste E220, Austin.

Lake Travis Library Family Flicks: Wreck-It Ralph- Tuesday, 9/24 at 4pm. Join us for a fun family movie (and popcorn!). FREE!! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Trailer Food Tuesdays- Tuesday, 9/24 from 5-9pm. Join us at the Long Center for live music, FREE Camp Gladiator workout from 6:30-7:30pm, and 10 delicious food trucks from 5p-9pm for the August Edition of Trailer Food Tuesdays! The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, 9/24 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.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Tuesday, 9/24 at 3:30pm. 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!! Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth Street.
Advertisement(Round Rock) Interactive Storytime- Tuesday, 9/24 from 1:45- 2:15pm. Each week we read a couple fun books, sing songs, play with instruments and have a great time! Join us every Tuesday at 1:45pm for this great story time! This group is perfect for children 18 months and older. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Wednesday

Books and Babies- Wednesday, 9/25 at 11am and 2pm. A lap-sit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. FREE!! The 11am event is at the Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E. William Cannon Drive; the 2pm event takes place at the Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive.

Thinkery at Triangle Farmers’ Market- Wednesday, 9/25 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.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, 9/25 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.

Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, 9/25, 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.

(Round Rock) Music with Mar- Wednesday, 9/25 at 9:15- 10:00am. Music with Mar is a class where a caregiver and child (ages birth through preschool) participate together in musical activities. These classes are focused on the four main areas of development – cognitive, social, motor and language. Classes are drop-in, so no advance sign-up needed. The class costs $7, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. BabyEarth Round Rock Store, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Gymboree Storytime- Wednesday, 9/25 at 10:30am. In addition to a fun storytime, Gymboree helpers will be here today singing songs, blowing bubbles, and playing a fun parachute game. The storytime will end with us performing ‘the goodbye dance’ led by Gymbo the Clown! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Whole Foods Storytime- Wednesday, 9/25 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.

Thursday

Co-op Food Court Grand Opening- Thursday, 9/26 from 6-9pm. FREE event with live music, giveaways and food specials to celebrate the grand opening of the newest food truck destination. Co-op Food Court, 411 W. 23rd Street.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Thursday, 9/26 at 7:00pm. 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!! Manchaca Road Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Road.

(Round Rock) Craft Time- Thursday, 9/26 from 3:30- 4:15pm for ages 0-18 months and from 4:30- 5:15 for kids 18 months and older. We will read a fun book, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute, and create an awesome craft! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

(Cedar Park) Explorers Club: Lego Lab- Thursday, 9/26 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.

(Pflugerville) Play 2 Learn Storytime- Thursday, 9/26 at 11am. This story time will include 1-2 stories with a few sign language signs to go with them, plus a craft that goes along with the story as a take away. Great for kids ages 1-5 years old. FREE!! Toy Time, 101-B West Pecan Street, Pflugerville.

Indian Heritage Day Celebration – Thursday, 9/26, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. An evening public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today in the museum rotunda. FREE!! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market- Thursday, 9/26 from 6:30- 9pm. Leticia Rodriguez sings boleros y música tropical from the 1920s – 1950s. Grab some dinner, listen to live music and let the kids play on the playscape. FREE admission, free music and play. All you need to buy is dinner. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Friday

Toddler Storytime- Friday, 9/27 at 10:15am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs,fingerplays, and games.  Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE!! Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road; North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave.; Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road; Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

Teddy Bear Picnic at Toybrary – Friday, 9/27 at 11 a.m. Bring your own teddy bear and a picnic lunch. There will be a special sign language story time with The Signing Connection. This event is FREE for everyone. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Ste 101, Austin.

Storytime Art: Apples- Friday,9/27 from 10:45-11:45. Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with fun apple books and an apple craft. We’ll finish by painting a cool apple-shaped plate! Recommended for ages 3-6. Cost: $12. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Austin.

(Bee Cave) Mom and Me Yoga- Friday, 9/27 at 10:30am. This yoga class is designed for a parent and children (ages 3 and up). For the safety of your child, children under two will not be allowed to participate. Older children outside of the age range will be allowed as long as they are participating. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Here We Grow Again Consignment Sale – Friday, 9/27, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is FREE. There is also a pre-sale on Thursday night, from 6 – 8 p.m. for new moms, military and military spouses, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel. No pre-registration is necessary for attending the pre-sale, but bring ID where applicable. Gateway Square Shopping Center, 9503 Research Blvd, Suite 650, Austin.

Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com 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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