Weekday Events: July 15-19, 2013

Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Monsters Inc.- Monday, July 15 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.

Baby Play Group – Monday, July 15 from 3:30-4:30pm. FREE! We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive social free-play time. This is a group is perfect for little ones under 2. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Fantastic Magic Camp- Monday, July 15, Tuesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 17, Thursday, July 18 at 1pm.The Fantastic Magic Camp’s  “Camp Shows” will be open to the public this summer at Highland Mall. This week’s performers: Monday,  Close-up Magic Show (multiple performers);Tuesday, Cody Fisher; Wednesday, John Maverick; Thursday, Gusto the Great. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.

Passport to Imagination – Monday, July 15; Wednesday, July 17 and Friday, July 19. 10am-noon at Michael’s Stores. $2 per child per session for kids 5 and up. Kids can explore the 7 continents and their amazing landmarks and icons on a 7-week voyage around the globe. This week is Africa. Register at your preferred Michael’s — space is limited.

Alamo Kids Camp – Monday through Friday. Kids and their parents can watch movies on the big screen for FREE at the following theaters: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.; Alamo Lake Creek, 13729 Research; Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson Ln. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please check the site for show times as they do tend to change.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff of the Groundwork Music Orchestra- Monday, July 15 at 4pm and Thursday, July 18 at 2pm. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters. For ages 5 and up. Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety.  If you have a group of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements.  Groups of five or more that arrive without contacting us in advance may not be seated due to space limitations. FREE!! Monday’s event is at the old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Drive and Thursday’s event is at the University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola Lane.

Hillside Concert Series- Tuesday, July 16 from 7 – 10 p.m. This week’s performances: The Clay Campania Band / The Chris Castaneda Project. FREE!! A. B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd Street.

Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, July 16 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.

Armstrong Community School Storytime- Tuesday, July 16 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.

Dinosaur George-  Tuesday, July 16, 2pm and 3:30pm. Children in Kindergarten and up are invited to see fossils and learn from the very entertaining self-taught paleontologist and television personality. We are so happy to have back one of our very favorite performers. As with all of our special performances, we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the program for best chance of admittance. The room capacity is limited and programs may fill up. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, Room C 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, July 16.  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 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17 at 10am.  Cost: $1. This week’s films are Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Big Miracle. Locations:  Regal Westgate Stadium 11 (4577 S Lamar Blvd) , Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills (9828 Great Hills Trail) and the Lakeline Mall Cinema 9 (11200 Lakeline Mall Blvd).

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Happy Feet – Tuesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18 at 10am. Cost: $1 per show, and 10 films for $5. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 and Cinemark Movie 8, 2132 N. Mays, Round Rock; Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd.; Cinemark Cedar Park, 1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park.

Craft: Summer-tastic Stained Glass- Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17 at 10:30 and 11:30am. Kids will start with a template and peel and press stickers to create a fabulous underwater scene. Already framed, the finished piece is ready to be hung in a place of honor. Fun to do, this finished work looks like summer in a frame. Recommended for: Ages 6 yrs +. Cost: $7. Pre-Registration is required, in-store, online, or via telephone: (512) 388-5048 or www.kstoy.com. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, Round Rock.

Music for Kids: Gina Chaves- Tuesday, July 16 (2pm) and Wednesday, July 17 (2pm). The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters. For ages 5 and up. Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety.  If you have a group of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements.  Groups of five or more that arrive without contacting us in advance may not be seated due to space limitations. FREE!! Tuesday’s event is happening at the Southeast Branch Public Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road. Wednesday’s event is at the Little Walnut Creek Library, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.

Literature Live Presents: How the King’s Daughter Lost Her Hair- This story from the Akamba people of East Africa tells us the story of a vain princess who refuses to give even one strand of her beautiful hair to a bird building her nest. For ages 5 and up.

  • Wednesday, July 17 at Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road (2pm)
  • Thursday, July 18 at Millwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Drive (4pm)

The cost is FREE! Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance.  Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety.  If you have a group of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements.  Groups of five or more that arrive without contacting us in advance may not be seated due to space limitations.

Trailblazer: Interactive Science and Engineering Museum-on-Wheels- Wednesday, July 17 10:00am- 4:00pm. Enjoy this mobile science museum! All ages. FREE!! Pflugerville Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Best Friends Rock Storytime- Wednesday, July 17 at 10:30am. Best friends are simply the best! We can’t imagine our lives without them. And that’s why we adore stories all about friends having fun, sharing adventures, and (mostly) getting along. If you love a good buddy as much as we do, come down to BookPeople to read Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always and other friendly tales, and maybe make a new pal or two! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.Advertisement
Children’s Day Art Park (Staci Gray)- Wednesday, July 17 at 9:30am. For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can experience the magic of the arts at Children’s Day Art Park. This exciting summer program features local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and crafts people. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, see a Ballet Folklorico, hear a Latin jazz band, follow a real Pied Piper along the Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River Street.

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, July 17 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Whole Foods Arbor Trails Kids Club Storytime and Craft- Wednesday, July 17 at 9:00am. FREE! Join us for story time and crafts with Adrianna. Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B, Ste 800.

Music with Mar- Wednesday, July 17 from 9:00am- 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, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, July 17 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.

Rockin’ Readers: Exploring Caves- Thursday, July 18 from 2:30- 3:30pm. This fun program will feature a different theme each week, and there will be stories, crafts and/or other activities. For kids in 2-5 grade. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, Room C 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Mama Music Series- Thursday, July 18 from 10:30am- 12:30pm. Come hang out with local mamas, papas and their kiddos while listening to music made by local moms! FREE!! There will also be prizes up for grabs. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, July 18 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, Shinyribs will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Nature Nights: Wildlife- Thursday, July 18 from 6-9pm. During summer evenings in the Texas Hill Country, people of all ages gather at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to cultivate their inner adventurers, scientists, artists and — snake charmers? That’s right; at Nature Nights, free summer events hosted by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, individuals have the chance to play many exciting roles in their quest for knowledge about native plants and wildlife. Families can learn about Central Texas nature topics through engaging activities and guest experts. The events are FREE thanks to sponsorship from H-E-B.  Admission is also free the day of Nature Nights so visitors can have more time to journey through the Center’s gardens, trails and exhibits. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Joe McDermott at Laura’s Library – Thursday, July 18 at 10:30am. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.

Concert in San Marcos: Brave Combo – Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm. The San Marcos Performing Arts Association, the city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department and the San Marcos Arts Commission are teaming up to present the 27th annual Summer in the Park free concert series, from 7:30 to 9:30pm on Thursdays. San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N C M Allen Parkway, San Marcos.

Flying Theater Machine – Friday, July 19 at 2pm. Kid-oriented improv! The audience will help with suggestions and sound effects, and a few lucky kids will even get to join the show! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Friday, July 19 at 4pm. The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode. Han Solo and Princess Leia are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker journeys to the mysterious planet of Dagobah, where Jedi Master Yoda teaches him the ways of the Force. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.

Summer Storytime- Friday, July 19 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 Pirates and Fairies. Welcome to Neverland! At this fanciful storytime, we’ll read both pirate and fairy books! Our friends will create a little fired box, great for tooth fairy visits or special treasures. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Summer Reading Program Performance- Friday, July 19 from 10:30- 11:30am. Bring the kids out for a FREE visit with the Austin Reptile Company as part of the Dig Into Reading Program. Hutto Bible Church, 301 West Street, Hutto.

Bend It Like Crazy! Sculptures- Friday, July 19 at 2pm. Show your flexibility:  Use wire, foil, chenille stems, and paper strips to create incredible art, jewelry, and mobiles. For ages 5 and up. Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance.  note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety.  If you have a group of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements.  Groups of five or more that arrive without contacting us in advance may not be seated due to space limitations. FREE!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, July 19 from 10-11am. Miss Dorothy is wonderfully engaging.  Children love her funny voices, her amazing energy, and thoughtful crafts. Join us every Friday for this wonderful story time! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

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