Weekday Events: July 22-26, 2013

Arts and Crafts at IKEA- Monday, July 22 happening all day. FREE arts and crafts activities in the restaurant with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Activities are geared toward boys and girls aged 4-10. IKEA, 1 IKEA Way, Round Rock.

Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Elf- Monday, July 22 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.

Baby Play Group – Monday, July 22 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 22, Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24, Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 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, The Fantastic Kent Cummins; Tuesday, Bonzo Crunch; Wednesday, Peter the Adequate; Thursday, Brian Ruliffson; Friday, Black Bert. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.

Passport to Imagination – Monday, July 22; Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, July 26. 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 Australia. 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 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.

Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, July 23 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.

Bilingual Storytime with Miniature Donkey- Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30- 11:00am. The Round Rock Public Library welcomes Lewis, a minature donkey, during this very special storytime. Lewis stands just 36″ tall. He visits us from Minis and Friends, and will help us explore burros–and biblioburros! 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, Round Rock.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, July 23.  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 Dragon 3D. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Hillside Concert Series- Tuesday, July 23 from 7 – 10 p.m. This week’s performances: Raulito Navaira / Calle Seis. FREE!! A. B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd Street.

Bilingual Storytime with Armstrong Community School- Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30am. We all know the benefits of Early Childhood music exposure. And it is also known that learning a second language should ideally begin as early as possible in a child’s life. How about combining 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Oceans – Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 at 10am.  Cost: $1. This week’s films are Yogi Bear and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. 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).

Craft: Paper Tape Party- Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 and 11:30am. A great class for our younger artists, this activity has tons of tape and stickers, plus ready-to-finish designs. We will guide the activity; the kids will be wild about the tape. What’s not to love! Recommended for: Ages 3-5 yrs. Cost: $6. 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.

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, July 24 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, July 24 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.

Music with Mar- Wednesday, July 24 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.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff of the Groundwork Music Orchestra- Wednesday, July 24 at 4pm. 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!! Manchaca Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Roll in the Dirt Storytime- Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30am. We’re not really going to roll in the dirt today at storytime. Mainly because it would get on all the books. But wouldn’t it be fun if we could?! We think one of the greatest things about summer is kicking off our shoes and walking outside without worrying so much about getting dirty. And who better to celebrate the glories of griminess with than a certain mess-prone dog we all know and love? Come on down today to read Harry the Dirty Dog and other stories about the joys of getting outside. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.Advertisement
Children’s Day Art Park (Biscuit Brothers)- Wednesday, July 24 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.

Whole Foods Arbor Trails Kids Club Storytime and Craft- Wednesday, July 24 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.

Blues on the Green (The Gourds with Shakey Graves)- Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30pm. Every other Wednesday from May 29th to August 7th, Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets and lawn chairs, families and music lovers for what is consistently ranked as a top annual entertainment event and has become a staple of the Austin lifestyle and a very casual and comfortable experience.. FREE!! Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road.

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 24 at Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd. (2pm)
  • Thursday, July 25 at Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive (2pm)

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.

Music for Kids: Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist- Wednesday, July 24 at 2pm and Thursday, July 25 at 4pm. 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!! Wednesday’s event is at the Hampton Branch Public Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road and Thursday’s event is at the Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Drive. .

Rockin’ Readers: Rats- Thursday, July 25 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.

Rogue Moms Family Field Day- Thursday, July 25 at 9:00am. Come join us for a morning of field day games for the whole family! We’ll have the classic games of an elementary school field day set up for you and your kids to play. Fireman’s drill anyone? How about a tug-o-war or some crab walk soccer? It will surely be a morning full of laughter and good times so come join in the fun! We’ll celebrate with watermelon for both kids and adults after the games wrap up. This event is FREE and open to everyone. Brushy Creek Sports Park, 2310 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park.

Flying Theater Machine Storytime- Thursday, July 25 at 10:30am. The Flying Theatre Machine wants to make sure that everyone has a great time, so they mix it up with games, stories, music, juggling and a little bit of whatever they found in the closet. Because kids love to take part, they designed a show that gets kids involved, shouting out suggestions for the stories, and even coming up on stage to make it all happen. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.

Nature Nights: Snakes- Thursday, July 25 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.

Bend It Like Crazy! Sculptures- Thursday, July 25 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!! Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E. William Cannon Drive.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, July 25 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, Max Frost will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Summer Storytime- Friday, July 26 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. It’s Space Week at the Art Garage! Stars and Moons! Celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with some great space art! Kids will learn about the moon landing and paint a fun star cup. That’s one great leap! Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, July 26 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.

Summer Reading Program Performance- Friday, July 26 from 10:30- 11:30am. Bring the kids out for a FREE performance by Mr. Johnny and Sharon as part of the Dig Into Reading Program. Hutto Bible Church, 301 West Street, Hutto.

You are the Artist- Friday, July 26 at 2pm. View a short film to get inspired by Eric Carle’s illustration techniques, then create your own! 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.

 

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