Weekday Events: July 29- August 2, 2013

Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Space Jame- Monday, July 29 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.

Baby Play Group – Monday, July 29 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 29, Tuesday, July 30, Wednesday, July 31, Thursday, August 1 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, Ian Varella. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.

Passport to Imagination – Monday, July 29; Wednesday, July 31 and Friday, August 2. 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 Antarctica. 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.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, July 30.  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 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Sweet Siesta Storytime- Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30am. No one loves settling in for a nice mid-morning nap as much as we do. So today we are going to be reading When Mermaids Sleep and some other snoozily soporific stories designed to lull us gently into slumber. Then we’ll throw some water on our cheeks and get back to work! So come on down and join us for a mid-morning break. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Nutty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, July 30 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.

Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, July 30 from 5-9pm at The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. Eric Silverstein (The Peached Tortilla), Dan Stacy (The Seedling Truck) and Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook author Tiffany Harelik joined forces with the Long Center in 2012 to launch Trailer Food Tuesdays, a series of food truck gatherings on the last Tuesday of the month. Bring your picnic blanket and an appetite, because 8-10 trucks will be rolling onto the City Terrace fronting the Long Center of the Performing Arts with the scenic city skyline, bringing diners more than enough flavors for any foodie’s palate. Family- friendly entertainment and music will be provided.

Hillside Concert Series- Tuesday, July 30 from 7 – 10 p.m. This week’s performances: Ruben Ramos / Joe Bravo / AT Boys / Cacy Savala. FREE!! A. B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd Street.

Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at 10am.  Cost: $1. This week’s films are Racing Stripes and Happy Feet Two. 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: Volcano Madness- Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 and 11:30am. Explode with excitement! Build your own volcano, which can be painted to look like the real thing. Explore the science of volcanoes, and then watch as we ERUPT. Grab the camera, be prepared to be amazed. Kids can take their volcano home for repeat eruptions! Recommended for: Ages 5 yrs or older. Cost: $8. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio – Tuesday, July 30, Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1 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.

Gymboree Storytime- Wednesday, July 31 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. This storytime will end with us performing ‘the goodbye dance’ led by Gymbo the Clown! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Staci Gray Performance-  Wednesday, July 31 at 9:30am for ages 1-3 and older; 10:30am for all kids ages 2 and older. Both shows are in the Library’s Room C. Please consider arriving up to 30 minutes early to reserve your spot. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, Room C 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, July 31 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.Advertisement
Children’s Day Art Park (Lucas Miller)- Wednesday, July 31 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.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, July 31 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.

Whole Foods Arbor Trails Kids Club Storytime and Craft- Wednesday, July 31 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.

Fairy Tale Fun- Wednesday, July 31 at 5pm. Explore fairy tales through stories, crafts, and activities. For ages 5 and up. FREE!! Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Music with Mar- Wednesday, July 31 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.

LEGO Lab- Wednesday, July 31 at 2pm.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!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Austin Sound & Cinema – Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. Austin Sound & Cinema will feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and movies, on the Long Center’s City Terrace. This week, Will Taylor & Strings Attached will perform, followed by a free screening of the movie School of Rock on the Alamo’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen. Food trailers will be open by 7 p.m. and the sunset concert will begin at 8 p.m. The movie will immediately follow, after it gets dark. FREE!! Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 1 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, Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Rockin’ Readers: Under the Earth- Caves and Rocks- Thursday, August 1 from 2:30- 3:30pm. This fun program will feature a different theme each week, and there will be stories, crafts and/or other activitiees. For kids in 2-5 grade. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, Room C 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Upcycle This- Thursday, August 1 from 6:00- 7:30pm. Please join us in creating upcycled art such as paper jewelry, book folding and other activities that involve the reuse of materials that might otherwise go into the landfill. FREE!! Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road.

Little Shop of Horrors – Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, or low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy while watching the Zilker Summer Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, onstage. Admission is free; bring $5 for parking in Zilker Park. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Park, 2301 Barton Springs Road.

Blanton Summer Family Programs – Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2.  FREE with museum admission (kids 12 and under are always free and Thursdays are by donation). The Museum hosts an Art Lab on Thursdays and Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm, which is intended for all ages and is an open studio which allows kids to experiment with different types of materials. On Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30am, the Museum will host Story Time Tours, which are 30 minute tours intended for kids ages 3-7. Tour tickets are available at the Visitor Services Desk, and space is limited. On Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, kids ages 8-13 are encouraged to take Deeper Dives to explore Lifelike, the Blanton’s special exhibition of contemporary art intended to fool the eye, with a special art project (see each week’s project on the Museum’s calendar). Space is limited to 15 participants, and tickets are available from the Visitor Services Desk. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Summer Storytime- Friday, August 2 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: Hats. Who knew hats could be so much fun? Wear your favorite hat to this silly Storytime! We’ll read some funny books about hats, create a hat craft, and then get to choose an awesome hat magnet to paint. Fireman hat? Baseball cap? Wizard hat? Fancy hat? Which will you choose? Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, August 2 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.

Circus Chickendog – Friday, August 2 at 2pm. Circus Chickendog comes to the library! It is billed as the “Family-Friendly Circus That is Making Austin Weirder.” The Lions Club will also provide FREE eye exams, plus kids can make crafts and enjoy refreshments. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing.

Round Rock Library Book Swap- Friday, August 2 from 2:00- 4:00pm. Have you finished the prize books you won in the Summer Reading Program? Or are your bookshelves full of books you loved but aren’t likely to read again? Bring some books to the Round Rock Public Library to trade, and head home with someone else’s books old favorite books. Maybe you’ll make a new friend, too! FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, Room C 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.


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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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