Alamo Kids Camp – FREE! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Casper will show on Monday, June 10th at 9:35am; on Tuesday, June 11th at 9:30am; on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:50am and on Thursday, June 13th at 9:50am at Lake Creek and on Friday, June 14th at 10am at Slaughter Lane. The Muppets Take Manhattan will show on Monday, June 10th at 10:40am; Tuesday, June 11th and Thursday, June 13th at 10:45am and on Wednesday, June 12th at 10:35am at Slaughter Lane and on Friday, June 14th at 10am at Alamo Village. Speed Racer will show on Monday, June 10th at 11:10am; on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th at 10:55am; on Thursday, June 13th at 11am at Alamo Village and on Friday, June 14th at 10am at Lake Creek. Alamo Slaughter Lane is located at 5701 W. Slaughter Ln, Alamo Lake Creek is located at 13729 Research and Alamo Village is located at 2700 W. Anderson Ln.
Passport to Imagination – Monday, June 10th; Wednesday, June 12th and Friday, June 14th. 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. Register at your preferred Michael’s — space is limited.
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse – Monday, June 10th and Tuesday, June 11th at 10am at Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 and Cinemark Movie 8, 2132 N. Mays, Rounc Rock. $1 per show, and 10 films for $5. This week’s film is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Craft: Fabulous Stepping Stones- Monday, June 10th, Tuesday, June 11th, Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 14th at 10:30 and 11:30am each day. Kids will squish and squeeze the stone mixture, then pour and get ready for the fun! Add hand prints, names and colorful stones, all in your own style. Take home a treasure, place it in the garden and wait for the rave reviews! Recommended for all ages. Cost: $8. Pre-registration is required, in-store, online, or via telephone. (512) 388-5048. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, Round Rock.
Rockin’ Crafts - Monday, June 10th. Grades 3 – 5 at 2:30pm and K-2 at 3:30pm. Fun, FREE craft activities for kids at the Round Rock Public Library. Elementary students, come explore a new fun craft project every week. Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock, Meeting Room A.
Baby Play Group – Monday, June 10th from 3:30-4:30pm at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. 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.
Round Rock Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes – Monday, June 10th, Tuesday, June 11th, Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 14th at 7:05pm. Watch the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, 3400 East Palm Valley. On Monday, enjoy $1 hot dogs & sodas, on Turn Back Tuesdays, wear Austin Senators uniforms and get half-priced admission, on Winning Wednesday, there will game show-style promotions throughout the game and on Thirsty Thursday, there are discounted draft beers and $1 sodas. If your kids loves Spike, the Express mascot, he or she might enjoy meeting up on Spike’s Whataburger Summer Tour. This week, you can find him at the Whataburger on 8300 N FM620 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Tickets to games are $7 and up and for $15, your child can join the Junior Sluggers, Spike’s official fan club for kids.
Family Film Festival – Tuesday, June 11th at the City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway. 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: Continental Drift. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club.
LEGO Robotics Workshop – Tuesday, June 11th from 9am-noon at Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive. $35. Students will build robots, learn programming, tackle challenges, and have fun using our LEGO® Robot or Motorized LEGO® machine kits! Each workshop is especially themed with new models to choose from and allows your child to use their imagination and creativity while learning about basic science and engineering concepts. To register for classes, visit their website at www.learningfun101.com.
Interactive Story Time – Tuesday, June 11th from 10-11am at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. FREE. From hopping around to one story to using scarves to animate another, everyone has a great time! This story time is great for crawling babies to preschoolers.
Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th at 10am at the 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). $1. This week’s films are Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Parental Guidance.
Ms. Staci Storytime- Tuesday, June 11 at 10:30am. 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.
Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, June 11th from 6-8pm at Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce.
Kids Music Night at Freddie’s – Tuesday, June 11th from 6-8pm at Freddie’s Place, 1703 S 1st St. FREE. Amber and Nick will entertain the kids with bubbles, balloons games and kids open mic. A special children’s musician will join in each week at 7pm, and then parents and kids are invited up on stage to dance and drum to music from the 20s, 40s and 50s.
Teen Craft Night – Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm at the Manchaca Road Branch of the Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Blvd.. FREE. Make cool stuff! All supplies provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Family Movie Night – Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm at the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Public Library, 1800 S. 5th. FREE. The movie showing will be The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
Movies in Your Park – Tuesday, June 11th at sunset at San Marcos Plaza Park, 204 N CM Allen Parkway. FREE. Pre-movie games begin one hour before sunset. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. This week’s film is Lemonade Mouth.
Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, June 12 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
Children’s Day Art Park (Beto y los Fairlanes)- Wednesday, June 12 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.
Car Seat Installation Inspection – Wednesday, June 12th from 10-11am at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. FREE. Texans In Motion will be on-hand to inspect your car seat and give you best practices for keeping little ones safe. Please contact the store, we will be taking appointments. Call the store at 512-600-7050 to sign up.
SFC Farmers Market at the Triangle – Wednesday, June 12th from 3-7pm at the Triangle, 4600 Guadalupe St. Enjoy farm-fresh fruits and veggies, prepared foods and the Triangle’s splash pad.
Minecraft MOD – Wednesday, June 12th at 4pm at the Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe. FREE. Come play, build, and create Minecraft MOD Worlds with other kids on the Library’s laptops! You can bring your own laptop. Limited Library laptops available; first come-first served. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Community Night – Wednesday, June 12th. 5-8pm. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado. Admission is by donation (suggested $1).
Family Film Festival – Wednesday, June 12th at 6pm at the Manchaca Road Branch of the Austin Public Library. FREE. This week’s film is John Carter.
Blues on the Green (Wheeler Brothers with The Whiskey Sisters)- Wednesday, June 12th 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.
Blanton Summer Family Programs – Thursday, June 13th and Friday June 14th. 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.
Tell-Show-Learn Class – Thursday, June 13th from 10-11am at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. $6 per family (first class is free). The Tell-Show-Learn program is a class created to help parents approach play time armed with educational, fun, engaging content! During the class parents and their little ones will have meaningful interactions and parents will leave with an understanding of how their play helps baby learn. Each week Kristen (who has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction) creates thoughtful activities. Check out her calendar here for week by week topics. http://www.tellshowlearn.com/BabyEarth-Group.html
Family Drop-In Tours – Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00am at The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. Free with museum admission. Each 30-minute session features art discussion, exploration, and a hands-on activity. Recommended for ages 3-6. Limit 10 children with caregivers.
Thursday Noonday Concerts – Thursday, June 13th. Noon concert, 12:30pm lunch. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St. Concert is FREE, lunch suggested donation is $3 for ages 3 and younger and $5 for adults.
Rockin’ Readers June 13: Animal Diggers- Thursday, June 13 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.
Story Time and Crafts – Thursday, June 13th from 3:30-4:30pm at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. FREE. We will read a book, play with a parachute, create an awesome craft, pop bubbles and have a GREAT time! BabyEarth story times are great for all ages!
Drawing Club – Thursday, June 13th from 5-6pm at the Ruiz Branch of the Austin Public Library. FREE. Learn, practice, and perfect your drawing skills! Prizes will be delivered for the best/most creative drawing of the month. For ages 10 to 17.
Nature Nights – Thursday, June 13th from 6-9pm at the Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue. FREE. Join us for family fun Thursday evenings this summer. Nature Nights are fun explorations of plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages. NEW! Each Auditorium presentation will be ticketed for the first 250 people who receive a free ticket at the Admissions table. First come, first served. Tickets will be taken at the doors. Admittance into the Auditorium will not be permitted without a ticket. This week’s theme is Roots to Shoots.
Princess Ida - Thursday, June 13th at 7:30pm at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar. $2 and up, plus service charge. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin summer 2013 Grand Production will be Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant. We are performing this classic, which was Arthur Sullivan & W. S. Gilbert’s eighth comic opera out of fourteen, for the first time in our history. Sullivan’s score is majestic, and a sequence of songs in Act II is so renowned for its beauty that it is sometimes called “the string of pearls.” Some consider Gilbert’s libretto one of his funniest.
The Secret Garden – Thursday, June 13th at 7:30pm at Mary Moody Northern Theater at St. Ed’s, 3001 South Congress. $20 and up. Eleven-year-old Mary, orphaned by a cholera outbreak, is sent from India to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive widower uncle. Lost in their grief and surrounded by visions and voices from the past, the family struggles to regain their footing. The young girl’s discovery of a secret garden, coupled with her dedication to revive the magical space, leads to rebirth and renewal for all.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, June 13th at 8pm at Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd. 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, The Trishas will perform.
Penfold in the Park: Shipwrecked – Thursday, June 13th. 8pm. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 Baghdad Ave. FREE but donations accepted. The intrepid Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left the nineteenth-century world spellbound. Written by the Pulitzer-winning playwright Donald Margulies and based on actual events, Shipwrecked! takes audience members of all ages on a high seas adventure populated by exotic islanders, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus.
Silly stories and crafts – Friday, June 14th from 10-11am at Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock. FREE. 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!
YomiCon – Friday, June 14th from 3-8pm at the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. FREE. Come nerd out at our annual Manga and Anime convention for teens! Costumes encouraged!
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