Weekday Events: June 22-26, 2015

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Baby Bloomers: Exploring the World- 9:00am – noon. Exploring the World: North and South America! Get double the experience this week as we explore the cultures surrounding North and South America! We will create dream catchers, make our way through a tropical jungle, navigate with magnets and more! Recommended for ages 0-3. Price: $4.50 Non-Members/ $2.50 Members. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids (Bee Cave) - 10-10:45 am. Mr. Will is back with his popular kid’s music class!  Kids get to sing along to old favorites and Mr. Will originals! FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock)- 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from the Signing Connection will lead this storytime that incorporates classic children’s books to help you learn basic American Sign Language signs. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35,  Ste 375, Round Rock.

Music with Mar (Round Rock) – 10:00 a.m., 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 $10/family, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. A 5-class punch card is $35/family. As always, our family pricing allows for moms or caregivers to bring all little ones (in one family) for one price. Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Storytime with Dr. Candra – 11:00 a.m., Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480.

Family Story Time – 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a FREE experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. Every Monday, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue.

Bilingual Storytime (Pflugerville)- 11 – 11:30 a.m., Build language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes, and fun. Followed by an age appropriate craft. Free! Materials available while supplies last.  FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street.

Lunch Bunch - Noon. Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books!  Our first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe. Recommended for ages 6-10. FREE! APL- Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

LEGO Lab – 1 p.m., 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! APL- Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Crafternoon – 2 p.m., Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL- Carver Branch (1161 Angelina Street) and Manchaca Road Branch (5500 Manchaca Road).

Baby Play Group at Baby Earth (Round Rock)- 3:30- 4:15 p.m., Join us every Monday at 3:30pm for Baby Play Group!  We sing songs, play with musical instruments and let babies have lots of interactive, social, free-play time.  Since this class is designed for our smallest of customers to socialize, we encourage families with non-mobile, crawling and/or cruising babies to attend.  Older children are welcome to attend our free-time play, dance, music and story time classes. Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Literature Live! Tortuga del Mar – 4 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL- howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

Dual Language Storytime – 6 p.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Lane.

Daddy and Me Evening Storytime (Oak Hill)- 7 p.m., Young ones and their favorite guy are invited for a special monthly storytime. Together, dads, grandpas, other extraordinary men and their kids will read, sing, craft and laugh—all while developing important literacy skills and having fun. Children of all ages are welcome. FREE!  APL – Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

Summer Movie Mondays: The Iron Giant – Dusk. Enjoy FREE movies for the whole family! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Road.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Whole Foods Domain Community Giving Day –  9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Enjoy a full day of FREE activities for all ages including: a Boneshaker Project in-store parade, flash mob dance party, grocery list treasure hunt, shopping cart relay, WOOM bike course and giveaway, raffles, shopping cart relay and drag race, live music, and more. 5% of sales will go to the Boneshaker Project. Please RSVPFREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Explore Music (Round Rock)- 10:15 a.m. Designed to provide children with unique musical experiences, the 30-minute EXPLORE MUSIC class will incorporate group play and interaction, pre-K skills (sharing, following simple directions, attending-to-task, etc.) and dancing/movement to work on gross/fine motor skills.  While music is highly motivating, it can also have a calming and relaxing effect. Bring your little ones in Tuesday morning for activities that are designed to be success-oriented and make the children feel better about themselves!!  Cost:  $5/child, payable directly to the instructor, Rebecca Faulkner. Baby Earth, 106 E Old Settlers Blvd., Ste D-100, Round Rock.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., 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! Multiple Austin Public Library Locations.

Ninjas in the Night Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Ninjas in the Night! Everybody wants to learn how to be a sneaky, sneaky ninja. How better to get the first cookie out of the oven or the best piece of pizza? Or pester your sister when she’s not looking? Join us as we read Ninja Bunny and other books about these most elusive warriors! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin Reptile Shows Reptile Adventure (Round Rock)- 10:30am. Get ready for creepy crawly fun! Mr. Mike will fascinate your child with this up-close experience with LIVE snakes, lizards and turtles from around the world. Twelve reptiles big and small will give kids an educational  first hand look at these awesome—and often misunderstood—creatures. Appropriate for all ages! Cost is $10 includes admission to Safari Champ. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Elizabeth Kahura Show (Cedar Park) – 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and 11:15 a.m. for preschoolers. As part of the Summer Reading Club, the Library will host special performers for the toddler age group. Join us as we welcome Elizabeth Kahura and explore African culture through song and dance. Doors open at 10:30 and attendees will be allowed into the room on a first-come, first-served basis. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Round Rock) – 10:30 a.m., This program, developed for ages 3 and up, celebrates Hispanic culture with stories, fingerplays, songs, and other activities in both English and Spanish. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Barnes & Noble Storytime (Round Rock) – 11 a.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this morning: Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwards and Guy Parker-Rees and The Somethingosaur by Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m., Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.  FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

Sensory Storytime – 11:15 a.m., Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families and friends. Children of all abilities and ages are welcome! FREE! APL- Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

Storytime at Austin Zoo- 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

Music with Mr. Will- 11:30 a.m. His sing-along style incorporates equal parts of teaching and performing for energetic young audiences. Infectious melodies combined with upbeat lyrics make him beloved among pre-schoolers and early-elementary students, who clap, march, jump and dance along to their favorite songs. Plus, the entire family can enjoy the music. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480, Austin.

Literature Live! Tortuga del Mar – 2 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL- Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Visit with a Park Ranger at Austin Public Library – 2 p.m.,  Join us for a special visit from a City of Austin Park Ranger! The Ranger will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children can get up close and personal with furs and skulls. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Baby Day at The Alamo Drafthouse-  Movies before 2 p.m. The lights are up a bit, the sound is down a bit so moms and dads can head to the movies without the babies even knowing that they were at the movies. Infants are welcome to these shows, and of course, are allowed in for free. Take some time for yourself, pack up the kids, and head out to the Alamo Drafthouse for some much needed entertainment! Regular admission applies. Please note: Baby day is only on Tuesdays at the Alamo Village, Alamo South Lamar, Alamo Lakeline and Alamo Slaughter.

Just for Tweens DIY Class (Cedar Park) – 3-4 p.m., The Just for Tweens program offers fun activities for kids going into 4th-6th grade!  Each week we have a different program so there is something for everyone – from crafts to improv to martial arts. Please register at justfortweens.eventbrite.com to participate. Kids in grades 4-6 only. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discover Blvd.

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre: The Monkey and the Crocodile – 4 p.m., The Monkey and the Crocodile is a delightful hand puppet show adapted from a tale in the Panchatantra (one of the earliest collections of fables written in India). Written more than 2500 years ago, it features a tricky monkey, a good-natured crocodile, and his cunning wife! FREE! APL- Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Drive.

Austin Opera at the Austin Public Library – 4 p.m., Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and More. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

Discovery! Shadow Puppet Workshop – 4:30 p.m.,The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, technology and more. Especially designed for our older kids (third graders and up), come back each week and learn something new! This week, Joan Klasson, former Eanes ISD art educator and professional puppeteer of Small Wonders Puppet Theater, offers a fun-filled, shadow puppetry workshop. The art of Shadow Puppetry is an ancient art form, whose roots trace back hundreds of years ago in Asia and Europe. In some Asian cultures, the shadow plays are for adult viewers, while other countries have children’s shows. So much magic can be produced with such simple materials! Come, join the fun of history, puppet creation and show production. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

LEGO Lab – 5:30 p.m., 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! APL- Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL- Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive.

Movies in Your Park: Enchanted (San Marcos) – Movies begin at dusk. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs for FREE movies in the park! Concessions available for purchase. Free movie games begin one hour before movie. San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E. Hopkins Road, San Marcos.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Music with Mar (Round Rock) - 9:15-10:15 am. 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 $10/family, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. A 5-class punch card is $35/family. As always, our family pricing allows for moms or caregivers to bring all little ones (in one family) for one price. Baby Earth, 106 E Old Settlers Blvd., Ste D-100, Round Rock.

Storytime at Whole Foods (Arbor Trails) – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Bring the little ones, it’s story time!  Each week we will feature a different story, interactive craft and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods, 4301 W. William Cannon.

Children’s Day Art Park: Joe McDermott - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 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 craftspeople. 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, 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 Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River Street.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., 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! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

Best Friends Rock Storytime – 10:30 a.m., 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 Stick & Stone and other friendly tales, and maybe make a new pal or two! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Southeat Branch, 5125 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - 11 a.m., Join us every Wednesday morning for great stories and amazing activities and hands-on crafts. Don’t miss out on all the fun! FREE! Barnes & Noble, Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. and Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane.Advertisement

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m., Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.  FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.Advertisement
Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Music for Kids – 2 p.m., The Hey Lollies The Land of Black and White is ruled by a king who has banned all color. It’s up to Iris and the kids to bring back color to the land. This very interactive puppet show mesmerizes children. They get to play trumpets with sunflowers and sing lullabies to whales. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5125 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Whirled on a String (Round Rock) – 3-4 p.m., Tweens and teens can enjoy a Yo-Yo workshop with Champion Spinner Val Oliver , with a demonstration of the spinning arts of yo-yo, spin top & Spinabolo in a high energy, highly entertaining program. Learn how to get started in the spinning arts in this workshop for tweens & teens! FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street.

Teen Summer Reading Event: Minute-to-Win-It – 4 p.m., Dundundundun! Think you can complete a silly task in under a minute? Come test your skills at the library! Try shaking ping pong balls out of a box attached to your bottom, keep feathers in the air for a whole minute using only your breath, move cotton balls using only petroleum jelly on the tip of your nose, or try one of our other hilariously fun activities – you’re guaranteed to have a blast and even win some prizes! Program recommended for ages 12-17. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

Crafts and Face Painting with GlitteeRee (Round Rock)- 4-6 p.m. Crafts and Face Painting by GlitteRee are included in regular admission. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Community Night at The Thinkery- 4-8 p.m.,  Enjoy special performances and activities presented by the City of Austin during Community Night on Wednesday, March 25 and April 1. Special programming begins at 4:30. Admission is by donation only. Entry is based on a first come, first served basis. GoodPop will be at the Thinkery giving away popsicles as we celebrate the installation of the giant popsicle sculpture at the Thinkery for Summer 2015! The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – 6-8 p.m., Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Ln and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.Advertisement

Blues on the Green – 8 p.m. ACL Festival Preview with Shakey Graves with Riders Against the Storm. FREE admission, $5 parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. Postponed due to soggy conditions at Zilker Park. Rescheduled for August 12th.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the exhibits and the grounds of the Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria for FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  multiple locations.

Toddler Storytime – 10:15 a.m., 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! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

Hola Hola Storytime (Bee Cave)- 10:30 a.m., Hola, Hola is an early literacy Spanish Program for adult and child to foster a love of the Spanish language and Hispanic Culture. It is designed to empower the parent to read simple, Spanish books to the child at home. Come and sing songs, watch video, learn rhymes, play traditional games and hear stories–all in Español! Each family will receive a Spanish songbook to practice at home. You do not need to have any Spanish language skills to participate.  All skill levels are welcome! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road.

Spanish Storytime – 11 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.

Dual Language Storytime – 11 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- multiple locations.

Black Bert Magician (Cedar Park) – 1:30 and 2:45 p.m., As part of the Summer Reading Club, the Library will host special performers for kids in grades K-5. Join us as we welcome Black Bert for an awesome magic show. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – 2 p.m., Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL- Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Spy Academy: Codes and Ciphers – 2 p.m., Join us each week to learn new special agent skills. We’ll start with a book and then move onto several top secret activities. Attend each week to complete your training. Recommended for school-aged children. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Literature Live! Tortuga del Mar – 2 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL- Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Drive.

Family Move Matinee: Paddington – 4 p.m., A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. FREE! Austin Public Library, Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Snakes- 6-9 p.m., Join us for FREE 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. Visits during the day of each Nature Night are also free this summer. Nature Nights are supported through volunteer efforts by local organizations. Kids 12 and under receive a free gift in the Gift Store. Please come early as the parking lot fills up quickly. If the lot is full, please park on the street. Please only park in designated parking spots.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Pajama Storytime – 7 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages.  FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive.

Unplugged at the Grove – 8 p.m., Bring the family down to hear the Rocketboys perform for FREE! All ages welcome. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – 8 p.m., The Hound of the Baskervilles is the fifth production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Dept. Performances take place in the amphitheater of the Centennial Plaza. Each performance will feature a different special guest who will kick off the evening with a 7:30pm pre-show. A list of pre-show performers will be posted in late May.  Audiences are welcome to arrive early with their own food and drink, or to purchase it from the concessions tent. Running time: About 2 hours, including one intermission.  For ages 5 and up. FREE! Donations appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.

Movies in the Park: Tremors – 8:30 p.m., Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you totally free movies right in downtown Austin. Residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky.  Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. We do provide recycling bins, but ask that you help us out by packing out all of your own trash. Smoking is also prohibited in the park, per city law. FREE! Little Stacy Park, 1500 Alameda Drive.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Elizabeth Kahura: Music and Stories from Africa (Round Rock) – 9:30 a.m. for ages 1-5 and 10:30 a.m. for older children. Come along on an African Safari with this talented local performer. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Storytime Yoga- 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Watch your favorite stories come to life through yoga poses! Storytime Yoga is FREE for all ages. The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Interactive Storytime (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m. for 0-18 months and 10:30 a.m. for 18 months and up. This group meets every Friday at 9:30am and is perfect for children 18 months and younger.  We will read a couple interactive books, sing songs, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute, AND pop bubbles!!  FREE! Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Special Performance: Jazz Musician Mr. Blue Shoes – 10:30 a.m., Come enjoy a new performer this summer through July 24th on Fridays at Laura’s!  This week’s performance will be by Jazz Musician Mr. Blue Shoes. For ages 3 and up. FREE! Laura’s Lobrary, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Storytime Art: Japan (RSVP )- 10:45 a.m. Learn about origami and make origami finger puppets with us!  We’ll read Rosemary Well’s book Yoko’s Paper Cranes and then paint our own origami crane pottery.  Cool! Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! Please call to register.  512-852-9900.  The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202.

Create Your Own: Mini Quilt – 11 a.m., As part of the 100 Days of Stories at the Bullock Museum, kids and families will make and take home their own artifacts in this art workshop. Each workshop features a short talk followed by hands-on art making. Ideal for families with children ages six and up, this experience is about 40 minutes in length. Museum members may make advance reservations by calling 512-936-4649. The program is first-come, first-served, and space is limited. Pick up a boarding pass (free with Museum admission) when you arrive. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Mad Science at Austin Public Library – 2 p.m., Mad Science special events are high-energy, entertaining, and exciting shows that capture the attention of children through captivating demonstrations and experiments that are educational and fun. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock)- 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers and Good Morning to Me! by Lita Judge. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – 8 p.m., The Hound of the Baskervilles is the fifth production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Dept. Performances take place in the amphitheater of the Centennial Plaza. Each performance will feature a different special guest who will kick off the evening with a 7:30pm pre-show. A list of pre-show performers will be posted in late May.  Audiences are welcome to arrive early with their own food and drink, or to purchase it from the concessions tent. Running time: About 2 hours, including one intermission.  For ages 5 and up. FREE! Donations appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.

Movies Under the Stars: Robots – Movie begins at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie! FREE! Free popcorn and drink at every showing. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street.

We may be enjoying summertime now but school will be back in session before we know it. Donate new backpacks and school supplies until July 17th to bring hope to local kids. Details here.

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Looking for some more fun? Take your kids to visit the Texas Military Forces Museum for indoor and outdoor fun.

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 27th, for the Free Family Films at Bullock Museum!

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