Weekday Events: June 24- 28, 2013

Music for Kids: Lucas Miller- Monday, June 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!! Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

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.

Monday Music on Main Concert- Monday, June 24 from 7:30- 8:30pm. Children’s performer Eric Herman  will perform during this family-friendly event, in partnership with the Library’s Summer Reading Program. The concert will be particularly enjoyable for kids ages 7 and up. Sharon Prete Plaza, 211 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Baby Play Group – Monday, June 24th 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.

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.

  • Monday, June 24 at Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road (2pm)
  • Tuesday, June 25 at Twin Oaks Library, 1800 S. 5th Street (4pm)
  • Wednesday, June 26 at North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave. (4pm)
  • Thursday, June 27 at University Hills Branch Library, 4721Loyola Lane (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.

Passport to Imagination – Monday, June 24; Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, June 28. 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 South America. Register at your preferred Michael’s — space is limited.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse – Monday, June 24, Tuesday, June 25, Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 at 10am. Cost: $1 per show, and 10 films for $5. This week’s film is The Smurfs. 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.

Armstrong Community School Storytime- Tuesday, June 25 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.

Craft: Mold and Melt Creatures- Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 and 11:30am. Stretch it, tear it, snap it, pop it, knead it, bounce it! Everyone gets their own tin of Crazy Aarons Thinking Putty to mold into wild and crazy creatures, or anything you can dream up. The work of art only holds its shape for a few minutes, so think quickly and start again. Included in the fun- everyone will get a glimmery, sparkly tattoo! Recommended for: Ages 5 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.

Round Rock Express Presents The Sandlot – Tuesday, June 25th. Gates open at 6:30pm with a “first-pitch” time of 7:05pm. To commemorate the film The Sandlot turning 20, The Round Rock Express will host a special screening on Dell Diamond’s HD LED video board.  Before the movie begins, director and narrator of the film, David Mickey Evans, will introduce the screening, host a question and answer session with fun giveaways and be available for autographs and pictures. Fans are invited to bring blankets to enjoy the film from the outfield at Dell Diamond. Please note chairs will not be permitted on the outfield grass. Select stadium concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $8 and all kids two and under are free. Fans can purchase a special four-pack of tickets for just $25.

Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, June 25.  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 Horton Hears a Who. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, June 25th 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.

Austin Humane Society Summer Story Time Series- Tuesday, June 25 from 2-3pm. Are you looking for some fun, educational and FREE activities for your kids this summer? Then come to the first of our FREE Summer Kids Series! Bring your children to enjoy a story time full of animals in the afternoon during our Summer Story Time Series! Fun for 3 and under. Of course, all children are welcome, but books will be at the levels recommended. Children will be able to read about animals and then have a chance to meet some of our own furry friends here at Austin Humane Society! Space is limited and sign up is REQUIRED. Sign up here. Austin Humane Society, 124 W Anderson Ln.

Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 10am.  Cost: $1. This week’s films are Monte Carlo and Rio. 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).

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, June 26 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Children’s Day Art Park (Joe McDermott)- Wednesday, June 26 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.

Fairy Tale Fun- Wednesday, June 26 at 5pm. Explore fairy tales through stories, crafts, and activities. For ages 5 and up. FREE!! Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.Advertisement
Dittmar’s Movie in the Park: Finding Nemo- Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30pm. Dittmar Recreation Center is kicking off the summer season by showing a movie in the park that is fun for the whole family. Come early and pick a spot on the grass for your family and friends join you as we watch this great summer movie. FREE!! Dittmar will be selling tickets for cotton candy and rides in the moon bounce. Dittmar Recreation Center, 109 W. Dittmar Road.

Gymboree Storytime- Wednesday, June 26 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. The storytime will end with us performing ‘the goodbye dance’ led by Gymbo the Clown! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Blues on the Green (Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with Dupree)- Wednesday, June 26 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.

Rockin’ Readers June 27: Earthworms and Other Creepy Crawlies- Thursday, June 27 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.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff of the Groundwork Music Project- Thursday, June 27 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!! Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E. William Cannon Drive.

Nature Nights: Insects- Thursday, June 27 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.

Storytime and Crafts at Baby Earth- Thursday, June 27 from 3:30- 4:30pm. 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! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Luling Watermelon Thump – Thursday, June 27th, starting at 5:30pm and continuing through Sunday, June 30th.  In 1954, Hermon Allen, a school principal, proposed the idea of a celebration to honor the growers and promote the Luling watermelon market. A contest was held to name the event and honor was won by a student, Mr. Carol Ferguson. From that time, the Thump has been held the last full weekend in June. There is live music, food, a carnival, parade and more! No admission on Thursday.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, June 20 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, Reckless Kelly will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Blanton Summer Family Programs – Thursday, June 27 and Friday June 28.  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.

Family Drop-In Tours – Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00am. 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. The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

Sandi Sylver Puppet Show- Friday, June 28 from 10:30- 11:30am. Bring the kids out to the library for a FREE puppet show. All ages welcome. Pflugerville Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Summer Storytime- Friday, June 28 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. This week’s theme: You Scream, I Scream… We all scream for ice cream! Join us for a super sweet storytime all about this favorite summer desert. We’ll read Mo Willem’s “Should I Share my Ice Cream?” and paint ice cream magnets. Maybe there will even be a little frozen treat in store…Cost:$12 per child or 6 classes for $60. Call to register. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff of the Groundwork Music Project- Friday, June 28 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!! Faulk Central  Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, June 28 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, June 28 10:30- 11:30am. Bring the kids out for a FREE concert by Laura Freeman as part of the Dig Into Reading Program. Hutto Bible Church, 301 West Street, Hutto.

Music for Kids: Lucas Miller- friday, June 28 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!! Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

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