Grand Opening of Dolce Neve – Friday, January 10, from 5 – 10 p.m. Stop by the new store for a FREE scoop of gelato! Dolce Neve, 1713 S. 1st Street, Austin.
Leer Y Crear: Family Story Time- Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. Grandma’s Chocolate (El chocolate de abuelita) by: Mara Price. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to offer Leer y Crear, a bilingual story time for families, on a monthly basis. Each program date, a MACC instructor will read a story from our library and lead participants in a themed activity that relates to the book. This program is FREE and all ages are welcome. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street.
Build Your Own Bongos – Saturday, January 11, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drop in anytime to make this fun craft for FREE. Lakeshore Learning, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin.
Pajama Party at Flix Brewhouse- Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. Watch The Brave Little Toaster in your pajamas while eating breakfast! The second Saturday morning of each month, Fix shows a classic family film. Guests are encouraged to wear their pajamas and relax with us! Bring a blanket, pillow or whatever makes you feel at home. All ages. $5. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. IH-35, Suite B-1, Round Rock.
Health Starts Here Kid’s Fest – Saturday, January 11, from noon – 3 p.m. This FREE event kicks off with storytime with Gracie in the cafe. Stick around for a cooking demonstration for kids. Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B, Set 800, Austin.
Tea Time For You Story Time- Saturday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m. In honor of Lewis Carroll’s birthday month, we’re having a tea party worthy of the Mad Hatter! We’ll read Tea Party Rules and other festive, feast-y takes to salute the whimsy of Wonderland and it’s brilliantly bizarre creator. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
The Que Pastas Perform – Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. Enjoy a FREE kindie music show at Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Road. Then, on Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m., the musical duo will be playing a FREE show at Toybrary, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Austin.
Take a Guided Hike -Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12 at 9 a.m. you can take a FREE 4-mile guided hike in Bright Leaf Preserve, at 2222 and Creek Mountain Road, between Mopac and 360. Also available on Saturday at 10 a.m. is a guided 2-mile hike at McKinney Falls State Park (FREE with park admission, which is $6 for visitors age 13 and up), 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway.
Groundwork Music at Cherrywood Coffeehouse – Sunday, January 12 at 10 a.m. The Groundwork Music Orchestra performs a FREE show for kids! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2 Street, Austin.
Thrift Set Orchestra at Central Market North – Sunday, January 12, from noon – 3 p.m. Thrift Set Orchestra aims to play and create music from the 1920′s to 1930′s during the heyday of swing dancing and the Lindy Hop.Come out and jam to the hot jazz sounds of the Thrift Set Orchestra and let the kids play on the playground. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin.
Get Fit! 2014 – Sunday, January 12, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Join Ballet Austin for a FREE day of fitness, dance fitness, conditioning, and Pilates classes. There will also be a Kids Zone with classes for children age 4 to 12. Click here for the schedule. Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St., Austin.
Making Literacy Accessible: Braille Storytime – Sunday, January 12, from 2 – 3 p.m. Join Austin Public Library as they read a Braille/ picture book version of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Afterwards, enjoy a special craft/treat and some information about Braille. This month is the 205th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille born January 4, 1809. Braille was the inventor of the system of raised dots representing letters and symbols, which fostered independent communication for blind people. All ages are welcome at this FREE event. APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.
Magical Unicorn Party at Toy Joy – Sunday, January 12 at 3 p.m. Stop by Toy Joy for a unique celebration of all things unicorn. Royal attire is highly encouraged. FREE glitter to all attendees. Magical unicorn carriages will arrive at 4 p.m. Unicorns will be available for photos. Tickets for rides will be on sale for $2 each, starting at 3 p.m. Don’t be late, or you may miss your chance to take the ride of your dreams. You can park in the City Hall Parking Garage for FREE until 5 p.m. on Sundays! Toy Joy, 403 W. 2nd Street, Austin.