Weekly Planner: January 18-24, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mr. Will’s Music Class at Whole Foods Kid’s Club (Bee Cave) – 10 a.m., Mr. Will plays classics, covers and original music. Kids can dance and sing to their hearts delight! Come early as seats fill up fast. FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Handprint Mittens on a Keepsake Tile (Round Rock) – 10-11 a.m., We will Read Let’s Play in the Snow with Cafe Monet and create handprint mittens on a keepsake tile! Cost is $12 per child includes admission to Safari Champ. Safari Champ, 1400 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.

Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day! Find events here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Whole Foods Kid’s Club – 9:30 a.m., Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? Come to Kids Club every Tuesday at 9:30 am! We’ll have different crafts and/or story time each week.Appropriate for ages 2-5yrs old. Story-time is held in our community room upstairs (to the left of the elevators/stairway) and parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

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 Lane.

Free Admission to Contemporary Austin at 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.

PBS Kids at Alamo Drafthouse: Nature Cat  – 10 a.m., The Alamo Drafthouse and our local PBS station are teaming up for a family screening of PBS KIDS’ latest show, along with themed activities and giveaways.  We will enjoy three episodes from the new show on the big screen (including a sneak peak at two brand new episodes).  This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Cost: $1-3 donation. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane.

Toddler Storytime -10:15 a.m., Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. FREE! Austin Public Library, multiple locations.

Armstrong Community School Music Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Come sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. An Armstrong teacher will engage your child with music and movement, plus they’ll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime - 11-11:30 a.m., Join Pottery Barn Kids for a FREE weekly storytime! Pottery Barn, Barton Creek Square, 2901 S. Cap. Tx. Hwy.

Spanish Storytime – Cuentos en español – 11 a.m., Children of all ages are welcome. All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! Austin Public Library, North Village and Cepeda Branch.

Sensory Storytime: All Ages – All Abilities - 11:15 a.m., Children of all abilities and ages are welcome! 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. FREE! Austin Public Library, Carver Branch.

Family Movie Night: Minions –  4 p.m., Join us for a movie screening. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library. FREE! Austin Public Library, Cepeda Branch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Music with Mar (Round Rock) – 9:15 – 10:15 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. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Kids Club with Kiely - 9:30 a.m., This week we are reading An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston and munching on citrus and Back to Nature snack packs. FREE! Whole Foods Downtown, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

PBS Kids at Alamo Drafthouse: Nature Cat  – 10 a.m., The Alamo Drafthouse and our local PBS station are teaming up for a family screening of PBS KIDS’ latest show, along with themed activities and giveaways.  We will enjoy three episodes from the new show on the big screen (including a sneak peak at two brand new episodes).  This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Cost: $1-3 donation. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N. US Hwy 183.

Toddler Storytime -10:15 a.m., Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. FREE! Austin Public Library, multiple locations.

Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo Storytime – 10:30 a.m., If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, AND stories then you’re in luck! Today our friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Community Night at The Thinkery - 4-8 p.m.,  Admission is by donation only. Entry is based on a first come, first served basis. 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 Lane and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AdvertisementFree Admission to The Blanton – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Storytime (Pflugerville) – 10 and 11 a.m., Children build language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes, and fun. Followed by a craft. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Toddler Storytime -10:15 a.m., Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. FREE! Austin Public Library, multiple locations.

Spanish Storytime – Cuentos en español – 10:15  a.m., Children of all ages are welcome. All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch.

Books and Babies – 2 p.m., Recommended for ages 0-18 months. A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. FREE! Austin Public Library, Spicewood Springs Branch.

AdvertisementExplorers Club: Exciting Explorations (Cedar Park) – 3:30 p.m., Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week, kids will learn a new skill or activity. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Recommended for children 5 and under. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Interactive Story Time (Round Rock) –  9:30-10:15 a.m. for 0-18 months meets, 10:30 a.m. for children older than 18-months. We will read a couple interactive books, sing songs, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute, AND pop bubbles!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Recommended for children aged 5 and under. Storytime featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! Austin Public Library, Faulk Central.

Storytime Art –Arctic Animals  - 10:45 a.m., Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Storytimes are geared to the 3 – 5 year old preschooler, but some projects could easily translate into a Mommy and Me project for those a little younger. And, of course, anyone older is welcome, as well! Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems, and coloring pages.  Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock) – 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: Hug Machine by Scott Campbell and Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk and Brendan Kearney. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tree Talk Winter Walk - 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife, and tree care. We will have a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, and there will be guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, storytime,  swinging in the Cathedral of Oaks and a tree scavenger hunt. Admissions Prices: The Wildlfower Center will charge regular admission prices for Tree Talk Winter Walk. Get in free by becoming a member today! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Michael’s Kid’s Club : Craft Stick Snowman – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. All participating Michael’s locations.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Storytime – 11 a.m., From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village in Round Rock and the Arboretum.

A Very Knightly Storytime – 11:30 a.m., Would you like to be a knight? Quests, jousting, cool suits of armor? Come learn what knighthood is all about! We’ll be reading Mustache! and other tales of great feats! Perfect for every knight, prince, princess, or dragon! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Life-Sized Candyland (Cedar Park) – 2-4 p.m., Come and play a life-sized version of the beloved game Candy Land! Families will navigate through this colorful world together and meet Princess Lolly, King Kandy, Lord Licorice, Gloppy the Chocolate Monster and other characters along the way. Sweet treats will be distributed as families race to the finish. Registration is required. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Pattern People – 2 and 4 p.m., This play is a theatrical exploration of many of the preliteracy skills needed to success in kindergarten.  It is also a fun-filled 45 minutes when four good friends explore what many different people in their world do to keep things in their community humming along.  But what happens when some of these people break their usual daily pattern of behavior?  Pollyanna’s new production will be best enjoyed by children in grades pre-k thru 2. All ages. Tickets: Start at $12. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Los Reyes Magos Celebran Octavitas – 2-5 p.m., Puerto Ricans are joyful people because our holidays last a LONG TIME! Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! Come sing aguinaldos one last time and enjoy PRFDance performances! Bring the kids, the Reyes always bring gifts! Los Reyes will be giving a Texas Boricua Community Award to someone who is making a significant contribution in the Texas Boricua community. Who is it this year? It’s a SECRET! FREE! Donations welcome. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PBS Kids at Alamo Drafthouse: Nature Cat  – 10 a.m., The Alamo Drafthouse and our local PBS station are teaming up for a family screening of PBS KIDS’ latest show, along with themed activities and giveaways.  We will enjoy three episodes from the new show on the big screen (including a sneak peak at two brand new episodes).  This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Cost: $1-3 donation. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N. US Hwy 183.

Brunch and Music at Cherrywood Coffeehouse – 10-11:30 a.m., Kids enjoy a FREE show with Staci Gray! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.

Flying Theater Machine: Space Academy - 2 p.m., January and February features Space Academy: a science fiction adventure complete with spaceships and weird aliens. Using suggestions from the audience, the future world of Space Academy is created on the spot by Flying Theater Machine’s kid-approved cast of improvisers. Tickets: $5. The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave.

Pattern People – 2 p.m., This play is a theatrical exploration of many of the preliteracy skills needed to success in kindergarten.  It is also a fun-filled 45 minutes when four good friends explore what many different people in their world do to keep things in their community humming along.  But what happens when some of these people break their usual daily pattern of behavior?  Pollyanna’s new production will be best enjoyed by children in grades pre-k thru 2. All ages. Tickets: Start at $12. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

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