Weekly Planner: November 9-15, 2015

Many thanks to KLRU for sponsoring the Weekly Planner! Take note: KLRU schedule changes, which started November 2nd, include Sesame Street airing at 9 a.m. on weekdays while Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur move up one hour. Brand new episodes of Bob the Builder start November 2nd,  and a new series, Nature Cat, will debut on November 25th. You can find the complete schedule here.

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Wurstfest (New Braunfels) – The festival is a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and takes place near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas. The 2015 Wurstfest is taking place from November 6-15, 2015. Enjoy good food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and lots of Alpine and Bavarian Style entertainment. Monday through Wednesday, the gates open at 5pm and entertainment ends at 9:30pm. On Thursday and Fridays, the gates open at 5pm and the entertainment ends at 11:30pm. On Saturdays, the gates open at 11am and entertainment ends at 12:30am. On Sundays, the gates open at 11am and the entertainment ends at 9:30pm. Admission is also free after 3pm on Sunday, November 15th. For more details and how to get a BOGO free coupon, read Nicole’s post here. 120 Landa Street, New Braunfels.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Baby Bloomers: Community Helpers - 9-10 a.m., Join us as we begin our exploration of all the important community helpers in Austin that keep us safe and healthy! We’ll learn about police officers, investigate our fingerprints, make speedy police cars and play red light, green light as we learn about traffic signals! Cost: $2.50 (members) and $4.50 (non-members).  The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Storytime with Dr. Candra 11:00 am. 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.

Homeschool Teens: Spray Dyed Tote Bags – 1:30- 2:30 p.m., Use fabric spray and stencils to decorate a tote bag (perfect for carrying your library books). Any teens ages 12-18 who homeschool are invited to attend this weekly program. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library – Lantana room, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville.

Crafternoon – 3:30 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! Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library.

Lego Lab – 3:30 p.m., Recommended for ages 5 and up. 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! FREE! Howson Branch, Austin Public Library.

Rockin’ Kids Club (Round Rock) – 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., It’s Dinovember at Round Rock Public Library! To celebrate, the Paleontological Society of Austin will be at the Rockin’ Kids Club.  We encourage your child to join us as we explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs with interactive activities that preview Fossil Fest.  We’ll also have a reproduction of the Paluxy River dinosaur trackway to explore, thanks to Texas Memorial Museum. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Literature Live! Wild & Wacky Weather – 6 p.m., If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change! Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather! FREE! University Hills Branch, Austin Public Library.

Paws & Read (Pflugerville) – 6-7 p.m., Independent readers share a good book with a canine member of the Austin Dog Alliance. Grades K – 2. Free! Children register for a shared 15 minute slot. Two children can register for the same slot. They take turns reading and petting the dog. Registration begins 9/14. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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. 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.

Todler Storytime – 10:15 am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games.  Ages 18 months – 3 years. FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime – 10:30-11 a.m., This program, developed for ages 3 and up, celebrates the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through stories, songs, and activities.  FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Yoga Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Come join Bliss Kid Yoga on a magical story-time adventure! Reach for the stars, swim in the sea, fly with a bird, climb up a tree! Bliss Kid Yoga is a non-profit dedicated to providing yoga programs for children, families and educators in order to help nurture physical and emotional health within the community.  FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime – 11 am. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.  FREE! APL – multiple locations.

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.

Books and Babies – 2 p.m., 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! Howson Branch, Austin Public Library.

Lego Lab – 3:30 p.m., Recommended for ages 5 and up. 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! FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

T(w)een STEM Lab – 3:30 p.m., Recommended for ages 7 and up. Drop by the library every second Tuesday this fall and be challenged to create a new STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math) activity.  Mix silly putty, grow crystals, and even build your own scribble bot!  FREE! Austin Public Library, Carver Branch.

Homemade for the Holidays: Sensory Spa Gifts – 3:30 p.m., This program is recommended for ages 10 and up. Teens: Come and Deck the Halls with DIY this winter at one of our gift making programs. Join us at a workshop and delight your BFF (or your mom) with something of your own creation! The Sensory Spa Gifts program will have you get your mad scientist gloves on and start brewing up a batch of bath-time gift delights in this spa-riffic workshop. FREE! Austin Public Library, Old Quarry Branch.

Family Movie Night: Home – 6:30 p.m., Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. FREE! Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Branch.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Storytime at Whole Foods  – 9-10 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.

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. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Veterans Day Parade –  9:30 a.m. – noon. The  parade will proceed up Congress Ave. to the Texas State Capitol; Capitol South Step Entertainment; the Del Valle High School Cardinal Band. Parade Ends at 11th and Congress Ave. The Department of Veterans Affairs’, Veterans Day National Committee has selected Travis County and the City of Austin as a NATIONAL REGIONAL SITE for this 2015 Veterans’ Day celebration. This marks America’s 62nd Annual Veterans’ Day event. The event includes a performance by the Del Valle High School Band and a Memorial Ceremony taking place at 11 a.m. on the south steps of the Sate Capitol. FREE!

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 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 a hands on activity, story, nature walk and of course, nature play! New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your water bottle! Included in cost of admission. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Veterans Day Ceremony (Pflugerville) 11 a.m., Annual recognition ceremony held at the Fallen Warrior Memorial in Pfluger Park where it meets Gilleland Creek Park, east of the gazebo. FREE! Pfluger Park, 550 City Park Road, Pflugerville.
Ms. Staci Storytime – 10:30 a.m., 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! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony (Round Rock) – 11a.m.,  There will be a presentation of colors, acknowledgement of military veterans, patriotic music and dedication of recognition plaques for the Veterans Monument dedicated at the park in May. FREE! Veterans Park, 600 Pecan Ave., Round Rock.
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.

Harry Potter Fest – Doors open at 6:45 p.m., event begins at 7:45 p.m., Fans of the flicks can dress up, explore the Diagon Alley artists market, and enjoy movie-inspired snacks like “Butterbeers”, chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and even “Fizzy Popping PopCorn” during the 2nd annual Harry Potter Fest that takes place over 10 nights and 3 weeks. For $20, you can purchase a “Potter Fest Pass” that covers entry to every night of Potter Fest and half priced concessions. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, 1901 E. 51st St.Advertisement

Thursday, November 12, 2015

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Signing Connection: Baby Sign and Play (Round Rock) – 9:30 am. Baby Sign & Play Classes provide an interactive learning session for child and parent to begin the path to learn basic sign language communication skills. Research has shown how pre-verbal children, who learn ASL, have reduced frustration and stress by being able to convey their needs and feelings. Learning Sign Language is a fun way for the whole family to learn a second language.  Baby Sign & Play is designed for children ages 0-3. Cost: $7 per class. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Free Admission at The Blanton – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursdays are free to the public. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.AdvertisementAdvertisement

Todler Storytime – 10:15 am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games.  Ages 18 months – 3 years. FREE! APL – multiple locations.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 am. Storytime featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for ages 5 and under. FREE! APL –  Terrazas Branch.

Preschool Storytime – 11 am. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.  FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Special Guitar Storytime with classical guitarist Joseph Palmer – 11:30 a.m., Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Austin Public Library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children.  Special Storytime event with guitarist Joseph Palmer. Mr. Palmer’s concert program will focus on narratives and stories that go along with the music. FREE! Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch.

Lego Lab – 3:30 p.m., Recommended for ages 5 and up. 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. FREE! Austin Public Library, Yarborough Branch.

Explorer’s Club: Super Science (Cedar Park) – 3:30 p.m., Kids in grades K-5 will meet to explore a set of rotating monthly programs. Learn about a science concept and do a fun activity this week.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – 4 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! Austin Public Library, Faulk Central  and Twin Oaks Branches.

Smart Opera Presents:The Great Poochini – 4 p.m., The Great Poochini by Gary Clement: By day Signor Poochini is a dog, lying peacefully in his master’s living room and listening to music. But by night he is the Great Poochini, the most acclaimed singer in all opera — dog opera that is. One evening, when Poochini is ready to leave home and the opera hall is filling with dogs excitedly awaiting his performance, Poochini’s master leaves the window locked, and Poochini cannot get out. He is in despair, until suddenly a cat burglar appears, and what might have been a disaster becomes an opportunity. Smart Opera performances includes operatic singing by the performer, and some may include participation by the children. These programs are recommended for ages 3 and up. FREE! Austin Public Library, Howson Branch.

Movies in the Park: TheLego Movie – 6:30 p.m.,  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 to watch a FREE movie! Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Road.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 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 a hands on activity, story, nature walk and of course, nature play! New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your water bottle! Included in cost of admission. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

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 Library.

Storytime Art – Give Thanks - 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. We’ll talk about what we are thankful for, read books about the season and paint one of my favorite projects:  The Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint.  On the backs of these plates you can write what your child is thankful for this year! Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Music with Mr. Will - 12-12:30 pm. 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.

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.

Wild & Wacky Weather – 3:30 p.m., If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change! Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather! FREE! APL – North Village Branch.

Jedi Training Camp – 4 p.m., Recommended for ages 5 and up. Join us for crafts and activities as we celebrate the epic saga of Star Wars. Week 1: Fight the Empire! Storm Trooper Training Camp. FREE!  Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Branch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

City of Round Rock’s 13th Annual Rockin’ Around the Holidays Bazaar – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,  A variety of vendors will be present for you to start shopping for unique and handcrafted items. Admission is FREE, but please bring a canned good donation for the Round Rock Serving Center. In addition to shopping, there will also be live music! A shuttle will be run from the Randall’s parking lot, corner of AW Grimes and Gattis School Road, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Please park in the rear of the Randall’s parking lot. Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Road, Round Rock.

3rd Annual Handmade Wonderland by ATX Artisans  –  9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Shop local Austin area artisan’s unique handmade items. There will be gifts for everyone on your list including jewelry, visual arts, pottery, home & garden decor, candles & soaps, toys & plush animals, womens & kids accessories, and much more. FREE! Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane.Advertisement

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Pull Back Car – 10 a.m., Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this awesome #48 car with a pull back motor!  FREE!! Kids will also get a free apron, goggle, patch and more! Must pre-register. Only at participating Lowe’s locations.

Winnie the Pooh at ZACH Theatre - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Winnie-the-Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Come see A.A. Milne’s beloved characters in this charming musical adaptation. Tickets: starting at $15. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

Second Saturdays Are for Families: Hidden Histories - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., This month, families can peek inside the past life of Laguna Gloria’s historic Driscoll Villa and time-travel with The University of Texas Museum Theatre students, who will bring works of art in the Strange Pilgrims exhibition to life. Families may make a fascinating, photo-inspired project to take home and can enjoy the lush, 14-acre art-in-nature site all afternoon. FREE! The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street.

14th East Austin Studio Tour – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., EAST is a FREE, annual, self-guided art event occurring over two weekends, providing the public with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture. Tour-goers are invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and explore unique exhibition spaces and local businesses. EAST is divided into four participant categories: Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Happenings, and Select Events. Artist Studios and Exhibitions are free to the public and open on the weekends of November 14-15 & 21-22 from 11am – 6pm. Happenings are also free, occurring on the weekends of the tour with varying hours. Select Events happen on both of the tour weekends, as well as during the weekdays/nights in between and may cost money to attend. Exhibitions take place in spaces that are either dedicated to exhibiting art year-round or temporarily showcasing work for EAST.  Catalog and maps are available at all Austin Public Library branches starting on Monday, November 9th.

Carnival O Pizza – 12-7 p.m., The carnival is at once a celebration of the art of hand tossed pizza, a 10th birthday party for the restaurant and a charitable endeavor intended to give back to the neighborhood and the community that has made Home Slice one of Austin’s favorite eateries. There is fun for all ages including: carnival-style games with a home Slice spin, kid-themed offerings, raffles, live entertainment by Big Don and Minor Mishap Marching Band, fortune teller, mustache painting, concessions and more! All proceeds benefit this year’s non-profit recipient: Austin Bat Cave! Home Slice Pizza, 1415 and 1421 South Congress Ave.

LMNO Show - 1 p.m., Join Austin legends Joe McDermott and Staci Gray as they celebrate the release of their newest albums. The party will include rockin’ good tunes, and an onsite trampoline provided by Springfree Trampoline. Cost: $7 general admission. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street.

Harry Potter Fest – Doors open at 5 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m., Fans of the flicks can dress up, explore the Diagon Alley artists market, and enjoy movie-inspired snacks like “Butterbeers”, chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and even “Fizzy Popping PopCorn” during the 2nd annual Harry Potter Fest that takes place over 10 nights and 3 weeks. For $20, you can purchase a “Potter Fest Pass” that covers entry to every night of Potter Fest and half priced concessions. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, 1901 E. 51st St.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mr. Johnny’s Kid’s Club Music Sundays – 10 a.m.,  A lively, interactive music show for kids and families. Sing, dance, jump and shout with Johnny, Sharon, Amber, Nick & the Hoppettes! Shakers, streamers, scarves, rhythm sticks, bubbles, animals (stuffed), and a special “Come to Life” Story on Stage. Pre-show warm up games, art activities and more. Come early for coffee, snacks, juice, granola, muffins in the lobby. Doors open at 9:30am. Cost: $1 per person. Sponsored by Mrjohnny Productions. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 West 18th Street.

14th East Austin Studio Tour – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., EAST is a FREE, annual, self-guided art event occurring over two weekends, providing the public with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture. Tour-goers are invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and explore unique exhibition spaces and local businesses. EAST is divided into four participant categories: Artist Studios, Exhibitions, Happenings, and Select Events. Artist Studios and Exhibitions are free to the public and open on the weekends of November 14-15 & 21-22 from 11am – 6pm. Happenings are also free, occurring on the weekends of the tour with varying hours. Select Events happen on both of the tour weekends, as well as during the weekdays/nights in between and may cost money to attend. Exhibitions take place in spaces that are either dedicated to exhibiting art year-round or temporarily showcasing work for EAST.  Catalog and maps are available at all Austin Public Library branches starting on Monday, November 9th.

Bike E.A.S.T. - 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bike E.A.S.T. is a social media-crazed, mostly serious art scavenger hunt, bike ride, and raffle supporting The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and Big Medium. This event is a fun-filled way to engage in one of Austin’s signature cultural happenings, The East Austin Studio Tour. See some great art, discover the East side, and earn your chance to win prizes! Every rider must have a helmet. Cost: $30 advance registration, $35 onsite. Kids 12 and under ride free with a registered adult. Big Medium, 1500 E. 4th Street.

Diwali Festival (Cedar Park) – Royal Events Present Diwali, the Festival of Lights! Come and Celebrate Diwali with family fun, food, shopping, Henna,  activities for the kids, Musical Night and much more! Mela from 11am to 4:25 p.m., musical night from 4:25pm to 9:00pm. FREE! Cedar Park High School, 2150 Cypress Creek Road.

Bliss Bash – Noon – 5 p.m., Family friendly event hosted by Moontower Saloon to benefit Bliss Kid Yoga. Free yoga classes for kids: 12pm, all ages (spanish bilingual and asl interpreter available), Free Yoga Class for Kids: 2pm, all ages (spanish bilingual and asl interpreter available),Tons of Raffle PRIZES, Literacy lounge and FREE books for kids sponsored by Half-Price Books (asl interpreter available), Shop Local Vendors, Face-painting, storytelling, Live music, Arts and crafts table sponsored by KODAUSTIN! Moontower Saloon, 10212 Manchaca Road.

Winnie the Pooh - 2 & 4:30 p.m., Winnie-the-Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Come see A.A. Milne’s beloved characters in this charming musical adaptation. Tickets: starting at $15. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

The holiday shopping season is upon us! If you are looking for that perfect local, handmade gift for your special someone, check out all of the Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets happening from now until Christmas Eve.

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There are many local nonprofits who need your help to make the holidays happy for everyone. If you have some spare time to give, or some spare funds, here’s a list of 2015 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities in Central Texas.

2015 HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING

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