Weekly Planner: September 7-13, 2015

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

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.

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.

Baby Play Group (Round Rock) – 3:30 – 4:15 pm.  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 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Labor of Love Concert with Bob Schneider – Doors at 6 pm and concert begins at 7:30 pm. All ages. Celebrate Labor Day with Bob Schneider’s Labor of Love concert! Graham Wilkinson an Haley Cole are opening. Tickets: general admission, $20. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 West.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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.

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.

A Very Colorful Storytime – 10:30 am. The colors of our discontent storytime! Austin crayons have had enough! Between sloppy, outside-the-lines coloring, inequitable workloads, and unsatisfactory name awareness (BEIGE!), things have finally gone too far. And now the crayons have QUIT! But wait…there’s more! A whole new set of crayons missing from Duncan’s box! And now they’ve…come back? This is one storytime you won’t want to miss!  FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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

Toddler Storytime (Cedar Park) 10-30 – 11 am. Toddler storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 15-36 months.   Miss Jane reads 3 toddler-friendly stories based on a theme, with fun songs and fingerplays in between. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Lego Lab – 3:30 pm. 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 – Twin Oaks and Windsor Branches.

Healthy Scavenger Hunt – 4-5 pm. It’s just as important for kids to know their way around healthy options in the store as it is for adults! Bring the kids in for this fun scavenger hunt and let them do the searching. Complete the hunt and win a fun prize! Ideal for ages 5+. FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Storytime at Whole Foods (Arbor Trails) – 9:00 to 10:00 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.

Whole Foods Kid’s Club – 9:30 a.m., Join Hannah on the mezzanine for Kids Club! Each week features a different craft or story. No RSVP is necessary, however we do recommend arriving a few minutes early. FREE! Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 am.  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.

Ms. Staci Storytime - 10:30 am. 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.

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.

Lego Lab – 3:30 pm. 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 – Southeast and Carver Branches.

Discovery! Writing Workshop: Shel Silverstein – 4:30 pm. 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! For ages 8 and up. In honor of Shel Silverstein’s 85th birthday later this month, come celebrate his wackiest work! Today at Laura’s we’ll be reading some of his funniest poems, illustrating them, and writing some of our own! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

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.

AdvertisementCommunity 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.Advertisement

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.Advertisement

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The 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.

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

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.

Explorers Club: Super Science (Cedar Park) – 3:30 – 4 pm. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 will meet at 3:30pm to explore a set of rotating monthly programs. This week, kids will learn about a science concept and do a fun activity. FREE! K-5th grade welcome to attend. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Lego Lab – 3:30 pm. 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 – Yarborough Branch.

Tween Book Club and Author Visit - 4:30 pm. Author Paige Britt will be in attendance to share her new book and creative writing process with kids between the ages of 9-12 years old. Join us as we discuss and celebrate the illustrated novel The Lost Track of Time. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Unplugged at the Grove: Walker Luckens –  8 pm. Join KGSR 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. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 am.  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.

Tiny Tails Petting Zoo at Safari Champ (Round Rock) – 10:30 – 11:30 am. Tickets: $12 per child 2yrs and up , with passes $7, $9 per child 12-23 months. Includes: Admission to Safari Champ, storytime, 15-20 minutes of holding and petting our adorable animals, an age-appropriate educational animal craft or activity (music or easy animal pose movements!).
We may also include time with balloons and bubbles for our youngest guests. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Storytime Art: Dots - 10:45 am. 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.Advertisement
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.

Keeping Kids Safe Project- 3 -7 pm. FREE Digital fingerprint and photo program for all of the children that attend! Parents please bring your children of all ages to one of the top child safety programs in the country! There is no age limit. FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs. S.I.P. Kids will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home directly with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. FREE! Howdy Honda, 5519 E. Ben White Blvd.

Lego Lab – 3:30 pm. 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 – Terrazas and Hampton at Oak Hill Branches.

Diez y Seis – 5:30 – 8 pm. Help celebrate Mexico’s Independence with free games, prizes, music & food! Everyone is welcome. FREE! Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street.

Movies in the Park: Big Hero 6 (Leander) 7:30 pm. Often described as a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the nostalgia of the 1950s drive-in, the Movies in the Park series provides families the opportunity to spend time together under the stars while enjoying first run movies…all for FREE!! 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander.

Movies in the Park: Strange Magic (Cedar Park) – 8 pm. All movies are shown at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  Food concession will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic.  Please no glass containers. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Safari Champ’s Annual Local Biz Fair (Round Rock) 9 am – 2 pm. This annual  Local Biz Fair allows your kids to have a fun FREE day of play at Safari Chanp while parents can shop local businesses and raise funds for the Austin Diaper Bank in a silent auction. Safari Champ, 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

37th Annual Mexican Independence Day Celebration – 10 am. This fiesta will bring the Hispanic community together as they celebrate the rich heritage, history, and culture of their Mexican ancestors who fought for their independence from the Spanish government during the early 1800’s.  Tejano and Conjunto bands including Jimmy Gonzalez y  Grupo Mazz, Marcos Orosco, Los Dos Gilbertos, Los Badd Boyz del Valle, Fiesta Folklorico dance exhibition with a variety of dance groups from the central Texas area performing dances from different regions of Mexico in colorful festive dress ensembles, as well as food and craft booths and events for the kids, too. Fiesta Gardens, 1901 Bergman Drive.

Keeping Kids Safe Project- 10 – 4  pm. FREE Digital fingerprint and photo program for all of the children that attend! Parents please bring your children of all ages to one of the top child safety programs in the country! There is no age limit. FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs. S.I.P. Kids will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home directly with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. FREE! Howdy Honda, 5519 E. Ben White Blvd.

Cuentos – 10 am. This fall, Austin Public Library’s Cepeda Branch is teaming up with Texas-based grocery store, H-E-B, to offer Cuentos, a dual-language (Spanish and English) storytime series for children and their families. Each child will receive a free book while supplies last. FREE!  H-E-B, 2701 E 7th St., near Pleasant Valley Road.

Kids Club Music Hour - 10-11 am. Weekend morning fun for young children. Sing, dance, jump, and shout with Johnny, Sharon, Nick, Amber & the Hoppettes! Shakers, streamers, scarves, rhythm sticks, bubbles, stuffed animals, and balloons. Weekly themes and a “come to life” storytime on the stage. Come early for juice, granola, coffee, muffins and more in the lobby. Cost: $3/person at the door. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street.

Monarch Appreciation Day – 10 am. – 4 pm. Family-friendly free event with admission. We depend on pollinators to produce one out of three bites of the food we consume. Over the last few years, studies show a rapid and significant decline in the number of pollinators. Come learn what you can do to provide food and habitat for these important members of our food web and ecosystem. Rain or shine. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Parking for this event is in the overflow lot located at 2236 Stratford drive.

Second Saturdays are for Families: No-Rules Cardoard – 11 am – 3 pm. Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Enjoy family-friendly performances, meet local artists, and make art to take home. Recommended for ages 2–11.No-Rules Cardboard: It’s experimentation time! There are no rules to follow at this unique workshop. Make wearable art, small-scale sculptures, or even a fort out of a few basic materials. Cost: $10 per family, $5 per member family. The Contemporary Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th Street.

Riding Unicorns Into Storytime – 11:30 am. “A long time ago, when the earth was green, there were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen,” like UNICORNS! (or so claimed Mr. Shel Silverstein.) Today we will be reading Uni the Unicorn and other tales of fantastical creatures. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Whole Kids Foundation Bash – Noon – 4pm. Bring the family to #WFMBeeCave for a Whole Kids Foundation Bash. We will have tons of food samples and activities for the kids storewide. Help us raise funds to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

#SoLongSummer Teenfest – Noon. Get the squad together for a whole day of epic snapchatme moments. From jamming in front of the main stage listening to local teen bands and DJs, to participating in a film competition, or showing how on fleek your human foosball/bubble soccer/skate game is…no doubt this is gonna be the best way to say So Long, Summer. FREE! RSVP to get a free poster designed by a HOPE  Outdoor Gallery artist. Austin Rec Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Groundwork Music Orchestra Kid’s Show-  10:00- 11:30 a.m. Bring the entire family to enjoy Groundwork Music Orchestra’s music. FREE! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2 Street, Austin.

VIVA Streets – Noon to 5 pm. Enjoy a car-free East 6th Street! Bring your family, pets (leashed, please), walking shoes, bikes, frisbees, your hula hoops– whatever you need to have fun in the street! Be prepared to dance, take come gardening/composting classes, make some crafts, learn a little history from the Buffalo Soldiers, partake in some aerial performances courtesy of SkyCandy and so much more. FREE! East 6th Street.

The Flying Theater Machine - 2 pm. In “Middle School Mysteries”, crime is sweeping the classroom, and your help is needed! In these fully improvised stories, we’ll find many opportunities for the children in the audience (and sometimes their adults!) to participate and guide the story and even play on stage! $5. Hideout Theatre,617 Congress Avenue.

One Hit Wonders & Drumaggedon – 3 pm. The Austin School of Rock Presents a Tribute to One Hit Wonders and Bands with multiple Drummers (Drummageddon). What do 867-5309, Safety Dance and My Sharonna have in common? They are all One Hit Wonders! We will be performing hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond! Sure to be the most anticipated show of the season! All your guilty pleasures and more! DRUMAGGEDON (5pm) : Featuring a wide range of material from bands that had TWO drummers: Allman Bros, Grateful Dead, Doobie Bros, 38 Special and more! Also featuring songs with heavy percussion. Tickets: $10. The Parish, 214 E 6th Street.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez – 7 pm. In its capacity as an artistic ambassador for Mexico, the Folkloric Ballet of Mexico has transmitted the Mexican ‘feel’ around the world. Established over six decades ago, this Ballet has represented Mexico on the most renowned stages. It has been able to reach great audiences –both Mexican and foreign- with its wide repertoire and it has brought to them the aesthetic manifestations that are most profoundly rooted in our folklore, allowing the Ballet to sensitize those audiences emotionally and intellectually. Tickets: $29. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Make plans to play footgolf with the family this weekend. Check out Nicole’s Bucket List post for details.

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Looking for more theatre options for September? Here’s our monthly Austin Theatre Mama Roundup with both events for kids and adults.

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And don’t miss out on the 10 Best Sunday Brunch ideas for families!

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