The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, January 22-24, 2010

Camp Fire Skate Night-  Come to Camp Fire USA annual skate night! Admission is only $5 and includes skate rental. Get information about Camp Fire’s programs, learn about joining a club, and meet people involved in Camp Fire. We will also have Valentine making supplies to create Valentines for Veterans. Saturday, 5:30- 7:30pm. Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive.

Flipnotics Kid’s Show- Enjoy a FREE performance by Laura Freeman and the Hey Lollies! Saturday, 10:00am. Flipnotics, 1601Barton Springs Rd.

Celebration of Austin Farmers’ Market- A historic move will be celebrated when Austin Farmers’ Market enters Republic Square Park. SFC will celebrate AFM’s new “village green” location with a party open to all. Saturday, 9:00am- 4:00pm. Republic Square Park,
4th and Guadalupe.

Mr. Johnny and Sharon Concert- Enjoy a live, interactive sound and music show. Your youngster can sing, jump, dance and play props along with the music. FREE!! Saturday, 1:00pm. Space is limited; arrive 10 minutes early. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Mid-Winter Festival- If you like great traditional music by talented local bands, this is the place to be. We’ve got a top-notch lineup of bands, many workshops and delicious food. You’ll hear a smorgasbord of music from the U.S. and around the world! Break out of the winter doldrums, hear some fantastic music and attend a broad array of workshops at no additional charge. The bands and workshop leaders are donating their time and talent to support the Austin Friends of Traditional Music. Saturday, doors open at 11:50. Admission: $15 adults, $12 AFTM members, $7 students and seniors, $5 12-18 years. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.

Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Fuzzy Felt Wallet! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Nate the Great- Nate is on the case as he helps pal Annie find her pilfered painting in this charming musical adaptation by Theatreworld USA. Follow pint-size super sleuth Nate as he solves his toughest case so far while learning the value of cooperation, teamwork and friendship. All after a scrumptious plate of pancakes, of course! Based on the books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Saturday, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Admission: Adults, $12; Children, $9.00. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Rd.Advertisement
Lowe’s Build and Grow- A FREE hands-on clinic that is for kids of all ages! This weekend’s project will be to build a Tic Tac Toe Game! Register online to reserve a spot. Saturday, 10:00- 11:00am. All participating Lowe’s locations.

BookKds Storytime- Come join us for storytime with readings from Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny from the Paramount Theatre’s Education and Outreach Department. Not only will you listen to these classic tales, you will also participate in interactive activities that will bring the books to life! Saturday, 11:30am. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny- Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations. Saturday, doors open at 1:00pm and show begins at 2:00pm. Tickets, $15.50. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue.

Family Yoga with Cindy- Enjoy a FREE (with purchase from cafe) yoga session for the entire family! Saturday, 10:00-11:00am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Ave.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Mr Leebot!! The robot (AKA Lee Davila) unique and eclectic musical tributes to Kraftwerk, Talking Heads and Devohave children of the 80’s and their children jumping on Mr. Leebot’s robo-sonic train. FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

Storytime at the Library- Enjoy a FREE storytime. Sunday, 1:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Help Austin Help Haiti Benefit Concert- Enjoy plenty of local musicians who will be performing as part of a benefit to raise money for Haiti. This is an all ages show! Tickets are $33 at the door or $28 online. Sunday, doors open at 1:00pm with the first band opening at 2:00pm. The Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces.

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Catherine Prystup founded out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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