Weekday Events: August 5-9, 2013

Arts and Crafts at IKEA- Monday, August 5, happening all day. FREE arts and crafts activities in the restaurant with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Activities are geared toward boys and girls aged 4-10. IKEA, 1 IKEA Way, Round Rock.

Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure- Monday, August 5 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.

Baby Play Group – Monday, August 5 from 3:30-4:30pm. FREE! We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive social free-play time. This is a group is perfect for little ones under 2. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Lucas Miller Concert- Monday, August 5, 3:30 and 7pm. The two concerts conclude the Summer Reading Program at the Round Rock Public Library. Elementary age children will enjoy Lucas Miller, author and singing zoologist, as he blends music, puppetry, projected images, and “zoological, stand up comedy” to teach about monarch butterflies, wetlands, animal defenses, endangered species, symbiosis, and other nature-related topics. FREE!! As with all of our special performances, we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the program for best chance of admittance. The room capacity is limited and programs may fill up. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Alamo Kids Camp – Monday through Friday. Kids and their parents can watch movies on the big screen for FREE at the following theaters: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.; Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson Ln. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please check the site for show times as they do tend to change.

Fantastic Magic Camp- Monday, August 5, Tuesday, August 6, Wednesday, August 7, Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 at 1pm.The Fantastic Magic Camp’s  “Camp Shows” will be open to the public this summer at Highland Mall. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.

Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.

Bats in the Belfry Storytime- Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30am. We do live in the city, but in Texas the countryside is never too far away!  One of the best things to do in Austin is to watch the bats fly out from underneath the Congress Bridge at dusk.  Today’s storytime is all about our favorite little, squeaky mascot– the BAT!  We’ll read Bats at the Ballgame and we’ll do some batty crafts too!  FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Craft: I Can Do It Prints- Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30and 11:30am. Try a new activity today. Etch your design on foam shapes, roll on the paint then start printing. It is fun to explore the possibilities and to learn a new technique. Mom will love hanging this new masterpiece on the fridge! Recommended for: Ages 4 yrs +. Cost: $5. Pre-Registration is required, in-store, online, or via telephone: (512) 388-5048 or www.kstoy.com. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, Round Rock.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, August 6.  Doors open at 9am and the show starts at 9:30am. 50 cents admission, 12oz kids’ drink and popcorn for $3.50 with coupon. This week’s film is Rango. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Austin Humane Society’s Summer Storytime Series- Tuesday, August 6 from 2-3pm. Bring your children to enjoy a story time full of animals in the afternoon during our Summer Story Time Series! FREE!! Austin Humane Society, 124 West Anderson Lane.

Regal Summer Movie Express – Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7 at 10am.  Cost: $1. This week’s films are African Cats and Chimpanzee. Locations:  Regal Westgate Stadium 11 (4577 S Lamar Blvd) , Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills (9828 Great Hills Trail) and the Lakeline Mall Cinema 9 (11200 Lakeline Mall Blvd).

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Chimpanzee – Tuesday, August 6, Wednesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 9 at 10am. Cost: $1 per show, and 10 films for $5. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 and Cinemark Movie 8, 2132 N. Mays, Round Rock; Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd.; Cinemark Cedar Park, 1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park.

Music with Mar- Wednesday, August 7 from 9:00am- 10:00am. 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, so no advance sign-up needed. The class costs $7, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. BabyEarth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Celebrate Sandra Boynton Storytime- Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30am. Today’s storytime will feature all things Sandra Boynton! Join us for some stories all about pigs and sheep and cows and jazz and hippopotami. And while Ms. Boynton will not be here in person, she will be in spirit when we do some cool Boynton inspired activities as well.  FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.Advertisement
Whole Foods Arbor Trails Kids Club Storytime and Craft- Wednesday, August 7 at 9:00am. FREE! Join us for story time and crafts with Adrianna. Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B, Ste 800.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, August 7 at 11:00am. All ages. FREE!! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; 10000 Research Blvd #158; Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183; Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300.

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, August 7 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program- Thursday, August 8 at 3:30pm. Crafts, games, touch tanks and prizes. FREE!! Fish Gallery, 6500 N. Lamar Blvd.

Blues on the Green (White Denim with My Jerusalem and The Preservation)- Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30pm. Every other Wednesday from May 29th to August 7th, Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets and lawn chairs, families and music lovers for what is consistently ranked as a top annual entertainment event and has become a staple of the Austin lifestyle and a very casual and comfortable experience. FREE!! Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 8 at 8pm. FREE!! Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks 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. This week, Lincoln Durham will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Little Shop of Horrors – Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, or low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy while watching the Zilker Summer Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, onstage. Admission is free; bring $5 for parking in Zilker Park. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Park, 2301 Barton Springs Road.

Blanton Summer Family Programs – Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9.  FREE with museum admission (kids 12 and under are always free and Thursdays are by donation). The Museum hosts an Art Lab on Thursdays and Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm, which is intended for all ages and is an open studio which allows kids to experiment with different types of materials. On Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30am, the Museum will host Story Time Tours, which are 30 minute tours intended for kids ages 3-7. Tour tickets are available at the Visitor Services Desk, and space is limited. On Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm, kids ages 8-13 are encouraged to take Deeper Dives to explore Lifelike, the Blanton’s special exhibition of contemporary art intended to fool the eye, with a special art project (see each week’s project on the Museum’s calendar). Space is limited to 15 participants, and tickets are available from the Visitor Services Desk. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, August 9 from 10-11am. Miss Dorothy is wonderfully engaging.  Children love her funny voices, her amazing energy, and thoughtful crafts. Join us every Friday for this wonderful story time! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Summer Storytime- Friday, August 9 at 10:45am. Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Geared to the 31/2- 6 yer old pre-schooler, but some projects translate into a Mommy and Me project for those a little younger. And, of course, anyone older is welcome. Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems and coloring pages. Cost:$12 per child or 6 classes for $60. Call to register. This week’s theme is: Ocean Creatures. Join us for a crabby hand-print craft! We’ll read “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean,” and other great ocean animal books. Then we will paint seahorse pendants and beads to make an awesome summer necklace!Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Chungaboo Storytime- Friday, August 9 at 10:30am. Come listen to the creators of these wonderful children’s books, and interactive apps, read their stories and participate in an accompanying craft!

Willy Wonka J.R.- Friday, August 9 at 2pm and 7pm. Experience a world of pure imagination with Charlie, Violet, Mr. Wonka and more-this musical features favorite songs and characters in a magical romp. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

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