What’s Up? Weekly: Austin Events Happening February 24 Through 28, 2020

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Looking for things to do in Austin this week? What’s Up Weekly highlights some exciting Austin events featured on our Free Fun Calendar.

Monday

Bluegrass Night at RADIO
Monday, February 24 | From 8 to 11 p.m. | Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchacha Road
Head to Radio Coffee and Bar for their weekly bluegrass music night! Music starts at 8 p.m., bring a lawn chair. Event is dog and kid friendly!



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Pajama Storytime
Monday, February 24 | At 6:30 p.m. | Austin Public Library, Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Drive
Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Storytime is designed for children 5 years old and younger.

Tuesday

Music & Movement
Tuesday, February 25 | From 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Austin Public Library, Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 West Rundberg Lane
Move and groove in this language class! Designed for children ages 3 to 5, they can sing, dance, and play games to learn Spanish.

Early Literacy Playgroup
Tuesday, February 25 | From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Austin Public Library, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
This come-and-go program is designed to give caregivers and their children time to explore together! Recommended for ages 5 and under, this class is a great way to help develop and reinforce early literacy skills. Toys, board books, and crafts are provided.

Free Play Date for 0 to 6 Months Old
Tuesday, February 25 | From 1 to 3 p.m. | Toybrary, 2001 Justin Lane
Designed for caregivers with babies 0 to 6 months old, adults can hang out and have coffee with other new parents.

Wednesday

Donation Based Storytime Yoga
Wednesday, February 26 | From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Little Yoga House, 2700 West Anderson Lane
Bring your kiddos of all ages and watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses. If you’ve never visited Little Yoga House before, this is a great way to an idea of what kids yoga is!

Ladybug Music Free Demo Class
Wednesday, February 26 | From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | The Dance Lofts at Movin’ Easy Dancewear
This fun dance class features music of the award-winning program, Ladybug Music. This class is the perfect way to sing, dance, and have fun while your child works on developmental skills. Designed for children up to 4 years old.

All Ages Storytime
Wednesday, February 26 | From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Austin Public Library, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
Storytime for kids 5 and under with their parents! This program features stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.

Thursday

Buffalo Soldiers
Thursday, February 27 | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Austin Public Library – Cepeda Branch, 651 North Pleasant Valley Road
Following the United States Civil War, regiments of African-American men known as ‘buffalo soldiers’ served on the western frontier. This group protected settlers, captured horse and cattle thieves, built roads, and protected the U.S. mail. Join the Cepeda Branch of the Austin Public Library as the Texas Buffalo Soldiers are brought to life with stories, costumes, and tools!

Crafternoon
Thursday, February 27 | At 3:30 p.m. | Austin Public Library, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
Craft with the entire family at the library! They provide you with supplies for making paper crafts, easy sewing, and more. They provide the supplies; you provide the creativity.

Books and Babies
Thursday, February 27 | At 10:30 a.m. | Austin Public Library, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
A lapsit storytime program designed for babies 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Listen along to short stories interspersed with sons, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Friday

Movie Matinee
Friday, February 28 | At 3:30 p.m. | Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Boulevard
All ages are welcome to this special screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold. All ages are welcome, snacks will be provided!

Play Group for All Abilities
Friday, February 28 | From 9:30 to 11 a.m. | Easter Seals Central Texas, 8505 Cross Park Drive
Play and learn while getting to know other parents and caregivers at this play group!

Bump Club and Beyond Playdate
Friday, February 28 | From 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. | My Gym Austin, 5307 West Highway 290
Join My Gym Austin at their amazing indoor playground designed for children to explore, climb, roll, swing, and play! With weekly equipment arrangements, your child’s developing motor skills will always be challenged.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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Maggie Pace
A born and raised Midwesterner, Maggie made the move to Austin after falling in love with the natural parks, trails, friendly people and, of course, tacos. Maggie specializes in events and marketing, while having a strong passion for writing. Offline and off paper, beer drinking, soccer, and her dog, are her top priorities.
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