What’s Up? Weekly: Austin Events Happening November 4 through 8, 2019

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

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Monday

Baby Storytime
Monday, November 4 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for babies ages 0-12 months old, including songs, stories, and social time. Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Monday, November 4 | from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for kids ages 1-3 years, including songs and stories, followed by play time. Mondays at 11:15 a.m and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Mix 94.7 DJs at What-A-Burger
Monday, November 4 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | What-A-Burger, 3400 West Slaughter Lane

Stop by to hear your favorite radio station DJs from Mix 94.7 and help support the Dell Children’s Medical Center! During the fundraiser (November 4 through December 9), customers who donate $1 or more to the Dell Children’s Medical Center will receive a coupon as a “thank you” from Whataburger. The coupon will be good for a free Whataburger with purchase of a medium fry and 32-ounce drink.

Tuesday

Spanish Circle Time
Tuesday, November 5 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

Kids ages 0-3 learn basic concepts and Spanish vocabulary through songs and play, followed by social play time. Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Cow-o-ween
Tuesday, November 5 | from 5 to 7 p.m. | Chick-Fil-A, 5033-D US 290 West

Due to inclement weather, COW-O-WEEN has been rescheduled. Join for crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, and more! Costumes are encouraged!

Line Dancing Class (Lockhart)
Tuesday, November 5 | from 7 to 8 p.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road, Lockhart

Don’t miss the music and fun in this family-friendly dance class! All ages and abilities welcome. Join at Lockhart State Park for a lesson in country-style line dancing! Class is suitable for beginners and all ages. Prepare: Wear your dancing shoes and bring water. No registration required. Meet: Class will be held inside the park Recreation Hall. Fees: Class is free with paid entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under. If office is closed when you arrive, please use the self-pay station to check in.

Wednesday

Dirt Divas After School Club
Wednesday, November 6 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Camacho Activity Center, 35 Robert T Martinez Jr. Street
Dirt Divas is every Wednesday from 4-6pm at Camacho activity center. Ages 3rd- 5th grade. Dirt Divas is an outdoor recreation and environmental education program for young girl participants that emphasizes women’s leadership roles in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. Throughout the year, the DD program will introduce the participants to a variety of outdoor activities based around a central theme for each session. The program will promote sustainable practices through low-to-no environmental impact activities. Activities will range from nature-based arts and crafts, to kayaking, archery, service learning, snorkeling, outdoor cooking, and more. All activities will be lead entirely by women staff and each session will have at least one special woman guest leader from the community. All activities are designed to foster a safe space and promote inclusiveness.

Steam Studio
Wednesday, November 6 | from 6 to 7 p.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects with a creative twist for kids ages 4-12 years. Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Thursday

Toddler Storytime
Thursday, November 7 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for kids ages 1-3 years, including songs and stories, followed by play time. Mondays at 11:15 a.m and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth Arts Initiative
Thursday, November 7 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area’s Home Club on the Sheth Family Campus, 6648 Ed Bluestein Boulevard
Calling all art enthusiasts! Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is hosting a FREE culminating art exhibit showcasing the original digital artwork of more than 50 Club youth. The event will feature the collaborative work of Club youth and professional artists for a special exhibit on this semester’s theme of “identity” and what it means to them. Original student artwork will be available for purchase during the event, which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth Arts Initiative. Sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, the Youth Arts Initiative is a premier arts program that exists to bolster students’ self-expression and creativity and is available in select Boys & Girls Clubs in Austin and across the nation.

Waterloo Greenway’s Creek Show
Thursday, November 7 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Downtown Austin, Between 9th and 12th Streets
Austin’s signature fall event is back! Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s 6th Annual Creek Show takes place November 7 through November 17 and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. On display between 9th and 12th streets, you don’t want to miss this free event featuring light-based art that attracted more than 50,000 visitors last year!This year’s installations include Aurora by 1909B, Downstream Upcycle by Design Workshop, The Ghost Boat by Nelsen Partners, Light House by Norma Sunny, m e a n d e r  by frankev, and String Theory by Boka Powell. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances each night, family activities, and photo opps! To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/2Mn0b6Q.

Neighborhood Science: Clash of the Myrmidons
Thursday, November 7 | from 7 to 8 p.m. | Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 South Fifth Street
The Amazon rainforest is home to two unexpected titans. Leafcutter ants are peaceful, sedentary farmers responsible for processing huge volumes of tropical vegetation. They use their foraging material to cultivate obligate, fungal nurseries that cradle precious brood deep within their subterranean fortresses. Few organisms are courageous or capable enough to threaten mature leafcutter colonies, but the tank army ant is one of them. Tank army ants are nomadic, subterranean ant-killing machines. Their colonies can reach as many as several million and their hunger for leafcutters is insatiable. Join Tristan Kubik for a night of bravery, sacrifice, and storytelling about this riveting rivalry.

Friday

Is it Sensory or is it behavior? Free Workshop
Friday, November 8 | from 12 to 1:30 p.m. | Easterseals of Central Texas, 8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 120

Join Easterseals and Behavioral Perspective, Inc. for a FREE sensory-processing workshop! Presented by Pallavi Chandra, M.S., OTR/L, BCBA, LBA and Katherine Paxton, B.A., COTA/L. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.com, Search “Is it Sensory or Behavior.” Free childcare and refreshments provided.

Waterloo Greenway’s Creek Show
Friday, November 8 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Downtown Austin, Between 9th and 12th Streets
Austin’s signature fall event is back! Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s 6th Annual Creek Show takes place November 7 through November 17 and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. On display between 9th and 12th streets, you don’t want to miss this free event featuring light-based art that attracted more than 50,000 visitors last year!This year’s installations include Aurora by 1909B, Downstream Upcycle by Design Workshop, The Ghost Boat by Nelsen Partners, Light House by Norma Sunny, m e a n d e r  by frankev, and String Theory by Boka Powell. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances each night, family activities, and photo opps! To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/2Mn0b6Q.

The Lion King (2019) Free Outdoor Screening with Spirit 105.9
Friday, November 8 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema and Ampitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road

Mobile Loaves & Fishes Spirit 105.9 invite you to a free movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

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

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