What’s Up? Weekly: October 21 through 25, 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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Happening All Week

Harvest of Fall Fun! (Marble Falls)
Monday through Friday (closed on Wednesday), October 21 through 25 | from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls 
Parking is FREE. The pumpkins and gourds are individually priced. Admission is FREE, but each activity has a fee. Activities include a hayride, corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, a train, and flower picking, and pumpkin painting just to name a few (seriously, there are a TON of activities for an additional fee). Visit the Sweet Berry Farm website for pricing. Payment by cash or check only. (Check the website for exact directions as GPS isn’t always accurate for this location.)


Baby Storytime
Monday, October 21 | 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 10:30am.

Toddler Storytime
Monday, October 21 | 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.

Yoga For Beginners
Monday, October 21 | from 6:30 to 8 p.m. | Carver Branch Austin Public Library
, 1161 Angelina Street
In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Yoga can relieve chronic ailments, relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension, and strengthens the spine. Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily.


Spanish Circle Time
Tuesday, October 22 | 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.

Bats: Facts, Fiction, and More
Tuesday, October 22 | from 2 to 2:30 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 West Pfluger Street, Pflugerville

Rob Tyler received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Texas State University in December of 2018.  He will share his findings during his participation  in different studies including bat management projects in Tennessee and frog and bat research in Ecuador.  He is currently working for Texas State University with a project focused on bat conservation at wind farms and plans to continue researching the flying mammals throughout graduate school in the future. This presentation is for ages 5 to 12. Free.  First come, first served.


The Freshman Tour Pop Up & Concert
Wednesday, October 23 | from 2 to 9 p.m. | The University of Texas at Austin Campus
The #FreshmanTour is taking over University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 23rd with a one-day concert & pop up shop! POP UP SHOP: 2 to 7 p.m. Free entry! Free food! Free Swag bags to the first 500 people & all VIP ticket holders! Dope activation’s from: Cup Noodles, Doordash, Visible, StudentUniverse, Getaround, Fuse, and more. Come win: a spring break vacay, doordash everyday for a semester, and an iPhone. Concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Presented by: Visible & Fuse TV. Free Entry! Free food! Free Swag bags to all guests!

Dirt Divas After School Club
Wednesday, October 23 | 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, October 23 | 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.


Toddler Storytime
Thursday, October 24 | 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.

Georgetown Halloween Festival (Georgetown)
Thursday, October 24 | from 5 to 7:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park, 445 East Morrow Street, Georgetown
The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the 25th Annual Halloween Festival. This fun-filled family event will definitely get you into the spirit of Halloween, so get dressed up and come on out! Trick or treat village and the costume contest are FREE, while the pumpkin painting, and carnival games have a small cost (cash only – bring quarters and small bills).


Story Time in the Pumpkin Patch (Bertram)
Friday, October 25 | at 10 a.m. | Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch, 4625 East State Highway 29, Bertram
Come join us Friday mornings for story time in the Pumpkin Patch! Free Admission! Free Craft!

Friday, October 25 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Avenue
Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls welcome at the annual FREE family-friendly Halloween celebration. Join the Bullock Museum in partnership with Girlstart for spooky hands-on STEM fun for the whole family. Plus, explore the Museum’s exhibits after hours at this FREE event. Be one of the first 100 kids in the door at Spooktacular and get a FREE spooky tote bag that’s great for trick-or-treating!

Taco Walk to Rock the Park
Friday, October 25 | from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Bartholomew Park, 5201 Berkman Drive
Join Smart Trips Austin as we meet our neighbors over tunes and tacos while exploring new walking routes! We will walk from Bartholomew park to KUTX’s rock the park concert at Mueller lake park. Free tacos for all participants!

Spooky Pflix Night
Friday, October 25 | from 5:30 to 10 p.m. | Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville
Join pfellow Halloween movie pfans at the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park for a night of spooky movies! Hotel Transylvania will be played first, followed by a showing of Hocus Pocus. Dressing up is encouraged! There will be food vendors, including Taco Queen, and the event is BYOB. You can also bring your own snacks, as well as blankets and chairs for the viewing. Admission is pfree, so head over to the Green Red Barn for a night of pfestive pfun!

TLE Buda Trunk or Treat (Buda)
Friday,October 25 | from 6:30 to 8 p.m. | The Learning Experience, 825 Main Street, Buda
Join for a safe family Trunk or Treat at The Learning Experience Buda’s parking lot on Friday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.! Staff will have decorated trunks and candy for family and friends of the community!. Please RSVP by calling (512) 523-8831 or emailing: [email protected]

Hocus Pocus at Community First Village Community Cinema
Friday, October 25|from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.|Community First Village Community Cinema, 9301 Hog Eye Road
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Come 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 and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Movies Under the Stars: Casper
Friday, October 25 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.| Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street
Free outdoor screening of CASPER at Metz Recreation Center. Bring your chairs, blankets & snacks for a FREE movie under the stars. Free popcorn and drink at each showing. One per person.

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

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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