What’s Up? Weekly: October 28 through November 1, 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!

Have an event to add to the calendar? Submit it here.

Monday

Baby Storytime
Monday, October 28 | 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 28 | 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.

Craft Night: Halloween Lanterns
Monday, October 28 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster Drive

Get spooky at the library and make paper Halloween lanterns using the Cricut Maker! All supplies provided, and light refreshments will be available.

Tuesday

Spanish Circle Time
Tuesday, October 29 | 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.

Pflugerville Pfarmer’s Market
Tuesday, October 29 | from 3 to 7 p.m. | The Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville

The Pflugerville Pfarmers Market brings together the pfinest of local vendors and small businesses for an experience you won’t pforget. What can you expect? Think local produce, eggs, meat, drinks, condiments, bath & beauty products, children’s books, handmade crafts and so much more. Head over to the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park every Tuesday this October and join in on the pfun!

Wednesday

Dirt Divas After School Club
Wednesday, October 30 | 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.

Halloween Party at Martial Athletes
Wednesday, October 30 | from 4 to 6:30 p.m. | Martial Athletes, 600 South Bell Boulevard Suite #7, Cedar Park
Booooo!  Join for fun at Martial Athletes!  They will have candy and games sure to entertain children and adults! Costumes welcome and bring your friends too!

Giant Candyland
Wednesday, October 30 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | St. John Branch Library, 7500 Blessing Avenue

Race your friends and family to the Candy Castle in our life-sized game of Candyland! Join St. John Branch for a fall festival of face-painting, fun, spooky stories, and a treat-themed craft.  Family-friendly costumes are encouraged.

Steam Studio
Wednesday, October 30 | 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, October 31 | 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.

Halloween Party at Martial Athletes
Thursday, October 31 | from 4 to 6:30 p.m. | Martial Athletes, 600 South Bell Boulevard Suite #7, Cedar Park
Booooo!  Join for fun at Martial Athletes!  They will have candy and games sure to entertain children and adults! Costumes welcome and bring your friends too!

Fall Fun Fest
Thursday, October 31 | from 5:30 to 8 p.m. | New Hope FBC, 200 West New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
This isn’t a small-time carnival — we’re talking big rides, rock walls, quad-jumps, fun inflatables, petting zoo, games, hot dogs and drinks, and of course, CANDY! And it’s all FREE! Something for all ages — mark your calendars to join the fun! Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to Reveal Resource Center, a non-profit organization who feeds about 400 families in our community each week.

Fall Fest
Thursday, October 31 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Texas Oak Baptist Church, 9910 Bilbrook Place
Join at the first DINOSAUR FALL FEST!  Enjoy the DINO Hayride, fun games, a cake walk, or Dig for Dino’s!  Snacks provided and Costume are welcome!  Fun for the Whole Family!  ALL are welcome to this SAFE, FUN, FREE Community Event!

Friday

Southwestern University Musicale
Friday, November 1 | from 3 to 4 p.m. | Southwestern University’s Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Caldwell-Carvery Foyer, East Rutersville Road, Georgetown

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is pleased to present a Musicale consisting of student solo and ensemble works. Free and open to the public. No ticket reservation needed.

Dia de Los Muertos at El Chilito
Friday, November 1 | from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | El Chilito, 1623 East 7th Street

Join at El Chilito for a FREE, fun filled Dia de los Muertos Festival. Complete with contests, arts and crafts, prizes and plenty of delicious food, this is an event you do not want to miss. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy or come solo to make new friends as you celebrate the cultural holiday.

The Lion King (2019) Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, November 1 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema and Ampitheater, 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. 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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