What’s Up? Weekly: October 9-13, 2017

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.

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Family Fun Day in the Pumpkin Patch (Georgetown) – Monday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come enjoy a Family Fun Day in the Pumpkin Patch on Columbus Day! There will be hayrides, horseback rides, archery, gaga ball, facepainting, pumpkin painting, storytimes, and more. Bring a picnic to eat at the covered pavilion or purchase food or snacks from the Texas Dog House food truck, and if you wish, you can purchase a pumpkin from the patch provided by the Navajo Nation. FREE! San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, 5404 Williams Dr, Georgetown.

Firefighter Preschool Story Time – Monday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. Meet real firefighters and tour a fire truck from Lake Travis Fire Rescue! FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin.

Music & Movement – Monday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments! Program length can vary. Focuses on the Sing and Play recommendations for early literacy which helps develops gross motor skills, listening skills, and social skills, while introducing new vocabulary. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE! APL – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Bow Wow Readers (Cedar Park) – Monday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-3 are invited to read to a certified Bow Wow Reading Dog. Practice your reading skills with Tex and read to him for 10-15 minutes. Registration starts at 3:30 on the day of the program. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Monday Night Jazz – Monday, October 9 from 7-9:00 p.m. Enjoy Jazz on the porch! Marco Antonio Santos (guitar), Don Gozzard (Drums), and Will Baroni (Upright Bass) are part of Project_Trio. All members are current students at the UT Jazz Program. The trio presents original music and rearrangements of Jazz standards in a contemporary vision. Improvisation, grooves, interaction, jazz, rock, Samba, guitar effects and a lot of energy: all are part of Project_Trio. FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

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About the Author

Jaelyn Penner

Jaelyn was born and raised in Kansas, but she got to Texas as soon as she could! After a few years of youthful fun in Dallas, Jaelyn decided to make her passion her career and headed to west Texas to make it happen. There, she honed her musical chops while studying Commercial Music, and then headed straight for Austin to help keep it weird. Once here, she unexpectedly found her soul mate, and loves that her husband and two boys are now her biggest fans! Besides being a musician, Jaelyn also works as a corporate event planner, is a self-proclaimed “celebratory expert” and a long-time foodie. She doesn’t feel complete unless she is keeping up with all the cool stuff Austin has to offer.