- Nicole Villalpando American-Statesman Staff
Valentine’s Day events
Valentine’s Day Card Making. Make cards for children in local hospitals. 5 p.m. Wednesday. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road. austintexas.gov
Valentine’s Day Dance. Food, drinks, music and more for ages 5-12. $1. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. austintexas.gov
Valentine’s Show with Silly Sparkles. 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Hands on History. Make Valentine’s Day cards like the 1920s. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. The Williamson Museum. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
Safe Baby Academy. Learn baby safety with Austin-Travis County EMS. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. David’s Medical Center Round Rock, 2400 Round Rock Ave. 9 a.m. Saturday, Seton Northwest Medical Center, 11113 Research Blvd. austintexas.gov
Car seat check. Austin-Travis County EMS checks for safety. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. austintexas.gov
Kite Making Workshop. Get ready for Kite Fest, which is March 4. Free. 1 p.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. austintexas.gov
“Dark Girls.” Documentary screens as part of That’s My Face Film Series for young adults. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. carver-museum.org
Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” 10 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17-18, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
Faerie tea parties. Dress for the fairies and drink tea, eat mini cakes and go explore the fairy lands. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Register online at austintexas.gov/parksonline.
Wildflower Center: Austin Cave Fest. Celebrate caves and tour two of them. Children must have an adult. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Funday. Create pop-up books. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org
Toybrary. Imaginary Winter Play in Nature: 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Magic & Balloons with Milly McSilly: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Daddy and Me Playdate: Make valentines for Mommy. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $15. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Thinkery. Art Start: Super Sculptors! 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays (1-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays (2-year-olds), through Feb. 21. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Exploring Seasons: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds) Fridays, through Feb. 23. $20 a class, $140 for the series. B aby Bloomers: All about Senses. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For birth to age 3. Suminagashi Fabrics: Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. E-Wearables: Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Hill Country Science Mill. Colossal Robotic Hand Grand Opening. See the new exhibit of the 30-foot hand kids can operate. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
“The Wazir of Oz.” A Bollywood-style version with music by the Sacred Cowgirls. $12-$8. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
“The Adventures of Enoughie (Las Aventuras de Enoughie).” This bilingual puppet show features lessons about kindness and is a collaboration between Zach Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre and the Kindness Campaign. 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Feb. 25. Austin Pride Family Performance Saturday. $14-$16. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org
Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Cool Kids “Stories from Around the World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
BookPeople events: Laura Creedle reads “The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily,” 2 p.m. Sunday. “Fancy” Tea Party with Robin Preiss Glasser (“Fancy Nancy”), 4 p.m. Thursday. 10:30 a.m. s tory times: Story time with Yolanda King, Tuesday. Story time with Kat Kronenberg, Wednesday. Story time with Ben Clanton, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations:“Click, Clack, Moo. I Love You!”
At the library
Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
“Anasasi and the Golden Box of Stories.” Ages 5 and older. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch.
Express Yourself Through Media and Technology. Ages 8 and older. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. St. John’s Branch.
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village Branch. Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Dove Springs Recreation Center. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Tabletop Tuesday. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.
Ukulele Club. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manchaca Road Branch.
“Minecraft” Club. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.
Teen Book Club. “Goodbye Days.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. “Allegedly.” 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.
Teen Manga Book Club. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Night Builders: Family Lego Lab. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hampton Branch.
Friday Movie Matinee: “Beauty and the Beast.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.
Black History Month Film Series: “Red Tails.” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.