Let the holidays begin this week of family fun, Nov. 19-25


Let the holidays begin this week of family fun, Nov. 19-25

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“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” with Chase Brewer as Peter and Leslie Ann Leal as Lucy is a Zach Theatre through Feb. 10. Contributed by Kirk Tuck

Holiday Events

Turkey Trot and Kids K. The Kids K starts this Thanksgiving tradition. $10. 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/turkey-trot

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Buy Christmas trees beginning Friday. On the weekend, paint pine cones and roast s’mores. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Buy Christmas trees beginning Friday. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Santa on the Terrace. Come meet Santa and more. Free. 10 a.m. Friday. Long Center, Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Santa’s Arrival Holiday Celebration. See a tree lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa with fireworks. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com


Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. Nature as Our Canvas! Make art inspired by nature. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesdays through Dec. 13. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Little Thinkers Club. Amazing Animals. Do art and yoga inspired by animals. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays through Dec. 15. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Colorful Creations. Learn about rainbows. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. Monday. $20. Baby Bloomers. Learn all about shapes. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Owl Pellet Dissection. See what an owl ate by looking at its poop. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, $8. Storytelling with Ozobots. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Hill Country Science Mill. Digital Card Making and Pop-up Science Store. Visit the museum on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and make a digital holiday card. Or come outside while you look at the lights from 5 -9 p.m. to see the Pop-Up Science Store. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays.Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com


Harry Potter Fest. See all the movies through Dec. 9. Various prices. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. 12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. bluestarlitedrivein.com


Hideout Theatre Presents: “Block Heads,” improv based on Minecraft. 2 p.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

“A Christmas Carol.” 10 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $8-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org/productions

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. 1 p.m. Friday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The holiday TV special comes to the stage. Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $29-$59. 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org


BookPeople events. Dave Engledow reads “The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed.” 2 p.m. Sunday. Story times: Armstrong Community Music School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bilingual Boogie. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Story time with Seth Fishman. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 1 1 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Everything is Mama.” Saturday.

At the library

“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” For ages 5 and up. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

NaNoWriMo: Writing Workshop for Teens. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.

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