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Celebrate nature with many Austin family events, April 22-28

Nicole Villalpando
Saturday, you can take a nature challenge at Mabel Davis Park as a family. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2017


Sherwood Forest Faire. Travel back in time to merry ol’ England with this fair. 10 a.m. to dusk, Sunday and Saturday. $12-$22. 1883 Old U.S. 20, McDade.

Monster Jam. Seriously big trucks crush other trucks. 2 p.m. Sunday. $20-37. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St.

City Nature Challenge. Find things in nature and record and share what you find. April 27-30. Get help at these events: 3 p.m. Friday, JJ Seabrook Greenbelt; 9 a.m. Saturday, Mabel Davis District Park; 3 p.m. Saturday, Willowbrook Reach; 3 p.m. April 29, Gracywoods Neighborhood Park.

Game Chica Conference. For girls ages 9 to 18. Learn how to design video games with experts from Austin technology companies. $15, includes lunch. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. HomeAway at the Domain, 11800 Domain Blvd. No. 300.

Safe Baby Academy. Learn how to care for your baby. 9 a.m. Saturday, CommUnity Care Clinic, 2901 Montopolis Drive.

Fairytale Tea Party. Dress in princess attire, play games and make crafts. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane.


Totally Cool Totally Art Teen Art Exhibition. Through Thursday. Free. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.

Bullock Museum.Storytime: Nature.10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Science Mill.Earth Day Butterfly Bonanza. Learn more about butterflies. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Thinkery.Art Start: My Many Colored Days: 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays (1-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays (2-year-olds), Wednesdays through May 9. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Namaste and Play: Sense-ational: 9:45 a.m. (2-year-olds), 10:45 a.m. (3-year-olds), Fridays, through May 11. $20 a class, $140 for the series. Baby Bloomers: Spring has Sprung. Learn about light. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For birth to age 3. $5. Decoding DNA. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Seed Paper Making. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin.Gardening Class. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free with admission. Music Class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Bubblefest with Milly McSilly. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $10. Firetruck visits. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $7. Family concert and picnic. 5 p.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.


“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote.” Pancho Rabbit goes through a dangerous journey with little help from his guide. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8-$12. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. $3 adults, $1 children.

“Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars.”Mickey and friends in a star-studded extravaganza. $15-$50. 7 p.m. Wednesday-28, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 29. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 27. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive.


That’s My Face Film Series: “The Making of Claudia Rankin.” For young adults. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Free. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

BookPeople events:Stuart Gibbs and Sarah Mlynowski read “Waste of Space” and “Two Peas in a Pod.” 6 p.m. Monday. 10:30 a.m. storytimes:Preposterous Puppet Show, Tuesday. Favorite Read Aloud, Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Events:11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations:“Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?” 11 a.m.

At the library

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Dove Springs Recreation Center. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch.

Tabletop Tuesday. Play games. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.

Art Smart: Celebrating Asian Dragons. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Music and Movement. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch.

Chess Club. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Kids’ Yoga. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Yarborough Branch.

Tween Anime Club: “Sgt. Frog.” 2 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.