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Explore museums, try something new, this week in Austin family events

Nicole Villalpando
The coming-of-age film “The Sandlot” was released 25 years ago, and the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating. Contributed


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.

Children’s Picnic. Local food vendors and farmers, plus make your own eco pot; enjoy storytelling, music and an imagination station. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave.

Safe Baby Academy. Learn how to care for your baby. 9 a.m. Saturday, Seton Northwest Medical Center, 1113 Research Blvd.

Car seat check. 9 a.m. Thursday, BabyEarth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd. Suite 100, Round Rock. 9 a.m. Saturday, Covert Hutto Chevrolet, 1200 U.S. 79, Hutto.

A Walk on Water. Surf therapy for kids with special needs comes to NLand Surf Park. $5 10 a.m. Sunday. 4836 E. Texas 71.


Totally Cool Totally Art Teen Art Exhibition. Friday-April 26. Free. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.

Bullock Museum.Little Texans: Cowboys and Cowgirls.For ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Contemporary Austin. Teen Event: Destination Laguna. Explore the museum after hours with snacks and activities for teens. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free for teens 13-18.Saturdays are for Families: Ships Ahoy.Enjoy a nautical-themed art-making day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

Science Mill. The Science of Sports. Test your balance, see how hard you can hit and more. 10 a.m. Saturday. Homeschool Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Sábados en Familia. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free arts and wellness programs for the whole family, plus free lunch. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. 600 River St.

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.Silly Sparkles Super Silly Show. $10:30 a.m. Thursday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden Family Day. Learn different forms of exercise as a family, plus make art. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Free with admission. Nature Play Hour. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Free with admission to the gardens. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Williamson Museum. Hands-on History. Learn about the founding of Williamson County as the county celebrates 170 years, plus make a craft of the county namesake. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Williamson Museum, 716 Austin Ave., Georgetown.


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

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.

Austin Playhouse presents “The Smartest Girl in the World.” Two kids dream of helping their family by going on a game show. For grades second through sixth. Pick your price.2 p.m. Saturday. Austin Playhouse at ACC’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance.


Alamo Drafthouse. “The Sandlot” Movie Party. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this movie. 1 p.m. Sunday Lakeline and Slaughter Lane, and 7:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane. “PBS Kids: Explore the Outdoors.” 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline.


BookPeople events:Emma Berquist reads “Devils Unto Dust.” 6 p.m. Saturday.10:30 a.m. storytimes:We Love Libraries, Tuesday. Ms. Staci, Wednesday. Yoga, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Events:11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations:“Pig the Star,” Saturday.

At the library

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Mondays, Dove Springs Recreation Center. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Tabletop Tuesday. Play games every Tuesday. 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Central Library.

Art Smart: Celebrating Asian Dragons. 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. April 4, North Village Branch. Bow Wow Reading with George. 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Music and Movement. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

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

Express Yourself with Social Media. 1 p.m. Saturdays, Ruiz Branch.

Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

“Anansi and the Golden Box of Stories.” 3:30 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

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

NBTween Book Club. “The Tale of Despereaux.” 4 p.m. Thursday, Cepeda Branch.

Tech Thursday. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch.

Teen Book Club: “Popular.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. “Revolver.” 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Night Builders: Family Lego Lab. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hampton Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee “Moana.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch. “Hop.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Doodling for Families. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Perler Bead Saturday. Noon Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Sign Me Up! Sign-Making Party for teens. 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.