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Nicole Villalpando
Hameed Alkini, from Iraq, holds a small American flag and his 3-year-old son Mustafa’s hand after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen at the World Refugee Day event at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016


Greater Austin Comic Con. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17. $24-$49. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

Fans from Fans concert. Family Eldercare’s fan drive is underway. Hear Staci Gray and Big Don in a kids’ music concert, while eating pancakes, seeing a fire truck and more kid fun. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. $20 suggested donation. Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside Drive.


Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Toybrary Austin music events.Music class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.


Bullock Museum.Sense-sational Thursdays, explore history with your senses at 10 a.m. on special Thursdays. Little Texans, Thursday. Make it Tuesdays, create art. World Refugee Day, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Blanton Museum. Each summer, the Blanton brings creative programs for different age groups that have you learning about art as well as making it: 3ft Deep for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Artists and Authors, for ages 5-7, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday; Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Friday; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Friday. Plus you can make art in the WorkLab, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. Each month has a theme, and every week there are special performances. In June, it’s all about what’s Under the Sea. $5. Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond

Science Mill.Cyanotype Making. Use the sun and water to dye fabric. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Entangled. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

Toybrary Austin events.Meet Abby Cadabby. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $12. Superhero Party. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10. Mermaid Party. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Father’s Day Event. Fix-it Clinic. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.


Book People events.Space Party with Astronaut Clayton Anderson. Anderson reads his “A Is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet,” 4 p.m. Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. story times every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.Heartsong Music, Tuesday; Ms.Staci, Wednesday; Father’s Day, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. This week’s theme: Father’s Day.

Animals and nature

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! The Austin Humane Society offers events throughout the summer for children. Austin Wildlife Rescue: All About Wildlife for children 8 and younger: 10 a.m. Tuesday. Outdoor Movie Night: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free, but you must register,, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Wildflower Center.Nature Nights at 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays each have a theme. This week: Fantastic Creatures & Where to Find Them. Free. You also can find hands-on programs for preschoolers through its Sprouts program, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and during the Nature Play Hour, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Zilker Botanical Garden opens its Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Reserve your spot online at and at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Animals at the Austin Public Library.Visit with a Park Ranger, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Branch; 2 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.


The Little Mermaid. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturday. $8-$12. “Too Many Stories!” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Young Shakespeare “Hamlet.” See the famous play in a replica of an Elizabethan theater. $11-18. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The Curtain Theater, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive.


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club.“Trolls,” 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Lakeline. “The Neverending Story,” 10:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Mueller. “The Lego Movie,” 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. Monday, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Slaughter Lane. Special sensory-friendly viewings:“Trolls,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lakeline. “Incredibles 2” Family Party, 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. This week: “The Iron Giant.” 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock.

Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11 and Gateway Stadium 16. This week: “Despicable Me” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Tickets are $1.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Offers $1 movies 10 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Round Rock 8. This week: “Smurfs: The Lost Village.”

At the library

Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Milwood Branch; 3 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, University Hills Branch.

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

Master Builders, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Dove Springs Recreation Center; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch; 3 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch. “Trolls,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.

You Are the Artist for ages 5-10. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch.

The Contemporary Austin Presents Art Story time. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Old Quarry Branch; 11 a.m. Thursday, Milwood Branch; 11 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Science at the Austin Public Library.Tween Steam: Stop Motion Animation. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. Wire Wearables. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University Hills; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. Rita Want Artist in Residence Series. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Central Library. LittleBits Theme Park. 4 p.m. Sunday, University Hills Branch.