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Egg hunt on South Congress, learn Texas History and more April 7-13

Nicole Villalpando
Sloan Meris, 15 months old, center, pushes the bunny hand away as his father, Lyndon Meris, tries to reassure him it's all OK during a visit with the Easter Bunny at Barton Creek Square. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016]


Easter Bunny. His trail passes through a mall near you, where you can take your picture with him. Daily through April 20 at Barton Creek Square, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Round Rock Premium Outlets. A Caring Bunny, for kids with sensory differences, arrives 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Barton Creek Square and 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Lakeline Mall.

Easter Bunny. Meet the Easter Bunny and get photos taken. Hill Country Galleria between Panera Bread and Learning Express Toys. 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Fling. Meet the Easter Bunny and go on an egg hunt. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Drive; Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Runberg Lane; Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th St.; and Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road.

South Congress East Egg Hunt. Stop by stores, do little tricks with your kids and earn your Easter egg. There are grand prizes at the end for all kids. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Pick up your map at Little Limbo, 1700 S. Congress Ave. $5. Find tickets on EventBrite.


Parents' Night Out. The kids swim and play while the parents really play. 6:30 p.m. Friday. $50. Tom's Dive and Swim, 5909 Burnet Road.

Monster Jam. Watch the big trucks roll through the Erwin Center. $20-$40. 7 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. April 14. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St.

Groundbreaking Celebration at Camp Moody. The YMCA camp-in-progress will celebrate this next phase with hiking, slingshots, archery, crafts and more. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free. Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda.

Camp Moody


Disney Junior Music Play Day. Activities, music, a photo booth and a dance party will happen by the Disney Store.10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Lakeline Mall hosts one.


Ney Day. Celebrate women in the arts, sciences and civic culture at this annual event. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Family Bird Walk. Discover birds around us. 7:30 a.m. Sunday. $12-$6. Poetry & Prose From Your Eyes, Ears & Nose! Creative writing class for kids in third through fifth grades. 10 a.m. Sunday. $10. Sprouts preschool program 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Wide Open Spaces. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. "Little Texans: Create." 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Science Mill. Be an Environmental Scientist Homeschool Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Contemporary Austin. Second Saturday for Families: Food Art. Be inspired by the new Abraham Cruzvillegas exhibit and make edible art. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

Thinkery.Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 talk about animals in April. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Mondays. $5. Art Start. 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday through May 15. $18. Tinkering Tots. 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Friday through May 17. $18. Think Lab: Green Thumb Growing. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.  $8. Tinkering Take Homes: Wood Burning Art. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. STEAM on the Spot: UT Seek. 10 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Gardening Classes. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. $7. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $12. 2001 Justin Lane.


"Treasure Island in the Bay of Bengal." When a young girl finds a treasure map, she needs to sail the treacherous waters to recover the booty. 11 a.m. Sunday and Saturday. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" For children 6 and younger. Bear wakes up and experiences the seasons. 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. Zach Theatre Whisenhunt Studio. 1510 Toomey Road.

"Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' the Musical." The book about a little girl standing up against her parents and headmaster. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Through May 12. $93-$30. Zach Theatre's Topfer, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.


Alamo Drafthouse. "Shazam!" Cereal Party. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline.


BookPeople. Events:Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu read "The Red Scrolls of Magic." 7 p.m. Tuesday at Central Presbyterian Church. 10:30 a.m. storytimes. Love Your Libraries, Tuesday; Miss Stacy story time, Wednesday and Pets are the Best, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday storytimes:"Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure." Saturday.


Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Mondays, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m.

Cultural Fun for Families. 2 p.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.

Art Smart Storytime: Rain. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 11 a.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Milwood Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John Branch.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek.

Lego Lab. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 5 p.m. Monday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Milwood Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 

Literature Live Presents: "Tiger Woman." 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.

College Planning Workshop: Scholarships and Financial Aid. 10 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch. Studying film, music and more. 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch. 

Family Scrabble Night. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch.

Neighborhood Science. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch.

Just for Teens: Escape Room Design Club. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library.

STEM Builder Lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.

Louis Sachar celebrates National Library Week. 2 p.m. Friday, Central Library.

Zine Power Workshop: Make your own tiny book. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

NBTween Book Club: "CatStronauts." 4 p.m. Friday, Windsor Park Branch. Graphic Novel Book Club: "One Trick Pony." 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. "Veda." 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 

BluePrint for Teens: 3D Printing & Design. 6 p.m. Friday, Central Library.

All Abilities Rock. 1 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Unicorn University Heat Press Vinyl. Noon Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Reuse Series: Hedgehog Book Folding. 3 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Saturday Cinema. "Small Foot." 2 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch.