Fill the long President’s Day weekend with tons of family fun, Feb. 17-20

It’s going to be like a long weekend (President’s Day = Many Kids Off School), with some serious rain chances on Sunday. Here are some events to keep kids busy:

David Peña as Gerald the Elephant and Amanda Clifton as Piggie in the 2017 production of "Elephant And Piggie: We Are In A Play!" at ZachTheatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck

David Peña as Gerald the Elephant and Amanda Clifton as Piggie in the 2017 production of “Elephant And Piggie: We Are In A Play!” at ZachTheatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck

Friday

Tinkering Tots: Build the City! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-old. $20 a class.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Friday Movie Matinee “The Devil Wears Prada.” 2 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Friday-Saturday

Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch; 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Friday-Sunday

“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 30. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

“The World According to Snoopy.” See Snoopy and the Peanuts gang on the stage. $8-$18. Patti Strickel Harrison Theater, Texas State University, San Marcos. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. txstatepresents.com

02.11.12  Laura Skelding AMERICAN-STATESMAN  Aurora Lindsey, 7 and her father, Jake Lindsey made kites at the Austin Parks and Recreation annual kite workshop for kids on Saturday at Dove Springs Recreation Center. After making the kites, they headed outside into the windy weather to fly their kites. There are two remaining kite workshops before the Zilker Kite Festival. They will be on February 18th at the South Austin Recreation Center and February 25th at the Northwest Recreation Center.

Aurora Lindsey, 7 and her father, Jake Lindsey made kites at the Austin Parks and Recreation annual kite workshop. American-Statesman.

Saturday

ATX Youth Summit. Crafts, African drumming, story time and more. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

Kids Kraft Clay Creations. 9 a.m. Saturday, kindergarten through second grade; 11 a.m. Saturday third through fifth grade. $15. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

BookPeople story time.  Dream a Little Dream, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site,” Saturday.

Mommy, Daddy and Me Book Club. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Eat! A Feast in Four Courses: Entree. Noon, Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Saturday-Sunday

“Puff, the Magic Dragon.” You know the songs and the story. $12-$18. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Children’s Book Fair. Meet authors and celebrate books. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Saturday-Monday

Soap Making. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Monday. $8.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sunday

Hill Country Science Mill. Grandparents Day. Grandparents get 50 percent off. Sunday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Monday

Black History Month Kids’ Day. Women in Jazz Association presents art, filmmaking, song and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Free, but must register. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

 

Thinkery. The museum is open on Monday. No Baby Bloomers, though. Early Learner’s Workshops: Silly Science. Make materials that bubble and foam and change color. 9:45 a.m. Feb. 20 (1-year-olds); 10:45 a.m. Monday (2-year-olds); and 11:45 a.m. Monday (3-year-olds). $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Write Like An Animal Workshop for ages 5-9. 10 a.m. Feb. 20. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com