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Beautiful weekend ahead for Austin families – check out these events, April 21-23
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Thinkery.Tinkering Tots: Mini Music Makers! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through May 26. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org
“JJ’s Arcade.” Zach Theater and Teatro Vivo present this play about a boy who builds an arcade out of leftover cardboard. For ages 7 and up. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays except April 30, through May 7. 2 p.m. Saturday sign-language-interpreted and sensory-friendly performance. $13-$15. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org
Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: Earth Day.Learn more about ecology. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday.Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.txmost.org
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Kids Kraft Eco Arts. 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
Thinkery.Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the the sky. 9 a.m. aturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5.Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Thinkery. Seed Surprises. Ages 4 and up. Make your own seed-spreading devices. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Biomes in a Bottle. Ages 8 and up. Engineer a seed. 3:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.
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