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Play old-fashioned games and more Austin family events, Aug. 10-16

August 9, 2014

By Nicole Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Aug. 09--Family Field Day.

Saturday. Free to attend. Guided tours from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. are $5 a person, kids younger than 5 free. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos

Learn classic games of hoop rolling, sack racing and game of graces and then tour the oldest house in Austin.


The Zilker Summer Musical takes us north, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains for one final weekend. 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Thursday through Saturday. Free, but donations welcome. $5 parking. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2301 Barton Springs Road.

Making a Solar OvenWorkshop.

Learn to cook the green way, for ages 7 and older. 2:30 p.m. Friday. $39 each child and adult. Let's Pickle, for ages 5 and older. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $39 each child and adult. Registration is required for workshops. Baby Bloomers learns abou the letter F, 9 a.m. Monday, and the letter G, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50 per person. Thinkery, 1830 Simond

Create Your Own: Screen Printing.

Learn this art plus cool off in a museum. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.Saturday. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. 512-936-4649,

Austin Independent School District's Back to School Bash

Get a free backpack with school supplies and get free immunizations from Seton. Kids have to attend to get the free supplies and bring shot record to get the vaccines. Shuttle buses will run from Bedichek, Covington, Martin and Mendez middle schools, Guerrero Elementary, and Lanier and Reagan high schools, and One Texas Center. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

"The Legends of Robin Hood."

Sherwood Forest Faire brings this tale. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 23, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.Aug. 17, and 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.Aug. 24. $10 adults, $7 children 12 and younger. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th

BookPeople story times.

Letter E story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; yoga story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Take a bookish pledge and celebrate Book People, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Book People, 603 N. Lamar

Cursed! Dastardly Scavenger Hunt.

Come to the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road, 4 p.m. Thursday, and search for clues to the mystery.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club.

See free movies. "An American Tail" 9:35 a.m. Sunday, 10:25 a.m. Monday, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 9:25 a.m. Thursday, "Rango," 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Slaughter Lane; "Rango" 9:55 a.m. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. Thursday, "The Corpse Bride," 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Village; "The Corpse Bride," 10 a.m. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10:40 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday; "Babe," 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Lakeline.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse.

Watch "Mr. Peabody and Sherman." $1. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tinseltown 17, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hill Country Galleria. 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Cedar Park. 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Round Rock.

Ahora sÍ! recommends:

Bilingual Thinkery story times. 3 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday and SueÑos Realizados Storytime, 5 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond


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