This week you’ll find some family fun, food deals and more. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30- 7:30pm is the last night to enjoy some fun as a family at the Austin Children’s Museum’s current location downtown. The final Community Art Night at Austin Children’s Museum will take place that night. Now the museum won’t close its downtown doors until September 1st and the new location in the Mueller development is scheduled to open December 7th. Admission is by donation. There will be all kinds of activities including art, woodcrafting, block printing, Shrinky Dinks and an early childhood mural.
Austin Sound and Cinema’s summer movie takes place again this Wednesday, August 14th at 8pm at the Long Center and it's free. This week you can see Flash Gordon featuring live music with MAGNIFICO, a Queen cover band. Food trailers will open by 7pm. All summer the Long Center has teamed up with both Do512 and The Alamo Drafthouse to feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movieon the City Terrace. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by a film screening on the Alamo’s giant outdoor screen, all with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage.
Movie deals Tuesday, August 20th is the last day to take advantage of the summer Family Film Festival at the Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 in Bastrop. Movies are just $0.50 on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and seating is limited with no reservations. All proceeds benefit the Bastrop Boys & Girls Club. The theater also offers a 12 oz kid's drink and popcorn tub for $3.50. This week's movie is Puss in Boots. For more information, visit the Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 website. Check out the other summer movie deals our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com put together.
Tuesday, August 20th is the last day to take advantage of the summer Family Film Festival at the Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 in Bastrop. Movies are just $0.50 on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and seating is limited with no reservations. All proceeds benefit the Bastrop Boys & Girls Club. The theater also offers a 12 oz kid's drink and popcorn tub for $3.50. This week's movie is Puss in Boots. For more information, visit the Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 website.
Check out the other summer movie deals our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com put together.
This is the 20th Anniversary for 93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove concert series. This week, Thursday, August 15th you can enjoy the music of James McMurtry.
Remember every Thursday through September 19th you can visit Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road. The live music begins at 8 p.m. For more information and schedule updates, visit the KGSR website or the Unplugged at the Grove Facebook page. You can also text "grove" to 43981 to join the Unplugged at the Grove Alerts Club.
Free car seat safety checks
Texans in Motion at Scott & White are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the summer. You’ll find the dates and locations below. With some of them you will need to call to schedule an appointment.
- 08/14/13 - Baby Earth; 9am – 12pm ; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664 ; (512) 600-7050
- 08/20/13 - Plug & Play; 9am – 12pm ; 13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin – 78750; (512) 336-3423
- 08/21/13 - Marble Falls EMS Station ; 9am – 12pm ; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654 ; (830) 693-7277
- 08/22/13 - Luling EMS Station; 10am – 1pm ; 685 S. Hackberry St., Luling – 78648 ; (830) 875-7038
- 08/22/13 - St. David’s Georgetown Hospital; 9am – 12pm ; 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown - 78626; (512) 943-1264
- 09/10/13 - Buda Fire Station #2; 10am – 1pm; 151 FM 2001, Buda – 78610; (512) 295-2232
- 09/11/13 - Baby Earth; 10am – 1pm; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664; (512) 600-7050
- 09/18/13 - Marble Falls Area EMS Station; 10am – 1pm; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654;
- (830) 693-7277
- 09/19/13 - Lockhart Head Start; 10am – 1pm; 1808 W. San Antonio, Lockhart – 78644; (512) 398-7141
- 09/20/13 - Fredericksburg Head Start; 2pm – 5pm; 711 Eagle St., Fredericksburg – 78624; (830) 997-0048
Our friends at Austin based BeFrugal.com put together this list of freebies and deals you can take advantage of this week. Thanks Jen!
Alamo Rent A Car Free Upgrade on US and or Canada Rentals, Expires soon
· Best Buy Free Travel Mug with Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer, Expires: 8/17
· Bob Evans Restaurants Free Gallon Of Iced Tea To Go with any Family Meal To Go purchase. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 8/14
· FTD Free $10 Promo Card for Your Next Order with $39.99+ Order, Expires: 8/31
· Gander Mountain Free Cooler with Select Reebok Order, Limited time offer. Select styles only. Expires: 8/18
· Sur La Table Free Glasses with Breville Juicer Order, Expires: 8/30
· Victoria's Secret Free DJ Headphones with $65+ PINK Purchase, While supplies last. See site for details. Expires: 8/15
· Wirefly Free $30 Visa Gift Card When You Add a Line, Expires: 8/20
Tiff’s Treats is offering two dozen cookies for $18.25 this week. Just use the on line promotion code 1825 in the coupon code box.
Jersey Mike’s at 2700 West Anderson Lane is having a grand opening celebration this Wednesday, August 14 through Sunday, August 18th. During that time you can get a free sub with a minimum $1 donation to Little Helping Hands.
Looking for more low cost or no cost fun for the family this summer? Be sure to check out the list created by our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com.
And Livemom.com has even more suggestions broken down by week.