Great weekend to do fun things with your kids, Jan. 20-22

At last, a beautiful weekend in Austin. Yes, it might rain a bit on Saturday morning and it will be windy on Sunday, but this is the kind of January weekend we love.

USE THIS PHOTO LEDE Jessica Gonzales, from the Oak Hill YMCA, is outnumbered as her camp kids spray her with water guns as part of the festivities in the summer camp Olympics. The YMCA of Austin is hosting its 2015 Summer Camp Olympics Friday, July 24, at the Texas School for the Deaf. The Summer Camp Olympics is designed to engage children in good old fashioned fun and to get a little wet on a hot day. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Jessica Gonzales, from the Oak Hill YMCA, is outnumbered as her camp kids spray her with water guns as part of the festivities in the summer camp Olympics in 2015. If you’re looking for a camp, head to the Summer Camp Fair. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Here are a few things you can do:

Friday

Friday Movie Matinee, “The Goonies,” 2 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Saturday

Austin Family Magazine’s Summer Camp Fair. Check out hundreds of summer camps. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Palmer Events Center. 900 Barton Springs Road. austinfamily.com/camp-fair-2017/

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study light this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Umlauf Kids Kraft. Learn about portraits. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. grades kindergarten-second and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. grades third-fifth. $15. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org.

BookPeople events. Pascal Simon, Bake Austin Kids. 2 p.m. Saturday. Story time Color Me Crazy. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Nanette’s Baguette,” (with sign-language interpretation, Sunset Valley), Saturday.

Juntos Online Scavenger Hunt. 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

Mommy, Daddy & Me Book Club, “Rosa,” by Nikki Giovanni. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Carver Museum.

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

Saturday and Sunday

Petri Dish Art. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sunday

Zilker Botanical Garden. Faerie Luminaries. Create glass luminaries. $16. 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Zilker Botanical Garden: Auditorium, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants. Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden
Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants.
Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden

Author: Nicole Villalpando

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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