Keep the kids busy this post-Fourth of July weekend, July 6-8

In between the raindrops of this summer weekend, find fun things to do with the kids before work on Monday.

Here’s what’s on our list for the weekend.

Alexander Saldana, 5, laughs out loud as Makayo Haywood-Guerrero and his twin brother Max Haywood-Guerrero, 6 plays with Lego’s during the free event at the Carver Branch Library. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015

FRIDAY

Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Fridays, Central Library.

Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Teen Book Club. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Cepeda Branch.

Feltastic and Filmazing. “The Emoji Movie,” 2 p.m. Friday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Fridays; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Friday. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org

A sign welcomes all to one of the homes at Woodland Faerie Trail. Carolyn Lindell, For American-Statesman

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “Sing,” 10 a.m. Friday, Sunday, Lakeline.  “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 9:10 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 9:05 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Zilker Botanical Garden opens its Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Maybe you’ll see a fairy. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

Zilker Summer Musical “All Shook Up.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with the music of Elvis. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 18. Free, but donations are welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org

The Austin Humane Society will offer Teddy Bear Surgery again this summer.

SATURDAY

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! The Austin Humane Society offers events throughout the summer for children. Teddy Bear Surgery, 1 p.m. Saturday. Free, but you must register, AustinHumaneSociety.org, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

George Washington Carver Museum. First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Asian American Resource Center Myanmar Cultural Day. Hands-on activities celebrating this culture. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 8401 Cameron Road. austintexas.gov/aarc

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. Learn about Animal Adventures. 9 a.m. Saturdays. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Domain Northside’s Summer Splash Bash. Cool down during the heat of summer with water games, a refreshing cooling zone, interactive bubble art, live music and a mechanical shark. (Yes, a mechanical shark!) Splash Bash is part of the mall’s monthly Northside Next series. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 11700 Domain Blvd. domainnorthside.com.

Bullock Museum. Learn about how a real cowboy works with ropes in Yippee Yay! at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Hey Lolly Music Sing-Along. 10 a.m. Saturdays, Saturday-Aug. 4. $3. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Book People 10:30 a.m. story time Illustrator Spotlight, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. This week: “Neck & Neck.”barnesandnoble.com

The Telephone Company. 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch

Paper Circuits, 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.

PBS Kids: “Nature Cat: Summer Adventure.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline, 10: 30 a.m. Saturday, Mueller. drafthouse.com

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 3 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Thinkery. Pop and Fizz workshop, for ages 4 and older, where you can create your own “fireworks” in the kitchen, at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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

SUNDAY

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Movie Moxie Family Trivia for “Hotel Transylvania.” Form a team and test your knowledge. 1 p.m. Sunday, Barrel O’ Fun, Mueller. drafthouse.com


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