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Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea- Mayborn Science Theater

When two children embark on a geology field trip, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that shaped our present-day continents. From roaming the untamed prehistoric wilds to journeying to the center of the Earth, Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea is the perfect educational look at the tectonic forces that forged our world.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
12-1 pm
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Location:

6200 W Central Texas Expy Building 152
Killeen, TX, 76540
United States

Phone:

(254) 526-1768

CultureFest! Lunar New Year Online Event - At Penn Museum

Kickstart 2021 as CultureFest! takes over January with virtual events leading up to Lunar New Year, a festive holiday celebrated in many Asian cultures. In partnership with Send Chinatown Love.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
4:00PM-5:00PM EST, 3:00PM CST, 2:00PM MST, 1:00PM PST, & 12:00PM AKST
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ONLINE ONLY

You've Got a Friend: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor

ORIGINAL SHOW - Carole King’s Tapestry spawned four Grammy Awards, a string of hit singles and still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Recorded simultaneously with James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and Joni Mitchell's Blue, CenterStage honors the 50th Anniversary of this groundbreaking time in music history. Featuring Kelly Izzo Shapiro, Sarah Eide, and Jon Lewis. A special event created exclusively for JCC CenterStage.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
02/07/2021
02/08/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Free Kids Self Defense Academy (ages 4-10)

This self defense class, hosted by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office Self Defense Academy, is designed for youth ages 4-10. Kids will learn how to pay attention to their surroundings, to recognize signs of danger, and what to do in a stressful situation. This class is free, but pre-registration is required to attend. Spots are limited.
Dates: 
02/09/2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Location:

113 E. 8th St.
Georgetown, TX, 78626
United States

Phone:

512-930-3596

Valentine's Day Flyer

Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Beer and wine will be available for purchase in our Cedar Park Car for this special event! On board the train, you will wind through the Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During your two-hour layover in Burnet you can enjoy lunch on your own, wine at Wedding Oak Winery, shopping, or a leisurely stroll around the historic town square. Finally, relax and enjoy the ride as the train returns to our Cedar Park Depot in the afternoon. All ages are welcome on this ride. Adults-only cars-- the Nambe and Rippling Stream-- are ages 14 and older only.
Dates: 
02/13/2021
9 am
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Location:

401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100
Cedar Park, TX, 78613
United States

Phone:

512.477.8468

Kid's Comedy Hour!

Calling all Knock-Knock Jokers, Pint-size Punsters, and Stand-up Sprouts! Roughhouse Brewing is inviting local kiddo comedians out to perform their best material. Children ages 12 and younger can sign up to perform their favorite jokes on Lantana Stage in front of a live backyard audience! Each participant will have up to 5 minutes to share their comedy genius and every comedian will receive a small goodie bag for their bravery.
Dates: 
01/31/2021
12:30-1:30 pm
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Organization:

Roughhouse Brewing

Location:

680 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos, TX, 78666
United States

Phone:

(512) 667-7000

Parent's Night Out at The North Austin YMCA

Take a load off and drop your kids off for a fun, activity-filled experience. We create the space, you send your kids, and magic happens. We offer art, games, board games, and a dance party atmosphere. This night is unplugged. There will NOT be any screens. Children in attendance are required to be potty-trained and independent in the restroom. Assistance with hand-washing/steps provided. We are nut free to help keep our participants safe. Please notify staff of any food aversions, allergies, or dietary needs 48 hours prior to event to ensure accommodation.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
03/06/2021
04/03/2021
4-8 pm
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Organization:

North Austin YMCA

Location:

1000 W. Rundberg Ln.
Austin , TX, 78758
United States

Phone:

(512) 973-9622

Mozart & Tchaikovsky with the BPO (7 pm Eastern)

A trinity of elegant melodies cross two centuries uniting George Li’s mesmerizing performance of Mozart’s radiant Piano Concerto No. 23 with the expressive Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Alan Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
7 pm
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Trout Birthday Celebration – Day 1 (Virtual) - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium - New York

Join us on Zoom to follow the lives of our fish from baby to adult, get a sneak-peek into our Hatch House, and watch a feeding frenzy in an outdoor pond!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
11 am - 12 pm
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Summer Intensive Auditions - The Washington Ballet

With cutting edge technology, best-in-class ballet masters and instructors, and a curriculum 75 years perfected, The Washington School of Ballet sets a new standard in ballet education. Our 2021 Summer Intensive provides students in the Upper Level (ages 12+) with the option to either train fully in-studio or in a virtual format. The Washington School of Ballet Summer Intensive gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for five weeks with our acclaimed faculty including Artistic Director Julie Kent and Professional Division Head Xiomara Reyes. Men’s division classes are led by Rinat Imaev and Damien Johnson.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
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Once Upon A Time: An Interactive Digital Musical

Second Generation Theatre and Theatre of Youth have collaborated to create an interactive theatre experience for theatre patrons ages 5-12. ONCE UPON A TIME is a 40-minute musical presented via ZOOM. It follows traditional fairy tale characters as they learn about inner strength and becoming the heroes of their own stories. An upbeat, high energy musical with captivating melodies, ONCE UPON A TIME empowers children to proudly be themselves. **ONCE UPON A TIME requires parental participation! Parents/guardians will receive an email with information on setting up some magical items before the show for your child to discover during the performance.**
Dates: 
02/13/2021
02/14/2021
02/16/2021
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January Storytime: Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book - Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Storytime: "Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book." The Chinese New Year starts on February 12 this year. Come read with us as we learn more about this special holiday!
Dates: 
01/29/2021
3:30 pm - 4 pm
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Camp Goodwater

On days GISD is out of school we offer single day camps. Daily activities may include outdoor activities, gym games, arts and crafts, and lots of fun!
Dates: 
02/01/2021
02/17/2021
7:30am-5:30pm
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Location:

Georgetown Recreation Center
1003 N. Austin Ave,
Georgetown, TX, 78626
United States

Phone:

512-930-3596

Latin Heat with the RPO

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for a musical journey from the Spanish heartland to the streets of Havana and Argentina! Featuring Bizet’s Carmen Suite, de Falla’s Ritual of Fire Dances, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Tyzik’s Three Latin Dances, and more!
Dates: 
01/26/2021
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Winter Vacation Week – “Camp in a Box” at Capron Park Zoo

During this winter vacation, you and your children can enjoy daily “camp in a box” activities. Pre-registration is required. BOX 1: Snow Science BOX 2: Animal Health BOX 3: Exhibit design Box 4: Great Backyard Bird Count FEE: Members: $15/box, $50 for all four boxes Non-Members: $20/box, $70 for all four boxes
Dates: 
02/16/2021
02/17/2021
02/18/2021
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Illuminating Autism: Building Resilience at University of Washington Autism Center

Imagine being able to help children and parents navigate through the challenges of autism. Or realize that your efforts helped advance groundbreaking research to improve interventions and create new programs. Or know that your gift helped a child enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp. The UW Autism Center’s 5th annual benefit event, Illuminating Autism, provides the opportunity to achieve all of these dreams and more. Come join our growing community of supporters to celebrate and enjoy presentations highlighting the Center’s impact while having fun and participating in live and silent auctions.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
9:30 PM EST – 11 PM EST
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ComedySportz Goes Digital! (8 pm Eastern)

Small screen, big laughs! Amid social distancing, ComedySportz Buffalo is back in action! Watch players compete for virtual (family-friendly) comedy glory, all from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free and required through Zoom (limited to the first 100 guests). Running Time Approx 40 minutes.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
8 pm Eastern
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Daddy & Me Valentine's Event- Toybrary Austin

A socially distanced event. Dads & kids will make a special Valentine for moms. Playtime included! A gift from Dad to Mom is also included.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
02/13/2021
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Organization:

Toybrary Austin

Location:

2001 Justin Lane
Austin, TX, 78757
United States

Phone:

512-765-4174

Virtual Program: Planting for Pollinators at Reinstein Woods

It’s never too early to think about your summer garden! Discover how choosing the right plants can benefit wildlife while also beautifying your yard. Pre-registration required.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
10 am
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The Matzo Ball Diaries: Stories of Food and Family

FEATURING ORIGINAL L.A. CAST! - Laugh, cry, and discover the power of food to nourish, heal, or move us to action. From learning the secret to Grandma’s brisket, to personal stories of eating disorders, to the fascinating history of how the International House of Pancakes was started, true stories of food, culture, and community are blended together with a healthy dollop of humor for a truly delicious storytelling event...for anyone who loves to eat!
Dates: 
01/26/2021
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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