Mueller Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm, rain or shine
Browning Hangar on Airport Boulevard in the Mueller development
Admission is free
As spring turns to summer and the temperatures rise, there are only a few weekends left to spend in the sun without the aid of a nearby pool or lake; as such, if you’re itching to spend some time on the green perfecting your swing, there’s no better time than the present to reserve a tee time at Wolfdancer Golf Club, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. Take a drive just east of Austin, enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole, 72-par course, then cool off with a refreshing drink at Major Neighbors Grill and maybe a massage at the famed Django Spa on site. Tee times are bookable up to 7 days in advance, and special family rates are available. Fore!
For parents, summer always presents an insurmountable challenge: that of finding enough things to keep the kiddos occupied during the hottest months of the year while they’re out of school on summer vacation. Luckily for those of us in Austin, there’s no shortage of free and inexpensive civic events designed to educate kids while entertaining them in the air-conditioned confines of Austin’s museums and community spaces. And this year, as Austin Children’s Museum prepares to relocate to the Mueller development northeast of downtown, it ticks down its final months at its 2nd Street location with the Think:Do:Make experience, geared toward giving kids hands-on opportunities to explore the wonders of science and engineering. Divided into three parts — “Nano” (cutting edge science smaller than the eye can see), “Build” (design secrets of nature’s architects), and “Flow” (a playful invention launched by the power of air), the experience has something to fascinate kids of all ages as the heat blazes on outside.
Think:Do:Make at Austin Children’s Museum (through August)
201 Colorado Street
Adult admission: $6.50 / Children over 2 yrs: $6.50
Toddlers (12-23 months): $4.50 / Babies (under 12 months): free
Only in Austin (okay, technically, Elgin) would it not faze anyone to hear of a “Sausage and Opera Festival” taking place — in fact, given our penchant for music and BBQ of all kinds, the two basically go hand in hand. This weekend, enjoy succulent Elgin sausages amid the sounds of classic lyrical performances from the Franco-American Vocal Academy on Main Street in our neighboring sausage mecca. Offering an art show and raffle as well as the sonic and culinary goodness already abounding, admission is free, but the links will cost you, so bring some cash, get a little weird and enjoy a smoky Texas favorite with a fine French twist.
Sausage & Opera Festival, Saturday, June 1,2013 starting at 3:30 pm
Elgin Depot Square, 310 Main Street, Elgin, TX 78621
Admission is free