AUSTIN (KXAN) - For those looking for something to keep the family entertained this week, KXAN News is excited about a new partnership with the Free Fun In Austin website!
Every week, creator Heidi Gollub will be hooking us up with the Top 5 free events for the week -- and for the weekends.
If you're not familiar with the site, Heidi says she started it as an excuse to avoid housework. But with her five kids, she is the best source we've found for free, all-ages fun in the Greater Austin area.
In fact, she's also a true local expert for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
And one of the coolest features is the map of free pools and splash pads in our area. There are about two dozen of each, so there's bound to be one in your neighborhood.
Alamo Kids Camp
- Free moview for children age 3 and up can enjoy "Speed Racer" and "Happy Feet" on Slaughter Lane.
- Or for those who live up north, the Alamo Village has "Casper" and "The Land Before Time."
- Lake Creek has "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and "Bee Movie."
Blues on the Green at Zilker Park on Wednesday
- Dupree will be the opening act at 7:30 p.m., followed by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.
101X Summer Cinema
- Screening the original "Karate Kid" at the Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard on Wednesday starting at 8:30 p.m.
Blanton Museum's summer family days
- No admission or a program fee on Thursdays
Nature Night at the Wildflower Center
- You can learn about insects, story time and take part in some crafts.
- There's no fee, and the fun starts at 6 p.m.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Two people are dead in Lee County following a one car rollover crash on FM 696 Saturday morning, DPS confirmed.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.