Book and Celtic fests, We Are Girls, more family fun, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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Book and Celtic fests, We Are Girls, more family fun, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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NoMike Baab, athletic director for the Austin Highland Games, watches as Elias Debacker, 10, throws a stone during the Kids Games held at the Austin Celtic Fest. AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015

Events

We Are Girls. Girls Empowerment Network’s conference for girls in third through eighth grade and the people who love them. It’s the 10th year of this conference. Expect a birthday party extravaganza. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive. $30. girlsempowermentnetwork.org

Domain Northside Kids. Come to the lawn at the Domain Northside for activities for kids 18 months to 6 years old. This month’s theme: Rodeoed. Free. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com

Starry Nights. See a star show in the mini-planetarium and learn how the Ancient Greeks saw the universe. 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Free. Girlstart. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. gi rlstart.org

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday. $15 adults, kids 12 and younger free. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com

FARE Heroes Walk. 3 p.m. Sunday. O’Henry Middle School, 2610 W. 10th St. It’s free to walk, but donations are appreciated to raise $45,000 for food allergy awareness and research. farefoodallergy.org

Fall festivals

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free, but pay for activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. the robinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Farm Fun. Explore a corn maze, hay bale maze and a crazy maze, plus go on a hay ride, visit animals and get a mini pumpkin to decorate. Big pumpkins to purchase. $7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Go hunting pumpkins, launch pumpkins, train ride, maze, mini golf, fishing pond pony rides and bounce house. $2.50 for each activity. 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Museums

Fall Festival and Star Party. 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Free. Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov/ansc

First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Bullock Museum. Living History Days. Re-enactors stroll through the museum. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm Monday and Shapes Saturday. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Costume Design. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery. Parents’ Night Out. Kids ages 4 and up play at the Thinkery while you see a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. $40 for first child, $20 each additional child. Community Night: Native American Heritage. See dances, learn about culture and make art. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Free, but donations accepted. Little Thinkers Club. Nature as Our Canvas! Make art inspired by nature. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesdays through Dec. 13. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Little Thinkers Club. Amazing Animals. Do art and yoga inspired by animals. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays through Dec. 15. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Owl Pellet Dissection. See what an owl ate by looking at its poop. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.orgThinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden. Explore the butterfly garden. $15 adults, $10 children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday. Texas Arbor Day. Climb the trees in the arbor with harnesses. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Fairy Party. Make fairy crafts and more. 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. $10 a child. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Theater

“Bot Party 3.0.” It’s a robot game show. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday. $14-$20. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: “Block Heads, improv based on Minecraft. 2 p.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

“The Diary of Anne Frank.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org/productions

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sunday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

“Paw Patrol Live!” Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $23-$74. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Ballet Austin’s “Not Afraid of the Dark.” See glowing ballet in the dark. $15. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Music

Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $14-$19. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1925 E. 51st St. austinsymphony.org

Books

BookPeople events. Events: Story times: Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Books, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Kat’s Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Texas Book Festival. Head to the kids’ area and get your books signed, find new books and listen to authors read their stories. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Capitol grounds. texasbookfestival.org

Barnes & Noble 1 1 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Bruce’s Big Move.” Saturday.

At the library

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch.

Día de los Muertos. 4 p.m. Ruiz Branch, Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dove Springs Recreation Center. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.

Music & Movement. 3:30 pm. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.

“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” For ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch. 2 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Graphic Novel Book Club. “The Incal.” 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Boss Baby.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

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