Museum Day, pumpkin patches open and more family fun, Sept. 17-23

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Museum Day, pumpkin patches open and more family fun, Sept. 17-23

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Austinite Jason Gallaher has written “Whobert Whover, Owl Detective” (Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, $17.99).

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. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 23-Oct. 29. Free, but pay for each activity 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, Sept. 23-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, Sept. 23-Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Events

Second Annual Austin Skipathon. Skip around Mueller Lake Park while helping Foster Angels of Central Texas. $25 per person, free for children younger than 5. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. austinskipathon.com

Youth Football Clinic. For ages 5-10. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Free. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Runberg Lane. austintexas.gov

Museums

Austin Museum Day. Local museums will be free this day, and many of them will have special events and hands-on activities. Sunday. austinmuseums.org

Museum Day Live! Museums connected to the Smithsonian will be open for free on Saturday. You can get a ticket and see which museums are free at smithsonian.com/museumday

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. 1,2,3 … Paint with Me. Learn about painting. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesday. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Little Thinkers Club. Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Friday. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Baby Bloomers. Learn about colors. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Decoding DNA. Extract DNA from fruit and vegetables. For ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday. $8. Back to School Makershop. Make your own pencil bag. For ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. For ages 8 and older. 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Museum reopening. The museum reopens and reveals two new exhibitions: “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drugs: Costs and Consequences,” and “Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines in Motion” as well as a revamped “Timewalk” dinosaur and fossil exhibition. Friday. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

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. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Austin Film Society Sunday School. “Donkey Skin.” Catherine Deneuve stars in this fable. $9. Noon Sunday. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org

Theater

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Friday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Austin Playhouse presents “The Selfish Giant.” Austin Playhouse adapts this Oscar Wilde story of a giant that builds a wall to keep children out. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pick your price. Austin Playhouse at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd., South Entrance. austinplayhouse.com

Books

BookPeople events. Madeline Smoot and Jessica Lee Anderson read “The Monsters Hiding in Your Closet” and “Uncertain Summer.” 2 p.m. Sunday. Mike Lupica reads “Lone Stars.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Epic Reads tour featuring Annie Barrows, Zac Brewer, Katharine McGee and Kendare Blake. 7 p.m. Thursday. Patrick Ness reads “Release.” 6 p.m. Saturday. Paige Britt reads “Why Am I Me?” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times: Armstrong Community Music School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Illustrator Spotlight. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Jason Gallaher reads “Whobert Whover, Owl Detective,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: ; “Big Words for Little Geniuses.”

At the library

Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Crafternoon. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Twin Oaks Branch.

NBTween Book Club: “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Teen Book Club: “The Young Elites.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch. “A Study in Charlotte.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Mother-Daughter Book Club: “A Wrinkle in Time.” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill.

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