Lantern Festival. Release lanterns, dance, eat s’mores and more. $7-$60. Saturday-Oct. 1. 3 p.m. to past dark. Cotton Bowl Speedway, 1175 County Road 202, Paige. thelanternfest.com
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. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com
Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 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
Bullock Museum. American Indian Heritage Day. Celebrate with dancing performances, drumming, crafts and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Thinkery.Community Night: Hispanic Heritage. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 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. Wednesdays, through Oct. 25. $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, Fridays, through Oct. 27. $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. Back to School Makershop. Make your own pencil bag. For ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sunday. $8. For ages 8 and older. 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Texas Museum of Science & Technology.Wee-Searchers for children 5 and younger. Learn about science through song, play and stories. 9 a.m. Wednesday. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.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. 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. Rainbow Party. Milly McSilly tells stories in this rainbow-themed party. $10. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Pollyanna Theatre Company presents "A Moon of My Own." A young girl goes on an adventure with the moon. For kids kindergarten through second grade. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, Oct. 5-6; 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Oct. 5-6; 2 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
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. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
Emily Ann Theatre presents "Thumbelina." See this classic children’s tale on stage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Saturday and Oct. 7, 14, 21; 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22. 1101 RM 2325, Wimberley.
BookPeople Story times:Banned Books. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Modern First Library. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Hello Autumn. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations:"Runny Babbit Returns."
At the library
Literature Live Presents: "Strega Nona." 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch; 3:30 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch; 1 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads.
Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.
Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Thursday, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill.
Crafting for a Cause. For ages 7 and older. Make fleece blankets for Austin Pets Alive. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch.
NBTween Book Club: "Harriet the Spy." 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.