We're going to get some strong thunderstorms this weekend, particularly Saturday. Plan your weekend of fun accordingly. Here are some of the family activities happening in and around Austin:
Movie on the Lawn at the Hill Country Galleria. Get ready for Halloween with a family-friendly screening of "Hotel Transylvania 2." There will be complimentary popcorn provided, but bring a chair or blanket for ultimate relaxation on the grassy lawn of the galleria's Central Plaza. Come early for a scavenger hunt. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com.
Namaste & Play: Get into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays, through Oct. 26. $20 per class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Toybrary Austin. Theater Class for Littles. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.
Robotics Beginners Class: Ages 5-8. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.
Sewing After Dark. 5 p.m. Friday, Central Library.
Southeast Branch 20th Anniversary and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. 5 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch.
FRIDAY-SATURDAYTexas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch, Bertram. Pick out itty bitty and gigantic pumpkins and every size in between while enjoying hay rides, pumpkin painting, feeding the farm animals, Friday morning story times in this Burnet County pumpkin patch followed by crafts and more. Open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28. Free, but pay for activities. 4625 E. Texas 29, Bertram. facebook.com/TexasBigWormPumpkinPatch/
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Fun. Mazes, animals, pumpkin decorating, train ride, hay ride and more. $8 admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Festival Saturday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com
Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Reserve tickets early. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org
Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick-your-own-pumpkin patches and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 4. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Austin Kiddie Limits. Hear kids' music, build things, make art and dance. Free for kids 10 and younger with parent with a wristband. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Friday and Saturday. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids.
Safety Fair. See a firetruck, get child-ID kits, face painting and more. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. San Marcos Premium Outlets near Pottery Barn Outlet, 3939 Interstate 35, San Marcos. premiumoutlets.com/sanmarcos/
Crowe's Nest Farm Family Fun Fest. Pumpkins, music and a carnival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults, $7 children, $3 2-year-olds, free younger than 2. 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor. crowesnestfarm.org.
Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Branching Out. Make art with botanical supplies and learn about trees with Tree Folks. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Fall on the Farm this month., 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Toybrary Austin. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
The Williamson Museum. Hands on History. Make a music craft. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. williamsonmuseum.org
BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story times. Susan Kralovansky, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "I Lost My Tooth!." barnesandnoble.com
College Planning Workshop: Studying film, music and more. 11 a.m. Saturday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Saturday Cinema: "Coco." 2 p.m. Saturday, Southeast Branch.
Halloween Costume Total Reuse Event. 1 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Namaste & Play: Get into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays, through Oct. 26. $20 per class. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and older. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.or
Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Walk 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 through Nov. 4. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. 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.-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4. $15.95, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com
Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt. Chuck a pumpkin, race with a pumpkin, take a train ride, go golfing, jump in the bounce house and pick a pumpkin. Activities $2.50-$5 each. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. http://evergreen-farms.com
Emily Ann Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 21. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org
“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.
Sensory Friendly Hours. 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Paint a Landscape Scene. Go outside with your paints and paintbrushes. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org
Don Zolidis reads "The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig," 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Austin Ukestra Ukulele Group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Book Store.