Events

Central Texas Archery Spooky Shoot. For kids 8 and older. Decorate your own Jack-o-lantern target and then shoot it. Prizes for coming in costume. No archery experience needed. Free. 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Central Texas Archery, 5400 E. Howard Lane, Manor. centraltexasarchery.org

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

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 4. $15 adults, kids 12 and younger free. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com

The Paleontological Society of Austin’s 28th Annual Fossil Fest. See and touch fossils as well as dig in a fossil pit. $3 adults, $2 students, free children 5 and younger. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 4. Old Settler's Heritage Association in Round Rock, next to the Dell Diamond. austinpaleo.org/fest

Starry Nights. See a star show in the mini-planetarium and learn about American Indian traditions. 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Free. Girlstart. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. girlstart.org

Passport to the World. From Austin Sister Cities International and Austin Community College, a fall festival with international music and more. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Building 8500.

Fall festivals

Trick-or-Treating at the outlets. Wear your costume and go store to store. 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. San Marcos Premium Outlests, 3939 S. Interstate 35, San Marcos. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/san-marcos

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

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

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. 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Evergreen Farm, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. http://evergreen-farms.com

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 Wednesday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Holiday events

Pictures with Santa. Friday-Dec. 24. Barton Creek Square. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.com

Museums

Mexican American Cultural Center: Dia de la Familia. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with altars on display, pinatas, face painting and more. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. austintexas.gov

Carver Museum. First Saturdays. 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 for kids age birth to 3 to learn about Fall on the Farm on Monday and Exploring our Senses on Saturday, 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Parent's Night Out. For ages 4 and older. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. $40 first child, $20 each additional child. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and older. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $6 for a kit. Owl Pellet Dissection workshop for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Straw Fest. Pumpkin-carving, petting zoo, zombie makeovers and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Wildflower Center. Movies in the Wild: "Coco." See the movie outside. $12-$8, free for kids younger than 4. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.  Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Baby Sign Language classes. 1 p.m. Thursdays, $10. Messy Art Class. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $12. Nature Play with a City of Austin Park Ranger. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Drop-in Dance Class. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse events. PBS Kids at the Alamo: "Let's go Luna." 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" Family Ball. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mueller. drafthouse.com

Theater

“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. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and older. 11 a.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" This show for children 6 and younger tells the story of Brother Bear and Sister Bear as they go through the seasons. $12. 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Sundays  Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org

 "The Ugly Duckling." Ballet Austin II presents this show for ages 3-10. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. $15. AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Music

Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $10-$15. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.  Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1925 E. 51st St. austinsymphony.org.

Books

Texas Book Festival. Hear from children's authors, middle-grade and young adult authors at this free festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Capitol Building and the grounds. texasbookfestival.org

BookPeople Events: Mark Falkin reads "The Late Bloomer," 7 p.m. Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times: With Cynthia Leonor Garza. Saturday.  BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Literature Live presents "Tales from Graves." 4 p.m. Tuesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 11 a.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch.

Dia de los Muertos. 11 a.m. Monday, University Hills Branch.

Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration. "Coco." 11 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Accio: Rubik's Cubing Club. For ages 8-18. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch.

Healthy Bodies for Healthy Kids. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Walking on Sunshine Early Literacy Sing-Along Adventure. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.

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

Story time and Movement with Ballet Austin. (Reservation Required). 1 p.m. Wednesdays Central Library.

Night Crafters. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library.

Halloween Party Literacy Costume Bash. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Milwood Branch.