What does November hold for families in Central Texas? You'll find so many events, from the last of the fall festivals to the start of the winter holidays. Plus, you've got Veterans Day and Thanksgiving thrown in.

Take a look at our family calendar and plan how to find the fun next month.

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. Nov. 3. Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive. $30. girlsempowermentnetwork.org

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4. $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 for children 5 and younger. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4. Old Settler's Heritage Association in Round Rock, next to the Dell Diamond. austinpaleo.org/fest

Veterans Day Parade. Celebrate veterans while the parade goes down Congress Avenue downtown. 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11. austinveteransparade.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: Tooned Free. 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com

Starry Nights. See a star show in the mini-planetarium and learn about American Indian traditions. 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1. 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 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Building 8500.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Puppets and animatronics bring the prehistoric ocean to life. 3 p.m. Nov. 25. $29-$49. Long Center. 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Fall festivals

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Walk through a corn maze, go on a hayride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Free, but pay for each activity 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. to 7 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4. $15.95; extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm. Hayrides, corn mazes, pick-your-own-pumpkin patches and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 4. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Holiday events

Chuy’s Children’s Giving to Children Parade. The parade returns the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Free. 11 a.m. Nov. 24. Bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa while you see the floats go by. chuysparade.com

Trail of Lights at Emily Ann Theatre. Walk through this lighted trail. Free; donations appreciated. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-Dec. 28. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Turkey Trot and Kids K. The Kids K starts this Thanksgiving tradition. $10-$38. 8:45 a.m. Nov. 22. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/turkey-trot

Gingerbread Fun Run 1K. A fun run for kids of all ages and abilities that benefits the Thinkery. $18-$22. 9 a.m. Nov. 17. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Pictures with Santa. Nov. 2-Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square; Nov. 9-Dec. 24, Domain and Lakeline Mall; Nov. 24-Dec. 24, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.com.

Zilker Tree Lighting. Be the first to take a spin under the Zilker Tree. 6 p.m. Nov. 25. Zilker Park. austintexas.gov

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Hayrides, pick-your-own tree, crazy maze, playground and more. Open for the season beginning 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23-Dec. 21. Check Facebook page for tree sales status as it gets closer to Christmas. 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm. Cut your own tree and then play old-fashioned games or roast marshmallows. 10 a.m. to dark Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Check website for tree sales status as it gets closer to Christmas. 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com

Driskill Hotel Tree Lighting. 6 p.m. Nov. 27. Free. Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.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. Nov. 3. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. austintexas.gov

Carver Museum. First Saturdays. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Nov. 3. Children in Nature Workshop. Events to celebrate nature. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday. Free family fun around American Indian Heritage. Noon Nov. 4. Living History Days. Re-enactors stroll through the museum. 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Little Texans: Family. 10 a.m. Nov. 8. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Nov. 15. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about exploring our senses this month. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays, except Nov 19. $5. Art Start: Sculptors Workshop. 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, Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 19. $20 per class. Namaste & Play. Explore our senses. 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, Nov. 2-Dec. 14, $20 each class. Make It Go. Explore what makes things move and roll. 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, Nov. 19, $20. Parents' Night Out. For ages 4 and older. 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 2. $40 first child, $20 each additional child. Owl Pellet Dissection. Workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4, Nov. 17-19. $8. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and up. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10-11, Nov. 24-25. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Alien Invasions. Make art with botanical supplies and learn about trees with TreeFolks. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Science Mill. Home School Day: Be a Technologist. 10 a.m. Nov. 8. LED Craft Corner. Design an LED holiday card. Nov. 23-24. $5. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Wildflower Center. Seasons in Stop Motion. Make a movie with natural things. For ages 12-15. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. $75. Family Bird Walk. Explore the birds of Central Texas. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 17. $12 adults, $6 children. 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. Nov. 3. Leave No Trace with a city of Austin park ranger. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17. 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. Bubble Party! 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, $10. Elmo's Coming! 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15, $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Austin Film Society: Sunday School. "The Last Unicorn." Noon Nov. 4. $9 adults; $5 kids younger than 18. AFS Theater, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org

Alamo Drafthouse events. PBS Kids at the Alamo: "Let's Go Luna." 10 a.m. Nov. 3-4, Lakeline. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 3-4, Slaughter Lane. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 17, and 10 a.m. Nov. 18, Mueller. "The Grinch" Family Party. 9:45 a.m. Nov. 10, Slaughter Lane. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Lakeline. "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" Family Ball. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3, Mueller. drafthouse.com

That's My Face: Youth and Young Adult Film Series. "Little White Lie." Free. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

YMCA Camp Moody Backyard Movie Night. "Hook." $5 per vehicle. 7 p.m. movie, Nov. 10. Come an hour before the show for a guided hike, fossil hunt, games and crafts. Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda. austinymca.org

Theater

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. 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 up. 11 a.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Nov. 24. 2 p.m. Nov. 3-4, Nov. 10-11, Nov. 17-18, Nov. 23-25. $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, Nov. 1-Nov. 18.  Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org

"A Christmas Carol." For ages 6 and up. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 23, 28-30, 2 p.m. Nov. 25. More dates through Dec. 30. Tickets start at $25. Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol.” See this classic children’s tale onstage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 16. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Books

BookPeople events: Lucia DiStefano reads "Borrowed," 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Kayla Olson reads "This Splintered Silence," 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Emiko Jean, Rebecca Schaeffer, Robin Lafevers and Megan Shepherd read "Empress of All Seasons," "Not Even Bones," "Grave Mercy" and "Grim Lovelies," 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Ginger Johnson, Rebecca Caprara, Sean Easley and Samantha M. Clark read "The Splintered Light," "The Magic of Melwick Orchard," "The Hotel Between" and "The Boy, the Boat and the Beast."  6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times: With Cynthia Leonor Garza. Nov. 3. Election Day. Nov. 6. Baby Signs. Nov. 7. With Dan Marvin. Nov. 10. Wish Upon a Story Time! Nov. 13. "Baby Feminists." Nov. 17. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Explore the Magic "Harry Potter." 2 p.m. Nov. 17, all locations. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Nov. 3. "Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes," Nov. 10. "Bear Says Thanks," Nov. 17. "Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping," Nov. 24. barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Nov. 2, North Village Branch. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Carver Branch. 3 p.m. Nov. 7, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Spicewood Springs Branch. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Yarborough branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Pleasant Hill Branch. 2 p.m. Nov. 27, St. John Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays except Thanksgiving, Manchaca Road. 6 p.m. Nov. 5, University Hills. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John Branch. 6 p.m. Nov. 27, Old Quarry Branch. 6 p.m. Nov. 29, North Village Branch. 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Nov. 5, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m. Thursdays, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Howson Branch. 3 p.m. Nov. 28, Ruiz Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Nov. 5, Pleasant Hill Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 6, Ruiz Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration. "Coco." 11 a.m. Nov. 3, University Hills Branch.

Dance a story: "The Nutcracker." For ages 3-5. 1 p.m. Nov. 6, Central Library. 1 p.m. Nov. 13, Central Library.

"The Nutcracker": A Literature Live! Production. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Central Library. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Willie Mae Kirk. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Milwood Branch. 1 p.m. Nov. 14, Ruiz Branch. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Spicewood Springs Branch. 1 p.m. Nov. 27, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Twin Oaks Branch. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Carver Branch. 4 p.m. Nov. 29, Little Walnut Creek branch.

Science Fun. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Pleasant Hill 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.

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. With Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28, North Village Branch.

College Planning Workshop 101. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Nov. 8, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 9, North Village Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 14, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 26, Howson Branch. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 30, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Nov. 8, St. John Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Club: "Time Shifters." 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14, St. John Branch. "Space Battle Lunchtime." 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14, St. John Branch. "Pennyroyal Academy." 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Spicewood Springs Branch. "The Backstagers." 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Carver Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Carver Branch. 3 p.m. Nov. 21, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Ruiz Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Twin Oaks Branch.

Robotics Intermediate Class. Ages 9 and up. 4 p.m. Nov. 9, North Village Branch.

Sewing After Dark for Teens. 5 p.m. Nov. 9, Central Library.

International Games Day. 10 a.m. Nov. 10, Central Library.

Library Escape Room: Mysteries of the Deep. 10 a.m. Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, University Hills Branch.

Tea Rex Party. 1 p.m. Nov. 10, St. John Branch.

Saturday Cinema: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Southeast Branch.

The Physics Circus. 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Howson Branch.

Maker Night: Light-Up Holiday Cards. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Twin Oaks Branch.

Mesoamerica Celebration. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14, Southeast Branch. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 15, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 17, Yarborough Branch. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Twin Oaks Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 28, University Hills Branch. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Howson Branch.

Neighborhood Science: Fish Are Smarter Than You Think! 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Twin Oaks Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: "Free Birds." 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Old Quarry Branch.

Artly World: Explore Culture and Music of India. 1 p.m. Nov. 17, St. John Branch.

Platform Nine and Teen Quarters: "Harry Potter" Meetup. 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Central Library.

Watch Out! "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." 1 p.m. Nov. 20, Central Library.

Teen Book Club: "#NotYourPrincess." 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Howson Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club: "The Candy War." 6 p.m. Nov. 28, Pleasant Hill Branch.