Events

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. $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. Sunday. Old Settler's Heritage Association in Round Rock, next to the Dell Diamond. austinpaleo.org/fest

Domain Northside Kids. Come to the lawn at Domain Northside for activities for kids 18 months to 6 years old. This month’s theme: Tooned. Free. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com

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. Sunday. 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.0 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.. $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. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Holiday events

Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square; Friday-Dec. 24, Domain and Lakeline Mall. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.com.

Museums

Carver Museum. Children in Nature Workshop. Events to celebrate nature. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday. Free family fun around American Indian Heritage. Noon Sunday. Little Texans: Family. 10 a.m. Thursday.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 Saturday. $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. $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, Fridays, $20 each class. Owl Pellet Dissection. Workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and up. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. $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. Saturday Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Science Mill. Home School Day: Be a Technologist. 10 a.m. Thursday. 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. Saturday. $75. 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. 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. Friday, $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Austin Film Society: Sunday School. "The Last Unicorn." Noon Sunday. $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. Sunday, Lakeline. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. "The Grinch" Family Party. 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.

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

YMCA Camp Moody Backyard Movie Night. "Hook." $5 per vehicle. 7 p.m. movie, Saturday. 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

“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $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

Books

BookPeople events: Lucia DiStefano reads "Borrowed," 6 p.m. Saturday.  10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times: Election Day. Tuesday. Baby Signs. Wednesday. With Dan Marvin. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: "Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes." barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Lego Lab. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays except Thanksgiving, Manchaca Road. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m. Thursdays, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.

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

"The Nutcracker": A Literature Live! Production. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk.

Science Fun. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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. 

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

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

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

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

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

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

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

Tea Rex Party. 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John Branch.

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

The Physics Circus. 2 p.m. Saturday, Howson Branch.

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