Gardening and nature
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Fortlandia Returns. Explore natural forts Through Jan. 26. Sprouts. Preschool program to play in nature. 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Free with admission. Parent and Toddler Yoga. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $15. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Wander through a corn maze, go on a hayride, shoot corn cannons, bounce on a giant pumpkin bounce house and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday through Nov. 3. Free, but pay for each activity and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. Younger than 3 free. 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 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and Columbus Day through Nov. 3. $15.95, extra for pumpkins, fishing pond, face-painting and food. Younger than 3 free. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com
Sweet Berry Farm. Hayrides, corn mazes, pick-your-own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm. Fall Fest at the Farm. Corn maze, pig races, pony rides, a petting zoo, plus a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3. $16 a person. Kids younger than 2 free. Flashlight Corn Maze. 7 p.m. Saturdays in October. $16. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Texas 29, Georgetown.
Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt. Chuck a pumpkin, race with a pumpkin, take a train ride, go golfing, jump in the bounce house, explore a maze, go fishing, ride on a firetruck and pick a pumpkin. Activities $2.50-$5 each. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Fun. Mazes, animals, pumpkin decorating, train ride, hayride and more. $8 admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Festival second and third weekends in October. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com
Family Fall Fest at Crowe's Nest Farm. Animal shows, local vendors and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays in October. $3-$10. Crowe's Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor. crowesnestfarm.org
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.
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about shapes in October, 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Art Start. Make art together. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Fridays through October. $8 per class. Customize Your Slime workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, or 1:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday. $8. Tinkering Take Homes for ages 4 and up. String Art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $6 for a kit. Early Learners: Silly Science. Ages 1-4. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday. STEAM on the Spot: UT SEEK (Student Engineers Educating Kids) offers hands-on engineering activities. 10 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Contemporary Austin. Homecoming Mum Workshop. 6 p.m. Tuesday. $10. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org
Science Mill. Bat Bazaar. Learn all about bats with live presentations. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day. Make art, do yoga, hear a story. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org
Toybrary Austin. Free Baby Play. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. $10. Date Night Child Care. 4-8 p.m. Saturdays. $25. Canciones Spanish Concert. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $7.Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Flix Jr. "The Monster Squad," 7 p.m. Tuesday. $5. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com
Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First Village free screenings. "The Monster Squad," 6:30 p.m. Friday. Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road. mlf.org
Zach Theatre. "Jungalbook." An adaptation of the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. For ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 10, except during ACL Music Festival. 11 a.m. Nov. 2 and 7 p.m Nov. 8. $19-$43. Kleberg Theatre at Zach Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Zach Theatre. "Wake Up Brother Bear!" 4 p.m. Saturday. Explore the seasons with a pair of bear siblings. For the preschool set. $13. Whisenhunt stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
Emily Ann Theatre presents “Rumpelstiltskin.” See this classic children’s tale onstage. $8-$10. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Through Oct. 27. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org
“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Dia de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2. and 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
“Snow White.” Ballet Austin II presents this show for ages 3-10. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Oct. 26-27. $20. AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org
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. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids
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Saturday Morning Kids Live Concert. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Staci Gray, Saturday. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road. hiveaustin.com
BookPeople events: Donna Janell Bowman reads "King of the Tightrope." 2 p.m. Sunday. Markus Zusak reads "Bridge of Clay." 7 p.m. Thursday. Meredith Davis reads "Her Own Two Feet." 2 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Armstrong Community Music School. Tuesday. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble Events: Kids’ Book Hangout. 2 p.m. Saturday.11 a.m. Sunday Baby & Me Storytime. Noses, Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers." Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
At the library
Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Central Library.
Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.
Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Mondays, St. John Branch.4 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch.
Dance a Story with Ballet Austin. For ages 3-5. Preregistration required 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.
Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch. 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Little Walnut Creek.
Literature Live presents: "Mr. Tamarin's Trees." 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.
Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Milwood Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Village Branch.
Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch.
Let's Play Board Game Day! 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. John Branch.
Monday Movies: "The Book of Life." 5 p.m. Oct 14, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
NBTween Graphic Novel Book Club: "Wings of Fire." 4 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch.
Perler Bead Palooza. 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.
Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Stamped Art Tees. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:15 a.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.
My Music Day. 1 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.