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

Fall festivals

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.

Museums

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

Movies

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

Theater

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

Music

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

Books

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.