Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m., Nov. 3. $20 adults; $7 kids 16 to 5. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com

Mexican American Cultural Center: Dia de la Familia. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with altars on display, pinatas, face painting and more. 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. austintexas.gov

Curiosity Cube. The mobile science lab from MilliporeSigma will be in town this week. Catch it 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Austin Farmers’ Market at Mueller, 4209 Airport Blvd.; 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Hometown Halloween, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Austin Farmers’ Market at Lakeline, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.

Mock Surgery. Kids get operating room experience as well as demonstrations for surgical equipment and simulated surgeries at this event. Adult health screenings will be available to companions. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W. 38th St.

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 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. 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. 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 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. Monday-Thursday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

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. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Great Outdoors. Fairy Garden Workshops. 11 a.m. first Saturday of the month. Reserve online. $20. Great Outdoors. 2730 S. Congress Ave. gonursery.com


First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Contemporary Austin. Teen Boo-nanza: A Night of Arts and Witchcraft. Free. 7 p.m. Friday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about shapes in October, 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Tinkering Take Homes for ages 4 and up. String Art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Straw Fest. Pumpkin-carving, petting zoo, zombie makeovers and more. 11 a.m. to 5 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. Bubblefest with Milly McSilly. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $12. Halloween Party. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com


Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First Village free screenings. "The Lion King." 6:30 p.m. Friday. Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road. mlf.org

Austin Film Society. "The Secret Garden." The book comes to the big screen. Noon Sunday. $9. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.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. 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m Nov. 8. $19-$43. Kleberg Theatre at Zach Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents "Rumpelstiltskin." See this classic children’s tale onstage. $8-$10. 2 p.m. Sunday. 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. Saturday-Sunday and 7 p.m. Saturday. 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. Sunday. $20. AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org


Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $10-$15. 3 p.m. Sunday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, austinsymphony.org

Saturday Morning Kids Live Concert. 9 a.m. Saturdays. This week hear: Strawbitty Yops. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road. hiveaustin.com

Rock & Roll Playhouse. The Music of Phish for Kids Halloween Spooktacular. 11 a.m. Sunday. $12-$15. The Mohawk. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com


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

BookPeople events: Eva Chen and Derk Desierto read "Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure." 6 p.m. Thursday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Monsters Are Our Friends, Tuesday. Cozy Reads, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations. "The Crayons' Christmas" Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.

Lego Lab. 3 p.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch; 4 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.

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

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Mondays, St. John 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.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Milwood Branch.

Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Old Quarry Branch.

Let's Play Board Game Day! 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. John Branch.

Neighborhood Science: Bees go grocery shopping. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Dia de los Muertos Art Smart. 11 a.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch.

Halloween Party and Costume Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Milwood Branch.

Dia de los Muertos Art Smart. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Caturday at the Library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

College Planning Workshop: Scholarships and Financial Aid. 11 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Tea Rex Party. 10 a.m. Saturday, St. John Branch.

Unicorn University. 10 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Central Library.

Saturday Movie Matinee: "Mary Poppins Returns." 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

Weekend Builders. 2 p.m. Saturday, Hampton Branch.

Bullet Journal Social. 3 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.