Fill your week with museums, festivals and more family fun, Nov. 5-11


Events

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon-7:30 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, kids 12 and younger free. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com

Veterans Day Parade. Celebrate veterans while the parade goes down Congress Avenue downtown. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. austinveteransparade.org

Child safety car seat check. 9 a.m. Tuesday. Free. Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. Register at 512-972-7233. austintexas.gov

Fall festivals

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov 5. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Museums

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday. Free family fun around the museum. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Little Texans: I Spy. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. Nature as Our Canvas! Make art inspired by nature. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesdays through Dec. 13. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Little Thinkers Club. Amazing Animals. Do art and yoga inspired by animals. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays through Dec. 15. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Baby Bloomers. Learn all about shapes. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Owl Pellet Dissection. See what an owl ate by looking at its poop. For ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Storytelling with Ozobots. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and older. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Neill-Cochran House Museum. H istory Lab: Printing techniques. Learn how to create a message using old-fashioned techniques. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Action Painting. Learn how to make art by throwing paper pulp. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Sábados en Familia. Explore arts and healthy activities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. 600 River St. austintexas.gov/esbmacc

Hill Country Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Geosciences & Energy. All day Thursday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Tooth Fairy visits. Learn how to brush your teeth correctly and hear a story. 10:30 a.m. Thursday.Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Harry Potter Fest. See all the movies Friday-Dec. 9. Various prices. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. 12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. bluestarlitedrivein.com

Alamo Drafthouse events: PBS Kids “Wild Kratts.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. Cartoon Network Presents “Ben 10: Omni-Tricked.” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Theater

“Bot Party 3.0.” It’s a robot game show. 2 p.m. Sunday. $14-$20. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: “Block Heads,” improv based on Minecraft. 2 p.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

“Pinkalicious: The Musical.” The book comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 and up. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“The Diary of Anne Frank.” 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$18. EmilyAnn Theatre 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org/productions

Pollyanna Theatre Company presents “Chicken Story Time.” Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time. Hear stories with a lot of chickens. For ages 2-4. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Saturday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Ballet Austin’s Creative Movement free classes. 2:45 p.m. Saturday, ages 18 months to 2; 3:30 p.m. Saturday, age 3; 4:15 p.m. Saturday, ages 4-5. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Music

Big Don Kid Show. It’s a hip-hop storytelling show. 10 a.m. Sunday. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.

Books

Texas Book Festival. Head to the kids’ area and get your books signed, find new books and listen to authors read their stories. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Capitol grounds. texasbookfestival.org

BookPeople Story times: Illustrator Spotlight: Misha Blaise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ms. Staci. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Paramount Theatre: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Paramount Theatre story time. 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum. Mini Maker Faire. Noon, Saturday, Arboretum. 1 1 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “A Loud Winter’s Nap.”

At the library

Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Scout. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. Bow Wow Reading with George. 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Music & Movement. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Manchaca Road Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” For ages 5 and older. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Graphic Novel Book Club. The Infinite Loop.” 7 p.m. Friday, Windsor Park Branch.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Sew Happy. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch.

NBTween Book Club “Real Friends.” 4 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.

NaNoWriMo: Writing Workshop for Teens. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library.

Night Builders: Family Lego Lab. 7 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.



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