Plan your October with these Austin family events

October is full of family-friendly events to try. Set your calendar for these events:

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop opened its corn maze for the season. You ll find a pumpkin patch, farm animals, face painting, a 2,000-square-foot jumping pillow, a train and food. Barton Hill Farms

Events

Lantern Festival. Release lanterns, dance, eat s’mores and more. $7-$60. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. 3 p.m. to past dark. Cotton Bowl Speedway, 1175 County Road 202, Paige. thelanternfest.com

Austin School Expo. See what different preschools, private schools and charter schools are available to you. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1. Pan Am Rec Center, 2100 E. Third St. and Austin Sports Complex, 1420 Grande Toro Blvd. Free. austinschoolexpo.com

Dress up for Littles. Kids ages 1-5 can play dress up in different costumes. 10 a.m. Oct. 2. Brentwood Social House, 1601 W Koenig Lane.

Domain Northside Kids. Come to the lawn at the Domain Northside for activities for kids 18 months to 6 years old. This month’s theme: Spooked. Free. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 4. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com

Starry Nights. See a star show in the mini-planetarium and see how the Ancient Greeks saw the universe. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5 Free. Girlstart. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. girlstart.org

Child safety car seat check. 9 a.m. Oct. 3. Free. Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. 9 a.m. Oct. 9, CommUnity Care Clinic, 211 Comal St. 9 a.m. Oct. 18, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. Register at 512-972-7233. austintexas.gov.

Father-Daughter Dance. $10 per family. 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Virginia Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Blessing Ave. austintexas.gov

Monarch Appreciation Day. Activities including crafts that are all about the butterfly. Free with admission. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov

Fall festivals

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins. 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.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $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. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House. $0.75 games, $1 haunted house. 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. austintexasgov

Pumpkin Carving. Free pumpkins based on household size, plus games, face painting and more. 11 a.m. Oct. 28. Saturday, Carver Center, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

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. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Museums

First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Oct. 7. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Bullock MuseumH-E-B Free First Sunday. Go West. Free family fun around westward expansion. Noon Oct. 1. Living History Days. Reenactors stroll through the museum. 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Little Texans: My Favorite Things. 10 a.m. Oct. 12. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Story time: Cowboys and Cowgirls. 10 a.m. Oct. 26. Spooktacular. Come dress for Halloween activities. 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Community Night: Disability Awareness. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Free, but donations go to Variety — the Children’s Charity of Texas. Little Thinkers Club. 1,2,3 … Paint with Me. Learn about painting. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesdays, through Oct. 25. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Little Thinkers Club. Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays,through Oct. 27. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Monster Masterpieces. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. Oct. 9. $20. Sensory Friendly Hours. Play from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 22, then head to The Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller for a sensory friendly screening of “Trolls” at 10:30 a.m. Made possible for free by Variety, but reserve your theater seat with a $5 voucher for food and drink. Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Come in costume and ready for fun. $15 adults, $13 children. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27. Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Whisks and Wizards. Make Halloween-themed food. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9, Oct. 21-22. $8. Costume Design. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15, Oct. 28-29.Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Pinhole cameras. Take your selfie with an old-fashioned camera you made yourself. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Tree Tales. Learn more about trees with Tree Folks and make art around it. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Wee-Searchers for children 5 and younger. Learn about science through song, play and stories. 9 a.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. Science Saturday: HalloweenSTEAM. Noon-4 p.m Oct. 28. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

Wildflower Center. Movies in the Wild: “Flight of the Butterflies.” See the movie outside. $12, free for kids younger than 4. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Tracks, Scats & Signs. See how animals have been busy in the garden$15 adults, $10 children. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 7. Nature Nets. See what’s in the ponds. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 14. Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling. Create journals for writing and sketching. $15 adults, $10 children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Botanical Drawing. Create art based on the garden, for ages 10 and up. $40. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28. 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 except. Oct. 17. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Daddy & Me Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7. $7. Staci Gray Outdoor Concert. 6 p.m. Oct. 14. $10 per child. Peppa Pig visits. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Halloween Party with Slime! 10: 30 a.m. Oct. 26. $10 per child. Pinkalicious Story Time with Paramount Theatre. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Bill Murray, left, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters.” Credit: Columbia Pictures.

Movies

That’s My Face: Youth and Young Adult Film Series: “I am not Your Negro.” Free. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Alamo Drafthouse events. “Ghostbusters” Party. 7 p.m. Oct. 1, Mueller. “The Adams Family” Party. 4 p.m. Oct. 15, Mueller. “Goosebumps” with introduction by R.L. Stine. 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Mueller. Alamo for All, sensory-friendly screening of “Trolls.” 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Mueller. Free, but $5 food voucher required. drafthouse.com.

Theater

Pollyanna Theatre Company presents “A Moon of My Own.” A young girl goes on an adventure with the moon. For kids kindergarten through second grade. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, Oct. 5-6; Oct. 2, Oct. 5-6; 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8. $10.50-$13.50. 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. Sept. 30, Oct. 21; 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Oct. 29. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 8, 14-15, 22 and 28-29; 1 p.m. Oct. 14-15, Oct. 22, Oct. 28-29. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Thumbelina.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21; 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley.

“Shopkins Live! Shop It Up.” Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $29.50-$59.50. 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

“Paw Patrol Live!” See the TV show come to the stage. Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $23-$74. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 28, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Zoe wiebusch, 5 of Austin paints on an mural at Austin Kiddie Limits on the final day of weekend two of the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Music

Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $14-$19. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 29.  Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1925 E. 51st St. austinsymphony.org.

Austin Kiddie Limits. Hear kids music plus build things, make art and dance. Free for kids 10 and younger with parent with a wristband. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8, Oct. 13-15. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids.

Big Don Kid Show. It’s a hip-hop storytelling show, plus CD release party. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.

The Texas Teen Book Festival is happening on Saturday at St. Edward’s University. Texas Teen Book Festival

Books

Texas Teen Book Festival. See some of your favorite young adult authors. Free. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7. St. Edward’s University. texasteenbookfestival.org

BookPeople events. Events: Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson read “When’s My Birthday?” 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1; Katherine Applegate reads and signs “Wishtree.” 6 p.m. Oct. 4; Tara Dairman, Jeannie Mobley and Christina Soontornvat read “The Great Hibernation,” Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element” and “In a Dark Land.” 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Marit Weisenberg reads “Select.” 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Will Kostakis and Adi Alsaid read and sign “The Sidekicks” and “North of Happy.” 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Story times: New books, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3; Baby Signs, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4; Monsters are our Friends, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7; Milly McSilly, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10; Ms. Staci Gray, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11; Diwali, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14; Armstrong Community Music School, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17; Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18; Paramount Theatre Pinkalicious, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21; Princess Adventures, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24; Modern First Library, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25; Best Friends Forever, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28; Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Books, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Lego Make and Take Ninjango. 4 p.m. Oct. 7, all locations; 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “The Poky Little Puppy,” Oct. 7; “After the Fall,” Oct. 14; “Good Day, Good Night,” Oct. 21; “Mary McScary,” Oct. 28.

“Coraline’ was nominated  for an Oscar for best animated feature. Focus Features

At the library

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Howson Branch; 10:15 a.m. Oct. 3, Carver Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Pleasant Hill Branch; 10:15 a.m. Oct. 7, Windsor Park Branch; 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12, Cepeda Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Milwood Branch; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Manchaca Road Branch; 2:15 p.m. Oct. 20, St. John Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Twin Oaks Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Spicewood springs Branch; 10:15 a.m. Oct. 27, Ruiz Branch; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31, Terrazas Branch.

Tween STEAM: Java 101. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Spicewood Springs Branch. Robotics. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Windsor Park Branch; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Sew Happy, for ages 10 and up. 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Manchaca Road Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, North Village Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25; Little Walnut Creek Branch. Bow Wow Reading with George. 3:45 a.m. Oct. 11, Pleasant Hill Road.

Music and Movement. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Hampton Branch; 11 a.m. Oct. 5, Howson Branch; 11 a.m. Oct. 9, Pleasant Hill Branch; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11, Manchaca Road Branch; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11, Manchaca Road Branch; 11 a.m. Oct. 12, Howson Branch; 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Howson Branch.

Graphic Novel Book Club: “Harlem Hellfighters.” 6 p.m. Oct. 5, North Village Branch.

Monthly Book Sale. 10 a.m. Oct. 7, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Boo the Flu. Learn about community health resources, get free flu shots and more. 11 a.m. Oct. 7, Travis High School.

Austin Children’s Choir. 1 p.m. Oct. 7. Cepeda Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” 2 p.m. Oct. 7, Windsor Park Branch.

Austin Ukestra ukulele group. 1 p.m. Oct. 8, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Manchaca Road Branch; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Twin Oaks Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct 24, Howson Branch.

Family Movie Night: “Coraline.” 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Twin Oaks Branch; “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Old Quarry Branch.

NBTween Book Club: “It Ain’t so Awful, Falafel.” 4 p.m. Oct. 11, Howson Branch; “A Tale Dark and Grimm.” 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Twin Oaks Branch. “Tru and Nelle,” 6 p.m. Spicewood Springs Branch.

Día de los Muertos. 4 p.m. Oct. 12, Twin Oaks Branch; 5 p.m. Oct. 23, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Recycled Reads Bookstore; 4 p.m. Ruiz Branch, Oct. 31; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Barking Book Buddies: Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Oct. 14, Manchaca Road Branch.

Teen Book Club: “Ramona Blue.” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Howson Branch; “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club: “Fortunately the Milk.” 6 p.m. Oct. 18, Hampton Branch.

Family Craft Night. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Howson Branch; 7 p.m. Hampton Branch, Oct. 26.

Crafting for a Cause. 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Manchaca Road Branch.

Central Library Grand Opening. 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Central Library.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Recycled Reads Bookstore.