What are you doing the long weekend with the kids, Oct. 6-9

The long three-day Columbus Day weekend, and hey, the day before, too, are filled with many things to do with the kids.

Just keep in mind it’s Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend. Give yourself a little extra time if you’re going anywhere near downtown.

The weather every day will be the standard 90, 91 degrees, sunny with a 10 percent chance of rain. Don’t forget your sunscreen and bug spray if you’re going outside.

Enjoy these and other family-friendly activities:

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 in 2016.
Erika Rich for American-Statesman

 

Friday

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. Friday. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m.  Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Thinkery. 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. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Friday-Saturday

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

Pollyanna Theatre Company presents “A Moon of my Own.”

Friday-Sunday

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. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.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. Friday-Sunday. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids

Friday-Monday

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

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Farm Fun. Explore a corn maze, hay bale maze and a crazy maze, plus go on a hay ride, visit animals and get a mini pumpkin to decorate. Big pumpkins to purchase. $7. Beginning Friday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

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

Saturday

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

Fall Family Fun Days. Enjoy raptor shows, snake shows, sheep shearing, corn shucking, apple cider making, live music, and lots of local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, and bread and more. $9-$3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in October. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane. crowesnestfarm.org

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

Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Barnes & Noble Events: Lego Make and Take Ninjago. 4 p.m. Saturday, all locations; 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “The Poky Little Puppy,” Oct. 7.

BookPeople Story time:  Monsters are our Friends, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Lego Make and Take Ninjago. 4 p.m. Saturday, all locations; 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “The Poky Little Puppy,” Saturday.

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

Monthly Book Sale. 10 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

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

Austin Children’s Choir. 1 p.m. Saturday. Cepeda Branch.

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

Toybrary Austin. 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. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Wildflower Center. Tracks, Scats & Signs. See how animals have been busy in the garden$15 adults, $10 children. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday.  Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop is open for pumpkin finding and more. Photos: Barton Hill Farms

Saturday-Sunday

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Go hunting pumpkins, launch pumpkins, train ride, maze, mini golf, fishing pond pony rides and bounce house. $2.50 for each activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Thumbelina.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $8-$10. 10 a.m. Saturday, 21; 2 p.m. Sunday. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley.

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 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

Saturday-Monday

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. Saturday-Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

 

 

 

 

“Rosita y Conchita” is a bilingual Día de los Muertos play at Scottish Rite Theater.

 

 

Sunday

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

BookPeople events. 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. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

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

Monday

Thinkery. The museum is open, but there will not be Baby Bloomers. The museum does have two special workshops: Monster Masterpieces. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. Monday. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Child safety car seat check.  9 a.m. Monday, CommUnity Care Clinic, 211 Comal St. Register at 512-972-7233. austintexas.gov