Weekly Planner: October 26 – November 1, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, horse rides, ice cream and lots more. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls.

Baby Bloomers: Nursery Rhymes (Itsy Bitsy Spider) - 9-10 a.m., Explore the smallest spider you ever did see with handmade spider puppets!! Have fun catching and collecting spiders, investigate frozen ice spiders and design your own spider creations in our spider dough! Cost: $2.50 (members) and $4.50 (non-members).  The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock) – 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from the Signing Connection will lead this storytime that incorporates classic children’s books to help you learn basic American Sign Language signs. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35, Ste 375, Round Rock.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids (Bee Cave) – 10-11 am. Mr. Will is back with his popular kid’s music class!  Kids get to sing along to old favorites and Mr. Will originals! FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Storytime with Dr. Candra 11:00 am. Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480.

Homeschool Teens: Fake Scars & Cuts (Pflugerville) – 1:30-2:30 p.m., Learn how to make fake scars and cuts, just in time for Halloween! Any teens ages 12-18 who are homeschool students are invited to attend this weekly program. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

IKEA’s Monday Funday: Costume Contest (Round Rock) – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Enjoy a FREE Halloween Costume Contest and Scavenger Hunt! Prizes, IKEA Food Offers. IKEA, 1 IKEA Way, Round Rock.

Night Crafters Junior - 6 p.m., Enjoy kid-friendly crafts based on great picture books. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library.

Paws & Read (Pflugerville) – 6-7 p.m., Independent readers share a good book with a canine member of the Austin Dog Alliance. Grades K – 2. Free! Children register for a shared 15 minute slot. Two children can register for the same slot. They take turns reading and petting the dog. Registration begins 9/14. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – 6-7:30 p.m., Acompáñenos en esta celebración familiar para honrar a los muertos. Habrá libros y cuentos, arte y manualidades, música y calaveras de azúcar. Este evento es apto para todas las edades. Join us for an all-ages celebration of books and stories, arts and crafts, music and sugar skulls to honor the dead! FREE! APL – University Hills Branch.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, horse rides, ice cream and lots more. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls.

Whole Foods Kid’s Club – 9:30 a.m., Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? Come to Kids Club every Tuesday at 9:30 am! We’ll have different crafts and/or story time each week.Appropriate for ages 2-5yrs old. Story-time is held in our community room upstairs (to the left of the elevators/stairway) and parental supervision is requested. Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Books and Babies – 10 a.m., A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. FREE! APL – North Village Branch.

Free Admission to Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria - 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the exhibits and the grounds of the Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria for FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street.

Wild & Wacky Weather – 10:15 a.m., If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change! Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather! FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch.

Todler Storytime – 10:15 am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games.  Ages 18 months – 3 years. FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Wild Things with a Twist Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Come join the fun as a king or a wild thing during an interactive storytime of Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak with creative interpretation by Lizzy Samples! Kiddos, be sure to dress up in your wildest costumes! The storytime and performance will get you amped up for Halloween with just the right amount of fun and spooky! The story is about how a young  boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by crazy monsters,known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime – 11 am. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.  FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Sensory Storytime – 11:15 a.m., Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families and friends. FREE! APL – Carver Branch.

Baby Day at The Alamo Drafthouse –  Movies before 2 p.m. The lights are up a bit, the sound is down a bit so moms and dads can head to the movies without the babies even knowing that they were at the movies. Infants are welcome to these shows, and of course, are allowed in for free. Take some time for yourself, pack up the kids, and head out to the Alamo Drafthouse for some much needed entertainment! Regular admission applies. Please note: Baby day is only on Tuesdays at the Alamo Village, Alamo South Lamar, Alamo Lakeline and Alamo Slaughter Lane.

Homeschool Kids  (Pflugerville) – 2-3 p.m., Informal enrichment activities that explore reading, science and art. This week we will make Plastic Canvas Pumpkins. FREE! Materials available while supplies last. Homeschool kids ages 5 to 8 are welcome. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Crafternoon - 3:30 p.m., Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL – Howson Branch.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 pm. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities.  Recommended for ages 5 and under. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Storytime at Whole Foods  – 9-10 a.m., Bring the little ones, it’s story time! Each week we will feature a different story, interactive craft and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods, 4301 W. William Cannon.

Music with Mar (Round Rock) – 9:15 – 10:15 am. Music with Mar. is a class where a caregiver and child (ages birth through preschool)participate together in musical activities. These classes are focused on the four main areas of development – cognitive, social, motor and language. Classes are drop-in. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 a.m.,  Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include a hands on activity, story, nature walk and of course, nature play! New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your water bottle! Included in cost of admission. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 am. Storytime featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for ages 5 and under. FREE! APL –  Terrazas Branch.

Todler Storytime – 10:15 am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games.  Ages 18 months – 3 years. FREE! APL – multiple locations.

BookPeople Puppet Show Storytime – 10:30 a.m., This morning we have our practically perfect and positively preposterous puppeteers here to perform a fabulous rendition of one of our favorite stories for Halloween–Abiyoyo! Don’t be late for this wonderful performance! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime – 11 am. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.  FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Wild & Wacky Weather – 11:30 a.m., If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change! Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather! FREE! APL – University Hills Branch.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Books and Babies – 2 p.m., Recommended for ages 0-18 months. A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Bilingual Japanese Storytime – 3:30 p.m., Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Austin Public Library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children. FREE! APL- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill.

Crafts and Face Painting with GlitteeRee (Round Rock) – 4-6 p.m. Crafts and Face Painting by GlitteRee are included in regular admission. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Community Night at The Thinkery - 4-8 p.m.,  Admission is by donation only. Entry is based on a first come, first served basis. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.

Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead - 5:30 p.m., Acompáñenos en esta celebración familiar para honrar a los muertos. Habrá libros y cuentos, arte y manualidades, música y calaveras de azúcar. Este evento es apto para todas las edades. Join us for an all-ages celebration of books and stories, arts and crafts, music and sugar skulls to honor the dead! FREE! APL – multiple locations.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – 6-8 p.m., Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Lane and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, horse rides, ice cream and lots more. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Signing Connection: Baby Sign and Play (Round Rock) – 9:30 am. Baby Sign & Play Classes provide an interactive learning session for child and parent to begin the path to learn basic sign language communication skills. Research has shown how pre-verbal children, who learn ASL, have reduced frustration and stress by being able to convey their needs and feelings. Learning Sign Language is a fun way for the whole family to learn a second language.  Baby Sign & Play is designed for children ages 0-3. Cost: $7 per class. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock.

Free Admission at The Blanton – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursdays are free to the public. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.AdvertisementAdvertisement
Wild & Wacky Weather – 10:15 a.m., If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change! Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather! FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch.

Dual Language Storytime – 10:15 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL – Pleasant Hill Branch.

Story Time with the Friendly Witch (Pflugerville) – 10:30 -11:30 a.m.,  Story Time will feature a visit from a very special guest… the Friendly Witch! Enjoy books and songs, followed by a craft. Children are encouraged to dress up. Bring your camera to take a picture of your child with the Friendly Witch. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Sensory Storytime – 11:30 a.m., Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families and friends. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch.

Book Circle: Glow-in-the-Dark Costume Dance Party – 3:30 p.m., Recommended for ages 5 and up. Join us for stories, crafts, games and more. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch.

Halloween Festival and Hayride (Georgetown) – 5:30-8:30 p.m., Admission is FREE, but each booth or activity charges a fee to participate. Please bring $1 bills and quarters! Hayrides will load outside the Community Center, with the first ride leaving at at 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales will STOP at 8:00 p.m. but all tickets sold will be honored. Tickets will be $1 for children ages 1-4 years and $2 for everyone else (ages 5 – adult). The Hayride is not scary – it is a friendly hay ride through the park with Halloween themed decorations, aimed towards younger children. We will show a FREE Movie in the Park. Disney’s Halloweentown (PG) will begin at 6:45 pm at the Gazebo in San Gabriel Park. Bring your own refreshments. Back again this year is a Trick-or-Treat Village! The Trick-or-treat Village will be set up in the Community Center front lawn from 5:30-8:30 pm with local businesses and non-profit organizations passing out candy. Trick-or-treat bags will be provided, or bring your own! Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume and enter our Costume Contest! Community Center, San Gabriel Park, Georgetown.

Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead - 6:30 p.m., Acompáñenos en esta celebración familiar para honrar a los muertos. Habrá libros y cuentos, arte y manualidades, música y calaveras de azúcar. Este evento es apto para todas las edades. Join us for an all-ages celebration of books and stories, arts and crafts, music and sugar skulls to honor the dead! FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch.

Movies in the Park: Beetlejuice – 8-10 p.m., Kick off your Halloween weekend with this spooky, off-beat classic – costumes welcome! The fall season of Movies in the Park series continues with this celebration of the Ghost with the Most himself – BEETLEJUICE! Join us at Republic Square Park just before sunset for a FREE screening of this film. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)  –  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with  mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, horse rides, ice cream and lots more. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls.

Monsters & Mayhem Fall Fun Festival (Round Rock) – 9-11:30 a.m., Eeek! Spat! Slime! It will be a ROARing great time! Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation for a Monsters and Mayhem Fall Fun Festival. Calling all of our little preschool monsters to jump in and join in on the fun! Our Monster Mash themed festival will be filled with lots of monstrous activities for all of our little ghouls and goblins. Lots of Frankenstein Fun including Carnival games, Hayrides, Cookies and Punch, Storytime and much more! FREE but people are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the Round Rock Serving Center. Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.

Sprouts at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 10-11 a.m.,  Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include a hands on activity, story, nature walk and of course, nature play! New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your water bottle! Included in cost of admission. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m, Recommended for children aged 5 and under. Storytime featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library.

Storytime Art – Monsters - 10:45 a.m., Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Storytimes are geared to the 3 – 5 year old preschooler, but some projects could easily translate into a Mommy and Me project for those a little younger. And, of course, anyone older is welcome, as well! Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems, and coloring pages. Join us to celebrate Halloween.  Bring your little monsters in costume, if you like. We’ll have a monstrously good time creating a monster craft, reading all our favorite monster books and painting a monster coin bank! Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

Story Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.Advertisement

Halloween in the Hall (Cedar Park) 3-5 p.m., Safe and fun for everyone. Enjoy a photo booth, police car, fire engine and candy! FREE! Costumes welcome!  Cedar Park City Hall, 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park.

28th Annual Monster Concert and Carnival – 4:30-8:30 p.m., Enjoy performances by the Austin High School Orchestra; the Martin, O. Henry and Small Middle School Orchestras and the combined Barton Hills, Bryker Woods, Maplewood, Mathews and Pease 6th Grade Beginner Orchestras, plus ghoulish games, a haunted house, fun house and tasty food. Food and games tickets available for pre-purchase or at the event. Austin High School Performing Arts Center and school grounds, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez St.

Boo Bash (Georgetown) – 5-8 p.m., Come down to the Georgetown Square in costume, young & old and enjoy trick or treating as the merchants stay open. Enjoy the season of witches, goblins and all those creative creatures our enjoying the evening. FREE! Downtown Georgetown Square.

Creative Action’s Kids’ Ball - 5-8 p.m., This FREE, interactive event features make-your-own treats, family-friendly activites, music and dancing. Craft stations will be set up for kids to create custom trick-or-treat bags, magic wands, costume hats and spooky monster puppets. We’ll also have a rollicking performance by Austin favorite, White Ghost Shivers. Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Spooktacular -5-8 p.m., Explore the Bullock after hours at this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, featuring performances, games, interactive activities, art, and more. This year’s program will introduce children and their families to Texas “creepy crawlies” through activities and special screenings of Flight of the Butterflies in the IMAX Theatre. Get hands-on with spooky science from Girlstart and show off your Halloween costume for a special prize. FREE! Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Halloween Party on the Plaza - 6-8 p.m., Join The Domain for a Halloween Party on the Plaza! Enjoy a live performance by Superband, a kids costume parade, face painting, balloon twisting, a pumpkin patch photo opportunity, crafts, games and giveaways. Costumes encouraged. Masks permitted on children ages 12 & under. No toy weapons, please. FREE! Domain II, between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace.

Round Rock Family Festival - 6-9 p.m., The Voice of Round Rock and JRon Entertainment present Round Rock Family Festival. Watch Clyde the Peacemaker at Centennial Plaza produced by JRon Entertainment. Prizes, Fun Games, and Candy. FREE! Centennial Plaza, 301 West Bagdad, Round Rock.

Thinkery’s Halloween Hootenanny – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Whether you come dressed as a paleontologist, superhero, princess, or a buzzing bee you will love doing spooky science with us! The evening’s spooktastic line up includes: Pumpkin Pandemonium – UT’s Fun with Chemistry Program brings you exploding pumpkins, vomiting pumpkins and smoking pumpkins. Messy fun for everyone! Amazing Arthropods – See the wonders of insects larger than life at the Micro Eye exhibit with Nathan Jones of UT’s Brakenridge Field Laboratory. Thriller Dance Lessons – Shake your bones to Michael Jackson’s, Thriller with instructors from Go Dance. Owl Pellet Dissections – Curious about what owls eat? Find out as you carefully dissect the regurgitated undigested parts of an owl’s meal. Sink or Float Pumpkins? – Do you think pumpkins sink or float? The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Sinister Circus Halloween Carnival – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Come one come all, step right up to the main event of the year under the Northwest Big Top! You’ll find everything to have a haunting good time: bounce house, popcorn, carnival games, candy, prizes, a sinister circus trick-or-treat trail and even more Halloween fun! *First 10 tickets & endless trips through the Trick-or-Treat Trail FREE! Additional tickets for only 25¢. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.

Boo at the Zoo –  6:30-9 p.m., Wear a costume (no adult masks, please), ride the Haunted Train, explore the Haunted House and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight! Plus, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. Austin Zoo will be illuminated and decorated for the occasion. Tickets are $12.50 and include a train pass and unlimited Haunted House visits. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spooky Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Calling all hearing and Deaf ghouls, goblins and ghosts! Creep and crawl your way through Texas School for the Deaf Foundation’s third annual Spooky Skedaddle 5K timed run, 1K Fun Run & Halloween Festival. Come in costume; bring your family and friends.  Come in costume and enjoy an afternoon full of races, music, food trucks, trick-or-treating and festival games. Entry Fees: Admission is FREE, Heal Yeah 5K race $35, Spooky Skedaddle 1K Fun Run $3. Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress Ave.

Fable Fest 5K & Fun Fest (Cedar Park) – Race starts at 8:30am, Pied Piper 1 mile starts at 10:15am , Festival 11am to 2pm. Start off with our Fable Fest 5K and kids Pied Piper 1 mile and continue the celebration with tasty treats, games, inflatables, food trailers, demonstrations , and a petting zoo. All proceeds benefit the Library. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

3rd Annual KidZone Putts & Pumpkins – 9-11am, Grab your Halloween costumes and clubs for this FREE Halloween event just for kids – no registration required. The first 200 kids ages 12 and under playing Topgolf will get a FREE Halloween-themed gift. There will be a costume contest at 10:30 a.m. Topgolf Austin, 2700 Esperanza Crossing.

Hero-Sized Halloween – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Come join the North Village Branch this Halloween for a fun-filled family program featuring the Avengers films. There will be a special Heroic Storytime with lots of titles to check out. We’ll also have engaging games, contests and a photo booth with props. Feeling crafty? You can make cool t-shirts with spray paint! Size availability isn’t guaranteed, so you may want to bring an old t-shirt that fits. Finally, we’ll watch the Avengers films with tasty snacks to share. Costumes are encouraged. As always, programs at the Austin Public Library are free and open to the public.  FREE! APL – North Village Branch.

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Halloween Express  (Cedar Park) – 10 a.m., returning at 4 p.m., Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer to celebrate Halloween! We journey through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel. During the two hour layover in Burnet you can enjoy lunch on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and the Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Special tricks and treats will be on board and costumes are encouraged! All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 6 hours round trip with a 2 hour layover. Austin Steam Train Association, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park.

Make a Cape Workshop – 10 a.m. to noon, Attention all magicians, witches, superheroes, super villians and royalty of all ages: head to the Austin Creative Reuse Center to make a cape! Materials, machines and sewing assistance provided. RSVP to info@austincreativereuse.org. $5 donation per cape. Austin Creative Reuse Center, 6406 N IH-35, Suite #1801.

Just a Minute! A Día de los Muertos Play - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Celebrate el día de los muertos with this staged adaptation of Yuyi Morales’s fantastical award-winning books Just a Minute and Just in Case. Señor Calavera wants Grandma Beetle to leave with him right away, but she still has one house to sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas – and that’s just the start! Kids of all ages will love these bilingual counting and alphabet tales. Cost: $7 for kids 12 and under, $12 for adults. Available online at Brownpapertickets.com and sold at the door. Free show parking as available in Austin’s uptown museum district. Metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.  Recommended for all ages! Austin Scottish Rite Theater  207 W. 18th Street.

Whovian Halloween (Round Rock) – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Join us on Halloween for a celebration of all things Doctor Who at this come-and-go family event. Enjoy Whovian themed food, games, trivia, and a craft. Dress in Doctor Who costumes and join in the fun! From 1 to 2 pm, there will be two special guests, the Eleventh Doctor and his companion Amy (costume characters from Princess and Co). You will be able to meet guests, take photos, and play games based on the show with them. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Trunk or Treat (Pflugerville) – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Happy Howloween! Come get some yummy candy while meeting some ADORABLE pfurry pfriends at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. PLUS an all ages costume contest with prizes! Come and adopt a pet! FREE! Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook Drive.

Winnie the Pooh - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Winnie-the-Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Come see A.A. Milne’s beloved characters in this charming musical adaptation. Tickets: starting at $15. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

Halloween Storytime: Trick or Treat for Books - 11:30 a.m., Gather at BookPeople this Halloween for a storytime filled with our favorite type of treats – new books!  Storytime will be in our amphitheater starting at 11:30AM, featuring stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary).  Then, after storytime, join the costume parade around the store, which will start on our second floor and end at the front of the store where you’ll get your treat – a free book to bring home! This Halloween Party is perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 and under. Can’t make the storytime and parade? We’ll be handing out books to trick-or-treaters all day! Kids can stop by any time on October 31st for a special Halloween treat! (While supplies last.) FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Viva la Vida Festival 2015 - Noon – 8p.m., This year, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession, a Day of the Dead mercado, live music, a Sugar Skull float by local piñata artisans Monica and Sergio Lejarazu from Jumpolin Piñatas, an exhibition with community altars highlighting the states of Mexico inside the Museum, and educational programs. Attendees can also taste traditional foods from Austin’s best food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos. The 2015 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.The grand procession begins at 6th Street between Chicon and Comal and travels an entire mile west on 6th Street to the festival location. People of all ages can take part in the parade. To participate, register here. Northwest corner of 4th St. & Congress in downtown Austin.

Hometown Halloween – 2-5 p.m., Downtown Round Rock knows how to put on an event and Halloween is no exception! The Hometown Halloween celebration is a great way to connect with your community, have fun with your family and best of all it creates a stress-free, scare-free environment where the treats are sweet and the activities are far from tricky. Trick-or-treating, live music, hayrides and more! FREE! Downtown Round Rock.

Halloween Costume Party with Jason Segel - 3 p.m., Kids, put on your Halloween best and join us for a very special costume party with Jason Segel, actor and author of Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. This is the sequel to Segel’s hilarious, bestselling middle grade novel, Nightmares. Inspired by his own childhood experience with nightmares, Segel tells the story of young Charlie Laird, who lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld and has a very active dream life. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic from BookPeople. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Halloween Trick or Treating (Bee Cave) – 4-9 p.m., FREE face painting, kids entertainment, live music music, and of course trick or treating! The fun starts at 4pm in the outdoor Amphitheater with kids entertainment by Joe McDermott, then trick or treating follows from 4p-6pm. Make the rounds at over 100 stores and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria to trick or treat! Be sure to wear your costume! We will end the day with a live music performance by Chubby Knuckle Choir! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Last Straw Festival – 12-4 p.m., The “Scarecrows + Straw Men” competition is the central feature of UMLAUF’s first annual LAST STRAW FEST. Austin businesses, artists, architects, and neighborhood groups are invited to participate in a “Scarecrow” competition that confronts their worst fears and reinforce their desire to win. Entries will be judged throughout the week and prizes awarded at the festival on Sunday, November 1, which will take place of Family Day at the UMLAUF. This festival features a host of fun fall activities including food, music and arts and crafts! UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee.

Just a Minute! A Día de los Muertos Play - 12:30 & 2:30 p.m., Celebrate el día de los muertos with this staged adaptation of Yuyi Morales’s fantastical award-winning books Just a Minute and Just in Case. Señor Calavera wants Grandma Beetle to leave with him right away, but she still has one house to sweep, two pots of tea to boil, three pounds of corn to make into tortillas – and that’s just the start! Kids of all ages will love these bilingual counting and alphabet tales. Cost: $7 for kids 12 and under, $12 for adults. Available online at Brownpapertickets.com and sold at the door. Free show parking as available in Austin’s uptown museum district. Metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.  Recommended for all ages! Austin Scottish Rite Theater  207 W. 18th Street.

Evergreen Farm Pumpkin Hunt1–5 p.m., The Pumpkin Hunt is a family-friendly event where children of all ages can enjoy fall activities. All activities are ongoing throughout the day, allowing families to customize their experience at the farm. Pumpkins of all sizes will be available for purchase. Free admission; $2.50 – $5.00 for some activities. The premier event, the Pumpkin Hunt ($2.50), includes a wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden in the trees. After the Hunt, enjoy pumpkin decorating on the pavilion along with the other activities and games. Evergreen Farm, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin.

Winnie the Pooh - 2 p.m., Winnie-the-Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Come see A.A. Milne’s beloved characters in this charming musical adaptation. Tickets: starting at $15. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

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