Plan ahead with these Austin family events in November

November is full of family-friendly events, especially as we gear up for the winter holidays. Set your calendar for these:

Events

Kensington Jordan dances to a DJ with other girls at the Girls Empowerment Network’s “We Are Girls” conference in 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

We Are Girls. Girls Empowerment Network’s conference for girls in third through eighth grade and the people who love them. It’s the 10th year of this conference. Expect a birthday party extravaganza. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive. $30 girlsempowermentnetwork.org

Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5. $15 adults, kids 12 and younger free. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com

Veteran’s Day Parade. Celebrate veterans while the parade goes down Congress Avenue downtown. 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 11. austinveteransparade.org.

ATX Think Bilingual Fair. Learn about programs and resources for bilingual education. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. austin.thinkbilingual.org

Jasper Czysz, 4, holds onto his Hot Wheels toy he is ready to donate, but first watches the annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. This year it’s a week earlier than in year’s past. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Chuy’s Children’s Giving to Children Parade. It’s early this year, so set your calendar now. Free. 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa while you see the floats go by. chuysparade.com.

Turkey Trot and Kids K. The Kids K starts this Thanksgiving tradition. $10. 8:45 a.m. Nov. 23. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/turkey-trot

Gingerbread Fun Run 1 K. A fun run for kids of all ages and abilities that benefits the Thinkery. $18-$22. 9 a.m. Nov. 18. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

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: Rodeoed. Free. 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 1. Reservations required. domainnorthside.com

Starry Nights. See a star show in the mini-planetarium and learn how the Ancient Greeks saw the universe. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. Girlstart. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. girlstart.org

Child safety car seat check. 9 a.m. Nov. 7. Free. Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. 9 a.m. Nov. 13, CommUnity Care Clinic, 211 Comal St. 9 a.m. Nov. 15, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. 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.-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

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Buy Christmas trees beginning Nov. 24. On the weekend, paint pine cones and roast s’mores. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Buy Christmas trees beginning Nov. 24. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Santa on the Terrace. Come meet Santa and More. Free. 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Long Center, Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Ollie Mae Barnet, 1,  and Luna Santana, 2, play in the Light Lab at the Thinkery. The museum has many workshops for kids their age. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Museums

Fall Festival and Star Party. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov/ansc

First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Nov. 5. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Bullock MuseumH-E-B Free First Sunday. Free family fun around wthe museum. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Living History Days. Re-enactors stroll through the museum. 10 a.m. Nov. 2. Little Texans: I Spy. 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Parents’ Night Out. The kids ages four and up play at the Thinkery, while you see a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 3. $40 for first child, $20 each additional child. Community Night: Native American Heritage. See dances, learn about culture and make art.4-8 p.m. Nov. 1. Free, but donations accepted. 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. Colorful Creations. Learn about rainbows. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. Nov. 20. $20. 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 up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5, Nov. 18-20. $8. Storytelling with Ozobots. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, Nov. 24-26. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Printing techniques. Learn how to create a message using old-fashioned techniques. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. 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. Nov. 11. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Hill Country Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Geosciences & Energy. All day Nov. 9. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Wildflower Center. Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden. Explore the butterfly garden. $15 adults, $10 children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Texas Arbor Day. Climb the trees in the arbor with harnesses. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4. 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. Fairy Party. Make fairy crafts and more. 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 4. $10 a child. 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. Nov. 9. Thanksgiving story time and craft. A snack, craft and fun with Hideout Theater guest. $10:30 a.m. Nov. 17. $10 per child. Meet Curious George! 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. $10 per child. Enchanted Castle. Milly McSilly will entertain. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Blue Starlite is showing every Harry Potter movie in November.

Movies

Harry Potter Fest. See all the movies Nov. 10-Dec. 9. Various prices. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. 12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. bluestarlitedrivein.com

That’s My Face: Youth and Young Adult Film Series: “Born Again Artist.” The story of Vietnamese American artists Christine Hoang. Free. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Alamo Drafthouse events: PBS Kids “Wild Kratts.” 10 a.m. Nov. 11-12, Lakeline. Cartoon Network Presents “Ben 10: Omni-Tricked.” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

“Chicken Story Time” is from Pollyanna Theatre Company.

Theater

“Bot Party 3.0.” It’s a robot game show. 8 p.m. Nov. 3-4, 2 p.m. Nov. 4-5. $20-$14. 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. Nov. 5. $20-$18. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“The Diary of Anne Frank.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, 10 11 and 17. 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 12. $18-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org/productions

Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live!” America’s zookeeper 2 p.m. Nov. 12. $30-$57. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“A Christmas Carol.” 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 25-17. $8-$10. 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. Nov. 9-11, Nov. 16-18, 11 a.m. Nov. 9-11, Nov. 16-18. $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. Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25. 1 p.m. Nov. 24. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The holiday TV special comes to the stage. Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $29-$59. 4 p.m. Nov. 24, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 25. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Ballet Austin’s Creative Movement free classes. 2:45 p.m. Nov. 11, ages 18 months to 2; 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11, age 3; 4:15 p.m. Nov. 11, ages 4-5. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Peppa Pig Live! 6 p.m. Nov. 29. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 300 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com

Music

Big Don Kid Show. It’s a hip-hop storytelling show. 10 a.m. Nov. 5. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.

Head to the children’s tent of the Texas Book Festival.
Ralph Barrera/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Books

Texas Book Festival. Head to the kids’ area and get your books signed, find new books and listen to authors read their stories. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Capitol grounds. texasbookfestival.org.

BookPeople events. Marissa Meyer reads “Renegades.” 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Dave Engledow reads “The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed.” 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Story times: Mrs. Kat’s Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Illustrator Spotlight: Misha Blaise. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7. Ms. Staci. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8. Paramount Theatre: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Milly McSilly. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. Favorite Characters. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18. Armstrong Community Music School. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21. Bilingual Boogie. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22. Story time with Seth Fishman. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Fitting In. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Modern First Library. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Paramount Theatre story time. 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Arboretum. Mini Maker Faire. Noon, Nov. 11-12, Arboretum. 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Bruce’s Big Move.” Nov. 4; “A Loud Winter’s Nap.” Nov. 11. “Bear Says Thanks.” Nov. 18. “Everything is Mama.” Nov. 25.

At the library

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, North Village Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Little Walnut Creek Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Yarborough Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Scout. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Old Quarry Branch. Bow Wow Reading with George. 3:45 p.m. Nov. 8, Pleasant Hill Branch. Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Nov. 11, Manchaca Road Branch.

Music & Movement. 3:30 pm. Nov. 1, Hampton Branch. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Manchaca Road Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 9, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 12, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 30, Howson Branch.

The Contemporary Austin Presents: Glowing Aliens. For ages 3-5. 11 a.m. Nov. 2, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 10:15 p.m. Nov. 13, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Manchaca Road Branch.

“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” For ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2, North Village Branch. 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Recycled Reads Bookstore. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 7, Carver Branch. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Milwood Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Pleasant Hill Branch. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 11 a.m. Nov. 28, Ruiz Branch. 10:15 a.m. Nov. 30, Cepeda Branch.

Graphic Novel Book Club. “The Incal.” 6 p.m. Nov. 2, North Village Branch. “The Infinite Loop.” 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Windsor Park Branch.

Día de los Muertos. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Hampton Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Boss Baby.” 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Windsor Park Branch.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Sew Happy. 5 p.m. Nov. 7, Manchaca Road Branch.

NBTween Book Club “Real Friends.” 4 p.m. Nov. 8, Howson Branch.“Frogkisser!” 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Twin Oaks Branch. “Lost in the Sun.” 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Spicewood Springs Branch.

NaNoWriMo: Writing Workshop for Teens. 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. Nov. 21, Central Library.

Night Builders: Family Lego Lab. 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Hampton Branch.

Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Howson Branch.

Family Movie Night: “Captain Underpants.” 6 p.m. Nov. 14, Twin Oaks Branch.

Mother-Daughter Book Club: “When the Sea Turned to Silver.” 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Hampton Branch.

Family Craft Night. 6:30 a.m. Nov. 15, Howson Branch. 7 pm. Nov. 30, Hampton Branch.

Teen Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: “Nightmare Before Christmas.” 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Old Quarry Branch.

Crafting for a Cause. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Manchaca Road Branch.


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