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    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

October 15, 2013

Goblins in the Garden Oct. 27

What: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin presents Goblins in the Garden, a Halloween celebration.

When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739. Directions at www.wildflower.org

Background: Come celebrate Halloween at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, where kids can join in on a parade, enjoy face painting, check out garden spiders and more. 

For the kids: Children can wear their costumes and trick-or-treat at candy stations throughout the gardens while stopping to visit with face painters. A friendly witch reads stories in the Little House at 5, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. in the courtyard, children in nature-themed costumes can join in on a Goblins parade.  Take part in a scavenger hunt for creepy bats all night, and collect a free treat at the store for children 12 and under.

For the family: Enjoy a children’s book reading from 4 to 4:30 p.m. by J. Jaye Smith in the Little House (Batty about Texas author). She joins Keith Graves (Frank was a Monster author) afterward for book signings from 4 to 6 p.m. in The Store. At 4:15 p.m. Travis Audubon Society holds a Scary Bird Walk starting from the courtyard, and an insect expert is available in the gardens to point out resident spiders. Bring your camera and take family snapshots in the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy music by the Chalumeau Clarinet Quartet, as well as the roving fiddler, Rebecca Patek, who performs in the courtyard at 5 and 6 p.m. Halloween themed dishes are served up by the center café.

Admission: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for Center members and children under 5. Sponsored by 93.3 KGSR and H-E-B. For more information, visit http://www.wildflower.org/goblins/ or call 512.232.0100.

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