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    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

October 12, 2006

Goblins in the Gardens - Halloween Festivities at the Wildflower Center

Spiders and giant insects! A haunted tower! Its all family fun at Goblins in the Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin. When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 29. What: The Wildflower Center's annual Halloween event with spooky surprises and special treats for all.

Where: 4801 La Crosse Avenue For the Kids: Explore the Spider's Lair if you dare. Meet Botanica, the Herbal Witch, in the Haunted Tower. Take your picture in the pumpkin patch. Face painting. Pumpkin painting. Candy stations. KGSR on site. And be sure to see David Rogers' BIG BUGS - eight enormous insects in the gardens. Become a certified “bug expert” and win a prize.

Book Signings: Kathi Appeal will sign her children's book, “Bats Around the Clock” in the store from 4 to 6 p.m. Barbara Beery will serve Halloween snacks made from the recipes in her children's cookbook, “Batter Up Kids: Sensational Snacks”.

The Café: Open for meals or snacks.

Admission: $7 for adults, $6 seniors and students, and $3 for children 5 to 12 years old (under 5 free). Sponsors for the event include KXAN-TV and 107.1 KGSR. For information, visit www.wildflower.org.

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