Harriet the Spy, film based on the popular children’s book, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Harry Potter Party, a celebration of the newest book in the series, with magician Mark Paskell, 9:30pm-12:01am, free, Children’s Book World, 10580 _ Pico Blvd., WLA, 310.559.book.
Swazzle Puppets, 1:30pm, free, Community Room, Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR, 310.821.3415.
The Princess Bride, comical fairy tale film, 3pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.
Creative Playground presents The Velveteen Rabbit, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Walk Leaders Training Sessions for the Children’s Nature Institute, 10am-5:30pm Saturday/10:30am-4pm Sunday, $60, Franklin Canyon Park, BH, 310.860.9484. Also July 22.
Family Fun Days at Theatricum Botanicum; Peter Alsop’s Kids Koncerts presents Gwendolyn & the Goodtime Gang, 11am, $8, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310.455.3723.
Free Story Hour, plus snacks, in conjunction with the Family Film Festival matinee at the Aero Theatre, 2pm, Every Picture Tells a Story, 1311-C Montana Ave., 310.451.2700.
The Monster Squad, 3pm, $7-$10, Family Film Festival at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., 323.466.film.
KidsMuse: Wild Things, Art Camp for Children, ages 6-8, 9am-noon, $100 members, $140 non-members, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.7325.
Beethoven’s Wig, musical performance, 6:30pm, $15, Kidspace Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 626.449.9144.
Summer Volleyball at the YMCA with coach Mark “Oz” Ozello, Thursdays 6-8pm, ages 11-up, Fridays 5:30-7pm, ages 8-10, $80 for 4 sessions, contact Tess, email@example.com.
Through July 29
Weekend Scenic Excursions, daytime train rides between Fillmore and Santa Paula, noon-3pm, $8-$20, Fillmore and Western Railway, Fillmore, 805.524.2546.
And Awaaaay We Go to Wonderland! return engagement of fairy tale musical, through September 30, 12:30pm and 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th St., 310.394.9779 x2.
Art Adventure for Families, one-hour tours for families with children five and older, sign-up at 1:30pm, every weekend through September 2, free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6198.
Art classes for kids, teens and adults, LA Arts Academy, 1925 Broadway, 310.829.ARTS.
Family Campfires, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., PP, 310.454.1395 x106.
Family Storytelling at the Getty, 10:30 and 11:30am, every Saturday through September 1,free, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6198.
Inside Out Community Arts, Neighborhood Arts Project, program runs Mondays through Thursdays, 10:30am-3:30pm, through July 30 with a performance Friday, July 27, Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts, 2210_Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.397.8820 x104.
Noah’s Ark, new permanent interactive installation-attraction for the whole family, noon-5pm Tuesdays-Fridays/10am-5pm weekends, $5-$10, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Pippi Longstocking, play based on Astrid Lindgren’s classic children’s story, through July 29, 11am, $5-$7, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., 310.828.7519.