Who says you can't run your own errands and show the kids a good time?

Get your shopping done, and give the kids their chance to paint pumpkins. Then bring those books back to the library, while your teen meets her favorite author and the little ones watches The Karate Kid. Finally, bring the entire clan to a play at the Hale Centre Theatre.

FRIDAY

Shop a little, paint some pumpkins

Shop the Gateway early, before you bring the kids to the North end for pumpkin painting at 1 p.m. While the kids paint, parents can learn about helping children in foster care. It's all thanks to Utah Foster Care Foundation and Utah Educational Savings Plan. Radio Disney will be there at 2 p.m. for games and prizes.

Pumpkin Painting Festival 1 p.m. North end of the Gateway mall, SLC Click here for more info

Bree Despain and the Karate Kid

Finally, your teen and elementary kid will both want to be at the library. The reading room will show Karate Kid starring Jayden Smith from 3 to 5 p.m., and author of the Dark Divine, Bree Despain, meets with her young adult fans for a lecture and book signing at 7 p.m.

Karate Kid, 3 p.m. Bree Despain, 7 p.m. Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, SLC Click here for more info

SATURDAY

Night at the theatre

If you haven't already, take your kids to see The Drowsy Chaperone at the Hale Centre Theatre. The show won five Tony awards on Broadway and is filled with great music the kids will still sing in the car after the show. The play follows a girl who wants to get married, but her celebrity status might not let it happen. Get tix early. Shows through Nov. 27. Three shows on Saturday.

The Drowsy Chaperone, 12:30 p.m, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive Click here for more info