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Salmon SEEson

Eastside View sockeye and Chinook salmon on Bear Creek behind KIS Farm in Redmond, sponsored by ROSE. Self-guided or call to schedule a tour. Enjoy cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees on the farm. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-882-1846. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. KIS Farm 12526 Avondale Road N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Caspar Babypants Performance

Seattle Area Take in a Caspar Babypants performance, sponsored by the Renton Library. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-430-6700. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM. Renton Community Center 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.babypantsmusic.com.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Mighty Mites Crazy Costume Contest

Seattle Area Wear your favorite costume and come to an indoor playtime with games, treats and prizes. FREE. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4736. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Miller Community Center gym 330 19th Ave. E. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Toddler Pumpkin Palooza

Seattle Area Toddler dress-up station, bubbles, face painting, games and more. $5. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7422. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. High Point Community Center 6920 34th Ave. S.W. Seattle WA 98126. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Tot Carnival

Seattle Area Games, treats and more. Costumes encouraged. $3 per child. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4240. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Queen Anne Community Center 1901 First Ave. W. Seattle WA 98119. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

Farther Afield Search for pumpkins and gourds hidden around the grounds. Kids will receive a special map to help them find all the hiding places. Included with admission. $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, $5 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

Drop-in Toddler Arts Studio

Eastside Toddlers with an adult are welcome to this ongoing drop-in art class Thursday mornings at 10 am. Children, ages 2-4, will be guided through several different art exploration projects each week. Have fun exploring art projects including painting ,drawing, constructing, crafts, gluing, coloring and some sculpting with your little one! Dress for mess! All supplies included. Age recommendation: Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-822-7161 ext. 108. Email: hhirano@kirklandartscenter.org. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants, preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time & Crafts

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch. Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a fun and simple craft to take home! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children’s Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your kids ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español, Soomaali. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources. Description: Group is co-faciitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Lil' Spooky Things

Seattle Area Get the little spooky ones dressed for our morning Halloween event. We’ll be serving treats, decorating pumpkins, playing games and bouncing around. Costumes are encouraged! Ages 4 and younger. $3 per child. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-386-4235. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Magnolia Community Center 2550 34th Ave. W. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Preschool Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your pre-walkers to enjoy simple stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward to meet other neighborhood parents and their babies! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Building Madness

South Sound Building Madness Build with Legos, blocks, and straws + connectors. Creative fun for the whole family. Ages 4 to 13. Construir con Locura Construyan con legos, pajitas y conectores. Creen diversión para toda la familia. Edades de 4-13 años. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3302. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Lakewood Pierce County Library 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.piercecountylibrary.org.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play Math games! Get better at Math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5. Each buddy session will last between 30-40 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Reading Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Elementary school students are invited to play literacy games and read books with teen volunteers at the Library. Description: Reading Buddies is a reading enrichment program that pairs teen volunteers and elementary school students (grades 1 - 4) to read together and play literacy games with the support from the Teen Services librarian at the Columbia Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Halloween Event

Seattle Area Come enjoy treats, games and pumpkin carving. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7423. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Delridge Community Center 4501 Delridge Way S. Seattle WA. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Pajama Story Time at Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library Submitted by Nancy Pew 684-0999. Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Story Time is followed by 1 hr of Family Fun Night! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Community Night Out: Día de los Muertos

Seattle Area See a sand painting inspired by Oaxaca’s traditions for celebrating Dí a de los Muertos, plus enjoy dancing from India and South Asia, and hands-on art activities. 6 to 9 p.m. FREE for the first 500 guests. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-654-3100. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Fall Carnival

Seattle Area Trick-or-treating, carnival games and prizes. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4736. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Montlake Community Center 1618 E Calhoun St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Teen Halloween Flashlight Hunt

Seattle Area Youth ages 11 through 17 can search for treats and prizes. Bring a flashlight, bag, and dress for the weather. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-386-1921. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Van Asselt Community Center 2820 S Myrtle St. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

South Sound Bring your cute lil' punkins down to Sunrise Village for a fun evening of trick-or-treating out of decorated classic car trunks. Help us pick the best decorated trunk! Drop by participating merchants for more trick-or-treating fun. This event is weather dependent. If the weather is iffy on October 30th please check the website (www.mysunrisevillage.com) as we will keep it up to date and make the decision very clear! You may also call the management office at 253-904-8923. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-904-8923. Email: kpomeroy@tarragon.com. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sunrise Village 156th Street E. and Meridian E. Puyallup WA 98374. For more info visit www.mysunrisevillage.com.

Family Fun Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children through age 12 and their grownups are invited to enjoy an evening of fun activities. Description: Family Fun Night activities may include math, arts and crafts, science, games and more! Come early for Pajama Story Time at 6 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Eastside Indoor/outdoor “haunted” attraction. 7 to 7:45 p.m. is the family scare recommended for ages 10 and younger, full scare is 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31. $11 family scare, $18 full scare. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Beaver Lake Park 2450 244th Ave. S.E. Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.

Or, the Whale

Seattle Area "Or, the Whale" is an original play, a company-generated response to Herman Melville's immortal classic Moby Dick. "Or, the Whale" uses music, spectacle, and surprise to offer audiences a new perspective on the book which some consider the greatest American novel and some consider an unreadable snooze. Adult situations and language. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 15. $12 to $16. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. North Seattle College's Stage One Theater 9600 College Way N. Library Room 1236 Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Salmon SEEson

Eastside View sockeye and Chinook salmon on Bear Creek behind KIS Farm in Redmond, sponsored by ROSE. Self-guided or call to schedule a tour. Enjoy cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees on the farm. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-882-1846. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. KIS Farm 12526 Avondale Road N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating

Seattle Area Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating and other fun activities, and watch as the animals enjoy chomping, smashing and playing with pumpkins. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 25-26 and 31. Included with admission or membership. $12.75, $8.75 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-548-2500. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Self-Guided Fall Farm Tour

Eastside Remlinger Farms is open for self-guided Fall Tour days. Come and visit the farm for the perfect mix of fun and education. Don’t forget to trade your paid entry sticker for the perfect Sugar Pumpkin from our “In the Park” pumpkin patch. Visit our website and click on the tours tab- then self-guided tours for more information. Reservations are preferred but drop-ins are welcome. $9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-333-4135. Email: Beth@remlingerfarms.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.remlingerfarms.com.

Treat Harvest in Historic Snoqualmie

Eastside Kids ages 5 and younger are invited to dress in their costumes and come trick-or-treat at participating businesses in downtown Snoqualmie. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Historic Downtown Snoqualmie WA. For more info visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

Farther Afield Search for pumpkins and gourds hidden around the grounds. Kids will receive a special map to help them find all the hiding places. Included with admission. $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, $5 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: Story times are for young children and their parents. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Limited free parking is available at the branch. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. All Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Address: 9125 Rainier Ave. S. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Happy HOWLoween!

Eastside Happy HOWLoween! Celebrate the weekend festivities with us at Seattle Humane. We are offering free black cat and kitten adoptions all weekend long! And we will also have special human treats along with cat and dog treats! Come join the fun at Seattle Humane! Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Humane Society 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Halloween with the Lights On

North Sound Celebrate Halloween without any fright with science experiments, performances and more. Costumes encouraged. Included with admission. $9.80, free age 12 months and younger. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Snap! Shows for Kids

Seattle Area Bring your kids ages 2 to 6 to the museum for a series of immersive and inspiring performances. Dancers and actors from throughout the Northwest present playful shows that ignite the imaginations of developing minds. Limited seating. Advanced tickets recommended. $5. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-432-8200. Email: tickets@fryemuseum.org. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit fryemuseum.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Mommy and Me Nia

Seattle Area Bond with your baby while moving your body to music and the magic of the Nia technique - a blend of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Reconnect with your body wisdom and bliss as you dance with your baby and get a gentle workout that is centered on joy, awareness and pleasure. First class free, subsequent classes $15 drop-in. Discounted weekly passes and financial assistance available. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-407-7260. Email: vinajoybarham@gmail.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont

Seattle Area Participating businesses in the Fremont business district will hand out treats to children in costume, with an adult (no masks on adults). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-632-3170. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fremont Avenue North and North 35th Street Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.fremocentrist.com.

Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Snohomish

North Sound Participating businesses along Snohomish's historic First Street will pass out treats to costumed kids. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-330-0831. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. First Street Snohomish WA 98209. For more info visit www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.

Boo-allup in Puyallup and Cobweb Carnival

South Sound Costumed kids can trick-or-treat at more than 30 businesses in downtown Puyallup. 3 to 6 p.m. Plus, the Cobweb Carnival features games and activities for kids ages 10 and younger. 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Pioneer Park Pavilion 330 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.puyallupmainstreet.com.

Trick-or-Treat in the Harbor

South Sound Trick-or-treat at stores along Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor's historic waterfront district. See "spooky" touch tanks from Harbor WildWatch. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-857-4842. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Harborview Drive Gig Harbor WA. For more info visit www.gigharborguide.com.

All Hallow's Eve Spooky Story Time & Carnival

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come on down and celebrate all things delighfully spooky at this story time and carnival for kids of all ages. Description: Enjoy crafts, games and activities sure to get you into the Halloween spirit! Come dressed in costume to participate in our parade and costume contest! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Louisa Storer. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Costume Carnival

Seattle Area Seattle Children's Museum's 3rd Annual Costume Carnival is a free, safe and indoor Trick or Treat option for kids ages 10 and younger on Halloween. The museum exhibits and staff undergo a Halloween transformation, with additional activities and programs. We have a "Not-So Scary" Haunted Mountain, a "Where in the World is Dracula?" Scavenger Hunt, a Mad Scientist Lab and several booths to visit for a game, craft, "trick" or a "treat". Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-441-1768. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Halloween Makeup Headquarters

Seattle Area Kids ages 3 to 12 can come get their Halloween makeup done. Call 206-684-7026 to make an appointment. Donations happily accepted. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-684-7026. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Magnuson Community Center 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Trick or Treat at Wallingford Center

Seattle Area Grab your little goblins and ghouls and head to Wallingford Center for a fun filled evening of trick-or-treating. It’s our annual fall food drive for Family Works so please bring a donation of non-perishable food. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Wallingford Center 1815 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

University Village Trick-or-Treat

Seattle Area Participating merchants give away treats to kids age 11 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-523-0622. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. University Village 2623 N.E. University Village St. Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uvillage.com.

Trick-or-Treating at Redmond Town Center

Eastside This Halloween, all the lil’ ghosts and ghouls will be making their way to Redmond Town Center to seek treats from participating merchants. Join us from 4 to 7 p.m. for a howling good trick-or-treating time! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-869-2640. Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Country Village Trick-or-Treat

North Sound Trick-or-treat at the shops in Bothell’s Country Village. Ages 12 and younger. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-483-2250. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Country Village 23730 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Bothell WA 98021. For more info visit www.countryvillagebothell.com.

Country Village Trick-or-Treat

North Sound Trick-or-treat at the shops in Bothell’s Country Village. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-483-2250. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Country Village 23730 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Bothell WA 98021. For more info visit www.countryvillagebothell.com.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating & Costume Contest

South Sound Kent Station merchants will pass out tasty treats to your little ghosts and goblins between 4 and 6:30 p.m. There will also be a costume contest from 4 to 6 p.m. Judging will begin just after 4 p.m. on the fountain stage in the plaza next to ColdStone Creamery. Winners of the best individual costumes and best group costumes will be announced between 6:10 and 6:30 p.m. Must be present to win. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-856-2301. Email: info@kentstation.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Kent Station 417 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.kentstation.com.

Uptown Trick-or-Treat

South Sound Trick-or-treat at participating shops in Uptown Gig Harbor. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Uptown Gig Harbor 4701 Point Fosdick Drive Gig Harbor WA 98335. For more info visit www.uptowngigharbor.com.

Halloween Open House

South Sound Enjoy a spooky story, games, treats and more. $3, free ages 11 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5330. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. W.W. Seymour Conservatory 316 S. G St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Mall-O-Ween

Eastside Come in costume for trick-or-treating, plus enjoy live music from Ko Ko Jo. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-644-1111. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Crossroads Bellevue 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

Edmonds Trick-or-Treat Night

North Sound Trick-or-treat in downtown Edmonds, plus enjoy costume contests for people and pets. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-670-1496. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Downtown Edmonds Edmonds WA 98026. For more info visit www.edmondswa.com.

Fright Fest

South Sound Wild Waves Theme Park, Washington’s largest amusement park, will transform into a scream park every weekend in October as Fright Fest returns for its 13th year to deliver hair-raising fun for park-goers of all ages. The state’s biggest Halloween event features more than 25 rides operating in the dark, as well as two haunted houses (rated PG-13). Park guests’ greatest fears will come to life in the Chamber of Souls, where indentured monsters lurk around every corner. The Playground 3D Haunted House is back again with even more terrifying, 3-Dimensional fun. Little goblins 12 and under will be able to enjoy the endless Halloween fun at Booville, a scare-free zone for kids that has been expanded this year. $22.99 to $27.99, $18.99 seniors, $9.99 kids shorter than 48 inches, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-661-8000. Email: kelsey@206inc.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Wild Waves 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.

Harvest Fest

South Sound Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-404-3939. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. STAR Center 3873 S. 66th St. Tacoma WA 98409. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Harvest Fest

South Sound Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-591-5391. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Peoples Community Center 1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Fall Fun Fest

Eastside Bring your children (through 5th grade) for a FREE, safe and fun evening. There will be Trunk-or-Treating where kids will receive candy by walking inside a circular lot filled with parked cars decorated for the evening. There will also be an indoor carnival including games with non-candy prizes, a craft, and a bounce house! And if that’s not enough, we also will have a photographer taking family photos with a fun fall background to commemorate the evening. The picture will be emailed to you within 3 weeks of the event. This is a free event for all and no preregistration is required! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-747-0515. Email: lizm@newportcov.com. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Newport Covenant Church 12800 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.newportcov.com.

Lear

Seattle Area Drawn from Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Lear is a wrenching story rich in psychological complexity, told in the Bard’s glorious and powerful language. Lear explores the damage one mistake can do to the hearts and minds of families and nations. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 9 through 12. 7 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 and Nov. 7-8, and 2 p.m. Nov. 2.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Eastside Indoor/outdoor “haunted” attraction. 7 to 7:45 p.m. is the family scare recommended for ages 10 and younger, full scare is 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31. $11 family scare, $18 full scare. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Beaver Lake Park 2450 244th Ave. S.E. Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Eastside Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this modern-day fairy tale full of puns and wonder. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 for the 7 p.m. Oct. 25 show and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A New Musical

North Sound A timeless and endearing story, most of us have seen the 1939 MGM movie version of the Wizard of Oz. This new adaptation, written by Michael Gershowitz and Joshua Sibley, takes us on a magical journey to the land of Oz:  an adventure full of talking creatures, magical beings and intrigue. Not to mention, a beautiful love story! The wicked antics of the Witches of the East and West, the capers of the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion who save the day more than once, the shenanigans of the flying monkeys and Old Crow-- all combine for a lively fable of adventure, love and family. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 31 through Nov. 23. $20 to $40, $50 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-6766. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM. The Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org.

A Little Princess

Eastside Studio East presents this play adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's story "Sara Crewe." Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, though, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. Recommended for ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 2. $15, $13 ages 20 and younger and 65 and older. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Dracula

Eastside International Ballet Theatre's original production features everything from classical ballet and Eastern European folk rhythms to magicians, jugglers, cloggers and tappers, plus imaginative sets and a bit of humor. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $45, $25 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-284-0444. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.ibtbellevue.org.

Or, the Whale

Seattle Area "Or, the Whale" is an original play, a company-generated response to Herman Melville's immortal classic Moby Dick. "Or, the Whale" uses music, spectacle, and surprise to offer audiences a new perspective on the book which some consider the greatest American novel and some consider an unreadable snooze. Adult situations and language. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 15. $12 to $16. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. North Seattle College's Stage One Theater 9600 College Way N. Library Room 1236 Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Salmon SEEson Salmon Watching

Eastside Don't miss this chance to see little red kokanee, a special salmon species that is a smaller relative of sockeye. Kokanee spend their whole lives in freshwater streams and lakes. These native fish can sometimes be seen near Lake Sammamish. Self-guided location are Ebright Creek at the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Sammamish or Lewis Creek at 185th Place S.E. in Issaquah. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-477-4746. Saturday, November 1, 2014. Ebright Creek at East Lake Sammamish Trail Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Discovery Park Bird Tours

Seattle Area Discover the joy of birding. Join experienced leaders as we search for migrants and year-round residents within Discovery Park’s varied habitats.  Please bring binoculars if you have them (a few extra are available to borrow). Ages 8 and older. $3, pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Salmon SEEson

Eastside View sockeye and Chinook salmon on Bear Creek behind KIS Farm in Redmond, sponsored by ROSE. Self-guided or call to schedule a tour. Enjoy cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees on the farm. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-882-1846. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. KIS Farm 12526 Avondale Road N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Auditions for Northwest Boychoir

Seattle Area Auditions are straightforward and fun and are for boys ages 6 to 9 only. No prior musical training is required - just musical aptitude and obvious enjoyment of music. Please call or email to schedule an audition. Auditions are free, and an annual fee applies if accepted into Northwest Boychoir (financial assistance is available). Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-524-3234. Email: nwc@northwestchoirs.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. University Heights Community Center 5031 University Way N.E. #NB2 Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.nwchoirs.org.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

FREE First Saturdays for Families

Seattle Area Families enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of each month, plus hands-on art activities and entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-654-3100. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Fun with Board Games

Seattle Area Bring in the family and enjoy some coffee, tea or juice from our cafe while our Game Valets pick out the perfect game for you. We'll teach everyone how to play the game so no one has to read rules. We've got games for kids as young as 3, and all kinds of games that older kids, mom and dad will love too. Best of all, the games are free to play from Uptown's Gameporium library! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-933-9497. Email: alex@velvetfoam.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Uptown Espresso 3845 Delridge Way S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

World Beat: The Tree Story

Seattle Area Violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim presents a tree’s journey to becoming a violin through words and music. Part of the Symphony Kids series for ages 3 to 8. 10 and 11:30 a.m. pre-concert activities in the lobby 30 minutes prior. $12. All ages must have a ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Slither and Scream

Eastside See and experience all types of reptiles at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. Hear informative kid-friendly talks on a variety of topics involving reptiles, such as medical uses for snake venom and updates on endangered reptile species. Most zoo animals will participate in Halloween-themed events, like reindeer bobbing for their favorite apple treats and cougars devouring meat-filled pumpkins. Be sure to experience Molu's (a Moluccan Cockatoo) horror-movie scream! Included with admission. $12.50, $11.50 seniors, $9 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Type of Animal Event: Zoo Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-391-5508. Email: info@cougarmountainzoo.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St. Issaquah WA 98027.

Family Nature Walk

South Sound Explore Tacoma Parks during these seasonal naturalist-led family walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. Not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than age 3. Pre-registration requested. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Titlow Park 8425 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

Farther Afield Search for pumpkins and gourds hidden around the grounds. Kids will receive a special map to help them find all the hiding places. Included with admission. $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, $5 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares.. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Sensory Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Sensory Story Time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. For ages 10 and under. Description: Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times. Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Eastside Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Caspar Babypants Performance

Farther Afield It’s always a dance party when kindiependent superstar Caspar Babypants takes the stage! Sing, clap and go wild to tunes from his newest album “RISE AND SHINE!” Many parents of the ‘90s nostalgically know Chris Ballew from Seattle’s alt-rock group The Presidents of the United States of America. A Family Series favorite, Caspar’s performance is guaranteed to be a blast for all ages. $8, $6 kids, $20 season tickets. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-463-5131. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM. Vashon Allied Arts 19704 Vashon Hwy S.W. Vashon WA 98070. For more info visit vashonalliedarts.org.

Celebremos el Día de los Muertos / Celebrate Day of the Dead

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Calaveritas de azúcar. Description: Aprendan a decorar una calaverita de azúcar con lentejuelas, pinturas de colores y flores de papel. Para niños mayores de 5 años. /. Notes: Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos, todos son bienvenidos. No necesitan registrarse. Translation: Decorate a sugar skull with sequins, paint and paper flowers. For ages 5 & up. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Dia de Muertos Festival

Seattle Area Experience the Mexican traditions of this day honoring departed loved ones, including an altar, live performances, crafts, food, displays and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7200. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Happy HOWLoween!

Eastside Happy HOWLoween! Celebrate the weekend festivities with us at Seattle Humane. We are offering free black cat and kitten adoptions all weekend long! And we will also have special human treats along with cat and dog treats! Come join the fun at Seattle Humane! Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-649-7563. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Humane Society 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005.

Salmon SEEson in Issaquah

Eastside See salmon return to Issaquah Creek, where you can view spawning from the bridge or through viewing windows. Trained docents from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) will give drop-in tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, through November 16. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-392-8025. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Seahawks Homecoming Rally and Toy Drive

North Sound Opening ceremony with color guard, POW/MIA presentation and a 12th kids' parade, plus special guest appearances, live music, bouncy houses, ponies, Seahawks Santa, vendors and more. Toy or cash donations for Toys 4 Tots of South Snohomish County gladly accepted. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: t.johnson5959@yahoo.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Toys "R" Us 1325A S.E. Everett Mall Way Everett WA 98208. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Arts of the Fur Trade

South Sound Experience the arts as an important part of daily life in the mid-1800s during “Arts of the Fur Trade” at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Interact with the Fort’s artisans as they showcase 19th century skills such as spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, open-fire cooking, and musical entertainment. Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade outpost on Puget Sound. $8, $7 seniors and active military, $6 students, $5 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger, $25 family (max 2 adults and 6 youth). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound The beloved musical based on the book by E.B. White comes to the stage. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends Nov. 1-9. $15, $13 students, seniors and military, $12 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Train Reenactment

South Sound Volunteers who run Washington State History Museum’s model railroad exhibit reenact actual schedules of 1950s Tacoma railroads. First Saturday each month. Included with admission. $9.50, $7 seniors, military and ages 6 to 17, free ages 5 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 888-238-4373. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.wshs.org.

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Tiểng Việt. Summary: Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese story times for young children!). Description: Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Notes: Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước. Translation: Bring your child to the Library to celebrate stories, songs and rhymes in Vietnamese! Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Japanese Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

World Beat: The Tree Story

Seattle Area Violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim presents a tree’s journey to becoming a violin through words and music. Part of the Symphony Kids series for ages 3 to 8. 10 and 11:30 a.m. pre-concert activities in the lobby 30 minutes prior. $12. All ages must have a ticket. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:30 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

Seattle Area Seattle Fire Department, Bartell Drugs and Energizer are teaming up to host an event to promote fire safety awareness and encourage Seattle-area residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks for daylight savings time.  The event will include appearances from the Energizer bunny, local firefighters, a fire truck, fire safety demonstrations, Energizer giveaways, high-value Energizer battery coupons, family-friendly activities and more. The event will provide a fun environment for families and individuals to learn how they can take simple, preventative steps to protect their loved ones and home. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bartell Drugs 100 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.energizer.com.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

The Green Bird: A Mexican Tale

Seattle Area Oregon Shadow Theatre brings a Mexican folktale to life using vibrant and unique shadow puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit greenbird.brownpapertickets.com.

Thistle Theatre's Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

Seattle Area Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from Vasilisa and her younger brother, Ivan. The brave, but foolish, Ivan sets off to recover the family treasure and literally finds himself in hot water. A fascinating assortment of characters, including Baba Yaga’s cat, a rabbit and a family of mice complete the cast of characters in this Slavic tale. Black light scenes of a hut that walks on chicken legs and a dancing fence of skulls and bones are featured in the production using tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers who dress entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility operate the puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 N.W. 66th St. Seattle WA 98117.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Eastside In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Get Crafty Saturdays!

Eastside Hands-on crafts related to current exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum. Ages 4 to 12. 1 to 3 p.m. $2 materials fee, or free with admission. $10, $7 students and seniors, free ages 5 and younger, $25 family. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Family Nature Walk

South Sound Explore Tacoma Parks during these seasonal naturalist-led family walks. Discover the amazing plants and animals that live in these parks and how they adapt in the different seasons. Not recommended for wheelchairs, strollers or children younger than age 3. Pre-registration requested. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-591-6439. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S. Tyler St. Tacoma WA 98405. For more info visit www.tacomanaturecenter.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 適合幼童與家長參加。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Garage Rates 0 - 1 hour: $2 1 - 2 hours: $4 Saturday - all day: $4. Translation: Story times are for young children and their parents. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Take our LEGO-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad LEGO skills. For ages 5-12. Description: Can't get enough of LEGO Mania! at the Library? To find out where the next LEGO Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Children ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Dracula

Eastside International Ballet Theatre's original production features everything from classical ballet and Eastern European folk rhythms to magicians, jugglers, cloggers and tappers, plus imaginative sets and a bit of humor. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $45, $25 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-284-0444. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.ibtbellevue.org.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Eastside Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this modern-day fairy tale full of puns and wonder. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 for the 7 p.m. Oct. 25 show and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound The beloved musical based on the book by E.B. White comes to the stage. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends Nov. 1-9. $15, $13 students, seniors and military, $12 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Hansel & Gretel

South Sound StoryBook Theater puts a funny, musical spin on the familiar tale. Part of the Ave Kids entertainment series. $8. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM. Auburn Avenue Theater 10 Auburn Ave. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

A Little Princess

Eastside Studio East presents this play adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's story "Sara Crewe." Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, though, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. Recommended for ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 2. $15, $13 ages 20 and younger and 65 and older. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

North Sound Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

The Green Bird: A Mexican Tale

Seattle Area Oregon Shadow Theatre brings a Mexican folktale to life using vibrant and unique shadow puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit greenbird.brownpapertickets.com.

Thistle Theatre's Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

Seattle Area Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from Vasilisa and her younger brother, Ivan. The brave, but foolish, Ivan sets off to recover the family treasure and literally finds himself in hot water. A fascinating assortment of characters, including Baba Yaga’s cat, a rabbit and a family of mice complete the cast of characters in this Slavic tale. Black light scenes of a hut that walks on chicken legs and a dancing fence of skulls and bones are featured in the production using tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers who dress entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility operate the puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 N.W. 66th St. Seattle WA 98117.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Eastside In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fright Fest

South Sound Wild Waves Theme Park, Washington’s largest amusement park, will transform into a scream park every weekend in October as Fright Fest returns for its 13th year to deliver hair-raising fun for park-goers of all ages. The state’s biggest Halloween event features more than 25 rides operating in the dark, as well as two haunted houses (rated PG-13). Park guests’ greatest fears will come to life in the Chamber of Souls, where indentured monsters lurk around every corner. The Playground 3D Haunted House is back again with even more terrifying, 3-Dimensional fun. Little goblins 12 and under will be able to enjoy the endless Halloween fun at Booville, a scare-free zone for kids that has been expanded this year. $22.99 to $27.99, $18.99 seniors, $9.99 kids shorter than 48 inches, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-661-8000. Email: kelsey@206inc.com. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Wild Waves 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

Seattle Area Join us at the Phinney Center Community Plaza at 5:30 p.m. for our neighborhood procession. • Watch Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dancers lead the procession, followed by a traditional altar dedication by Raul Sanchez, a performance by students from the Spanish Preschool Co-op, and Spanish music for children by Marco Cortes. • Eat delicious food and drink Mexican hot chocolate. • Decorate sugar skulls, chocolate skulls, picture frames, and paper flowers. • Enter the raffle to benefit our Spanish Preschool Co-op to win gift certificates and merchandise from the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Stumbling Goat Bistro, EMP/SFM, Patterson Cellars, Swansons Nursery, Pacific Science Center, Top Ten Toys, Museum of Flight, Elliott Bay Book Company, Woodland Park Zoo, and much more! Bring personal photos, notes, and remembrances for our traditional community altar. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Association 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.phinneycenter.org.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Night of 1,000 Pumpkins

Seattle Area Come dressed up in your favorite costume for a night of fun for the whole family! Enjoy games, stories, music, food trucks, Day of the Dead altars, face painting and fire performers. Bring a carved pumpkin or carve one on site. Entrance to the event is FREE; wristbands for kids'  carnival games are $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-988-3700. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Burien Community Center 14700 Sixth Ave. S.W. Burien WA 98166. For more info visit www.discoverburien.com.

All Hallows Feast

Eastside This medieval-costumes-only banquet features most unusual and interesting (but delicious) recipes to challenge the adventurous appetite – not for the squeamish! Come dressed as your favorite medieval character and enjoy two hauntingly delightful courses with music and stories. No cameras or cell phones, please. $45. Space is limited, reservations required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-788-8624. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM. Camlann Medieval Association 10320 Kelly Road N.E. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.camlann.org.

Lear

Seattle Area Drawn from Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Lear is a wrenching story rich in psychological complexity, told in the Bard’s glorious and powerful language. Lear explores the damage one mistake can do to the hearts and minds of families and nations. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 9 through 12. 7 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 and Nov. 7-8, and 2 p.m. Nov. 2.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Eastside Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this modern-day fairy tale full of puns and wonder. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 for the 7 p.m. Oct. 25 show and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A New Musical

North Sound A timeless and endearing story, most of us have seen the 1939 MGM movie version of the Wizard of Oz. This new adaptation, written by Michael Gershowitz and Joshua Sibley, takes us on a magical journey to the land of Oz:  an adventure full of talking creatures, magical beings and intrigue. Not to mention, a beautiful love story! The wicked antics of the Witches of the East and West, the capers of the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion who save the day more than once, the shenanigans of the flying monkeys and Old Crow-- all combine for a lively fable of adventure, love and family. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 31 through Nov. 23. $20 to $40, $50 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-6766. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM. The Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org.

A Little Princess

Eastside Studio East presents this play adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's story "Sara Crewe." Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, though, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. Recommended for ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 2. $15, $13 ages 20 and younger and 65 and older. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Dracula

Eastside International Ballet Theatre's original production features everything from classical ballet and Eastern European folk rhythms to magicians, jugglers, cloggers and tappers, plus imaginative sets and a bit of humor. Tonight's show features a masquerade party with the audience; costumes encouraged. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $45, $25 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-284-0444. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.ibtbellevue.org.

Or, the Whale

Seattle Area "Or, the Whale" is an original play, a company-generated response to Herman Melville's immortal classic Moby Dick. "Or, the Whale" uses music, spectacle, and surprise to offer audiences a new perspective on the book which some consider the greatest American novel and some consider an unreadable snooze. Adult situations and language. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 15. $12 to $16. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. North Seattle College's Stage One Theater 9600 College Way N. Library Room 1236 Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Hey Marseilles

Eastside Using instruments ranging from guitar to accordion to cello, Seattle septet Hey Marseilles perform a unique combination of indie rock, folk, pop and chamber music. $20. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033.

Salmon SEEson Salmon Watching

Eastside Don't miss this chance to see little red kokanee, a special salmon species that is a smaller relative of sockeye. Kokanee spend their whole lives in freshwater streams and lakes. These native fish can sometimes be seen near Lake Sammamish. Self-guided location are Ebright Creek at the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Sammamish or Lewis Creek at 185th Place S.E. in Issaquah. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-477-4746. Sunday, November 2, 2014. Ebright Creek at East Lake Sammamish Trail Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

Eastside 5K run/walk and kids' fun run raises funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Seattle area. 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. 5K, 9:30 a.m. kids' fun run. $35 to $40, $12 to $15 kids. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:00 AM. Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit events.getyourrearingear.com.

Salmon SEEson

Eastside View sockeye and Chinook salmon on Bear Creek behind KIS Farm in Redmond, sponsored by ROSE. Self-guided or call to schedule a tour. Enjoy cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees on the farm. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-882-1846. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. KIS Farm 12526 Avondale Road N.E. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Cast Off! Free Public Sailing

Seattle Area Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter; Amie, a Friendship sloop; Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie; our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic. Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10 a.m.; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

NW Historical Miniatures Gaming and R/C Aircraft Exhibition

Seattle Area The Museum of Flight welcomes the Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society for an exhibition of their fascinating hobby, which combines the challenges of fine model making and game-playing. Visitors encouraged to participate. Plus, a collection of flyable model aircraft will be on display at the museum. The one-day exhibition is sponsored by the Marymoor R/C Club of Redmond, Wash. and represents the craftsmanship of dozens of Northwest model makers. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the sport and hobby of radio controlled aircraft. Included with admission. $19, $16 seniors and military, $11 ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-764-5720. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Dia de los Muertos

South Sound Community celebration of Day of the Dead. Art-making, performances, music, dance and exhibitions of a tapete (sand painting) and community altars. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-272-4258. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

Farther Afield Search for pumpkins and gourds hidden around the grounds. Kids will receive a special map to help them find all the hiding places. Included with admission. $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, $5 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

Big Top Rock: Curious Circus

Seattle Area New show for families features live music from Recess Monkey, plus aerialists, acrobats and more. $19 booth seating, $22 chair seating, babes in arms free. Concessions available. Doors open 10 a.m. show at 11 a.m. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-802-0015. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM. Teatro Zinzanni 222 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit zinzanni.com.

Dia de Muertos Festival

Seattle Area Experience the Mexican traditions of this day honoring departed loved ones, including an altar, live performances, crafts, food, displays and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-684-7200. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Salmon SEEson in Issaquah

Eastside See salmon return to Issaquah Creek, where you can view spawning from the bridge or through viewing windows. Trained docents from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) will give drop-in tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, through November 16. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-392-8025. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

North Sound When this well-known brother and sister duo decide to explore the woods without their parents’ permission, they run into a sweetie of a Top Chef who delights and dabbles in the art of confection. Hungry to create a new dish, this crazy kitchen witch tries to turn Hansel into her next meal, only to find that some things are best left uneaten. Ideal for ages 3 to 10 and their families. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

The Green Bird: A Mexican Tale

Seattle Area Oregon Shadow Theatre brings a Mexican folktale to life using vibrant and unique shadow puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit greenbird.brownpapertickets.com.

Thistle Theatre's Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

Seattle Area Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from Vasilisa and her younger brother, Ivan. The brave, but foolish, Ivan sets off to recover the family treasure and literally finds himself in hot water. A fascinating assortment of characters, including Baba Yaga’s cat, a rabbit and a family of mice complete the cast of characters in this Slavic tale. Black light scenes of a hut that walks on chicken legs and a dancing fence of skulls and bones are featured in the production using tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers who dress entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility operate the puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 N.W. 66th St. Seattle WA 98117.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Eastside In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

North Sound When this well-known brother and sister duo decide to explore the woods without their parents’ permission, they run into a sweetie of a Top Chef who delights and dabbles in the art of confection. Hungry to create a new dish, this crazy kitchen witch tries to turn Hansel into her next meal, only to find that some things are best left uneaten. Ideal for ages 3 to 10 and their families. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Everett PUD Auditorium 2320 California St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Lego Mania!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Celebremos el Día de los Muertos / Celebrate Day of the Dead

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Medallón de calaveras. Description: Aprendan a decorar un medallón de calavera con pintura, cuentas y lentejuelas. Cuando terminen podrán utilizarlo como collar. Para niños mayores de 5 años. Notes: Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos, todos son bienvenidos. Inscripción necesaria. Translation: Decorate a medallion skull with paint, beads and sequins. For ages 5 & up. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Lear

Seattle Area Drawn from Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Lear is a wrenching story rich in psychological complexity, told in the Bard’s glorious and powerful language. Lear explores the damage one mistake can do to the hearts and minds of families and nations. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 9 through 12. 7 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 and Nov. 7-8, and 2 p.m. Nov. 2.  Admission to all youth performances are free to the community. Donations are encouraged to support SPT’s Theater Youth Program and to offer student tuition assistance. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

Dracula

Eastside International Ballet Theatre's original production features everything from classical ballet and Eastern European folk rhythms to magicians, jugglers, cloggers and tappers, plus imaginative sets and a bit of humor. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $45, $25 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-284-0444. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.ibtbellevue.org.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Eastside Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this modern-day fairy tale full of puns and wonder. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 for the 7 p.m. Oct. 25 show and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A New Musical

North Sound A timeless and endearing story, most of us have seen the 1939 MGM movie version of the Wizard of Oz. This new adaptation, written by Michael Gershowitz and Joshua Sibley, takes us on a magical journey to the land of Oz:  an adventure full of talking creatures, magical beings and intrigue. Not to mention, a beautiful love story! The wicked antics of the Witches of the East and West, the capers of the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion who save the day more than once, the shenanigans of the flying monkeys and Old Crow-- all combine for a lively fable of adventure, love and family. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 31 through Nov. 23. $20 to $40, $50 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-6766. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. The Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org.

Charlotte's Web

South Sound The beloved musical based on the book by E.B. White comes to the stage. 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. weekends Nov. 1-9. $15, $13 students, seniors and military, $12 ages 12 and younger. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-565-6867. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Seattle Area Rudyard Kipling's classic tale comes alive in this funny, colorful adaptation by prize-winning playwright Y York. This sweet story of friendship and cooperation takes place in an exotic Indian garden and tells the charming tale of an unusual friendship between an innocent baby mongoose (our hero, Rikki), a vain and bossy bird, and a dear but befuddled muskrat. Through the shared danger of facing Nag, the sneaky cobra, these unlikely comrades find that they are smarter, braver and more resourceful together, and that a strong home makes room for everyone. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 9.  $25 to $36. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

A Little Princess

Eastside Studio East presents this play adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's story "Sara Crewe." Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, though, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. Recommended for ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 2. $15, $13 ages 20 and younger and 65 and older. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. Suite 100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Family Dance

Seattle Area Come enjoy traditional dances for kids ages 10 and younger and their families. Live music and a dance caller makes it easy. No experience needed. $6 per person, max. $18 per family. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-330-7408. Email: amy@calleramy.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit seattledance.org.

The Green Bird: A Mexican Tale

Seattle Area Oregon Shadow Theatre brings a Mexican folktale to life using vibrant and unique shadow puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $11, $9 seniors and ages 16 and younger. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-2579. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit greenbird.brownpapertickets.com.

Thistle Theatre's Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold

Seattle Area Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from Vasilisa and her younger brother, Ivan. The brave, but foolish, Ivan sets off to recover the family treasure and literally finds himself in hot water. A fascinating assortment of characters, including Baba Yaga’s cat, a rabbit and a family of mice complete the cast of characters in this Slavic tale. Black light scenes of a hut that walks on chicken legs and a dancing fence of skulls and bones are featured in the production using tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers who dress entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility operate the puppets. 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 N.W. 66th St. Seattle WA 98117.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Eastside In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia. 1 and 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 23. $10, $5 ages 3 and younger on Sundays. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: exec@secondstoryrep.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. SecondStory Repertory 16587 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrep.org.

Free Trial Mandarin Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A New Musical

North Sound A timeless and endearing story, most of us have seen the 1939 MGM movie version of the Wizard of Oz. This new adaptation, written by Michael Gershowitz and Joshua Sibley, takes us on a magical journey to the land of Oz:  an adventure full of talking creatures, magical beings and intrigue. Not to mention, a beautiful love story! The wicked antics of the Witches of the East and West, the capers of the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion who save the day more than once, the shenanigans of the flying monkeys and Old Crow-- all combine for a lively fable of adventure, love and family. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 31 through Nov. 23. $20 to $40, $50 family of four. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-258-6766. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:00 PM. The Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.historiceveretttheatre.org.