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Spooktacular 5K Sprint

South Sound Costumes are encouraged in Olympia’s first Halloween run and kids’ dash. Bring kid-friendly food donations for Thurston County Food Bank’s FORKids program. 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. kids’ dash, 9:15 a.m. 5K. $30 to $35, free kids’ dash. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 AM. Priest Point Park 2600 E. Bay Drive N.E. Olympia WA 98506. For more info visit spooktacularsprint.com.

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, October 25, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Edmonds Street Scramble

North Sound With a special map as your guide, find as many checkpoints as you can in 90 minutes or 3 hours! Work in teams or solo. Run, walk or bike. Register and view instructions, rules and details online. Event day registration and check-in at 8 a.m. Map and instructions at 9 a.m. Start time 9:30 a.m. $20, $15 ages 13 to 17, $5 ages 6 to 12, $40 team of up to five people (must have at least one child age 12 or younger), $5 additional for event-day registration. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-771-0230. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Frances Anderson Center 700 Main Street Edmonds WA 98020. For more info visit www.getmeregistered.com.

Monster Dash

Seattle Area 5K run/walk and Little Monster Dashes, benefitting South Seattle Community College Co-op Preschools. Costumes encouraged. Strollers welcome, no dogs. $20 to $40. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:30 AM. Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W. Seattle WA 98136. For more info visit westseattlemonsterdash.blogspot.com.

Fall Bird Walk

Seattle Area Join a naturalist in the fall forest for a morning bird walk at this northern jewel: Carkeek Park. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome.  Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. ( a few extra are available to borrow). Meet the naturalists at the Environmental Learning Center campus located at the entrance to Carkeek Park. $3, call to pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Carkeek Park 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road Seattle WA 98177. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.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, October 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Nest 17530 132nd Ave. N.E. Suite B Woodinville WA 98072.

SpookFest

Eastside Halloween-themed mini carnival and marketplace, decorated pumpkin contest and wheeled pumpkin race. FREE, small fee for some activities. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-452-4240. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 S.E. Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Halloween Run

Seattle Area Magnuson Series fun runs including 5K, 10K, 15K, two-person teams (5K each), dog dash and a kids dash. Kids dash at 9:45 a.m. all other events at 10 a.m. $3 to $36, $10 more for day-of-event registration (except kids dash). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: contact@magnusonseries.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:45 AM. Magnuson Park Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 65th Street Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit magnusonseries.org.

RadioActive: A Two-Day Journalism Workshop for Teens

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Non-Library Location: Other. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Teens will record and edit audio, write a script, and record their voice in KUOW’s professional studios. Teens 13-19. Registration Required. Description: In this two-day workshop, participants will learn through hands-on activities about audio recording, interviewing, writing for broadcast, audio editing, and speaking on the air. Everyone will get a chance to record and edit audio, write a script, and record their voice in KUOW’s professional studios. Limited to teens 13-19. Registration is required - call the branch at 206-684-4063. Note: Workshop will be held at the University Branch on Saturday, Oct. 25 and at the KUOW Studio (4518 University Way… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Costume Photos and Food Drive

Seattle Area Come show off your adorable (or scary!) Halloween costumes and donate to a good cause! Receive a simple professional photo in your Halloween costume in exchange for a minimum of 3 donated non-perishable food items per person being photographed. Web resolution photos will be available for download for free via an online gallery. Print purchases are optional and are also available via the online gallery. At the end of the day we will be taking all the items off to the local food bank. PHOTOS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. These will be booked in 10 minute increments. Please email or message us to reserve your spot. info@hopeandmemoryphotogaphy.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hope and Memory Photography 89 Yesler Way #201 Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Fall Festival

Seattle Area Enjoy tractor rides, art projects, a hay maze, veggie car races, games and more. Tickets for activities will benefit Childhaven. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-2543. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit swansonsnursery.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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

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, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Uptown Espresso 3845 Delridge Way S.W. Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Story Circle: Capture History and Imagination

Seattle Area Drawing upon original creation stories, personal experience and American civil rights history, writer, poet and teaching artist Kathya Alexander answers our yearning for deeper knowledge and connection to our history. Listen to her share her personal stories of living through the Civil Rights Movement. Go beyond the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with interactive storytelling that have children and adults fully engaged, captivated by her storytelling, and fully connected to her childhood experiences. For some, this is their first experience meeting someone who lived through the Movement. Listen to history come alive through a first-hand account of both great and fortuitous moments in our nation’s heritage.  Story Circle is for children with their caregiver. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. seating and 10:50 a.m. for the 11 a.m. seating. Performances start promptly at 10 and 11 a.m. No one will be admitted 10 minutes after the program has begun. Recommended for ages 8 and older. $4. Purchase t… Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Toddler Harvest Festival

Seattle Area Kids ages 5 and younger are invited to enjoy goodies and fun activities during this special Toddler Gym. Costumes welcomed. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-386-1919. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rainier Community Center 4600 38th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

World Polio Day: A Spotlight on Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Seattle Area How can we eliminate polio throughout the world? Polio was once the most notorious disease of the 20th century. Today, wild poliovirus is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries. Join us for a week of FREE special activities, hosted in partnership with Rotary International, that celebrate the global progress to eradicate the disease. • Learn about the history of polio in the U.S. and how we’ve stopped polio in 99.9% of the world • See an iron lung once used to help polio survivors breathe • View a short film about Seattle Rotarians who are helping fight polio in Ethiopia • Learn how you can help worldwide efforts to end polio in our lifetime. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-709-3100. Email: visitorcenterstaff@gatesfoundation.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit gates.ly.

Bellevue Rock & Gem Show

Eastside Annual show includes vendors, demonstrations and kids’ activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Vasa Park 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuerockclub.org.

Ecotober

Eastside Get tips on preparing your home and yard for fall and winter, plus enjoy music, scientific investigations, a Halloween costume exchange, art activities and more. Pre-register. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Brightwater Center 22505 State Route 9 S.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Mercer Island Preschool Association Halloween Party

Eastside Halloween-themed crafts, games, activities and treats for kids ages 1 to 6. Costumes encouraged. $3 to $5. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community Center 8236 S.E. 24th St. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit mipreschoolassociation.org.

Monster Mash Dash Fun Run---CANCELED

Eastside Dress up and join us for a run or walk through Luther Burbank Park. Runners will run from the south end of the park to Calkins Point and back. Refreshments served afterwards. Don’t forget to dress up for the costume contest with prizes awarded! Dogs on a leash are welcome and also encouraged to wear a costume! Register at www.myparksandrecreation.com or call 275-7609, course #15062. $12 + tax, free for kids in strollers. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-275-7609. Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040.

Remlinger Farms Fall Festival

Eastside Remlinger Farms will be having our Fall Festival every weekend in October. Come and join the fall fun!! We have a corn maze, acres of pumpkins, hand-dipped caramel apples, steam train, pony rides, tractor hay rides, freshly made pumpkin donuts, apple cider and rides galore! $15.75. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-333-4135 ext. 250. Email: customerservice@remlingerfarms.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014.

Sensory Friendly Film

Eastside Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Book of Life" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. AMC Woodinville 12 17640 Garden Way N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Imagine Inn Halloween Party

North Sound Dress in costume and come enjoy music, dancing, puppets and stories with Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup and all the Imagine Inn gang. $6. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-568-9412. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 Fourth St. Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit thumbnailtheater.com.

The Imagine Inn Halloween Costume Party

North Sound Come in your favorite costume and join the Imagine Inn crew for a Halloween Costume Party! Enjoy singing, dancing, puppets, stories and more, starring Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup, and introducing Rilla and Cian Brenchley. Reservations suggested for groups of 10 or more. $6, free babes in arms. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-568-9412. Email: tnt_theater@yahoo.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 Fourth St. Snohomish WA 98290.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Book of Life" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. AMC Kent Station 14 426 Ramsay Way Kent WA 98032. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

Sensory Friendly Film

South Sound Families affected by autism and other disorders can enjoy a film with lights brought up, sound turned down and no previews or ads. Bring your own snacks and feel free to move about. Today, "Book of Life" (PG). $4 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 5721 Main St. S.W. Lakewood WA 98499. For more info visit www.amctheatres.com.

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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Halloween at the Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Area Join us for spooky activities, fun treats and two kinds of pumpkin carving demonstrations—on land with master carver Russ Leno and underwater with our Aquarium divers. Come in costume and start the Halloween celebration early! See online for schedule of activities. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Tot Treks & Nature Play: Happy Halloween Hike

Seattle Area Adults – grow outside with your children! Go for an exploratory hike with a naturalist to learn about some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to this hike! $4. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-386-4237. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Seattle WA 98199. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Caspar Babypants Performance

Eastside Take in a Caspar Babypants performance. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-457-7440. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM. Top Pot Doughnuts 10600 N.E. Ninth Pl. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.babypantsmusic.com.

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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Young Readers Book Group at the Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library time corrected to 11 am rather than 11 pm - LZ. Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children in grades K-5 are invited to discuss books they have read on this month's topic--Nature. Enjoy a craft and a snack after the discussion. Description: Choose a fiction or non-fiction book. Suggested books will be on display in the children's area in October. 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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Faye G. Allen Children’s Center. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Esculpiendo Calacas. Description: Aprendan como moldear y esculpir miniaturas de calacas utilizando arcilla de secado al aire. Para niños mayores de 6 años. Notes: Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos, todos son bienvenidos. No necesitan registrarse. Translation: Come and learn how to mold, pinch and sculpt miniature calacas using air dry clay. 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, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Author Appearance: Toni Yuly

Seattle Area In celebration of Book Month, we have invited some of our favorite children's book authors to visit the Museum! The Author Appearances series will feature a story time and an art or literacy related activity, both led by a special guest author. The Author Appearances series is an opportunity for kids to interact with adult authors, explore their artistic talents, ask questions and learn more about the art of story telling.  Join Toni Yuly for a reading of her book, Early Bird, and activities focusing on the simple movements and drawings featured in the book. With language that emphasizes kid-friendly action words, this is a great story that also improves gross motor skills for 1 to 3-year-olds. Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, $7 active military, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Jones Park 104 Wells Ave. S. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Landsburg Park Dam 276th Avenue Southeast Ravensdale WA 98051. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cavanaugh Pond 17410 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98058. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cedar River Park 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. (behind the community center) Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Educator Open House at NAAM

Seattle Area Families and educators can come enjoy tours (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), storytelling (12:30 p.m.), healthy snacks and hands-on activities.  Resources for educators include: o Find out how you can get a FREE bus to transport your students to NAAM! o Learn about our free downloadable curriculum and how to order traveling story trunks for your classroom. o Visit our Journey Gallery – our permanent exhibit and interactive space- throughout the year. o Also, check out the Story Trunk for Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington State available all year round. Everyone will learn about all current and upcoming exhibits, including: "Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington" through November 9, 2014; "Onyx Fine Art Collective: A Decade of Art" through January 11, 2015; and "Funky Turns 40: Black Character Animation Art from Black Cartoons of the 1970s" opening November 22, 2014. R.S.V.P. to Katie Williams at kwilliams@naamnw.org or 206-518-6000 ext. 104. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-518-6000 X104. Email: kwilliams@naamnw.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.naamnw.org.

Family Concerts: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Seattle Area Follow the story of a boy who has Beethoven as his upstairs neighbor in Vienna. Ideal for ages 6 to 11 with their families. 11 a.m. pre-concert activities in the lobby at 10 a.m. $20, $15 students and seniors. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Storybook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

Seattle Area 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. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Renton Carco Theater 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Tales That Go Bump in the Night

Seattle Area Storyteller Anne Rutherford will tell spooky stories just in time for Halloween. All ages. 1 p.m. $3, $1 kids. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-255-2330. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Renton History Museum 235 Mill Ave. S. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.rentonwa.gov.

Youth Design/Build Workshop: Reuse//Designing Sustainably

Seattle Area At Seattle Architecture Foundation Teen Workshops youth ages 11 to 16 are introduced to the connections between design and social issues. Workshops start with a community guest introducing an issue such as affordable housing, accessibility, access to transportation, environmental sustainability, or historic preservation. Youth are challenged to use their creativity to come up with a design that responds to the issue. In teams supported by SAF volunteers, students work to plan, build and present a study model that represents how their design could promote a better built environment for all. At this workshop participants will learn about learn about how designers work to preserve historic sites and repurpose them to be environmentally conscious. Youth will look at examples of adaptive re-use architecture and create their own design for reusing a historic building alongside architects. Registration available here: http://bit.ly/1u5NCdM $25 per workshop, $15 per workshop with an SAF Family Membership, and a… Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Bassetti Architects Offices 71 Columbia St. Seattle WA 98104.

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, September 13 through November 15. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-392-8025. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

Trick-or-Treat on Snoqualmie Ridge

Eastside Pick up a passport at Sno Falls Credit Union at IGA, then visit participating locations for a treat and a stamp. Afterward, visit the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA for a carnival with games and bouncy houses. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Sno Falls Credit Union 9025 Meadowbrook Way SE Snoqualmie WA 98065. For more info visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Harvest Festival

North Sound Enjoy an afternoon on the beach with games, pumpkin painting, crafts, family square dance (3 to 5:30 p.m.) a haunted boathouse (4 to 7 p.m.) and more. Costumes encouraged. FREE, Discover Pass required for parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 360-387-3342. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cama Beach State Park 1880 W. Camano Drive Camano Island WA 98282. For more info visit www.parks.wa.gov.

Family Workshop

South Sound Families with kids ages 5 to 12 can build, tinker and explore the world of cars with different hands-on projects the fourth Saturday of each month. $5 to $8 plus museum admission ($14, $12 students, seniors and military, $8 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger). Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-683-3964. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. LeMay America’s Car Museum 2702 E. D St. Tacoma WA 98421. For more info visit www.lemaymuseum.org.

Freaky 5K Zombie Run

South Sound Runners wearing a flag football belt will have to evade the zombies scattered throughout the course who try to take their flags. Participate as a runner or as a zombie. 11 a.m. $30 runners, $10 ages 10 and younger, $10 zombies (come in costume/makeup), $5 zombie-free kids’ run. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-835-6900. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. Federal Way Community Center 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit raceroster.com.

Pumpkin Train

South Sound Ride a 1916 logging train, plus kids will receive a goody bag and get to hunt for a pumpkin. All ages are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. Tickets available at the station one hour prior to the first run of the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum 1101 S.W. Sylvenus St. Chehalis WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

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, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Boo in Burien

Seattle Area Annual safe trick-or-treat event for families that includes horse and carriage rides, pumpkin painting, haunted house, costumed dog parade, wiener dog races, and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-433-2882. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Southwest 152nd Street Burien WA 98166. For more info visit www.discoverburien.com.

Halloween Wonderland

Seattle Area American Dance Institute's studio will be transformed into a Halloween Wonderland, complete with 200 flying bats, bales of hay, dancing scarecrows, cats and ballerina dolls, ghosts, a mossy branch-laden cemetery, and of course a treat for all kids in costume. Look for Hunger Goblin posters for Greenwood and Phinney Ridge businesses participating in safe trick-or-treat for children in costume, particularly children wearing “Hunger Goblin” stickers. Get a sticker by donating either a can of food or $2 for the Greenwood Food Bank at American Dance Institute or various other donation stations along Phinney and Greenwood Avenues during the event. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-783-0755. Email: info@americandanceinstitute.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. American Dance Institute 8001 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103.

Hilloween

Seattle Area Capitol Hill’s family-friendly Halloween event includes carnival games, a costume parade (3:30 p.m.), circus performers, face painting, music from The Not-Its! Eli Rosenblatt, and Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, trick-or-treating, a pizza party and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cal Anderson Park 1640 Nagle Place Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.caphilloween.com.

Hunger Goblin' Trick-or-Treat

Seattle Area Costumed kids are welcome to trick-or-treat and enjoy other fun activities at participating business along Phinney/Greenwood Avenue North in the Phinney Ridge/Greenwood neighborhood. Kids are encouraged to get (and wear) a special Goblin' Hunger sticker by donating canned food or $2 to the Greenwood Food Bank at participating locations. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Phinney Ridge/Greenwood Business District Seattle WA. For more info visit www.phinneycenter.org.

Halloween Train

Eastside Gather the family, suit up in your costumes and take part in the fall festivities at the Snoqualmie Depot. Enjoy live musical entertainment, watch an old-fashioned cider press in action and sip hot apple cider. Ride the Halloween Train October 25 and 26. Visit George’s Bakery in North Bend, show them your Halloween Train ticket and receive a FREE sugar cookie. Halloween Train takes you on a scenic excursion through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley aboard a vintage train. Everyone dressed in full costume will receive a prize. $10 to $18, $2 off when dressed in a costume. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum Snoqualmie Depot 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Train Ride and Train Shed Tour

Eastside The Train Shed Tour Package is a docent-lead experience at the Northwest Railway Museum. Learn all about how the railroads changed everything in the Pacific Northwest. Start your tour at the 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot where you'll board a train to the Train Shed Exhibit Building. Tour the 25,000 square foot space that includes large and small objects, plus the award winning Wellington Remembered exhibit. Note: train does not stop in North Bend. $20, $18 seniors, $15 kids, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

Boo Bash

South Sound Dress in your costume and enjoy games, art and science activities, treats, prizes and more. $10, $8 members. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-956-0818. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Hands On Children's Museum 414 Jefferson St. N.E. Olympia WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

The Witch in Which Wood?

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest is bringing theatre magic to the twisting trails and rolling hills of Luther Burbank Park. A Halloween themed story unfolds: it seems the audience is not here simply to listen, but are expected to become a part of the story itself. Eglantine the witch has decided that being a witch is just too scary. She has traded in her pointy hat for yoga pants and turned her cat into a girl. These changes have had a strange effect on Which Wood and the creatures who live there, and now Halloween has disappeared from the calendar! Sharp-eyed audience members, lead by their creative drama tour-guide, will explore the park and the story, moving from one plot twist to the next as they meet the citizens of Which Wood. Can they help Eglantine and bring back Halloween? Don't forget your rain boots. Ideal for ages 3 to 8 and their families. Tours every 30 mins. $10 kids, adults free. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:45 PM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

Fall Carnival at The Meridian School

Seattle Area The Meridian School's annual Fall Carnival is a fun, free community event. Games, food, balloon animals, face painting, haunted house, and prize room are all part of the festivities. Recommended for kids ages 2 to 10. FREE, small fee for activities. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Meridian School 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.meridianschool.edu.

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, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Storybook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

Seattle Area 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. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $11. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@storybooktheater.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Renton Carco Theater 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

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. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Schedule: Magnuson Park Theatre, Seattle October 25-26 (1 and 3 p.m.) Sunset Hill Community Club, Seattle… Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115.

Colorful Fall: Why do the leaves change?

Eastside Every fall a beautiful, but mysterious event occurs. The trees become brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and brown, why does this change happen? Learn what makes deciduous trees lose their leaves, and why it is beneficial. Ages 5 and older. FREE; no registration required. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-452-4195. Email: lcvc@bellevuewa.gov. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006.

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, October 25, 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.

Science Saturday--FULL

Eastside Science Saturdays at Bellevue College are fun and challenging 3-hour sessions filled with “hands-on, minds-on” science, math, & engineering activities for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. Each session is run by a Bellevue College faculty member who has created an age-appropriate program designed to educate and inspire.  This month: Do you have a special hoodie or Halloween costume that would look particularly awesome with LIGHTS on them? Led by SAMI Director Dr. Jenn Pang, this workshop will feature fun activities with motors and light up circuits on paper and fabric! You are encouraged to bring a piece of clothing or tote or backpack you’d like to put a few lights on. $50. Register by October 22. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue College 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Pumpkin Train

South Sound Ride a 1916 logging train, plus kids will receive a goody bag and get to hunt for a pumpkin. All ages are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. Tickets available at the station one hour prior to the first run of the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM. Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum 1101 S.W. Sylvenus St. Chehalis WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Steve the Pretty Good Magician

South Sound Magic and comedy show. Part of the Ave Kids entertainment series. $8. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM. Auburn Avenue Theater 10 Auburn Ave. Auburn WA 98002. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

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, October 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

A Spooktacular Show with Caspar Babypants

North Sound Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool in Mill Creek presents A Spooktacular Show with Caspar Babypants! Come in your Halloween costume and trick or treat before the show! $5, babes in arms free. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/702837 For more information on when all the fun starts, please go to www.cedarcrosspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook! Email us at info@cedarcrosspreschool.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool 1210 132nd St. S.E. Mill Creek WA 98012. For more info visit www.cedarcrosspreschool.com.

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

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 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. No necesitan registrarse. 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 not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Seattle Area Hit Broadway musical based on the animated film. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various times Oct. 21-26. $25 to $135. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.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, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

The Servant of Two Masters

Seattle Area Based on Goldini’s 1743 classic of Commedia dell’arte, The Servant of Two Masters tells the tale of woebegone servant Truffaldino who encounters young Beatrice disguised as her dead brother on the hunt for his murderer. Driven to rash decisions thanks to his constant state of hunger, Truffaldino agrees to serve both Beatrice and his other master, Florindo. Hilarious events are set in motion as Truffaldino races from one end of Venice to the other in a desperate attempt to appease both masters, all for the promise of an additional meal. Alive with colorful stock Commedia characters and endless slapstick humor, The Servant of Two Masters promises a raucous and hilarious joyride for all ages. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 7 through 10. 7 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26.  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: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

SpookFest Dessert Theatre

Eastside Hear stories by Edgar Allan Poe as you enjoy a Halloween treat. 2 or 7 p.m. $8 to $10, $70 for a reserved table of eight. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-4240. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 S.E. Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

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, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Halloween Harvest Festival

South Sound Come in costume for games, crafts, face painting, trick-or-treating and refreshments. Bring a can of food for admission to support the Auburn Food Bank. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Washington Elementary School 20 E St. N.E. 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

Tricks & Treats Funfest for Little Kids

South Sound Halloween carnival games, inflatable slide, costume contests, crafts, treats and prizes. Ages 2-6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ages 7 to 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. $6 to $8, free adults and kids younger than age 2. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-835-6900. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Federal Way Community Center 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.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. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Schedule: Magnuson Park Theatre, Seattle October 25-26 (1 and 3 p.m.) Sunset Hill Community Club, Seattle… Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115.

Thriller Dance

Seattle Area The Seattle Thrillers join other Thriller groups around the world in a simultaneous performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video dance. Watch as they perform, most of whom will be in zombie costumes. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM. Occidental Park 300 Occidental Ave. S. Seattle WA 98104. For more info visit www.meetup.com.

Haunted Puppy Town

Eastside The celebration will include a costume contest for both pets and their owners, carnival games, a haunted maze, and adoptable and ambassador animals from local rescues, sanctuaries and animal-related organizations. Entertainment will include agility demonstrations and lessons by Dogs in Progress and Funquest DogSports, where your dog can test his skills on obstacles including tunnels, A-frames, jumps, and teeter totters. Cascade Kennel’s “Haunted Puppy Town” will also host Seattle Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Bus – also known as the MaxMobile – a 38-foot bright yellow bus full of adoptable animals. Food will be available from Woodinville’s favorite local taco truck, La Rivera Maya. Admission is free, however donations are welcomed and will benefit the Seattle Humane Society, Homeward Pet, Old Dog Haven, Canine Companions for Independence, and other local animal rescue organizations. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Cascade Kennels 20005 178th Ave. N.E. Woodinville WA 98072. For more info visit cascadekennels.com.

Thrill the World

Eastside Watch as hundreds of dancers dressed as zombies perform the dance from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video in this fundraiser for SecondStory Repertory. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM. Redmond Town Center 16495 N.E. 74th St. Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit thrilltheworld.org.

Haunted Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet is transformed into a child-friendly haunted theater and grand ballroom with eerie dances. Come in Halloween attire. All ages. Various dates and times through Oct. 26. $5 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-272-4219. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM. Tacoma City Ballet 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomacityballet.com.

Pumpkin Train

South Sound Ride a 1916 logging train, plus kids will receive a goody bag and get to hunt for a pumpkin. All ages are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. Tickets available at the station one hour prior to the first run of the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM. Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum 1101 S.W. Sylvenus St. Chehalis WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:30 PM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

Spooky Creatures Walk

Farther Afield Take a guided walk through the reserve (bring your flashlight) and meet a variety of spooky creatures along the way, including owls, a vulture and an opossom. Walks are 40 minutes long and leave every 15 minutes. Benefits West Sound Wildlife Shelter. $10, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-9057. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Dr. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.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, October 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Samena Spooktacular

Eastside Kids can go trunk-or-treating (4:30 to 5 p.m.), watch a Mad Science show (5 to 6 p.m.), a Ghostly Gathering party for ages 2 to 5 or a Spooky Swim for ages 5 and older who can swim on their own (6:15 to 7 p.m.). Last of all, everyone can bring their own floatie and watch "Monsters University" in the pool (7 to 9 p.m.). $18, $15 siblings; $4 less for members. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-746-1160. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Samena Swim & Recreation Club 15231 Lake Hills Blvd. Bellevue WA 98007.

Haunted Trails

Seattle Area Bastyr University offers a Halloween experience for all ages. For ages 8 to adult: Haunted Trails, Hades Labyrinth, Cemetery Hill, Mummy’s Tomb and Circus of Horrors. 7 to 11 p.m. $20 to $25. For ages 8 and younger: Trick-or-Treating Village, 5 to 6:45 p.m. $5, and a Children's Carnival, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 17-25. Pre-purchase recommended. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-602-3151. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM. St. Edward State Park 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Kenmore WA 98028. For more info visit www.hauntedtrailsbu.org.

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, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Wild Waves 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.

Haunted Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet is transformed into a child-friendly haunted theater and grand ballroom with eerie dances. Come in Halloween attire. All ages. Various dates and times through Oct. 26. $5 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-272-4219. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM. Tacoma City Ballet 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomacityballet.com.

Tricks & Treats Funfest for Big Kids

South Sound Halloween carnival games, inflatable slide, costume contests, crafts, treats and prizes. Ages 2-6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ages 7 to 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. $6 to $8, free adults and kids younger than age 2. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-835-6900. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Federal Way Community Center 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

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, October 25, 2014, 5:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Big Pumpkin Bash

Seattle Area Enjoy carnival games, holiday entertainment, face painting, candy and prizes, two large jump toys, and the ever popular cake walk. Costumes encouraged, as are non-perishable donations. Tickets for activities are 25 cents each. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7524. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bitter Lake Annex 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Halloween Skate Party

South Sound Roller skating, costume contest and a raffle. Benefits Tacoma All Stars Sports Academy. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-292-2324. Email: tacomaallstaracademy@gmail.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rollin' 253 2101 Mildred St. W. Fircrest WA. For more info visit rollin253.com.

Hoot 'n' Howl

South Sound Don your best costume and bring your brood to Northwest Trek for the spookiest event of the year. Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend! Included with admission. $9 to $13, $5 to $9 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-832-6117. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive E. Eatonville WA 98328.

Owl Prowl

Seattle Area Join us for this epic night time adventure! Under the light of the full moon (or the darkness of the new) you will search for our resident barred and barn owls. Your prowl will begin with family lessons where you will learn about these amazing nocturnal predators, their habitats, behaviors and language including a dissection of owl pellets to find the bones and skulls from their past victims. You will continue with a night hike deep into the old growth forest where you will learn to speak owl and call out to your new feathery friends. For ages 8 and older (must have ability to stand still and be super quiet!) and hike two miles. $10. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-652-2444 ext. 100. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Servant of Two Masters

Seattle Area Based on Goldini’s 1743 classic of Commedia dell’arte, The Servant of Two Masters tells the tale of woebegone servant Truffaldino who encounters young Beatrice disguised as her dead brother on the hunt for his murderer. Driven to rash decisions thanks to his constant state of hunger, Truffaldino agrees to serve both Beatrice and his other master, Florindo. Hilarious events are set in motion as Truffaldino races from one end of Venice to the other in a desperate attempt to appease both masters, all for the promise of an additional meal. Alive with colorful stock Commedia characters and endless slapstick humor, The Servant of Two Masters promises a raucous and hilarious joyride for all ages. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 7 through 10. 7 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26.  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: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Public Theatre at The Bathhouse 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98103.

Night of the Living Dead

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest’s annual interactive Halloween show is based on the cult-classic movie and features zombies, drama, and even a bit of humor. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 9 and older. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 17-25. $15. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.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. Saturday, October 25, 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.

SpookFest Dessert Theatre

Eastside Hear stories by Edgar Allan Poe as you enjoy a Halloween treat. 2 or 7 p.m. $8 to $10, $70 for a reserved table of eight. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-4240. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 S.E. Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

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, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Spook & Splash Family Halloween

North Sound Carnival games, crafts, trick-or-treating, food and a splash in the pool. Costumes encouraged. $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-670-5732. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lynnwood Recreation Center 18900 44th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98036. For more info visit www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen

South Sound Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries at Fort Nisqually. Follow a trail of glowing jack o ’lanterns to a blazing bonfire where storytellers from 1855 will send shivers down your spine as their ghost stories bring forth the spirits of the fur trade. Dress for the weather (no umbrellas). You may bring chairs or blankets to sit on. This is a fundraiser for the Fort Nisqually Foundation. $5 to $8. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-591-5339. Email: fortnisqually@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.fortnisquallyfoundation.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, October 25, 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.

Little Shop of Horrors

Farther Afield Popular musical about a blood-thirsty plant and its lovesick owner. 6:30 p.m. opening night reception Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26. $27, $22 seniors, $19 youth, students, military and teachers. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-842-8569. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Bainbridge Performing Arts 200 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Seattle Area Hit Broadway musical based on the animated film. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various times Oct. 21-26. $25 to $135. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.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, October 25, 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.

Night of the Living Dead

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest’s annual interactive Halloween show is based on the cult-classic movie and features zombies, drama, and even a bit of humor. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 9 and older. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 17-25. $15. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Night of the Living Dead

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest’s annual interactive Halloween show is based on the cult-classic movie and features zombies, drama, and even a bit of humor. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 9 and older. 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 17-25. $15. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.

Run Scared 5K

Seattle Area Dress in costume and enjoy a Halloween-themed finish line party at this fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Prizes for best costumes. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. 7:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. kids dash, 10 a.m. 5K run and 4K walk. $35 to $40, $5 ages 18 and younger, free kids dash (ages 12 and younger). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Seward Park 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.runscared5k.com.

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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.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, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Fall Festival

Seattle Area Enjoy tractor rides, art projects, a hay maze, veggie car races, games and more. Tickets for activities will benefit Childhaven. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-2543. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit swansonsnursery.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: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

West Seattle Harvest Festival

Seattle Area The streets in the Junction neighborhood will be closed to traffic while visitors enjoy a farmers market, crafts, a kids' costume parade and trick-or-treating. SCHEDULE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Farmers Market and harvest activities 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Chili Competition 11:30 a.m.: Costume Parade, Junction Plaza Park Noon: Trick-or-Treating You’ll also find: Haunted House – Join RE/MAX for a spine-tingling tour through an eerie haunted estate; home to zombies, ghouls and supernatural surprises for the more daring souls. Or, for the very young and faint of heart, try the fun, glittery, pumpkin room, sprinkled with fairy dust and adorned with whimsical delight! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RE/MAX Junction, 4727 44th Avenue S.W. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. California Avenue S.W. between S.W. Edmunds Street and S.W. Oregon Street Seattle WA 98116. For more info visit wsjunction.org.

Wild Mushroom Show

Seattle Area Mushroom displays and identification, cooking demonstrations and more. Bring mushrooms for experts to identify. $10, $5 students and seniors, free ages 11 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Mountaineers Club 7700 Sand Point Way N.E. Seattle WA 98115. For more info visit www.psms.org.

World Polio Day: A Spotlight on Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Seattle Area How can we eliminate polio throughout the world? Polio was once the most notorious disease of the 20th century. Today, wild poliovirus is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries. Join us for a week of FREE special activities, hosted in partnership with Rotary International, that celebrate the global progress to eradicate the disease. • Learn about the history of polio in the U.S. and how we’ve stopped polio in 99.9% of the world • See an iron lung once used to help polio survivors breathe • View a short film about Seattle Rotarians who are helping fight polio in Ethiopia • Learn how you can help worldwide efforts to end polio in our lifetime. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-709-3100. Email: visitorcenterstaff@gatesfoundation.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit gates.ly.

Bellevue Rock & Gem Show

Eastside Annual show includes vendors, demonstrations and kids’ activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Vasa Park 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuerockclub.org.

Remlinger Farms Fall Festival

Eastside Remlinger Farms will be having our Fall Festival every weekend in October. Come and join the fall fun!! We have a corn maze, acres of pumpkins, hand-dipped caramel apples, steam train, pony rides, tractor hay rides, freshly made pumpkin donuts, apple cider and rides galore! $15.75. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-333-4135 ext. 250. Email: customerservice@remlingerfarms.com. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014.

Mushroom Show

North Sound Experts teach how to identify more than 100 types of fungus. Bring in mushrooms from your backyard. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-257-8300. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Forest Park Floral Hall 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Everett WA 98203. For more info visit www.ci.everett.wa.us.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

Sensory Sunday

Farther Afield On the fourth Sunday of the month, families with children affected by autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to KiDiMu. They are encouraged to explore the museum while enjoying a safe environment and therapist support. Sensory Sunday has been developed in partnership with parents, educators and therapists. The event takes place before the museum opens to the public. Please call to register in advance, as space is limited to provide the best experience for visiting families. Last-minute registration also welcome, if space available. If desired, families are welcome to stay longer and continue exploring the museum during regular hours. $6, free for members. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4650. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.kidimu.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, October 26, 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.

Halloween at the Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Area Join us for spooky activities, fun treats and two kinds of pumpkin carving demonstrations—on land with master carver Russ Leno and underwater with our Aquarium divers. Come in costume and start the Halloween celebration early! See online for schedule of activities. Included with admission. $21.95, $14.95 ages 4 to 12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

RadioActive: A Two-Day Journalism Workshop for Teens

The Seattle Public Library Where: non-library location. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: KUOW Studio 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310 Seattle WA 98105. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Teens will record and edit audio, write a script, and record their voice in KUOW’s professional studios. Teens 13-19. Registration Required. Description: In this two-day workshop, participants will learn through hands-on activities about audio recording, interviewing, writing for broadcast, audio editing, and speaking on the air. Everyone will get a chance to record and edit audio, write a script, and record their voice in KUOW’s professional studios. Limited to teens 13-19. Registration is required - call the branch at 206-684-4063. Note: Workshop will be held at the University Branch on Saturday, Oct. 25 and at the KUOW Studio (4518 University Way… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Jones Park 104 Wells Ave. S. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cedar River Park 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. (behind the community center) Renton WA 98057. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cavanaugh Pond 17410 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98058. For more info visit www.cedarriver.org.

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Seattle Area Volunteer naturalists will be on hand to answer questions and help you spot salmon spawning in the Cedar River. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Landsburg Park Dam 276th Avenue Southeast Ravensdale WA 98051. For more info visit www.cedarriver.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: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

KEXP Halloween Kids Dance Party

Seattle Area Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, this two-room party in the museum’s Level 3 and Sky Church features family activities and crafts provided by The Adventure School, plus dancing for the whole family with DJs Darek Mazzone, Chilly, Miss Ashley and Shannon. The event will culminate in a Halloween parade led by Grand Marshall DJ El Toro—so make sure to wear your best ghoulish outfit! $12, free babes in arms. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-770-2700. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.empmuseum.org.

Museum of Fright

Seattle Area Safe and fun family Halloween activities, including face painting, storytelling, ghost parachutes, spooky flight simulator rides and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission for ages 17 and younger in costume (with adult supervision), $5 ages 17 and younger without a costume, $10 adults. Admission prices valid all day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-764-5720. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Museum of Flight 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Storybook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

Seattle Area 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. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $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, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM. Renton Carco Theater 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.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, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront

Seattle Area Bring your little princesses and pirates to the Downtown Seattle Waterfront and trick-or-treat at participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Waterfront Park will also have games and activities for children. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

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, September 13 through November 15. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-392-8025. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.govlink.org.

BAM-O-WEEN

Eastside Artist demonstrations, face painting and a variety of hands-on Halloween and fall-themed arts and crafts projects. Costumes encouraged. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-519-0770. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Halloween Train

Eastside Gather the family, suit up in your costumes and take part in the fall festivities at the Snoqualmie Depot. Enjoy live musical entertainment, watch an old-fashioned cider press in action and sip hot apple cider. Ride the Halloween Train October 25 and 26. Visit George’s Bakery in North Bend, show them your Halloween Train ticket and receive a FREE sugar cookie. Halloween Train takes you on a scenic excursion through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley aboard a vintage train. Everyone dressed in full costume will receive a prize. $10 to $18, $2 off when dressed in a costume. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Railway Museum Snoqualmie Depot 38625 S.E. King St. Snoqualmie WA 98065.

The Witch in Which Wood?

Eastside Youth Theatre Northwest is bringing theatre magic to the twisting trails and rolling hills of Luther Burbank Park. A Halloween themed story unfolds: it seems the audience is not here simply to listen, but are expected to become a part of the story itself. Eglantine the witch has decided that being a witch is just too scary. She has traded in her pointy hat for yoga pants and turned her cat into a girl. These changes have had a strange effect on Which Wood and the creatures who live there, and now Halloween has disappeared from the calendar! Sharp-eyed audience members, lead by their creative drama tour-guide, will explore the park and the story, moving from one plot twist to the next as they meet the citizens of Which Wood. Can they help Eglantine and bring back Halloween? Don't forget your rain boots. Ideal for ages 3 to 8 and their families. Tours every 30 mins. $10 kids, adults free. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-232-4145. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit youththeatre.org.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:45 PM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Seattle Area Hit Broadway musical based on the animated film. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various times Oct. 21-26. $25 to $135. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

Storybook Theater's Hansel & Gretel

Seattle Area 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. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $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, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. Renton Carco Theater 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. Renton WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

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. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Schedule: Magnuson Park Theatre, Seattle October 25-26 (1 and 3 p.m.) Sunset Hill Community Club, Seattle… Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115.

Haunted Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet is transformed into a child-friendly haunted theater and grand ballroom with eerie dances. Come in Halloween attire. All ages. Various dates and times through Oct. 26. $5 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-272-4219. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Tacoma City Ballet 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomacityballet.com.

Pumpkin Train

South Sound Ride a 1916 logging train, plus kids will receive a goody bag and get to hunt for a pumpkin. All ages are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. Tickets available at the station one hour prior to the first run of the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum 1101 S.W. Sylvenus St. Chehalis WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

10th Annual Howl-O-Ween

Farther Afield This is the famous B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) event you’ve been hearing about! Join us for a festive afternoon at IslandWood for our tenth year of Halloween-y fun. Get ready to mix up creepy concoctions with our Mad Scientists and have your palm read by our fortune tellers. Bring those pumpkins into our beautiful Dining Hall and work with our chefs and artists to carve or paint your sensational squash. Work with Dr. McDiggins in his Boneyard to unearth real deer bones and learn about native animals, their anatomy and more. Step back in time on our History Mystery Trail and meet characters from the turn of the century to learn some local history from days-gone-by. Costumes encouraged. FREE, pre-register. Donations welcomed. No pets (service animals are allowed). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-855-4384. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. IslandWood 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.islandwood.org.

Retro Tech Petting Zoo

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kids, teens and adults are all invited to enjoy interacting with technology from the past--phonographs, typewriters and such! Relive your youth or explore the past! 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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

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

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: 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. No necesitan registrarse. 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 not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bradner Gardens Halloween Party

Seattle Area Dress in costume and enjoy activities and party favors, mini doughnuts and more at this fun, free neighborhood party! Bring washed apples and beverage containers for our old-fashioned manual apple press. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bradner Gardens Park 29th Avenue S. & S. Grand Street Seattle WA 98144. For more info visit www.mountbakerpreschool.org.

The Servant of Two Masters

Seattle Area Based on Goldini’s 1743 classic of Commedia dell’arte, The Servant of Two Masters tells the tale of woebegone servant Truffaldino who encounters young Beatrice disguised as her dead brother on the hunt for his murderer. Driven to rash decisions thanks to his constant state of hunger, Truffaldino agrees to serve both Beatrice and his other master, Florindo. Hilarious events are set in motion as Truffaldino races from one end of Venice to the other in a desperate attempt to appease both masters, all for the promise of an additional meal. Alive with colorful stock Commedia characters and endless slapstick humor, The Servant of Two Masters promises a raucous and hilarious joyride for all ages. This ensemble features actors with Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program who are in grades 7 through 10. 7 p.m. Oct. 24-25, 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26.  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: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-524-1300. Email: pr@seattlepublictheater.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Washington Wind Symphony

Eastside Join the Eastside's premier 45-piece wind ensemble as they celebrate their 29th season, performing some of the most beautiful wind band music ever written. $10 to $15. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-893-9900. Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland WA 98033.

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, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Evan's Family Variety Show

Seattle Area Enjoy a variety of family-friendly acts that can include magicians, jugglers, dancers, circus artists, hula hoopers and more. FREE, reserve a ticket in advance. Held the fourth Sunday each month, courtesy of the Department of Neighborhoods. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: evan@evan.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Association 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit evan.org.

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. $10, $30 four-show season tickets. Performance Schedule: Magnuson Park Theatre, Seattle October 25-26 (1 and 3 p.m.) Sunset Hill Community Club, Seattle… Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98115.

Haunted Theatre

South Sound Tacoma City Ballet is transformed into a child-friendly haunted theater and grand ballroom with eerie dances. Come in Halloween attire. All ages. Various dates and times through Oct. 26. $5 to $6. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-272-4219. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM. Tacoma City Ballet 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomacityballet.com.

Pumpkin Train

South Sound Ride a 1916 logging train, plus kids will receive a goody bag and get to hunt for a pumpkin. All ages are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. Tickets available at the station one hour prior to the first run of the day. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM. Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum 1101 S.W. Sylvenus St. Chehalis WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Little Shop of Horrors

Farther Afield Popular musical about a blood-thirsty plant and its lovesick owner. 6:30 p.m. opening night reception Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26. $27, $22 seniors, $19 youth, students, military and teachers. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-842-8569. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM. Bainbridge Performing Arts 200 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit bainbridgeperformingarts.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, October 26, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Pumpkin Express

South Sound Ride a train to Mineral Lake where kids can choose a pumpkin and play carnival games. Wear a costume for the costume contest. 10 a.m. 12:45 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors, military and AAA, $22 ages 5 to 12, $15 ages 3 and 4, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 888-783-2611. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:30 PM. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad 349 Mineral Creek Road Mineral WA 98355. For more info visit www.mrsr.com.

The Great Pumpkin Glow

North Sound Carve a pumpkin on site that will be lit for a story time with a friendly witch (6:30 p.m.), plus enjoy games, crafts, hay rides, corn maze, face painting and cookie decorating. $8 child & adult pair, $5 additional adults. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-568-2601. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Craven Farm 13817 Short School Road Snohomish WA 98290. For more info visit www.cravenfarm.com.

Seattle Early Dance Costume Ball

Seattle Area Wear your favorite costume and come dance social dances from the 15th through 18th centuries along with Seattle Early Dance. Enjoy dancing demonstrations, live music and singing, buffet dinner and refreshments. $30, $15 ages 13 to 20, $5 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 24. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-528-1605. Email: info@seattleearlydance.org. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Creative Dance Center 12577 Densmore Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit www.seattleearlydance.org.

Monster Mash

Eastside Come dressed up in your family-appropriate costume and have a blast dancing the night away! Take a family photo, play games, enter the costume contest and have a chance to win some prizes. The event is FREE to the community but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item in support of Jubilee Reach. At the end of the night all kids will go home with a candy gift bag. We will award prizes for Best Boy Costume, Best Girl Costume, and Best Family Costume. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boys & Girls Club Teen Center 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Bellevue WA 98007. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Wild Waves 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Seattle Area Hit Broadway musical based on the animated film. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Various times Oct. 21-26. $25 to $135. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 877-784-4849. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.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. Sunday, October 26, 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.

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. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

World Polio Day: A Spotlight on Efforts to Eradicate Polio

Seattle Area How can we eliminate polio throughout the world? Polio was once the most notorious disease of the 20th century. Today, wild poliovirus is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries. Join us for a week of FREE special activities, hosted in partnership with Rotary International, that celebrate the global progress to eradicate the disease. • Learn about the history of polio in the U.S. and how we’ve stopped polio in 99.9% of the world • See an iron lung once used to help polio survivors breathe • View a short film about Seattle Rotarians who are helping fight polio in Ethiopia • Learn how you can help worldwide efforts to end polio in our lifetime. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-709-3100. Email: visitorcenterstaff@gatesfoundation.org. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit gates.ly.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish 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: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's story time at the Central Library!) Enjoy music and clowning in Spanish, featuring special performer Luz Gaxiola. Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library 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! Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy! 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 3 to 5. Younger and older siblings are still welcome. Space is limited -- arrive early! 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… Notes: Group is co-faciitated in English and Spanish. Younger and older siblings are welcome. 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. 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 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby 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: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby 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: It is Baby Story Time at the Ballard Branch! Bring your infants 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Game On!

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. For tweens and teens. Description: Grab a Red Vine, dance to the Kinect, drive yourself crazy on MarioKart or beat Ken the librarian in Kinect Track and Field! Whether you are a gaming expert or newbie: here is your chance to get some game time, meet other gamers and hear about great Library programs. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Library Play Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Children's 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 and 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 30-40 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 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. Monday, October 27, 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

After School Program

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. ESL. Language: English, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Volunteers from Horn of Africa Services will assist you with homework, with the exception of school holidays. Description: The After School Program provides homework assistance in a supportive environment on a drop-in basis. Volunteers serve all youth in grades K-12. These volunteers are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that while the After School Program 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. Translation: ትካል ወለንተኛታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፣ ንተማሃሮ ብዘይ ዝኾነ ቖጸራ፣ ናይ ዕዮ ገዛ ሓገዝ ከምዝህብ ክንሕብረኩም ንፈቱ። Dad lacag la’aan ka caawiniya ardayda shaqada guriga oo kasocdo Horn of Africa ayaa jira. More Options: Homework Help for Children Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 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: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Korean Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and activities in Korean! For Korean-speaking children ages 2 to 6 and their families, or those interested in the language. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Halloween Spooktacular

Eastside Wear a costume to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for science experiments, games, art and ghoulish goodies. $7 to $10, pre-registration encouraged. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum Factoria Mall 4033 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Spanish Language Story Time

South Sound Spanish Language Story Time Mondays, 5 p.m. Tiempo de Cuentos en Español Los lunes a las 5:00 p.m. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3323. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:00 PM. Fife Pierce County Library 6622 20th St. E. 98424. For more info visit www.piercecountylibrary.org.

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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park 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. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly 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: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family 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 children of all ages 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas! 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Bilingual Story Time in Spanish and English

South Sound Come to a family story time in Spanish and English. Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingües para toda la familia. Ofrecido en español e inglés. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3303. Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. South Hill Pierce County Library 15420 Meridian E. Puyallup WA 98375. For more info visit www.piercecountylibrary.org.