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Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play. This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other c… 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Beauty and the Beast: Bonjour!

Seattle Area The story of Beauty and the Beast takes place in a country called France. What do you know about that country? Do they have their own Space Needle? How do they say ‘hello’? Join us at our lobby activity table for activities focused on France. Included with admission. $8.25, $7.25 grandparents, free younger than 12 months. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-1768. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

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. Tuesday, October 21, 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.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers (ages 1 year-3 years old) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with our age-appropriate toys and blocks! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! This fun, four-session program builds early literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Schedule: 10:30 a.m. - Free play and circle time for children & caregivers 11:30 a.m. - Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together while children play This group helps prepare children for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with othe… 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch. Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Pathways Parents Connect Group

Seattle Area This is a free meeting that will discuss hot topics that come up during parenting, questions on products, tips on raising healthy kids and more. The group will be facilitated by Dr. Chelsea yet each meeting will flow based on parents/attendees questions and participation. Because this group is catered to parents, children are welcome to attend as well. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-824-7200. Email: drchelsea@pierviewchiropractic.com. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pier View Chiropractic 19987 First Ave. S. Suite 102 Normandy Park WA 98148. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Bilingual Story Time in Spanish and English

South Sound Come enjoy a family story time in Spanish and English. Held 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Nov. 4 and Nov. 18.  Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingües para toda la familia. Ofrecido en español e ingles. Los martes a las 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23 - Nov. 4. y Nov. 18. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-548-3306. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:30 AM. Sumner Pierce County Library 1116 Fryar Ave. Sumner WA 98390. For more info visit www.piercecountylibrary.org.

Grupo de Juego en Español/Spanish Playgroup

Seattle Area ¡Venga para jugar, leer, y cantar en español! Este grupo es para niños que tienen 0 a 5 años y sus padres o otras personas que los cuidan. Se necesita llenar una hoja de registración en su primera vez. Come to play, read, and sing in Spanish! This group is for children birth through 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. All levels of Spanish are welcome. First time families will need to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Story Time

Seattle Area Top Ten Toys invites children of all ages and their parents to enjoy a dynamic reading time with one of our staff members every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-782-0098. Email: toptentoys@msn.com. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Top Ten Toys 120 N. 85th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Northgate Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch 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. Translation: Bring your children to the Northgate Branch to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Central Library! Bring your babies (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your babies (ages 0 to 12 months) to enjoy stories, bouncing rhymes, movement, music and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teen Space

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends after school every Tuesday at Douglass-Truth Library. Description: Drop in to the Teen Space for a new activity every week, including board and video games, crafts, and learning activities in a space reserved just for ages 12-19. Bring a friend; we'll bring the snacks and supplies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, October 21, 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drop in Chess

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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. Tuesday, October 21, 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Family Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. 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 Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Translation: Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun in Spanish with our storyteller Xiomara Melgar. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly 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 NewHolly 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: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Story Time

Seattle Area Join popular performer Marco Cortes and his guitar for stories, songs and activities in Spanish! For children ages 3 to 6 and their families who speak Spanish, or those interested in the language. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and 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: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Ballard Branch for an evening of stories, songs and a simple crafts. For families. This program is aimed at children aged 2 years and older. 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Phillip Phillips with special guest Christian Burghardt

North Sound Phillip Phillips, American Idol season 11 winner, along with special guest, Christian Burghardt, will be coming to the XFINITY Arena at Everett on October 21. Students that bring a valid school ID to the XFINITY Arena Box Office, will receive a $10 discount on all price levels. This discount is not available for tickets purchased online or over the phone. It also cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and there is a limited quantity available. Tickets are subject to agency convenience fees, except when purchased at the Box Office. $30 to $50. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-322-2600. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. Comcast Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.xfinityarenaeverett.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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.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. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. / The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for 2-5 years old children. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. Kaleidoscope pla… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

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. Wednesday, October 22, 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.

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: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Playdate Café 4114 198th St. S.W. Suite 3 Lynnwood WA 98036.

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. Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's story time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children ages 3 to 5. 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: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your preschooler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Fremont Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool 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: It is story time at the Columbia Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Little Book Worms

Eastside Join us every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two for stories, songs and snacks for young children. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network. Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-803-9511. Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Suite 5 Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Firefighter Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University 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. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: South Park Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. 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: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterwards for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby 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 babies 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Bring your toddler to the Ballard Branch for stories, songs and fingerplays. 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants (ages 0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and activities with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a social playtime with other babies and grown-ups. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants, ages 0 to 12 months, to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age-appropriate toys and blocks! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish/FIESTAS DE ALFABETIZACIÓN TEMPRANA

Seattle Area Series of eight free workshops in Spanish for Spanish-speaking families to learn about early literacy and how to prepare their children for kindergarten. In each of the workshops, get information about early literacy, free books in Spanish, craft materials, snacks and the opportunity to socialize with other families. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Phone: 206-362-7550. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is baby story time (ages 0-12months) at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your baby, a blanket and prepare to learn rhymes, songs and have fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play Math games! Get better at Math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5. Each buddy session will last between 30-40 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Explore Your World - Solar Eclipse Viewers!

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come join us to make pinhole viewers that will allow you to view the partial solar eclipse happening on October 23. Description: “Skies over West Seattle” correspondent and West Seattle native Alice Enevoldsen will lead the festivities. Students will make a pinhole viewer to take home and use during the eclipse. For ages 5 and up. 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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. Wednesday, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point 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 High Point 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: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Daniel Finkel's Math Salon

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join Daniel Finkel for an evening of enriching fun with math games and puzzles! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Math Salon with Daniel Finkel

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Jumpstart the Math/Play adventure with Daniel Finkel at the Greenwood Library! Join us for two hours of enriching games and puzzles that bring the world of Math to life. All ages welcome. Description: Jumpstart the Math/Play adventure with Daniel Finkel at the Greenwood Library! Join us for two hours of enriching games and puzzles that bring the world of math to life. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

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. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Movies at the Museum

Eastside Join us for pizza, lemonade, complimentary popcorn and play (including a themed activity) from 6 to 6:30pm. Then get cozy and watch Peter Pan (G). $8, $5 members, $3 pizza and lemonade (pre-register to guarantee availability). Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children's Museum 4091 Factoria Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. 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 Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish with Marco Cortes. 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

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. Wednesday, October 22, 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.

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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.stgpresents.org.

"Eureka!" Breakfast

South Sound Michael Sullivan, UWT History Professor and entertaining raconteur, points out that "any city should be thrilled to have a founding father that's a cross between Johnny Appleseed and Yoda." Sullivan looks forward to sharing his insights into the fascinating man who was Job Carr at a FREE breakfast. 150 Years ago, in November of 1864, Job Carr arrived on Commencement Bay. The "Eureka!" breakfast will mark this moment with a fundraising celebration to benefit Job Carr Cabin Museum program and operations. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-627-5405. Email: mbowlby@jobcarrmuseum.org. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM. University of Washington Tacoma Campus William Philip Hall 1918 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit jobcarrcabinmuseum-specialevents.strikingly.com.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

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. Thursday, October 23, 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.

Drop-in Toddler Arts Studio

Eastside Toddlers with an adult are welcome in this ongoing drop-in art class Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Children ages 2 to 4 will be guided through several different art exploration projects each week. Have fun exploring art projects including painting, drawing, constructing, crafts, gluing, coloring and some sculpting with your little one! Dress for mess! All supplies included. $10. Age recommendation: Toddler. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-822-7161 ext. 108. Email: hhirano@kirklandartscenter.org. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St. Kirkland WA 98033.

Self-Guided Fall Farm Tour

Eastside Remlinger Farms is open for self-guided Fall Tour days. Come and visit the farm for the perfect mix of fun and education. Don’t forget to trade your paid entry sticker for the perfect Sugar Pumpkin from our “In the Park” pumpkin patch. Visit our website and click on the tours tab- then self-guided tours for more information. Reservations are preferred but drop-ins are welcome. $9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-333-4135. Email: Beth@remlingerfarms.com. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.remlingerfarms.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. Thursday, October 23, 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.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Children's Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants, preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch! Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time & Crafts

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch. Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward for a fun and simple craft to take home! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope play & learn

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English, Español. Summary: Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, ademas de formand… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tot Treks & Nature Play: Wild Halloween

Seattle Area In a local watershed where the grass and ferns grow, ‘neath the tall old trees is a special place for you and a toddler to explore. Enjoy a fun morning learning about the “scary” animals of Halloween and how they are really not so very scary. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to this hike. $4. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-386-4237. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Carkeek Park 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road Seattle WA 98177. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Children’s Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your kids ages 0-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Queen Anne Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tugboat Storytime

Seattle Area Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity; dress accordingly. Ages 2 to 5. Not intended for preschool groups. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-382-2628. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Historic Ships Wharf 866 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.atlakeunionpark.org.

Preschool Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is Preschool Story Time at the Magnolia Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

Firefighter 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: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Trial Spanish Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your pre-walkers to enjoy simple stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stay afterward to meet other neighborhood parents and their babies! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time at the Columbia Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is BABY story time at the Columbia Branch. Bring your babies 0-18 months to enjoy rhymes, songs, bounces 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: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Explore Your World - Solar Eclipse Party!

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come view the partial solar eclipse at the High Point Branch! All supplies and instruction provided. Description: Special guest and “Skies over West Seattle” correspondent Alice Enevoldsen will lead participants in viewing the eclipse at its maximum. Viewing supplies, instructions and snacks will be provided. An astronomy discussion will take place in the case of inclement weather. 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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Thursday Special

North Sound Imagine Children's Museum is half price 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. No groups, field trips or coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-258-1006. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Imagine Children's Museum 1502 Wall St. Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.imaginecm.org.

Math Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities and for teens to gain experience volunteering. Description: Play Math games! Get better at Math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5. Each buddy session will last between 30-40 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Reading Buddies

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Elementary school students are invited to play literacy games and read books with teen volunteers at the Library. Description: Reading Buddies is a reading enrichment program that pairs teen volunteers and elementary school students (grades 1 - 4) to read together and play literacy games with the support from the Teen Services librarian at the Columbia Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Delridge Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy G. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Chess Club

The Seattle Public Library Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Pajama Story Time at Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library Submitted by Nancy Pew 684-0999. Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! All ages are welcome to wear their pajamas and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Description: Story Time is followed by 1 hr of Family Fun Night! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Family Adventures in Spooky Kooky Concoctions

Eastside Join us in the black-light laboratory for some weird and wacky chemistry! Become a mad scientist as we experiment with ooey gooey substances. $15, $10 members. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Family Fun Night

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Children through age 12 and their grownups are invited to enjoy an evening of fun activities. Description: Family Fun Night activities may include math, arts and crafts, science, games and more! Come early for Pajama Story Time at 6 p.m.! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Symphony Community Concert

Seattle Area Hear works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky played by the Seattle Orchestra and Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Garfield High School 400 23rd Ave. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit sct.org.

Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Eastside Indoor/outdoor “haunted” attraction. 7 to 7:45 p.m. is the family scare recommended for ages 10 and younger, full scare is 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31. $11 family scare, $18 full scare. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 23, 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.

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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 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. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. North Seattle College's Stage One Theater 9600 College Way N. Library Room 1236 Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Family Nature Class

Seattle Area The UWBG Fiddleheads Family Nature Classes are weekly outdoor classes for preschool age children (ages 2 to 5) and their caregivers. Each week's classes focus on a different science and nature related theme, and class time includes sensory exploration, hiking outdoors, a game, story time and art. $18 child/caregiver(s), discounted rate for registering for 6 or more classes. Pre-registration is required. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-685-8033. Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

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. Friday, October 24, 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.

Preschool Pets

Eastside Preschool Pets is a great time to bring your children ages 4 to 5 for an hour of companion animal fun and learning with Seattle Humane Society. Join us for story time, crafts, animal-themed games and songs, and meet a loveable shelter pet. Space is limited, pre-register. $10/child. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-373-5385. Email: educationservices@seattlehumane.org. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Seattle Humane Society at Crossroads 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Self-Guided Fall Farm Tour

Eastside Remlinger Farms is open for self-guided Fall Tour days. Come and visit the farm for the perfect mix of fun and education. Don’t forget to trade your paid entry sticker for the perfect Sugar Pumpkin from our “In the Park” pumpkin patch. Visit our website and click on the tours tab- then self-guided tours for more information. Reservations are preferred but drop-ins are welcome. $9. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-333-4135. Email: Beth@remlingerfarms.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Remlinger Farms 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Carnation WA 98014. For more info visit www.remlingerfarms.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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM. Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater 1211 Fourth St. Snohomish WA 98290.

Super Squash Scavenger Hunt

Farther Afield Search for pumpkins and gourds hidden around the grounds. Kids will receive a special map to help them find all the hiding places. Included with admission. $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 ages 13 to 18 and students with ID, $5 ages 5 to 12, free ages 4 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bloedel Reserve 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island WA 98110. For more info visit www.bloedelreserve.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 适合幼童及家长参加。. Notes: Story times are for young children and their parents. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Limited free parking is available at the branch. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It is Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español. Notes: Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Translation: Children and their families are invited to celebrate stories, songs, and fun in Spanish. All Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Address: 9125 Rainier Ave. S. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

FREE Drop-in Playgroup

Seattle Area Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-694-6849. Email: saraht@familyworksseattle.org. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. FamilyWorks 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Chinese Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy stories, culture and activities in Mandarin Chinese. For children ages 3 to 6 and their families who speak Chinese, or those interested in the language! Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Phone: 206-362-7550. Pre-register: No. Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Shoreline Library 345 N.E. 175th St. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Free Trial French Language Class

Seattle Area Considering language classes for your child? Then come to Sponge to try a class for free - to register, email info@spongeschool.com. Our teachers are native speakers who use music, art, drama, and play to make learning a language fun! Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Email: info@spongeschool.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Sponge 3107 S. Day St. Seattle WA 98144.

Mommy and Me Nia

Seattle Area Bond with your baby while moving your body to music and the magic of the Nia technique - a blend of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Reconnect with your body wisdom and bliss as you dance with your baby and get a gentle workout that is centered on joy, awareness and pleasure. First class free, subsequent classes $15 drop-in. Discounted weekly passes and financial assistance available. Age recommendation: Infant. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-407-7260. Email: vinajoybarham@gmail.com. Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dance Space 124 N. 103rd St. Seattle WA 98133. For more info visit theturnedonmama.com.

Fun Friday Science and More! at Lake City Branch

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate Science and Engineering, Math and more! Description: Children and Tweens and their grownups are invited to explore the wonders of STREAM (Science Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) with Nancy, our children's Librarian! View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko oo Soomali ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Audience: Children. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali story time at the Rainier Beach Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Wild Waves 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit www.wildwaves.com.

Creepy Crawl

Seattle Area Haunted tunnel, carnival games, candy, prizes, pizza slices for sale, and more. Costumes encouraged. Don’t forget to check out the Spooky Swim at Medgar Evers Pool, right next door. Ages 12 and younger. $3 suggested donation per family. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4788. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry St. Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Fall Carnival

Seattle Area Games, booths, face painting, goodies and snacks. Ages 3 to 11 and their parents. $1 per child. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-1245. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Yesler Community Center 917 E. Yesler Way Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Family Fun Night: Pumpkin Carving

Seattle Area Bring your own pumpkin to carve and use the tools provided by the museum. Enjoy light snacks and a less-crowded atmosphere. Costumes are encouraged for all but masks aren’t permitted. Pre-registration required. $3 to $5. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-441-1768. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Behind the Table

Seattle Area Pike Place Producers and the Pike Place Market Foundation present Behind the Table, a celebration of hand-crafted products with Market artists, designers and craftspeople. This event will provide guests an opportunity to meet the artisans and to get a unique inside look on the day-to-day lives of the crafters “behind the table,” as well as an early start to their holiday shopping by bidding on special locally-made and handcrafted gifts in live and silent auctions. In addition, guests can enjoy food and drinks, live art and craft demonstrations, photo opportunities with the Market Sasquatch, Children of the Market Fashion Show, and temporary tattoos by a Market artist. Proceeds will directly benefit the Market Community Safety Net, a fund administered by the Market Foundation that provides emergency financial assistance to community members in the case of extreme hardship. $40 (includes food and one drink/activity voucher), free ages 9 and younger. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pike Place Market Atrium 1433 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.pikeplacemarket.org.

Halloween Tricks and Treats Auction

Seattle Area Benefit for the Moisture Festival features a variety show with acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, musicians and more, plus a costume contest, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. $45 (includes two drink tickets), $10 kids (includes one non-alcoholic drink ticket). Performance Type: Other Performances. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-297-1405. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.moisturefestival.org.

Loyal Heights Halloween Carnival

Seattle Area Join us for a fright fest of activities, games and challenges. Dress in costume and remember to bring a bag for goodies! Festivities include carnival games, crafts, mini pumpkin decorating, cake walk and ghastly prizes. Volunteers are needed to help set up, run games, and clean up. Proceeds benefit Loyal Heights Community Center. Tickets are 50 cents each or $12 for unlimited fun wristbands. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-4052. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Loyal Heights Community Center 2101 N.W. 77th St. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Family Adventures in Spooky Kooky Concoctions

Eastside Join us in the black-light laboratory for some weird and wacky chemistry! Become a mad scientist as we experiment with ooey gooey substances. $15, $10 members. Pre-register. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall S.E. Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Drive E. Eatonville WA 98328.

Haunted Bounce and Spook the Pool

Seattle Area Bounce on inflatables in the dark with glow sticks, then head to the pool for games, prizes and swimming – try riding the 100-pound pumpkin floating in the pool. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. inflatables ($2 kids, free adults), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. swim ($3.75 kids, free adults). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-684-7522. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool 10517 35th Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98125. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

Harvest Fest

South Sound Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-591-5391. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Portland Avenue Community Center 3513 Portland Ave. Tacoma WA 98404. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Beaver Lake Park 2450 244th Ave. S.E. Sammamish WA 98075. For more info visit www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Eastside Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this modern-day fairy tale full of puns and wonder. $10 advance, $12 at the door, $5 for the 7 p.m. Oct. 25 show and 2 p.m. Nov. 1 show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-7155. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16661 Northup Way Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

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. Friday, October 24, 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.

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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Tacoma City Ballet 508 Sixth Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. For more info visit tacomacityballet.com.

A Little Princess

Eastside Studio East presents this play adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's story "Sara Crewe." Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, though, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess. Recommended for ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 2. $15, $13 ages 20 and younger and 65 and older. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: info@studio-east.org. Friday, October 24, 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.

Owl Prowl

Eastside Discover which owl species live in the Pacific Northwest. Then take a night hike with a ranger to listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife in the park. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as well as good shoes, for the journey! Ages 5 and older. $5 to $6. Pre-registration required. Call 425-452-6885 to register. Course # 86694. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-6885. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Bellevue WA 98006.

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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM. Luther Burbank Park Amphitheatre 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.youththeatre.org.