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Published: Friday, September 14, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Pumpkin hurl, pioneer fair, aliens, more weekend fun

  • Aaron Young, Steve Erickson and Daniel Burnson pull on their trebuchet to catapult a pumpkin during the 2011 Pumpkin Hurl in Snohomish.

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    Aaron Young, Steve Erickson and Daniel Burnson pull on their trebuchet to catapult a pumpkin during the 2011 Pumpkin Hurl in Snohomish.

Go back in time: The Stillaguamish Pioneer Museum in Arlington presents Pioneer Days on Saturday. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience with history. Children of all ages can try their hand at milking a cow, working a 19th-century sewing machine, viewing old-fashioned toys and games, churning butter, grinding wheat and more. Find the details in our story here. Pumpkin Hurl: The Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Fair is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Everett. Watch as crazy trebuchets hurl pumpkins over 1,800 feet. Teams build their own trebuchets and compete to be the best. The event also includes armored battles, knights jousting, archery, a Medieval Village, kids activities and more. Find out more here. Take a tour of art: The Edmonds Studio Tour is Saturday and Sunday. The free, self-guided tour will feature 43 artists showing their work at 23 private studios. Visitors can meet the artists and see where and how they work. Find the details in our story here. Admire old homes: The classic homes of Snohomish will be on full display from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday during the Snohomish Historical Society's Fall Home Tour. Visitors to the self-guided tour can walk through Queen Anne homes, bungalows and other quaint spots in the town, which once served as the county seat. Each site will be staffed with people familiar with the building's history. Read more here. Out of this world: Clete Barrett Smith will talk at the Everett Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. Kids can help launch his new book, "Alien on a Rampage," book two of the "Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast" series. After the presentation there will be alien snacks and alien activities. Kids and teens ages 8 and up. Alien costumes welcome. Catch a concert: The summer music season is wrapping up. Catch a show before the weather turns. Upcoming performances include Huey Lewis and the News, the Head and the Heart, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and many more. Also, the Hometown Hootenanny will pay tribute to Nashville legends at the Historic Everett Theatre on Saturday. The group, made up of local musicians, will cover songs like "Ring of Fire" and "Good Hearted Woman" during the family-friendly show. Find all the info in our story here. See the swifts: The Vaux's swift have returned to a chimney at an elementary school in Monroe. You can watch the birds swarm down the chimney in the evening on Saturday. The Monroe Swift Night Out begins at 5 p.m. Click here for more details. Visit farms: The Whidbey Island Farm Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at various locations around Whidbey Island. You can tour 15 farms with educational displays and demonstrations. The event is free. For more information, including a map, click here. Get creative: The Cama Beach Art Festival is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals or teams of up to five people can create temporary works of art on the beach. Materials will be found right on the beach: shells, rocks, gravel, driftwood and more. The event is free, but you'll need a Discover Pass or pay a $10 fee for parking. Find more details here. Take a stroll: The last Everett Outdoor Art Walk of the season is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Art Walk's outdoor portion is at 2914 Wetmore Ave. There will be an ice cream vendor and music. Find out more here. Celebrate salmon: The Skagit River Salmon Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in Mount Vernon. The family-friendly event will offer youth activities and crafts, music, food, vendor booths and more. Find more info here. Dine in style: Take a look at our recent dining reviews to find something delicious.
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