Family fun calendar

  • Thu Oct 4th, 2012 8:29am
  • Life


Harvest party: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Ave., Marysville; free; hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, prizes, bouncy house, train rides, appearance by the Marysville Police and Fire Department, refreshments; 360-659-3711.

Edmonds Halloween Howl: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct 10 at the off-leash area’s “doggie beach,” 498 Admiral Way, Edmonds; free;

38th annual Rocktoberfest: Brought to you by the Marysville Rock and Gem Club, this event has rocks from all over the world and lots of dealers showcasing polished cabochons, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, gems and lapidary equipment. There will also be jewelry artists, club displays and demonstrators along with games for kids. Door prizes, silent auction and two raffles; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., NE, Marysville. Free. Go to rockngemclub.

Harvest Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell; celebrate the fall season by strolling the grounds decorated with corn stalks, scarecrows and pumpkins enjoying live music and dance performances on the stage; pony rides, train rides, face painting and other entertainment. A wine and beer garden, hosted by The Mercantile Wine and Goods and Foggy Noggin Brewery, will be available for those 21 and older. For more information, call Country Village Management 425-483-2250, or email or go to

Sky Valley Farm Festival: The fourth annual Sky Valley Farm Festival is Oct. 13. This free festival celebrates the farming community and rich agricultural history. Participating are the Rivers End Cattle Ranch, Groeneveld’s Dairy Farm and Stockings Garden and Nursery. The Heritage Museum Tractor Club will ferry people from farm to farm in wagons. At Rivers End Cattle Ranch, visitors can ride horses, take a guided wagon tour, rope swing in the hayloft and take a roping lesson. Personable Miss Pig Pig will be there. At Groeneveld’s Dairy Farm, visitors will learn about where milk and cheese come from, with guided tours, informational booths and the milking starts at 4 p.m. At Stockings Garden and Nursery, there’s the pumpkin patch, a corn maze and cooking demonstrations, canning and cheese making demonstrations as well. Call the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce at 360-793-0983 or go to


Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed — a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; to Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. 206-443-2001 or www.pacificscience


“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat”: Seattle Children’s Theatre’s new season opens with our favorite crazy Cat in the Hat bringing wackiness to a boring rainy afternoon, including inviting Thing One and Thing Two. Sally, her brother and their outspoken pet fish are astounded but concerned. For all ages; through Oct. 28; 201 Thomas St., Seattle; 206-441-3322 or