Family fun calendar


Snohomish County

Bastyr University: 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 behind the Kenmore campus, 14500 Juanita Drive NE; 425-602-3107;

• The Great Pumpkin’s Trick-or-Treating Adventure: 5 to 6:45 p.m. for ages 8 and younger; $5 per child.

• Children’s Carnival: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

• Haunted Trails: 7 to 11 p.m. for ages 8 and older only; $20 per person, tickets available at or at the door after 6:30 p.m.

Nile Country Club Haunted House: Weekends Oct. 12 through 28 and Oct. 31 at 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace; Family fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and “Full Scare” from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays; $10 at door and online; wear a costume and receive a free gift.

Sky Valley Farm Festival: The Fourth annual Sky Valley Farm Festival is Oct. 13. This free festival celebrates the farming community and its 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 and take a roping lesson. 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 and corn maze and cooking demonstrations, canning and cheesemaking demonstrations as well. Call the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce 360-793-0983 or visit us online at for more information.

Harvest Festival at Country Village: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; celebrate the fall season by strolling the grounds decorated with cornstalks, scarecrows and pumpkins; enjoying live music and dance performances on the stage; paint a pumpkin, there’s also more than 40 local artisans, along with 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


Halloween Planetarium shows: 3:30 p.m. weekends Oct. 28 and two special shows at 2:30 and 3:30, Oct. 31 at the Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $11 to $18, free for younger than age 3; 206-443-2920. 206-443-2001;

Pumpkin Bash: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekends, Oct. 13 through 28, Woodland Park Zoo, west entrance at Phinney Avenue between N. 55th and N. 56th streets, Seattle; kids may trick-or-treat and also watch animals receive treats; event is included with admission of $11.75, $8.50 ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and younger; Pumpkin Dash Fun Run is set for 8 a.m. on Oct. 28; 5K Fun Run/Walk is $30 and includes post-race zoo pass and t-shirt; 1K Kids Dash is free. 206-548-2500;

lsland County

Apple Day and Mutt Strut: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Whidbey Island’s Historic Bayview Corner, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. A family friendly community festival features apple pressing and tasting stations, the Seventh Annual Mutt Strut Dog Parade &Costume Contest, Yappy Hour, with refreshments for four- and two-legged contestants; apple stacking contest for all ages, live music, wine tasting and vendor booths with information about animal adoption, resources and more. Please call 360- 321-4145 for further information 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. Call 206-443-2001,


“The Princess and the Pea”: Molbak’s nursery’s free play to benefit a local nonprofit will be presented Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13 and 14, 20 and 21, and 27 and 28, with three performances each day, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the nursery’s events area. ASL interpreters will sign the 4 p.m. production on Oct. 28. The play is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale about a princess who must prove she is royalty to be able to marry a prince. Admission is free but you are asked to bring canned goods or other nonperishable foods to benefit Northshore YMCA’s Totes-to-Go program and the Northshore Community Kitchen. Molbak’s is at 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville;, 425-483-5000.

“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

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