Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins: Though Oct. 31, activities at seven family farms in the Snohomish Valley — Bailey’s, Bob’s, Carleton’s, Craven’s, Stocker’s, Swan’s Trail and Thomas — include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zombie paintball, dark mazes, hay rides, a haunted house and bonfires. More at www.festivalofpumpkins.org.
The Bat Lady: The Bat Lady will be at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center on at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The Bat Lady is known as Barbara Ogaard. She rehabilitates injured bats for the Sarvey Wildlife Center and is a researcher for Bat’s Northwest. Register for the Bat Show by calling 425-316-8592. Cost is $5 for members, $7 non-members.
Cedar Valley Grange Open House: A free open house will be noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Come find out about the grange, and check out an antique car show in the parking lot. “Elvis” will be in the house at 1:15 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Non-perishable food donations for the Lynnwood Food Bank are welcome. Call 425-347-4807 or go to www.cedarval.org.
Snohomish Zombie Walk: All zombies and ghouls are invited to walk from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 through downtown Snohomish. Zombies will gather between 3 and 3:30 p.m. at Artisans Mercantile, 117 Glen Ave. They’ll lurch south, on the sidewalks, on Union Street to First Street to Avenue D, then U-turn back toward the east on First Street. Bring “rations for the survivors” — aka, donations for the Snohomish Food Bank. More at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.
Killer Whale Tales: A presentation by Jeff Hogan, who has been conducting research on the San Juan killer whales for 18 years. In addition to being a biologist, Hogan is a professional photographer and a trained actor. His show has been enjoyed by more than 70,000 people throughout the West Coast. The event is at 1 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592. Cost is $5 for members, $7 non-members.
Frankenfest: Celebrate all things Frankenstein Oct. 27 and 28 with the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. See James Whale’s 1931 “Frankenstein” and his 1935 sequel “Bride of Frankenstein.” Kids make the green goo known as “Frankenslime;” adults make Halloween masks. Frankenstein expert Lance Rhoades will talk about the tragedy of Frankenstein’s monster, how the myth has grown, how the story has evolved, and how it still resonates after 200 years. Call 425-257-8000.
Rock & Gem Show: The show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Maplewood Rock & Gem Club, 8802 196th St. SW, Edmonds. Free. Features demonstrations, raffles, children’s activities. More at maplewoodrockclub.com.
GO SEE DO
Northwest Stream Center: Want to see trout and crawfish? How about strolling in solitude on an elevated nature trail above a deep forest floor and surrounding wetlands next to a salmon stream? Visit the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Last admission is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 students, $7 adults, $6 seniors. Free to members and children 4 and younger. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
High Trek Adventures: Ride an aerial ropes course and zip lines at Paine Field Community Park, 11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett. There are three levels of difficulty, with 60 different obstacles. The longest zip line travels 250 feet. It’s for ages 4 and up. More at www.hightrek everett.com.
Summit Everett: The climbing gym at 2820 Rucker Ave. features top rope climbing, auto belay and bouldering. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. More at www.summiteverett.com.
Paine Field: The Snohomish County Airport is home to several aviation attractions, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center. Find information at www.painefield.com/9/Visiting.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Schack classes include drawing, printmaking, basketry, jewelry and metalsmithing, encaustic, painting, fused glass and blown glass. Go to www.schack.org to learn more.
Imagine Children’s Museum: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. More at imaginecm.org or 425-258-1006.
Museum of Pop Culture: The museum (formerly EMP) at the Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., has exhibits about science fiction and fantasy, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, “Star Trek,” indie games, the Seattle Seahawks, horror films and more. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More at www.mopop.org.
MOHAI: The Museum of History & Industry is at 860 Terry Ave., at the south end of Lake Union, Seattle. “WWI America,” showing through Feb. 10, tells the story of World War I. Empires were destroyed, millions perished and the world was upended by a war meant to end all others. More information is available at mohai.org.
Hibulb Cultural Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Free first Thursdays until 8 p.m.; 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.
ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Outback Kangaroo Farm: 10030 Highway 530, east of Arlington. Take a tour of the farm to see kangaroos, alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos and more. More at www.outback kangaroofarm.com.
The Reptile Zoo: 22715 U.S. 2, east of Monroe. Get hands-on with lizards, snakes, an albino alligator and other reptiles. More information at www.thereptile zoo.org.
Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N. More at www.zoo.org. Visit red panda cubs Zeya and Ila. Their names were put to a vote: Zeya (ZAY-uh) means “success” in Burmese and Ila (EE-la) means “earth” in Sanskrit. Admission is $9.95 for teens and adults, $7.95 for children and free for toddlers. Enter through west entrance on Phinney Avenue N. Parking $6.
Seattle Aquarium: The aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For a schedule of activities, go to www.seattleaquarium.org.
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