Weekend best bets: Halloween, beer, fungi, history, more

Cheers: Check out brews from 20 breweries and a cidery on Friday and Saturday at the Snohomish Brewfest. Get the details in our story here.

Fun fungi: Get a close-up look at a huge variety of mushrooms from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Floral Hall at Forest Park, Everett. The Snohomish Mycological Society’s annual show includes classes and a chance to ask for expert help identifying mushrooms. Get more info here.

Kid rock: See Caspar Babypants, also known as Chris Ballew from Presidents of the Unites States of America, perform his kid- and parent-friendly music from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. $5, babes in arms free.

Strutt it: Apple Day and Mutt Strutt is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley, Whidbey Island. There will be a dog parade, costume contest, apple pressing, apple stacking, music, wine tasting, microbrew taproom, farmers market, animal adoption and more. The parade is at noon. Rain or shine. Free.

Boo! Mukilteo’s Boo Bash is 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Rosehill Community Center. There will be games, arts and crafts, a haunted house, stories, trick or treating at local businesses and more. More details here.

Spook &Splash: A non-scary Halloween event is from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W. There will be carnival games, crafts, food and trick or treating. Pool time begins at 8:30 p.m. $6 per person.

Costume Carnival: Halloween fun is 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Terrace Park School Gym, 5409 228th St. SW. There will be a costume contest, dancing, dance performances, snacks, games and crafts. $5 per person or $10 for a family of four.

More Halloween: For even more Halloween options, check out our roundup of places to scare up some Halloween fun here. If you’re looking for pumpkin patches, check out our list here.

Band bonanza: The Puget Sound Festival of Bands is Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium. Twenty-five high schools are participating, including Cascade High School. Prelims begin at 8 a.m. Cascade performs at 4:15. p.m. Finals begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for finals only, $15 for all day or $40 for a family of four. Get more info here.

Women of World War I: A free program at Everett Public Library focuses on what it was like to be a woman working on the Western Front of World War I. Historian and actress Tames Alan appears in costume at 2 p.m. Sunday in Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt in Everett.

Scramble: How fast can you go? The Edmonds Street Scramble starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. With a map, see how many checkpoints you can reach in the allotted time. How you do it is up to you. Get more info and register here.

It’s magic: See a magic show for families, with the bonus fun of comedy, cowboy tricks and hand shadows at the Snohomish Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Gardening: Get your garden in shape for winter. Learn how at a free class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Mukilteo Library. If weather allows, the instructor will demonstrate the techniques outside.

History: Take a guided walking tour of Snohomish on Sunday at 2 p.m., starting at the Snohomish Library. Take a look at the structures created by the first architect of Snohomish, J.S. White. Read more about J.S. White and efforts to document his work here.

Guitar virtuoso: See songwriter Richard Thompson perform on Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Thompson was named one of Rolling Stones’ top 20 guitarists of all time. Read more in our story here.

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