Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly: Week of October 20, 2008

Halloween events are picking up this week. There are many to choose from; some are free, some low cost, and some are more than I care to spend. I've featured a few of the free or low cost ones here.

Various farms continue to offer fall festivals complete with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and petting zoos. Plan ahead and choose which farms you visit carefully because you may find youself spending as much as $100 for your day at the pumpkin patch.

Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Puyallup City Library is having an event for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents called Sing Into Reading at 10:30am. Learn about pre-reading skills in a special concert featuring Nancy Stewart. This event is free.

Friday, October 24, 2008
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is holding an event called Bonfires, Beaver Pelts, and Bogeymen from 7pm to 9pm. Celebrate Halloween the old way with ghost stories around the bonfire. Nineteenth century music and storytellers will begin with gentler tales. After a break for cidar and cookies, the stories will get scarier. Dress for the weather. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children. This event is more than just a fun time, it is educational too. Kids will experience 19th century music, dress, and culture as they listen to stories told long ago.

The Bellevue Arts Museum is having a BAM-o-Ween, featuring Halloween crafts and activities, cultural performances, and a haunted auditorium, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. This event is free. Costumes are encouraged.

If you've ever wanted to check out the KidsQuest Children's Museum in Bellevue, Friday nights from 5pm to 8pm is the time to do it. It's free.

Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Knack, Michaels kid's program, offers kids ages 5-12 a chance to explore their creativity through crafting. Each Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm kids (sessions begin every half hour) can make their own craft for $5 per child. All supplies are included. This Saturday participants will be making a mini scrapbook.

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts, and Bogeymen takes place again tonight. See Friday for details.

The University Place Fire Department is having a Fall Fun Day from 10am to 2pm. This free event includes free pumpkins to the first 300 children, pony rides, a petting farm, Halloween safety bracelets and bags, and more. Donations of nonperishable foods will be collected to help area families. Wear a costume (hopefully one that won't scare the kids) and enjoy the day.

If you missed the salmon run at Cedar River, you'll get another chance today. Volunteers will be available to answer questions at four different locations along the river.

Learn Who Goes Bump in the Night with the Tacoma Nature Center. Experience a guided night hike and visit with nocturnal creatures from the Pt. Definance Zoo. Tickets are $2. Please register for this event.

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