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October 17th & 18th - Don’t miss ZooBoo, a safe and entertaining place to bring young trick-or-treaters. It lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and is appropriate for all ages. Festivities are free with zoo admission.Indoor activities for children include face-painting, treats, photo opportunities, and a scavenger hunt. Come in costume and get $2 off general admission! Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Time: 9 am to 3 pm. For more info click on the link - (TACOMA) October 24th & 25th - Headless Horseman Halloween, Get into the spirit of Halloween! Take a ride on the train! You never know just who you might encounter without a head! Location: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (YACOLT) October 30th – This Halloween Eve, the Museum of Flight becomes the Museum of Fright. Bring the kids down to the Museum as the whole family will be scared silly with safe and fun activities that will leave you in stitches! Enjoy Halloween treats, games and more! Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm Location: The Museum of Flight For more info, click on the link (SEATTLE) October 31st to November 1st - Dia de Muertos - A Mexican Remembrance, Celebrating life through death and the communion where the spiritual comes close to the world, the Dia de Muertos or "Day of the Dead" festival helps us to remember that nothing is eternal. Indigenous and Spanish roots intertwine in traditional community altars, sugar skulls, sand painting, special foods, candles, processions, music and dance.Location: Seattle Center, for more click on the link - (SEATTLE) October 31st - Downtown Trick or Treat and "Olde" Fashion Halloween Party, Please join in for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and food. Wear costume or make one at the event and get pictures taken with the festive characters. Party in Main Street Square (enter on South Main between 2nd and 3rd across from Uptown Glassworks) and Trick or Treat in the Downtown businesses. Location: Downtown Renton, for more info click on the link - (RENTON) October 23rd – 25th - Pumpkin Prowl, Three howling nights of treats for your little goblins, carved pumpkins and live entertainment. Be sure to check out Zoomazium transformed into Boomazium! Trick-ortreaters are encouraged to wear costumes! Location: Woodland Park Zoo, for more info click on the link (SEATTLE)

October 8th – 11th - Wordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. Wordstock features ten author stages, a book fair with over 150 exhibitors, a special children’s area and children’s literature stage, a series of workshops for writers and for K-12 teachers, a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show, featuring writers from the festival, and more. Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard, for more info click on the link - (PORTLAND) October 31st - Oregon Bounty presents Harvest Fest Lake Oswego - Bring your youngsters to this old fashioned festival with games, activities and a theater production too! Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, along with local businesses, welcomes you to "Trick or Treat Street" so you can show off your costume and enjoy some sweet treats. Don’t forget to bring your dish for the "Best Use of Pumpkin" recipe contest too. Location: Millenium Plaza Park, First and Evergreen Streets, Time: 3 pm to 6 pm, for more info call 503675-2549 (LAKE OSWEGO) October 31st - Giant Pumpkin Regatta - This wacky, exciting and entertaining event is the only one of its kind on the West Coast! Bring the family, rain or shine, to watch the giant pumpkins race across the lake at Tualatin Commons. Have a warm treat, listen to great music and have fun. There will be a clown, a professional pumpkin carver and lots of other activities. Come on out - you have to see it to believe it! Location:Tualatin Commons Lake of the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Time: 10 am to 2 pm, for more info call (503) 691-3064 (TUALATIN)


Our Anniversary Issue - October 2009  

Celebrating our first year in circulation.