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Erika’s Weekend Picks, Oct. 21-22

Hear some spooking stories involving trains this weekend

Photo: Northwest Railway Museum



Fall Festival in Occidental Square Sat, Oct 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Occidental Square. FREE

Head downtown for a fun family-friendly day this Saturday. Bounce in an inflatable obstacle course, hang out with animals at the petting zoo, taste fresh cider, pick out your Halloween pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and get your face painted.


The Firebird Sat, Oct 21, 11 a.m. Benaroya Hall

Kids 5-12 and their families will love The Firebird, part of the Classical KING FM Family Concert series. Come early for pre-concert activities and stay after for a post-concert Fall Carnival complete with games, food and prizes! Costumes encouraged. $15-$20.


Urban Farm and Wetlands Grand Opening Sat, Oct 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland. FREE

Celebrate the completion of this amazing site featuring environmental education, urban farm production, food distribution, experiential learning opportunities, community-building activities and park connections for the Rainier Valley neighborhood. Bring the family for farm tours, pumpkin crafts, apple treats, live music, craft activities and more. Parking available at Beer Sheva Park, 8650 55th Ave. S (.3 mile walk to the event).


Halloween Storytelling Train Sat and Sun, Oct 21/22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Northwest Railway Museum

All aboard a special train excursion that includes a stop for cider pressing, fun activities for the kids, delicious hot cider, a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit building for Halloween train stories with Karen Haas and the view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Tickets available for purchase in person at the North Bend & Snoqualmie Depots. $10-$20. 


The Fluffy Tale of Adventure Sat and Sun, Oct 21/22, 1 & 3 p.m. Second Story Repertory

It’s a story of a kid, a sheep, and a half-squirrel-half-wolf creature called ‘The Squolf’. Part of the Theatre for Young Children Series, The Fluffy Tale of Adventure is a fabulous show for all ages.  The production runs through Nov 12 with special showings for ages 4 and younger on Sundays. $12. Sunday family discounts: $6 ages one to three, and free for children younger than one.


Franken-Bear Workshop Sun, Oct 22, 1-3 p.m. Living Computers

Kids 10 and older can create their own haunted decorations. BYO stuffed animal or doll for a maker day with LEDs, rotating servos’, and microcontrollers. $36.



For even more great ideas this weekend, check out our online Calendar, searchable by age, neighborhood, cost and more!

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