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GET OUT: Family-friendly fall festivals and Halloween activities this week

A variety of activities and events for the season this week.
A variety of activities and events for the season this week. Staff file, 2007

Monday (Oct. 26) — Saturday

Halloween family activities and harvest festivals throughout the week

It’s the week before Halloween and there are lots of activities, family-friendly events and fun the entire week. Here’s what’s happening.


It’s an Owl Party Learn about owls through scientific and artistic investigations. Dissect owl pellets, do some owl crafts and share owl stories. 4-6 p.m. Oct 26. Fife Library, 6622 20th St. E., Fife. Free. 253-548-3323 Registration recommended or required.

Halloween Craft Come out to cut, paste, color and create your own Halloween craft. All ages, under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 4-5 p.m. Oct 27. Dupont Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive, Dupont. Free 253-548-3326; 4-6 p.m. Oct 27. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 253-548-3321; 4 p.m. Oct 28. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma, 253-548-3304.

Frankenstein Endures Lance Rhoades discusses Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece”, a Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presentation. 6:30 p.m. Oct 28. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. Free 253-548-3305

Horrorgami ghoulish origami projects. Ages 5 and older; registration required. 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner; 4 p.m. Oct. 28 Milton/Edgewood Library, 900 Meridian Ave. E., Milton. 253-548-3325.

Spooky Tales with Harlan Zinck get everyone in the trick-or-treat mood. 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3321,

Five Nights at Freddy’s Fan Night horror video game night, cosplay welcome for tweens to teens. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28. Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, 253-548-3302; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma, 253-548-3321

Fright Fest Haunted houses, kids playground, Booville kids zone, rides, 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays weekends in October. Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way. Tickets start at $9.99 and are available online at

Harvest Fest at Metro Parks Centers hands-on arts and crafts, carnival games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 23, Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma; 253-591-5391; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30. STAR Center 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma. 253-404-3939; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30. People Center, 1602 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma, 253-591-5321

Sunrise Village Trunk-or-Treat Bring your cute lil’ punkins lots of trick-or-treating fun. 6-8 p.m. Oct 30. Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E., Puyallup. Free 253-904-8923

Sprinker Monster Skate 7:45-9:45 p.m. Oct. 31, Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S, Tacoma. 253-798-4000,

Day of the Dead Celebration crafts and snacks. 2 p.m. Oct. 31. Tillicum Library, 14916 Washington Ave. SW, Lakewood. 253-548-3314

Harvest Fest fun activities, ghoulish games and tasty snacks plus haunted house, costume contest. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Tacoma Community House, 1314 S. Seventh St., Tacoma. Free. 253-383-3951,

Pumpkin Walk featuring local decorated pumpkins, voting noon-2 p.m. Oct. 31, all ages, registration forms available at library. South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Tacoma, 253-548-3303

Street of Treats Main Street will be turned over to ghosts, pirates and princesses for trick-or-treating, candy and fun, including the famous Dancing Scarecrows. 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown Sumner, 1100 Main Street, Sumner. Free

Halloween at the History Museum Spooky stories and candy entertain your ghouls and goblins on Halloween. Enjoy the spooky art drawn by visitors on display in the Grand Lobby 1 p.m. Oct 31. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Included in museum admission. 253-272-9747