Community Corner: Halloween and Dia de Muertos events
Community events for the weekend of Oct. 27-28, 2012, include Museum of Fright events at the Museum of Flight; a pumpkin-carving party at Seward Park Audubon Center; and "Thriller" dances in Seattle and Redmond.
Museum of Fright
Halloween activities, entertainment, obstacle course, living history ghost stories, pumpkin patch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; discounted admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free for ages 17 and younger in costume (with adult supervision), $5/ages 17 and younger not in costume, $10/all adults (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Pumpkin-carving party: Community pumpkin carving and/or painting, bring your own pumpkin or buy one on-site; patterns, tools, paints, candle provided, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Seattle Thrillers: Michael Jackson Thriller dance Thrill the World performance; noon Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free (www.seattlethrillers.com).
Thrill the World, Redmond: Thriller dance, noon; costume contest, 12:15 p.m.; mass "Thriller" freestyle, 1 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; free for spectators, participants must preregister (www.redmondzombies.com).
Dia de Muertos: Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead performances, activities, food, rituals, community altars, procession, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/festal/).
"The Princess and The Pea": Hans Christian Andersen's comic tale for elementary-aged children and adults, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, ASL interpreters 4 p.m. Sunday, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free, donations for Northshore YMCA Totes-to-Go and Community Kitchen requested (www.molbaks.com).
MEHVA Cascade Foothills Tour: Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association (MEHVA) scenic four-hour trip on historic buses through the Cascade foothills along back roads of east King County, stops for photos and lunch in Black Diamond, 11 a.m. Sunday, from Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Trick or Treat on the Seattle Waterfront: Seattle Ferry Terminal/Pier 52 hosts Oly the Orca and Ferry Godmother handing out candy, treats from terminal vendors and other waterfront locations, free rides on double-decker bus, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle waterfront, events at Seattle Aquarium including underwater-pumpkin carving, games, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Aquarium; Aquarium admission $13.95-$19.95 (206-386-4300 or www.seattleaquarium.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie
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