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Family friendly activities

By Reporter

Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Oct. 24 2010 4:53 p.m. MDT

Here is a selected list of family friendly activities. Look here each Monday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, will host "Garden After Dark: Haunted Holidays Around the World," Oct. 25, 28-30, 6-9 p.m. Activities will include crafts and face painting. Tickets are $8. (www.redbuttegard.org).

The Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Bvld., will host "Zumba Zombies," a children's version of the adult Zumba program, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.

The Alta Community Enrichment/Alta Arts Council will host a free Haunted Hollow, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., at Alta Town Park, 60 E. Main, Sandy. Costumes are encouraged and activities will include pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and games. (801-742-9712).

Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, presents "Monsters in our Backyard: Halloween Comes to Wild Wednesdays," Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. Children can come dressed as their favorite wild thing from nature and learn about the animals at the nature center. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for children, free for members.

The University of Utah will hold a free "Family Frightfest" at the A. Ray Olpin Union Building, 200 Central Campus Drive, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Bring the kids for face painting, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pumpkin bowling and more. (801-581-5888).

The Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble, 1104 E. 2100 S., will host a Halloween event, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Children can come dressed in their costumes, read Halloween books and trick-or-treat around the store. (801-463-2610).

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 East Park Blvd., Ogden, will host "The Night of the Living Dinosaurs," Oct. 28-29, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, $7 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students (www.dinosaurpark.org).

The Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival will take place Oct. 28-31 in Cedar City. Events include a sheep parade, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. The parade will start at 400 S. Main and continue to 200 N. Main For a complete list of festival events and locations, visit www.cedarlivestockfest.com.

Central Utah Gardens, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem, will host a free pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin walk, Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Carved pumpkins are to be submitted by noon on Oct. 28 for judging.

Join the Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 S., for a Halloween event, Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m. Families are invited to come in costume to participate in crafts, a scavenger hunt and storytime. Tickets are $9 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, students and military; $7 for children ages 3-17; free for children under 2 (801-355-3474).

Discovery Gateway's Studio 444, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, will host "Marvelous Masquerades: Guest Artists Changing Faces Face Painters," Oct. 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person for members, $7 per person for non-members, or $15 for a family of three or more. Suggested age range: 3 and up. Museum admission not included. Sign up at the admissions desk or call 801-456-5437 ext. 130 to register.

A pumpkin painting workshop will also be held that day at noon. On Oct. 30, noon-6 p.m., Discovery Gateway will also host "Halloween Spooktacular" for families to come dressed in costumes and participate in hands-on activities. Tickets are $8.50 for general admission, $6 for senior citizens and free for children under 1.

The Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E. Highway 89, Logan, is hosting "Halloween in Logan Canyon," Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Activities will include fireside storytelling and crafts. (435-755-3239 or visit www.logannature.org).

The Layton City Family Recreation Department is hosting a free Halloween Bash at Central Davis High School, 663 N. Church St., Layton, Oct. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. Come in your costume for a night of games and prizes.(801-336-3900)

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