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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)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., presents "Boo! At the Zoo," Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at booths set up around the zoo. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and children and free for children 2 and under.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 S., is having a "Halloween Hoot," Oct. 30-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come enjoy "spooktacular" bird shows, costume parade and crafts. Admission is half price for those who come in costume. Regular rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students over 13, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under 3. (www.traceyaviary.org).

LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES

The American West Heritage Center presents "Spooktaculary Storytelling." The storytime will be held at the Davis County Library Farmington Branch, 38 S. 100 E., Farmington, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Davis County Library Kaysville Branch, 44 N. Main St., Kaysville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. and Davis County Library Centerville Branch, 45 S. 400 W., Centerville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

What's in the Haunted Old House? a Halloween sing along, will be held at the Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 W., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West Road, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. and Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

The Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 S., will host "Ginger's Spooky Tales" with Ginger Parkinson, professional storyteller, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Millie the Witch Storytime will be held at the Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 S., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. and the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Bvld., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. Children ages 5 and older can come dressed in their costumes to learn songs, listen to stories and participate in crafts.

The Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., will host a special storytime, "Boo to You," Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

Pumpkin Time, a special storytime to celebrate Halloween, will be held at the Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 N., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. and the Sweet Library, 455 F St., Oct. 30, 11 a.m.

Family Storytime, Mondays, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South; Mondays, 7 p.m., Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East (801-524-8234 or www.slcpl.org)

Book Baby, Mondays, 11 a.m., Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West; also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; also Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8234; www.slcpl.org)

Kids' Corner Storytime, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 5249 S. State, Murray, free (www.bn.com)

Storytime, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (www.bn.com)

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy, free; also Bedtime Storytime, Fridays, 7 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Small Fry Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, free; also Pajama Storytime, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Pajama Party Storytime, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7119 S. 1300 East, Midvale, free; also Greatest Storytime in Town, Saturdays, 1 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (801-582-1847, www.thisistheplace.org)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9 adults, $7 senior citizens and children 3-12, children younger than 2 are admitted free (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 589 E. 1300 South (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.com)

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Monday-Saturday, 300 N. Main, Salt Lake City, free (801-532-6479 or www.dupinternational.org)

The Living Planet, Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 725 E. 10600 South (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Clark Planetarium, 100 S. 400 West, many activities are free (801-456-7827 or www.clarkplanetarium.org)

Wheeler Historic Farm, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6351 S. 900 East (801-264-2241 or www.wheelerfarm.com)

Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 S. Presidents Circle, first Monday of the month is free (801-581-4303 or www.umnh.com)

Children's art workshops, the third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

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