Halloween-related events continue this week across Whatcom County. Here is a list of events, some for kids and some for adults. Another list of events closer to Halloween will publish next week. To find more events, go to cour online calendar.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
Mask Making at North Fork Library
North Fork Community Library, Maple Falls, 7506 Kendall Road; free.
Hear a story and make a mask. For ages 4-11 years.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Sunnyland Elementary Fall Harvest Festival
Sunnyland Elementary School, Bellingham, 2800 James St.; $15 for a family of four, includes pizza, activities and drinks; 253-686-3794.
Fun games, activities, a bouncy train and pizza from 6-8 p.m. Don't forget to wear a costume, but make sure it is not too scary or inappropriate. This is a family event. "Pretend weapons" are discouraged.
The Haunted Forest
Nugents Corner River Access Park, Everson, 3673 Mount Baker Highway; $6; 360-966-8845.
Walk the trail of the Nugents Corner River Access Park but watch out for zombies, werewolves and demons. Bring your friends and family to experience the best scare of the Halloween season. Proceeds support Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Nightmare at the Spark Museum
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, Bellingham, 1312 Bay St.; $10 adults, $8 kids 11 and under (not recommended for infants and toddlers).
Celebrate Halloween with a series of Frankenstein-inspired electrical shows featuring jaw-dropping devices, including the 4-million-volt MegaZapper. Watch as mad scientists perform last rights of the evil Dr. Morbius. See the incredible Cage of Death. Hear Elvis, the singing Tesla coil. Feel the power of Franklin, the museum's schizoid talking robot. Guest appearance from Benjamin Franklinstein. Two shows nightly at 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and Oct. 29, 30, 31.
Firehouse Performing Arts Center, Bellingham, 1314 Harris Ave.; $15; 360-961-8833.
Christopher Key directs a dark and erotic adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic story. Performances are Oct. 25-27. The script by Jane Thornton and John Godber, two acclaimed British playwrights, adheres closely to the original. Tickets at freekeyproductions.brownpapertickets.com.
Bellingham Zombies' Thrillingham practice
Bell Tower Studios, Bellingham, 1430 N. Garden St.; $12.
Put on in the heart of downtown, this class is run by the organizers of Thrillingham. Classes run 8:30-10:30 p.m. For details, call Kamea, 360-820-3347, or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
Bellingham Theatre Guild Costume and Prop Sale
Bellingham Theatre Guild, Bellingham, 1600 H St.; free; 360-733-1811
The guild is holding a costume and furniture/props sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scripts also for sale. Great sale right before Halloween.
Pumpkins for Pajamas by Bellingham Harborview Lions Club
Fred Meyer, Bellingham, 800 Lakeway Drive.
Bellingham Harborview Lions will collect new pajamas for the homeless from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lakeway Fred Meyer. For each new pair of pajamas provided, a carving-size pumpkin will be offered in return. The event provides Hope House with pajamas for less fortunate community members. All sizes welcome. Details: Cindy Grandquis, 360-303-7478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumpkin Patch in the Pool
Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, Bellingham, 1114 Potter St.; $5.
Kids can swim and pick a pumpkin from dozens afloat in the swimming pool, and can partake in apple-bobbing and other games from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Perch & Play, Bellingham, 1707 N. State St.; $12 advance, $15 at the door.
The first Family Friendly Halloween Carnival features performances by Bellingham Circus Guild, face painting, balloon artists, carnival treats, old-fashioned carnival games, costume contests, and raffle prizes from community businesses. Everyone 1 year or older will need a ticket.
SCD Masquerade Ball
The Majestic, Bellingham, 1027 N. Forest St.; adults $50, students $20, spectators $15.
An elegant formal evening of Scottish country dancing with live music by Calum MacKinnon, Andy Imbrie, Ginny Snowe and Ryan McKasson. Historic dress and vintage costumes encouraged, or simply adorn your formal ball attire with a mask for the Grand March. Courtesy walk-through at YWCA at 3 p.m.
Bleedingham Film Festival
Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, 1318 Bay St.; $7 general, $5 students and Pickford members.
The annual horror film festival showcases short horror films by local filmmakers. Awards given at the end of the event to the best films. Tickets available online at Pickford's website or at the theater.
Arcade Cowboys and Costume Contest
Guido's Italian Cuisine, Ferndale, 5611 Third Ave.; free.
Decorations and costume contest around midnight, and Arcade Cowboys will entertain in their usual awesome manner.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
Halloween Breakfast Fundraiser to support Relay for Life
The Willows, Bellingham, 3115 Squalicum Parkway.
Halloween breakfast benefits the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Cost: $7 adults, $3 children, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Menu includes eggs Benedict, pumpkin pancakes, sausage, hashbrown casserole, fresh fruit, muffins, coffee and orange juice. Wear your favorite costume. Haunted house entertainment for children of all ages.
Punkin Run Car Show
Hardware Sales, Bellingham, 2034 James St.; $10 to enter; free to spectators; 360-380-2733.
The 28th annual Halloween Themed Collector Car Show, with all makes and years invited. Fourth Corner Elites Car Club sponsors the event to benefit Project Santa Claus. Trophies, dash plaques and more. Registration opens 9 a.m., trophies start at 1:30 p.m.
"The Halloween Tree" - Multi-Generational Dramatic Ensemble
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Bellingham, 1207 Ellsworth St.; free; 360-733-3837 or email@example.com.
The service features an ensemble cast of characters in a multi-generational re-enactment of Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree," a tale of friendship and sacrifice portrayed through the traditions of Celtic druids, ancient Egypt and Mexico's Day of the Dead. The BUF choir will perform a musical piece from the Harry Potter series.
MONDAY, OCT. 28
Free Trick or Treat Bags
Bob Wallin Insurance, Bellingham, 1844 Iron St.
Bob Wallin Insurance hands out free reusable safety bags to be used for trick or treating. Bags include goodies, glow sticks and flashlights, while supplies last. Stop by from Monday Oct, 28, through Thursday, Oct 31.
Community Pumpkin Party
Whatcom County Fire District 4, Bellingham, 4142 Britton Loop Road; free; 360-318-9933.
Bring the entire family to carve pumpkins and play games. Carving equipment provided. Bring your own pumpkins; limited number of pumpkins available on a first-come, first-served basis.