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All Hallow's Eve at Uppercase Bookshop: Reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at 1118 1st St. in Snohomish; 360-568-5987; www.uppercasebookshop.com. Arrive early as lights will dim at 7 p.m.
Bethany Christian Assembly: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday Oct. 31 at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett; 425-339-3303; www.bca-online.com. Inflatables, cotton candy, carnival games, pony rides, popcorn and candy. Predators of the Heart show at 7:30 p.m. in the church's main auditorium. Admission is $5 per child; food and coffee available for purchase. Costumes encouraged.
City of Bothell's Safe Halloween: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 Main Street open for trick-or-treating; free; 425-486-7430; www.ci.bothell.wa.us.
Edmonds Halloween Extravaganza: Details at 425-771-1000.
• Witches coloring contest entries accepted through Oct. 31 at Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S.; prizes for various age groups.
• Halloween costume photos, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S.
• Trick-or-Treat Night: Thousands of costumed kids and their parents are expected around downtown Edmonds in the evening. Details at www.edmondswa.com.
Family Safe Downtown Halloween: 4:45 p.m. children's costume parade staging Oct. 31, parade starts at 5 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, goes along Main Street to Jay's Market, carnival and not-so-haunted-house at community center immediately following parade, Lake Stevens; Main Street merchants offer trick-or-treating; car show trunk-or-treat; activities end at 8:30 p.m.; 425-397-7433.
Family trick-or-treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, all Everett Mall entrances, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way; for ages 12 and younger; limited supply of trick-or-treat bags provided; food bank donations welcome; Halloween City open through Oct. 31; 425-355-1771; www.shopeverettmall.com.
Halloween party: Planned Oct. 31, Everett Boys & Girls Club, 2316 12th St., Everett; free; members and nonmembers welcome; 425-259-5147. Call for details.
Ivar's Mukilteo Monster Mash: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 Ivar's Mukilteo Landing, 710 Front St., Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; www.ivars.com. All ages event with magician, costume contests and food. Call for reservations.
Nile Country Club Haunted House: Oct. 31 at 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace; www.nilehauntedhouse.com. Family fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and "Full Scare" from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays; tickets $10 at door and online; wear a costume and receive a free gift at the door
Safe Halloween: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; trick-or-treat event for ages 12 and younger, costumes encouraged; 425-483-2250; www.countryvillagebothell.com.
Spooky Street Trunk R Treat: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 232nd Street SW and 56th Avenue W., Mountlake Terrace; free; 425-218-5996.
Third Street "Pumpkin Parade" trick-or-treat: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, shops on Third Street in Marysville; free; 360-659-3222.
Treats on Main Street: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Mill Creek Town Center, Bothell-Everett Highway and 153rd Street SE; free; www.millcreektowncenter.biz.
Trunk-or-Treat at Grace Lutheran Church: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Grace Lutheran Church, Seventh and Holly Drive in Everett; 425-353-1852; www.grace-everett.com.
Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Haunt: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, city hall parking lot, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek; event is for ages 12 and under; participants must bring own bags to collect candy; free, but food bank donations requested; 425-745-1891; www.cityofmillcreek.com.
Trunk-or-Treat at Marysville Church of the Nazarene: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Marysville Church of the Nazarene, 8240 64th Street NE; costumes, candy, games and more than 50 decorated cars; intended for ages 12 and older; 360-659-4629.
Trunk-or-Treat at Snohomish Faith Assembly: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Snohomish Faith Assembly, 1220 22nd St. Snohomish; free; bonfire with marshmallow and hotdogs; 360-568-5100; www.snohomishfaith.com.
Some of our favorite HeraldNet stories leading up to Halloween:
• Pumpkin exercises: Elizabeth Kovar of the Lynnwood Recreation Center demonstrates how to put those gourds to work.
• The 10 best zombie movies of the 21st century, plus some survival tips in case of a zombie apocalypse.
• Zombies are everywhere you turn: People like to shoot the undead with paintballs, watch them on TV and dress up as them for fun.
• It's all about the candy: Blogger Jennifer Bardsley on resisting the urge to buy all those Halloween decorations.
• Seattle grave tour: Celebrate Halloween by seeing where Kurt Cobain, Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix are buried.
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