October 24, 25 & 26 Boo at the Zoo. Ages 2 to 12. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids can stop by more than 40 treat stations, interact with animals, make festive decorations and more. Come in costume! Tickets online. $$ National Zoo, Washington, DC.

October 24 Howl-O-ween Masquerade. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 p.m. Bring your four legged friend(s) out in a Halloween disguise for a romp through the ghostly trails of One Loudoun's Central Park! This furry friendly event will offer a dog walk, costume contest and a dog friendly swag bag for your bestest friend, as well as a surprise swag item for you, well your pooch! Preregister. $$ The Barn at One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA.

October 24, 25 & 26 Wee-Sale Children's Consignment Event. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Huge seasonal children's consignment sale! An amazing selection of kids items: toys, clothes (sizes 0-16), baby gear, maternity clothes, books and more. No strollers or walking children before noon today. FREE Greenbelt Armory, Greenbelt, MD.

October 25 7th Annual Truck Touch. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's scary how much kids love big vehicles-and Halloween! Combine the two at Truch Touch, a chance to explore fire trucks, police cars, off-road vehicles, construction rigs, delivery trucks, emergency vehicles, busses and other cool things that go! Plus bounce house, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more! Come in costume too! $$ Suburban Nursery School, Bethesda, MD.

October 25 Fall Frolic. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 5 p.m. Join us for a day of fall fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the Park. FREE Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.

October 25 Junior Jams. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. This weekend series of childrens' music (kindierock) concerts and other live performances is enjoyed this initimate and fun venue. This week featuring: Eric Herman. Tickets online. $$ FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom, Kensington, MD.

October 25 Locust Grove Cider Days. Kids ages 2+. 12 to 1 p.m. Learn about cider, apple varieties, and apple history. Sample lesser known apple types, and try your hand at pressing cider. This program is designed for families and individuals. Preregister. $$ Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.

October 25 The Monsters Who Ate My Peas. Kids ages 4+. 2 p.m. ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. Tickets online. $$ McLean Community Center/The Alden, McLean, VA.

October 26 ImaginOcean. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 4 p.m. Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia takes young audiences on a magical under-the-sea adventure in his one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark puppet musical. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to big band, this charming story appeals to audiences of all ages and is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.

October 29 Boogie Babes. Kids ages 6 months to 6 years. 10:30 a.m. Boogie Babes is a playdate for kids and the people who love them! Enjoy a rocking, rolling, moving, grooving, good time! Entertaining today: Mr. Gabe $$ Union Market, Washington, DC.


Pam Rynkowski