The weekend is going to start out with rain, but it eases as we get further into the weekend and should be gone on Saturday. And since the kids are going to be in the house, we have suggest events that tie in with getting their nose in a book.

Make it a witch-themed weekend with the So You Think You're A Witch competition and Roald Dahl's The Witches, or bring them to the Peach Days celebration in Brigham City and let them read Dahl's other masterpiece James and the Giant Peach on the way.


So You Think You're A Witch Competition 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 Gardner Village, 1095 W. 7800 South, West Jordan Click here for more info

Ladies 16 and up compete in the So You Think You're A Witch competition. They'll be judged on their witchy outfits, talents, tricks, spells and cackles. Winners will make appearances at the village through Gardner Village's Halloween celebrations. Tix are $5, get there early for good seats.

Book tie-in: The Witches by Roald Dahl. Get the book or rent the movie.

Friday Morning

King's English Storytelling 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, SLC Click here for more info

Kick off the literary weekend with story time for ages two to five. The kids help select the book and no advance registration is required. Just show up.

Friday and Saturday

Peach Days Celebration 10 a.m. -11 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday 100 N.-100 S. Main Street, Brigham City Click here for more info

Celebrate the best peaches in Utah with arts, crafts, food vendors, book sales, a 10K race, teen dance and much, much more in Brigham City. They'll even show an old-fashion drama, Penelope Lovejoy Goes West.

Book tie-in: James and the Giant Peach, also by Roald Dahl and also available at Blockbuster.