I'm a little more excited than usual for this weekend, because we just creep closer and closer to Halloween. So, make sure to check out a blog from my co-worker Jenni on all you can do to get your scare on.

And take a look at the other kid-friendly events going on this weekend, from wizard-training to walking for hearing loss.


Magical Museum

Yes, you have to wait till Nov. for the new Harry Potter movie, but at least you can become an expert wizard this weekend.

The Hutchings Museum invites kids to wear costumes and meet live owls and learn all about enchanted rocks, mythical creatures, magical potions and everything else they need to know to become a wizard or witch. Galleons are available for $1 to spend as money at the wizard marketplace. $3 per head.

John Hutchings Museum of Natural History 55 North Center Street, Lehi Click here for more info


Anime Banzai 2010

Japanese animation grows in popularity each year. Poof: Utah's yearly Anime Banzai. Attendance keeps going up, so this year they rented out the Davis Conference Center in Layton. Learn all about Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga). Extra points if you dress as a pokemon or Megaman.

Davis Conference Center 1651 N. 700 West, Layton Click here for more info


Up at the Library

The City Library shows a kid-friendly movie at 3 p.m. in the story room every week. This week, it's Up, the story of Carl, a 78-year-old man who fulfills his dreams to travel by tying thousands of balloons to his house. One problem: Young wilderness explorer Russell inadvertently joins him on the trip.

City Library 210 E. 400 South, SLC Click here for more info



Walk4Hearing set out to raise $25,000 to support Utah's Deaf community, but has already raised about $2,000 more.

Bring the kids to support Utah's Deaf community in the Walk4Hearing at Sugar House park. Regisration is at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m.

Sugar House Park 1330 E. 2100 South, SLC Click here to sign up