Lynnwood Lifestyles: Halloween carnival, cosplay, create with iPad

Halloween Carnival
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m.

It’s a Halloween Carnival, and you know what that means: costumes and games.

Taking place between 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, the carnival is meant for Pack 64 families―a Cub Scout pack revolving around children’s activities and outdoorsy adventure.

They go fishing, practice archery, learn how to tie different knots, and yes, celebrate Halloween with a carnival.

If you’re a Pack 64 member, come and join the fun with costumes, candy, and family-friendly activities at Cedar Valley Grange Hall off of 52nd Avenue West. And don’t forget to bring your carved pumpkin.

If you’re not a member, and your child is in grades 1-6, please reach out to and ask how to join.

Halloween Cosplay Contest
Oct. 26 – 27, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

ThinkGeek has been upping their entertainment value at Alderwood Mall lately, with Funkoverse game nights and sales, but now it’s time for a little holiday spirit.

This weekend only, from Friday through Sunday, customers can come into the store between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., in their best cosplay outfit. Let them know you’re there for the contest, and they’ll take a quick photo of you.

The following week, they’ll post your photo on Facebook, and the one with the most likes by 9 p.m. on Halloween will win $50 in store credit.

That’s $50 toward any collectibles, toys, or games that might interest you. Or better still, $50 toward upcoming holiday shopping.

That means it’s in your very best interest to let everyone know what you’re doing. Family, friends, and coworkers can boost your likes substantially.

If you aren’t phased at the prospect of visiting the mall in your best cosplay gear, this is for you. Just make sure it’s well designed and put together, competition is fierce here in the Pacific Northwest.

Become an amazing artist with Procreate on iPad
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Apple Store at Alderwood Mall is hosting an art class this Saturday between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Ideal for anyone who currently owns, or is looking to own, an iPad Pro in the near future, the class is focused on the popular drawing app Procreate.

The class runs through the motions, teaching users how to trace a photograph and follow the contours of a portrait using Apple Pencil. Shadows, curves, opacity, layers, and smart use of a color palette will further enhance their art projects. By the end, everyone will have a brand-new portrait to take home with them.

If you own an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and would like to learn new Procreate tips and tricks, you’re welcome to bring your own devices. If not, an iPad and Pencil will be provided, so you can test things out before committing to the purchase if you do so choose.

Art Skills: Getting Started with Procreate is perfect for beginners. Don’t miss out on the free class at Alderwood Mall. The Apple Store is located out in the courtyard, adjacent the Williams-Sonoma.

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