Get ready for Halloween with pumpkin carving and painting at the Seward Park Audubon Center or take in BAM-O-Ween in Bellevue; both events this weekend (Oct. 27-28, 2012).

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Got your pumpkin on yet? Here’s a couple of events that will help you make a grinning gourd:

On the Seattle side: a pumpkin-carving/painting party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) or use one of theirs for a nominal donation. They’ll also provide patterns, tools, tarps, paints, paintbrushes and accouterments, including a candle. Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or

On the Eastside: It’s BAM-O-Ween. From noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Arts Museum plans art projects and demonstrations celebrating All Hallow’s Eve, including magic hats, Shaker brooms, masks, mobiles, piñatas, spiders, face-painting, and a 2 p.m. performance by Seattle Children’s Theatre. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or

Cathy Henkel, Seattle Times staff

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