All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in November. The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with the famous engine and his railway friend Percy. Children can also meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Superintendent of the Railroad. There will be a a wide range of fun activities perfect for children. For tickets and more information, call the Orange Empire Railway Museum office at (951) 943-3020 or visit

Here are 3 things to know for today, Saturday, October 18.

1. Come in costume to the Bay Area Discovery museum for their Goblin Jamboree. 

2. Participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration (appropriate for all ages) at the Marin Country Mart with DirectionFive from 10:30-11:30 am.

3. Thomas (and Percy!) make their grand return to Felton for a special Halloween ride. Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

Bonus: If you’re a new or expecting family head to Bump Club & Beyond’s Car Seat Safety 101 event at Target Emeryville to learn everything you need to get educated about child safety. There will also be sweet prizes up for grabs!

What else do we need to know for today?