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Night Corn Maze and Firepit

To celebrate Halloween, we reserved a big fire pit in the middle of a corn maze!

UPDATE: The Corn Maze event originally scheduled for Sunday, October 22, has been moved to next weekend, Sunday, October 29th! We’ll have the same fire pit at the same time, just next Sunday. Apologies for the last minute change. Luckily, next weekend is expected to be sunny and dry, so it will be a great time to suck up the fall weather!

  • Date and time: Sunday, October 29, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm(ish)
  • Website: Bob’s Corn Maze
  • Location: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish WA 98296
  • Cost: $10 a person ages 2+. (If you get there late, the price goes up to $15 at 6pm.) Mensa of Western Washington is covering the cost of the private fire pit and food.

Corn Maze entrance

Take a hayride down to the cornmaze at sunset, navigate your way through the cornmaze, and right in the middle, stop for smores and snacks at a private fire pit with your fellow Mensans, before you try to find your way out of the cornmaze.

The firepit does have a tent and picnic benches. You’ll want to bring a flashlight to help get through the cornmaze in the dark, and also wear rainboots or sneakers. It might be muddy, depending on the weather.

Corn Maze firepit

Get there at 5:00 pm to start the corn maze. We have the firepit reserved for 6:00 to 8:00 pm, so we have plenty of time to hang out and enjoy the fire.

You’re welcome to bring family and friends! Please RSVP to Michelle at with the number of people so we can buy enough food, and so we can email meeting instructions when we get closer to the event.

Bob’s Corn Maze is approximately 30 minutes from Seattle, 25 minutes from Bellevue, and 20 minutes from Everett.

Science & Technology SIG meetings

S&T SIG meets at the home of Nancy Tennent:

19062 21st Avenue NE
Lake Forest Park WA 98155
206 619 1116

Socializing starts at 7:00 pm, and the presentation begins at 7:30 pm. Please bring food/beverages to share as you are able. Park in the long driveway or on the street.

Members, their guests, and their significant others are invited to attend. Cats in residence.

This SIG is currently on hiatus. Stay tuned for news of future S&T SIG meetings!

Escape Room Interest Poll

Would you be interested in attending a group MWW event to attend an escape room?  We have a group that is excited about this event. Have you heard of any locally that are well rated? Please email Mark Glancey at if you are interested and with suggestions.

Here’s one for consideration:

Fair Game Group!

Fair Game is a tabletop & board-gaming group for age 21 & up that meets monthly at various public places (bars/restaurants) around the greater Seattle area.

Our purpose:

  • Raising money for charity,
  • Recruiting new members for Mensa of Western Washington,
  • Networking amongst gaming industry professionals and aficionados, and
  • Having fun playing tabletop games.

Admission is free. However, participants are encouraged to make a donation to their choice of charities selected by the event host, and to support the establishment where the event is hosted.

Monthly meetings of “Fair Game” are initially set to occur in the third week of each month at 6:30 pm. The location will be set six weeks in advance by the host and published on the following Facebook page: