Halloween is coming and there are plenty of spooktacular events for all ages happening around the Tri-Valley starting Wednesday.
Downtown Fall Festival
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31, the Pleasanton Downtown Association hosts a fall festival. It will include a dessert contest, spooky scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest and a scarecrow raffle. A number of locations will be hosting activities in their stores like face painting, fake tattoos, cupcake walks, and more. More info is available at www.pleasantondowntown.net.
The Museum On Main's annual Ghost Walk tours are back. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under. Tours start every half hour from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Call 462-2766.
CIFF Haunted House
For the third year, the California Independent Film Festival hosts a haunted house from Wednesday through next Sunday at Dania Hall, 1783 2nd St., Livermore. The hours of operation are from 7 to 11 p.m. (open an extra hour Oct. 31) and 5 to 7 p.m. during downtown Trick or Treat with the lights on and no monsters. Admission is $7 and proceeds benefit the International Children's Film Festival. Visit www.caiff.org.
Halloween Fun Camp
Elementary school students can enjoy a day of crafts, games and more at the city-sponsored Halloween Fun Camp. It runs from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Amador Recreation Center, 4455 Black Ave. The cost is $23 for residents and $26 for non-residents. Sign up through Parks and Community Services (activity 47247) by calling 931-5340 or visiting www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/recreation. ==
'Tri-Valley High -- Episodes of Terror'
This show is for teenagers, by teenagers and about teenagers. Creatures of Impulse perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. At each improv show, the audience will be involved in creating stories from start to finish. Tickets are $5 for students, or $8 for adults in advance or $10 at the door. Call 931-3444 or visit www.civicartstickets.org.
Halloween Fun Night
It will be an evening of trick-or-treating, tennis games for adults and children, and a chance to walk down the haunted hallway of terror from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park, 5801 Valley Ave.
Halloween Spooktacular Breakfast
Families can come join Pleasanton Chapter's Sweetheart Core at a Spooktacular Pancake Breakfast, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pleasanton Masonic Lodge, 3370 Hopyard Road. Costumes are welcome, and crafts will be available for children. Tickets are $8, $5 for ages 2 to 8, and kids under 2 are free. Visit www.pleasantondemolay.com or call 556-3576.
Our readers report some fun Halloween decorations around town, including at Kamp and Helen drives; Mendenhall Court in the Meadows; Bob's World, 2612 Calle Reynoso; Singletree Way off of Dorman Road near Luckys; Sea Eagle Court; and Tapestry Way off Bernal Avenue.
There is also a family-friendly Halloween display and light show at 3679 Kirkcaldy Court, running daily from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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