Pleasanton Weekly

News - October 25, 2013

Halloween round-up

Frightening, fun and family-friendly happenings around town this week

by Sierra Rhodes

It's that time of year again, when all the ghouls and goblins come out to play and ingest an excess of sugar. Whatever your plans may be, there are more than enough ghostly adventures and spooky, fun things to do this Halloween.

Bring the family in for the Halloween Fun Night, and be sure to come in costume! This annual trick-or-treat evening features the Haunted Hallway of Horror, games and activities for kids and adults, and yummy treats for all. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park. Call 931-3449.

Want to learn the history behind the hauntings? Museum on Main will introduce you to the ghosts of Pleasanton's past at its Ghost Walk, where spirits will guide you on a haunted tour, from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Costumes are encouraged! Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for 12 and under. Contact 462-2766 or education@museumonmain.org.

Indulge in some extra spooky Halloween fun and brave the Haunted Garden Party. This eerie attraction will start at sunset and end when the spirits go to bed on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31 at 336 Sycamore Road, the second driveway on the left. Travel the crooked garden path and grab some treats if you dare!

You may have little ones who aren't up for a late night -- or just love a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt -- so check out the Halloween Scavenger Hunt, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 26. Kids can come in costume and pick up instructions, a Halloween bag and their first clue from the starting location at Towne Center Books. Visit pleasantondowntown.net/events.php for more information.

For some more family fun, bring your children to the Family Fall Festival, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Pathway Community Church in Dublin. There will be carnival games, crafts, prizes, face painting, balloon art, food and more. Dress in your favorite costume. Call 322-1333.

Halloween is also a celebration of the harvest, and Harvest Valley Christian Church will celebrate in style with its Harvest Festival. Bring the family for fun, games, prizes, face painting, puppet shows, music and more! The festival will be held today at Harvest Valley Christian Church. Event is free, food available for purchase. Contact Valerie Fleming at 484-2482 or valerie@harvestvalley.org.

If the little princesses and ghouls aren't part of the picture, think about adding some adult spice to the holiday. The third annual Halloween Brew Crawl, presented by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, is a night of trick-or-treating for adults, specially created by downtown merchants and local breweries for a grown-up All Hallow's Eve.

This other-worldly amount of fun will be from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Pleasanton. Tickets are available for $30 presale, online at instagift.com/pda, or at Pleasanton Main St. Brewery, Redcoats Pub and Studio Seven Arts. Ticket price includes beer tastings at 25 downtown locations, a commemorative beer glass and tasting map. Call 484-2199.

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