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Halloween 2018: events for kids of all ages!

Halloween is creeping up on us – whether you’ve got costumed little ones or you just wanna dance all night, don’t be caught unawares; put these spooktacular local events on your calendar today:

For Families with Kids

Booville – A Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday Oct. 27, 10:00am-1:00pm

Luepke Senior Center

1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Vancouver, WA 98663

This free annual event welcomes over 500 children and families to participate in safe indoor trick-or-treating, games, story time, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, and much more!

Monster Murder Mystery

Tuesday Oct. 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Vancouver Community Library – Skamania Room

901 C St.

Vancouver, WA 98660

The most famous movie monsters are trying to clear their names in a recent murder case. We’ve got suspects, witnesses, and evidence. Can you figure out who really did it? Reformed villains ages 12-18 are welcome to attend.

Halloween Hangar

Wednesday Oct. 31, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Pearson Field Education Center

201A East Reserve St.

Vancouver, WA 98661

Rain or shine, this popular annual event is tailor-made for young children and families. The education center is mood-lit, with all activity stations up and running – and the T28 is available to all who dare climb into the cockpit to gain a pilot’s perspective. Candy bags are passed out to all children (while supplies last) and, weather permitting, there’ll be foam rockets and rocket launchers out on the grassy field abutting the west side of the center. Activities include building gliders, releasing paper whirly-gigs into the stream of air at the vertical wind table, and learning to fly a plane on the computers in the flight-sim lab!

For Adults

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Friday Oct. 26, 7:00pm-11:59pm

Warehouse ’23

100 Columbia St. #102

Vancouver, WA 98660

Come out and enjoy an elegant evening of fun, friends, and dancing with Portland’s favorite dance band, 5 Guys Named Moe. PLUS – Joyride PDX will be the opening band so we will be rocking all night long! We will also have some fun and games planned to make this a spooktacular night to remember. Free photo booth!

Re-Imagined Radio Presents: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS 80th Anniversary

Tuesday Oct. 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main St.

Vancouver, WA 98660

The War of the Worlds was first broadcast eighty years ago on this night. Even if you have never heard the radio broadcast, you know the story. Join us for this anniversary night tribute and enjoy a re-imagined live performance of the most (in)famous radio broadcast of all time.

Haunted Vancouver

Tuesday Oct. 30, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Vancouver Community Library – Columbia Room

901 C St.

Vancouver, WA 98660

Is there a haunted house in your neighborhood? At this event, Vancouver’s 2012 First Citizen Pat Jollota will share spine-tingling, hair-raising stories from Darkness Next Door, one of six books she’s authored about local history; here’s a quote from its publisher, the Clark County Historical Museum:

Over the years, many people have come into the [museum] asking us to help them research a house or property. Most of the time, it’s mundane, but then, there are those whose hesitant request begins, “You’ll think I’m crazy, but I think it’s haunted.” The search begins, and, if, eventually, we find a tragedy in the house, or better, yet, a violent crime, they go away happy. Their story has been justified. We’ve passed these tales on, sharing them with others. … These are not pretty stories; they are definitely not for children. Are these stories true? The people who told us about their experiences believed them. The stories of violence and fear are most definitely true. They leap out from the pages of newspapers. Some pages are so old that the paper is brittle and yellow, and yet they remind us again and again that there is nothing new in our society.

…Do you dare check it out?