Happy haunting set across Peninsula! Among other events, downtown trick-or-treating in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend
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Standing inside a haunted house on the lawn at 1403 W. Eighth St. are Mike Liffick Jr., left, and Jeff Wommack. Christopher McDaniels and the Wommack family helped build the homemade haunted house at the home across from Shane Park in Port Angeles. Admission is by donation to help defray the cost of constructing the maze through black plastic walls.

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Haunted houses, carnivals and downtown trick-or-treating await little monsters and adults today in the spirit of the Halloween season.

Merchants of the North Olympic Peninsula's business communities will host trick-or-treat for children on downtown streets in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend today.

Here's a rundown of activities:

■ Port Angeles: The Port Angeles Downtown Association will host trick-or-treat for kids accompanied by adults from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Stores bearing an orange sign on the door will offer treats to costumed children.

“Ghosts and goblins gallivant to gather great gobs of glorious goodies!,” the downtown association alliterates on it website, www.portangelesdowntown.com.

■ Sequim: Trick-or-treating for costumed children and children-at-heart — one insurance firm invites “kids” with Medicare cards — will be offered by businesses along Washington Street and side streets in downtown Sequim.

Candy and goodies will be handed out from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. by participating businesses that show special signs in their windows.

The trick-or-treating is sponsored by the merchants of Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.

■ Port Townsend: The Port Townsend Main Street program's annual Downtown Trick or Treat and Costume Parade starts at 3:45 p.m. today.

Costumed participants will gather for the parade at Water and Adams streets — near the Bank of America clock — at that time.

The 4 p.m. parade will march down Water Street toward Polk Street. Then, kids can trick-or-treat merchants on the way back up Water Street, Washington Street and streets in between.

This event is geared for kindergartners through sixth-graders. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More information is available by phoning 360-385-7911.

Haunted houses and festivals are planned today as well.

Here is a list by community:


Haunted lodge

PORT ANGELES — The Fifth Floor Haunted House at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., is open for a kid-friendly afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today simultaneous with downtown trick-or-treating.

A scarier version of the haunted house will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

Haunted house proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation as well as local Elks scholarships.

Phone the lodge at 360-457-3355 for details.

Horror classic set

PORT ANGELES — The classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Halloween during the Red Lion Hotel CrabHouse Lounge's weekly Black and White Movie Night series.

Wait staff will dress up as zombies, and Halloween-themed drink specials and “brains” will be on the menu.

Free popcorn is provided for attendees.

The lounge, 221 N. Lincoln St., is open to ages 21 and older.

Halloween party

PORT ANGELES — The Answer For Youth, 711 E. Second St., will celebrate Halloween from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

All-ages activities include a mummy wrap, bobbing for apples, a blindfolded art contest and more.

Harvestfest slated

PORT ANGELES — Harvestfest, a free family carnival, will be held at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The family event is designed as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating.

It follows right after the Port Angeles downtown businesses' trick-or-treating.

The event will include games, prizes, buckets of candy, hot dogs and refreshments, and an indoor bounce house.

For more information, phone 360-457-3313


Olympic View Church

SEQUIM — Olympic View Church of God, 503 N. Brown Road, is sponsoring the third annual Trunk R Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Trunk R Treat is a fun and safe way to enjoy the Halloween evening.

There will be hay rides, free hot dogs, hot cider and lots of candy for the kids.

Phone the church at 360-683-7897.

Eastern Hills church

SEQUIM — Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane, will hold a Trunk R Treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The event includes free train rides, hot dogs, apple cider, bounce houses and candy.

For more information, phone 360-681-4367.

Pet costume contest

SEQUIM — Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Hospital, 530 Fir St., Suite D, will hold a benefit for the Welfare for Animals Guild from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The benefit will include a Halloween costume contest, a silent auction and refreshments.

The entry fee for the costume contest is $5. All proceeds will be donated to the guild.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Costume, Best Cat Costume, Best Dog/Owner Combo and Best in Show.

To register, visit the clinic or phone 360-681-0117.

'The Bash' slated

SEQUIM — King's Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Lane, will hold its annual harvest party, “The Bash,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Games and activities include bounce houses, a bungee run, a rock-climbing wall, pony rides, a Ferris wheel, a live version of the “Angry Birds” video game, pumpkin bowling, a dance praise, a treasure hunt, glow golf, a cake walk and more.

“The Bash” is free and open to the public.

A paid-admission concert for Christian rock band Remedy Drive will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Advance tickets for the concert are available at The Good Book/Joyful Noise Music Center, 108 W. Washington St., and at the church.


Indoor trick-or-treat set

PORT TOWNSEND — Victoria House Assisted Living, 491 Discovery Road, will host Halloween trick-or-treaters indoors from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

Phone 360-379-8223.

Halloween party

QUILCENE — A Raven's Revenge Halloween Party will be held at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101, at 6 p.m. today

The party is free and includes games, prizes, “spooky” goodies and photos.

Phone 360-765-3643.

Fall Fun Festival

PORT TOWNSEND — A Fall Fun Festival will be held at San Juan Baptist Church, 1704 Discovery Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

Children 12 and younger are invited to enjoy the free festival, which includes a large blowup slide, a bouncy house, games, prizes and treats.


Haunted house set

CLALLAM BAY — A Halloween Haunted House benefit for United Way of Clallam County is planned for the Clallam Bay Visitor Center, 16753 state Highway 112.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

A “Fraidy Cat Hour” for younger children will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $4 at the door.

Last modified: October 30. 2012 7:26PM
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