Halloween is here and even though it falls on a weeknight this year, there are lots of events planned nearby.
Trick or Treating at Castro Village October 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Castro Village Shopping Center located on Castro Valley Boulevard at Santa Maria Avenue in Castro Valley. Trick or Treat from store to store. Enjoy a special children's concert with Lori and RJ Cotton Candy Express held near the Lime Leaf Thai restaurant in the center.
Moore Pumpkin Patch and Carnival Open on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family-friendly Autumn-theme fun park and pumpkin patch at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park at 9711 Dublin Canyon Road Castro Valley. Call 510-886-6015 to learn more.
Halloween Comedy Performance in Castro Valley October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue. Balloon artistry and Carnival of Chaos comedy show for families. The first 100 children who arrive in costume will receive a treat. For more information, call 510-667-7900.
8th Annual Haunted Garage in Castro Valley October 31 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Come to 20340 Forest Avenue, Castro Valley. It is for all ages, but prepared to be scared. Admission is free. Voluntary donations will be collected for St. Jude's Hospital. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org See article about it here.
Halloween Kids Crafts in San Lorenzo October 31 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Library located at 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo. All materials provided. Free admission. Call 510-670-6283 with questions.
Safe Treats, Safe Streets Trick or Treating San Leandro October 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Nearly 30 business at Bancroft and Dutton Avenues in San Leandro greet children trick or treating. The San Leandro Police Department motorcycle officer will be on hand for photos with youngsters and there will be SLPD Explorers and Volunteer Senior Crossing Guards to help keep kids safe. Firefighters will also be on hand. Start your route at Zocalo Coffee Shop at 3 p.m.
Halloween Trick or Treat Storytime in San Leandro October 31 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library located at 300 Estudillo Avenue. Young children are invited to wear their costumes, hear Halloween stories and trick or treat throughout the library. Call 510-577-3960 for further details.
Trick or Treating at Bayfair Center October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. The shopping center is at 15555 E. 14th St. San Leandro. Meet at the Center Court of the mall and get a free trick or treat bag and list of participating stores.
Fear Overload Haunted House in San Leandro Open through November 1. For a complete listing of hours go here. Located at Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St. San Leandro (upstairs near Macy's on the second floor). Two "bone-chilling" haunted houses. Ticket information can be found here. An infomation line can be reached at 510-730-2221.
Trick or Treating at Southland Mall October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southland Mall (1 Southland Mall, Hayward). Children are invited to come in costume and trick or treat store to store, mall wide.
Piedmont Avenue Pumpkin Patch and Haunted House The Pumpkin Patch and store are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Haunted House attraction is open after school until 8 p.m. It is located at 4414 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. This is its 10th year. Reach it at 510-967-9363.