Get ready for some spooktacular fun
For The Review, Tidings
Halloween festivities are beginning today, so put together your costume and get ready for some spooky good fun.
Here's a rundown of what is planned in the area. The events are free unless noted otherwise:Oct. 25 (7 p.m.) — It's Teen Scary Movie Night at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). Licensing agreements prohibit library staffersfrom revealing the name of the film, but here's a hint: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's son is actually a life-size doll; after she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. Oct. 26 (1-3 p.m.) — Paint a pumpkin at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.). Maybe you could paint it purple and add some googly eyes! Bring a pumpkin if you can; if not, there will be plenty to choose from. All ages welcome.
Oct. 27 (9:30-11 a.m.) — Attend Wilsonville's Fall Harvest Festival at Stein Boozier Barn at Murase Plaza (8300 S.W. Memorial Drive in Wilsonville). The event includes pumpkin decorating, horse and wagon rides, story time and a kids' costume parade. It's free, although donations will be accepted for Wilsonville Community Share, which connects at-risk Wilsonville residents to food, housing, prescriptions and other services.Oct. 28 (3-5 p.m.) — Attend the Halloween party at Lakeridge High School (1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego). Come in costume for the costume parade and contest. Play carnival games and enjoy pizza by the slice in the lower gym. Admission is $6 per child. Plenty of fun for all ages (recommended for those in fifth grade and under). This annual event is a benefit for the freshman and junior classes.
Oct. 31 (3-6 p.m.) — Attend Lake Oswego Parks & Rec's Monster Mash at Christ Church Episcopal Parish (1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego). Wear your Halloween costume and have fun with indoor trick-or-treating and lots of family-friendly activities. For kids up to age 12, who must be accompanied by their parents or caregivers.Oct. 31 (3:30-5 p.m.) — Trick-or-treating at Lake Oswego Indoor Play Park for children up to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. Come in costume for trick-or-treat fun. Play-park entry and registration fees apply. The play park is located inside Lake Oswego United Methodist Church (1855 South Shore Blvd.). Nov. 2 -4 and 8-10 — Lewis & Clark College music and theater departments present "Sweeney Todd" at Fir Acres Theatre on campus (0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road in Portland). Tickets range in price from $5-$15. Visit go.lclark.edu/events/calendar for tickets and showtimes.