Halloween is here, and I trust you are busy getting your costume together, carving pumpkins, and decorating your home or apartment. Unless you plan on spending the night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive, Halloween is the one night of the year you will see or accompany cute (and scary) little ghouls, goblins and superheros as they roam freely in your neighborhood.
To keep all trick-or-treaters safe, please read and take heed of these important safety tips:
- Drivers should look for children walking on the street, running and darting in between parked vehicles;
- Especially when in or near neighborhoods, avoid using cell phones and texting while driving;
- Keep houses and driveways well lighted so children know they can approach your homes;
- When inspecting candy, if in doubt, just throw it out;
- Be sure to follow all traffic signals and laws and walk only on sidewalks, not the street; and
- Adults should always accompany children, trick-or-treat in groups or have children be accompanied by a trusted adult.
And don't forget about the four-legged members of the family. Pets can be confused and spooked by strange sounds and sights, and unfamiliar people in costumes, so keep pets indoors and away from the front door. As always, make sure your pets also have up-to-date identification.
Here are a few of the fun Halloween events happening in the East Valley:
Halloween at Studio City
Saturday, Oct. 28, 4 pm to 8 pm
Face painting, carnival games, moon bounce, food shack, costume parade and more. Free admission and kids receive a free candy bag.
All activities range from $1 to $5.
Halloween at North Hollywood
Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 pm to 7pm
Free carnival games, costume contest, face
painting, arts and crafts, and lots of fun!
Haunted Clown Maze $2/ Moon Bounce $3.
Halloween at Valley Plaza
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 pm to 5 pm
Food, games, contests, arts and crafts, and free giveaways for all ages!
Halloween at Victory Vineland
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3 pm to 7 pm
Free carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, costume contest, moon bounce, candy giveaway and more.
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