Here is a list of a few Halloween events taking place in kirkland this weekend, starting today.
The Kirkland Boys and Girls Club will have a Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree today from 5-7 p.m. The jamboree is open to families with kids of all ages to come and enjoy games, candy, and a fall celebration. Costumes are encouraged. They will also have a Haunted House party today from 7-10:45 p.m. Admission is $7.
The Haunted House is put on by The Keystone Club (a volunteer group of our teen members) who make sure you’re in for one scary time. Find out more at www.onepositiveplace.org. The club is located at 10805 124th Ave NE.
The North Kirkland Community Center will have a Pee Wee Monster Bash from 10 a.m. to noon today. Activities will be ongoing, carnival-style, and include activities such as swamp fishing, owl craft, cookie walk, a movement maze, story-time, bowling for monsters, and more. Suitable for ages 5 and under, accompanied by parent. Admission is $10 for residents, non-residents $12.00, per child (plus tax). Find out more at www.kirklandparks.net. The center is located at 12421 103rd Avenue NE.
Trick or treating
Trick or treating will take place tomorrow, Halloween from 2-7 p.m. at Parkplace Center and downtown Kirkland.
Merrill Gardens will have a Halloween celebration from 2-4 p.m. on Halloween featuring fun activities, games, a magic show and lots of treats for “trick-or-treaters”. The magic show starts at 3 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call 425-828-2570.
Fall celebrations such as Halloween and Harvest can be a fun time of year for kids. Amidst the costumes and treats, it’s also important to practice personal safety to help keep everyone safe.
The Center for Disease Control has put together some helpful tips for trick-or-treating, below. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/family/halloween.
S – Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
A – Always test make-up in a small area first.
L – Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
L – Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O – Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W – Wear well-fitted masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made my strangers.
E – Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.