Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson, left, looks on during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization’s Sequim facility last year. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson, left, looks on during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization’s Sequim facility last year. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Halloween to be celebrated on Peninsula

Events planned in Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Joyce and Forks

A variety of opportunities for marking Halloween are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this coming weekend.

Downtown trick-or-treating, once an organized annual event in North Olympic Peninsula towns, has been canceled this year in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend. In Port Angeles, there may be individual businesses that hold their own private events.

Only Forks among the incorporated cities on the Peninsula will have organized downtown trick-or-treating. It will be overseen by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and the West End Business & Professional Association.

Most Forks businesses will offer treats to children in costume all day during business hours Sunday, Oct. 31. Some will offer trick-or-treating only from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that day. They are South North, Circle K, Forks Avenue Real Estate, Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, Unleashed Graphic/UGI, Olympic Artforge and Laundry 101.

Chinook Pharmacy plans to offer trick-or-treating Saturday because it is generally closed Sunday, according to Christi Baron, chamber board president and Forks Forum editor.

“Being that most kids will be in the businesses only momentarily and with Covid safety protocols being followed, we feel like it will be a very low-risk event,” said Lissy Andros, Forks Chamber of Commerce executive director, in an email.

Chamber personnel will hand out candy at both the Visitor Information Center at 1411 S. Forks Ave., and downtown at the Forever Twilight in Forks Collection in the Rainforest Arts Center alcove at 11 N. Forks Ave., she said.

“Last year, we used tongs so we could do a ‘touchless’ distribution, and it worked out well, so we plan on repeating that this year,” Andros said.

Other activities planned include:

Port Townsend

• Trick or Treat

The Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St., will host Trick or Treat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Costumes are highly encouraged.

• Sketching in cemetery

The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday to sketch at Laurel Grove Cemetery, just inside the Discovery Road entrance.

The historic cemetery has monuments, trees, shrubs, wildlife and interesting views, organizers said. The group will reconvene at noon to compare sketches and take a group photo.

• Haunted Hallows

The Haunted Hallows will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The haunted garden walk is at the Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker St. The free outdoor Halloween attraction is oriented to visitors 12-years and older. Visitors must present proof of vaccination or remain masked while on the grounds. Participants should expect scares and portrayals that might not be appropriate for young children. For more information, including inclement weather cancellations, visit www.hauntedbordello.com.

Sequim

• Boo Hunger campaign

The Sequim Food Bank has partnered with Sequim High School for the Boo Hunger campaign. Students placed about 700 donation bags at Sequim homes Friday and will pick them up between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. this coming Friday, Oct. 29.

• YMCA offers treats

The YMCA of Sequim, 610 N. Fifth Ave., will host a drive-through Halloween event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children are invited to wear costumes. Parents can drive through the parking lot or walk with children on the sidewalk. Social distancing will be encouraged. Donations of unopened candy bags are welcome by Thursday.

• Scary tales

Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., invites adults to share and hear “Scary Stories” for the first “Tale Spinners” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Costumes are encouraged. Star Pittman will host seasoned local storytellers as well as walk-in storytellers from the public. Tickets are $10 online at olympictheatrearts.org or at the door. Refreshments will be available. Proof of vaccine or negative PRC lab test less than 72 hours old is required for admittance to the theatre; face masks are mandatory. For more information, visit olympic theatrearts.org or call the box office at 360-683-7326 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

• Grange plans

Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Road, will offer a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. Families can stay in their vehicles and drive through as “ghosts” and “goblins” hand out candy. Costumes are encouraged. Each family has a chance to vote for their favorite trunk. Organizers say donations will be appreciated and will help the “Grange continue to be a valuable asset to our community and help pay the bills.”

• Costume contest

7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, will host numerous activities for Halloween weekend. A virtual costume contest will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, with participants photographed in the casino lobby. Judges will post the top 10 on the casino’s Facebook page on Halloween for a public vote. Participants must be 21 or older to participate. First place is $500.

BinGLO Session will begin at 8 p.m. Friday with a $250 costume contest. Halloween Bingo runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 with various specials. For more information, visit 7cedars.com.

• Boys & Girls Club

The Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula at 400 W. Fir St., will host drive-through trick-or-treating from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Staff will be dressed up handing out treats, goodies and lunches for children.

• Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church, 354 W. Cedar St., will offer a walk-through event with free treats for children from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, between the preschool and church.

• Elks candy

Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, plans a drive-through trick or treat from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, with free candy along with drug awareness pamphlets. For more information, call Karen at 360-460-0380.

• First Baptist

First Baptist Church, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way, will host an outdoor harvest festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in its parking lot with candy and games. For more information, call 360-683-2114.

• The Bash

King’s Way, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, will bring back The Bash for a 24th year from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The event will be outdoors with games, rides, snacks and candy. Family-friendly costumes only, organizers say.

• Eastern Hills

Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane, will offer its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, outside the church with games, music and free candy, hot dogs, chips and drinks. For more information, call 360-681-4367.

• Little League

Sequim Little League will host Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the little league field, 124 W. Silberhorn Road. Attendees can wander through the spooky haunted house. Organizers will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Sequim Food Bank.

• Thrive Church

Thrive Church, 640 N. Sequim Ave., will host Trunk or Treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The free community event features free candy, hot dogs, cider and hot cocoa.

Port Angeles

• Community Ofrenda

Day of the Dead ofrenda, created by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and community input, will be on display at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from Monday through Nov. 8.

• Trick or Treat Trail

Fall Fest at the Extreme Sports Park, 2917 W. Edgewood Drive, will host a walk-through Trick-or-Treat Trail from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Co-sponsored by local businesses and the Port Angeles Swim Club.

• Trunk or Treat

The Port Angeles Church of Christ, 1233 E. Front St., will host Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

• Pipe Screams

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will broadcast Pipe Screams! at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, on KONP 1450 AM, 101.3 FM and 101.7 FM. The family program will feature spooky organ music performed by Noah Smith, the church’s music director, and scary stories told by Erran Sharpe from the Story People of Clallam County.

Joyce

• Trunk or Treat

Crescent School, 50350 state Highway 112, will host a drive-through Trunk or Treat from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The socially distanced event will have trick-or-treating from trunk to trunk in a family-festive atmosphere, organizers said. For more information, visit boostcrescent.org.

Forks

• Rain of Terror

The Rain of Terror Haunted Hangar, 5144 Quillayute Road, is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday with a special event planned from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31. Admission is $10 per person. Masks are required. The haunted house is not recommended for children younger than 12, and anyone younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver.

• Community Ofrenda

Day of the Dead ofrenda, created by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and community input, will be on display at the Forks Public Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., from Monday through Nov. 8.

• Truck or Treat

The Forks Assembly of God, 81 Huckleberry Lane, will host Truck or Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

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