A scary chill is in the air across the North Olympic Peninsula because fewer than 24 hours remain until Halloween.
Chief among the events Wednesday are trick-or-treat activities for children in the downtown areas of Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim.
Here’s the rundown of those activities as well as other events themed for Halloween:
Children are welcome to trick-or-treat at Port Angeles downtown shops from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Both children and adults get into costume for this annual party.
The parade will assemble under the Bank of America clock at Water and Adams streets at 3:45 p.m.
The parade will move down Water Street, toward the ferry landing to the Swain’s Outdoor/Don’s Pharmacy shopping center.
After the parade, a haunted jail will be open at the Jefferson County Historical Museum at City Hall, 540 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is $1 per person.
Participants will receive a free museum pass that is good through Nov. 30.
Trick-or-treating among downtown shops will begin at 4:30 p.m. The youthful participants must be accompanied by an adult.
The parade and trick-or-treating is sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program and participating merchants.
For more information, click on www.ptguide.com/mainstreet.
Participating merchants will have a pumpkin in a store window.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The haunted house is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Wednesday. Admission is $3 per person.
Donations of canned food for the Port Angeles Food Bank are being accepted each day.
The patch will close following Halloween’s sundown.
Activities through an admission charge include a corn maze, a straw maze, horse and pony rides and a petting zoo. Food and drinks are available.
For more information, phone Theresa Lassila at 360-683-5188.
The ponies, dressed in Halloween costumes, will be at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W, Fir St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Children will receive stickers, toys and candy.
Handouts with information about the riding center will be provided to parents.
The riding center is dedicated to at-risk and special needs children.
Activities will include game booths, prizes, pony rides, a maze and candy. Refreshments will be for sale.
For more information, phone the church at 360-683-8020.
Participants also will have the opportunity to bob for apples and walk through a haunted house.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Forks Fall Festival will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane.
There will be live music, hay rides, free hot dogs, a bounce house and candy.
For more information, phone the church at 360-681-4367, or click on www.ehcchurch.org.
The effort, sponsored by Olympic Junior Babe Ruth Baseball with the help of the Peninsula College basketball team, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Separate walks will be conducted on Port Angeles’ east side from Golf Course Road to Cherry Street, in the central area between Valley and Tumwater creeks, and the west side to N Street.For further information or to help participate, phone Jay Morgan at 360-477-7846.