Friday, October 30, 2015

All the kid-friendly Halloween events we know of so far

Posted By on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:36 PM

We hope no one's passing out broccoli in place of chocolate... - INLANDER
We hope no one's passing out broccoli in place of chocolate...

Despite the weekend weather forecast for a less-than-dry Halloween (couldn't it have rained last week instead?) kids are still going to don their favorite character getups and hit the streets for buckets of free candy. That's what umbrellas and rain boots are for, right?

But if getting so soaked that face paint runs down your cheeks isn't your idea of a good time, here's an overview of the kid-friendly Halloween night happenings (not all are indoors, but many are) we're aware of, from our online calendar of events:

Ghoul Ol' Fashioned Fun
Camp Dart-Lo's 12th annual Halloween celebration for families. Visit the Not-So-Haunted Hospital, Treat Hunt, Roast-a-Ghost and hike Pluto's UN-Nature trail. Also includes a costume parade, crafts, treats and bingo, too. Proceeds benefit the camp. Fri, Oct. 30, from 4:30-7 pm, and Sat, Oct. 31, from noon-4 pm. $5/youth; parents/free (747-6191)

Halloween at the Campbell House
The historic Campbell House at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is open to trick-or-treaters in costume, with staff and volunteers also in costume. Events include a scavenger hunt, crafts, games and more, in the spooky setting of the house's dim lighting. Oct. 31, from 5-7 pm. $5/person; pre-purchase tickets online. (456-3931)

Trip or Treat
Families are invited to travel around the world this Halloween during an event hosted by AAA Washington. Kids get a map, a passport, coloring pages and a chance to receive treats from six different destinations as they learn about other parts of the world. Oct. 31, from 11 am-4 pm. Free. (358-7039)

Spooktacular Storytime
Celebrate Halloween by painting a mini pumpkin, listening to slightly spooky stories, and decorating a cupcake to take home. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Oct. 31, from 1-4 pm. Free. At the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom. (893-8250)

Spokane Humane Society Trunk-or-Treat
Bring your family and load your trunk full of goodies for both people and pups, then trunk-or-treat from car to car. Also includes costume contests, bobbing for tennis balls, music and fun. Oct. 31, from 3-5 pm. Free. SHS is at 6607 N. Havana. (467-5253)

Mobius Broomstick Bash
Mobius hosts spooky games, not-so-scary crafts, a costume contest and more at the children’s museum and on the first level of River Park Square. The mall also hosts indoor trick-or-treating from 6-8 pm. For ages 10 and under. Oct. 31, from 5:30-7 pm. $1/person. (624-3945)

Post Falls Community Trunk-or-Treat
Includes trunks of candy and games, prizes, pumpkin carving, costume contests, free hot cocoa, hay rides, and more. Oct. 31, from 4-8 pm. Admission is one can of food per person, to benefit the Post Falls Food Bank. At Findlay Post Falls, 1800 E. Polston Ave. (208-262-7430)

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...