It’s the big night for the zombies, witches and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as Halloween is finally here, with no shortage of haunts, spooks and other fun to be had all around the area.
The 13th annual Longview Pioneer Lions Street of Screams runs from 3:30 to 7:30 pm today at the Cowlitz County Expo Center, for kids age 3 to 13. This is an indoor trick-or-treat session, with local businesses setting up storefronts for the kids to visit. Admission is a dollar per person or a can of food, with those donations going to the Help Food Warehouse.
There’s a Costumed Crooners “Scaryoke” Halloween Night party going on this evening at the Kelso Eagles, located on South Pacific Avenue. This runs from 6 pm until closing, with karaoke, games, raffles and a costume contest. This is open to the public and admission is free.
From 6 to 10 pm tonight, there’s a Haunted House at the Rose Valley Grange. All proceeds from that event will be going to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
The Beaver Homes Grange Haunted House is open from 6:30 to 9:30 pm tonight, located near Goble off of Highway 30 and Nicolai Road. Get a dollar off admission by bringing a donation of non-perishable food, or a can of pet food.
The Nyghtmare Manor Haunted House on Wilford Road near Silver Lake opens at dark tonight, and will be open until 10 pm or so. Admission is free, but they are collecting donations of cash and food for the Help Food Warehouse.
The Quincy Grange Halloween Carnival runs from 5 to 8 pm today, open to all ages. They’ll have bingo, a cake walk, games, food and other fun. The Quincy Grange is located outside of Clatskanie on Rutter Road.
Several local churches are hosting “Trunk or Treat” events, also intended as safe, one-stop events for kids. The Longview Church of Christ on 50th Avenue will be open from 5 to 7 for kids age 12 and under, with treats and surprises for the kids, along with goodies for the parents as well.
From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the kids can also visit the Robert Gray Baptist Church “Trunk or Treat,” with treats and surprises for the kids; this event will be moved indoors if it rains.
The Kelso First United Methodist Church will have their “Trunk or Treat” event from 5 to 8 pm; kids can visit decorated cars to collect treats, and they’ll also have a 600-pound pumpkin on display.
At the Kelso First Baptist Church, the “Trunk or Treat” runs form 6 to 9 pm; along with the treats for the kids, they’ll be serving chili, coffee and cocoa in the Fellowship Hall, and they’ll also have a “cardboard maze” set up.
At the North Gate City Church in Kelso, “Hallelujah Night” runs from 6 to 8 pm, open to kids up through sixth grade. They’ll have games and candy, and costumes are welcome.
At the First Baptist Church in Longview, a Harvest Carnival will by open to local kids from 5 to 8 pm. They’re planning a carnival, games, candy and snacks for all who attend. They’re located on Wheeler Avenue, next to the 7th Avenue Walmart.