Sequim Gazette staff
The best time to indulge your sweet tooth is coming up.
As Sequim’s superheroes and pirates and princesses go door-to-door for candy, several churches and organizations are opening their doors before or on Halloween for family friendly events and/or more adult fare to celebrate the season. So suit up in your finest gorilla costume or tiara and enjoy one of the many upcoming harvest or Halloween festivities.
Friday, Oct. 25
The 122nd Harvest Dinner continues its tradition as Sequim’s oldest event at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for youths 10 and younger. The event is open to the public. Dinners are available for delivery or take-out. The menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, coleslaw and more. Tickets available at the office. Call 683-5367.
Saturday, Oct. 26
New Life Open Bible Church, at the corner of Sixth and Peabody streets in Port Angeles, hosts its free sixth annual Apple Press and Fun Fest from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors can press apples, play games and go in a bounce house, have their faces painted and more. People are encouraged to bring their own apples and containers for apple cider. For more information, call Bill Asselin at 775-5889.
• Frighten up fun times at SHS
The ninth annual Haunted Hallways always brings plenty of free fun for children of all ages from 1-4 p.m. in Sequim High School’s H-building, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Activities include cookie decorating, trick or treating, musical chairs, a festive choir presentation, mural decoration, coloring and more. Costumes encouraged. A “BOO Hunger” food drive requests donations for food at Sequim Bank. Call the school at 582-3600 for more information.
• Carve a pumpkin at the grangeThe Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts free children’s pumpkin carving and sugar cookie decorating at 4 p.m. with the grange ladies serving food at 4:30 p.m. A Country Fair starts at 5 p.m. with games, face painting, a cake walk and a white
• Casino continues costume party
Club Seven inside Seven Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Blyn, hosts a free costume party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. all in 1980s style for those 21 and over. Band The Nasty Habits plays with prizes for best 1980s, overall and couple/group costumes.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, hosts its free Fall Festival from noon-2 p.m. for all ages. Participants can play games and win candy. Costumes are encouraged. A chili cook-off and pie baking contest are open to the public. Call the church office at 683-7333 to sign up.
Through Halloween, Oct. 31
• Pick a pumpkinThe Pumpkin Patch, at the corner of Kitchen-Dick and U.S. Highway 101, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; U-pick pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin shoot, haunted house (Friday-Saturday). For more information, call 461-0940. Fees apply.
• Merchants unite for candyFrom 3-5 p.m. trick-or-treaters can look for a pumpkin in the window of participating businesses. Those include: A Dropped Stitch, Blue Whole Gallery, Castell Insurance, Clallam Title, Cobalt Mortgage, Colors of Sequim, Co-op Farm & Garden, Crumb Grabbers Bakery, Doodlebugs, Dungeness Kids, Field Notes, both branches of First Federal, Heather Creek, Hurricane Coffee and Joyful Noise.
• Take a cake walk at Hallow’d Eve FestFaith Lutheran Church, 382 W. Cedar St., brings back its Hallow’d Eve Harvest Festival from 5-6:30 p.m. The free event features games, prizes, candy, a cake walk and a cooking contest featuring pasta. The Olympic Mountain Cloggers perform 5:30-6:30 p.m. Church appropriate costumes welcome. Call 683-4803 for more information.
• Trunk-or-treat at churchThe Olympic View Church of God, at the intersection of Brown Road and Fir Street, hosts its fourth Trunk–or-Treat from 5-7 p.m. This free event is open to the whole community to enjoy a safe, family friendly event that includes hayrides, food/drinks and treats for children. For more information, call the church at 683-7897 or Christine Paulsen at 461-1866.
• Bash continues at King’s Way
King’s Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, continues its free “Bash” from 5-8 p.m. with pony rides, plenty of games like glow-in-the-dark bowling and more. Candy and prizes awarded for participation. Friendly costumes are welcome. For more information, call 683-8020.
• Church hosts Wild West Harvest Party
Sequim Valley Church of the Nazarene, 481 Carlsborg Road, Sequim, hosts a free Wild West Harvest Party with games and candy for children through sixth grade, from 6-8 p.m. Organizers ask no scary costumes be worn. For more information, call 683-8642.
• Harvest Party hosts children’s games
First Baptist Church of Sequim, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way, brings back its Children’s Harvest Party from 6-9 p.m. for preschoolers through elementary school with multiple free activities like a space walk, crazy ducks and more with prizes awarded for games and for wearing costumes. A “Spiders and Bats Café” offers free refreshments along with a Trunk-a-Treat candy. For information, call the church at 683-2114.
• Boys & Girls Club go ‘Boo’
• Jam with Joy in MudvilleBlondie’s Plate, 134 S. Second Ave., Sequim, hosts Joy in Mudville, an eclectic rock/funk band, from 8-11 p.m. No cover. Prizes for costumes. Reservations recommended.
• Oasis’ music and costume contestThe Oasis Bar & Grill , 301 E. Washington St., hosts DJ O.B.1. at 9 p.m. with a costume contest for prizes.
Friday, Nov. 8• Find fun at Family Festival