Halloween events

Halloween events

Friday, October 12

Carnival

The Meadows Elementary School PTA is holding its annual Halloween carnival at 1200 Meadows Ave., MB from 4-9 p.m. The carnival features a petting zoo, haunted house, silent auction and game booths and more. 546-8033.

Friday, October 19

The Hermosa Valley/View schools PTO Halloween carnival takes place at Valley School, 1645 Valley Dr. from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Come for the great food, fun games, haunted house and costume parade beginning at 7 p.m. 937-5888.

Sunday, October 21

Halloween ball

Chef Shafer’s Depot presents the 6th annual Halloween Ball with proceeds benefiting the Pediatric Therapy Network. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a silent auction, a dinner buffet at 5 p.m., and a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each. For more information call 328-0276.

Saturday, October 27

Water harvest

The Water Harvest 2001 is hosted by the West Basin Municipal Water District with activities that include pumpkin pie eating contest, costume contest, petting zoo, free food, games and candy, and music. West Basin Water Recycling Facility, 1935 Hughes Way, El Segundo. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 660-6211.

Family carnival

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Family Halloween Carnival and Haunted House takes place at the Manhattan Heights Community Center, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd from 1-5 p.m. The carnival is designed for ages 2-12. A costume contest and parade begins at 1:20 p.m., and the "G-Rated" haunted house opens at 2 p.m. Some activity fees are $.25-$1.50 and others are free. 802-5419.

Sunday, October 28

MB safe trick or treating

Manhattan Beach downtown businesses are distributing candy from 4-6 p.m. Merchants will have a pumpkin poster in their windows inviting young trick or treaters inside for candy. 802-5408.

Wednesday, October 31

Halloween on the hill

The Peninsula Shopping Center (Hawthorne at Silver Spur) is presenting store-to-store "trick or treat" and the Avenue (Silver Spur between Hawthorne and Crenshaw) is having candy stations at each level from 4:30-6 p.m. Peninsula Shopping Center is also having a haunted house at the atrium from 3-6 p.m. and a monster mash with puppeteer, Jim Gamble at 4 p.m. Crafts for the kids with monster mask-making is at The Avenue’s Small Wonders store, 3rd level from 3-4 p.m. For more information call 541-2242 or 541-0688.

Pumpkin patch

Resurrection Lutheran Church is presenting "Pumpkin Patch," a family event featuring food, games, prizes, and lots of fun. Food and game tickets will be sold at a nominal fee. 6-7:30 p.m. 330 Palos Verdes Blvd., RB. 375-5382.

Howl

The 13th annual Halloween Howl in Hermosa Beach takes place at the Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr. from 6-8:30 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to participate in a ghoulish good time. Food, games, costume contest, entertainment, and prizes. Bring a goody bag for treats. Free admission. 318-0280.

Great pumpkin party

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is sponsoring "The Great Pumpkin Party" for a fun, safe, wholesome alternative to Halloween for young children in the South Bay. Wear your costumes and enjoy the games, candy, food, giant jumper, prizes and more. Corner of PCH and Ave. D, RB. 6-8 p.m. 540-5252.