October 2007 

Community Events

Many Events Planned For Halloween And Fall

As the weather begins to cool down, plan on enjoying the many activities and events the department of Leisure Services has planned. From a pumpkin hunt for the little ones to an Autumn Arts Festival, there is something for the entire family.

Below is just a small sample of the upcoming events. For a complete listing of events, please download the Halloween Happenings Brochure.

Before checking out the many planned events, make sure to make it a safe holiday  by following a few simple safety tips.

Costumes
• Use face paint rather than a mask. If you wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough for you to clearly see.
• Wear light-colored or reflective materials.
• If your costume includes a prop such as a sword, make sure it is made of soft material.
• Make sure there is nothing hanging from your costume that could become snagged.
• Ensure that costumes are made from fire proof materials.

Trick or treating
• Walk on sidewalks, not in the street and cross the street only at corners. Look both ways before crossing the street.
• Always use a flashlight to help you spot any obstacles.
• Accept treats at the door only. Do not go into someone’s home to receive a treat.
• Always trick or treat with groups and make sure an adult accompanies the group.
• Visit only those homes that have porch lights on.
• Be cautious of strangers.

Back at Home
• Make sure adults inspect treats before they are eaten.
• Never eat unwrapped candy, open candy or fruit.

Upcoming Fall & Halloween Events

Annual Autumn Arts Festival (all ages)
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission.
Derfelt Senior Citizens Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., (702) 229-6601.
Bring the family to enjoy the festival in Lorenzi Park and find that perfect piece of art or special handmade craft you have been seeking. Lunch available for purchase.
 
Knott’s Scary Farm Trip (ages 12-adults)
Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to midnight
Fee: $80, includes transportation and park admission.
Molasky Community School, 7801 W. Gilmore Ave., (702) 229-5345.
Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed for Halloween into a spooktacular adventure of scary rides, haunted houses, ghosts, goblins and more. Advance registration is required.

Haunted Halloween Craft Workshop (ages 50+)
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.
Fee: Free with $2 annual senior programs membership.
East Las Vegas Community Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.
Create Halloween decorations for your use or to help decorate the center. Supplies included.

Free Harvest Festival/Treatin’ Trunks (all ages)
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Stupak Community Center, 300 W. Boston Ave., (702) 229-2488.
Annual festival includes games, costume contests, prizes and trick or treating.

Monster Mash Halloween Carnival & Creepy Street (all ages)
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $2 for carnival, children 2 and younger enter free; $1 for Creepy Street (ages 6+)
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1100.
Come in costume to enjoy spooky games, contests, candy and prizes for the little ones. Youth ages 6 and older will enjoy the Creepy Street haunted hallway, prepared by the center’s youth council.

Pumpkin Slam Contest (ages 7-14)
Saturday, Oct. 27, noon to 2 p.m.
Fee: $5
Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6309.
Slam dunk a pumpkin through a basketball hoop with a twist while jumping off the diving board. Prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration required.

Howling Halloween Carnival (ages 2-14)
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Fee: $1 for haunted house; all else is free.
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., (702) 229-6374.
Enjoy costume contests, haunted house, carnival games, candy prizes, jump house and much more.


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