The Town of Yucca Valley is planning several activities for Halloween. Today is the free Halloween Flashlight Candy Scramble on the community center’s soccer field. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to bring a flashlight and a container for goodies, and hunt for candy in the dark. Costumes are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The candy scramble begins at 7 p.m. sharp.
The Town has three events scheduled for tomorrow. The day begins with the Halloween Spooktacular at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at 10 a.m. The free event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting and crafts, and trick-or-treat candy. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. At 11 a.m. tomorrow is the Howl-oween costume pet parade in the community center court yard. Costumed pets and their owners will parade across the stage and compete for awards such as Funniest Costume, Most Original, Scariest, Best Last-Minute Costume, Best Animal/Owner Look-Alike and Best Do-it-Yourself Costume. Each pet participant will receive a Howl-oween goodie bag.
And finally, from 3 to 5 p.m. is the Kids’ Halloween dance party at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. The Z107.7 Mobile DJ will provide the music. Children in grades K through six are encouraged to attend in costume and dance to Halloween favorites like the Monster Mash and Thriller. The admission charge of $3 per person includes refreshments. The dance is supervised by Recreation Department staff.
This Saturday October 26, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Halloween Haunt Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening filled with frightful fun. There will be activity booths such as bean bag toss, win a fish, face painting, cake walk, and more. Travel through the darkness that is lurking in the haunted house maze. Dress in costume and you might get an award from the sneaky costume critic. Tickets are available online at JoshuaTreeRecAndPark.org. Buy early and save. If you would like more information please contact the Joshua Tree Community Center at 760-366-8415.