Got little kids ready to burn off some nervous energy waiting for Halloween to arrive? Lake Oswego has you covered. Here are some activities to channel all that adrenaline.
VISIT THE SCARECROWS. Checking out the Luscher Farm scarecrows is worth making an annual tradition. From frumpy to spooky to friendly, they come in all shapes and sizes thanks to the inspiration of volunteers who deck them out each year. See if you can find Sneaky Peet hiding out! Scarecrows are up through Halloween. 125 Rosemont Road, 503.534.5284.
GET CRAFTY: NEEDLE FELTED MONSTERS. Felt crafting is a user-friendly way of getting creative and needle felted monsters seem to be all the rage. Just google them and you’ll find more Pinterest boards devoted to the subject than you have time to look at. The library is hosting an hour craft session for tweens and teens on Thursday, October 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 706 Fourth Street, 503.679.2579.
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. It’s the battle of the jack-o-lanterns. See if you teen can win! Friday, October 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Teen Lounge, 1500 Greentree Road, Open to ages 11-17. 503. 675.2549.
SCULLY THE SCARECROW WELCOMES THE FALL. Penny’s Puppet Productions invites little ones to get to know Scully and some of his newfound farm friends including Punky the Pumpkin and Creeks the black cat. Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street. 503.697.6580.
ZOMBIE GARDEN DAY. Give the kids a howling good time on their school days off by signing them up for a day of all things zombie from making a Zombie garden to spooky face paint, ghoulish dress-up and a Zombie stomp. Thursday and Friday, October 26-27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road. $60/Resident;$90/Non-resident. Register online for Class 16458 (Thursday) or 16549 (Friday). 503.675.2549. https://apm.activecommunities.com/lakeoswegoparks
PAINT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN. Who says a pumpkin can’t be pink? Let them get creative without making a mess at your place! Bring your own pumpkin or choose from ones provided. Friday, October 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street. 503.697.6580.
HAUNTED AND ENCHANTED TRAILS. Take a short trek to Mary S. Young Park where the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department is offering age-appropriate trails to entertain or spook you and your kids. The Enchanted Trail is geared for families with younger kids and features a walk through the woods at night with storybook themed scenes and characters to greet you along the way. The Haunted Trail is aimed at children 8 and older with scenes and characters designed to spook you. Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. Enchanted hours: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $4/pre-registration; $5/event. Haunted Trail: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $12.95/pre-registration; $15/event. Register online. 19900 Willamette Drive, West Linn. 503-557-4700
SCARY MOVIE NIGHT. If shrieking out with friends sounds like your teen’s MO, steer him or her in the direction of the LO Teen Lounge for Scary Movie Night. Open to ages 11-17. Friday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1500 Greentree Road, 503.675.2549.
LAKEWOOD’S ANNUAL COSTUME SHOP SALE. Lakewood Theatre Company needs to make room for costumes for upcoming shows so pick up some unique getups that will make you a hit at any party. Clothing is mostly adult sizes. October 27-29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, 368 S. State Street. 503.635.6338
PAL-O-WEEN. Enjoy safe, family-friendly activities while kids go trick-or-treating in costume. Tuesday, October 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 0-12. Free. Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation at Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, 503.675.2549.
Looking for other ideas? Check out some of my earlier posts on Halloween activities in Lake Oswego.
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