Happy almost Halloween! Halloween has a magical way of bringing neighbors together, even in the drizzliest of Seattle weather. Here are a few of the Halloween events that are coming up in the neighborhoods around the University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool. We encourage you to meet up with your fellow classmates at one or more of these events:
On Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, the Woodland Park Zoo is hosting its Pumpkin Bash. This event is free with zoo admission or membership, and one kid (12 years and under) in costume will be admitted free with a paid adult (learn more here).
On Sunday, October 27th from 3 pm to 5 pm, join your neighbors for the 11th Annual Maple Leaf Trick or Treat Parade of Costumes. It starts at Rick’s Chevron on 5th and 85th and finishes at Maple Leaf Park (learn more here).
On Thursday, October 31st from 4 pm to 6 pm, join your neighbors for the Trick or Treat at Wedgwood Businesses. Look for a flyer advertising the event in the front windows of participating businesses along 35th Ave NE (learn more here).
On Thursday, October 31st from 4 pm to 6 pm, join your neighbors for the Halloween Trick or Treat at U Village.
On Thursday, October 31st from 5:45 pm to 6 pm-ish, join your neighbors for the Halloween Parade led by the Roosevelt High School Drum Line. Start at 17th and 68th and then follow the drums.
And, Northeast Seattle is supposed to have some of the best neighborhoods for trick or treating in the city! Keep your eye out for whole streets that go all in for this fun holiday.
We’ve also heard of an interesting non-Halloween event next week. On Tuesday, October 29th from 7 pm to 8 pm, there is a free lecture at the Center for Urban Horticulture (NHS Hall, 3501 NE 41st St). Dr. Don Rakow of Cornell University will give a talk entitled “How Does Nature Benefit Us from Childhood to Adulthood?” (learn more here).
Have fun, and we hope to see you out there!