FRIDAY/ OCT. 25
Trick or Treat Critters and Craft a program for children grades 1-2. Find out more about the mysterious creatures associated with Halloween: bats, owls and spiders. Then decorate a trick or treat bag to take home. Held at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. $5 fee. Reservations required. Call 703-228-3403.
“Nightmare on Washington St.,” a haunted house experience presented by by Tapestry Theatre Company, will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to midnight. $10. notsuitable for children under 10. Games provided for younger children. Call 703-960-3398 or visit www.tapestrytheatre.com.
SATURDAY/ OCT. 26
Nightmare on Washington St., presented by by Tapestry Theatre Company, will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to midnight. $10. notsuitable for children under 10. Games provided for younger children. Call 703-960-3398 or visit www.tapestrytheatre.com.
Historic Alexandria Hauntings: A Family-Friendly Trick Or Treat. Ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night take over Old Town’s Market Square for a family-oriented event with unexplained occurrences and strange tales. Old Town Alexandria. 6:30-10 p.m. 703-838-4242
SUNDAY/ OCT. 27
The Sorcerer’s Halloween Tea will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12-1:30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. $38. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the Harry Potter novels. Food, storyteller and magician. For reservations call 703-412-2760.
YMCA Arlington Halloween Trick or Trot 5k, a 5 kilometer race hosted by the YMCA Arlington, is open to all runners. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. Start at YMCA Arlington, down 13th St N to Quincy and onto the Custis bike trail. Oct. 27th at 8:30 a.m. $12 YMCA Member (before 10/18). $15 YMCA Member (after 10/18). $15 YMCA Non-member (before 10/18). $18 YMCA Non-member (after 10/18). $25 Race Day. To have a registration form mailed or faxed to you, call 703-525-5420 or visit www.racepacket.com Call Chris Godesky at 703-525-5420 x21 or email at cgodesky@ym cadc.org
WEDNESDAY/ OCT. 30
Halloween Eve Bat Celebration for children grades 2-4. Come for and afternoon dedicated to celebrating the wonderful world of bats. Learn amazing bat facts and make a bat to bring home just in time for Halloween. Held at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 3-4:15 p.m. $1 fee. Reservations required. Call 703-228-3403.