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Happy Halloween

Haunting events to round out your trick-and-treat filled evening.

Jill Norvell of Reston carved two pumpkins on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in honor of Halloween and the election, one for Romney and one for Obama.

Jill Norvell of Reston carved two pumpkins on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in honor of Halloween and the election, one for Romney and one for Obama. Photo Contributed

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Halloween Pet Parade. 4-4:45 p.m., at the parking lot by Grandmothers Back Room, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls. Come with a costumed, leashed pet in tow and parade. Judging is at 4:30 p.m., with prizes for special categories; pets must be cleared from area by 4:40 p.m. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/Spook.html.

The Annual Spooktacular. 5-7 p.m., at Great Falls Village Centre Green, 776 Walker Road, Great Falls. Trick-or-treat with area businesses in the heart of town. Children ages 12-and-under (6th grade) grab hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn before going in the Great Falls Haunted House. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/Spook.html.

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On Oct. 27 from 3-4 p.m., at Wildfire, 1714 International Drive, McLean. Parents and children carve pumpkins with guidance from Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq and NBC4Weekend Anchor Angie Goff; take home your carved pumpkin and a goody bag and benefit Food for Others. $15 per child. 703-442-9110.

The 25th Annual Fair Oaks Mall-O-Ween. 6-8 p.m., at Fair Oaks Mall, off I-66 at Lee Jackson Memorial Parkway, Fairfax. Sixteen-thousand-plus trick-or-treaters and families haunt the largest premier shopping destinations among Fair Oaks' fountains-gone-bubbling-cauldrons, witches, wizards, pirates and princesses, there to surprise Mall-O-Ween-goers at every turn; for spooked-out parents and guardians, samples and coupons will appear. 703-359-8300 or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Halloween Dance. 7:30 p.m., lesson; 8:30-11 p.m., open dancing. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Vie for the prize with your best costume and dance the night away with swing, waltz, line, two step, cha cha and speciality dances; DJ, snacks and alcohol-free drinks provided. Couples and singles welcome. $10, members; $12, non-members; $5, children 18-and-under with a paying adult. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.