SPOOKY EVENTS

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EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Halloween may seem scary, but these days, it offers something fun for everyone. Consider these Not-Too-Spooky Halloween events happening in Marin and beyond.

Saturday, October 1

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

North Bay Drive-In, Addams Family, Rated PG-13, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

Sunday, October 2

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Tuesday, October 4

Respook! Rescare! Rewear! Halloween Costume Swap, 5-8pm, Donate a bag for free admission; No donation-$5/person or $15/familyLocation: Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Wednesday, October 5

Respook! Rescare! Rewear! Halloween Costume Swap, 5-8pm, Donate a bag for free admission; No donation-$5/person or $15/familyLocation: Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Friday, October 7

Creatures of the Night, 5pm, $60 per/adult and $40 per/child, includes catered dinner, We will be focusing on the animals that set the stage at night: the raccoons, owls, foxes, bobcats, and coyotes. Upon arrival, help feed our goats and sheep, put the chickens to bed, make a mask to wear of your favorite nocturnal creature, and embrace your inner animal in fun nature awareness games. Enjoy a catered dinner overlooking the ocean and finish the  evening off with a guided night hike or howl at the moon with us at the Campfire Circle, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

Saturday, October 8

Costume Sale, 9am-12pm, kids costumes, free activities, crafts, pumpkin soup, goodies and more! The Children's Cottage Co-Op, Larkspur.

Junior Chef Classes, 10am, ages 8-13, Haunted House Decorating, Williams-Sonoma, Corte Madera.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, October 9

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, take a look at Creatures of the Deep, classroom presentations, docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

 

Saturday, October 15

Floating Pumpkin Patch, 1:30-6pm, Dive for your pumpkin at Ridgeway Swim Center. $10 per person (includes a pumpkin).  Enjoy a day filled with games, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin splashing fun for participants of all ages, Santa Rosa.

Muir Woods After Dark, 5:30-7:30pm, ages 8+, Reservations required; call (415) 388-2596.

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike & Campfire, 5:30-8pm, Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you’re going to bed! NatureBridge, Sausalito.

North Bay Drive-In, The Birds, Rated PG-13, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, October 16

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Saturday, October 22

Halloween Carnival, 10am-2pm, preschool-elementary, Calling all Ghosts, Goblins, Pikachu and Princesses! Join us for our non-scary Halloween fun with games, prizes, food, a photo booth and arts and crafts, Twin Cities Community Preschool, Corte Madera.

Halloween Storytime! 11am, come in costume for this Halloween Storytime with fun-filled giveaways and activities, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Presidio Pumpkin Carving Workshop, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Spooky Sleepover Family Overnight, 5:30pm, ages 6+, family-friendly activities, pizza dinner, meeting with a zookeeper, scrumptious snacks, and a guided nighttime Zoo. In the morning you’ll wake to a slew of Zoo sounds before enjoying continental breakfast, San Francisco Zoo.

North Bay Drive-In, Puttin on the Ritz! Young Frankenstein, Rated PG, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, October 23

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, take a look at Creatures of the Deep, classroom presentations, docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Presidio Pumpkin Carving Workshop, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Spooky Oreo Pops, 1-3pm, $55, Cake Art Supplies, San Rafael.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Wednesday, October 26

Spooky Sound Stories with Andy and Aaron, 3pm, Best for elementary age kids in grades 1-5 but everyone is welcome. Get in the Halloween spirit with scary stories presented by two talented musicians. Andy Strain is a professional trombonist and Aaron is a master percussionist, San Anselmo Library.

Friday, October 28

Trunk or Treat, Mill Valley Community Center.

My Gym Halloween Party, 3:15-4:15pm OR 4:30-5:30pm, Featuring Halloween themed games, songs, dances, puppets, and a costume parade! San Francisco.

Halloween Magic Show at the Center, 4-5pm, ages 3+, Thrills and chills await us as Timothy James amazes with his special Halloween magic show of comedy, audience participation and amazing magic to create a spooktacular sho, Mill Valley Community Center.

Halloween Haunted House, 6:30-8pm, $55, Cake Art Supplies, San Rafael.

Saturday, October 29

Halloween Toddler Day, 10am-4pm, making costumes with recycled materials, face painting, taking a spooky tour of the Slide Ranch garden, investigating our worm compost, and cooking up some tasty treats in our outdoor kitchen, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

Happy Creepy Halloween, 10am-5pm, Enjoy a scientifically spooky time at the Hall this Halloween including pumpkin catapults, creepy critters, pumpkin lifts, and more, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Boo at the Zoo 10am-3pm, Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket. Oakland Zoo.

Jeepers Jack-O-Lanterns, 11am-1pm, carving your own spooky Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween! A limited amount of pumpkins will be available (or you’re welcome to bring your own), McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Boo at the Zoo, 11am-4pm, a  "not-too-spooky" Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the animals enjoy pumpkin treats, San Francisco Zoo.

Horse Hollow, 12am-5pm, live band, horse painting for children and families, a BBQ, and a show including a headless horseman, Presidio Riding Club, Marin Headlands-Fort Barry, Building 901-Bunker Road, Sausalito. EVENT CANCELLED

Pirates in the House! Aargh, 12pm & 3pm, Come dressed as your favorite Scallywag,eat, drink and be merry with ourpirate crew. Join our pirates for a feastto remember, a treasure hunt, and a great time! Falkirk Mansion, San Rafael.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 1-3pm, games, crafts, and treats, Marin City Library.

Pup Parade, 1pm, George, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Woodland Pet Food Halloween DOGtoberfest & Costume Contest, 3-6, featuring interactive pet related activities and resources for pet lovers and their four-legged family friends. Festivities will include free pet photos, pet sketch artist, animal rescue organizations and adoptions, police K-9 unit and more! Plus, there will be a Howl’oween Pet Costume Contest as well as free Center-wide trick or treating for kids and their families, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

HallowScreen! 4pm, a special selection of Disney spooky cartoon shorts including The Skeleton Dance, Pluto's Judgment Day, The Mad Doctor, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and more! Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Howl-o-ween, they also have a Kid Zone, The Treasure Island Flea.

Graveyard Stroll, 7pm, uncovers one of Marin’s most interesting, but little known cemeteries. All treats (and tricks) are free. Marin County Parks Lucas Valley Field Office in San Rafael.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, October 30

Halloween Free Day, Exploratorium.

Mad Dash, 9:30am-1pm, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Boo at the Zoo 10am-3pm, Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket. Oakland Zoo.

Papermill Creek Halloween Carnival, 11am, ghoulish games, freaky fun, and gourmet food prepared by famous chefs going head to head for the title of Papermill Master Chef, Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station.

Boo at the Zoo, 11am-4pm, a  "not-too-spooky" Halloween family festival where you can trick-or-treat around the Zoo and see the animals enjoy pumpkin treats, San Francisco Zoo.

Kids Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating, 1, pumpkin decorating with the princess at The Poppy Store, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

HallowScreen! 3pm, a special selection of Disney spooky cartoon shorts including The Skeleton Dance, Pluto's Judgment Day, The Mad Doctor, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and more! Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Celebrate Halloween, 3-5pm, costume party celebration with The JAMband, Park Chalet, San Francisco.

Howl-o-ween, they also have a Kid Zone, The Treasure Island Flea.

Tricks & Treats, A Halloween Spooktacular, puppet show, Children's Fairyland.

Monday, October 31

HallowScreen! 3pm, a special selection of Disney spooky cartoon shorts including The Skeleton Dance, Pluto's Judgment Day, The Mad Doctor, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and more! Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco

Twin Cities Community Preschool