Here’s a list of Halloween-related events in La Jolla for October 2013
Shores Fall Family Fest: Sixth annual event hosted by merchants along Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Hullabaloo Band, raffle, face painting, food, costume parade, jumper and more! Tickets: $5. (619) 840-3482. lajollashoresmerchants.com
Haunted Aquarium: Wander the galleys for tricky treats and discover a sea of glowing creatures. Dress to impress, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-26: Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets: $12-$17. RSVP: (858) 534-7336. Aquarium.ucsd.edu
Pet Costume Party: Photos, bobbing for biscuits, costume contest, treat for best trick, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; costume party starts 6:30 p.m. Muttropolis, 7755 Girard, La Jolla, (858) 459-9663.
Family Harvest Festival: Bounce houses, crafts, pumpkin decorating, game booths and prizes, plus free hot dogs, chips, lemonade, cotton candy, and popcorn, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. La Jolla Community Church and Eastgate Christian School, 4377 Eastgate Mall, east of Genesee. Free. (858) 558-9020, ext 208. ljcommunitychurch.org
Bird Rock Window-Painting: Kids may paint storefront windows of 20 businesses, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26. info@BirdRock.com
Halloween Festival: Carnival games, costume contest, pony rides, inflatable jumpers and more, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect. Game tickets 25-cents each. (858) 552-1658.
Fall Festival for Kids: 12:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Bird Rock Park (aka Upper Field, adjacent to Bird Rock Elementary School) pop on a costume and join the neighborhood for an afternoon of giant jumpies, carnival booths and more. Wristbands are $13. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween Potluck & Dance: Who says Halloween is just for kids? Dress up and enjoy lunch and prizes, when you bring a dish to share, noon, Thursday, Oct 31, at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Free to members, $10 non-members. RSVP: (858) 459-0831.
Pillage the Village: Trick-or-treating throughout the Village, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Hosted by La Jolla Village Merchants Association and REBA, beggars should look for merchants with “Pillage” posters in the window. www.pillagethevillage.info
Silent Horror Spooky Films: Watch some 16mm silent surprises with hauntings, vampirism, demons and ghosts, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Seuss Room at Geisel Library, UC San Diego. The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra will perform music and sounds as these silent films roll. The audience may underscore the action with percussion instruments. Free. (858) 822-5758. http://artslib.ucsd.edu
39th Annual UCSD Monster Pumpkin Drop: Students will toss a 400 pound candy-filled pumpkin from the 11th story of Tioga Hall, the tallest building on the Muir College campus, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Inside the pumpkin will be an assortment of individually wrapped candy.
- La Jolla teen wins it all on ‘The Price Is Right’
- Grateful Hearts: Four spiritual leaders share thoughts on being thankful
- Famed physicist to lecture at Point Loma Nazarene
- A WindanSea sunset
- Paws for Applause: Henry is a hero and the ASPCA’s ‘Cat of the Year’
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