Northwest NEWS

October 22, 2001

Local News

Going Out: '... Things that go bump in the night'

Halloween
   at the YMCA
   The Northshore YMCA will present "Halloween at the YMCA" on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6-9 p.m. The Y will be decked out in balloons and black and orange streamers.
   Kids of all ages will enjoy stories, games, jack-o-lanterns, treats galore and goodie bags at the event, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola.
   Other activities will include face painting, carnival games, a haunted maze, a costume contest for both adults and children, and of course trick-or-treating around the YMCA - all at a safe place where kids can dress up as their favorite hero or goblin. The event is free to Northshore YMCA members and $2 per person for the community. A portion of the proceeds collected on this night will be given to the American Red Cross to help families in New York.
   For more information on YMCA Halloween activities in your community, call the Northshore YMCA at (425) 485-9797 or stop by the Y at 11811 NE 195th St., Bothell.
   by Pepsi-Cola.
   Other activities will include face painting, carnival games, a haunted maze, a costume contest for both adults and children, and of course trick-or-treating around the YMCA - all at a safe place where kids can dress up as their favorite hero or goblin. The event is free to Northshore YMCA members and $2 per person for the community. A portion of the proceeds collected on this night will be given to the American Red Cross to help families in New York.
   For more information on YMCA Halloween activities in your community, call the Northshore YMCA at (425) 485-9797 or stop by the Y at 11811 NE 195th St., Bothell.
   Haunted Pool
   King County Parks and Recreation will host a Haunted Pool from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
   Costumes, games, prizes, candy, scary fun and swimming will be offered. The pool is located at 9815 NE 188th St., Bothell.
   Goblin's Party
   A Goblin's Party for people ages 13 and older with developmental disabilities will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Gold Creek Lodge, 16020 Ave. NE in Woodinville. Featured will be a Halloween costume contest, tasty treats, homemade cider and a ghoulish dance. Cost is $8.
   Halloween Ice Skating
   Kingsgate Ice Arena (14326 124th Ave. NE in Kirkland) will host witches and goblins in grades 3-6 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, an early release day for Northshore School District. A bus will be available to bring students to the arena from Wellington Elementary at 11:45 a.m. and from Woodin Elementary at 12:10 p.m. No bussing will be provided back to these schools after the event. Children from other schools must provide their own transportation to and from Kingsgate.
   Participants will make spooky Halloween crafts from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and then skate from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Children must be picked up and signed out from Kingsgate by 3 p.m. Those who are riding home with anyone other than their parent must provide staff with a permission note.
   Preregistration is required and can be done at Woodinville Community Center, 13203 NE 175th St. or by downloading the form on-line at www.di.woodinville.wa.us and mailing it in. Indicate skate size, school name and class #3011.401 on the registration form.
   Cost is $12 and includes bussing to the event for students from Wellington and Woodin, skate rental, ice time, crafts and a snack.
   The event is sponsored by Woodinville Parks and Recreation.
   For information, call (425) 398-9327, Ext. 2239.
   Happy Halloween Party
   SecondStory Repertory and Sprouts, its children's theatre division, combine for a Happy Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The children's party, a fund-raiser for the theatre, includes that evening's performance of "Snow White & the Seven Dwarves."
   From 5-7 p.m., SecondStory Repertory's lobby and theatre will be bursting with live music, games, face painting, pizza and other refreshments. There will also be a silent auction for parents to bid on through the evening. The festivities will conclude at 6:30 with a costume parade for all the children. Then, at 7 p.m. the "bigger kids" (the professional actors, that is) will take over for a performance of "Snow White," including the evil queen and her talking mirror.
   Admission to the party and performance is a spooky, superstitious $13 per person for all ages. The show alone is $7.50 per person. All proceeds benefit the SecondStory Repertory, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization.
   For more information, call the SecondStory Repertory box office at (425) 881-6777,
   The SecondStory Repertory is located upstairs next to Borders Books in Redmond Town Center. There is plenty of free parking, along with shops and restaurants to take the kids before or after the show. or visit the Web site at www.SecondStoryRep.org.