Halloween Bash (Oct. 31 @ 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Old Town Monrovia, 321 S. Myrtle Ave.) The afternoon will be filled with ghoulish fun for the entire family. The ever-popular “Trick-or-Treat” event will be taking place in Old Town Monrovia and is sponsored by the Old Town Merchants. The Costume Contest will be held in Library Park and is free of charge with registration beginning at 3 p.m. Don’t forget to also register your furry friend in the Dog Costume Contest. For additional information, please contact the Public Services Department at (626) 256-8246.
The Return of the Zombies (Oct. 27 @ 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library
1355 N. Raymond Ave.) The reading bug is back and zombies are sure to invade the library again. Create your own zombie costume then participate in a zombie movie developed by library staff and volunteers. Materials provided. Call to sign up. For more information call: (626)744-7268
Hilarious Halloween Haunt (Oct. 27 @ 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hastings Branch 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.) Enjoy a Halloween variety puppet show featuring a host of goofy ghoulies sure to delight! Presented by the Franklin Haynes Marionettes. Guaranteed to be loads of scary fun! The show is completely free and for all ages.
Rose Bowl Stadium Public Tours (Oct. 28 @ 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rose Bowl Stadium,
1001 Rose Bowl Drive) The Rose Bowl Stadium continues to open its gates to the public for guided tours. Guests can delight in this unforgettable opportunity, as you have the chance to walk through a National Historic Landmark where countless moments in history have been made. Your tour guide will lead you through behind the scenes locations at the stadium, including the classic stadium seating, original 1922 locker room, the new Terry Donahue Pavilion, Loge Lounge, Working Press Box and more. Cost is $14.50 to $17.50. To purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/2eptkxR
Hands-on Saturdays for Families ‘Celebrate Diversity!’ (Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage, 380 W. Huntington Drive) Traditionally, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on November first and second. This time is spent celebrating and remembering family and friends that we have lost with joy and cheer. Come celebrate at the Museum with Calaveras (sugar skulls), make Calacas (skeletons that know how to party), champurrado (thickened hot chocolate), and pan dulce (sweet bread). Listen to mariachis, funded by the Arcadia Museum Foundation. It will be the party of the afterlife.
Celebrate the Arts Event (Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monrovia Public Library
321 S. Myrtle Ave.)Come have a blast at the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts – Celebrate the Arts and ChalkFest Event. Featured artist is Stephen McCarthy. Join in on the art demos, chalk art, live music, beer garden, and food court.
Little Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St.) For miniature monsters ages 1-4, our Little Pumpkin Patch features bouncers, themed arts and crafts, balloons, and a costume contest for the teeny tots. Cost is free. Call for more information, (626) 579-0461.
Fall Food and Wine Festival (Oct. 30 @ 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Parkway Grill, 510 S. Arroyo Pkwy.) For more than 30 years, the annual event has raised funds to support care for patients with potentially life-threatening injuries at Huntington Hospital Trauma Center. Spectacular offerings from some of the finest local restaurants, regional wine producers, and other purveyors, can all be enjoyed here – along with dancing to great live music. Join and help make a lifesaving difference for patients in the most urgent medical need.
Red Hen Press Benefit Champagne Luncheon ( Oct. 30 @ 11 a.m., The Westin Pasadena, 191 N. Los Robles Ave.) Join us as we celebrate our 22nd Benefit Champagne Luncheon. This benefit includes performances from local school children, a silent auction, and readings by acclaimed authors Jill Bialosky, Rita Dove, and Alan Lightman. Funds raised through the Benefit Luncheon will benefit Red Hen Press and our three flagship programs: publishing, Writing in the Schools, and literary events.
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration (Oct. 31 @ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1 W. Colorado Blvd.) On Halloween, more than 100 stores and restaurants in Old Pasadena open their doors to all the costumed visitors for free, store-to-store trick or treating. Be on the lookout for Old Pasadena Ambassador Guides handing out fun little Halloween eggs filled with surprises. Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet various popular costumed characters along Colorado Blvd – parents, have your cameras ready!
Halloweenland 2016 (Oct. 31 @ 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pasadena Foursquare Church,
174 Harkness Ave.) You are invited to experience Halloweenland; Where imagination meets reality. Affordable food, stage show games, music, dancing, cake walks and more. Halloweenland is The Place to be on the 31st. See you there!
Halloween Carnival (Oct. 31 @ 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St.) Our Halloween event is back with all the family favorites: carnival games, raffles, food trucks and tons of candy! Come–if you dare. And don’t come alone! For more information call: (626) 579-0461
Free Family Night: Celebrate Festive Day of the Dead ( Nov. 1 @ 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.) Celebrate festive Day of the Dead traditions from around the world. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion and visit one of Kidspace’s self face-painting stations. Don’t miss the special cultural performance at 6 p.m. For more information call: (626)449-9144 or visit the Kids Space Museum website.
Zenyatta Celebration- Breeders’ Cup Event (Nov. 2 @ 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., First Avenue, Arcadia, CA) In conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the City of Arcadia, Santa Anita Park, and Breeders’ Cup are hosting a celebration to honor the “Queen of Racing,” Zenyatta. Zenyatta is considered one of the most accomplished Thoroughbred mares (females) of all time in American racing. Join us for the unveiling of the Zenyatta “Walk of Champions” plaque, music and refreshments. Expected to attend are Zenyatta’s owners, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss; trainer, John Shirreffs; and jockey, Mike Smith.
Bookworms: A Storytelling Program (Nov. 2 @ 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 301 N. Baldwin Ave.) Come explore The Arboretum Library and our great story trees! Enjoy plant & nature stories and a take-home craft. It is an indoor/ outdoor program that will go rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. This is a free program for members and free with admission for non-members. This program is recommended for ages 3-6. Meet in the Children’s Library