Locals can guess the weights of two giant pumpkins at JACE Real Estate, 761 N. Sequim Ave., from Oct. 28-Nov. 12 for a chance at prizes. A special drive-thru trick-or-treat event also runs Oct. 30-31. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Locals can guess the weights of two giant pumpkins at JACE Real Estate, 761 N. Sequim Ave., from Oct. 28-Nov. 12 for a chance at prizes. A special drive-thru trick-or-treat event also runs Oct. 30-31. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Harvest, Halloween fun set all weekend across Sequim

Drive-through, outdoor events held

Halloween and harvest events take place across Sequim in and outside a number of venues this weekend. One major change is that the downtown trick-or-treat event is cancelled. Sequim High School students will also pick up food donation bags for the Sequim Food Bank’s Boo Hunger campaign on Oct. 29.

Oct. 30-31

Guess pumpkins’ weight

• JACE Real Estate, 761 N. Sequim Ave., hosts a drive-thru trick-or-treat event with free treats from 1- 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Two giant pumpkins will be on display for visitors to guess their weight from Oct. 28-Nov. 11, with winners announced at facebook.com/alwayscalljace on Nov. 12. For contest information, call 360-565-2028.

Oct. 30

YMCA offers treats

• The YMCA of Sequim, 610 N. Fifth Ave., hosts a drive-through Halloween event from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Children are invited to wear costumes. Parents can drive through the parking lot or walk with children on the sidewalk with social distancing encouraged. Donations of unopened candy bags are welcome by Oct. 28.

Theatre shares scary tales

​​• Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., invites adults to share and hear “Scary Stories” for the first “Tale Spinners” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $10 online at olympictheatrearts.org or at the door. Refreshments available. Proof of vaccine or negative PRC lab test less than 72 hours old is required for admittance to the theater; face masks are mandatory. For more information, visit olympictheatrearts.org or call the box office at 360-683-7326 between 1-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

Grange plans drive-thru

• Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 MacLeay Road, offers a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, rain or shine. Families can stay in their vehicle and drive through as “ghosts” and “goblins’ hand out candy at each trunk full of goodies. Costumes encouraged. Each family has a chance to vote for their favorite trunk.

Botanical Co. presents spooky stories

• Dandelion Botanical Company, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, hosts Pamela Chǝlalákǝm Bond at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 for a session of scary Salish stories learned from Snohomish elders and mentors. Suggested donation for entry. For more information, call 206-545-8892.

Casino produces costume contest

• 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 US Highway 101, hosts a virtual costume contest from 6- 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, with participants photographed in the casino lobby. Judges will post the top 10 on the casino’s Facebook page on Halloween for a public vote. Participants must be 21 or older to participate. The casino hosts Whiskey River at 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in Club Seven and Hippy & The Squids at 9 p.m. in the Rainforest Bar. For more information, visit 7cedars.com.

Oct. 31

Boys & Girls Club presents drive-through

• The Sequim Boys & Girls Club branch, 400 W. Fir St., hosts a drive-through trick or treat event from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 with free treats and lunches for children.

Faith Lutheran goes outdoors for event

• Faith Lutheran Church, 354 W. Cedar St., offers a “walk through” event with free treats for children from 3- 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, between the preschool and church.

Ideal-oween

• Ideal Health Weight Loss & Wellness Center and Holistic Wellness Living, 530-A N. Fifth Ave., hosts an event from 3:30-5 p.m. Bring the kids (or adults that act like kids). Call 360-630-3489 for more information.

Elks offer drive-thru

• Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, offers a Drive-Thru Trick or Treat from 3- 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, with free candy along with drug awareness pamphlets. For more information, call Karen at 360-460-0380.

Wellness Center hosts Ideal-oween

• Ideal Health Weight loss and Wellness Center, 530 A Fifth Ave., (by Sorensen Chiropractor) hosts trick-or-treaters from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

First Baptist produces harvest festival

• First Baptist Church, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way, hosts an outdoor harvest festival from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in its parking lot with candy and games. For more information, call 360-683-2114.

Thrive Church hosts “Trunk or Treat”

• Thrive Church, 640 N. Sequim Ave., opens its parking lot up to a “Trunk or Treat” on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. with free candy, hot dogs, cider and cocoa.

King’s Way continues Bash

• King’s Way, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, brings back its The Bash for a 24th year from 5- 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The event will be outdoors with games, rides, snacks and candy. Family-friendly costumes only.

Eastern Hills sets Trunk or Treat

• Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane, brings its annual Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, outside the church with games, music and free candy, hot dogs, chips and drinks. For more information, call 360-681-4367.

Contributor Bob Lampert spots a creepy local near Old Olympic and Kendall Roads last week.

Contributor Bob Lampert spots a creepy local near Old Olympic and Kendall Roads last week.

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