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Several Halloween Events Schedule For This Weekend

There is no shortage of Halloween-themed events planned this weekend in the Jamestown area.

Several organizations are hosting events to celebrate the spooky holiday in various ways, including Trunk or Treats, crafting events and more.

The James Prendergast Library will be hosting “Halloween Fun at the Library” on Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event will begin with a storytime segment, followed by a costume parade. Afterward, participants will be able to create Halloween crafts in the library’s maker space.

Jenn Champ, library community outreach and programming manager, said the event is the first Halloween event the library has hosted in the evening. She added that masks are encouraged, however, that might not be difficult for participants as many costumes include masks.

“We’re encouraging costumes, but obviously, people can attend without a costume,” Champ said. “We’re going to have some fun Halloween crafts in the maker space. We have so many people that we have divided the groups up into two. Depending on how many people we have, we’re going to have crafted-in the makerspace and in the fireplace room.”

She said participants can look forward to creating their own Halloween slime with additions like tiny eyeballs, spiders and skeletons. Visitors will also receive a Halloween booklet they can color. Champ said the library staff members are also excited for the event, and many will be dressing up for the occasion.

“I’m not going to give away their costumes,” she said. “We’re excited to be able to offer a Halloween program to the community.”

Zion Lutheran Church, 45 Falconer St., Frewsburg, is hosting a Trunk or Treat event from Sunday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church asks that participants park on Falconer Street and venture behind the church to trick or treat.

This will be the ninth year the church has done the event, and most years, 300 children participate. Many of them are trick or treaters from the Frewsburg area. “It’s important that it’s a safe, well-lit area, and it’s a family-friendly event,” said Rachel Roushey of Zion Lutheran Church. “It’s great to show the community that we care about them. We can’t wait to see all the costumes.”

The Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House have offered their facility as a starting and ending point for trick-or-treaters on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.. The club will be offering treats for the children.

\The Tap House is also hosting an adult Halloween Party on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature a costume contest, prizes, food and drink specials, as well as music by DJ Star Sirch.

Other area events are as follows:

¯ The Fenton History Center is hosting a Halloween Open House from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include Halloween displays, photo ops and take-and-make activities for children.

¯ Admission for adults is $10 and children age 17 and under are free.

¯ Harley Davidson of Jamestown is hosting a “Spooktacular Trunk or Treat” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costumes are welcomed. The event will be held in the parking lot. Harley Davison is located at 1951 E. Main St., Falconer.

¯ Lakewood Baptist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Sunday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The church is offering donuts, cider and “loads of candy.” The church is located at 150 Erie St. in Lakewood.

¯ The Chautauqua Mall and the Chautauqua County Humane Society have teamed up to host the Walk for Paws: Pet Costume Parade on Saturday, from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Registration can be completed online at www.chqhumane.org or paper registration forms can be picked up at Second Chances Thrift Store at 7070 Fairmount Ave. The mall will also host a costume contest for children at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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