Halloween at the library: Toddlers can enjoy a Halloween story hour and trick-or-treating starting at 5 p.m. on October 26 at the Civic Center Library, 365 F St. There will be stories of Halloween, spooky crafts and a sleight of hand finale. Costumes are encouraged. A Spooky Dance Party with Inspire Ballet will be held at 10 a.m. on October 26 at the Otay Ranch Library, 2015 Birch Road. Children are encouraged to wear a costume and dancing shoes for a special party; no registration required. At the South Branch Library, 389 Orange Ave., kids can enjoy a Creepy Crayon Halloween Party at 5 p.m. on October 27. . Wear your suit.
Free treats: Village Walk at Eastlake welcomes children 12 and under dressed up and accompanied by an adult at a free event from 3-5 p.m. on October 31. Pick up free goodie bags at the Halloween table in front of Mission Federal. Parents will receive free coupon books. Village Walk in EastLake is on EastLake Parkway and Miller Drive. Call (858) 695-2700 or visit shopvillagewalk.com.
More free treats: EastLake Village Marketplace will celebrate Halloween with free treats for kids from 3-5 p.m. on October 31. People 12 and under who are in costume and accompanied by an adult will receive free treats from participating vendors. Get free bags to collect Halloween table treats from US Bank. EastLake Village Marketplace is located at Otay Lakes Road and EastLake Parkway. Call (858) 695-2700 or visit ShopEastLakeMarketplace.com.
Party time: Novo Brazil Brewing Co. is hosting a family-friendly Halloween party from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 29 that includes a 10-foot-tall animatronic talking witch, costume contest, bouncy house, food trucks, and live music. Rising Star Band. The brewery is located at 901 Lane Ave. Visit novobrew.com.
Funny Owl-O-Ween: The Living Coast Discovery Center hosts “Owl-O-Ween,” an after-hours Halloween party, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 29. performances, Día de los Muertos stories, eerie nighttime hikes, a haunted cemetery and more. Tickets are $30 at bit.ly/3fWbup4. The Living Coast Discovery Center is located at 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive. Visit thelivingcoast.org.