Your weekend: Halloween!
The events kick off on Saturday afternoon with a “Howl-o-ween” celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park Street. They’ll have treats for humans and their pets and a costume contest, which begins at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday night brings two chances to celebrate: Speisekammer German restaurant’s Halloween party and First Presbyterian Church of Alameda’s annual Pipe Screams event. Pipe Screams begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, which is at 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, and the costume party will include games, food and Halloween favorites performed by church members. The event is free, though donations are encouraged. Speisekammer’s party begins at 9 p.m., and costumes are a must. They’re at 2424 Lincoln Avenue.
Then on Halloween Day, while Halloween on Webster Street has been canceled this year, Alameda Towne Centre is hosting a Halloween and Harvest Festival Party. From 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, they’ll have music by DJ Josie Padilla, a costume contest and grand prize drawing, a pumpkin hunt and pumpkin bowling, a candy corn mural, food, prizes and more. They’ll have goodies and candy from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and if it rains, they’ll take the party inside. Towne Centre is at the corner of Park and Otis.
And if those events haven’t whetted your appetite for spooky fun, take a tour of the Island and enjoy all of the Island’s eerily decorated homes. Check for donation boxes for the Alameda Food bank, which will be in place at homes that competed in this year’s Haunt Your House contest.