Friday, October 28, 2022

Still Life with Robin: Yes, kids WILL be out trick-or-treating on Monday night (the REAL Halloween)

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by Peggy Robin

You've been seeing the notices for weeks now. So many opportunities for kids to get dressed up and go trick-or-treating!

On Saturday, October 29, kids can get candy and show off their costumed dogs at the Guy Mason Rec Center's Howl-o-Ween event put on by the DC Department of Parks & Rec.  Enter your doggie in the furry friends costume contest. Register here:  

And there's Air & Scare at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum out near Dulles Airport.

On Sunday, October 30, it's the SPOOKTACULAR at the Forest Hills Playground from 10 AM - 12 PM followed by Trick or Treating along Connecticut Avenue from 12 - 3 PM

Boo at the Zoo is a 3-day affair -- the 28th, 29th, and 30th -- but it was sold out long ago. 

Then there are the Halloween events put on by MPD - click HERE and DPW - click here HERE to see them all.

So....after your kids have dressed up in their costumes four or five times, and they already have a couple of bags full of candy., and it's not even the 31st yet, are they still going to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood? On a school night?


So expect to hear your doorbell ring, ring, ring, from as early as 5:30 for the youngest in their baby/toddler costumes, usually carried or pushed in strollers by their parents, to as late as 9:00, for the oldest kids, who can go by themselves, spend more time, and cover more territory. 

And after 9:00?? I don't know the schedule for Halloween at your house, but at my house, Halloween is over. Anyone who's still out trick-or-treating after that hour is out too late, and is probably too old! At 9:00 PM sharp, I blow out the candle in the jack-o-lantern, turn out the porch light, and say goodnight to all.


Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays. 

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