The City of Pleasanton’s Department of Parks and Community Services offers a broad range of fun, spooky and affordable Halloween activities and events this month. You can imagine the ghost of California rancho Francisco Alviso or a phantom of milkmen-past from the old Meadowlark Dairy at “Halloween at Alviso Adobe Community Park” on Friday, October 25. Join City Naturalist Eric Nichols and the Alviso Adobe staff for a walk around the park to learn about nocturnal animals of the region and some of the eerie myths that surround the site. All ages are welcome to join in one hour tours that begin at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Dress with the weather in mind and remember to pre-register online or by phone at (925) 931-5340. The fee is $5 for residents and $8 for non-residents. This fun and educational activity is perfect for those ages 4 and up.
Meanwhile, tennis buffs of all ages can bring their frightening forehands, scary serves and gruesome ground strokes to the 8th Annual Halloween Fun Night scheduled on Friday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Tennis Complex on Hopyard Road and Valley Avenue.
This free event drew more than 700 participants last year! Kids and adults alike attend in costume to tour the Haunted Hallway of Horror, enjoy yummy treats and participate in carnival games for all age groups. For more information, please call (925) 931-3446 or visit www.lifetimetennis.com.
A special Halloween Dance planned for those in the 6th grade only is scheduled on Friday, October 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Amador Recreation Center on Black Avenue. The event features a costume contest, prizes and snack. Guests must pre-register artwww.pleasantonfun.com. The Pleasanton Unified School District dress code will be enforced at this event and space is limited.
Those seeking a more dramatic Halloween experience won’t want to miss “Nightmare” A Terrifying Night Of Improv as presented by the Creatures of Impulse, Pleasanton’s own nationally recognized teen improv troupe. Participants can help create the story, setting and characters for three nights of fun and interactive and completely unscripted theater. That’s on Thursday, October 24, Friday, October 25, and on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue.
Tickets are $5 or $8 and a valid student I.D. is required for reduced price student tickets. Early bird ticket pricing of $2 or $5 is available until October 19. For more information, please call (925) 931-4828.
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