This week, residents of Concord and Clayton have faced the real fears of fires and blackouts, so Halloween celebrations have understandably taken a back seat in our thoughts. However, if you or your children are looking for ways to get back into the Halloween spirit, these 3 events will focus on the fun rather than the frights and provide a much needed distraction.
Note that power shutoffs could impact the events, so call ahead to find out if the events will have lights on or not. The Pioneer will update this story when we know if there are any cancellations due to power shutoffs.
Diamond Terrace Halloween Spook-tacular
Diamond Terrace will host a costume contest with prizes for kids and adults. Stop by for trick or treating and to watch the movie, “A Fairly Odd Tale.” Oct. 31, 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30). This Halloween party is free. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Please call 925-524-5100 for more information.
Scare Away Hunger at Concord High School
The ninth annual Scare Away Hunger event returns to Concord High and in the surrounding communities on Halloween night from 6-8:30 p.m. Over 120 students “trick or treat” for canned food and monetary donations for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County. Marathon Petroleum will match cash donations up to $5,000. Oct. 31, 6-8:30 p.m. Concord High School, 4200 Concord Blvd., and the surrounding community. You can also drop off donations at the high school office before the event. Please call 925-687-2030 for more information. Click here to read more
Clayton Ghost Walk Party
Clayton’s Ghost Walk began 40 years ago with a tour and stories of Clayton’s past. Clayton historian, Richard Taylor, shared spooky and fascinating tales of Clayton to delighted crowds over the years. This year, Taylor will be on hand for the 40th Anniversary Clayton Halloween Ghost Walk Party at Ed’s Mudville Grill. The party begins at 7:00 p.m. on October 31. Some celebrity ghosts from past walks will return to haunt this fun event. Ed’s Mudville Grill, 6200 Center St., Clayton. Click here for the history of this popular, spooky Clayton tradition.