Halloween falls on Monday, Oct. 31 and fun times are planned in Ceres and Keyes.
The annual Ceres Halloween Festival will take place at the Ceres Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Families will be treated to a safe and fun evening filled with free activities but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
The event will feature a costume contest, games, Halloween photo booth, crafts, dance instruction, a science room, a fake tattoo parlor, storytelling, face painting and a haunted courtyard experience.
Helping the city to put on the event will be youth groups from both Ceres and Central Valley high schools as well as Mae Hensley and Blaker Kinser junior high schools.
For more information on the festival or any of the city's programs, call Cambria Pollinger at 538-5782.
Keyes is hosting its third annual Harvest Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and will stage at Keyes Elementary School on 7th Street at 10 a.m. Entrants will be taken at 10 a.m. Entries will include local civic groups. The parade route will start in front of the school and go down 7th Street, turn right on Lizzy Avenue, right onto 9th Street, right onto Maude Avenue and then ending on 7th Street.
Keyes is also planning a Trunk-Or-Treat event at 1 p.m. that Saturday at the Keyes baseball field park. Residents are invited to sign up to decorate the trunks or the entire vehicle and pass out candy to the kids. The Keyes Police Activities League will also be having carnival style games inside the Keyes Community Center during the event.