Plan ahead: Halloween activities for kids at community centers

Beacon Hill families take note: Jefferson and Van Asselt community centers both have Halloween activities planned for neighborhood kids later this month, including a haunted house, a flashlight hunt, and carnivals.

Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave. S.) will welcome kids aged 12 and under to their Halloween Carnival and Haunted House on Friday, October 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. They promise “scary fun.” Costumes are encouraged. The event costs 25 cents per game, and $1 per person for the haunted house.

Further south, Van Asselt Community Center (2820 S Myrtle St.) is holding a Teen Halloween Flashlight Hunt and Carnival for kids aged 10-17 on Monday, October 29, from 7-8 p.m. The evening will include carnival games and activities. Admission is free.